July 23, 2010

John Anderson

Volume 29, Number 47

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news

Taking Budget Mountain by Strategy

To balance the city's long-term accounts, financial discussions need to climb beyond the General Fund

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Point Austin: What the GOP Wants for You

The 2010 Republican Party platform is a real nightmare

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Budget and the Thin Blue Lines

Council returns to budget deliberations and the lingering questions of the Sanders shooting

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, July 22-29

The Spa at Hancock and 41st?

Developer has eye on historic Central Austin property

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Planting the Seeds of the New Cactus

KUT reaches out for ideas on the new Cactus Cafe

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Texas Monthly' Sues Developer

Magazine sole occupant on undeveloped lot

BY KATHERINE GREGOR

Austin Energy Sets the Curve

Stakeholders weigh in on top choice to lead utility

BY NORA ANKRUM

Fayette, Don't Spray It

Enviros target LCRA with potential lawsuit over Clean Air Act violations

BY NORA ANKRUM

Acevedo Defends DNA Lab

Police chief says whistle-blower's accusations are overblown

BY JORDAN SMITH

Police Union to City: Stand Up and Fight

Police urge city not to settle with Sanders family

BY JORDAN SMITH

SCJC to Keller: Consider Yourself Warned

The State Commission on Judicial Conduct hands down its ruling on Judge Sharon Keller

BY JORDAN SMITH

Helping Women Helps Texas

Women's Health Program saves Texas money, says report

BY JORDAN SMITH

Veterans Courts: Where's the Money?

Veterans courts prove successful but lack funding

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Katrina Trailers Attack; and Averting the 'Long Depression'

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

El Arbol

Once you get over the giant tree you're eating under, gorge yourself on some meat

Gloria's

The basics might not beg for a return visit, but the drinks are cheap and the service is great, making this North Austin outpost tolerable

Beer Flights

New beers and more bubbly goodness

BY LEE NICHOLS

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

With Medium Raw, the wit is dry, the humor is laugh-out-oud, the attacks sharp and well-honed

BY MICK VANN

Event Menu

Why whine about the Gulf when you can wine and dine to help?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Restaurants are coming and going, but the peaches are still in their heyday

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Your Satori Mind

Japanese guitarist and Boris collaborator Michio Kurihara, 'a mixture of science and feeling'

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

The Dawg Days of Summer: Introducing Cameron Smith and Austin Backstage Live

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Bobby Whitlock & Coco Carmel

Metamorphosis, First Fruit, My Time, Vintage

Tee Double

Vintage Visionz

The Mother Truckers

Van Tour

The Offenders

Anthology 1981-1985

Charlie Terrell & the Murdered Johns

Alabamasteampunkblues

Tony Harrison & Hot Texas

Swingin' Big

Jerry Cole

Guitars a Go Go: The 1960s Crown Recordings, Vol. 2

Glambilly

Cavalier Behavior

Relac'Soundfactory

EME
screens

Making It Right

Austin-based Students of the World strives to make it a better one

BY KATE X MESSER

Engaging 'Fourplay'

Before departing for Chicago, Kyle Henry makes a cross-platform debut

BY CINDY WIDNER

Hot Summer, High Stakes

A pot dealer comes of age in Dance With the One

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

You do not want to mess with a girl's date with Mad Men

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Khatta Meetha

This Indian film is based on comic creation The Common Man by The Times of India's legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman.

The Kids Are All Right

A grin-cracking great portrait of a modern American family in minor and major crises.

Salt

Salt reboots the cinematic cloaks and daggers of the Cold War espionage thriller.
arts & culture

Covert Stories

Wally Workman Gallery presents the transgressive art of Ian Shults

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

'The Virgin w/ 10,000 Arrows'

Jason Tremblay's new play may convince you that Andres Marco Relli existed

BY BARRY PINEO

Austin Chamber Music Festival 2010

The chance to connect with professional musicians is at the heart of the festival

BY MICHAEL KELLERMAN

Oranges All Across, Mr. Redd

BY KATE X MESSER

Arts Reviews

Annie

This year's Zilker Summer Musical doesn't yet reach the bar set by past shows

Circle Mirror Transformation

Hyde Park Theatre brings Annie Baker’s Obie-winning comedy to well-acted, entertaining life

Brentano String Quartet

The celebrated quartet achieves not mere proficiency but greatness in its performance at the 2010 Austin Chamber Music Festival
columns

Page Two: The Never-Ending Story

Checking out of politics, checking in with the press

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar loves both Kim Kardashian and Rhoda Mae Kerr; he just shows it in very different ways

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

What is it about the Ghey and the Great White Way?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum flies through the history of commercial air travel in the U.S.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Hot dogs, (unrelated) gas flares, and other savory tidbits

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Benefit for Gulf Coast Disaster Relief

Jo's Coffee, Friday, July 23, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Rollergirls 2010 Championship Bout

Honeys and Hustlers oh my

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

First-place Aztex roll on; U.S. advances in U-20 WWC

BY NICK BARBARO

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