Sept. 21, 2007

Volume 27, Number 3

ON THE COVER:
news

Clear-Cutting Austin

Rapid growth laying waste to city's urban forest

BY LEE NICHOLS

Blind Justice

UT law clinic provides due process for Guantánamo detainees

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Media Watch: The Improbable Rise of Dana Perino

Dana Perino took a circuitous path to job of Bush spokeswoman

BY KEVIN BRASS

Naked City

Developing Stories: The Mistake on the Lake

The 'Save Town Lake' lawsuit turns up a legal mystery at City Hall

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Reefer Madness

Good news! Marijuana use remains steady.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Double or Nothing

Cap Metro fumbles the ball ... again

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

Something's gotta give with city's at-large voting system

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Hey, Clinton: Be a Democrat; and Labor Law Lawbreaker

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Real Road to Wellville?

Two strange and inspiring stories of the healing power of food – and how terribly it can hurt us

BY KATE THORNBERRY

New & Noteworthy

VegAustin.com

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

Barbecue, competitive kolache eating, and more new babies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Sept. 21-27

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

DaVine Foods

Leigh Recchia and partner Michael Shattah have put together an impressive menu of vegetarian, vegan, and living foods, with those suffering from food sensitivities in mind
music

Off the Record

Fanning the flames of the ACL Music Festival 2007

BY AUSTIN POWELL

ACL Music Fest Live Shots

Bjork

Björk

Andy Palacio & the Garifuna Collective

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

the Mighty Clouds of Joy

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

M.I.A.

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Joss Stone

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Dynamites

The Dynamites

Peter Bjorn & John

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Gotan Project

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Del McCoury

The Del McCoury Band

Homer Hiccolm & the Rocket Boys

Homer Hiccolm & the Rocketboys

Paul Green School of Rock

The Paul Green School of Rock Music

Crowded House

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Spoon

Friday, Sept. 14, Zilker park

Arcade Fire

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Arctic Monkeys

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Aterciopelados

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Back Door Slam

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Beausoleil

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Legendary Soul Stirrers

The Legendary Soul Stirrers

St. Vincent

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Andrew Bird

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Steve Earle

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Sound Team

Saturday, Sept. 15, Zilker park

Stephen Marley, Ziggy Marley

Stephen Marley/Ziggy Marley

Charlie Musselwhite

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

DeVotchKa

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Common

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Ryan Shaw

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Fionn Regan

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Amy Cook

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Regina Spektor

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

The National

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Wilco

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Midlake

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Bob Dylan

Sunday, Sept. 16, Zilker park

Best of ACL

Best of
screens

Seven Days in Heaven and Hell

Getting a white-knuckled grip on the third annual Fantastic Fest

BY MARC SAVLOV

Life Story

Ethan Hawke on The Hottest State

BY CARSON BARKER

Film News

Beth Sepko brings home an Emmy, plus things are about to get horrific here

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Race, Class, and War

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

King Kung Fu

Production began in 1974, but due to financial constraints, it wasn't finished until 1987. What exactly the money was spent on is unclear.

Film Reviews

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

The Assassination of Jesse James may be the world’s first epic of misguided hero worship.

Dragon Wars: D-War

Based on a Korean legend, Dragon Wars is the fantasy story of a reporter who unearths the truth about catastrophic L.A. earthquakes and sets off to save the city.

Eastern Promises

In Cronenberg's film about the Russian mob in London, the director and star Viggo Mortensen relates a corker of a story.

Good Luck Chuck

Pitched somewhere between Farrelly brothers-lite and some oddball National Lampoon outing, this comedy is as familiar as it is charming, which isn't to say it's a good film.

The Hottest State

Ethan Hawke writes and directs this story based on his own novel about a lovesick narcissist in New York City.

In the Shadow of the Moon

This documentary is a cheery restorative that recalls hazy memories of America's finest, boldest hour, when we went to the moon, again and again.

In the Valley of Elah

Paul Haggis and Tommy Lee Jones deliver a scorching film that's part police procedural, part family melodrama, and all about our national failures in Iraq.

Lady Chatterley

This new French version of the D.H. Lawrence story is tastefully presented but not nearly as scandalous and coarse as the published novel.

Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint

This is an old-school heroic drama from Bhutan about an 11th century Tibetan saint whose tale begins with greed and vengeance.

Sea of Dreams

She's married to the sea, and he belongs to the earth: This Mexican film relies on prehistoric folk myths and a delightful color palette for its impact.

Sydney White

Teen popularity traumas are translated here into a loosely updated version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
arts & culture

Taking the World Stage

How more theatre made Here is getting Out There and what that means

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Shirley Jones: Keeping up with the Jones

There's so much more to the stage and screen star than Mama Partridge

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Dolly Would: Here you come again

An encore run for Getalong Gang's dance salute to Tennessee country queen Dolly Parton

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Black Arts Movement: BAM! The sound of creativity

Who's bringing the dance, theatre, spoken word, and jazz to ProArts' second BAM! performing-arts festival

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Austin Museum Day turns 10, and TCA names a new director

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Staging of Fo's farce never quite musters the urgent lunacy of its Looney Tunes inspiration

The Magic Flute

Twenty-first century tech doesn't serve Mozart's 18th century opera, but the human artists make magic

Fall Faculty Salon Exhibition/Mike's World

Art teachers can do more than teach, as two companion exhibitions on the UT campus show
columns

Page Two: Personalizing the Mythic

How a former president's understated decency and the hectic birth of rock & roll electrified Toronto screens

BY LOUIS BLACK

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Our latest batch

After a Fashion

Does Stephen feel like a jackass for wearing mules to ACL?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Monahans Sandhills State Park is a treasure among public properties in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Urine + wheat = girl, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Austin Dispute Resolution Center

BY LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: Ink Fest Tattoo & Piercing Convention

Austin Convention Center, Friday, September 21, 2007

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Typhoon Wipha interferes with the Women's World Cup, and much more

BY NICK BARBARO

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