Sept. 12, 2008

Jason Stout

Volume 28, Number 2

ON THE COVER:
news

CAPITAL METRO GREEN LINE

The Sausage Link

How Elgin got the New Urbanist transit dream

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal

The Green Line takes conceptual shape

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

SOLAR POWER

Solar Helps Keep Eastside Homes Affordable

Thanks to neighborhood-based nonprofit Blackland CDC

BY DANIEL MOTTOLA

Harden Solar Duplex/SNAP House Photo Gallery

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Res Publica

This week's civic agenda, Sept. 11-18

Chamber Takes a Swing Against Proposition 2

Opposition starts to mobilize against Stop Domain Subsidies' charter amendment

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Accessibility Institute

UT professor John Slatin was a pioneer in making websites usable for people with disabilities. Who will continue his work now that he and the institute he founded are gone?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Noriega Lays Out Health Plan – Minus Universal Coverage

In a tough race against Cornyn, Noriega tries to distinguish himself on health care

BY LEE NICHOLS

HD 52 Rivals Hit the Forums

Voters are already turning out to see what the candidates have to offer

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Road Bond Vote Heads to Hays

After rejecting a road bond proposal in 2007, Hays voters asked to reconsider in November

BY JACOB COTTINGHAM

Gov. Leo Berman?

Another Republican throws his hat in the ring for the 2010 governor's race ... or at least thinks about it

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Obama and McCain Off the Ballot?

Texas' Democratic and Republican voters might just have to write in their favorite candidates this year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

KB Home Workers Await Payday

Months after completing work on houses for KB Home, seven construction workers still haven't seen their paychecks

BY DIANA WELCH

Big Brother Puts the Squeeze on Good Flow

Feds bully local juicer into closing operations – for now

BY WELLS DUNBAR

KEYE on the Blink?

Shakeout at local CBS affiliate takes toll on station staff

BY KEVIN BRASS

SOS Wins Ammo in Gunn Fight

After a few bad years, SOS finally wins a court case

BY AMY SMITH

Save Town Lake Trumps City in Court

Court of Appeals rejects city's effort to thwart lawsuit

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: More Mavericks

You need a Texas scorecard to sort out the pretenders from the real thing

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Hustling the Budget

Council spreads a few extra dollars and covers its bets

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

The Price of Autocratic Arrogance; and Guilt by Association

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Landmark Eateries

Austin landmarks 25-49 years in the making

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Austin Landmarks on the Menu

Pay tribute to old Austin with a visit to one of these 19 landmark restaurants

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Small Sips of Beer News

New local beers bring flavor Austin's way

BY LEE NICHOLS

Event Menu

Open your wallets, and join in local support whilst filling tummies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Texas loses a barbecue legend, Las Manitas closes its doors, the Rude Mechs celebrate a new adventure, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

No Lonesome Tune

Retiring the dean of Texas songwriters? Fat chance.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Off the Record

Alpha Rev goes Hollywood, Book of Shadows pen a few new chapters, and Alejandro Escovedo meets a Man From Plains

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Randy Newman

Harps and Angels

Brian Wilson

That Lucky Old Sun

Wovenhand, Sixteen Horsepower

Ten Stones, Live March 2001

Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

Angles

Girl Talk

Feed the Animals

Mogwai

The Hawk Is Howling

Steve Cropper & Felix Cavaliere

Nudge It Up a Notch
screens

Around the World of Weird

The many genre delights of Fantastic Fest 2008

BY MARC SAVLOV

What Would Chairman Mao Say?

AFS Documentary Tour presents Please Vote for Me

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Go Faux!

The fake perils of Pop Rocks in Web series Never Do This

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Players Guide

Pirates and ninjas, video-game art, and the lucky few whose DNA will wing its way into space

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye

Mad Men and the mad men of the Republican National Convention

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Bangkok Dangerous

The Pang brothers' remake of their own film is all cock and no bang.

Burn After Reading

The Coen brothers may be masters of black comedy, but there are times when there’s no point in taking them seriously.

The Women

This remake of the 1939 George Cukor film isn't particularly fun or funny.
arts & culture

Delicious Collisions

What a difference a year makes with Ann Ciccolella at Austin Shakespeare's helm

BY HANNAH KENAH

Dan Dietz

New Dietz play focuses on the 19th century engineer who designed the first computer

BY HANNAH KENAH

Frank Delvy

Remembering one of the city's best-loved musical-theatre actors

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash

Free museums, FronteraFest applications, Gray's tap award, and new Salon leaders

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Five.Two.Ten

Ariel Dance Theatre's latest creates something original, moving, and truly beautiful

Helmut Barnett: Maximal/Minimal

Barnett's precisely rendered colorful abstractions afford your eyes maximum enjoyment

'Sean Perry: Fairgrounds'

Exquisitely toned black-and-white images transport us to a twilight world of thrills
columns

Letters at 3am

If one is to vote for McCain-Palin, what, precisely, would one be voting for?

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Jump on Stephen as he luges through the Swish Alps of the Social Olympics

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Don't mess with javelina, and they won't mess with you (hopefully)

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Kings N Things' almost decade of performance and community service culminates in Drag King: The Musical

BY KATE GETTY AND KATE X MESSER

Playing Through

The Texas Rollergirls on Sarah Palin and what it takes to be both tough and feminine

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Tina Fey, D.W. Griffith, and jass, the American art form

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Citizenship and the Selective Service

BY ANNIE SCHWARTZ

Luv Doc Recommends: PDAP Benefit with Kelly Willis and Patrice Pike

Antone's, Friday, September 12, 2008

BY THE LUV DOC

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