June 8, 2007

features

Deprogramming Dave

Drummer Lisa Cameron talks with ex-bandmate Kathy McCarty about her transition into self

BY KATHY MCCARTY

news

How Not to Pick a Police Chief

As the search reaches full speed, so do complaints about the process

BY JORDAN SMITH

APD Shooting: What went down

Officer shoots and kills 25-year-old after scuffle early Sunday in East Austin, Department of Justice to investigate APD's use-of-force tactics

BY JORDAN SMITH

Homeless Funding Struggle

Agency overseeing Austin's most comprehensive web of homeless services scrambles for funding

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Sally Shipman, Good Samaritan

Community says farewell to former City Council member

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

80TH LEGISLATURE

On the Lege

Looking back at the Lege through local eyes

BY AMY SMITH

Rodeo 80

The 2007 Legislature in a quick-step roundup

Developing Stories: Counting Cars and Fears

Officials say their hands are tied at Northcross – but is that true?

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: Congress' War

The Texas congressmen look for a way out

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

With only one meeting to go until summer break, City Council should be mob scene

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Developing Stories

Five Good Reasons Las Manitas Deserves a City Loan

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

The Hightower Report

Corporate Creeps Bilk the Elderly; and Al Qaeda Banks on Bush

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Yummer Reading

From How to Pick a Peach to going Backstage With Julia Child

Hill Country Flourish

The third annual Blanco Lavender Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Barbecue, wine, sushi, and crepes, that sort of thing

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

June 8-15

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mighty Atom

Atomic City's Jim 'Prince' Hughes is punk rock daikaiju at a whole different level

BY MARC SAVLOV

TCB

TCB shakes a maraca in Spoon’s new video, stakes out the Belmont for a supersecret Prince show, and talks street with Krum Bums singer Dave Tejas.

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

DOCTORS' MOB

Texas Platters

Tia Carrera

Heaven/Hell EP, Vous Êtes la Guerre

Doctors' Mob, the Wannabes

Doctors' Mob, Wannabes

Golden Arm Trio

The Tick-Tock Club

Bee vs. Moth

Soundhorn

The Golden Boys

Whiskey Flower

Mandible

(Here Comes the) Mandible

The Jesus Lizard

The Jesus Lizard Live
screens

A City in Fits and Starts

AFS Documentary Tour: Austin Time Tours

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Brutal Youth

Eli Roth on Hostel: Part II

BY CARSON BARKER

TV Eye

Network Failure

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Mike Figgis

Digital Filmmaking

Film Reviews

Cheeni Kum

A chef falls for a woman 30 years his junior in this new Bollywood comedy romance set in London.

Hostel: Part II

Roth has accomplished the near impossible: He's crafted a vastly superior sequel to Hostel, one that supersedes the original's sadistic quotient, gore effects, and narrative subversiveness.

I'm Reed Fish

The ultimate indie self-indulgence, this film (with a script by Reed Fish) is weighed down in its own coming-of-age angst.

Offside

Deeply immersive, thought-provoking, and quite often funny, Offside depicts the resourcefulness women in Iran must rely on in order to enter a stadium to watch, no less play, soccer.

Provoked

What should have turned out as a terrific movie about the crime of spousal abuse has instead received the equivalent of a ham-handed molestation by director Jag Mundhra.

Severance

This British horror comedy ricochets from violence to vengeance to outright survivalism, with comedy – some brilliant, some less so – underlying it all.

Surf's Up

This animated avian surf epic is most alive when its radio-friendly pop hits accompany beautiful CGI waves.
arts & culture

And the Award Goes to ...

The 2006-2007 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Junk: When you're jonesing for the good stuff

The four improvisers who constitute the Austin troupe Junk prefer to work in long-form, and long-form certainly seems their forte

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Salvage Vanguard Theater: The rebel sets down roots

After 13 years of staging shows in bars and other companies' theatres, Salvage Vanguard Theater is opening its own all-purpose arts space in a 9,600-square-foot warehouse on Manor Road

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks: Save the last dance for me

When the curtain falls on the final performance of its 24th season, Sharir + Bustamante Danceworks will dance away into history and an era of dance in Austin will end

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Full Monty

Naughty Austin's production of the musical The Full Monty gets off to a clunky start, but once it hits its stride, it generously delivers a fun night for its audience

Jeff Williams: Thickly Settled

For his exhibit 'Thickly Settled,' artist Jeff Williams has blanketed an array of everyday objects in an electrostatic flocking fiber that looks a lot like dust from an AC window unit

'Tom Molloy: Lone Star'

Tom Molloy's exhibition at Lora Reynolds Gallery may be critical of current U.S. leadership, but it also wisely opens queries instead of plugging in answers
columns

Page Two: Free Means Free

Knee-jerk support of Chavez's TV-station shutdown legitimates all censorship

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters @ 3AM

Excerpts from Cassavetes Directs, Ventura's forthcoming book about the making of the film Love Streams

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen drowned his sorrows in Houston after not being invited to that exclusive shindig at the Belmont. Perhaps they would have let him in if he donned one of those notorious Britney Spears hat-and-wig combos?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

DeZavala Vineyards, between Franklin and New Baden, grows the sweetest blueberries in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Einstein's slippers, and playing six degrees of alcoholism

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Protesting high property taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Lightning on the road, U.S. defeat China, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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