Volume 25, Number 7
ON THE COVER:
Readers' and critics' favorites
Hays County residents call for creation of conservation district
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
Neighboring 'cop shop' garage dissatisfied with EA's upkeep
Abortion, assisted suicide, and free speech vs. campaign reform on the docket
BY JORDAN SMITH
FEMA promises that we'll be reimbursed for our Katrina troubles
BY WELLS DUNBAR
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
On our way to the altar, it's not too late to check the Samsung family tree
BY MICHAEL KING
No Child Left Alone, er Behind, 'opt out' provision lets parents keep kids' names out of military recruiters' hands; and Big Oil rolling in the hurricane dough
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Attention-deficit filmmaking reaches a new pinnacle in Tony Scott's hyperstylized portrait of a bounty hunter as an iconic bad girl.
Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy doesn't make the attraction between the characters played by Kirsten Dunst and Orlando Bloom believable and then goes off in dozens more unprofitable directions.
An amusing road trip through Ukraine leads to epiphanies of history and memory in actor Liev Schreiber's only partially illuminating adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer's novel.
An R&B singer rediscovers his roots in this faith-based drama that successfully captures the ecstatic experience of gospel performance.
In this amazingly candid documentary, soldiers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division talk about their lives and their mission in Fallujah, Iraq, in early 2004, just weeks before the full strength of the Sunni insurgency becomes apparent.
Kirk Davis’ slick, locally produced film, adapted from the stories of Christopher Cook, plunges into Texas' small-town religious mores and comes up with some insightful revelations in this character-driven pastiche.
This fiction film, in which the lead character is but one cog in a plot to detonate a series of bombs in New York City, portrays a terrorist’s point of view in a jarringly matter-of-fact manner.
arts & culture
Portraying the radical bastards of Eric Bogosian's one-man show 'Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll,' Ken Webster is a babbling bear on crystal meth
Austin Lyric Opera's 'Il Trovatore' featured voices in good form, from the leads to the chorus, but the relationships among the characters was clearly missing
A coruscating sensuality fills the paintings of Lin Rich, with the objects and people of everyday life taking on the luxuriance of color and form well-applied
It was 20 years ago today, Ed Lowry taught the gang to
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
People of all political persuasions are beginning to face the reality that Americans' demand for oil is outpacing our supply and refining capacity, which in turn will cripple our economy's ability to grow. Our disposable society will become a scavenging society, and, on the brighter side, a more inventive society.
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
The OZ Parties are open to all people living with HIV/
AIDS and their friends, families, and partners, a place to
socialize in a comfortable and enjoyable environment
where HIV is not an issue. Mix, mingle, and enjoy the
evening with old friends and new on Saturday night, Oct.
29, starting at 9pm. Austin's best-dressed ghouls will be
at 8435 Jamestown.
BY SANDY BARTLETT
Is it true that drinking a lot of liquid with meals dilutes the enzymes needed for digestion?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Child support who's the dad?
BY LUKE ELLIS
Some 'Day Trips' highlights
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Leather Tuscadero, Don Shula, and Alan Shepard in a wet
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our latest batch
Threadgill's World HQ -, Saturday, October 15, 2005
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
It's a big week for the Lady Longhorns, and more news
from around the world
BY NICK BARBARO