July 28, 2006

Volume 25, Number 48

ON THE COVER:
news

She's Her Own Grandma

Carole Keeton Strayhorn – what a long strange trip it's been

BY AMY SMITH

Graduation at Escuelita

How much longer?

BY MICHAEL KING

Media Watch

Fox-7 anchor bails from the biz; Time Warner feuds with National Geographic

BY KEVIN BRASS

City v. La Bare

Is Austin being prude?

BY NORA ANKRUM

There Goes the Sun

Will a new study cause the sun to set on Austin's solar program?

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Psst! Wanna buy some (slightly ruined) eight-liners?

With stacks of ruined gambling evidence, the city, the county, and the APD are eagerly pointing fingers

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond

Point Austin: Gentlemen's Disagreement

Martinez says community needs to look at council districting once again

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

'I always feel like ... somebody's waaatching me'

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

The "New" FEMA; and Subsidizing Boeing's Criminality

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

In Print

An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Chef stuff and tube news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Sampaio's

The inviting space on Burnet Road is classy and modern yet comfortable and relaxed with a neighborhood restaurant feel

Misung 888

The prices might seem a little high at first glance, but the quality of the panchan more than makes up for it

MT Supermarket

Need fresh, boneless chicken feet, duck heads, pig ears, or six different types of fresh fishballs? Not a problem!
music

Welcome to the Jungle

Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years

BY RAY SEGGERN

Live Shots

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

TCB

What the Back Room leaves behind, what's ahead in the Sound Team-Pitchfork feud, and which rock superstars come calling in October

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Live Shots

screens

Team Players

Guilds take the lonesome gamer out of seclusion ... kind of

BY CARSON BARKER

NFL Head Coach

BY MARK FAGAN

Players' Guide

News and rumors and just flat-out lies about local gaming

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

In Space

Somebody's watching

BY TODDY BURTON

Film News

Solid reporting and decent rumors

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

POV's 'Al Otro Lado'

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Shakespeare Behind Bars

'Tempest' in a jailhouse, and its implications

Film Reviews

America: Freedom to Fascism

Although grounded in Libertarian theory, this documentary by producer-turned-director Aaron Russo presents provocative material about the perceived illegality of income taxes – and various freedom-restricting consequences of the new world order.

The Ant Bully

Childhood's fascination with all things small and squirmy makes this story of a boy who becomes an ant a pleasant, if undernourished, tale.

Free Zone

Israeli film presents the region's conflict in terms of the world's most annoying, dysfunctional-family road trip, which renders the proceedings almost as exhausting as the real thing.

Miami Vice

Perhaps vice isn't what it used to be, or maybe Crockett and Tubbs don't belong in this new time slot, but Michael Mann's movie turns out to be dreary and monochromatic.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

High-concept farce crashes down pretty low: Think Fatal Attraction meets X-Men and you basically have the gist.

Omkara

Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined for the Indian audience in this Hindi-language film.

Scoop

Woody Allen's second British film with Scarlett Johansson finds the director falling back into the rut he carved for himself with every forgettable comedy since the underrated Deconstructing Harry.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

This multifaceted documentary about the history of GM's electric car seeks the culprit responsible for its demise and finds plenty of blame to go around.
arts & culture

Lear Jaunt

Matthew Radford explains how a professional British actor wound up playing Lear in a Central Texas barn

BY CLAYTON MAXWELL

Richard Buckley

Austin Lyric Opera artistic director Richard Buckley is taking his baton up to Ohio to serve as principal conductor for Opera Cleveland

BY ROBERT FAIRES

F8 Fine Art Gallery

It's truly the last picture show for F8 Fine Art Gallery as Amy and Richard Griffin close its doors after six years to pursue their creative careers as photographers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Kazillionaire'

Jeremy Lamb and Madeline Malka's new sketch and improv show 'Kazillionaire' is starkly divided between bits of physical comedy that are genius and spoken segments that are relentlessly awkward and dull

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Culture Flash!

The 411 on Zachary Scott, how public art is made, and auditioning for the Macy's Parade

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Petra's Cuento

With Teatro Vivo's enjoyable revival of the bilingual comedy 'Petra's Cuento,' no matter what language the characters are speaking, it's a language you'll understand

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream

An Arabian Midsummer Night's Dream doesn't do justice to Shakespeare's comedy, but the goodwill, visual splendor, and flashes of magic in Tongue and Groove Theatre's show can transport you halfway 'round the world

'Active Disappearance'

The agenda is quiet in Okay Mountain's summer group show 'Active Disappearance,' with four photographers focusing their lenses on differing subjects but all recording change
columns

Page Two: Here and There

The 'Chronicle' offers its Web forums and reaches out for a community conversation

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar strikes a blow against the empire of 23-cent-overcharging convenience stores

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

What is 'vitamin U' and what are its benefits healthwise?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Illegal dumping – doggy style

Day Trips

Perini Ranch Steakhouse serves up what must be one of the best steaks in a state known for its beefsteaks

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Asian women using skin whiteners; polygamy now more popular than ever

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: Smokin’ Singles Night With the K-Tel Hit Machine

La Zona Rosa, Friday, July 28, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

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Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Italian match-fixing scandal and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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