Nov. 18, 2005

Volume 25, Number 12

ON THE COVER:
news

What Happened to the No-Kill Millennium?

Austin's plan to end wholesale euthanasia at Town Lake shelter remains a distant dream

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Election Breakdown

The not-so-shocking election story, in numbers

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Capital Metro's Labor Lowdown

StarTran makes its 'last, best, and final offer'

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Find the Real Reporter: A Questionnaire

The city has decided to be the arbiter of quality journalism. We decided to help them out.

BY KEVIN BRASS

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: Fattenin' Frogs for Snakes

Wave a white sheet at City Hall, and the Keystone Kops kome running

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Leaked internal memo shows a company scheming to cut back on employee benefits; and winner of common-sense competition will get $100,000 smackers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Fino, Finally

The Foxes' second success

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Much ado about Manor Road; plus, Ahmad Modoni returns from Oaxca and sadness at the Chicago Dog House

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Starlite

How has the menu-rotating restaurant's fare held up after its big move?

T's Cafe

A safari in Pflugerville
music

Howlin' Wolf Does Not Wear Panties

Walter Daniels' punk blues stirs up a whole new generational ilk, like Black Joe Lewis

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Border Media Partners prove radio's not dead, especially en Español, the Wannabes remember fighting the TCU frat scene, and Dave Chappelle details his obsession with the female anatomy

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Trio Medieval, Amjad Ali Khan, Kronos Quartet & Asha Bhosle, Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabate, Amadou & Mariam, Abdel Wright, DJ Cheb I Sabbah

Stella Maris, Moksha, You've Stolen My Heart, The Heart of the Moon, Dimanche A Bamako, Abdel Wright, La Kahena

Three 6 Mafia, Ellay Khule, E-40, B-Legit, Dangerdoom

Most Known Unknown, Califormula, The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1, Block Movement, The Mouse and the Mask

Fiery Furnaces

Rehearsing My Choir

The Rosebuds

Birds Make Good Neighbors

Bobby Bare

The Moon Was Blue

Wilco

Kicking Television:Live in Chicago

Cream

Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005
screens

Start Lining Up Now

'Brokeback Mountain' to bring McMurtry

'SXSW Presents': East Austin Stories

East Austin Stories

Film News

Are the Coens coming back to Austin? Plus, Anne Rapp and 'Double Wide,' Jenn Garrison in Italy, and Jacob Vaughan kind of gets hit on by Dave Carradine.

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

This was one of those weeks when I was asked my 'expert' opinion on a variety of TV-related subjects

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Taxi: The Complete Third Season

It could be the series' best

Film Reviews

Bee Season

Myla Goldberg’s novel about spelling-bee fever, a family in chaos, and religious/mystic exploration arrives on the screen with all its faults intact but few of its charms.

Derailed

The first release from the new Weinstein Co. is this thriller starring Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen that never fully engages our sympathies.

Dorian Blues

Dorian Blues has wit, humor, good performances, and clever technique, which catapult the film into the front ranks of coming-out movies.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The fourth Potter emphasizes the emotional over the gothic

Paradise Now

Inside the mind of a Palestinian suicide bomber: That’s the guarded territory broached in Paradise Now, a film fashioned as a thriller rather than a psychological study.

Walk the Line

Joaquin Phoenix is terrific as the musician Johnny Cash, whose rise, fall, and resurrection we watch as he does the Benzedrine 12-step in order to earn the love of country-and-gospel sasspot June Carter.
arts & culture

EAST: Now With More!

The 2005 East Austin Studio Tour boasts 40% more paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, prints ...

BY RACHEL KOPER

UT Choral Arts Society

For its fall 2005 concert, UT Choral Arts Society draws on the rich repertoire of English sacred music, transporting its audience to a London cathedral

BY BARRY PINEO

Wafflefest

The folks at the Hideout didn't scrimp on the titular treats at the third annual Wafflefest, and the waffles and their toppings were as good as the improv

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin Cabaret Theatre

To break in its new home in the Mansion at Judges' Hill, Austin Cabaret Theatre has booked a class act of the musical theatre: Lee Roy Reams

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Whole Foods is about to get more arts-friendly, Austin moves closer to Puerto Rico, Shear Madness has a new detective running the show, and art at the new fire station really rocks.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Macbeth

Intense is an apt word for describing Shakespeare's bloody Macbeth, but intense moments in the UT Department of Theatre & Dance's new revival are few and far between

'Jill Thrasher: A Studio Portrait'

The visual experience of Jill Thrasher's work in 'A Studio Portrait' offers an opportunity to explore all phases of the printmaking process

'Nude Works 13'

What draws the eye into Neil Coleman's images of female nudes is the comfort of the models with their own bodies and their connection to the photographer
columns

Page Two

Persistence of memory

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen lovingly remembers his time designing couture for Zach Scott Theatre

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Service to observe World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

BY ROGER TEMME

To Your Health

Why was my newborn given a vitamin K shot before we left the hospital?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Why do I need a will? What happens if I die without a will?

BY CARL BARRY

Day Trips

Ellison's Greenhouses in Brenham boasts an eye-popping array of poinsettias to help enliven the Christmas season

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Who ranks 16th among 21 industrialized nations when it comes to achievement in science?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: Dr. Seuss: An American Icon

Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, Saturday, November 19, 2005

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Lady Longhorns will have to wait 'til next year.

BY NICK BARBARO

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