June 17, 2005

Volume 24, Number 42

ON THE COVER:
news

Who Killed Father Ryan?

A 1981 Odessa murder haunts crime researchers, the Catholic Church, and an ex-con determined to prove his innocence

BY JORDAN SMITH

PLACE 3 RUN-OFF ELECTION COVERAGE

Pro-Kim/Anti-Clarke Crowd Celebrates

Place 3 run-off candidate Jennifer Kim soaks up victory with supporters

BY LEE NICHOLS

New Trumps Old in Run-Off

Election night is one of disappointment for Place 3 run-off candidate Margot Clarke and her supporters

BY CHERYL SMITH

Revenge of the Doughnuts!

Jennifer Kim wins the old-fashioned way

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Rocha's Death Involved Taser Confusion

Officer feared Taser would be used on her, partner

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

Taking Aim

With the 79th barely over, would-be officeholders jockey for position

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

The wrong side of democracy; and taxpayers' bucks fill corporate piggy banks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Place at the Long Table

The complex, nuanced, unmistakable taste of Juneteenth, 139 years later

BY TONI TIPTON-MARTIN

Food-o-File

Making good on some Restaurant Poll mistakes; plus, getting our Daily fix and some stuff to do with dad

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Gruene Pastures

Jason Allen honky-tonks to the head of the class

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

TCB

Getting funky with marching bands, ridiculous petitions, and an even more ridiculous amount of new albums

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

Eric Johnson

Bloom

Rubble, Green Milk From the Planet Orange, Buddha Brothers

Rubble, Green Milk From the Planet Orange, Gary Floyd's Buddha brothers

This Microwave World

Red States

Tammany Hall Machine

Tammany Hall Machine

the Fall Collection

EP

Buttercup

Sick Yellow Flower

the Bright and Hollow Sky

Gem State

Michelle Shocked

Don't Ask Don't Tell, Got No Strings, Mexican Standoff

BettySoo

Let Me Love You

Hayes Carll

Little Rock

Monster Movie, Eau Claire, Hidden Agenda, Linus Pauling Quartet

Transistor, Eau Claire, Music That Hurts, Topographic Pictures of the Crimson Lamb's Tears, Demo 2005

Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Strikes Twice

Chili Cold Blood

Jesus' Comin' ... I'm the Fuck You Up Man

Tee Double

The Growth
screens

Crew Stories

P.J. Raval, director of photography

BY MARC SAVLOV

Jon of Arcadia

SoulCaliburII: Battle for the Back Room

TV Eye

When most of us see younger versions of ourselves in pictures or home movies, it's in the privacy of our own home in the company of friends and loved ones. For Shelby Knox, some of those images will be seen across the nation, in prime time, when 'The Education of Shelby Knox' launches the 18th season of the 'POV' documentary series on PBS.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Ping Pong

Is it possible that one of the greatest (if not the greatest) sports-related films of all time is not only from Japan, but also about pingpong?

Film Reviews

Batman Begins

Batman Begins … and it's about time. The movie is great fun, and also a terrific relief.

dot the i

In his English-language debut, Gael García Bernal plays one of the sides of a twisted love triangle

Howl's Moving Castle

The latest from animation master Hayao Miyazaki is ravishingly beautiful but narratively inferior to all his other films.

Ladies in Lavender

Even though grande dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench share the screen in this drama, their immense talents are mostly wasted.

Mad Hot Ballroom

The filmmakers would have us embrace their work as though it were the Spellbound of grade-school dance documentaries, but the film loses its footing.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Pitt and Jolie, who are reduced to set dressing in their own star vehicle, nevertheless pack a lot of bang for the buck.

The Perfect Man

Less a feature film than 90 minutes of tweenage feminine wish fulfillment, The Perfect Man is like Teen People come to life.
arts & culture

Drawn to Be Funny

At Camp Fig's new show, forget the art history and just laugh at the oddball imagery

BY RACHEL KOPER

Finding Light in Shadow

Conspirare sings of deep hope in the midst of great suffering

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Magnificent Eight

Just before Juneteenth, the Young Eight, an acclaimed ensemble of young African-American classical musicians, returns to town as part of the St. Cecilia Music Series

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Notorious J.I.G.

Now in its 10th year, 'Riverdance' is back on tour and its wildly popular celebration of Irish dance is as gloriously breathtaking as ever

BY MARGARET MOSER

Culture Flash!

Pay your respects to the late Boyd Vance, June means green for the Paramount and State, and six Austinites are officially 'New American Talent'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

StallGraffiti ATX

StallGraffiti ATX throws short, original plays from local writers into a full-length variety show that revolves thematically around the porcelain palace

Holes Before Bedtime

Dan Basila's 'Holes Before Bedtime' is an unsettling work of art; but it is a work of art, as opposed to a mere vulgar spectacle, and that's the really weird thing about it

'Cynthia Camlin'

A structural anthropologist concerned with the relationship between nature and culture, artist Cynthia Camlin is dactylic, immediate, and always challenging
columns

Page Two

A new car sparks a meditation on years in motion, with the radio on

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Two Parises for Popov, a pink limousine for Stephen, and a little praise for Anthony-Nak

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

National Testing Day: survive – and stop – HIV

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

What can a person do to help prevent skin cancer?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Personal finances – ATM cards & personal checks

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The Lone Star Coffee Bar in Johnson City is a caffeine oasis among the peach stands

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sex, oil, bikes, booze, and plasma

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Ugly soccer, but effective; the battle between Lightning and Tornados

BY NICK BARBARO

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