March 5, 2010

Jason Stout

Volume 29, Number 27

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news

Back to School

Carstarphen and Austin ISD trustees wrestle over priorities, budget, and power

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Scenes From an Election Day

A snapshot of one primary day's political doings

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Is There a Deeper Wave Than This?

Jobs come in one door, out the other

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 4-11

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Travis County Commissioner: Gómez Pulls Through for Another Term

Alvarez forces Gómez to get tough

BY AMY SMITH

299th District Court: Montford and Sage Eye Next Stage

The two top vote-getters move to run-off

BY JORDAN SMITH

147th District Court: Brown Takes Gammon Down

Hands down for Cliff Brown

BY JORDAN SMITH

201st District Court: Meachum Runaway

Meachum handily fends off Patterson

BY MICHAEL KING

County Court at Law No. 3: Lipscombe Brings It Home

Voters give Lipscombe 53% over Seelig

BY JORDAN SMITH

SBOE: Without Darkness, There Can Be No Light

Centrists on path to loosen right-wingers' hold

BY LEE NICHOLS

Perry and White Gear Up for a Fight

November, hair we come!

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Clinchers for Congressional GOPs

Incumbent victories no surprise

BY LEE NICHOLS

Lege Races Yield Weak Brew

Texas tea party efforts peter out

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Election Results

State and local tallies

Developing Stories: East Riverside: The Road Ahead

Let's capture the value – and federal funds

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Drug Budget

What does Obama's new drug budget say about his administration's priorities?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Bike Boulevard: City Study Supports Project

Study shows bike boulevard would not negatively impact surrounding streets

BY LEE NICHOLS

MetroRail Watch

Our hopes are officially up

BY LEE NICHOLS

UT Cuts: Framing (and Reframing) the Message

The backstory to UT's decision to axe campus institutions

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Affordable Housing by the Numbers

Austin needs more housing to address homelessness

BY WELLS DUNBAR

New Hearing for Death Row Inmate

Charles Dean Hood heads back to district court for new punishment hearing

BY JORDAN SMITH

Downtown Austin Plan Needs You

The DAP re-envisions Downtown, district by district

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

The Hightower Report

We the Corporations?; and Lawmakers Dance With the Devil

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Locavores Before It Was Cool

Kerbey Lane Cafe has been helping Austinites eat local 24 hours a day, seven days a week for more than two decades

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

That Takes the Cake! recap, Central Texas food on the national level, and more local deliciousness

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Dining, drinking, and farming in Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

24 Diner

Check out this newest addition to Austin's round-the-clock restaurants
music

SXSW INTERACTIVE

Asymptopia

Musical tech talk at SXSW Interactive and Music

Off the Record

Round five for the Cactus Cafe and the Texas Union board: The gloves come off

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Soulhat

Live at the Black Cat Lounge

Blunt Force Trauma, Razr13, Dead Earth Politics

Hatred for the State, Razr13, The Weight of Poseidon

the Happen-Ins, Damage Pants, Cause for Applause, Gospel Truth

the Happen-Ins, Damage Pants, Cause for Applause, Gospel Truth

Hug

Cravings, Lust & Chaos

NS / NS

Pleticulous Thoughts

My Milky Way Arms

Light Saber Circuit Breaker

Superhouse

TECHyes
screens

SXSW INTERACTIVE

The Best Medicine

SXSW Interactive 2010: an introduction

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Technology, Take Us Away

Are our gadgets and gizmos troubleshooters or troublemakers?

BY NORA ANKRUM

Mind Games

New science that gets in your head

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

The Revolution Will Be Tweeted

Harnessing social media's potential for political change

BY AMY SMITH

We're With the Brand

The fluxing future of brand identity

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Geeking Out

How gay community and the interwebs are enjoying a more than civil union

BY KATE X MESSER

Future Perfect

Contemplating the digital afterlife

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Now What?

Mediamakers consider what happens when traditional media meets its maker

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Print & Paper Über Alles

A more perfect publishing today

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Work in Progress

How technology is shaping the way we tell stories

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

The Face of Inclusiveness

Hint: It isn't white or male

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Burn After Reading

ScreenBurn at SXSW Arcade: totally free, totally open to public

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Ska, Super-Animated

Gals Panic reunites to play a fundraising show for Lance Myers' new project

BY MARC SAVLOV

TV Eye

The games are finally over. Time to get back to regular programming.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Alice in Wonderland

Sadly, the mirth-to-muck ratio in Tim Burton's new film is deeply imbalanced.

Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?

In this Bollywood comedy, the household of a married Mumbai couple is disrupted when a houseguest overstays his visit.

Brooklyn's Finest

Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, and Don Cheadle star in this clichéd police drama that's capped by an outlandish third act.

Cop Out

Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star in Kevin Smith's painfully unfunny throwback to the Eighties buddy-cop movies.

The Crazies

A mysterious pollutant in their water supply is making the residents of a small Iowa town insane in this remake of George Romero's topical horror tale.

District 13: Ultimatum

This French import is a nervy, comic action sequel that weds the sport of parkour with detective work.

Fish Tank

In this raw and award-winning film, a prickly British teenager hurls herself into scenarios fraught with danger.

Visual Acoustics

The architectural photographer Julius Shulman is the subject of this documentary, but through his work we learn an awful lot about modernist architecture.
arts & culture

Harmonic Convergence

Three stellar performers of Indian classical dance finally unite onstage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Long Center/Texas Performing Arts

Austin's biggest concert halls team up to present touring Broadway musicals

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Canción del Cuerpo'

Five dancers from UT cross cultures to partner with five dancers from Colombia

BY ROBERT FAIRES

McCallum Fine Arts Academy

The high school theatre crafts a bilingual take on the Webber-Rice musical

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Brief Narrative of an Extraordinary Birth of Rabbits

This fantastical show, like a circus, delivers one engaging act after another

The Glass Menagerie

TexARTS succeeds in telling the story of Williams' sadly sweet play clearly

'Fifth-Business'

Debra Broz and Mark Johnson conflate and explode texts and images in their duo show
columns

Page Two: Everlasting Love

Our annual ode to South by Southwest

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

The Swish Alps has added a gap-toothed fairy to its social olympics.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Austin County boasts the most multisided, German-style community halls in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

aGLIFF honors little old us, and we dance like hypnotized chickens

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Poison and sign language, cocktails in 1806, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Spirit of the Wolfe: Brawl in the Hall

Eight-time world champ Ann Wolfe tops the card

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex training camp opens with new arrival

BY NICK BARBARO

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