Sept. 28, 2007

Volume 27, Number 4

ON THE COVER:
news

The Making of Downtown North

The Domain may sound like just another fancy mall – but planners say it's the seed of a second Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Keeping Our Land Public

Stretch of undeveloped land in far West Texas focus of unusual ownership debate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austinites Mobilize in Support of the Jena 6

Local march part of one of largest civil rights demonstrations in recent history

BY JUSTIN WARD

The Millionaire Who Would Be Constable

Former APD cop wins lottery, settles brutality lawsuit, and embarks on dream of becoming a ... constable?

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Wrecking Ball Headed for Home of Preservation Champion

Commission rejects pleas to save Roberta Crenshaw's former home

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Naked City

Point Austin: Shoot the Messenger

The ARA strikes back

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

No, they're not speaking metaphorically

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

War on Terrorists Gets Goofier; and An Early and Exclusive Primary

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

ACL FEST

A Food Writer's Favorites From ACL Fest

Back and forth between the concerts and food court

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Bocaditos

Kishibori Shoyu: Pure Artisan Shoyu

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

No rest from the fests; plus, Paul Petersen in the pages of Esquire

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Sept. 28-Oct. 4

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

ESPN Gameday Gourmet: More Than 80 All-American Tailgate Recipes

Uncle Billy's Brew & Que

The newest addition in a series of restaurants launched by the founders of the wildly successful Austin Java

Paila Peruvian Cuisine

Cutting-edge traditional flavors and combinations that deserve to be tasted and appreciated
music

The Shepherd

Dripping Springs recluse Sam Beam spills some Iron & Wine

BY DAN OKO

Off the Record

Scaling the Wall of Sound Festival in Fort Worth, paying respect to late blues great Gary Primich, and readying for the second annual HAAM Benefit Day

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Amplified Heat

How Do You Like the Sound of That

Doyle Bramhall

Is It News

Brownout

Homenaje

Chamillionaire

Ultimate Victory

Kevin Fowler

Bring It On

Steve Earle

Washington Square Serenade

Lyle Lovett

It's Not Big It's Large

Black Mike, Lil A, Mirage, Lil Brian

Mixed Emotions Vol. 1, Hold My Own, Mirage, Worldwide
screens

AGLIFF

Taking On Another Identity

Lisa Kaselak, a straight woman, leads the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival into its 20th year

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

aGLIFF Previews and Schedule

Sept. 28-Oct. 6

Epaulets, Hard-Plastic C-Cups, and a Superhero Cop

NCsoft's gaming love-in

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

In Space

ON Networks' Proper Ollie

BY CARSON BARKER

TV Eye

Seasonal Pickings

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Stranger Than Paradise

When it was first released in 1984, Jim Jarmusch's tale of three lost souls going nowhere was a revelation – a dry-as-the-desert revelation in black and white, or rather gray and lighter gray

Film Reviews

Across the Universe

Julie Taymor takes the timelessness of the Beatles' music and yanks it earthward into a minefield of literalism.

December Boys

In his first film role post-Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe plays an orphan in Australia who's pals with a bunch of other boys born in December.

The Game Plan

The Rock plays a quarterback whose life is altered by the daughter he didn't know he had.

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

Curb Your Enthusiasm's Jeff Garlin wrote, directed, and stars in this endearing schlub-in-Chicago movie that features contributions from Sarah Silverman, Bonnie Hunt, and other comic performers.

The Kingdom

Initially, The Kingdom seems like it might be another of this season's politically charged movies, but it actually plays more like an explosive episode of CSI: Riyadh.

The Nines

Ryan Reynolds, Melissa McCarthy, and Hope Davis star in three discrete but thematically linked short films in this feature-film-directing debut from screenwriter John August.

Outsourced

When a Seattle man is transferred to India due to outsourcing, he overcomes his aversion and becomes the eventual poster boy for immersing, life-altering travel.

Resident Evil: Extinction

Milla Jovovich continues to fight zombies and the apocalypse.

Trade

This drama about international sex trafficking is tremendously sincere but also brutal.
arts & culture

Blake Behind Bars

To write a parody of prison movies, Naughty Austin's Blake Yelavich sentenced himself to 27 films in the big house

BY ROBERT FAIRES

2007 B. Iden Payne Awards

More than 60 shows scored nominations for ACoT's annual theatre honors

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Actors From the London Stage

You can imagine five actors performing all of Macbeth, but you need to see it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

Tarik O'Regan writes just the kind of lush choral music Conspirare loves to sing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Tuna Does Vegas'

New Tuna comedy does such brisk box office, one-week Paramount run extends to three

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hot September Flurries

Fall fell early, thanks to a program of group dances that projected an autumnal mood

The 2007 Arthouse Texas Prize Exhibition

This year's five prize finalists all question what civilized society is, in Texas and elsewhere
columns

Page Two: Knocked Out, Loaded

On the limits of imagination, the brilliance of ACL Fest, and the purifying power of The Hottest State

BY LOUIS BLACK

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Our latest batch

Letters @ 3AM

A report from 2107: The decline and fall of the former United States of America

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

More star sightings at ACL and Stephen dishes with Fox

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Fort Lancaster was acquired by the state in 1965 and, after years of archeological exploration, hosts a very informative interpretive museum

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

There are more germs on your body than people in the United States, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Trademark My Small Business?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Germany to play the winner of the USA-Brazil semifinal of the Women's World Cup, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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