Dec. 7, 2007

Jason Stout

Volume 27, Number 14

ON THE COVER:
news

Kyoto: 10 Years Later

Acevedo Fires Olsen

Following investigation and hearing, APD Chief Art Acevedo decides to terminate Sgt. Michael Olsen

BY JORDAN SMITH

UT's Brackenridge Tract: Speculating on Speculation

What will become of these coveted 345 acres where Lake Austin Boulevard meets Enfield Road?

BY JUSTIN WARD

Return of the Titty Tax

New 'nudity' tax could include not just strip clubs but cabarets, bars, fashion shows, and even mainstream theatres

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Naked City

Point Austin: The Convert

Mike Krusee on New Urbanism, Smart Growth, toll roads, and the importance of regional planning

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside The Point

City Council racing to get tasks done before end of year

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Bush's Hollow Support for Veterans; and Vote for America With Your Consumer Dollars

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Give a Chef for the Holidays

This holiday season

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Christmas dinner at the Ritz, tamales for the holidays from Santa Rita, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Event Menu, Dec. 7-19

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Aurelia's Chorizo

Leslie Horne's Aurelia's Chorizo produces authentic Spanish chorizo right in Austin's back yard, in Boerne

Dhaba Joy

After you're finished looking through kitschy playthings at Toy Joy, visit their connected cafe, Dhaba Joy, for vegan soft serve and baked goods
music

The San Francisco Sound

Celebrating the San Francisco Sound, 1965-1970, if not Rhino Records anthology thereof

BY LOUIS BLACK

Off the Record

Max Dropout's garage-punk festival levels Beerland to Ground Zero; David Letterman hosts a Late Show spectacular at Antone's; What Made Milwaukee Famous grapples with success on second LP

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Box Sets

Miled Davis

The Complete on the Corner Sessions

The Complete Motown SinglesVol. 8: 1968

The Complete Motown Singles, Vol. 8: 1968

John Coltrane

Interplay

Ike & Tina Turner

The Ike & Tina Turner Story 1960-1975

Frank Sinatra

A Voice in Time: 1939-1952

Emmylou Harris

Songbird

Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection

Vee-Jay: The Definitive Collection

Franki Valli & the 4 Seasons

Jersey Beat: The Music of Frankie Valli & the 4 Seasons

Robyn Hitchcock

I Wanna Go Backwards

David Bowie

David Bowie Box

Luther Vandross

Love, Luther

The War: Soundtrack and Music From the Second World War

The War: Soundtrack and Music from the Second World War

People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs1913-1938

People Take Warning! Murder Ballads & Disaster Songs, 1913-1938

The Brit Box

The Brit Box: UK Indie, Shoegaze, and Brit-Pop Gems of the Last Millennium

Donald Fagan

Nightfly Trilogy

Pearl Jam

Live at the Gorge 05/06

Megadeth

Warchest

The Heavy Metal Box

The Heavy Metal Box
screens

What Becomes a Legacy Most

Forever is in large part about what an artist's legacy means to the living

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

When White Meat Attacks

Troma's 'Poultrygeist' pokes holes (and punctures skin) in our fast-food nation

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

TV Eye

Wrestling With Angels is an intimate, surprisingly extensive profile of one of this nation's greatest contemporary playwrights

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Drunken Angel

In his 1948 debut for the immortal Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa, Toshirô Mifune unleashes a naked rage that anticipates James Dean by a half-dozen years

Film Reviews

Awake

The phenomenon of "anesthetic awareness," in which the patient is fully conscious yet physically paralyzed during surgery, is grist for this psychological thriller.

Darfur Now

For all the film’s rallying efforts, its meandering structure and absence of a central focal point result in a film about genocide that is, as unbelievable as it sounds, kind of boring.

The Golden Compass

The special effects are mostly spectacular in this story of a 12-year-old orphan whose fate is connected to a holy, multiverse war yet to come.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

One of the most compelling documentary portraits of a musician yet made, Julien Temple's film about the former Clash musician acknowledges the legend while uncovering the truth.

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead

Lloyd Kaufman's Poultrygeist is a campy zombie comedy that's full of jokes, chicken suits, spewing geysers of various bodily fluids, and barbs flung in the direction of the fast-food industry.

What Would Jesus Buy?

The good Reverend Billy is on an agitprop mission to convince his fellow Americans that our heedless consumerism will be their spiritual undoing.
arts & culture

Northward, Ho!

Why we're headed to the Blue Genie Art Bazaar's new home

BY RACHEL KOPER

'The Ultimate Christmas Musical: The Musical!' Saving the season with every Christmas story you've ever heard

The Yellow Tape gang works its high-energy, kitschy, crowd-pleasing magic on the holidays

BY BARRY PINEO

CreateAustin: The future is now

The cultural planning process has produced a draft with visionary recommendations and now needs public input

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Blanton Museum of Art: Adios, Pérez-Barreiro

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, the Blanton's curator of Latin American art, is leaving UT to head the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

BY RACHEL COOK

Arts Reviews

The Ultimate Christmas Musical: The Musical!

Yellow Tape's holiday musical delivers on the promise of its title with tremendous fun

Faces of America: The Light

The Miró Quartet examines our national character and finds some of America's lights still shine brightly

WorkSpace: Paul Ramirez Jonas

This installation leaves us to question our own notions of patriotism and our sense of American-ness
columns

Page Two: The Terrible Thing

Demonization of those with whom we disagree is the most dangerous disease that can infect a constitutional republic

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters @ 3AM

Americans no longer look or sound like, and will never again look or sound like, this country's rigid image of an "American"

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar Grinches about the crappy Christmas decorations on Congress Avenue and relates to one Nomi Malone

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

'Historic Hotels of Texas' is as much a history book as it is a traveler's guide

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

Fans continue to go gaga over the Dallas Cowboys

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The faith behind Nietzsche's mustache, the most expensive year for oil, the dirty truth about air driers, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

My Neighbor's Yard is a Jungle

BY LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: 'Checking It Twice'

Hideout Theatre & Coffeehouse, Thursday, December 6, 2007

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Champions League group stage ends next week, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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