Sept. 14, 2007

Volume 27, Number 2

ON THE COVER:
news

No Room at the Complex

Renters scramble for housing as dirt churns on new condos

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Foie Gras Foe Foiled!

Police nab suspect in foie gras vandalism mystery

BY AMY SMITH

County Workers Approved for More Pay

Bigger paychecks on tap for sheriff's deputies and county employees

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Texas Biodiesel Industry Talks Big Business in Austin

Conference and Expo drift: Those who have raised biodiesel industry out of infancy seeking sustained growth

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Cross-Border Craziness

Feds finally release guidelines for new visas, civil rights lawyers file more claims pertaining to May 1 immigration protest in L.A., and Cuero rancher finds possible chupacabra

BY CHERYL SMITH

Naked City

Developing Stories: 'L' Is for 'Lake' – and Legal and Ludicrous

The Waterfront Overlay has an intricate history

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: Kickin' Ass

Prepare for another year of war, or worse

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

The budget passes, and the feathers fly

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Giving away Appalachia; and cancel Camel No. 9

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Squares for Rock Stars

Spending a show with chefs Luke Bibby and James Holmes backstage at the Backyard

BY KATE THORNBERRY

New & Noteworthy

Maine Root's Pink Drink

BY MM PACK

Bocaditos

Sambazon organic juices, smoothies, and sorbets

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Top Chef, a Savvy spirit, and birth announcements

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Sept. 13-20

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Aquarelle's Wine Bar

We expected great food, but the big surprise was the skillfully selected list of wines by the glass
music

ACL FEST

Band on the Run

ACL's battle of the bands, the Sound and the Jury, represents another new paradigm of indie music exposure in the post-label era of the music industry

BY DOUG FREEMAN

ACL Fest Friday Picks

ACL Fest Friday Interviews

ACL Fest Friday Reviews

ACL Fest Saturday Picks

ACL Fest Saturday Interviews

ACL Fest Saturday Reviews

ACL Fest Sunday Picks

ACL Fest Sunday Interviews

ACL Fest Sunday Reviews

ACL Fest: The Gospel Tent

BY GREG BEETS

ACL Fest: Austin Kiddie Limits

BY MELANIE HAUPT

ACL Aftershows

A Moveable - and Musical - Feast

Eating at ACL Fest

Restaurants Near Zilker

Barton Springs Pool Info

BY NORA ANKRUM

Off the Record

Gearing up for the sixth annual ACL Music Festival with C3 Presents' Charles Attal even as featured performer Steve Earle takes a shot at Austin City Limits the television show

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Manu Chao

La Radiolina

the New Pornographers

Challengers

the Brunettes

Structure & Cosmetics

Von Südenfed

Tromatic Reflexxions
screens

The Advance's Retreat

Is this the end for Cinematexas?

BY MARRIT INGMAN

TV Eye

My NYTVF Notebook

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Austin Film Society Documentary Tour

White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Screens Reviews

Dexter: The First Season

Moral responsibility extends even to the amoral

Film Reviews

The Brave One

Jodie Foster might be good at playing a master of vengeance, but The Brave One turns out to be little more than an upscale B-movie about getting even.

The Brothers Solomon

With three great comic talents in Will Forte, Will Arnett, and director Bob Odenkirk working together in relatively untried and controversial comedy territory, the only result is a syrupy fable about love and family.

Descent

Not reviewed at press time. After enduring a brutal rape, introverted college student Maya (Rosario Dawson) spirals out of control, turning to self-destruction in an attempt to exact revenge.

The Devil Came on Horseback

Retired Marine Capt. Brian Steidle tells the real, unedited story of Darfur in this documentary examining the powerlessness of one individual faced with a tragedy of inhuman degree.

The 11th Hour

Leonardo DiCaprio narrates this well-constructed – but oddly calm – documentary on global climate change aimed at the fence sitters, not the true believers.

Mr. Woodcock

Mr. Woodcock is funny for exactly five minutes, with the kind of subversive humor that boosted Billy Bob Thornton, but the rest is just a self-pitying, half-hearted retread.

Shoot 'Em Up

There's not a lot to this action-movie satire other than a seemingly endless fusillade of projectiles and the image of unhinged British gunslinger Clive Owen trading fire with Paul Giamatti.

12:08 East of Bucharest

Using a conversation about history, three men, and a talk show, this Romanian comedy and Cannes Camera d’Or winner achieves surprising levels of underplayed wit and pathos. AFS@Dobie
arts & culture

MACC Mommy

Managing the busy new Mexican American Cultural Center is inspiring work for Amparo Garcia-Crow

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

'The Magic Flute'

Mozart's opera gets a techno remix at UT's Butler Opera Center

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Liz and Ann Hampton Callaway

Enchanting chanteuse Ann returns with equally enchanting sister Liz

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Kushner talks Arthur Miller, Zach's cool School Musical is back, and AIPP teaches you how to make permanent public art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Tooth and Nail: Plus Tooth 2!

Tongue and Groove Theatre dishes up vaudevillian punk in two odd and hilarious shorts

Featuring Loretta

This Canadian comedy set in a seedy motel room can't seem to get past a certain level

Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art

AMOA's shows rejoice over blurred lines between interested corporate marketing and disinterested beauty
columns

Letters @ 3AM

Elation is complicated. It can be joy, but it can also be terror – and it can be both, and more

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen judges. Again.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Old Tunnel Wildlife Management Area outside of Fredericksburg hosts a bat colony twice the size of our own

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Fizzy pop and chop, flying Bambiraptors, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

How do I get a marriage license?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Kick off your ACL weekend with the Women's World Cup and Lady Longhorn action

BY NICK BARBARO

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