April 9, 2010

Jana Birchum

Volume 29, Number 32

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news

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

April 13 primary run-offs

We're 49th! ... Or Just Seventh of 10

Union and Austin ISD argue over teacher pay – and what to do about it

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Taking Fire

Did you happen to vote for dictatorial rule?

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Bam! Pow! Crash! Holy Reactivated Permit, Batman!

Controversies real, invented, and in between

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, April 8-15

Making 'Pregnancy Centers' Tell the Truth

Proposed ordinance would require CPCs to provide full disclosure

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Saving Banks From Themselves; and Fed Up With Fed Secrets

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Bump in the Road for Bike Boulevard

City switches gears on Nueces bicycle plan

BY LEE NICHOLS

Carole vs. Climate Plan

New 'nonpartisan' group vs. AE generation plan

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Reefer Madness: Austin Is 'Command Center' for Drug Trafficking

City could draw federal dollars with new designation

BY JORDAN SMITH

SBOE Run-Off

The 'common sense conservative' comes under fire from both sides

BY LEE NICHOLS

No Tase Limit for Granny

According to Lehmberg, it may have been Granny's own damn fault

BY JORDAN SMITH

'Intrigue' Visits Local Census Effort

Data on homeless count remains a mystery until next year

BY AMY SMITH

Regional Planning

Lack of county coordination inhibits regional planning

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

food

Back to the Future

At Sunday's East Austin Urban Farm Tour, you can experience a taste of Austin's past, the present, and an invaluable element in our future

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Local Investment Fuels Expansion at Johnson's Backyard Garden

Local investment fuels expansion at local garden

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Slow Money in Action in Austin

Promoting 'capital opportunities for local, organic, and sustainable food enterprises throughout Central Texas'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Fighting obesity one seed packet at a time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Pigs and produce make for perfect springtime foodie events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Chasing Amy

Painting lamps, chasing elephants, and singing with Alejandro Escovedo: Amy Cook jumps into the pool

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Getting the runaround from UT administration

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Harlem

Hippies

Mother Falcon

Still Life

Carrie Rodriguez

Love and Circumstance

Ralph White, Shawn David McMillen, Book of Shadows, Pong

The Mongrel's Hoard, Dead Friends, The Morphail Effect, Escobarb

Micky & the Motorcars, Eleven Hundred Springs, The Flatcar Rattlers, Mike Runnels, the Redneck Boys

Live at Billy Bob's Texas, This Crazy Life, Which Side Are You On?, The Tender Years, It's About Dam Time
screens

Exploitation's Glass Ceiling

Feminist filmmaker Stephanie Rothman on her short but brilliant run making B-movies

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Honor Roll

Behind the new stunner of a short from Austin film mainstay Steve Mims

BY MARC SAVLOV

Shalom, Y'all

Previewing the Austin Jewish Film Festival

Katrina's Collateral Damage (Think Four-Legged and Furry)

AFS Documentary Tour presents Mine

BY NORA ANKRUM

Adventures in Iberia

The latest AFS Essential Cinema profiles contemporary Portuguese cinema

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

Jamie Oliver takes on the American diet ... but is he pointing his finger in the wrong direction?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond

Recalling the tone and spirit of Eighties horror films, this is an homage to exsanguinations past.

Ca$h

A suitcase full of loot that falls into the wrong (or maybe right?) hands.

Date Night

Steve Carell and Tina Fey star as a married couple in this wan comedy that tones down their edge for popular consumption.

Prince

Following a heist in this Bollywood film, one of the savviest thieves in the world remembers nothing about his life or where he has hidden the loot.

Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too?

Reuniting the same couples from his 2007 film, Perry explores the next chapter in the lives of these old friends.
arts & culture

'floodlines'

After seven years, Jaclyn Pryor draws the curtain on her annual performance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

City Arts Funding

A new clash over what arts groups are legally entitled to bed tax funds

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Our Town

Tears await you in UT's current staging of the Thornton Wilder classic

Post-Oedipus

An ironic modern spin on Oedipus' tragedy, as seen through his wife's eyes

'Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibition'

The Wildflower Center has artworks on view worthy of a visit in their own right
columns

Oops!

UT football survives (Cactus still on chopping block)

Letters at 3AM: 'O' Is for Oligarchy

'Oligarchy' is a big, bad word that defines the country we still call a republic

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

The photo in this week's column isn't NSFW, especially if you work at Anchovies or Midtowne Spa

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

There's still time to queer the census while wearing tube socks

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Orion Knox's life was changed when he became the first human to view the incredible rock formations of Natural Bridge Caverns

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Harpo at the Rancho, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: The Austin Outhouse Reunion

Giddy Ups, Friday, April 9, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Aztex Make House Park Home

The Austin Aztex make House Park home, a 2010 primer

BY NICK BARBARO

LXM Pro

The LXM Pro tour mixes lacrosse and live music for an afternoon of fun

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Opening day for the Austin Aztex, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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