Nov. 4, 2005

Volume 25, Number 10

ON THE COVER:
news

Justice or Vengeance?

A tale of tragedy and punishment in Williamson County

BY KEVIN BRASS

How Not to Gentrify: HRC Asks for Eastside Moratorium

Alvarez advises caution, further study

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Beat Goes on Without Stern

Infinity adopts new talk format but leaves Austin hip-hop property alone

BY KEVIN BRASS

Engineering Quality – and Equality

The African-American Quality of Life plan gets aired out; NAACP unsatisfied

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Clark Autopsy Released – APD and Tasers Exonerated?

Questions – and lawsuits – still linger over Taser use

BY MICHAEL KING

Endorsements

Travis County Bond Election

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Beside the Point: Somewhere Over the Dais

Pay no attention to the man sleeping under the bridge

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: Halloween Masks

Everyone had a role to play, and some performed better than others

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

'If an ordinary American did to a 7-Eleven what Halliburton routinely does to taxpayers, that poor soul would be doing 25-to-life in state prison'; Domestic oppression in the air?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Split Parties

Away from the table, several sides to the tipping story

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-file

Betty Meyer survived our big mistake, Eddie Wilson gets Gaynelle Neville in the kitchen, and Justin Raiford previews his new menu; plus, a whole lot of food stuff going on Sunday, Nov. 6

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Wedding Vows

No one believes more firmly than Jack Ingram that Jack Ingram 'is' the future face of country music

BY ANDY LANGER

TCB

Stabbing, stealing, and another weekend in the blazing Texas heat: What the @$%@# is wrong with you people?

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

Bun B, DJ Rapid Ric

Trill, King of the Trill: Bun B's Greatest Verses

Paul Wall

The Peoples Champ

True Believers

Live shot

Angela Strehli

Blue Highway

Ethan Azarian

Cross'n Over

John Dufilho

I Remain, As Always, A Rabble Rouser from the Mountains

ST 37

Future Memories

Will Taylor & Strings Attached

Collaborations

Tim DeLaughter, Polyphonic Spree

Thumbsucker

Old 97's

Alive & Wired

D:Fuse

People 3: Both Sides of the Picture.Live

STB / Jerryskids

Mars Needs Women and Other Big Hits

America is Waiting

In the Lines

various artists

Quasitropic Dexadreams

various artists

Appetizers & Leftovers

various artists

Over the Top Volume One

various artists

Almost There Records Turn One
screens

Shot in the Dark

The Texas Documentary Tour presents Paul Devlin's 'Power Trip'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Don't Hate It Because It's Beautiful

Arnand Tucker and Jason Schwartzman talk 'Shopgirl'

BY JOE O'CONNELL

'SXSW Presents': 'American Detective'

'American Detective'

Film News

'Sin City' set for small screen? Plus: Amber Heard, 'Cavite,' and an Austin finalist for the Nicholl Fellowship.

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Here at last, here at last:'The Boondocks' on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Dancing in Twilight

This intercultural Houston-made film is an off-the-beaten-path ensemble drama that shows a healthy disregard for Hollywood rules.

Jarhead

Though lacking a clear point of view, the film seems to say that war not only dehumanizes soldiers but also infantilizes them. It’s not a pretty picture, but it is a lovely film.

Keane

An unconventional psychological thriller without much plot, Keane is the gripping and uncompromising story of a man's attempt to hang on to his sanity.

National Lampoon's Adam & Eve

More collegiate humor released by the folks at the Lampoon that has more hormonal smarts than necessary and about as many sex and toilet gags as you suspect.

Shopgirl

Steve Martin's latest stands out as an elegant work, one that provides a welcome look at love, romance, and heartbreak without the encumbrances of the usual Hollywood folderol.

The Squid and the Whale

In this expertly acted piece about the coming apart of a family of New York intellectuals, humor is served not with a smirk but with a helpless shrug.
arts & culture

My Favorite Year

In an extraordinary season of four premieres, playwright Robert Schenkkan brings UT, his old school, a new screwball comedy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Ansel Adams: Revelations

The Ransom Center exhibition 'Ansel Adams: A Legacy' lets you experience the works of the best-known of American photographers as art rather than commerce

BY BARRY PINEO

Art From the Streets: Off the Streets and on Your Walls

Art helps, and the annual Art From the Streets Show and Sale helps artists who are homeless sell the work they've created and help themselves

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

The Blanton unloads some prints, 'Keepin' It Weird' gets the eye from CBS, and Zach's Little Elf ain't so little anymore

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Americamisfit

Discovering why a rockabilly singer is in the middle of a play about mass-murdering brothers in the American Revolution is one of many delights in Dan Dietz's genius play 'Americamisfit'

Chopper

Leah Ryan's 'Chopper' has the quirky characters and bizarre humor of many Hyde Park Theatre productions, but sympathizing with its disconnected characters is difficult

'Erotica 2005'

If some of the works included in Gallery Lombardi's 'Erotica 2005' dip into the realm of juvenile bad taste, they also reveal that sex is of compelling interest to humans
columns

Page Two

Libby indictment evokes more scapegoating and hypocrisy from the right

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

You don't need a can-opener – an Oilcan opener, to be precise – when Stephen's claws are unsheathed!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Is a home HIV test on the horizon?

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Is the ox bile used in some digestive enzymes at risk for mad cow disease contamination?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

When can the police search my entire car?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Government Canyon State Natural Area helps protect the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone while giving visitors a beautiful new area to explore

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

On minding your Q's and W's, the company you keep, and the drinks you drink

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: "Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?” Opening and Reception

Bolm Studios, Saturday, November 5, 2005

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The lady Longhorns head for the Big 12, and St. Edward's hosts the Heartland Conference Tournament this week

BY NICK BARBARO

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