April 27, 2007

Volume 26, Number 34

ON THE COVER:
features

Remembering Rollo Banks

1942-2007

Summer Camp Attack

Austin's camps proliferate beyond imagination
news

'I Am Sullied – No More'

Col. Ted Westhusing chose death over dishonor in Iraq

BY ROBERT BRYCE

Ted's Ghost

The death of Ted Westhusing leaves a widening circle of sorrow

BY TOM PALAIMA

Supremes Chip Another Brick out of 'Roe' Wall

Court allows ban on 'partial birth' procedure

BY JORDAN SMITH

Days of Our Minimum-Wage Workers' Lives

'The hour glass is running out of sand' in dramatic struggle to raise minimum wage for first time in more than nine years

BY CHERYL SMITH

Endorsements

May 12 Joint and Special Election

Naked City

On the Lege

Trying to revive insurance for kids

BY AMY SMITH

Developing Stories: Town Lake Trail - Closing the Gap

Town Lake Trail takes aerobic sprint toward reality

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Media Watch: Katie Couric's Pretend Blog

America's sweetheart ruins it for everyone

BY KEVIN BRASS

Point Austin: All EARRS

Stage Two of the Hodge Affair may be less than meets the eye

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Troubled men's shelter gets tentative council approval; sparring continues over cabs

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Romney Goes Hunting ... for Votes; and What's Happening to Our Bees

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Taste of Sweden: IKEA Food Market and Cafe

IKEA food market and cafe

BY MM PACK

Austin Finally Gets the Delta Blues

Singing the praises of the latest ice cream flavor to swirl into town

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Reports from Deep Eddy, Zilker Park, and ... Chicago

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

April 27-May 3

Food Reviews

music

Play the Role

Mr. Bavu Blakes, ridin' herd on Texas rap

BY ROBERT GABRIEL

Gilded Palace of Sin

Downtown Mystic isn't only the title of Lomita's second disc

BY AUSTIN POWELL

LOMITA

TCB

Remembering a tattoo legend, bracing for Texas' upcoming festival season, and saying so long to 'hippie hour.'

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Aretha Franklin

Liveshot

the Clutters

Don't Believe a Word

Modest Mouse

We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

Dinosaur Jr.

Beyond

Uncle Earl

Waterloo, Tennessee

Willy Mason

If the Ocean Gets Rough

Feist

The Reminder

Charlotte Gainsbourg

5:55

the Rosebuds

Night of the Furies
screens

Chet Baker in Black and White, but Still Blurry

Bruce Weber reminisces on Let's Get Lost

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film News

Of informational pickets, $1.5 billion projects, and newborns

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Galán and La Guerra

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Black Book

Although in many ways a characteristically perverse Paul Verhoeven spectacle, this Dutch World War II resistance story is more morally shaded as well as handsomely mounted and suspenseful.

The Condemned

Steve Austin stars in this WWE-produced movie about a death row convict who is brought to a remote island to fight nine other killers to the death for a televised bout.

Into Great Silence

At once eerie, picaresque, and evocative, this is a daring and breathtakingly constructed documentary about the Carthusian monks of the French Alps, who have taken a vow of silence.

Ta Ra Rum Pum

New Bollywood film about a race-car driver and his family was shot mostly in the U.S.

Vacancy

Luke Wilson and Kate Beckinsale play a couple who try to escape from the snuff-film motel at which they're stranded.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Ken Loach paints a grim realist portrait that captures the solemnity of an Ireland turning on itself and the tragedy of two brothers spiraling away from each other.

Year of the Dog

In his directorial debut, Mike White embraces the awkward with this story of a woman (played by Molly Shannon) who just wants to be loved.
arts & culture

Radical Inclusion: A Morality Tale

Halfway through the 365 days of 365 Days/365 Plays, Suzan-Lori Parks' dramatic project has everyone making theatre and in new ways

BY C. DENBY SWANSON

East Austin Live: Strength in numbers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fuse Box: The final jolt

Refraction Arts' newly expanded Fuse Box Festival is almost out of juice, but before it goes, it still has some electrifying new dance, theatre, video, and site-specific performance to deliver

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Moth: Mmm-mmmh! Good story!

The Moth, an organization that's been dishing up old-fashioned storytelling like literary comfort food for a decade, makes its long-awaited debut in Austin

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Texas has its official artists for 2007 and 2008, the soon-to-open MACC has a program manager, and Zach has a Golden Girl drop in for a visit

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Anton in Show Business

Jane Martin's Anton in Show Business satirically skewers everything in modern theatre, and the Vestige Group's production will have your cheeks sore from laughing

Plump Jack

The cast of the UT opera theatre production of Plump Jack performs admirably, but the score and direction make the glorious rogue Falstaff just a drunken fat crook
columns

Page Two: Lost and Found

'Tis the season when the future is used up yet then renewed by singing each morning out of each night

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Our latest batch

Letters at 3AM

Heterosexuals are no longer the sole 'official' definers of marriage and gender.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen remembers husband-in-law Rollo

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The past and present of the West Texas town of Iraan

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Law and order for adults, and the truth about Einstein's head

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

My Old Boss Said What?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: Dale Watson Record Release

Continental Club, Friday, April 27, 2007

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Champions League finals semifinals, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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