July 6, 2007

Volume 26, Number 44

ON THE COVER:
news

Paying the Piper Online

Stations, labels, and musicians wrestle over new Web royalties

BY KEVIN BRASS

Dying Alone in Williamson County

Animal shelter conditions draw outrage and accusations

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

On Death Row: Texas' 'Law of Parties'

Kenneth Foster's capital case highlights arbitrary state law

BY JORDAN SMITH

Naked City

Developing Stories

Neighbors file similar suit to RG4N's

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: Getting Wello

Join the fight for universal health care

BY MICHAEL KING

Reefer Madness

Apparently, the mere mention of drugs justifies suppressing student speech

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Why Not 'Drink Local'?; and Clogging Up Congress

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

United Plates

Andrew F. Smith at Central Market

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

El Gringo morphs into Molto, and chef Kristine Kittrell couldn't be happier

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

July 6-12

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

La Traviata

Not only does Marion Gilchrist make great food, day after day, but the restaurant is actually better for every year it has been open

North by Northwest Restaurant & Brewery

A longtime team on top of their game
music

The Miller's Tale

Swinging across the century with Ernie Mae Miller, 'a little blues, a little bawdy'

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Promoters square off on Red River, Daytrotter comes to Austin, Explosions goes international, and live music in Austin continues grinding

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Li'l Cap'n Travis

Twilight on Sometimes Island

the Monstas

Meet the Monstas

Kelly Willis

Translated From Love

Rodney Hayden

Down the Road

Ray Price

The Essential

Guy Forsyth

Unrepentant Schizophrenic Americana

Monahans

Low Pining

Mr. Lewis & the Funeral 5

Murder and the Art of Dance

Scott Adair

Liquidation

A. Rex

Moving Backwards

Jack Saunders, Drew Kennedy, Taylor Mills, Bruce Smith Band

Living for the Sunshine, Dollar Theatre Movie, Lullagoodbye, Another Day in Texas

Scandinavian Friends: A Tribute to Roky Erickson

Scandinavian Friends: A Tribute to Roky Erickson

Clap! Clap!

You Love This!

Pail

The Last Soundtrack

The Bulemics

...Still Too Young to Care

Spencer Thomas, Paul Pearcy, Larry Lange & the Lonely Knights, Sean Mencher, Porterdavis

Voodoo Dream, Come and Take It, Crazy Crazy Baby, Goofin', Live at Eddie's Club
screens

Sound Decision

The Austin Film Society Documentary Tour: Hear and Now

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Studio Involvement

Catherine Parrington and the future of the Austin film industry

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Coming Next Week

Nine people who have never made a film make one in a weekend

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

iPhone Fodder

SXSWclick announces finalists in fourth annual competition

Illegally Parked?

Robosaurus sighting

TV Eye

Can't live with it ...

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

License to Wed

A couple seeks connubial advice from a celibate with an affinity for Popeye impressions.

Transformers

What matters most about Transformers isn't subtext (this is Michael Bay after all), but what happens when big, loud, heavy things bang into other differently colored big, loud, heavy things.
arts & culture

Forte at Forty

Thriving under Jack Allen's leadership, KMFA endures as Classically Austin radio

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Vertigo Ramp: Inclined toward humor

In the improv created by Craig Kotfas and Ted Rutherford as the duo Vertigo Ramp, the unintentional chaos in the patterns is often as delightful as the patterns themselves

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin Lyric Opera: Pittsburgh Opera's Kevin Patterson takes the reins

Kevin Patterson of Pittsburgh Opera has been hired to serve as Austin Lyric Opera's new general director

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Barbara Jordan Statue: Standing like she stood up for the Constitution

After a second national search, a design for UT's proposed statue of Barbara Jordan has been chosen, this one by California sculptor Bruce Wolfe

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Script Works: Swanson steps down as artistic director

After three years as artistic director of Austin Script Works, playwright Colin Denby Swanson is leaving her leadership post at the organization to focus full-time on her writing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Constant Wife

Different Stages has put together a production of Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife, which makes for an elegant, enjoyable, urbane evening of theatre

Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show

Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney's Parallel Lives was a cult classic in the Eighties, but in the City Theatre production, it still feels fresh

'Whitney Lee: Power Craft'

Artist Whitney Lee has taken cute farm animals and adorable house pets – icons of traditional domestic crafts – and postered them across the streets of Austin
columns

Page Two: Grand Illusions

The only problem with wide-ranging, all-encompassing conspiracy theories is that they're wrong

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Our latest batch

Letters @ 3AM

The craziness of this country is that our public and private discussions have almost nothing to do with each other

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Summer fashion no-no's

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame & Tex Ritter Museum honors and remembers state luminaries

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The argument against ties and flip-flops

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Class-action lawsuit – should I participate?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Looks to be three and out for the U.S. team at Copa América, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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