Volume 25, Number 46
ON THE COVER:
Austin students get a summer immersion in activist history
BY MICHAEL MAY
Feds make lame attempt to show broadcasters who's boss
BY KEVIN BRASS
Put it on paper!
BY LEE NICHOLS
Suit claims commissioners gutted constable's budget after it had already been adopted, in order to transfer mental-health duties from constable's precinct to sheriff's office
BY PATRICIA J. RULAND
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
It's still early, but the governor's race bears a closer look
BY MICHAEL KING
War Numbers; and Ignoring News of the People
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The egg, once scorned, is now celebrated
BY KATE THORNBERRY
Austin loses a leading foodie, at least for a while; plus, the French rule
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
A culinary and cultural treat for Austin
Building the perfect acoustic (and soon, electric) guitar - by hand
BY ANDY LANGER
BY ANDY LANGER
Guitar (and piano, drum, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, etc.) nirvana comes to Austin with the NAMM Summer Show
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Phases & Stages
Joe Strummer:Let's Rock Again, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Townes Van Zandt: Be Here to Love Me, Billy Joe Shaver, Live From Austin TX, Stoned
Home to Oblivion: An Elliot Smith Tribute
House on Hill, Love Sublime
A Distant Land to Roam:Songs of the Carter Family
How a class I took in college helped find distribution for a low-budget, high-caliber indie
BY BRIAN CLARK
SXSWclick announces its 15 finalists
BY MARC SAVLOV
Tall tales of the Texas film industry
BY JOE O'CONNELL
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
This rocketing thriller that pits an unseen Filipino terrorist against an unwitting Filipino-American dupe is one of the purest examples of no-budget, seat-of-the-pants, gloriously DIY filmmaking since The Blair Witch Project.
Part concert film and part fascinating biography, this deft film is a moving tribute to Leonard Cohen’s musical legacy.
The pirate genre will always be buoyed aloft on the swells of outrageous action, ridiculous couture, and the derringest of do – and this sequel is no different.
Larry Clark, the director of Kids, is back 10 years later with this look at a group of teenage male Latinos in Los Angeles who have more than the usual difficulties finding somewhere to fit in.
The story of the houseguest who won't leave gets another reworking in this diverting yet disposable Owen Wilson vehicle.
arts & culture
The 21st 'New American Talent' exhibition features a whopping 72 works of art, many of them created from everyday objects
BY AMANDA DOUBERLEY
In the first year of Camp Nohegan, 30 artists gathered for four days in cabins at McKinney Falls State Park, made arts and crafts, took lots of pictures of each other, and generally hung out
BY RACHEL KOPER
Though the baby in Edward Albee's 'The Play About the Baby' may or may not exist, the play is funny and, in its evocation of a traumatic dream state, terribly, horribly frightening
BY BARRY PINEO
Some of Austin's finest young actors have banded together as a creative family called St. Idiot Collective and are out to make solemn Anton Chekhov fun with 'Vaudeville Vanya'
BY ELIZABETH COBBE
With 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers,' directors Ginger Morris and Robin Lewis and a wealth of local musical talent have created something truly special: the best Zilker Summer Musical in the past 10 years
Only one woman in Austin could play Shirley Valentine with the charismatic hold of a storyteller, and that would be Bernadette Nason, who stars in Onstage Theatre Company's production
With its second exhibit, The Donkey Show moves away from the spectacular toward something a little closer to home, or at least to Home Depot: Rebecca Ward works with masking tape, and Kurt Mueller's supplies are straight from the paint aisles
Our readers talk back.
Stephen eats out. You can't take him anywhere.
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
The Robert E. Howard Museum in Cross Plains modestly holds the story of the creator of 'Conan the Barbarian' like a thin-shelled egg
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Is lithium safe for a teenager?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Temporary restraining order
BY LUKE ELLIS
Neuroses aren't so sexy after all
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our latest batch
French Legation Museum, Saturday, July 15, 2006
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
Italy triumphant, the United States drops in the world rankings, and more
BY NICK BARBARO