March 14, 2008

Volume 27, Number 28

features

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

The Gay Place

BY KATE X MESSER AND KATE GETTY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

The Gay Place

BY KATE X MESSER AND KATE GETTY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

The Gay Place

BY KATE X MESSER AND KATE GETTY

news

Fishing for Change

Hightower's latest is a collection of inspirational tales

BY MICHAEL KING

Muni Filings: Race to May under way

Candidates for City Council, Austin Community College board, and the AISD board seal their respective fates by applying for ballot spots

BY WELLS DUNBAR AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Frontera Residents Blast 'Frankenfence'

Hatred of feds' planned fence/wall hybrid for region is bipartisan, far-reaching

BY CHERYL SMITH

Biodiesel Industry Fumes Over State's Heavy Hand

Texas environmental regulators come down hard on fledgling biodiesel industry

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Election Wrap-up

Naked City

Reefer Madness

Federal drug enforcers show little interest in treatment

BY JORDAN SMITH

Developing Stories

If You Believe in Villa Muse, Clap Your Hands

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: Villamusing

Council says no to film studio, concert venue, and film set residential development proposed for eastern Travis County

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

If you can't arrest the homeless, let 'em eat surveys

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Choosing a Veep; and The Deliberate Deceit of Drug Ads

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Great St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl

Down a stout or four for St. Patty's Day, but don't drink the green beer

BY WES MARSHALL

Irish Whiskeys I Have Known and Loved

Taking pulls with local buyers

BY WES MARSHALL

Function Drinks

During these March festivities, look out for free samples of Function's Urban Detox, unless you enjoy hangovers

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Texas Democratic debate and the primaries had political celebrities dining at local favorites, and Manor Road's restaurant row gets some action

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

March 15-17

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Austin Music Awards

2007-08

Still a Good Day

Ice Cube's coexisting Gs: gangsta rap and G-rated

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Waiting for the Man

Lou Reed wonders if you ever read Othello

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

SXSW Music Fest Preview Guide

Recommended showcases; picks and sleeper sets

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

2007-08 Austin Music Awards

Austin Music Hall, Wednesday, March 12

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

SXSW Pixels

Girls Can Tell

Gadding about

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Ice Cream Man Presents!

Thursday's flavor: the Choir Practice

BY MATT ALLEN

MOJO Recommends

Dickensian sea-shanty-styled troubadour Johnny Flynn

My SXSW

Music fest diary

BY KAKI KING

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Spotlight: Horse + Donkey

Who let Horse + Donkey out of the stable?

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Spotlight: Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard, gone in 60 seconds

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Spotlight: Carbon/Silicon

The Clash comes full circle

BY MARC SAVLOV

Spotlight: The Explorers Club

Brian Wilson approved: the Explorers Club

BY DARCIE STEVENS

Spotlight: James McMurtry

A-political Dick Cheney blues

BY DAN OKO

Spotlight: Amplified Heat

Austin's power trio is ready to rumble

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW Music Keynote Address

BY DAN OKO

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

SXSW Pixels

Girls Can Tell

Gadding about

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Ice Cream Man Presents!

Friday's Flavor: Crystal Antlers

MOJO Recommends

Suicide II

My SXSW

Music fest diary

BY CADENCE WEAPON

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Spotlight: Clipse/Re-Up Gang

Clipse Re-Ups a new collaboration

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Spotlight: Nouveau Riche

Nouveau Riches of interstellar pop on a positive tip

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Spotlight: Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper: the hip-hop of indie rock?

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Spotlight: White Denim

Year-old White Denim's Gories-inspired greatest hits

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Spotlight: Magic Christian

SF supergroup Magic Christian rises from the ashes of groovy

BY GREG BEETS

Spotlight: Devotchka

Who needs globalization with Devotchka around?

BY MELANIE HAUPT

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Day Party Crawl

Ballroom Dancing

SXSW panels

SXSW Pixels

Waterloo Records

Girls Can Tell

Gadding about

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Ice Cream Man Presents!

Saturday's Flavor: Port O'Brien

BY MATT ALLEN

MOJO Recommends

Duffy, SXSW 08's Amy Winehouse?

My SXSW

Music fest diary

BY JAMES MCMURTRY

SHOWCASE PREVIEWS

Spotlight: Ume

Ume's not trying to be Sonic Youth

BY DARCIE STEVENS

Spotlight: Mingering Mike

Mingering Mike, where musical fact and fiction collide

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Spotlight: Darondo

Darondo: not a pimp, not a myth

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Spotlight: Dana Falconberry

Dana Falconberry, Southern by scholarship and soul, not birth

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Spotlight: Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel

Derek's still-standing Domino and his new vocal counterpart

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Spotlight: Sea Wolf

Alex Brown Church takes after Jack London

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

WEEKLY ISSUE

Off the Record

It's the end of the world as we know it: South by Southwest 22 officially begins

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

Off the Record

SXSW music news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

Off the Record

SXSW music news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

Off the Record

SXSW music news and carryings on

BY AUSTIN POWELL

WEEKLY ISSUE

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW Platters

Kimya Dawson

SXSW showcase reviews

Super Deluxe Comedy Death Ray

SXSW showcase reviews

Mika Miko

SXSW showcase reviews

Lykke Li

SXSW showcase reviews

Santogold

SXSW showcase reviews

The Little Ones

SXSW showcase reviews

Nouveau Riche

SXSW showcase reviews

Shelby Lynne

SXSW showcase reviews

Zona Tango

SXSW showcase reviews

Sub Pop Showcase

SXSW showcase reviews

Fuck Buttons

SXSW showcase reviews

Mexican Combo Platter

SXSW showcase reviews
screens

War Stories

Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro collaborate to document one wounded soldier's transformation into 'anti-warrior'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

SXSW 08 Film Awards

The rundown

The Long Shadow of Bud Cort

From Ashby to Altman and emo boys everywhere

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW 08 Film Reviews

SXSW 08 Film Conference

Snapshots from the SXSW 08 Film Conference

BY MARC SAVLOV

Texas Film Hall of Fame 2008

The stars at night, big and bright

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW Filmmaker Hospitalized

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

WEEKLY ISSUE

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

SXSW DAILY: SATURDAY

SXSW Film

Daily reviews and interviews

Thanks for the Memories

WEEKLY ISSUE

TV Eye

The new new media, plus David Simon to speak at UT, and more questions about the switch-over from analog

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Body of War

Filmmakers Phil Donahue and Ellen Spiro show the story of a young veteran, crippled after five days of service in Iraq, and his evolution from gung-ho enlistee to passionate anti-war activist.

College Road Trip

Raven-Symoné co-stars with Martin Lawrence in this mugging comedy, which also makes room for Donny Osmond.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Jim Carrey, Steve Carell, and Carol Burnett provide just-right voices for these Seussian characters who offer the perfect antidote to the injustices experienced in childhood.

Funny Games U.S.

Michael Haneke comes to the U.S. to remake his tortuous German film about psychological terrorism with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth.

Jimmy Carter: Man From Plains

Filmmaker Jonathan Demme accompanies Jimmy Carter during the former president's controversial book tour for Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, and in the process offers a re-evalution of this world leader.

Nanking

This vivid documentary account of the Japanese "rape of Nanking" in 1937 includes the reading of diaries, letters, and other accounts of the exceptionally vicious invasion written by the expats and survivors.

SXSW 08 Film Festival

Enjoy the madness while it lasts.It's here.

10,000 B.C.

After all those cataclysmic movies like Independence Day and The Day After Tomorrow, it seems right that Roland Emmerich has now turned his focus to the beginnings of civilization.

Wesley Willis's Joyrides

The songs and demons of cult musician Willis are profiled in this documentary, which screened at SXSW.
arts & culture

Show and Sell

Austin art is getting national buzz, but is anybody buying it?

BY CLAYTON MAXWELL

Austin Video Bee: Daring to fail

This sampler of video art being made in Austin could not have come at a better time

BY RACHEL COOK

Austin V-Day: Victory over violence with the 'Vagina' and its author, Eve

Eve Ensler joins Austin in the fight to stop violence against women and girls

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Women & Their Work: Sliding through an artist's work in 15 minutes

W&TW's 'Show & Tell' provides a quick and easy intro to an artist via slides

BY SALVADOR CASTILLO

Arts Reviews

Crimes of the Heart

City Theatre's production is so enjoyable that you'll be inclined to overlook its flaws

The Souls of Our Feet 2008

Tapestry's new program of classic tap routines continues to reveal the form's vitality and the troupe's growing skill

Jesse Burke and George Schroeder

This dual solo show didn't offer any connections between Schroeder's slender sculptures and Burke's polished photos
columns

Page Two: South by Simplicity

The plain truth behind the Festival's origins

BY LOUIS BLACK

SXSW DAILY: THURSDAY

After a Fashion

Gossip

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

WEEKLY ISSUE

Oops!

Letters @ 3AM

Jo Carol Pierce's music says: Go the distance, baby, and find out – find you

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen rubs up against all that glitter at the Texas Film Hall of Fame and learns how much of it actually rubs off

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Take a ride on Capt. Day Trips' magical musical tour

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

The Austin Gamblers gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender bowling league keeps it real, real fun

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

President Coolidge and his wallaby, ethicists and their bad behavior, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Bike Helmets for Adults – What's the Current Law?

BY LUKE ELLIS

SXSW DAILY: FRIDAY

After a Fashion

The Austin Music Awards is an all in the family affair

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Austin Aztex tryouts, English FA Cup semifinals, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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