April 16, 2010

Volume 29, Number 33

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news

Gone and Quartered

Stiffed on Capital Metro money, the city scrambles to fund another $51 million in transportation projects

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Point Austin: Sounds Like a Plan

CAMPO's 2035 Plan reads like a dream of a different Central Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Eastside Discordance

The El Concilio players strut the stage

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, April 15-21

Headlines

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

299th

Karen Sage defeats Mindy Montford in 299th district court run-off

BY JORDAN SMITH

Around the House

Negativity thrives in state House primary run-offs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SBOE & Supremes

Hard right candidates go down in SBOE & Supreme Court run-offs

BY LEE NICHOLS

ACC Board Elections: Meet the Candidates

The candidates on taxing districts, remedial boot camps, and student culture

BY LEE NICHOLS

Developing Stories: Waller Creek: $34 Million Runs Through It

Will the Waller Creek Master Plan hold water?

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Putting the 'UT' in 'Cut'

UT loses Vietnamese classes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Detective Dunn Challenges Firing

Dunn claims to be more than 'damaged goods'

BY JORDAN SMITH

What's Hidden in Sanders Report?

TCRP sues for unredacted reports

BY JORDAN SMITH

Did City Pay Twice to Scrap Tires?

The tires are gone, but the controversy still molders

BY JORDAN SMITH

Acevedo: Will He Stay or Will He Go?

The courting continues; California tries to cut in

BY JORDAN SMITH

Pregnant? Scared? Misinformed?

New ordinance requires full disclosure from crisis pregnancy centers

BY JORDAN SMITH

Weighing Cactus Cafe's Losses

Do the Cactus' losses really justify its loss?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Missed Connections

Did Family Connections' executive director take the money and run?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Wasted Energy

Why the 11th-hour 'action' against AE's generation plan?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

No Mo' Money

Big-time radio fears tsunami; Dudley & Bob treads water

BY KEVIN BRASS

Ride and Compare: Navigating Two Different Bike Maps

Google Maps and Ride the City take different routes to same destinations

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Hightower Report

Wall Street: Part of the Solution?; and EPA Back on Top

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Count the Blessings

The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival Sunday Fair

The festival concludes, as always, with the Sunday Fair, where there's something for everyone

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

My New Orleans: The Cookbook: 200 of My Favorite Recipes & Stories From My Hometown

Chef John Besh is a proud native son of Louisiana, and this big new book is his unabashed love letter to the rich traditions and diverse culinary heritage of his hometown

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Feasts, classes, celebrations, and more delicious fun

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

This week it's all chocolates and pastries and wine

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Please, Judge

Roky Erickson's first studio album in over a decade proves Will Sheff and Okkervil River's genius once again

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

Where do you want it?

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Live Shots

screens

CINE LAS AMERICAS

Abre los Ojos

Cine las Americas gets hip to Latin cinema's emergent talent

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Septuagenarians Tell All

Turning life's lessons into art in Stages

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

War Photographer

Christian Poveda documented the gangs of El Salvador, until they turned on him

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Festival Picks

Cine las Americas previews

Dressing Down the Superhero

How the irreverent comic Kick-Ass made the leap from page to picture show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TV Eye

David Simon is back with Treme, the new HBO series about a New Orleans ravaged – but still resilient – in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Art of the Steal

This documentary looks at the quandary faced in Philadelphia about moving the Barnes Foundation, home to a premier Postimpressionist collection.

City Island

This manic family comedy starring Andy Garcia and Julianna Margulies has a basic goodness of heart that is counteracted by clunky mechanics.

The Joneses

David Duchovny and Demi Moore star in this partially successful comedy about consumer culture that turns uncomfortably moralistic part way through.

Kick-Ass

Everyone's a superhero these days, and this film based on Mark Millar and John Romita Jr.'s comic book series takes that concept to the Nth degree.

Letters to God

A young boy with cancer writes letters to God, an action that affects the lives of others around him.

The Square

A satchel full of ill-gotten cash looms over the characters like the iconic root of all evil in this fantastic Australian suspenser.
arts & culture

Imagined Mexico

A personal guide to three exhibits on Mexico through one bifurcated perspective

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

La Follia

La Serva Padrona was a surprise hit in 1733, and it still delights today

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fusebox Festival

Up first at the cutting-edge arts fest? Boot-scootin' on the statehouse steps.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash

Competing choreographers cash in as comics stand up to joke for big money

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

City of Angels

No Time to Fly

This new solo by modern dancer Deborah Hay is truly beyond description

'Susannah Blanton: How to Disappear Completely'

Arch images that show, in a damning light, all the women that men didn't see
columns

After a Fashion

When does Your Style Avatar not jones for Joan?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Join this impact

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Avoid Garner State Park between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and you'll have a great nature experience

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Meet the Pillsbury family, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars Playoffs

The Texas Stars host their first-ever playoff series in their inaugural season

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex home opener a winner all around

BY NICK BARBARO

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