April 28, 2006

Volume 25, Number 35

ON THE COVER:
features

Summer Camp Guide

BY NORA ANKRUM AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

Are the Waters Rising at Bouldin Creek?

New FEMA floodplain maps raise neighborhood questions about proposed developments

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Finley Murder Mystery Unravels

After more than a month of searching for the aspiring singer / songwriter, sheriff's investigators charge victim's aunt and uncle with her murder

BY JORDAN SMITH

Scotty Needs Our Help!

Check it out! Austin High alum dispatches spazzy SOS (Save Our Scotty?) for GWB's former press sec!

BY KEVIN BRASS

Ghost Taxpayers

Despite what you may have heard from anti-immigration types about foreign freeloaders taking our jobs and our services without chipping into the national kitty, an increasing number of undocumented immigrants pay taxes.

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Endorsements

Naked City

Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond

On The Lege

Big Tobacco, poor smokers gain temporary reprieve, and other tax politics news

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: Hot Topics

The hot air season is upon us – and everybody's an energy source

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Green Water's move to Guerrero Park will officially die today.

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

An Explosive New Politics; and Sports Brandalism

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Garden of Delights

Korea Garden's tempting menu is best tested one dish at a time, and most pass with flying colors

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-file

Awards, accolades, and openings give Austin something to celebrate

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Cleopatra Mediterranean Restaurant

Te drab-looking building off of I-35 that formerly housed an insurance company has been transformed by friendly Jordanian owners into a casual Middle Eastern eatery

Maria and Málaga

A world-renowned wine master and her chef show what Spain is made of.
music

Tell It Like It Is

Cyril Neville holds nothing back

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

TCB

Rap's rise at the Back Room, Mother Truckers take over South Congress, Austin film crew documents the tenuous fate of New Orleans and Jazzfest, and a year's worth of sexy local ladies

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

New Orleans Social Club

Sing Me Back Home

Black Joe Lewis, Sue Foley, Lightning Red, Gary Primich, various artists

Black Joe Lewis, New Used Car, A Long Way Home, Ridin' the Darkhorse, Texas Harmoica Rumble

Ian McLagan & the Bump Band

Spiritual Boy

Daniel Francis Doyle

Who Are Your Customers?

White Ghost Shivers

Everyone's Got 'Em

Del Castillo

Brotherhood

Red Krayola

Introduction
screens

Rebel Radio

Four guys, six 'Star Wars' films, and endless possibilities

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Open Festival Season

Taking aim at Banff and Blowin' Up a Spot

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Print

'Screenwriters' Masterclass'

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

A Look Back

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Zu Warriors

Tsui Hark's wide-screen riot of color, movement, and sound

Film Reviews

Akeelah and the Bee

This story about a girl from the ghetto who wins the national spelling bee has lofty if sometimes unfulfilled goals, but is a rewarding tale nevertheless.

Film Geek

Unfortunately, this low-budget portrait of a socially inept film-store geek is annoyingly two-dimensional, and the film's paper-thin plot and flat jokes don't help either.

Hard Candy

Metaphorically speaking, Little Red Riding Hood eats Humbert Humbert in this story of an online predator and his jailbait, gamine prey.

Lonesome Jim

Steve Buscemi directs this story about a lovable loser who moves back in with his off-kilter family in Indiana.

The Sentinel

This serviceable action thriller disintegrates into an implausible mess that's barely salvaged by the presence of old pros like Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger

Silent Hill

Eerie but ultimately unengaging film adaptation of Konami's smash series of video games has a pitch-perfect score and unnervingly nightmarish imagery.

Stick It

Bring It On's scribe Jessica Bendinger writes and directs this teen movie set in the world of competitive gymnastics, and features leotard-clad girls who learn to stick together to fight injustice.

United 93

United 93 is a sober, humanistic portrait of America’s literal “first responders,” who in an instant were forced to wrap their heads around a new, unfathomable reality.
arts & culture

Finishing Touches

On the eve of its long-awaited grand opening, UT's Blanton Museum gets its art in the right place

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Repressed Burial Fantasy

Eastside gallery Okay Mountain opens strong with "Repressed Burial Fantasy," featuring new works by Jason Villegas that gently remind us we are all meat for a bigger creature at some point

BY RACHEL KOPER

Luminocity

With a program of large-scale video installations called Luminocity, some UT students are turning buildings, walkways, walls, and alleys into movie screens

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

For Austin's sterling choral ensemble Conspirare, the first few months of 2006 has seen concerts here and far away and the release of a new and most comforting CD

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Decameron Day 7: REVENGE!

The Rude Mechs' 'Decameron Day 7:REVENGE!' is a meditation on vengeance refracted through the lens of ghost stories, how-to guides, 'Star Wars,' and soap operas

The Exonerated

In the Zachary Scott Theatre Center staging of 'The Exonerated,' tales of people wrongfully imprisoned on death row draw us deeply into a world of injustice

'Hank Waddell: Tree Bones'

The brightly painted dead or decaying limbs in Hank Waddell's exhibit 'Tree Bones 'draws viewers' attention to the effect people have on the health of the environment

'Testsite 06.1 ~ The Burden of Decision: Two Exercises in Collaboration'

'Testsite 06.1 ~ The Burden of Decision' is an investigation of artistic collaboration with a strong current of Freudian repression and struggle running below the surface
columns

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters at 3AM

Three fronts of transformative change in U.S. society: the allowance of Christian proselytizing in the U.S. Air Force Academy, Halliburton's receipt of government contracts to build detention centers for Homeland Security, and the rise of the Latino electorate

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen trips the bright lights (big titties) fantastic!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Why are those sticky labels on fruits and veggies, and are they harmful if swallowed?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Common Questions About Deferred Adjudication

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The nine li'l cabins of the Blanco Settlement offer rocking chairs, Frisbee golf, and a Jacuzzi among other amenities for your vacationing pleasure

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Res Inexplicata Volans, chocolate milk

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Arsenal and Barcelona take Europe; and West Ham faces Mersey boys

BY NICK BARBARO

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