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June 18, 2010

Volume 29, Number 42

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news

Welcome to Capital Metro

Whoever the new CEO turns out to be – she'll have her hands full

BY LEE NICHOLS

Point Austin: The Sporting Scene

It's just a Hail Mary pass from Memorial Stadium to Formula One

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Budget, Bonds, and Big Plans

Hard times and planned projects to collide at city forums

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, June 17-24

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

AISD Race: Barksdale Prevails

Barksdale and Cowan bring out the voters (sort of)

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ACC Run-off: Villarreal Takes the Day

Villarreal becomes ACC board's newest member

BY LEE NICHOLS

ACC Empire

ACC expands in all directions

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Pride Divide's Aftermath

Wrap-up of 2010 Pride and QueerBomb festivities

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No Discs, No Pease

City to move disc golf course from Pease

BY MARK FAGAN

Junking the Cathedral

Cathedral of Junk creator bent till he broke

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Polygamist's Trial Heads to Texas?

Arizona drops charges against Warren Jeffs

BY JORDAN SMITH

UT Withholds Cactus Documents

Why the secrecy over Cactus Cafe decision?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Neither Side Pleased With Historic Zoning Changes

Council moves to change process for historic designation

BY WELLS DUNBAR

TCEQ, EPA Air Grievances

Austin could fail air-quality standards; TCEQ could fail EPA standards

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

The Hightower Report

BP's Gusher of PR; and Rigging the Rules Against Unions

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Beer in Bloom

If local dreamers have their way, Austin will be the next craft brew hub

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food Reviews

El Naranjo Mobile

Mexican cuisine in Central Texas is undoubtedly better thanks to Iliana de la Vega

Vodka Tea Time

Fill a highball glass with cracked ice, squeeze in a bit of lemon, and add sweet-tea vodka

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Fire at the Barr Mansion, Chronicle restaurant reviewers don't ask for free food, tomatoes growing locally, and more for you to sink your teeth into

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Check out this week's menu for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Keeping Up With the Joneses

A century of Austin music in one arrangement

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Learning the ones and twos with the Dub Academy and Phranchyze

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Metallurgy

Exodus

Exhibit B: The Human Condition

Scorpions

Sting in the Tail

Krokus

Hoodoo

Ratt

Infestation

Vain

All Those Strangers

Judas Priest

British Steel: 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

Lamb of God

Hourglass

Danzig

Deth Red Sabaoth

Black Tusk

Taste the Sin

Skyforger

Kurbads

Keep of Kalessin

Reptilian

Watain

Lawless Darkness

UFOmammut

Eve
screens

The Cool Keeps On

Fourteen years after AICN woke up the Web, three Austin film sites carry on the tradition

BY MARC SAVLOV

My So-Called Social Life

What happens when Facebook RSVPs stop being polite ... and start getting real

BY CINDY WIDNER

Party With Purpose

The AFS Make Watch Love Film bash

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

Will Bravo's new show Work of Art class up the reality TV genre?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The A-Team

It's the latest old TV show to be remade as a contemporary feature film and fares just about as well as the rest.

The Karate Kid

The remake of this kids' classic was filmed in China and provides a decent update for a new generation.

Mother and Child

Naomi Watts, Annette Bening, and Kerry Washington lead a wonderful ensemble cast in this muzzy look into the rigors of adoption.

Raavan

In this Bollywood film, a gang leader kidnaps the wife of a policeman who killed his sister, but then he falls in love with her.

Solitary Man

In this small-scale drama, Michael Douglas plays a disgraced businessman and inveterate skirt-chaser who makes one bad decision after another.

Sweetgrass

This documentary about sheep herding in Montana captures a way of life that has become extinct.

Toy Story 3

The gang is back, and Pixar has delivered another animated gem that has the toys finding their purpose in life now that their owner has outgrown them.
arts & culture

The Thousand-String Guitar

Austin gets the world jazzed about classical guitar

BY ROBERT FAIRES

CreateAustin Cultural Master Plan

City Council looks ready at last to approve the cultural plan

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

The local choreographer chooses carefully two troupes to dance with hers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Yeomen of the Guard

This more serious work from Gilbert & Sullivan still offers lots of escapist fun

The Pomology of Sweetness and Light

This musical drama about Johnny Appleseed, told with puppets, bears sweet fruit
columns

Page Two: Throw Down Your Hatred

Neil Young's solo tour, Part 2

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: A Night in Barcelona

The collision between human truths and political truths results in no truth

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Austin Pride and QueerBomb owe each other much gratitude

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Marburger Orchard grows 13 varieties of delicious peaches as well as many other tasty fruits and vegetables

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Astronomy lessons, TV and movie history, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar's editor wonders if the fighting geckos ever try to sell auto insurance

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch

A rundown of local viewing parties

Round Rock Express

Eight-game home stand

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Some good and some bad news for the Aztex, plus a World Cup update

BY NICK BARBARO

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