Sept. 10, 2010

Jason Stout

Volume 30, Number 2

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news

Sex Offenders Exposed

Are sex offender laws causing more harm than good?

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Hall Hustle: Ready to Wrap

Budget is ready for council approval, but a few sticking points remain

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Point Austin: Drinking, Driving, Shooting ... and the APD

Leonardo Quintana hearing full of unintended revelations

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Naked City

News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Sept. 9-16

APD vs. Quintana

Officer Quintana's arbitration hearing raises additional questions

BY JORDAN SMITH

But Texas Wants You Anyway

Warren Jeffs resists extradition

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Budget: Here's Your Adoption Punchlist

When the roll is called up yonder, don't expect a slam dunk

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Cap Metro FY 2011: The Highs and Lows

Transit agency looks to partly cloudy budget future

BY LEE NICHOLS

The Man Who Wasn't There (If Only)

Gov. Perry's campaign trail tricks

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Sierra Sues Luminant

Sierra Club targets one of nation's 'dirtiest coal plants'

BY MICHAEL KING

Feeling a Trifle Damp?

Global warming report predicts 'extreme precipitation'

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Mott's Workers Make a Stand; and It's Raining Overdraft Fees

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sabores Auténticos de México

This black-tie affair celebrates the anniversary of Mexican independence

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Braise

Braise is a charming place to get an impressive meal for $30 per person

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Péché

What first opened as a new home for absinthe has been reimagined as a comfortable and elegant dining destination

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Asi Es Colombia

This 16-table spot features authentic, homestyle Colombian cuisine in mass quantities for very reasonable prices

BY MICK VANN

Wine of the Week

An afternoon at a vineyard uncovering what Texas wines have to offer

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Austinites love local, fresh foods and doing the food-truck shuffle

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Eating and drinking, drinking and eating, all the while helping others

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Stranger Than Paradise

Tucked up in the Catskill Mountains, All Tomorrow's Parties stages a music festival for its own

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Off the Record

KUT announces a new Cactus Cafe manager, plus this week at the movies

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Iron Maiden

The Final Frontier

Queens of the Stone Age

Rated R Deluxe Edition

Neurosis

Live at Roadburn 2007

John Mellencamp

On the Rural Route 7609

Grass Widow

Past Time

the Walkmen

Lisbon

Menomena

Mines
screens

A Legacy on Trial

AFS Documentary Tour presents Killing Kasztner

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Way, Way Outer Space

Dusting off Starcrash, an interstellar swashbuckler

BY MARC SAVLOV

Fire It Up

AFS Essential Cinema: Viva la Revolución: Films of the Mexican Revolution

TV Eye

Hellcats makes for a kicky start to fall programming

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Anton Chekhov's The Duel

This is an even-handed portrait of discontented lovers: A love that starts out in a fever winds up with lots of pistol-waving.

Dabangg

This Hindi action film tells the story of a fearless but corrupt police officer who learns the value of family ties.

Everyone Else

A German couple teeters on the jagged peaks of passive aggression and self-doubt.

I'm Still Here

Is Joaquin Phoenix having a meltdown, or is he putting us on? Only his brother-in-the-law, the film's director, knows for sure.

The Virginity Hit

This faux documentary chronicles the efforts of a 17-year-old kid to lose his virginity.
arts & culture

Cho Jam

Comedy is her life, but Margaret Cho is just mad about the music

BY KATE X MESSER

'MilkMilkLemonade'

Why the Shrewds are doing a play with a giant talking hen and how one plays her

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Free Dance!

Complimentary classes at Ballet Austin and Tapestry, plus a free monthly tap show

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash

Exploring the meaning of public art and competing for a $10,000 commission

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Metamorphoses

Aerialists add theatrical magic to the myths here, but a Texas twang sounds off

Muses IV: Memories of a House

This site-specific show is in a lovely home, but the characters in it lack depth

'Joseph Phillips & Shawn Smith'

Two artists make dazzling use of artifice to explore and explode the artificial
columns

Letters at 3AM: The 'Austin Sun' Gets Hung

Old Austin Sun writers may have expected to hang, but not in a museum

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar's Swish Alps of the social season loom on the horizon. Time to strap on those designer skis.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

HRC's Dinah will be chillaxxified by the Gay Place

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine is like a year-round summer camp and water park for the whole family

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: AGLIFF

Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar, Thursday, September 9, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UFC Fight Night Live

Unpacking the octagon for the first time in Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Aztex top of the league, Longhorns unbeaten

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Football has begun and all is well in the land

BY MARK FAGAN

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