June 5, 2009

Volume 28, Number 40

Issue Supplement

Pride Guide 2009

ON THE COVER:
features

PRIDE GUIDE 2009

History's Closet

Making the case for an Austin gay barchive

BY KATE X MESSER

Behind the Bars

Why are gay bars not counted within Austin club histories?

The Business of Pride

AGLCC's Jimmy Flannigan ponders the pitfalls of a complacent gay place

BY KATE X MESSER

Pride 2009 Grand Marshals

BY ASH BELL

Austin Pride 2009

Event listings

The Homophilic Bibliophile

Homo up your house with these gay history titles

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Of Barflies & Allies

The story of Austin's straight allies and gay bars

BY ANDY CAMPBELL AND KATE X MESSER

Can I Touch the Tender Button?

An interview with UT professor and archive expert Ann Cvetkovich

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Gayborhood? What gayborhood?

BY ASH BELL

news

The Genius of the Crowd ... Source

Austin programmers look to create a public redesign of the city's website

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: The Capitol Circus Decamps

Did we learn anything more than the meaning of 'chub'?

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point: Solid Waste: Willie Rhodes Slides Sideways

City announces SWS 'reorganization' – Rhodes to head 'Code Compliance'

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Naked City

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, June 4-11

ON THE LEGE

Session Ends With Finger-Pointing, Unfinished Business

Perry says he has no immediate plans to call legislators back to Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Topless Tax Dies in Maneuver for More Money

3rd Court of Appeals will rule on existing surcharge at sexually oriented businesses

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Creationist McLeroy Booted From SBOE Chair

Senate Dems successfully block Perry's nomination

BY LEE NICHOLS

Bill Keeps TVs Out of Texas Landfills

Don't put your television set in the garbage

BY LEE NICHOLS

So You Want to Be in Pictures

Lege gives creative industries incentive to live

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

LegeLines

Kuempel bounces back, and Maldonado takes home a prize

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

School Reform Bills Headed to Governor

House Bill 3 holds a glimmer of hope for Pearce Middle School

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Law Improves Compensation for Exonerees

Making up for lost time on the wrongful-conviction front

BY JORDAN SMITH

Event Street Closures: Compromise Ordinance Doesn't Solve Barricades

Stakeholders agree on a proposal for closing streets for special events

BY LAUREL CHESKY

Holly Street Hoopla

An attempt to develop a Neighborhood Plan Contact Team for Holly Street went down in flames – again

BY MICHAEL KING

U.S. Senate: Sharp on Sharp

John Sharp explains why he's the best man for the job of filling Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat

BY LEE NICHOLS

APD Shooting: Chief Responds to Community Concerns

Acevedo apologizes to family of Nate Sanders II

BY JORDAN SMITH

Sanders Family Files Suit

Family says officer who shot Nate Sanders didn't follow protocol

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Soft Landing in Rough Times; and The Price of Pie

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Restaurant Recyclers

From earth to table and back again

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Boost

Dripping Springs-based Genesis Today has come out with a line of bottled drinks that are unusually healthy and nourishing

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Lucky J's

Lucky J's chicken is both greasy and salty; this is not a criticism

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

A new burger joint opens, and Kerbey Lane offers incentives to 'eat local'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Local food events, June 4-11

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Cowboy Song

Thin Lizzy's 'Cowboy Song' comes alive in rodeo vet turned Red Dirt ranger Ryan Bingham

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

Surveying the aftermath from the Red River shootout outside Spiros

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Sonic Youth

The Eternal

Green Day

21st Century Breakdown

Ben Harper & Relentless7

White Lies for Dark Times

Grizzly Bear

Veckatimest

Elvis Costello

Secret, Profane & Sugarcane

Allen Toussaint

The Bright Mississippi

Booker T.

Potato Hole

Leela James

Let's Do It Again

Carl Carlton

Everlasting: The Best Of

Brian Blade

Mama Rosa

Amadou & Mariam

Welcome to Mali

The Marvelettes

Forever: The Complete Motown Albums, Volume 1
screens

When the Sun Rises

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ike, a group of teenage filmmakers galvanize the tales of their island

BY KATE X MESSER

Will the Real Norma Khouri Please Stand Up?

AFS Documentary Tour presents Forbidden Lie$

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film News

It's raining cash for film in Texas ... but not a drop leftover for Waco

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

Yep, it's another show about a pill-popping health-care professional with chronic pain. But Nurse Jackie gets it right.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

After Last Season

Opening this week in only 4 U.S. cities, this self-described psycho-thriller has selected Austin as one of the lucky few.

Every Little Step

This pleasingly meta documentary about the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line intersperses clips from Michael Bennett's original interviews with key players with scenes from the exhaustive search for a new cast.

The Hangover

The Hangover is deliciously darker than Todd Phillips' previous comedies, Old School and Road Trip, but it isn't as thick with malice or drenched in the "bromance" creed of the present.

Land of the Lost

Will Ferrell's remake of the beloved Sid and Marty Krofft TV show lacks virtually everything that made the original series so memorable.

Lemon Tree

This moving Israeli film tells the fraught story of a Palestinian widow whose lemon grove is threatened when the country's defense minister moves next door.

My Life in Ruins

Nia Vardalos, who hit pay dirt with My Big Fat Greek Wedding, is on shakier ground with this clichéd story about an American tourist guide in Greece.
arts & culture

Superlatives

The 2008-2009 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Big Range Austin

A new-to-town dance duo pushes movement–music fusion further

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Tony Awards

Local song-and-dance wunderkind David Bologna is up for a top stage honor

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

As Conspirare's choirs all come together in song, its executive director departs

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Long Day's Journey Into Night

Ar Rud's production is how O'Neill's study of family and fragility is supposed to be

Home Entertainment 2009

A lovely, loving tribute to the Eastside's Blackland neighborhood and playtime past

Nathan Green: Happy Birthday Moon

In his second Art Palace solo show, Green throws a powerful punch of relentless joy
columns

Page Two: A Higher Court

Rash judgment and vitriol don't validate simplistic morality

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters at 3AM

Anthony Powell is the least known of the greatest 20th century novelists

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Stephen rests then divests

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Post-Katrina New Orleans is returning to form as a tourist destination for people from across the globe

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Playing Through

The sports world is rife with dickish behavior

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Squirrel-flavored potato chips, John Lennon's Elvis, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

High Property Taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Crunch Time

Will the Aztex cower or conquer?

BY NICK BARBARO

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