May 9, 2008

John Anderson

Volume 27, Number 36

ON THE COVER:
news

The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized

Will the city create a path to give bicyclists a little respect?

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

'Chronicle' Endorsements

May 10 municipal elections

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Headlines

Quote of the Week

State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Beyond City Limits

Another Forum ... or Two

Campaign trail mixes with a flurry of forums

BY MICHAEL KING

Who Signed for the Sign?

Campaign snafus of questionable legality continue

BY LEE NICHOLS

Place 3: Kim Goes Attack-Dog

Girl fights are all the rage

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Grading the Campaign Ads: The print edition

No one hits it out of the ballpark in this round

Oh, to Be the Bike Candidate

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Is BATPAC Also a Highway Brat PAC?

Better Austin Today accepts money from a bad guy

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Travis County: Yes, we have elections ...

What you'll find on those ballots just outside of town

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

West Lake Follies: Attraction and repulsion

Mayors, guns, and money ... a lot of money

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ACC Campus on Round Rock Ballot

Round Rock voters will decide what could be ACC's largest campus

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

The Uneasy Death of Riad Hamad

Investigation continues in the mysterious death of an Austin peace activist

BY MICHAEL KING

Villa Muse Rolls the Credits

The film-studio-to-be is, apparently, not to be

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

CAMPO Decision Tree Takes Root

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Family Questions Pierce's Arrest

Onetime suspect in yogurt shop murder case charged with assault

BY JORDAN SMITH

Family Questions Pierce's Arrest

Onetime suspect in yogurt shop murder case charged with assault

BY JORDAN SMITH

Armed and Ready for Nature

Land commissioner jumps the gun on carrying firearms in national parks

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Child Fatality Report: Parent education needed

BY JAY TRACHTENBERG

Happenings

May 8-14

Newsdesk

BY JORDAN SMITH

Beside the Point

Another Futrell protégé leaves City Hall

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: Who's Blue?

Understanding Austin political speak

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Stop Subsidizing Big Oil; and Al Needs a Job

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

Beneficial success, Cissi's goes gluten-free, Daily Juice gives up plastic, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

May 8-14

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Hip Kosher: 175 Easy-to-Prepare Recipes for Today's Kosher Cooks

Ronnie Fein's commonsense cooking for every religion

Zocalo Cafe

Bland decor, not-so-bland food

The Steeping Room

Afternoon tea is back in style

Short N Sweet Cafe

Come for the bubble tea, but stay for the shredded squid
music

I See Dead People

The Black Angels conjure Austin's psychedelic renaissance

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

An all-star tribute for a Red Headed Stranger, Girl in a Coma awakens with help from Joan Jett, and Tia Carrera constructs its Electric Ladyland

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Live Shots

The Raconteurs

Stubb's, May 2 & 3

The Breeders

Emo's, May 5
screens

512 + 1

Non-native filmmaker Kevin Ford got here as fast as he could

BY MARC SAVLOV

Student Travels

AFS Documentary Tour showcases UT MFA work

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Watching movies in Marfa

BY JARDINE LIBAIRE

Film News

Robert Rodriguez starts shooting 'Shorts,' and other local production news

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

A new series charts the evolution of sex

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Bhoothnath

Bollywood film tells the story of a young boy who is visited by the ghost of his dead grandfather.

Frontier(s)

This French torture-porn picture features cannibalistic neo-Nazi hoteliers who torture their guests.

Redbelt

Although David Mamet's new film, which is set in the mixed-martial arts fight world, contains all the storyteller's familiar motifs, Redbelt may also represent his most commercial venture yet.

Speed Racer

The Wachowski brothers' hyperbolic film is supersaturated with outrageously eye-popping visuals, but there's nary an honest emotion in sight.

Then She Found Me

Helen Hunt directs and stars in this movie which finds just the right mix of drama, comedy, and the unknown – in other words, life as we live it.

What Happens in Vegas

Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher – two Hollywood actors known for their prankishness and pluck – never manage to convince us that this Sin City comedy is fun.

When Is Tomorrow

This filmed-in-Austin movie about two former best friends moving in different directions is purposefully disheveled and expertly ramshackle.
arts & culture

Another Round of Praise

Nominations for the 2007-2008 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Ballet Austin: Save the last dance for me

Four of the company's most gifted dancers are taking their leaves after this season's finale

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Organization Staffs: Another round of changes at the top

Two theatre companies add managing directors, and a children's choir makes a switch in artistic leadership

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Art of the Pot: Dishes that make dining so fine

The handmade dishes you find on the annual studio tour can make every meal a fine dining experience

BY RACHEL KOPER

Arts Reviews

Speed the Plow

It's surprising how much of the sharp edge in Mamet's Hollywood satire is polished off by Austin Playhouse's production

Peter and the Wolf

Second Youth's new version of Prokofiev's tale starts in Stalinist Russia, but that adds to its magic
columns

Page Two: Correlation Does Not Imply Causation

The lessons of Florida beaches, anti-drug education, and chain gangs

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters @ 3AM

Cyberspace is nowhere and everywhere, a place where the articles on www.michaelventura.org hover and hang, nailed to a virtual wall like paintings in a museum

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar is noticing something "fishy" at the gay bars

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Chinati Foundation's museum in Marfa offers world-class art in the middle of nowhere

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

The Texas Skydiving Center in Lexington, Texas, is a good place to test your courage in thrilling fashion

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The surface area of a human lung equals that of a tennis court, the coldest McDonald's, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Protesting High Property Taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

Luv Doc Recommends: Movies in the Park at Republic Square

Republic Square, Saturday, May 10, 2008

BY THE LUV DOC

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