Volume 27, Number 6
ON THE COVER:
Readers' and critics' favorites
City does demolition job on Reed Hall, neighborhood morale
BY KIMBERLY REEVES
Despite leader Warren Jeffs' legal woes, group's gated compound in Eldorado reportedly growing
BY JORDAN SMITH
With the November kickoff approaching, the municipal candidates begin to emerge
BY MICHAEL KING
In the spirit of 'BoA,' BTP presents Best of What's Happening at City Council This Week
BY WELLS DUNBAR
Revisiting the Arrest of Protesters; and Speak Out for America
BY JIM HIGHTOWER
Heather Graham is an L.A. transplant whose dreams of a music career become soiled by her relationship with her junkie boyfriend, played by Jeremy Sisto.
Wes Anderson boards another train of ironic whimsy, although this time the train is quite literal and not just the train of thought in his head.
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I is back for seconds in this melodramatic sequel that emphasizes how the Virgin Queen lusted in her heart.
In this overstuffed movie, an aspiring Harlem rapper finds his artistic calling and homeland pride with Puerto Rico's reggaeton.
A small-town high school baseball team is put to the test in this emphatically inspirational mess.
Michael Douglas plays a wild-eyed dreamer who sways his daughter and friend into digging clandestinely for treasure underneath a California superstore.
New Bollywood film.
The NC-17-rated passion in Ang Lee's movie is at distinct odds with the chilly film that surrounds its lovers.
This smart and thoroughly entertaining film asks the question of where a lawyer’s ethical responsibility to zealously represent a client ends and the societal interest in achieving justice begins.
Unlike the Bollywood films most mainstream audiences expect from India, Vanaja operates on a far more realistic level, with the added bonus of a melodramatic story that's a real heartbreaker.
Joaquin Phoenix is dynamic, Mark Wahlberg subdued, and Robert Duvall trusty in this otherwise redundant story about brothers on opposite sides of the law.
arts & culture
Austin Playhouse revival reminds us that the war between creationists and Darwinists still isn't finished
With standout work by Katherine Catmull, Beckett's 'happy' play gets a revival to be grateful for
The fantastic narratives presented are masterfully woven and most entertaining
Welcome to the 18th 'Best of Austin' issue
BY NICK BARBARO
Our latest batch
An economy of speculation is an economy of debt
BY MICHAEL VENTURA
The year's best traveling around Texas
BY GERALD E. MCLEOD
Tequila's becoming more expensive, Americans are getting shorter, and more
BY MR. SMARTY PANTS
Do trademark laws affect my local business?
BY LUKE ELLIS
Letters to the editor, published daily
Lady Longhorns earn No. 1 ranking, and more
BY NICK BARBARO