Archives - May 20, 2005 Issue - The Austin Chronicle

May 20, 2005

Volume 24, Number 38

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news

Shrinking Schools

While the suburbs sprawl, central city schools count their children – and their blessings

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Game, Set ... Match?: Tennis Battle Rages

Galindo neighbors want South Austin Park kept as open space

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Shoal Creek Boulevard Frankencurbs Draw Ire of Residents

Few defend bike/car compromise

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Endorsement

The 'Chronicle' endorses Margot Clarke in Place 3

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

It Just Doesn't Add Up

As the session winds down, school finance reform recedes once again

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: Lessons Learned

As the dust clears, what wisdom remains from the latest council free-for-all?

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Help save Mother Earth; and so much cash, so little time

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Restaurant Poll 2005

The readers have spoken
music

Whut It Dew

They don't call DJ Rapid Ric the Mixtape Mechanic for nuthin'

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

Phases & Stages

Nine Inch Nails

With Teeth

Brian Wilson, Flaming Lips, Sex Pistols

Brian Wilson Presents Smile, The Fearless Freaks, The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle

Oneida

The Wedding

the Eels

Blinking Lights and Other Revelations

Sleater-Kinney

The Woods

Ted Nash, Terence Blanchard, William Parker, William Parker & Hamid Drake, Keith Jarrettt, Charles Lloyd, John Scofield, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Danilo Perez, Jack DeJohnette & Foday Musa Suso.

La Espada De La Noche, Flow, Luc's Lantern, Sound Unity, Radiance, Jumping the Creek, That's What I Say, Beyond the Sound Barrier, Live at the Jazz Showcase, Music From the Hearts of the Masters

Danko Jones, the Comas, Mando Diao

Mando Diao, the Comas, Danko Jones

the Peels, Autolux, Raveonettes

The Raveonettes, Autolux, the Peels
screens

Slash and Learn

Austinites Troy Lanier and Clay Nichols' 'Filmmaking for Teens: Pulling Off Your Shorts' hinges on the writer / director / producer model

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Clip and Save

The 2005 Paramount Summer Film Classics series

TV Eye

It might have been the first time in 'TV Eye' history that I watched a review screener twice

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Donkey Skin

In 1694, three years prior to ‘Tales of Mother Goose,’ which set into print folkloric hand-me-downs ‘Cinderella,’ ‘Puss in Boots,’ and ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ Charles Perrault donned “Donkey Skin.” Three hundred years later, Jacques Demy adapted it.

Film Reviews

Les Choristes

A box-office smash in its native France, this kindly and spirited film doesn’t exactly break the mold of the heartwarming, humanistic boarding-school dramedy.

Head-On

The marriage of two Turks who meet while in a German psychiatric hospital grows from a relationship of convenience into a genuine love affair.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Veering from moments of breathtakingly visualized valor to outright stupidity, Sith is a vast improvement over the previous two outings, but still and all, it’s no Star Wars.

Unleashed

Jet Li, in his first Western role of any depth, convincingly plays both man and beast, although a sentimental script by producer Luc Besson hampers the story.
arts & culture

Long Way Home

Considering the art of the map, as inspired by two local exhibitions and a housewarming party

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Musicals Mocking Musicals

Hits like 'The Producers' and 'Bat Boy' have their singing, dancing cake and spoof it, too

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Juke Jaunt

The South Austin Museum of Popular Culture treats Austin to a long, loving look at Armadillo Art Squad graphics master Guy Juke in a new solo exhibition

BY ROBERT FAIRES

22, Two

The Austin Museum of Art has lined up the next 22 local artists that we ought to keep our eyes on

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hank Williams: Lost Highway

All in all, the Zachary Scott Theatre Center's production of 'Lost Highway' is a good musical for fans of Hank Williams looking for a nostalgic interlude

Swan Lake

As Ballet Austin danced through a mist of blue, 'Swan Lake' cast its spell once more

'Jacqueline May: 'Watershed''

Topography, organic forms, and the role of water become metaphors in new works by Austin artist Jacqueline May
columns

Page Two

The price of Republican domination and the pleasures of repeated listening

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Is '5 x 7' big enough for your Style Avatar? And is Brigitte Bardot old enough?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

The secret to making HIV treatment work is deceptively simple: near-perfect adherence

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Does an abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Copyright 101 – the basics

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Poisonous frogs and British smiles

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Head on out to the Becker Vineyards for this year's Lavender Fest

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Tornados hit Austin; Man United takes on Arsenal

BY NICK BARBARO

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