Feb. 24, 2006

Volume 25, Number 26

ON THE COVER:
news

FEMA's Flood Tide

One stroke forward, two strokes back – hurricane victims tread rising bureaucratic waters

BY CHERYL SMITH

Bentzin's Tangled Web of Backers

An elite crew of critters helped bankroll Bentzin's unsuccessful, half-million dollar District 48 campaign

BY AMY SMITH

APD's Michael Clark Video

Footage documents events that led to Michael Clark's death

BY JORDAN SMITH

Endorsements

Democratic and Republican Primaries, March 7

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: See You in Court

This week the Supremes consider the curious habits of Texas politicians

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point: Council's Best Friends

Austin is a dog's - not to mention city manager's - town.

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Where's the President; and exxpose Exxon

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Who Is Mandy?

The author hopes that history – so cruel to African-American women in the kitchen – can help breathe real life into a 19th-century portrait

BY TONI TIPTON-MARTIN

Food-o-File

James Holmes and Cristina Koester start one project before finishing another, and Manor Road's many changes.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Lone Star

Another man in black: Kris Kristofferson

BY ANDY LANGER

SXSW International Bands

From Yugoslavia to Plutonia, here come SXSW's International bands armada.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Phases & Stages

Live shot

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

TCB

Finally, some SXSW wristband info – act fast! – and a rare Doug Sahm film appearance hits DVD. Elsewhere, Charles Attal and 'Misprint' magazine add to their local legends.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Dozer, Burst, In Flames, Chimaira, Tone, Explosions in the Sky, Testament, Lamb of God's, Mastodon, Mastodon

Through the Eyes of Heathens, Origo, Come Clarity, Chimaira, The Rescue, Solidarity, Live in London, Killadelphia, Call of the Mastodon, The Workhorse Chronicles

Cat Power

The Greatest

various

I Am the Ressurrection: A Tribute to John Fahey

Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet

Destroyer

Destroyer's Rubies
screens

It's All About Respect

The Texas Puppetry Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film News

Reporting from the starting line of the SXSW marathon

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

In with old, in with the new

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Kind Hearts and Coronets

If comedy is a dish best served black, Kind Hearts and Coronets is beluga caviar marinated in its own ink.

Film Reviews

After Innocence

This documentary raises staggering questions about virtually every aspect of the criminal-justice system as it follows what happens to several convicts who have been exonerated by DNA evidence submitted by the Innocence Project.

Date Movie

What's left to spoof? Why, romance movies, of course.

Les Saignantes

This Cameroonian-French science fiction satire with Godardian influences is as fascinating as it is obscure.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

Tommy Lee Jones has made a modern Western in the culturally askew tradition of Peckinpah, Huston, and Boetticher. Don't let the near-impossible-to-remember title keep you away from this singular and slightly surreal scorcher.
arts & culture

A Dream Pursued

The Young Eight is showing the world of classical music what it means to be young, gifted, and black

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Murals

Two new murals that made their debuts in February reveal the pride of the Southside

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Aisle 7

UT MFA playwright Kendall Lynch has a plan for stocking the set of her new play set in a grocery store: Get the audience involved

BY ROBERT FAIRES

On the Funding Front

New funding helps the Blanton get wired and kids at Zach and KHDC get inspired

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Shostakovich 100

The year-long celebration Shostakovich 100 continues, and here's where to get your fix of the Russian composer's music through the rest of this winter

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Human Interest Story

In 'A Human Interest Story,' the dirigo group shows us a world lighted only by the dim glow of television, which makes us aware how much is lost in the dark

Antigone

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's 'Antigone' opens in riveting fashion, but its clever 1960s concept ultimately doesn't plumb the depths of this Greek tragedy

'Pulse: Oscar Riquelme'

Oscar Riquelme's paintings in the exhibition 'Pulse' are attractive, accessible, well composed, and layered in subtle politics
columns

Page Two: Shock Therapy

Shock Therapy: Texans need to hear the truth about taxes and toll roads

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen returns to high school and the runway; Kate goes to Lo-Fi

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Information on and how to treat Guillain-Barre syndrome

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Revoking a will under Texas law

BY CARL BARRY

Day Trips

Kactus Korral Inc., is one of the largest wholesalers of indoor succulents and cactus in the country

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The MGM Grand is indeed grand, and cancer-sniffing dogs

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: Asylum Street Spankers DVD Release Party

Ruta Maya, Friday, February 24, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Houston's new MLS club visits Round Rock to face Real Salt Lake, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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