Nov. 25, 2005

Volume 25, Number 13

ON THE COVER:
news

Getting on the KUTting Edge

Austin NPR affiliate's lofty goals aim well beyond the status quo

BY KEVIN BRASS

Schroeder Fired for Rocha Shooting

Police union accuses Knee of caving, calls for resignation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Rethinking Reagan ... and LBJ

AISD searches for student and community involvement in high school redesign program

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Changing Focus and Location at the Sustainable Food Center

Critics charge original mission of serving poor has strayed

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Katrina Evacuees: Precarious Times at La Quinta

FEMA's new Dec. 1 cutoff deadline for picking up the tab of hurricane evacuees living in Texas hotels and motels leaves thousands of people in housing limbo

BY CHERYL SMITH

Council Notes: Stack and Shuffle

Mayor worries that bond wish list doesn't anticipate SH 130

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Beside the Point

City Council takes action on Spring condos, and another homelessness ordinance

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

The Hightower Report

This basic human right gets short shrift in today's materialistic world; and Support Your Local Farmers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Harvesting History

An appreciation of the pecan

BY MM PACK

Food-o-file

What's cooking in the Central Texas food scene

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Honky-Tonkers Don't Cry

Dale Watson's heads for the streets of Baltimore

BY DARCIE STEVENS

Ten Minutes Till Heartaches

Martí Brom's 'Heartache Numbers' comes together just in time for her departure from Austin

BY JIM CALIGIURI

TCB

CDFuse, the Wannabes, Last Waltz, and MySpace make for a very happy (and busy) Thanksgiving.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

various artists

KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 13

Alejandro Escovedo String Quartet

Room of Songs

Sound Team

Work

the Glass Family

Sleep Inside This Wheel

Awesome Cool Dudes

Maxin and Relaxin

the Exit

The Way Out is Through

At All Cost

It's Time to Decide

the Gene Pool

3rd and Main

Curt Kirkwood

Snow

the Black

Tanglewood

Barbara Kooyman

Undercover:The Songs of Timbuk 3

Les Saucy Pants

Asstacular!

The Mars Volta

Scabdates

Chamillionaire

The Sound of Revenge

Blaze Foley

Wanted More Dead Than Alive
screens

Restorative Powers

Moving Image Archivists converge on Austin, ready to party

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Hollywood Detour

The independent mind of Edgar G. Ulmer

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

'SXSW Presents'

'Bike Like U Mean It'

TV Eye

So, you wanna be in pictures?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Missouri Breaks

As shape-shifting, lavender-scented 'regulator' Robert E. Lee Clayton, Marlon Brando delivers the most self-indulgent performance of his career, and that's saying a lot

Film Reviews

The Dying Gaul

Playwright and screenwriter Craig Lucas debuts as a director of his own material with this nasty little story about interpersonal deceptions and Hollywood ethics.

The Ice Harvest

Instead of an action comedy that’s as slick as ice, Harold Ramis’ sardonic new comedy is more like an uncongealed river of slush.

Just Friends

A tepid romantic comedy with a side order of vitriol.

Naked in Ashes

This documentary follows a group of spiritual voyagers through a series of pilgrimages and trips to Indian ashrams and holy festivals in order to create a portrait of the yogi life.

Rent

Despite the grating, workmanlike direction of Chris Columbus, this boisterous film is a vivacious, wiseacre musical and an inarguable morality lesson: Love is all you need.

Yours, Mine & Ours

This supersized family comedy makes The Brady Bunch look like an example of prudent family planning and sophisticated humor.
arts & culture

Here Yet Ever There

From Austin, New Orleans artists strive to save what remains of their city and work to recover it

'The Santaland Diaries': Zach's New Home for the Holidays

When it has three popular shows and only two theatres to run them in, what does Zach do? Turn the old bicycle shop next door into Santaland.

BY BARRY PINEO

Queertown: Laughs for Gays ... and Everyone Else

Dallas comedy troupe Queertown isn't coming to Austin to find refuge from Prop. 2; it's just seeking new fans for its upbeat sketch work that has quickly captivated Big D

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

The Gilbert & Sullivan Society finds a new artistic director in an old friend, Robyn O'Neil is the People's Choice for the Arthouse Texas Prize, and Laguna Gloria is the spot to start that yuletide spending spree

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Playboy of the Western World

As the weather cools, Different Stages brings the warmth of rural Ireland to town in its staging of J.M. Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

'Denny McCoy: The Blue Paintings'

D Berman's exhibition 'Denny McCoy: The Blue Paintings' is just that, but to the patient viewer, the simple vertical bars of blue shimmer to life and transport you distant settings
columns

Page Two

In the Iraq war, there is no course to stay

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Stanley Crawford's 1966 novel 'GASCOYNE' has been out of print for 35 years, a literary crime redressed this month by the Overlook Press

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Travel across Texas with your Style Avatar, and how was Stitch?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

About AIDS

Wright House to host World AIDS Day event

BY SANDY BARTLETT

To Your Health

Even more reasons why vitamin C is good for you

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Free stuff - is it really free?

BY MELISSA DEVINE AND LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The Famous! King's Inn on the shores of Baffin Bay has been serving crowd-pleasing seafood since 1935

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

On portmanteaus and other things you can't be bothered to look up for yourself

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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