May 14, 2010

Volume 29, Number 37

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news

'Reckless Tactics' ... and the Blowback

Suppressed KeyPoint report charges APD negligence in Sanders shooting

BY JORDAN SMITH AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Read It and Weep

The suppressed KeyPoint report raises questions that still need answering

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: How Many Bonds to a Season?

Rumblings at the council that not everyone's on board for November bond election

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar: May 13-19

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

AISD: Barksdale, Cowan Go to Run-off

Voters in Austin, other school districts choose new trustees

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ACC: A Second Round for Villarreal and Reiter

Sosa prevails while two others return to the trail

BY LEE NICHOLS

Cap Metro Promises To Be Good

Transit agency formally responds to Sunset findings

BY LEE NICHOLS

Bus Stops Here: Two Finalists for Top Spot

Agency looks outside for new leadership

BY LEE NICHOLS

Trailer Snack Smackdown

More regs for food cart vendors?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Is Austin Getting Left Behind on the 'Livability' Front?

'Sustainability' is much more than a 14-letter word

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Eco-Currents

A green (and blue and brown) grab bag of enviro tids and bits

BY NORA ANKRUM

UT Urged to Consider 'Win' for Cactus

'Friends' provides a 25-page proposal for fate of Cactus

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How to Get Connected? First, Be Connected ...

MoveOn and the Coffee Party raise the stakes on corporate lobbying reform

BY AMY SMITH

Reefer Madness

Even under a new administration, the nation's drug policy looks the same

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The Tactics of Talx; and Wall Street's Slap on the Wrist

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Outstanding in Their Field

Like father, like son

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Market Finds

Farmers at the bakery? No, bakers at the farmers' market.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Book Review

A friendly instruction manual for wine by our favorite Wes Marshall

BY DORSEY BARGER

Event Menu

It's a week of fundraisers and fests for Austin foodies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Making sure 'Food-o-File' better serves you

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Not Necessarily Stoned but Beautiful

Are you experienced? The answer lies in Sony Legacy's new Jimi Hendrix reissues.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Juan González answers to no one

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Moby Grape

Live

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

Now I Got Worry, Dirty Shirt Rock & Roll: The First Ten Years, Controversial Negro

Black Tambourine

Black Tambourine

Chin Chin

Sound of the Westway

The Runaways

The Mercury Albums Anthology

Paul Revere & the Raiders

The Complete Columbia Singles

Kris Kristofferson

Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-1972

Galaxie 500

Today, On Fire, This Is Our Music

Selena

La Leyenda

Ella Fitzgerald

Twelve Nights in Hollywood

Wilson Pickett

Funky Midnight Mover: The Atlantic Studio Recordings (1962-1978)
screens

MARFA FILM FESTIVAL

Round-Trip

Filmmakers and filmgoers make the journey from Austin to Marfa, with an ever-expanding footprint

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Coming Home: 'The Dry Land'

Ryan Piers Williams and America Ferrera on their Iraq vet drama, The Dry Land

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Mondo Mink

Mink Stole on life with John Waters and death in the new horror-comedy All About Evil

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Vivre Sa Vie

The generous, forgiving humanity of Godard's third film still beats through

TV Eye

Two legendary ladies, Betty White and Lena Horne, made news last week

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Exit Through the Gift Shop

Documentary? Artwork? Puzzle? Prank? Social commentary? This film by the British graffiti artist known as Banksy is, indeed, all of the above.

The Exploding Girl

Zoe Kazan stars in this perfectly paced movie about a 20-year-old home from college for the week.

Harry Brown

Michael Caine gets his Charles Bronson on in this British vigilante drama.

Just Wright

Queen Latifah co-stars with Common in this rote romantic comedy in which the only surprise element is the success of the New Jersey Nets.

La Mission

Benjamin Bratt plays a reformed convict and recovering alcoholic in this film written and directed by his brother Peter Bratt.

Letters to Juliet

There's a lovely little arthouse movie buried in this romance starring Amanda Seyfried, although the film's commercial aspirations get in its way.

Robin Hood

Ridley Scott’s revisionist rendering of the Robin Hood tale is full of well-staged battle sequences and is something of an origins story.

The Secret in Their Eyes

Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film award at this year’s Oscars, this Argentine film is a reflective mystery story.

A Surprise in Texas

This documentary presents the 13th annual Van Cliburn Competition in Fort Worth, Texas.
arts & culture

A Year's Cheers

The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Jim Caruso's Cast Party

NYC cabaret star on what makes his Cast Party more than a night at a piano bar

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Young Austin Artists

Local, state, and national awards for a host of the city's student artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arthouse

The Jones Center is closed, so Arthouse just hangs its art sale on other walls

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare's troubling comedy, done old-school, gets a new lease on life

The Dream

This rock & roll take on the Bard aims for spectacle more than meaning or heart

'El Maiz Es Nuestra Vida/Maize Is Our Life'

This touring show is so rich in history and beauty, you can get lost in the maize
columns

Page Two: Mutiny: A Ballet in Several Parts

Part II, Illustration Not Validation

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Find out why Your Style Avatar deems Kevlar this season's must have fabric!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

A boo! A bounce! And a bomb!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

At the Mineral Wells Fossil Park, visitors are guaranteed to find 300-million-year-old fossils and may keep what they find

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Greyhounds, goldfish, and much more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Stars Advance to Western Conference Finals

Jamie Benn takes Texas one step closer to the Calder Cup

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex host two home games, WC rosters announced, Boom Sumting!

BY NICK BARBARO

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