Volume 24, Number 51
ON THE COVER:
Hundreds gather at Camp Casey to mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living
BY JORDAN SMITH
Austin Music Network's on-air life winds down, as another network AMPs up
BY WELLS DUNBAR
New registration stickers cause more problems than they fix
BY R.U. STEINBERG
Money from 'Animal Friendly' license plates goes unawarded
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH
The city eagerly raises the corporate incentive flag, and we're all expected to salute
BY MICHAEL KING
Lawmakers still can't salvage school finance
BY AMY SMITH
Public utility watchdogs keep close eye on corporate executives' parties; become a head honcho and get rewarded for not producing
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Traveling Tien Jin's menu
BY MICK VANN
Comings and goings on SoCo; plus, Boggy Creek Farm takes a break
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Azul opened quietly a couple of years ago in a refurbished two-story home on East Cesar Chavez, but it quickly became an important cornerstone of the gourmet sandwich revolution in Austin
My first introduction to Tony's Vineyard was during one of their recentMurder Mystery Musical Nights
Garibaldi's is my idea of a great neighborhood restaurant
Punk icon Randy "Biscuit" Turner serves art 24/7
BY MARC SAVLOV
Requiem for the Austin Music Network, news on Zykos, the Arm, Victory Grill, and more
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Phases & Stages
Ta Det Lugnt
Drive Well, Sleep Carefully:On the Road With Death Cab for Cutie
Weird Tales of the Ramones
Whatever:The '90s Pop & Culture Box
Savage Life, United State of Atlanta, Boyz N Da Hood, Villainism
Werner Herzog on 'Grizzly Man'
BY MARRIT INGMAN
Greetings from planet 'Cassidy'
BY SPENCER PARSONS
Kat in a hot Austin indie summer; plus, 'How to Eat Fried Worms,' Jeffrey Travis, and the rest
BY JOE O'CONNELL
When compared with the higher profile 'Over There,' the Steven Bochco series about soldiers on the front lines of the Iraq War, 'Embedded / Live's teeth are sharper, coaxed by wicked humor and touches of pathos at all the right moments
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
A singularly dreadful example of what can happen when potentially capable comedians check their brains at a committee meeting and go slumming for dollars.
Sticking it to the man, German-style, is the subject of this smart, kicky little gem.
A standout, a gross-out comedy that makes its audience go "awwww" as much as it goes "ewwww."
This documentary reveals how Timothy Treadwell, the popular grizzly bear preservationist, may have needed the bears more than they needed him.
Red Eye’s no classic, but with its smart, twisty little script and those two killer performances, it's a helluva lot of fun.
Valiant, an animated adventure about heroic homing pigeons in England during World War II, flies in on a wing and a prayer.
arts & culture
A farewell tribute to artist and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club Dave Bryant
BY RACHEL KOPER
It's Round 10 of the Rude Mechanicals' annual fundraiser, and the Black Eye Ball promises to pack enough punch to send a herd of Santa Gertrudis to Slumberland
BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER
Drama with a Gothic flair scored high in the nominations for the 2005 B. Iden Payne Awards, as announced by Austin Circle of Theatres on August 15
BY ROBERT FAIRES
August has seen at least three murals added to the city's burgeoning collection: at Mathews Elementary, St. David's Hospital, and a new Starbucks
BY ROBERT FAIRES
The sketch comedians of Gag Reflex have lots of
interesting ideas and deliver some funny performances
in their new revue, but all the bits aren’t as tasty as
In 'Aztlan Underground,' Aztlan Dance Company again shatters Latin dance stereotypes, twirling the pieces and making a mosaic of its own contemporary style
"Page Two" is taking a break
Our readers talk back.
The sapping of America's economic and technological dominance is a boon for the world. Many are gaining from the decline of a few.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
It's a veritable monkey jungle this week: first Stephen goes ape, and then finds himself on South Beach ... sort of. Ahh ahh ee ee!
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
One of the "holy grails" of HIV treatment was about to
become a reality until a surprise announcement last
week from Gilead Sciences that things were not going
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Does the mercury content in fish make it unsafe to consume while pregnant?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Recreational waivers and releases
BY LUKE ELLIS AND NICOLE CLARK
For love of the hummingbird
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Saturn's moon Titan has square craters that appear to be
lined up along north-south, east-west lines
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
The Off Center, Saturday, August 20, 2005
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
It's open season for the Lady Longhorns
BY NICK BARBARO