Volume 25, Number 48
ON THE COVER:
Carole Keeton Strayhorn what a long strange trip it's been
BY AMY SMITH
How much longer?
BY MICHAEL KING
Fox-7 anchor bails from the biz; Time Warner feuds with National Geographic
BY KEVIN BRASS
Is Austin being prude?
BY NORA ANKRUM
Will a new study cause the sun to set on Austin's solar program?
BY DANIEL MOTTOLA
With stacks of ruined gambling evidence, the city, the county, and the APD are eagerly pointing fingers
BY JORDAN SMITH
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
Martinez says community needs to look at council districting once again
BY MICHAEL KING
'I always feel like ... somebody's waaatching me'
BY WELLS DUNBAR
The "New" FEMA; and Subsidizing Boeing's Criminality
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
BY MICK VANN
Chef stuff and tube news
BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD
The inviting space on Burnet Road is classy and modern yet comfortable and relaxed with a neighborhood restaurant feel
The prices might seem a little high at first glance, but the quality of the panchan more than makes up for it
Need fresh, boneless chicken feet, duck heads, pig ears, or six different types of fresh fishballs? Not a problem!
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
BY RAY SEGGERN
BY AUDRA SCHROEDER
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
Guilds take the lonesome gamer out of seclusion ... kind of
BY CARSON BARKER
BY MARK FAGAN
News and rumors and just flat-out lies about local gaming
BY JAMES RENOVITCH
BY TODDY BURTON
Solid reporting and decent rumors
BY JOE O'CONNELL
POV's 'Al Otro Lado'
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
'Tempest' in a jailhouse, and its implications
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.
Childhood's fascination with all things small and squirmy makes this story of a boy who becomes an ant a pleasant, if undernourished, tale.
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.
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.
High-concept farce crashes down pretty low: Think Fatal Attraction meets X-Men and you basically have the gist.
Shakespeare's Othello is reimagined for the Indian audience in this Hindi-language film.
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.
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
Matthew Radford explains how a professional British actor wound up playing Lear in a Central Texas barn
BY CLAYTON MAXWELL
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
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
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
The 411 on Zachary Scott, how public art is made, and auditioning for the Macy's Parade
BY ROBERT FAIRES
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 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
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
The 'Chronicle' offers its Web forums and reaches out for a community conversation
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our readers talk back.
Your Style Avatar strikes a blow against the empire of 23-cent-overcharging convenience stores
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
What is 'vitamin U' and what are its benefits healthwise?
BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.
Illegal dumping doggy style
Perini Ranch Steakhouse serves up what must be one of the best steaks in a state known for its beefsteaks
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Asian women using skin whiteners; polygamy now more popular than ever
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Our latest batch
La Zona Rosa, Friday, July 28, 2006
BY THE LUV DOC
Letters to the editor, published daily
The Italian match-fixing scandal and more
BY NICK BARBARO