Volume 26, Number 37
ON THE COVER:
Flannery and Kolbert on the accelerating pace of global warming
BY NORA ANKRUM
Lawsuit filed by two former Texas Commission on Environmental Quality employees accuses agency of racial discrimination, contends agency denied them promotion because they are black.
BY PATRICIA J. RULAND
Results from a variety of elections
Why neighborhood plans work better in Seattle
BY KATHERINE GREGOR
Lege is preferable to City Hall for former mayor
BY AMY SMITH
Two years after Lege passed sweeping reorganization of competitive landscape for delivering telecommunication services to homes, community groups wonder what happened to committee that was supposed to monitor law's impact
BY KEVIN BRASS
Before your eyes glaze over, a few matters for consideration
BY MICHAEL KING
Funky day care the latest gentrification victim
BY WELLS DUNBAR
Who's joining Bush's war?; and Why import so much food?
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
The 2007 Austin Chronicle Restaurant Poll
Voxtrot finally conquers the LP
BY DARCIE STEVENS
Freescale's Road to Austin is paved with good intentions, Lions get ready to roar on Guitar Hero 3, the Parish thinks locally, and the Texas Music Museum's barely-tapped treasure trove
BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY
Sky Blue Sky
The Definitive Collection (1947-1966)
The Boy With No Name
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Balls, One of the Boys, The Best Damn Thing
The Wilson Brothers on The Wendell Baker Story
BY MARRIT INGMAN
The filmmakers, cast, and crew of Chalk learned valuable lessons with little in the way of a plan or a budget
BY TODDY BURTON
World premiere, Sunday, May 20
BY SHAWN BADGLEY
Austin Rocky Horror group celebrates birthday
BY JOHN H. RAZOOK
Charles Burnett on Killer of Sheep
BY CARSON BARKER
The End of the Cardigan-Clad Wise Man as We Know Him
BY BELINDA ACOSTA
Based on a short story by Alice Munro and confidently directed by actress-turned-director Sarah Polley, this drama starring the stunning-as-ever Julie Christie is a penetrating story about love's mysteries.
Made by teachers for teachers, this local indie offers no easy answers to its statistic that 50% of teachers quit within their first three years on the job.
In this multination offender, Larry the Cable Guy and two friends are Army reservists who are shipped off to Iraq but mistakenly wind up in Mexico – and can't tell the difference.
Zach Braff and Amanda Peet play husband and wife who deal with a new child and an old flame in this featherweight comedy that never steps outside its comfort zone.
The lunatic charm of Parker Posey is the best reason to see this wild, borderline-screwball sequel to Hal Hartley's 1998 film, Henry Fool.
This first feature from Bosnian director/writer Jasmila Zbanic offers up a slice of life after hell in which a widowed mother and daughter still veer perilously between fear and hope.
The fall of the title refers to the fall of Saigon – which is just the beginning for these Vietnamese characters whose stories of re-education camps, exile, and relocation are movingly portrayed in this drama.
The big, green cash machine has finally run dry, perhaps not of box-office power but most assuredly of the caustic wit that made the first two films so winning.
This flat French farce has a couple of likable characters, one or two decent jokes, and a lot of missed opportunities.
The Wilson brothers deliver this shaggy comedy – which was written and directed by Luke and Andrew and co-stars Luke, Owen, and seasoned pros Harry Dean Stanton, Seymour Casssell, and Kris Kristofferson.
arts & culture
Nominations for the 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards
BY ROBERT FAIRES
As he prepares to leave Austin, internationally recognized artist and former Arts Commission Chairman Mel Ziegler reflects on the city and the arts over the past decade
BY SALVADOR CASTILLO
It may seem a strange marriage, a union between guitar and harpsichord, but when harpsichordist Keith Womer and guitarist Susan McDonald play together, all doubts fade away
BY BARRY PINEO
Ballet Austin's Dance Education Center gets some financial help to the finish line, and UT's Ransom Center gets an extra helping of Samuel Beckett materials
BY ROBERT FAIRES
In staging Wallace Shawn's famously unproduced and pornographic A Thought in Three Parts, it'd be so easy to stumble or misjudge, but Rubber Repertory has gotten almost everything stunningly right
The deep pleasures in the sketch show Winning Dirty come from character comedy and the way that the members of the Frank Mills troupe are old-school comedians
In her new work, Austin artist Jennifer Balkan takes up certain surrealist painters' penchant for self-portraiture and dense symbolism, with intriguing results
Smelling the jasmine with Vince Martin and Fred Neil
BY LOUIS BLACK
Our latest batch
A note from Stephen's brother sparks dreams of peace and Buffy Sainte-Marie
BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER
P.J. Hornberger's Folk Art Gallery looks like a doll house beside U.S. 290 in Carmine
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Mike the Headless Chicken Days, and more bloody tidbits
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Real estate and title issues
BY ANDREA LOWRY
Letters to the editor, published daily
Lightning win exciting home debut, and more
BY NICK BARBARO