Aug. 27, 2010

Volume 29, Number 52

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news

Booming in the Bust

ACC advances its higher-ed march across the region – but not everyone is happy

BY LEE NICHOLS

City Hall Hustle: In the Zone

Land-use issues in all corners of the city dominate council agenda

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Eco-Currents: Party Circuit

Solar trailer makes the social rounds; wind power blows hot and cold

BY NORA ANKRUM

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Aug. 26-Sept. 2

Cap Metro to Suburbanites: Get Off the Bus

Transit agency could pull the plug on northwest express routes

BY LEE NICHOLS

Bradford-Nohra Ruling Leads to Sequel

Hyde Park neighborhood fights Hyde Park family over Hyde Park home, Part II

BY AMY SMITH

Bowing to Business Wheels, AISD Cans Tax Hike

Board passes new budget but drops ballot proposal

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No Surprises in City's Answer to WTP4 Suit

Water plant controversy keeps on churning

BY NORA ANKRUM

The Hightower Report

Dell Twists in the Wind; and Driver's Double Dip

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Festival Welcome and 20-Year Retrospective

Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Contest & Festival Facts

Hot Sauce Fest Cooking Tent

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Bringing the Heat

A few stories from 'The Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

'Chronicle' Critics' Picks for Restaurant and Commercial Hot Sauces 2010

Our critics guarantee these sauces are all delicious and encourage readers to check them out

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD, MICK VANN, CLAUDIA ALARCÓN, MM PACK, KATE THORNBERRY AND RACHEL FEIT

Celebrity Judges

Elizabeth Derczo

Organizing genius of the Hot Sauce Festival

BY MM PACK

History Reheats Itself

Twenty-year timeline of 'The Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival

'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Hall of Flame

Hot Sauce Bands

Food-o-File

Buy local eggs, the Best Wurst lives on, locals get some small-screen time, and more delicious foodie news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Stomp grapes and pair wines at Central Texas wineries, meet a local Food Network star, and more tasty outings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Who Knows Where the Time Goes

Both sides now – 50 years ago and now the iGeneration

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Good vibrations courtesy of the Roots, Distant Lights, and the Sword

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

the Sword

Warp Riders

Flying Balalaika Brothers

Flying Balalaika Brothers

Datalove

Dimensions of Tomorrow

Bun B

Trill OG

Michael Scott Parker

Creature Rock

Amy Zamarripa

Information From the Edge

Rose Kimball & Judy Painter

The Journey

Stephanie Salvo

Contradiction

Tricia Mitchell

Purple Room
screens

The Decoder

Lawrence Wright reflects on a decade spent exploring and explaining the Middle East in My Trip to Al-Qaeda

BY NORA ANKRUM

The Call of the Wild

David Michôd on the unlikely roots of his Aussie crime drama, Animal Kingdom

BY MARC SAVLOV

What's the Rumpus, and Where Can You Find It?

A peek at our upcoming coverage of aGLIFF and Machete

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

TV Eye breaks down the nominees for Best Drama and Best Comedy

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Animal Kingdom

An Australian family that commits crimes together avoids time together in this brutal look at the human survival instinct.

The Last Exorcism

This faux documentary pulls few punches in its fresh look at what happens when religion and the secular world collide.

Lottery Ticket

Bow Wow stars in this comedy about a guy with a winning lottery ticket who must protect it over a long weekend.

Piranha 3D

Finally, 3-D is being put to its optimum use. Who cares how it holds up as a remake?

Vampires Suck

From the filmmaking team that gave us Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans comes this inevitable spoof of teen vampire movies.
arts & culture

2010 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

OOB dishes up a feast of funny after a summer starved for laughs

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Adam Conaway

Remembering the behind-the-scenes worker for Blue Lapis Light and CO2

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Intergalactic Nemesis'

The popular salute to old radio serials comes to the Long Center – with pictures!

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

B-boy bluez

Zell Miller III makes the four corners of hip-hop come together in the theatre

I Witness

This dance/spoken-word production embodies our waking, sleeping dream

'Underground'

Exploring of what goes on beneath the surface – of our bodies, of society, of the cities in which we live, of the very planet itself
columns

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin

A week in the life of local government

BY NICK BARBARO

Letters at 3AM: The Thing About Words

Words are the property of all

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar is officially a 'tween' and is pretty bored with Fashion Weak

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The Gay Place implores you to don your mustache and grow out your muumuu

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Harvey Houses helped settle the West and were the travelers' best friend for 92 years

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Volleyball

kicks off the season ranked No. 3 in the country

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex, Longhorns, and soccer-playing dogs

BY NICK BARBARO

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