April 3, 2009

Jason Stout

Volume 28, Number 31

news

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?

By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Point Austin: Campaign Trailing

A few notes from the run-up to your own participatory government

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: High Times at the Hunker A-Go-Go

Campaign antics are a good way to kill time in the mayor's race

BY WELLS DUNBAR

ON THE LEGE

Some Reforms Left Behind

Lege looks to account for school accountability

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SBOE: Out With the Old Weaknesses, In With the New

The State Board of Education has accomplished one step forward for science – and possibly two steps back

BY LEE NICHOLS

Original Titty-Tax Bill Loses Bounce

A rival bill emerges to tax sexually oriented businesses

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

State Budget Budges Forth

Legislators attempt to rein in governor's spending habits

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Docs Back Insur­ance Reforms

Can we make health coverage more transparent?

BY JORDAN SMITH

LegeLines

A little bit of lowdown on big things at the Capitol

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Judge Points Fingers

Keller tries to salvage her judicial career

BY JORDAN SMITH

Any Way to Run a Railroad?

Cap Metro temporarily derails MetroRail

BY LEE NICHOLS

City Counseling: Website Redesign Crashes

City goes back to the drawing board

BY WELLS DUNBAR

No Home for Rhizome ... for Now

Rhizome Collective looks for a new location

BY NORA ANKRUM

Austin CarShare Shares the Road

There's room in this town for two car-sharing programs

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Media Watch: 'Statesman' to Go Platinum?

Equity firm specializing in 'distressed' properties looking at Austin daily

BY KEVIN BRASS

Disharmony Over City Music Department

Live Music Task Force members resign from SAM board after Troy Dillinger criticizes city

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Fun Time With Austin Energy

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere

Res Publica

The Hightower Report

Obama and Congress Can End Mountaintop Removal; and A Bailed-Out Bank Bails Out Its Bankers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

Cake balls appear in Austin, finally, and sincere condolences to the family of Matt Martinez Jr.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Local food events, April 2-8

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Paqui Tortillas

Alissa Bassana and Doug Lyon ditch the factory and make their successful tortillas by hand

Zico Pure Coconut Water

Enjoy the restorative effects of Zico

Karibu Ethiopian Restaurant

Austin welcomes a new Ethiopian restaurant

Evita's Botanitas

Evita's Botanitas is still open, for now
music

Kingdom of Days

Bruce Springsteen doesn't call E Street pianist Roy Bittan "Professor" for nothing

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Off the Record

Roscoe Beck helps bring the Tower of Song to Austin, and wine-tasting with Maynard James Keenan

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Mastodon

Crack the Skye

Marianne Faithfull

Easy Come Easy Go

Great Lake Swimmers

Lost Channels

Yeah Yeah Yeahs

It's Blitz!

Neko Case

Stubb's, March 31

Jackie Paris

'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris
screens

Small World and Blurred Boundaries: AFS Essential Cinema

Crossing Borders: Immigration in Global Cinema

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

What Becomes a Legend Most: The Architect or the Photographer?

AFS Documentary Tour: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulman

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Lucky Starr

'Adventureland's Martin Starr knows it's good to be geek

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

ABC's new comedies take a swing at motherhood and matchmaking. Home run or strikeout?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Adventureland

Adventureland is a confident return to the kind of teen comedy that’s funny without being raunchy and youthful without being juvenile.

Alien Trespass

Taking its cues from several classic 1950s sci-fi films, Alien Trespass is a deeply affectionate homage to the era when every kid on the block knew what "Klaatu borada nikto" meant.

Beauty in Trouble

In this Czech film, the tumultuous marriage of a couple, who only stop quarreling for bouts of sex, faces a reckoning.

Fast & Furious

This third franchise sequel doesn't have as much smarts as speed, but it's still an uncomplicated, undemanding lark.

12 Rounds

WWE superstar wrestler John Cena teams with once-exciting action director Renny Harlin for this New Orleans-set action film.
arts & culture

Outside the System

Two artists go beyond the gallery walls to find new ways of sharing their work

BY ANDREW LONG

Carnival Ah!

ACC's central campus becomes a cultural extravaganza of music, theatre, and more

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Texas Medal of Arts Awards

The Texas Cultural Trust honors its fifth group of notable Texans in the arts

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Floodlines'

Jaclyn Pryor's site-specific performance can get you lost in a familiar neighborhood

BY BARBARA CHISHOLM

Arts Reviews

The Heidi Chronicles

What makes Wendy Wasserstein's play still relevant ekes through at City Theatre

The Studio Theater Project

Both dances in the show have great music, but only one delivers great choreography

Anton Nel

In the Dell Hall solo recital, the concert pianist proved to be a man for all seasons
columns

Page Two: Love and Badges

The last 'Page Two' on SXSW 09 (probably)

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

A postcard from prison? Wish you were here!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Playing Through

Oklahoma women's basketball player Courtney Paris has it all backward

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Gay Place

BY ASH BELL AND KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Leal's Mexican Restaurants in the Panhandle named several of their combination plates after the customers who made the dishes popular

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Bearded women saints, German 'quiche,' and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Legal Issues for Website Owners

BY CHRIS JOHNS

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