May 25, 2007

Volume 26, Number 38

ON THE COVER:
features

GREEN ISSUE

Viridian Ventures

Take nothing but pictures; leave nothing but carbon footprints?

BY KATE X MESSER

A Long, Watt Summer

The citywide Kill-a-Watt Challenge kicks off

BY NORA ANKRUM

news

GREEN ISSUE

Keepin' It Jungle

Austin company plans an eco-colonial retreat in Mexico

BY KEVIN BRASS

Cool City: Water Utility Flows Green

Daryl Slusher hops from Austin Energy to Austin Water Utility to serve as first assistant director of environmental affairs and conservation

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Profitable, but Clean

AE's Duncan pushes for new power paradigm

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

AE & Plug-In Hybrids: Power Coming and Going

Electric cars could both run clean and boost our power supply

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Needle-Exchange Bill Barely Hanging On

State Rep. Dianne White Delisi all but kills legislation that would let local health departments establish one-for-one anonymous needle-exchange programs

BY JORDAN SMITH

AISD's Johnston and Webb: Test Score Role Reversal

TAKS scores for district's two most struggling schools confusing

BY MICHAEL MAY

Naked City

GREEN ISSUE

Reefer Madness: 'Let's Embarrass Ron Paul'

Libertarian/Republican presidential candidate discusses hemp farming and other 'crazy' ideas

BY JORDAN SMITH

On the Lege

When suffering the Lege, just remember: It could always be worse

BY AMY SMITH

GREEN ISSUE

Point Austin: Green Is as Green Does

Saving the planet begins at the grassroots

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

We know what won't be going in at Webberville ... at least for now

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Vacation on Warming Island; and A Chocolate Mess

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

GREEN ISSUE

Contributing Factors

Solutions happen one consumer – or farm or restaurant – at a time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

With a Twist

The Austin Wine Festival, May 26-28

BY WES MARSHALL

In Person

Georgeanne Brennan

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-file

One man's green issues are another man's Foie Gras Cotton Candy

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

May 25-31
music

GREEN ISSUE

If You're a Viper

From 'La Cucaracha' to Snoop Dogg and Willie Nelson: P-O-T

BY MARGARET MOSER

TCB

The bottles and cans keep piling up, but two venues catch green-building fever; a local pirate plunders the music business; and Kelly Clarkson now employs the entire Austin music scene in some capacity

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Texas Platters

Road to Austin

Live Shot

Stephanie Fix, LZ Love, Erin Jaimes

Crooked Smile, Gut Bucket Blues, Soul Garden

Joe Ely

Silver City

Bruce Robison

It Came From San Antonio

Jimmy LaFave

Cimarron Manifesto

Michael Fracasso

Red Dog Blues

Maryann Price

The Real Deal
screens

GREEN ISSUE

Beyond 'The Electric Company'

Can a bunch of toddlers watching television save the world?

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Chewing Up the Scenery

Last thoughts on Planet Earth

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

Paramount Theatre Summer Film Classics Series

May 24-Sept. 9

The Go-To Guy

Meet ME TV's Paul Saucido, if you haven't already

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Wizard of Gore Returns

Herschell Gordon Lewis releases his inner Herschell Gordon Lewis

BY CARSON BARKER

GREEN ISSUE

TV Eye

If Kermit could see this

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

After the Wedding

An expat Danish aid worker in Mumbai returns to Copenhagen to meet with a benefactor, only to discover that the world is even smaller than it seems.

The Page Turner

In this quiet, French revenge film, a creeping malevolence wreaks havoc on an otherwise normal bourgeois family.

Shoot Out at Lokhandwala

Maverick lawmen chase Mumbai extremeists in this new Bollywood film.

Zoo

Filmmaker Robinson Devor sadly sabotages his own attempt to bring the practice of bestiality into the light.
arts & culture

GREEN ISSUE

Green on the Go

For Austin Green Art, every day is Earth Day – or eARTh Day

BY NIKKI MOORE

Inner Worlds We Inhabit

Denise Prince Martin's photographs transport us to places within where the unspoken waits

BY CLAYTON MAXWELL

Dan Dietz: The exit interview

As local playwright Dan Dietz prepares to leave Austin for a teaching gig at Florida State, he talks about his experience here and what he sees happening down the road

BY BARRY PINEO

Andy St. Martin: Break on through to the other side

For nearly two decades, Andy St. Martin has been making large, mixed-media paintings, and a recent run of sales and new solo exhibition suggest he's finding an audience

BY DAVID BRADFORD

Ruth Denney: Remembering Ruth

Ruth Denney, the powerfully influential theatre educator who passed away March 26, will be remembered in a memorial service on May 27

Arts Reviews

Songs for a New World

For fans of the contemporary musical, City Theatre Company's production of the Jason Robert Brown revue Songs for a New World is a welcome opportunity for fresh, engaging entertainment

'Andy St. Martin: Selected Works From 1999 to 2007'

The animated personality of painter Andy St. Martin shines through all the careful color fields he creates in the abstracts populating his new solo show at 4 walls fine art

'No American Talent 3 – The Common Deceit of Reality: Basim Magdy'

Basim Magdy's "The Common Deceit of Reality" questions the scientific and historical postulates we derive from partial evidence, but parts of the installation undercut the whole
columns

Page Two: A Personal Journey, Part 2

Nashville, Coconut Grove, and points in between

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Our latest batch

Letters @ 3AM

No class can cultivate what a writer most needs, the gift I call the 'talent of the room'

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen goes green and manages to work both Maureen and Scarlett O'Hara into the same bit

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Five quick getaways in Central Texas to recharge the internal batteries without draining the gas tank

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Camels have come a long way, baby

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Title Insurance – the basics

BY ANDREA LOWRY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Lightning play twice at home this week, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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