Aug. 13, 2010

Volume 29, Number 50

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WILSON STREET

Suspended in Time

The community song of Wilson Street awaits its next refrain

BY AMY SMITH

Wilson Street Residents, Past and Present

A roster of residents, now and then

Wilson Street Imagery

More photos from the historic music enclave in South Austin where memories begin and never end

Wilson Street Video

BY JANA BIRCHUM

Point Austin: Who Needs a Drug Test?

Welcome the president, but please stay hungry

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Y Don't We Do It in the Road?

November bond proposal creates plenty of opportunity for grumbling

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Aug. 12-19

Perry vs. Texas Teachers

Is the governor standing between educators and federal stimulus money?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Malfaro Moves On

Education Austin president leaves after decadelong tenure

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Looks Good in Fed Spotlight

Federal and state accountability ratings don't exactly jibe

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Women's Health Care in Political Jeopardy ... Again

Senator wants to reinvent the wheel on women's health care

BY JORDAN SMITH

H2Orange Fury Leads to Arrests

Bottled water protest leads to cuffs on campus

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

When Angry, Count to Formula One

Council approves water service for residential property that could become site for F1

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Oops, Fleet Did It Again

City takes one step forward, two steps back in tire cleanup efforts

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The Jingling Bells of July; and When the Banks Are the Robbers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

Foreign & Domestic Food & Drink

Go eat there

El Taco Rico

In the realm of taco trucks, Taco Rico is king; in the realm of Mexican food, they reign supreme

Tandoori Hut

Tandoori Hut may be low on atmosphere, but the food is worth a visit

Rita's

Cool off with light and icy treats from this East Coast import

Food-o-File

West Sixth Street is abuzz with delicious options, and more foodie news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Between screaming for ice cream and sharing heirloom recipes, it's a busy week for Austin foodies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

As the Years Go Passing By

Inner Sanctum Records and the Armadillo – rock & roll, Austin-historical-style

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Griff Luneburg breaks his silence on the Cactus Cafe

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Willie Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel and Leon Rausch, Darren Hoff

Setlist: The Very Best of Willie Nelson Live, It's a Good Day, Darren Hoff & the Hard Times

Household Names

Stories, No Names

Markov

This Quiet

Masonic

Live Like a Millionaire

the Victor Mourning

A Handful of Locusts

Rajamani King of Pearls

The Two Lovers

Sara Hickman

Absence of Blame

Blaze Foley

The Dawg Years

David Ball

Sparkle City

Subrosa Union

One Night Stand

the Blind Pets

Smashed

Love at 20

Time to Begin

Look Mexico

To Bed to Battle

Superlitebike

Away We Go

Red Horse, Eliza Gilkyson, John Gorka, Lucy Kaplansky

Red Horse

Mancarter

My American Friend

Ouachita

('wah-shi-tah)

the Sideshow Tragedy

the Sideshow Tragedy

Brian Alan

Talisman

Holy Wave, YellowFever, Opposite Day, the Steps, Quiet Company

Holy Wave, Bermuda Triangle, Mandukhai EP, Flight Path, Songs for Staying In
screens

Rock, Then Surf, en Español

Austin-based tastemaking website La Banda Elástica puts the emphasis on worldwide

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Hell on Wheels ... and Weed

Bob Ray takes the show on the road

BY MARC SAVLOV

Where's Walton?

At the movies, of course

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

TV Eye

MTV anoints its first-ever Twitter jockey, while the screen loses a slow-burn icon

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Dry Land

Home from Iraq, a soldier suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and has trouble reintegrating into small-town Texas life in this scorching film.

Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts stars in this adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's novel about a journey of self-discovery, but the result is undercooked.

The Expendables

Sylvester Stallone helms this clash of the titans of action cinema that coasts on its concept while blowing up lots of stuff.

Get Low

Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, and Bill Murray all in one odd drama: What more is necessary?

Peepli Live

New Hindi political satire.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

This glad-hearted and furiously funny piece of pop entertainment stars Michael Cera and is told in the vernacular of video games.
arts & culture

Forever Young

The alumni artists of "YLA 15" continue to transform our world into their own

BY ROBERT FAIRES

TexArts

Co-founder Todd Dellinger takes a new job, so two new directors take over for him

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Odyssey: A Rock Musical'

Odysseus' epic voyage home is retold again, this time to a driving beat

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Spotlight on Opera

In this training program, divas make room for regular folks to belt arias

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Early Girl

This play set in a brothel is less about sex than about blocked hearts

'The Family of Man in Watercolor'

Natalya Kochak's diaphanous figures traverse the walls in a ghostly promenade
columns

Page Two: Inner Sanctums, Outer Orbits

The intertwined legacies of indie music and the alternative press

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters at 3AM: Jesus Walking the Panhandle

The Christian cross is a question mark

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

When Stephen works his green thumb, he feels like Octomom

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The Gay Place is taking on bloggers and interns!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Ice Cream Eating Contest

Who better to host a competitive eating contest than Pepto-Bismol?

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

UT Longhorns get set to start, first-place Aztex hit the road, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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