Sept. 23, 2005

Volume 25, Number 4

ON THE COVER:
news

Written in Stone

UT's Jim Bob Moffett and Freeport-McMoRan ride a new wave of allegations of business as usual: exploitation, cronyism, and environmental devastation

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Hurricane Rita Coming

Hurricane Rita tracking and prediction maps, info on where evacuees should seek shelter, and ACL info

Capital Metro Workers on Strike

As of 3am Thursday morning, the majority of Amalgamated Transit Union 1091 had gone on strike against Capital Metro, and their contractor StarTran, resulting in a dramatic drop in bus service.

BY WELLS DUNBAR

APD's White Settles: The End of Mala Sangre?

Unanswered questions leave a cloud over top brass

BY JORDAN SMITH

Get on the Bus

A guide to anti-war events nationally and in Texas on Sept. 24

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headbutting Over AMD Development Continues

Were traffic study's numbers dishonest?

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Sayonara Shoal Creek Frankencurbs?

The 'consensus' that left nearly everyone unhappy leads back to square one

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: Under Fire

Memo to Toby Futrell: it's called 'negotiation'

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Media swallows 'Cowboy President' spin; and Big Brother keeping an eye on bookworms

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Learn Your EATs

An epicurean orientation for students new and returning, but also for ACL visitors and recently arrived residents

Food-o-File

Scrambling to keep up at Spicewood. taking the Tour de Vin, and keeping NOLA efforts rolling.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Naked

Gettin' nekkid for fer Jon Dee Graham, oh yeah

BY SPIKE GILLESPIE

2005 ACL Music Fest Preview

All 'picks' no 'sleepers' for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, one blurb at a time

ACL Music Festival Interviews

Checking in with some of the Austin City Limits Music Festival's featured acts, from Roky Erickson to Coldplay

ACL Music Festival Reviews

September is CD release time; critiquing albums by Austin City Limits Music Festival acts

Cool It

Barton Springs info

Restaurants Near Zilker

TCB

The ACL festival is here. Time to hunker down.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Son Volt

Live shot

Bob Dylan

No Direction Home: A Martin Scorsese Picture, No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series Vol. 7), Live at the Gaslight 1962

the Rolling Stones

A Bigger Bang

Tim Ries

The Rolling Stones Project

Devendra Banhart

Cripple Crow

Nortec Collective, Blue Sueños, Sounds Eclectico, Ozomatli, Chucho Valdés, Bebo Valdes, Paquito D'Rivera, Mercedes Sosa

Tijuana Sessions Vol. 3, Blue Sueños, Sounds Eclectico, Live at the Fillmore, Chucho Valdés Featuring Irakere, Bebo in Cuba, The Jazz Chamber Trio, Corazón Libre

Luther Vandross, Rick James, Rockers

From Luther with Love:The Videos, Rick James: Super Freak Live 1982, Rockers: 25th Anniversary Edition

Foo Fighters, Weezer

The Foo Fighters, Weezer

Molotov

Molotov, Los Abandoned

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar

Live shot
screens

Irreplaceable

Co-director Mike Johnson on 'Tim Burton's Corpse Bride' and how stop-motion has done more than survive amid the rise of computer animation

BY SPENCER PARSONS

TIFF Notes

What I took away from the Toronto International Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

On the Case: No. 3

Movin' on up

BY SPENCER PARSONS

TV Eye

From the best moments to the what-the-hell? moments

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Miracle of Morgan's Creek

'People aren't as evil-minded as they were when you were a soldier, Papa,' purrs 14-year-old Emmy (Diana Lynn) to her dimly suspicious father (William Demarest), though certainly she must know better

Film Reviews

À Tout de Suite

Shot in jittery black-and-white 16mm, this French film's on-the-fly aesthetic captures the shiftlessness of bourgeois youth and some of the spirit of the French New Wave.

El Crimen Perfecto

This new black comedy by Spanish absurdist De la Iglesia involves murder and the plight of a playboy blackmailed into marriage.

Cry Wolf

A tech-centric but bloodless teen horror thriller that works best as a stinging critique of post-adolescent whininess.

Daltry Calhoun

Johnny Knoxville stars in this slapdash tale of wacky Southerners and midlife crises that feels like a compilation reel of Blue Collar TV outtakes and Coen Brothers-lite quirkiness.

Flightplan

Aiming to be a Hitchcockian-type thriller set within the tight quarters of a jetliner, this Jodie Foster vehicle runs aground.

The Memory of a Killer

A hitman who's losing his memory to Alzheimer's anchors this absorbing Belgian policier that's tightly wound and expertly unraveled.

The President's Last Bang

Roll Bounce

Hot-wiring a penchant for sports film truisms to some seriously spot-on Seventies nostalgia, this Bow Wow vehicle is an easygoing portrayal of teenage camaraderie and its attendant difficulties.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Burton's best work in ages is eye candy of the highest order and as eminently watchable as a hilltop Halloween pyre or a Día de los Muertos parade run amok.
arts & culture

Keeping Cesar Alive

Actor Ed Begley Jr. explains how he was inspired to write a musical honoring his friend Cesar Chavez

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Art Aid

In the wake of Katrina, Austin artists do their part to help

BY HEATHER BARFIELD COLE

Monteverdi's 'Vespers of 1610': Heaven, I'm in Heaven

For Jeffrey Jones-Ragona and Daniel Johnson, performing Monteverdi's divine 'Vespers of 1610' in its entirety at St. Mary's Cathedral is a dream come true

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Home Entertainment: Neighbors Blowing Bubbles by the Rising Moon

In the city's back yards, Leticia Rodriguez and Tim Mateer are turning strangers into neighbors through evenings full of home entertainment

BY BARRY PINEO

Long Center: Rising to the Challenge

Only two weeks after scoring $835,000 toward a $2.5 million challenge grant amount, the Long Center is $1.35 million closer to its goal

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Rob Nash: He'll Take Manhattan

New York critics have weighed in on the off-Broadway debut of Rob Nash's Holy Cross Sucks! and given the Austin theatre artist a bushel of Big Apple praise

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Phaedra's Love

Renaissance Austin Theatre Company's staging of 'Phaedra's Love' is not for the prudish eye, what with its incest, murder, rape, and graphic scenes that require splash guards

Border Radio: The Big Jukebox in the Sky

'Border Radio: The Big Jukebox in the Sky' was as eclectic as the border radio culture it re-created, but one couldn't avoid feeling overstuffed by evening's end
columns

Page Two

Seeing clearly now

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

This week, Stephen slathers it on at a major social-climbing event...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Sept. 28: Sculptra for facial restoration

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Are tannins responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of drinking wine?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Dog law – dogs can't be 'trusted'

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The High Plains wine country offers wine lovers a nice selection of quality wineries to tour and enjoy a sampling of their wares

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Killer whales, the Pope's e-mail, Stephen Hawking, and thousands of popping toads

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The UT Women break their streak

BY NICK BARBARO

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