Volume 25, Number 12
ON THE COVER:
Austin's plan to end wholesale euthanasia at Town Lake shelter remains a distant dream
BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY
The not-so-shocking election story, in numbers
BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON
StarTran makes its 'last, best, and final offer'
BY WELLS DUNBAR
The city has decided to be the arbiter of quality journalism. We decided to help them out.
BY KEVIN BRASS
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
Wave a white sheet at City Hall, and the Keystone Kops kome running
BY MICHAEL KING
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
The Foxes' second success
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
Much ado about Manor Road; plus, Ahmad Modoni returns from Oaxca and sadness at the Chicago Dog House
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
How has the menu-rotating restaurant's fare held up after its big move?
Walter Daniels' punk blues stirs up a whole new generational ilk, like Black Joe Lewis
BY MARGARET MOSER
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
Stella Maris, Moksha, You've Stolen My Heart, The Heart of the Moon, Dimanche A Bamako, Abdel Wright, La Kahena
Most Known Unknown, Califormula, The Bay Bridges Compilation Vol. 1, Block Movement, The Mouse and the Mask
Rehearsing My Choir
Birds Make Good Neighbors
The Moon Was Blue
Kicking Television:Live in Chicago
Royal Albert Hall London May 2-3-5-6 2005
'Brokeback Mountain' to bring McMurtry
East Austin Stories
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
This was one of those weeks when I was asked my 'expert' opinion on a variety of TV-related subjects
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
It could be the series' best
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.
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 has wit, humor, good performances, and clever technique, which catapult the film into the front ranks of coming-out movies.
The fourth Potter emphasizes the emotional over the gothic
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.
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
The 2005 East Austin Studio Tour boasts 40% more paintings, sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, prints ...
BY RACHEL KOPER
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
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
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
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
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
The visual experience of Jill Thrasher's work in 'A Studio Portrait' offers an opportunity to explore all phases of the printmaking process
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
Persistence of memory
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
Stephen lovingly remembers his time designing couture for Zach Scott Theatre
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
Service to observe World AIDS Day, Dec. 1
BY ROGER TEMME
Why was my newborn given a vitamin K shot before we left the hospital?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Why do I need a will? What happens if I die without a will?
BY CARL BARRY
Ellison's Greenhouses in Brenham boasts an eye-popping array of poinsettias to help enliven the Christmas season
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Who ranks 16th among 21 industrialized nations when it comes to achievement in science?
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our latest batch
Austin Museum of Art – Downtown, Saturday, November 19, 2005
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
The Lady Longhorns will have to wait 'til next year.
BY NICK BARBARO