June 11, 2010

Jason Stout

Volume 29, Number 41

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features

Post Pridematic Stress Syndrome

Shaking out Austin's weekend of Pride

BY KATE X MESSER

Who We Are and What We Love

The full text of Silky Shoemaker's QueerBomb speech

BY SILKY SHOEMAKER

news

Sharecropping on Wheels

While the city juggles taxicab franchises, drivers demand 'a fair shake'

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: Bad Advice

A few questions about the city's designated experts

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: History Abated

Council returns to the vexing question of historic zoning

BY WELLS DUNBAR

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Our picks for the June 12 run-off elections

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, June 10-16

Naked City

AISD Run-off Running Downhill Fast

A nonpartisan race turns partisan

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Final Appeals: Powell Set to Die June 15

Powell supporters join in last attempts to spare his life

BY MICHAEL KING

Conduct Unbecoming: Prosecutor Dealt Another Slap

Court finds assistant D.A. withheld evidence

BY JORDAN SMITH

Jail Numbers Down ... for Now

As Austin grows, jail population could inch upward

BY JORDAN SMITH

Attorneys File Final Arguments in Dunn Case

Arbitrator's decision expected

BY JORDAN SMITH

Our Bodies, Our Cars

Time to walk the walk on making cities healthy

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

EPA: Political Punching Bag or the New 'It' Agency?

Perry emits more hot air over state's dirty air

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Texas Gets Coal Shoulder for the Health of It

New EPA standards crack down on sulfur dioxide emissions

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Republicans Go Green

Are Republicns behind the Greens' ballot access?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Schools Avoid Repurposing

TAKS scores are up

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How Low Can Voting Numbers Go?

Handful of voters likely to determine outcome of AISD and ACC boards run-offs

BY LEE NICHOLS

Pride Gets Queer

Alterna-Pride festivities emerge

BY KATE X MESSER

Shaw Shuffled

City official transferred

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Jolly Designation

New effort aims to save salamander

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Hightower Report

Plutonomism; and Don't Regulate – Restructure

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Family Matters

Downtown dining with young ones doesn't have to be daunting

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Benefit for Oaxaca's MAMAZ Collective

Support contemporary Mexican art and the movement against genetically modified food

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Summer Wines From Argentina, Spain, and Austria

Affordable white wines keep you and your dinner crisp and cool this summer

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Streat, from a founder of Mirabelle, offers a gustatory whirlwind trip around the world in a casual setting

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Supporting Urban Roots and eating Aquarelle for $10? Yes, please.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Summertime Blues

Gonna raise a fuss, gonna raise a holler: rock & roll books

Live Shots

Neil Young

Bass Concert Hall, June 5

MGMT

Stubb's, June 6

Miike Snow

Antone's, June 8

LCD Soundsystem

Stubb's, June 8

Off the Record

Commemorating the 20-year anniversary of the Saxon Pub and talking business with Kalu James and ME Television

BY AUSTIN POWELL

screens

Such Great Heights

The agony and ecstasy of Powell and Pressburger pictures

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Hard Act to Follow

Heather Kafka on a love/hate history with acting

BY MARC SAVLOV

Me and Sailor Jerry

Tattooed for life

BY MARGARET MOSER

In Print

Tom Bissell's latest book is an intelligent one-stop read that introduces modern gaming's big questions

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye

Long gone is the summer hiatus: These days, new programming knows no seasonal boundaries

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The City of Your Final Destination

Anthony Hopkins, Laura Linney, and Charlotte Gainsbourg are among the co-stars of this James Ivory-directed film about a dead novelist's reclusive family.

Killers

Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl play a married couple, but the wife doesn't know her husband is a government assassin. Comedy ensues.

Living in Emergency: Stories of Doctors Without Borders

With an unflinching camera and candid observation, this documentary follows four medical volunteers, ranging from fresh-faced newbies to battle-scarred veterans of the organization.

Marmaduke

Owen Wilson gives voice to the Great Dane of the old single-panel comic about a big, dumb dog.

Please Give

The pleasure of Nicole Holofcener's film – which stars Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, and Amanda Peet – lies in the honesty of its conversations rather than its plot.
arts & culture

Culture Class

The 2009-2010 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Velveeta Pack

An all-star team of Austin comics faces down the ROT Rally's hordes of hogs

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'A Perfect Recipe' Awards

A bake sale yields $1,000 in minifellowships for three Austin artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

City Theatre Company

A pro-Catholic organization threatens City's staging of a biblical comedy – sort of

BY BARRY PINEO

Arts Reviews

Bug

Capital T's return to Tracy Letts territory hasn't the buzz of 2009's Killer Joe

Confidence Men: Wham! Bam! Thank You, Mamet!

The Mamet-inspired troupe of improvisers nails it to the fucking wall
columns

Page Two: Stagnation Is Apocalyptic

Neil Young's solo tour, Part I

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Gay Place

Pride Bomb, baby, yeah!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Chickamaw Farm outside of McDade grows blueberries, and this year promises to be one of its best crops ever

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Woody Allen, surpassing porn, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After A Fashion

Your Style Avatar gets picked up and put in a recliner in a very dark room

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Luv Doc Recommends: ROT Rally Parade

Congress Avenue, Friday, June 11, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch

Where are you going to watch the World Cup?

Soccer Watch

World Cup preview, Aztex homestand continues

BY NICK BARBARO

2010 Austin Super Regional

A best-of-three vs. TCU to decide who advances to the CWS

BY MARK FAGAN

Calder Cup Finals Game Five

Last game at the CPC this season for the Stars

BY MARK FAGAN

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