Feb. 26, 2010

Volume 29, Number 26

ON THE COVER:
news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Our recommendations for the March 2 primaries

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

What's Historic?

Latest arguments over historic zoning sound like déjà vu

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: What's in a Word?

Joseph Stack's terrorism calls attention to rampant political hypocrisy

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Riding the Riverside Rail

Which comes first, the train or the passengers?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Feb. 25-March 4

El Paso vs. War on Drugs, Redux

El Paso City Council tries, again, to pass resolution denouncing war on drugs

BY JORDAN SMITH

Where's the Outcry Over Informal Classes?

Plan to cut Cactus is pricklier than continuing ed program

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Student Voices Go Unheard

Student body absent from student-body-made decision

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Have Mercy

Board shoots down superintendent's plan

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cap Metro 2020: Sounds Like a Plan

Board gives early nod to restructuring of routes and schedules

BY LEE NICHOLS

AE 2020 Plan

Duncan's last stand

BY NORA ANKRUM

MetroRail Watch

A little bit of mileage

No Excuses for Keller's Conduct, Attorneys Argue

New filings suggest judge is shirking responsibility for inmate's death

BY JORDAN SMITH

HD 47 GOP Primary: Attack-Ad Tussle

KLBJ caught in middle of attack-ad dispute

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Give Us Your Two Census

It's that time of the decade again

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Wall Street's Sacrifice; and Hug a Banker

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

Eddie V's 5th Street

Recently hired Executive Chef Chris Bauer delivers quality at Eddie V's

Simplicity Wine & Eats

Parind Vora's new endeavor provides a casual spot for gourmet food and drinks

Texas Independence Day: Crawl the Capital on March 2

Have a spirited Texas Independence Day with fellow Texans

BY WES MARSHALL

Wine of the Week

A special recommendation for people who love Italy

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Finally, real bagels made in Austin, along with online pizza and chocolate ordering. Heck yeah!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Delicious foodie events to keep you busy this week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Empire That Dreams of Us

Unlocking Shearwater's The Golden Archipelago

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

A coin toss to determine the future of the Cactus Cafe

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

The Strange Boys

Be Brave

No Mas Bodas

Erotic Stories From the Space Capsule

Dubb Sicks, I-45

Lifestyles of the Sick and Fameless, I-45

Nick Curran & the Lowlifes

Reform School Girl
screens

Moving Pictures

Alison Macor charts 30 years of Austin history, one film at a time

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Femme's Still Fatale, but She's Plastic, Too

Daniel Erickson on his all-mannequin noir, Eve's Necklace

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Play

What's new is old again: BioShock 2 and The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye

On why we should care about Tiger and his wood (psst: we shouldn't), and other major irritants

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Ghost Writer

Polanski is back in the saddle with his new political mystery thriller, which stars Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan.

Police, Adjective

This Romanian police procedural is a fascinating study of the meaning of language in everyday life.

Shutter Island

Martin Scorsese's new thriller is set in 1954 in an institution for the criminally insane.

Spike & Mike's Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation 2010

The boys are back with another self-explanatory edition.

Teen Patti

In this Bollywood film, a reclusive math genius has an equation that could revolutionize probability theory and puts it into practice in the gambling dens of Mumbai.
arts & culture

A Double Life

Splitting the difference between Peter Schickele and his alter ego, P.D.Q. Bach

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst

The songwriting genius of Hoagy Carmichael explained by the great Billy Stritch

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Site Dance'

A new book cites Blue Lapis Light's founder as a dancemaker of national importance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Butler School of Music

The UT chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota is collecting donations for Sheryl Stack

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Mary Stuart

Austin Shakespeare's staging of this historical drama is something special

The Flaming Idiots

This comic spectacle is pretty much the same as ever, but no complaints here

'Kia Neill: Terrain'

An eerie, shimmering otherscape somewhere between LAX and the land of faery
columns

Page Two: Same As It Ever Was

South by Southwest and other lifetime labors of love

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters at 3am: Somehow It Gets to Be Tomorrow

For many American families, one salary is not enough to keep everyone in the household fed

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

The producer who delivered the streamlined and elegant James Bond finale at the ASA fashion show? Webber: Sue Webber, of course.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

On the seventh day, the sissies shall bounce. And it is good.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Mozzarella Co. in Dallas has a dizzying assortment of handmade, fresh cheeses

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Bar stools, Happy Days, chicken tikka, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Learn to Curl

Right here in the ATX

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex in the House (Park) … and other news

BY NICK BARBARO

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