May 26, 2006

Volume 25, Number 39

ON THE COVER:
news

Shall We Bike?

Local bike advocates pedal optimistically uphill

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Place 6

Lawyer promises promotion of affordable housing

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

APD's Stan Knee Goes East – Way East

After nine years, APD Chief Stan Knee steps down and moves – to Afghanistan

BY JORDAN SMITH

APD Chief Says Farewell

Afghanistan-bound Stan Knee given an Austin send-off

BY MICHAEL KING

If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It

Travis Co. commissioners agree that county's tax collection system isn't broken, vote to do another exhaustive study of it anyway

BY AMY SMITH

SPURring Students Toward College

Pilot program brings students from high schools with low college-attendance rates into UT writing classes

BY RACHEL PROCTOR MAY

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: Blues for Clifford

Men are remembered not for what they had, but for what they gave

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Austin Energy – at least they're not FEMA; and, coming up this week: more bond slicing and dicing

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Health Care Morality; and Keeping Watch on You

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Summer Reading

Recipes, reminiscences, booze, sushi, and cheese: read it and eat

Family Reunion at Cafe Caprice

The Tankersleys gather at their old home, now the Constantines' Cafe Caprice

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Not Too Peachy

Bad news for Hill Country peach lovers

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

New and Noteworthy

P&K Grocery

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-file

Plus, this week's Event Menu!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

CLIFFORD ANTONE

Okie Dokie Stomp

Clifford Antone didn't invent the blues, he immortalized them

BY JOE NICK PATOSKI

This Be an Empty World Without the Blues

Sometimes a sandwich – and its maker – is a hero

BY BILL BENTLEY

Buried Alive in the Blues

The night Austin's Godfather of the blues granted Ed Ward a favor he'll never forget

BY ED WARD

I Saw the Light

Clifford Antone, hardcore to the end

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

Remembering Clifford Antone, who gave Austin a home of the blues

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Marvin Gaye, Chuck Berry, Ali Farka Touré, Gary Moore

The Real Thing in Performance 1964-1981, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll, A Visit to Ali Farka Touré, One Night in Dublin, A Tribute to Phil Lynott

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Stadium Arcadium

San Quinn

The Rock: Pressure Makes Diamonds

Irma Thomas

After the Rain

the Walkmen

A Hundred Miles Off

Mission of Burma

The Obliterati

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam
screens

Movies and Shakers

The production companies behind – and ahead of – the boom, and how they might be able to help you

BY MARC SAVLOV

A Kinder, Gentler Filmmaker

Jeffrey Travis' surprising success

BY TODDY BURTON

Film News

It's Texas vs. Arizona in the 'Friday Night Lights' Bowl, but we might have a secret weapon: the new TXMPA

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Slot Machines

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Dazed and Confused

'That was me making the movie – being initiated into how you get a film made with someone else's money at a studio level. I felt I was the one being paddled and running for my life.'

Film Reviews

The Beauty Academy of Kabul

This documentary shows how real power flows not from the barrel of a gun but rather a can of hairspray.

The Da Vinci Code

Faithful adaptation of Dan Brown's bestseller treats the novel as if it were a sacred text even though it's basically a Hardy Boys mystery dressed up in provocative attire.

Fanaa

New Bollywood film explores the choices made by those in love.

Mountain Patrol: Kekexili

A self-appointed game warden and his ragtag band of volunteers cross some treacherous Chinese landscape in search of poachers who are decimating the Tibetan antelope.

See No Evil

Former porn auteur Gregory Dark advances to making this rote exercise in slasher-film tedium.

Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy

More a meditation than a traditional documentary, Tibet: A Buddhist Trilogy beautifully employs direct cinema techniques to transport the viewer into the world of an exiled culture.

X-Men: The Last Stand

This third outing in the franchise lays on the subtext even more heavily than its predecessors – racial, gender, and sexual politics are all over the place, as are the multiple strands of the story line.
arts & culture

Good Humor Man

Former 'Seinfeld' writer Pat Hazell is funny, upbeat, generous, and, oh, yeah, he lives here now

BY BARRY PINEO

'Minus Tide'

Austin playwright Kimberly Burke explains how her yearlong residency in Minneapolis helped shape her new play, 'Minus Tide'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Golden Hornet Project

Since Mozart isn't writing any new chamber music, the Golden Hornet Project is picking up the slack with concerts of new works for small ensembles by local composers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Soul to Sole Festival

Hoofers from around the country are tapping their way to Austin for the sixth annual Soul to Sole Festival, featuring tap master Arthur Duncan as one of the 2006 Festival Legends

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Slick, Furry, Lush, Line'

The textures explored by artists Young-Min Kang, Candace Briceño, Jeongmee Yoon, and Miguel Cortez in Studio 107's Slick, Furry, Lush, Line go far beyond the show title

'Over + Over: Passion for Process'

The 13 artists in AMOA's engaging exhibit 'Over + Over' use everyday objects from pencil stubs to marker caps to old tire parts to look at the craft of making art
columns

Page Two: Praise and Lamentation

Saying goodbye and a final thank you to Clifford Antone

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

Letters @ 3AM

The federal government benefits from undocumented workers, therefore something is owed those workers in return: justice

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen gets all judgmental and then recants. As usual. Who are his targets this week?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Outside of antidepressants, what are the best ways to treat postpartum depression

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Annulment because the marriage was a "mistake"?

BY BRANDY WINGATE AND LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

The sleepy Texas town of McMahan is for sale and $215,000 gets you the whole kit and caboodle

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The ever-dapper Teddy Roosevelt, the "no-mow" movement, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: BOBaritaville

Waterloo Park, Saturday, May 27, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The U.S. men lose 1-0 to Morroco, Man U loses their doctor, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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