Sept. 22, 2006

Volume 26, Number 3

ON THE COVER:
news

The Forgotten Storm

One year later, Rita's invisible evacuees still wait in the shadow of Katrina

BY CHERYL SMITH

ANN RICHARDS

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas

Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards

BY AMY SMITH

Cease-Fire Ends in Southwest Road Wars

Environmentalists charge that Daugherty has been working backroom deals for southwest roads

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Election 2006

Naked City

Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond

ANN RICHARDS

Point Austin: Austin Girl

Ann Richards was as contradictory as life in Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The Privatizer President; and Steinbrenner's Foul Deal

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Batini III

The official drink of Austin contest

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Wine(s) of the Week(s)

Tasting American wines with French winemakers

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Come and get it!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Hungry for what's happening?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Restaurant Jezebel

An ambitious menu, and it all works

Byblos Falafel and Deli

Attention to detail, excellent flavors, and authenticity
music

ACL Fest Live Shots

Reviews and photos from all three days

TCB

Lightning, humidity, Tom Petty, and a few other elements converged on Zilker Park for Austin City Limits' annual musical orgy

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

screens

Unbelievably Incredible

Fantastic Fest II is for real

BY MARC SAVLOV

No Limits

Austin at the Toronto International Film Festival

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Parallax View: The Political Economy of Images

Friday-Sunday, as part of Cinematexas 11

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Film News

Ninja-pirate-supermodels, the Austin Polish Film Festival, and zombies (of course)

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Lost in Translation

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

The Tick vs. Season One

Not all is well in the City, but it's good to be back

Film Reviews

A/k/a Tommy Chong

Chong cuts a hugely sympathetic figure in the story of his legal troubles after Operation Pipe Dreams, an anti-paraphernalia sweep that specifically targeted his bong business.

All the King's Men

Despite an A-list cast and director, it's astonishing how bad this movie is.

The Black Dahlia

Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.

Confetti

Even if it's not quite an affair to remember all year, this BBC Films mockumentary about three wacky weddings is pleasant and enjoyably diverting.

Everyone's Hero

Everyone's Hero displays its heart firmly on its sleeve as the pedestrian animation celebrates the pursuit of one's dreams.

Jackass: Number Two

Strange as it may be to say, Jackass: Number Two is just the kind of vicarious excitement for which the movies were invented.

The Science of Sleep

Michel Gondry's film is messy, confusing, painful, and ultimately, thanks in no small measure to the unfettered talents of Gael García Bernal and Charlotte Gainsbourg, utterly rewarding.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

Everyone complains about the perceived shortcomings of the MPAA, Hollywood's movie-ratings board, but nobody does anything. Nobody, that is, until activist documentarian Kirby Dick.

Time to Leave

This oddly dispassionate film about a young man dying of cancer is the French antidote to those Hollywood weepies in which the heroine courageously faces her own mortality with every hair in place.

The War Tapes

As raw and disturbing as it is wry and satirical, this film gives voice to U.S. National Guard soldiers in Iraq.
arts & culture

Let Me Show You Something You May Have Missed

Sean Perry's photographs offer to show you familiar settings in a whole new light

BY ROBERT FAIRES

BAM! Performing Arts Festival: What's that sound?

Pro Arts Collective gets your attention with BAM!, a new performing arts festival bringing dancers, actors, poets, and musicians to Austin to display the surge of creativity among African-American artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Gary Payne: Man of mystery

While he's best known for producing murder mystery dinner theatre, this month sees Gary Payne in a more traditional mystery: Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth

BY BARRY PINEO

Culture Flash!

The influential artwork of Micael Priest blesses the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture, and ACT wants State Theatre patrons to come to the cabaret – for free

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Moon for the Misbegotten

The Celtic Cultural Center and Renaissance Austin Theatre Company bring O'Neill's 'A Moon for the Misbegotten' to life with an authentically dark and droll Celtic sensibility

'Kenneth J. Hale: New Works on Paper'

With his new series of collages, Austin printmaker Ken Hale trades in his flatbed press for a flatbed scanner with intriguing and sometimes luscious results

'Eric Zimmerman: Simplon Pass'

Eric Zimmerman's "Simplon Pass" plays off utopian visions of the past in ways that are beautiful and painful in their longing for release from spatial bounds
columns

ANN RICHARDS

Page Two: Tearing It Up

Tearing It Up: Smart, committed, and usually the funniest person in the room, Ann Richards kicked down doors and prepared us all for the future

BY LOUIS BLACK

Postmarks

Our readers talk back.

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar defines "tarantism," to which we might add, "obsequious"

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

To Your Health

Is 7-keto-DHEA any better or safer than DHEA?

BY JAMES HEFFLEY, PH.D.

The Common Law

Student Looking for Work Visa

BY ANNIE SCHWARTZ

Day Trips

The Tower of the Americas shoots 750 feet into the air and has helped to establish San Antone as a desired tourist destination

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

No feeding the poor in Vegas, and a history of the avocado

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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Our latest batch

Luv Doc Recommends: Fantastic Fest 2006

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Thursday, September 21, 2006

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Lady Longhorns improve their record 6-2 and open conference play this week on the road, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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