June 20, 2008

Volume 27, Number 42

ON THE COVER:
news

Who Did He Serve?

Scott McClellan on Bush, bipartisanship, loyalty, and duty

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Morrison Prevails in Place 4 Run-Off

With the campaign behind her, Morrison gets ready to tackle the city budget

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Numbers: Morrison Crunches Galindo

BY LEE NICHOLS

Mansion Fire Leaves Burning Questions

Who was that guy in the cargo pants? And why wasn't he stopped?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Cops Walk in Round Rock Shooting

Police acted 'reasonably' when they shot a naked man six times, says grand jury

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Don't Spray It! 'Bad' Effluent Threatens Hill Country

Spraying treated sewage over the aquifer isn't cool

BY JACOB COTTINGHAM

Manor Road Housing Project Looking for a Home

Neighborhoods balk at a proposed homeless and low-income housing development on Manor Road

BY LYDIA CRAFTS

CCA Jump-Starts the Death Machine

Executions resume after Court of Criminal Appeals rules against death row inmates' challenges

BY JORDAN SMITH

Long Wait for Yogurt Shop Murders DNA

New DNA testing could exonerate defendants, lawyers say – if only they could see those test results.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Johnston High School: TEA Allows 'Repurposing'

Generations of Johnston High alums ponder the fate of the 'Pride of the Eastside'

BY MICHAEL KING

Happenings

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Beyond City Limits

Point Austin: Raising the Bar

AMD opens its Lantana campus, and the questions continue

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point: Run-Off 101

Morrison won the City Council run-off, but apparently only 4.99% of you care

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

(Further) Beside the Point

Council members – some for their very last time – attempt to dot all their i's and cross all their t's before summer break

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Healthy Yogurt Invasion

The healthy yogurt fad is invading Austin with Piccomolo and Yogoberry, and we couldn't be more pleased

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Chillin' Books

Homemade ice cream can be an all-seasons dessert

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Veldhuizen Family Farm Cheeses

In Dublin, Texas, Veldhuizen Family Farm cheeses are giving Dr Pepper some sharp competition

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

This summer, Castle Hill Cafe gets a makeover to become the Corazon of Mexican Interior fans

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu: June 20-26

Locally grown Tomato Me Crazy Day, red meat and wine pairings, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Fantastic Journey

Alejandro Escovedo comes full circle

BY DAVE MARSH

Off the Record

Red River rolls out the red carpet with bottle service at Beauty Bar, the Jungle Rockers get down on the Bo Diddley beat, and the Kadane brothers return to Austin

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

My Morning Jacket

Evil Urges

Fleet Foxes

Fleet Foxes

The Last Shadow Puppets

The Age of Understatement

Lil Wayne

Tha Carter III

Death Cab for Cutie

Narrow Stairs

Love

Forever Changes: Collector's Edition

Simon & Garfunkel

Live 1969

Larry Norman

Rebel Poet, Jukebox Balladeer: The Anthology

Midnight Oil

Diesel and Dust

Mudhoney

Superfuzz Bigmuff: Deluxe Edition

Mogwai

Young Team
screens

Film Yr Idols

When Sonic Youth rocked Reno, seven high schoolers and their substitute teacher turned their cameras on

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film News

Mr. Blonde and the Six Million Dollar Man, making a movie in Kyle

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

TV Eye turns off the TV and turns on the Internet

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Screens Reviews

Catherine Deneuve: 5-Film Collection
Sophia Loren: 4-Film Collection

Lions Gate lionizes two icons – one French, one Italian – in two new collections

Film Reviews

Dasavatharam

New Indian film is a biotechnology action mystery that takes place one week before the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004.

The Duchess of Langeais

Jacques Rivette adapts a Balzac novel and creates a period piece that's also a timeless tale about obsessive love and hate.

Get Smart

A giggly summer movie, Get Smart is a well-cast chip off the old block, although the toothless action sequences detract from the comedy.

The Happening

In M. Night Shyamalan's mystery spooker, logic-defying episodes of death and destruction suddenly erupt across America.

The Love Guru

Is it redundant to mock self-help culture? Not if you're Mike Myers and have a new sketch-comedy character to introduce.

Mongol

Kazakhstan's Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film is an epic drama about the early years of Genghis Khan.

Roman de Gare

Until its piffling ending, Frenchman Claude Lelouch delivers a film that's intellectually cagey, potentially romantic, and, above all, an entertaining puzzle box.
arts & culture

Tomorrow, the World

Craig Hella Johnson's company of voices has long been world-class; now the world is hearing it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Necessary Targets': A Reason for Revisiting Bosnia

The Paradox Players believe Eve Ensler's play about the decade-old Bosnian war is as timely as ever

BY BARRY PINEO

Sterling Allen: Residencies!

The Austin artist and Okay Mountaineer has been picked for a pair of prestigious residencies in San Antonio and Omaha

BY RACHEL KOPER

First Night Austin: New Year's Festival Names New Director

First Night International's executive director brings decades of experience with First Night to the local celebration

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

The Longs give a million, the Rudes add a co-PAD, Mills shows his new dance, and Kitch joins a board

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

This Beauty Queen is harsh but effective, gritty as a sandpaper shamrock

Steve Brudniak: 'Noumenon'

Steve Brudniak's newest exhibition is thoroughly retro-futuristic, but don't use the "s" word to describe it
columns

Page Two: Music of the Spheres

We cannot work together unless we can talk to each other

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters @ 3AM

Reality is cracked and alive; the one constant is change

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Fort Leaton State Historic Site stands as a stark reminder of the rugged life of the pioneers on the Texas frontier

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

The greats, like Tiger Woods, excel on and off the course

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Cameron Diaz likes sexy firefighters, the Bugatti Veyron's fuel efficiency, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Becoming a U.S. Citizen

BY EDNA YANG

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle