June 15, 2007

Volume 26, Number 41

news

Unsuspended Judgments

Battle lines drawn over the police shooting of Kevin Brown

BY JORDAN SMITH

Proposed Animal Shelter Move Gets Community Howling

Plan to move ailing Town Lake Animal Center to East Austin creates strange bedfellows

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Media Watch

Public radio wants to hook up with your friends

BY KEVIN BRASS

Naked City

Developing Stories

More lessons from Seattle

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Reefer Madness: Closing the Crack-Cocaine Gap

U.S. Sentencing Commission votes to close disparate gap between federal sentencing guidelines related to crack and powder cocaine

BY JORDAN SMITH

On the Lege

Eminent-domain fight moves to Perry's desk

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: Knee Jerks

Quick! Let's jump to conclusions!

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

The budget circus rolls into town

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

A Sick Policy; and Bush's Imperial Designs on Iraq

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Bocaditos

Jeremiah Cunningham's World's Best Eggs

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Wine of the Week

(oops) they did it again

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Taqueria Zocala Fresca on West Lynn and a dessert tasting with Amanda Rockman

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

June 15-21

Food Reviews

Jorge's

A return to tradition with a West Tex-Mex twist

Curra's Long-Bar

Oh, Curra's, how could you?
music

Reissues

Chase your rock & roll summer reading with the Traveling Wilburys, Love, Leonard Cohen, Betty Davis, Run-DMC, Warren Zevon, and more.

TCB

Flashing back to the origins of Emo's, peering inside the Broken Clock Cabaret, and celebrating Juneteenth with a heapin' helpin' of blues

BY CHRISTOPHER GRAY

Phases & Stages

Manu Chao

Live shot

Boris & Merbow, Boris & Michio Kurihara, Earth, Earthless, Neurosis, Bergraven

Walrus/Groon, Rainbow, Hibernaculum, Rhythms Froma Cosmic Sky, Given to the Rising, Dodsvisioner

Rufus Wainwright

Release the Stars

Ibrahim Ferrer

Mi Sueno
screens

GAMING

Degrees of Design

The game-design programs at ACC and DeVry face off

BY CARSON BARKER

Players Guide

Pseudo-reliable gaming news from Austin and beyond

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Joystuck

The New York Times Crosswords

BY JOEY SEILER

No Strangers to Drama

Austin couple rescues Vernon Plaza Theatre

BY RICK KLAW

Film News

The governor signs off on incentives, leads chorus of dumb quotes

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Tenacious Kiwi

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Crazy Love

Documentary portrait of a mutually obsessive, interdependent, tabloid-fodder marriage going on 30 years.

Day Watch

The second in a Russian science-fiction trilogy is a fantastic sight to behold, but don't try explaining the plot.

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

New Bollywood romantic comedy filmed in London and Paris.

Nancy Drew

Historically, Nancy Drew may be the best teen detective around, but in this new screen incarnation, she is definitely no spy kid.

Ocean's Thirteen

This heist franchise has settled into a kind of hipster equanimity.

Red Road

This subtle psychological thriller from Scotland holds its cards close to the vest while keeping viewers intrigued but perplexed.
arts & culture

Risk for Beauty

Sally Jacques sends dancers flying off a pair of federal buildings to give us a moment of transcendence

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Visual Arts Association: Thrilled to be hitting the big 3-0

The Austin Visual Arts Association is celebrating its 30th anniversary in high style, with a pair of exhibitions and a big reunion party for local artists

BY BARRY PINEO

The Arts Alive Institute: Reaching all learners with art

VSA Arts' Arts Alive Institute brings together artists and educators from across the state to discuss best practices for using the arts to reach everyone in the classroom

BY BARRY PINEO

Get Up: How funky and strong is their fight

Shannon McCormick and Shana Merlin – who make up the improv duo Get Up – are comfortable working together, like two parts of an interlocking dream machine

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Mud

Salvage Vanguard Theater's staging of Maria Irene Fornes' Mud has plenty to compel our attention, most of it coming from the three gifted actors in the cast

Intermission

Gobotrick Theatre Company's Intermission isn't a musical but kind of a live concert with real musicians pretending to be characters in front of a pretend audience in front of a real audience

Ruddigore, or The Witches Curse

With Ruddigore, the Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin has provided a welcome opportunity to experience one of the less seen works of the G&S canon performed with aplomb
columns

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After a Fashion

Stephen flits about town and sends a little love to Micael Priest

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area has so many animals that they give you a scorecard at the front gate to keep track

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Scaredy-cat Sylvester Stallone and state security smell samples

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Providing evidence when protesting your high property taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Make this weekend an all-soccer one, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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