June 4, 2010

Volume 29, Number 40

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features

PRIDE GUIDE 2010

Pride Piper

Artist and Pride piper Silky Shoemaker brings DIY joy to the Pride table

BY CINDY WIDNER

History's Morgue

We choose whether to let our stories live or die

BY KATE X MESSER

Outing the Archive

The Austin History Center stands ready to gay up its archives

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

The Devil's in the LGBTtails

Part 2 of our interview with the Austin History Center on gaying up the archives

BY ANDY CAMPBELL AND KATE X MESSER

PRIDE Weekend 2010: I Am QueerBomb. I Am Austin Pride.

How queer is your Pride? How Austin is your bomb?

BY KATE X MESSER

Event Listings

Sandra Bernhard ♥ America

Sandra Bernhard returns to Austin for We're Still Queer Honey!

BY CINDY WIDNER

Preaching Beyond That Choir

San Fran Bishop Yvette Flunder has some 'mighty real' revelations

BY KATE X MESSER

Heads in the Sky; Feet on the Ground

Interview with artist Leah DeVun

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Our picks for the June 12 run-off elections

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Breakdown

Travis County's mental health system is cracking under growing patient load

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Ghost in the Machine

The council receives prophecy from an unexpected source

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, June 3-9

The Tipping Point

Austin and Travis County fail to deliver mental health care

BY AMY SMITH

UT Spending Squeeze: Departments Juggle Priorities

UT faculty attempt to do more with less

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Armendariz to Texas: Don't Make Me Federalize

EPA chief says he's prepared to take over state permitting process

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Poverty Knocks at Texas' Door

State's top guns order more cuts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Trail Projects Coming Up Roses?

New hike-and-bike trail on the horizon

BY LEE NICHOLS

Making Plans for Reagan and Pearce

AISD bracing for news on fate of Reagan and Pearce

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Split Pride: Gay Event Plans Marred by Tension

Gay pride weekend marred by tension

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Are You Sustainable?

Current and former Austinites vying for city post

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

ARA 'Conversation'

Corridor discussion rings all the usual changes

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Hightower Report

Full Disclosure; and Feisty Grannies Keep It Honest

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Southwest Austin Dining

It's very possible to enjoy a good meal in this neighborhood

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Honduran Food Comes to Austin

You don't have to be a Sandinista or a Contra to enjoy Honduran food in Austin

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Toni Tipton-Martin gets a move on up to the White House as Austin wades deeper into trailer mania

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

This Is My Life

LZ Love's reveal: dance music!

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

The estate of Don Walser and Southbound's Lowkey both get their respective days in court

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SPOT Festival

Making connections at Denmark's SPOT Festival

BY MARGARET MOSER

screens

In Memory of Dennis Hopper

'A walkin' contradiction, partly truth and partly fiction'

BY LOUIS BLACK

Remembering 'Easy Rider' and 'The Last Movie'

CinemaTexas program notes

Two Brothers, Two Paths

AFS Documentary Tour: The Oath

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

A Peek Into One Boutique's Two Decades of Preservation

AFS Essential Cinema: Selections From Milestone Films

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Reunited

Alamo Drafthouses to merge, Tim League back in as CEO

BY MARC SAVLOV

Knives Out

Two Austin chefs compete for the title of the Next Food Network Star

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

TV Eye

The CW and Fox announce their fall programming

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Get Him to the Greek

Jonah Hill and Russell Brand make a well-matched odd couple, and their path to Hollywood is littered with the excesses of drugs and rock & roll.

Mid-August Lunch

The director of this Italian film, Gianni Di Gregorio, also stars as a middle-aged bachelor who lives with his mother and cooks for her friends.

9500 Liberty

This timely documentary is a witness to the events in Prince William County, Va., whose board of supervisors voted in 2007 to require police officers to question anyone suspected of being an undocumented immigrant.

Princess Kaiulani

This costume-drama and historical romance tells the story of Hawaii's last princess.

Raajneeti

This is a new Bollywood political drama.

Splice

Splice is a twisted little update of the Frankenstein story, as well as a thriller, love story, and meditation on the possibilities of science.
arts & culture

Founders Day

The 2010 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

BY ROBERT FAIRES

BAM! Black Arts Movement Festival

ProArts' showcase of film, art, music, theatre, dance, and food packs a punch

BY BARRY PINEO

Paul F. Tompkins

Social media guarantees an audience before the stand-up shows up

BY STEVE BIRMINGHAM

Conspirare

The esteemed choir scores a Dutch Grammy and support for a new commission

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Machinal

Paper Chairs' debut looks great but doesn't keep this drama revved at full speed

Lysistrata

This ancient satire is still timely, but new material here gets in the play's way

Shanty Town Lake

ColdTowne as Sketch Central? With this comedy show, the club is halfway there.
columns

Page Two: Kool-Aid for the Sheeple!

Burning the Reichstag in a hall of mirrors

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: In the Margins of Oligarchy

Society is created by a mass of individual choices

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Common Law

Protest High Property Taxes

BY LUKE ELLIS

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar gets allergic smelling hay and hails a cab

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

National Trails Day launched in 1993 and has become a rallying cry to get Americans outdoors

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sumo wrestlers, didgeridoo, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Calder Cup Finals Come to Cedar Park

First-year Stars battle for AHL championship

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

A soccer cornucopia: Aztex & World Cup

BY NICK BARBARO

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