Aug. 19, 2005

Volume 24, Number 51

ON THE COVER:
news

Sheehan's Field of Dreams

Hundreds gather at Camp Casey to mourn the dead and fight like hell for the living

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Day the Music Died

Austin Music Network's on-air life winds down, as another network AMPs up

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Sticker Shock

New registration stickers cause more problems than they fix

BY R.U. STEINBERG

Snipped Funds Mean Unsnipped Animals

Money from 'Animal Friendly' license plates goes unawarded

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

Point Austin: Samsung's Domain

The city eagerly raises the corporate incentive flag, and we're all expected to salute

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Lege: Two Sessions, Two Failures

Lawmakers still can't salvage school finance

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Public utility watchdogs keep close eye on corporate executives' parties; become a head honcho and get rewarded for not producing

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Excellence as Custom

Traveling Tien Jin's menu

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-file

Comings and goings on SoCo; plus, Boggy Creek Farm takes a break

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Azul

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

Tony's Vineyard

My first introduction to Tony's Vineyard was during one of their recentMurder Mystery Musical Nights

Garibaldi's Mexican Restaurant

Garibaldi's is my idea of a great neighborhood restaurant
music

Making Biscuit

Punk icon Randy "Biscuit" Turner serves art 24/7

BY MARC SAVLOV

TCB

Requiem for the Austin Music Network, news on Zykos, the Arm, Victory Grill, and more

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Dungen

Ta Det Lugnt

Death Cab for Cutie

Drive Well, Sleep Carefully:On the Road With Death Cab for Cutie

The Ramones

Weird Tales of the Ramones

Various

Whatever:The '90s Pop & Culture Box

Webbie, Ying Yang Twins, Boyz N Da Hood, Chillin Villain Empire

Savage Life, United State of Atlanta, Boyz N Da Hood, Villainism
screens

Discord and Ecstasy

Werner Herzog on 'Grizzly Man'

BY MARRIT INGMAN

On the Case: No. 2

Greetings from planet 'Cassidy'

BY SPENCER PARSONS

Film News

Kat in a hot Austin indie summer; plus, 'How to Eat Fried Worms,' Jeffrey Travis, and the rest

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

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

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

A singularly dreadful example of what can happen when potentially capable comedians check their brains at a committee meeting and go slumming for dollars.

The Edukators

Sticking it to the man, German-style, is the subject of this smart, kicky little gem.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin

A standout, a gross-out comedy that makes its audience go "awwww" as much as it goes "ewwww."

Grizzly Man

This documentary reveals how Timothy Treadwell, the popular grizzly bear preservationist, may have needed the bears more than they needed him.

Red Eye

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

Valiant, an animated adventure about heroic homing pigeons in England during World War II, flies in on a wing and a prayer.
arts & culture

The Utter Daveness of Dave!

A farewell tribute to artist and co-founder of the Fresh Up Club Dave Bryant

BY RACHEL KOPER

Brawl in the Family

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

Payne Pleasures 2005

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

Muralmania Month

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

Arts Reviews

Gag Reflex

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 you’d like.

Aztlan Underground

In 'Aztlan Underground,' Aztlan Dance Company again shatters Latin dance stereotypes, twirling the pieces and making a mosaic of its own contemporary style
columns

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"Page Two" is taking a break

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

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

After a Fashion

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

About AIDS

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 smoothly

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Does the mercury content in fish make it unsafe to consume while pregnant?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Recreational waivers and releases

BY LUKE ELLIS AND NICOLE CLARK

Day Trips

For love of the hummingbird

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Saturn's moon Titan has square craters that appear to be lined up along north-south, east-west lines

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Rude Mechanicals' Black Eye Ball

The Off Center, Saturday, August 20, 2005

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

It's open season for the Lady Longhorns

BY NICK BARBARO

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