July 9, 2010

Volume 29, Number 45

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news

Austin at Very High Speed

The who, what, where, when, and why of Formula One racing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Catch-2010

The ledger on Barack Obama features plenty of black eyes and feathers

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Making Sausage Without a Map

Transparency's not what you see, but what you see through

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, July 8-15

'Shoddy' and 'Rushed'

Spicewood neighbors blast WTP4 water line plan

BY WELLS DUNBAR

The Unstoppable Bike Boulevard

Boulevard dream will soon be reality

BY LEE NICHOLS

AE GM Search

Everyone wants face time with the candidates

BY NORA ANKRUM

Making Light Work of Stimulus Spending

Austin Energy targets city buildings for energy efficiency measures

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Greens Gain Ballot Access in Curious Fashion

Dems question Greens' help from GOP

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Redistricting

Not one Central Texan on Senate redistricting committee

BY LEE NICHOLS

The UT Shuttle Shuffle

Cap Metro looks to improve its bottom line

BY LEE NICHOLS

EPA Flexes Federal Muscle on Texas Air

Gov. Perry's huffin' and puffin' in defense of dirty air

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

City Position to Increase Volunteerism

Grant makes new position possible

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

The Hightower Report

Marooned on BP Island; and Dems Cave on Disclosure

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Canned Heat

Preserving the bounty of summer

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Meat House

This new neighborhood butcher shop is one to keep in mind for the upcoming tailgating season

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Wine of the Week

Texas heat and humidity call for a wine that's not too heavy, not too sweet: Chardonnay

BY WES MARSHALL

Event Menu

Between lobsters, Tesla, and Bastille Day, this will be a busy, delicious week for Austin foodies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

East Austin barbecue, Austinites receive culinary awards, new Downtown food businesses, and more to sink your teeth into

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Gizmometry

Riding the circuit with Austin's mutant noisemakers

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Off the Record

Celebrating Independence Day with Wild America and Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Live Shots

Live Shots

The Montreal Jazz Festival skronks Zornumental
screens

All Shades of Black

How do you define film noir?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gold in Them Thar Hills

The Dancing Outlaw was just the beginning of the cinematic wealth that is the White clan of West Virginia

BY MARC SAVLOV

Experiment in Terror

This unnerving art film about airplane hijackings screens at the Blanton Museum of Art

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Screens Reviews

Role Models

John Waters

TV Eye

Piper Perabo stars in the kicky summer series Covert Affairs

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Despicable Me

Steve Carell provides the voice of the supervillain Gru in this animated movie in which he plots to capture the moon.
arts & culture

'Hat' Trick

The Austin Chamber Music Festival gets you as close to opera as can be

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Lyric Opera

Three staff members are let go in budget-cutting move

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Jules Buck Jones' 'Everglades'

This fertile art book gets you lost in Florida's primordial river of grass

BY KATE X MESSER

'Steinway to Hell'

Just the two leaders of the Golden Hornet Project and a pair of pianos

BY BARRY PINEO

Arts Reviews

Spider's Web

This talky Agatha Christie mystery is long but serves up an amusing little puzzle

'Work by Robert Levers'

Surreal scenes of security resist inattention in these images by the late artist
columns

Page Two: We Are the Walrus

... And other tales of circles unbroken

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar Spanx you very much, but he'll take the Leonisa, instead

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Gay Place likes 'Our Hands on Each Other'

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Stephen F. Austin State Park includes both a traditional recreation area and a historic site celebrating the birthplace of Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Rats, emoticons, and much more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch

A rundown of local viewing parties

Austin Outlaws

host second-round WFA playoff game

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex update; WC final preview

BY NICK BARBARO

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