July 17, 2009

John Anderson

Volume 28, Number 46

ON THE COVER:
news

The Never-Ending (Crime) Story

Although their case has hit a dead end, prosecutors of the yogurt shop murders say they're determined to find the 'unknown suspect' – and then to retry Michael Scott and Robert Springsteen

BY JORDAN SMITH

Fire Chief Fights Diversity Battles

Kerr called back to Arkansas for a pending lawsuit

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Lebermann Legacy

Death of Lebermann recalls a productive life

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TEA to Pearce: Drop Dead

School officials and community are blindsided by agency's decision to close Pearce Middle School

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Montford Files Complaint With Police Monitor

Ah, the dangers of arresting attorneys for public intoxication – when they're not intoxicated

BY JORDAN SMITH

No Fair Share? Property Tax Report Provokes a County Review.

Property tax study says commercial property owners are draining homeowners' bank accounts

BY AMY SMITH

SBOE: Out With the Old, In With the Old

At least the new State Board of Education chair doesn't appear worse than her predecessor

BY LEE NICHOLS

No Posthumous Pardon From Perry

Why is it so hard for the governor to clear an innocent man's name?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Who's Accountable?

The TEA's decision to close Pearce Middle School is the tip of a political iceberg

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Summer Not-so-Blockbusters

During Council hiatus, the work goes on

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

The Hightower Report

Cookie-Dough Cover-Up; and Madoff Is Not the Problem

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Max's Wine Dive

Max's offers a very affordable brunch and happy hour, but loud music is part of the package

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Walton's Fancy and Staple

Walton's Fancy and Staple pulls out all the stops in its newly refurbished West Sixth Street building

Fabi + Rosi

At Fabi + Rosi, all that glitters is not always golden

Event Menu

A guide to local foodie events for the week of July 17

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Shuggie's melts into the past while other local food businesses try to accommodate Austinites in the heat

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Shadowplay

Marching to the beat of Manikin's No Wave

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Off the Record

Spoon stays home for a sold-out three-night stand at Stubb's, while Little Joe Washington hits the hard streets of H-Town, and White Denim finally gets proper Exposion

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Rock & Roll Summer Reading

screens

Size Matters

Making sense of Austin's microcinema scene

BY MARC SAVLOV

Doin' It Their Way

The inspired absurdity of 'The Mighty Boosh'

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Fantastic Fest Announces Lineup

Here's looking at you, Uwe Boll

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film News

Film News eyes the horizon for another Spy Kids installment

BY JOE O'CONNELL

TV Eye

BBC America celebrates its HD premiere with a week of sci-fi programming

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

We're still wild about Harry, even though this new adventure prefers to flush pink with its lovesick teens than forward-thrust toward the mammoth battle of good vs. evil.

I Love You, Beth Cooper

Hayden Panetierre stars in this coming-of-age comedy about a high school valedictorian who proclaims his love for the school's hottest cheerleader during his graduation speech.

The Merry Gentleman

Michael Keaton directed and stars in this glum story about a suicidal hit man and the woman who may save him or prove to be his undoing.
arts & culture

The First Time

Austin artists reveal the intimate details of how they got their muse on

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fourth Annual Ultimate Book & Dance Affair

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's casual fundraiser gives pros and amateurs alike room to move

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Tutto Theatre Company

Artistic Director Dustin Wills opens a play here then bolts to Rome to mount another

BY ROBERT FAIRES

testsite

The economic downturn claims a unique Austin visual arts space – at least temporarily

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Alphabet

The artistic interpretations of English's 26 letters here will astound and confound you

An Inspector Calls

Different Stages' production doesn't miss the mark, but it isn't especially powerful

Henry V

This one-man version succeeds in staging Shakespeare's enormous play with clarity
columns

Page Two: A Small Hurricane of Emotions

Jonathan Demme's Bob Marley Stay With the Rhythm pushes beyond the boundaries of the screen

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM

Woodstock was something new upon this earth

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Get well, Todd Wolfson!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Playing Through

Roller Derby and her fellow Hellcats helped Jamie Lee (aka Miss Amerikill) turn her life around

BY THOMAS HACKETT

Day Trips

Drop by the Dallas World Aquarium at feeding time for an exciting show

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Big love and gratitude to Charlotte Hale for her two decades of service as ED of PT

BY KATE X MESSER

The Common Law

Home Office in an Airstream?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Peeing on yourself won't help, Tiger's pastimes, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Music Man

Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, Thursday, July 16, 2009

BY THE LUV DOC

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