Aug. 26, 2005

Volume 24, Number 52

ON THE COVER:
news

Divorce, Alamo Style

From a small north-side apartment – via toney Rob Roy, a Hays County ranch, and several sojourns in jail – Janet Kennedy keeps fighting a battle featuring all the latest in family bitterness

BY AMY SMITH

Our Groovy Capitalistic Council

Keep Austin Corporate, dude; and, a firefight breaks out between Martinez and McCracken

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Invasion of the McMansions

Tarrytown neighbors outraged over demolition of house they considered historic

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Darkness and Confusion

Rocha grand jury file raises as many questions as it answers

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond.

BY LEE NICHOLS AND CHERYL SMITH

Point Austin: A Lege Too Far

Sine Die or school bells, perhaps they toll for thee

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Do we really mean the stuff we're sticking on our cars?; and smut goes corporate

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

To the Nth Degree

The 15th annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

BY ROBB WALSH

Searing Memories

On the occasion of the 15th annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival, some chile-pepper reflections

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Peppers Cookbook

Not only does Austin host the popular 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival, but our city is also home to Jean Andrews, one of the foremost authorities on the world of capsicums

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

The heat is on; plus, the new Starlite shines in the Warehouse District

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

music

True Today

Randy 'Biscuit' Turner's final interview

BY MARC SAVLOV

Old King: Neil Young and Jonathan Demme in Nashville

Neil Young's new 'Prairie Wind' howls for the decades

BY LOUIS BLACK

TCB

Austin remembers Randy 'Biscuit' Turner, whose sudden death shocks and saddens the city

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash

The Legend, Keep On the Sunny Side

X, the Knitters, John Doe

Live in Los Angeles, The Modern Sounds of the Knitters, Forever Hasn't Happened Yet

various artists

The Dick Cavett Show:Rock Icons

Danny Barnes

Get Myself Together

Shannon McNally

Geronimo
screens

All in the Delivery

Penn Jillette on 'The Aristocrats'

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Film Treatment for the Really, Truly (No Kidding This Time) 'Last Picture Show'

The Rolling Roadshow takes over Archer City to screen Bogdanovich's classic among the people who inspired it

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Grant Recipients

$77,000 to 27 projects

'SXSW Presents'

Back for year two on KLRU

TV Eye

Belinda Acosta got touched by a TV

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Aristocrats

The gleefully profane The Aristocrats provides a survey of some of the best comic minds in the business.

The Brothers Grimm

Terry Gilliam's skewed fantasy is pure jabberwocky.

Saint Ralph

This strange youth dramedy from Canada has a brisk, sunny aplomb.

Supercross: The Movie

Two brothers overcome emotional and physical obstacles to achieve success in the competitive world of supercross racing.
arts & culture

22 to Think About

Austin Museum of Art shows new local art that engages the mind

BY RACHEL KOPER

Trouping Ahead

The Latino Comedy Project keeps creating laughter and its own opportunities

BY PATTI HADAD

'The Will Rogers Follies': Back in the Saddle Again

For the creative team on the new national tour of 'The Will Rogers Follies,' working on the show is like slipping into a broken-in pair of old boots

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'10 Minutes Max': Just Enough Time to Get Moving

The clock is ticking for local movement artists, as Dance Umbrella brings back its ever-popular program of new short movement pieces, '10 Minutes Max'

BY BARRY PINEO

Culture Flash!

City arts funding revisions get a thumbs-up from council, theatre artists sing for cancer charities, and local playwrights meet and greet

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Grind

'The Grind,' a new workplace satire by local playwright Timothy Thomas, reveals what happens when a company Everyguy gets caught in interoffice intrigues

The Three Cuckolds

At the Blue Theatre, you can see an outstanding example of commedia dell-arte in Tongue and Groove Theatre's awesomely entertaining production of 'The Three Cuckolds'
columns

Page Two

The column takes a break from its break to bask in the glow of Neil Young's recent Nashville concerts – and promise a couple of online reviews of it soon

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar takes out the trash ... junk mail trash, that is, and lets you in on the big secret of how you can, too!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Some techniques may help the poz person work around the atmosphere of secrecy and pain that uninformed or narrow-minded people create

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

What is the best drinking water to consume while pregnant?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Admissibility of lie detectors

BY LUKE ELLIS AND ANGELA SPEIGHT

Day Trips

An interesting encounter with a gifted storyteller in Birmingham

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The original sexbot film and the meat of white people

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Lady Longhorns kick off the season

BY NICK BARBARO

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