July 4, 2008

Volume 27, Number 44

ON THE COVER:
news

Dead Dogs Don't Lie

If your pet escapes, pray for Animal Control

BY LAUREL CHESKY

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Naked City

Beyond City Limits

350 or Bust: New Climate Change Campaigns Get Rolling

The Share350 initiative launches at this weekend's Green Fourth of July, bolstering an international climate-change campaign with its own Austin twist

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Happenings

Cap Metro Courting Prospective Partners

Transit authority could extend rail and bus service well beyond Austin

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Johnston High School Is Dead; Long Live ...?

Johnston High will get a new name and perhaps a new lease on life

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Greening of Michael McCaul

Austin congressman breaks with GOP on environmental vote

BY LEE NICHOLS

Supremes Rule on Lawyers, Sex, and Guns

Court's rulings hit home

BY JORDAN SMITH

Craddick Rebuked for Reps' Rule-Breaking

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Computer Crash? Call a PI!

A new law pertaining to private investigators may inadvertently require your computer tech to take on a whole new career

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cap Metro Disability-Service Cuts on Hold

The Texas Civil Rights Project has been given more time to fight Cap Metro's changes to services for the disabled

BY JUSTIN WARD

Swearing-In Day at City Hall

Point Austin: A Tale of Two Cities

Thinking about affordable housing from all sides

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point

New council begins – then takes a month off

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Bush; and FEMA Strikes Again

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Microbrew Renaissance

It's a good time to drink beer in Texas

BY LEE NICHOLS

Event Menu

Celebrate our country's and Matt's El Rancho's birthdays, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Lots of news on reataurants opening and closing

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wines for Grass-Fed and Free-Range Meats

Argentinean Malbecs and Torrontes pair wonderfully with grass-fed meats

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Reviews

music

Red, White, and Reckless

Reckless Kelly's all-American bloodletting

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Band of Brothers

In a brotherhood like Los Lonely Boys, all is 'Forgiven'

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Commemorating the 95th birthday of Pinetop Perkins one year at a time, exploring Willie's Place at Carl's Corner, and a pregame pep talk with Paul Wall

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Live Shot

screens

Tradition Meets the Marketplace

AFS Documentary Tour presents Weaving Worlds

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Take Me to the River

Noodling 101 with filmmaker Bradley Beesley

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Fight

The Chronicle's critics turn on each other for an online debate

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film News

Legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman on the ropes at Lord's Gym

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

It smells like strike ... again. TV Eye preemptively tosses her TV for the Internet.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.

Hancock

Will Smith is the titular Hancock, a character as befuddling as the odd movie that surrounds him.

Jaane Tu … Ya Jaane Na

Opposites attract in this new Hindi love story between a mild-mannered man and a volatile woman.

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl

It seems rather churlish to complain about entertainment aimed at little girls, who almost never get big-budget movies made just for them, nevertheless … this movie substitutes pluck and spunk for drama and sparkle.

When Did You Last See Your Father?

Based on British poet Blake Morrison’s written memoir, this film is a very particular yet universal story about the eternal knot between fathers and sons.
arts & culture

Nothing Less Than Magical

Veterans of the Zilker Summer Musical recall enchantment on the hillside

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Domy Books: Where Art and the Printed Page Meet

Russell Etchen on launching an Austin version of his Houston bookstore that focuses on art books, magazines, and toys

BY RACHEL KOPER

Austin Symphony Orchestra: How Much Is That Symphony in the Window?

Two new symphonies will premiere in ASO's next season, but how are those costly commissions being paid for?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

McCallum Fine Arts Academy: 'Rent' Due After All

AISD pulled its sponsorship of a districtwide production of Rent, but the show will go on at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Altar Boyz

Zach's production inspires laughter as it offers the guilty pleasure of watching sexy young men dancing and singing together in a line

White People

J.T. Rogers' play about racial attitudes is timely, but its agenda gets in the way of its characters
columns

Page Two: Dead Dinosaurs

The only legitimate shot at energy independence is to develop alternative power sources

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters @ 3AM

Samuel Adams gave Americans a vocabulary both for revolution and for the building of a republic

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

A visit with Van and a send-off for Cyd.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

San Antonio's San Pedro Springs eternal

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

Residents of Austin's ARCH traveled to Washington, D.C., to take part in the Homeless USA Cup

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Thomas Jefferson an early bird, the founder of 'Founding Fathers,' and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Nighttime Waterskiing?

BY LUKE ELLIS

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