Sept. 7, 2007

Volume 27, Number 1

ON THE COVER:
news

The Dead End at Olive and Juniper

ARA and the city leave would-be homeowners out in the cold

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

The Unexplained Death of Jennifer Cave

Laura Hall's trial ends with conviction – but no insight

BY JORDAN SMITH

Single-Member District Dilemmas

Process of drafting single-member-district proposal for Austin off to slow start

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

City to Moriarty: Drop Dead

City declines allowing Bill Moriarty to return to former position with Austin Clean Water Program

BY MICHAEL KING

Naked City

Reefer Madness

Cops given choice whether to arrest for minor pot possession

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: One Small Step

Gov. Rick Perry spares the life of Kenneth Foster

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Jennifer and Brewster are so over panhandlers

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The Price of Trucker Fatigue; and Corporate Americas

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Czech Adventureland

Caldwell's 23rd annual Kolache Festival

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Drunk on Civic Pride

Announcing the Official Drink of Austin

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Will more condos mean demolition of Ginger Man? In other news, updates on the Domain and Southpark Meadows.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Sept. 6-13

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Botticelli's

Can this South Congress eatery reverse its location's curse?

Aster's Ethiopian Restaurant

Aster Kassaye is back, and we couldn't be happier
music

Viva Belize!

You may have to fly to Belize to see Jerry Jeff Walker perform these days; just don't call out any requests

BY KEVIN BRASS

Off the Record

A night to remember Damon O'Banion, unearthing rare records with Unseen Worlds, Sound Team disbands, and the SIMS Foundation unveils its Office Tune Ups

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Toni Price

Talk Memphis

Headdress, Book of Shadows, Carlton Crutcher, Canartic, Tom Carter Robert Horton Lisa & Lee Ann Cameron

Turquoise, The Inner World, The Carlton Recordings, Bouncing Radar Beams Off the Moon, Sky City

Billy Joe Shaver

Storyteller

Michelle Shocked

ToHeavenURide

Sarah Fox and Joel Guzman

Latinology

Mr. Brown

Boderation

Texas Northside Kings

Texas Northside Kings

Blaze

Night Sangin'
screens

In Space

Image and essence

BY MARRIT INGMAN

Film News

Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grant winners, plus The Unforeseen, Bella, and 'Chickenfüt'

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

HBO Gets Intimate

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Cinema16: European Short Films

Some of the best directors working today, whether abroad in relative obscurity or amid the grimy existential zillion-dollar glitz of Gotham City

Film Reviews

Death Sentence

Vigilantism is alive and flourishing in this revenge thriller from James Wan, the so-called Splat Pack director of the original Saw movie.

Halloween

Michael Myers is back in this "reimagining," courtesy of Rob Zombie.

Hatchet

The terrifically retro maniac in this horror film recalls the heyday of Eighties gore films with gleeful abandon.

Interview

Steve Buscemi directs and co-stars in this film with Sienna Miller as the pair play out an emotionally charged pas de deux.

Manufactured Landscapes

With the eye of an artist, photographer Edward Burtynsky views the effects of China's industrial incursions into its natural landscape.

Mungaru Male

A big hit in South Indian theatres, this Kannada-language film is a romantic comedy.

This Is England

Set in Thatcherite England, this semi-autobiographical story tells of a descent from mischievous schoolboy to junior skinhead.

3:10 to Yuma

3:10 to Yuma puts the lie to the presumptive myths that Westerns are dead and remakes are always a bad thing.
arts & culture

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage

How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Joe York: Celebrating his life

The life of theatre artist Joe York is remembered on the Zilker Hillside stage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arthouse Texas Prize: Five for Texas (the prize, that is)

Arthouse shows off work by finalists for the 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Script Works: A daily dose does a playwright good

ASW helps writers face down the obstacles between them and their keyboards

BY ELIZABETH COBBE

Zachary Scott Theatre Center: Home improvements turn Zach black

Zach goes dark this fall to make long-desired theatre renovations

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Women Who Steal

Austin Playhouse's revival takes this female comedy beyond Thelma-and-Louise territory

Serious Fun

Four local artists bid a playful, colorful adieu to summer
columns

Page Two: Wild and Delirious

A columnist's lament, by way of some favorite cultural touchstones

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Our latest batch

After a Fashion

Britney has an OK! meltdown, and Your Style Avatar is wallowing in the chicken grease

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Grapes, raisins, chocolate, cocoa, onions, and macadamia nuts are no-no's for your bowwow, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Can our friend perform the wedding ceremony?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

The Women's World Cup kicks off Monday in China, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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