March 26, 2010

Jason Stout

Volume 29, Number 30

ON THE COVER:
news

Niche Justice

Travis County specialty courts try to break the cycle of crime

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Yes, They Did

You've got health care – even in Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: The Hangover

Recycling, homeless housing, and spandex – cure for a migraine?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 25-April 1

Developing Stories: Future Mobility: Shaping the Transportation Bonds

Urban rail is what you won't see this November – so what will you see?

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Wal-Mart, RG4N

The longtime foes learn to kid-glove thy neighbor

BY LEE NICHOLS

Gowalla Battles Foursquare, Interactive Wins

Social media systems square off at SXSWi

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

You've Got Rail!

Commuter rail springs to life

BY LEE NICHOLS

SXSW Bus Riders Left in the Cold

Why doesn't Cap Metro prepare for rider rushes?

BY LEE NICHOLS

One Man's Junk ...

South Austin icon could face city's bulldozer

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AWPC: Women's Caucus = Women's Endorsement

AWPC returns to its feminist roots, but not everyone's happy

BY AMY SMITH

Gag Order Denied

Quintana trial to be public

BY JORDAN SMITH

Perry Looks Justice in the Eye

Perry hand-delivers posthumous pardon

BY JORDAN SMITH

From One Compound to Another

FLDS member Merril Leroy Jessop gets 75-year sentence

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

DeLay Back in the Fray; and Boeing, Going, Gone

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Portrait of the Cheesemonger as a Young Couple

Antonelli's Cheese Shop is an intimate neighborhood shop where curious patrons can taste everything, ask a million questions, and have their selections cut to order

BY MM PACK

Book Reviews

Two authors wax poetic about the visceral joys of carefully crafted cheeses

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

Truck Farm Farmers' Market, the Taco Taxi, and a South by Southwest food Fest round-up

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Foodie events for March 26-31

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Red's Porch

With a view of the greenbelt, a relaxing atmosphere, fashionable bar offerings, and above-average food, this new South Lamar restaurant has all the makings for success

Taste of Ethiopia

There are so many luscious dishes on offer here, it may be difficult to decide on just one or two
music

Tell Me True

2009-10 Austin Music Awards

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Off the Record

Checking out of South by Southwest 2010 and paying final respects to Big Star's Alex Chilton

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Live Shots

Big Star Tribute

SXSW Music 2010

New Wine

SXSW Music 2010

Anita Tijoux

SXSW Music 2010

P.K. 14/Carsick Cars

SXSW Music 2010

Surfer Blood

SXSW Music 2010

The XX

SXSW Music 2010

Hole

SXSW Music 2010

Everybody Was in the French Resistance ... Now

SXSW Music 2010

Oh No Ono

SXSW Music 2010

Freelance Whales

SXSW Music 2010
screens

SXSW Film Festival 2010

Thanks for the memories

Come Together

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the HitRECord.org Midnight Matinee

BY MARC SAVLOV

SXSW 2010 Film Audience Awards

SXSW Film announces the last of its awards; no surprise, Fest fave Thunder Soul nabs a win

Keep Your Ear to the Ground

Overheard at SXSW 2010

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

SXSW Film Reviews

Capsule reviews

TV Eye

Mark Cuban and Avner Ronen have a heated debate about the future of TV

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

American Grindhouse

The Bounty Hunter

In this romantic comedy, Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter charged with capturing his ex-wife, played by Jennifer Aniston.

Chloe

Atom Egoyan's new film is an erotic thriller that stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and the mismatched Amanda Seyfried.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

A wisecracking preteen keeps a diary about the torments of middle school in this true-to-life story.

Formosa Betrayed

In this political thriller, an FBI agent investigates the murder of a Taiwanese-American.

Greenberg

Ben Stiller and (one-time Chronicle cover girl) Greta Gerwig star in this new film by the director of The Squid and the Whale.

How to Train Your Dragon

Soaring animation should make this story about a Viking boy who befriends his enemy a perennial favorite.

Mother

Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean director of The Host, is back with an exquisitely rendered murder mystery fraught with psychological suspense.

Red Riding: 1980

This second installment in a three-part dramatization of dirty dealings in Yorkshire is concerned with the notorious corruption mill that powers the region’s law enforcement.

Red Riding: 1983

This final film in the three-part series affords a great deal of satisfaction in resolving the plot’s many mysteries.

Repo Men

Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play repo men in this future world where body parts can be bought and sold but also repossessed.
arts & culture

The Final Three

If fast, physical action in a national face-off is what you want, try Ballet Austin

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Humana Festival of New American Plays

Local theatre artists play a major role in this year's festival of new drama

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Armstrong Community Music School

Austin Lyric Opera can't help but sing about 10 years of music instruction

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Zach Theatre

The theatre is giving away a free wedding to some homegrown George and Emily

BY ROBERT FAIRES

World Theatre Day

On March 27, you may encounter theatre where you least expect it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Carpetbagger's Children

Horton Foote's drama blows in like a breeze from the gulf, warm and whispery

Fup Duck

Live music by the White Ghost Shivers made this puppet adaptation complete

'Katy Horan: Lady Monsters'

These pleasing paintings can make you reconsider what may or may not be monstrous
columns

Page Two: Praying for an Early Death

Louis Black sucks, and he makes SXSW suck

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: 'Roadie': 30 Years Later

The screenwriter of Roadie visits his younger, more serious self

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar is mistaken for a well-paid gossip columnist, and Sunny wraps SX with a 'Nutrub'

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

This year was all about queering conventions ...

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

History Ahead: Stories Beyond the Texas Roadside Markers is part travel guide and part history book

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Wal-Mart, Cookie Monster, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Peer Pressure: Indie Presses Unite!

Club de Ville, Saturday, March 27, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin Toros Homestretch

The Toros and Curtis Jerrells return home to complete the 2009-10 regular season

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex add another scorer, European action heats up

BY NICK BARBARO

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