May 5, 2006

Volume 25, Number 36

ON THE COVER:
news

Putting a Lid on Leininger

House members push for limits on millionaire campaign donations

BY AMY SMITH

Immigrants Flex Muscle

Day Without an Immigrant work stoppage and boycott draws more than a million people into the streets nationally; thousands turn out locally

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY, CHERYL SMITH, JORDAN SMITH AND DIANA WELCH

El Futuro de East Cesar Chavez

Affordable housing advocates critique plans for Saltillo District

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Endorsements

Naked City

Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond

Austin @ Large: Unclean Hands

Prop. 1 and Prop. 2 are not "open," not "clean" – and definitely not progressive

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Beside the Point

The future is sunny, cab drivers are stormy, and water treatment's horizon is cloudy

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Who Is to Be Detained?; and Constricting High School Education

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Raw Deal

A survival guide to the raw-foods movement

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

Winners and losers on Food TV and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

My Gang Don't Bow Down

Big Chief Kevin Goodman sew, sew, sews a new history here in Austin

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

TCB enters the political arena with Neil Young's new album, Trail of Dead behind the Iron Curtain, and a hipster pop quiz

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Pantera

3 Vulgar Videos From Hell

Built to Spill, Secret Machines

You in Reverse, Ten Silver Drops

the Flaming Lips

At War with the Mystics

Prince

3121

The Essex Green, Camera Obscura

Cannibal Sea, Let's Get Out of the Country

Jolie Holland

Springtime Can Kill You

Lila Downs

La Cantina
screens

Visions Holy and Damned, Innocent and Experienced

The documentary 'The Devil and Daniel Johnston' – as well as this story – are just the latest attempts to make sense of his life and art

BY LOUIS BLACK

Hey, Hey, Woody Guthrie, I Made You a Film

The AFS Texas Documentary Tour: 'Woody Guthrie: Ain't Got No Home'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

The Icon Down the Street

Remembering Louise Brooks, a little too late

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film News

Austin picks up a 'Hitcher'; Linklater's Cannes deux attitude; and the rest

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Sweeping and surfing

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Complete Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report)

'That film was taken away from me completely, and was totally destroyed in the cutting,' Orson Welles lamented. 'That was the real disaster of my life.'

Film Reviews

The Devil and Daniel Johnston

The literal and figurative institutionalization of Austin music and art legend Daniel Johnston is analyzed from many angles in this perceptive film profile.

L'Enfant

This Cannes Palme d'Or winner presents a maelstrom of grit, crime, poverty, and bureaucratic gridlock.

Hoot

First-time producer Jimmy Buffett turns outs an eco-friendly coming-of-age movie based on Carl Hiassen's Newberry Award-winning young-adult novel.

Mission: Impossible III

It's all poppycock, of course, but done with great vim, vigor, and flair.

One Last Thing …

A 16-year-old with terminal cancer just wants to have sex before dying in this sweet, if overly earnest feature.

The Promise

This fantastical story from the Chinese director Chen Kaige mixes battles, magic, romance, and mistaken identities for a lovely but unsatisfying blend.

RV

Robin Williams loads his family into a camper and goes on vacation.
arts & culture

Looking for Las Vegas

An Austin playwright discovers Sin City by going to Louisville

BY DAN DIETZ

Salvage Vanguard Theater

After 13 years of presenting theatre in other peoples' space, Salvage Vanguard Theater has acquired its own home

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Justice for All?'

With its juried art exhibition 'Justice for All?:Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty,' Texas Moratorium Network gives artists a voice in the capital punishment debate

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

A day for free comic books, a call for new First Night Austin proposals, and a prize for fans of Sharon Bridgforth

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Triple Espresso

'Triple Espresso's premise, with a performing trio reuniting and resolving old conflicts, is just an excuse for three expert entertainers to strut their stuff

9x9x9

In Randy Wyatt's '9x9x9,' Coda Theater Project offers a kooky thought piece on life / death and the power of God, but a lack of clarity in presentation undercuts some of the fun

'Peat Duggins: The Moment That Changed My Life Forever'

Peat Duggins' Art Palace show, 'The Moment That Changed My Life Forever,' contrasts the reactions of those in power and those immediately involved in the act of living
columns

Page Two: Indecent Proposals

Indecent Proposals: If you oppose these propositions, you must be on the take

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Stephen disavows any career advice to K-Fed

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Is there a concern that cooking-oil vapors could increase the chance of lung cancer?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Do I Qualify for Unemployment Benefits?

BY BRANDY WINGATE AND LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Tour 18 in north Houston replicates many of the world's most famous golf holes to a tee

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Where rock stars go to die

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

U.S. WC roster announced, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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