May 27, 2005

Volume 24, Number 39

news

In Memoriam

The Austin State Hospital Cemetery is the long final home for thousands

BY CHERYL SMITH

Passing the Baton

City looks to future in wake of Texas Relays Controversy

BY JORDAN SMITH

Reining in the Mother of All Big Boxes

Local activists seek community-wide benefits analyses of big-box proposals

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

UT & Lockheed Woo Los Alamos

Peace activists urge UT to take a moral stand against weapons of mass destruction by refusing to bid on Los Alamos, while supporters see an opportunity for UT to increase its recognition and prestige, and protect national security

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

Point Austin: The Lege v. Austin

The Austin-bashing bills are not just about water – also property, power, and democracy

BY MICHAEL KING

The Voucher Death Dance

The House voucher vampires get a lesson in slaying the beast

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

A Japanese, Chinese, and Canadian affair; and 'The Hammer' gets prayerful

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Yummer Reading

From 'Robbing the Bees' to 'The Eater's Guide to Chinese Characters', 'Food & Wine' to 'Einstein,' the best of this summer's food books

Women, Memories, and Food

Three famed dames look back and ahead.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

News of the new and of the old; plus, a recipe you'll want to hold on to

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Music Books

Whores and more for you musical summer reading

TCB

Openings, closings, deals, and meals – all on 'Deadwood' Austin

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Reissues

the Cure

Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith, Pornography

R.E.M.

Green, Out of Time, Automatic for the People, Monster, New Adventures in Hi-Fi, Up, Reveal, In Time:The Best of R.E.M., Around the Sun

Dinosaur Jr.

Bug, Dinosaur, You're Living All Over Me

the Manic Street Preachers

The Holy Bible: 10th Anniversary Edition

Yo La Tengo

Prisoners of Love: A Smattering of Scintillating Senescent Songs 1985-2003

Stereolab

Oscillons from the Anti-Sun

Herb Alpert & Tiajuana Brass

The Lonely Bull, South of the Border, Whipped Cream & Other Delights, !!Going Places!!, What Now My Love, S.R.O., Lost Treasures

Count Basie

The Complete Count Basie Clef / Verve Fifties Studio Recordings

Art Pepper

Art Pepper

Aretha Franklin & King Curtis

Aretha Franklin & King Curtis Live at the Fillmore West:Don't Fight the Feeling

Charlie Poole

You Aint' Talkin' to Me

the Eagles

Eagles Box

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 59-61, The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 1: 59-61, The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 2: 1962
screens

DVDs

South of France by Southwest

In keeping a journal during my five days in Cannes, where my first feature, 'Room,' premiered internationally, it occurred to me that it's the creative energy in Austin that has carried me this far.

BY KYLE HENRY

In Print

While it's bad form to judge a book by its cover – stunningly iconic in this case – this glancing Buster Keaton biography betrays its shortcomings by its page count

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Film News

The pair behind 'Dear Pillow' is at it again; plus, IFP issues, Cannes kudos, and Digital Light Processing lightsabers

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Next Wednesday, Punk'd creators Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg deliver a delicious slice of reality TV, high on guffaws, low on enduring value

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Tout Va Bien

Jane Fonda is a fixture in the American imagination – and as it turns out, the French imagination, too

Film Reviews

Eating Out

Crude comedy of sexual errors falls flat.

The Longest Yard

Sandler and Rock keep the ball in play for this old prison football gem, although they fail to score any new points.

Madagascar

Gently amusing stuff, sure, but nothing terribly inspiring in this animated tale of zoo animals heading back to the wild.

3-Iron

A young man steals into people's apartments and adopts their identities in this largely wordless Korean drama.

Turtles Can Fly

New Iraqi drama by Iranian Kurd Bahman Ghobadi is lyrical and heart-wrenching as it focuses on the children of conflict.
arts & culture

Applause! Applause!

Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Azul Gets Solid

The Blue Genie Art guys have taken it upon themselves to bring outdoor artwork back to Azul with a show that's 'Solid' in aesthetic and material forms as well as in name

BY RACHEL KOPER

Houston's Miller Outdoor Theatre and Paul Beutel: They're Playing His Song

After 35 years in Austin, former Paramount Theatre Director Paul Beutel is headed home to Houston to be the Miller Outdoor Theatre's first artistic director

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Strange Visitor From Another Planet

Hip-hop poet Zell Miller III is special, one of those people who radiate energy like the brightest of stars breaking through clouds on the darkest of nights

BY BARRY PINEO

Culture Flash!

'The Death of a Cat' gets another new lease on life, First Night Austin needs a lot of artists this New Year's Eve, and an Austin art car Hoovers up the competition in Houston

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Three Days of Rain

Despite its problems, Mainline Theater Project's 'Three Days of Rain' succeeds in showing us two sets of young people puzzling out who they are and want to be

'Migration Uno'

What is extraordinary about artist Ana Fuentes is that in her works she aims to attain emotional states and alter external circumstances that are not part of her physical environment
columns

Page Two

On the faults of Democrats, the failure of Republican rule, and the fundamental need for Social Security

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Happiness costs. I know better now than to indulge this happiness, but still I drive on and I can't or won't stop. It isn't right that I and my Chevy, and you and your car, eat up the world's resources at the rate we do. We're driving in sin.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Peek into the future of death! At least that's what your Style Avatar calls it. While you're at it, peek into the future of a cool event or two, coming to a club near you.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Got medications you don't need? Don't throw them away! They could make the difference between life and death for HIV-infected people in poor countries.

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Qualified and unqualified health claims

The Common Law

Copyright – movie scripts

BY LUKE ELLIS AND CODY KOENINGER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Gyroscopic forces of spinning wheels don't keep a bicycle upright

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Two Grannies' Downhome Cookin' in Glen Rose hands out hugs like most restaurants hand out mints

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

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sports

Soccer Watch

A Champions League teaser, and the triumphs of the brothers Guadarrama

BY NICK BARBARO

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