Sept. 17, 2010

Volume 30, Number 3

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news

Taking Politics Back to School

State Board of Ed races highlight educational tensions

BY LEE NICHOLS

Point Austin: Saving the Animals

City considers outsourcing all animal adoption programs

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Everybody Makes Do With Less ... Except APD

Council tweaks the minor numbers on the FY 2011 budget

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, Sept. 16-23

Perry Poisons Education Funding

How will Texas schools fare without federal education money?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fire Marshals Stand by Original Arson Report

Forensic Science Commission to make final decision on whether faulty science was used in Willingham investigation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Police Pushing Pedicabbers' Patience

Are pedicab regulations out of touch?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Cap Metro: The Fewer the Merrier

Budget cuts target Cap Metro's most vulnerable riders

BY LEE NICHOLS

Cap Metro on Board With Transparency

At least the comptroller likes you, Cap Metro

BY LEE NICHOLS

Sober Living Dealt Splash of Cold Water

Staying dry would be easier without the extra heat

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Chickens Come Home To Roost; and Cut Congress, Not Food Stamps

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Headlines

food

Food-o-File

Apples, Hatch chiles, ice cream, and so much more to sink your teeth into

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Moveable feasts and roving wine tours

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Beer Flights

This week, it's tripel the good news

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food Reviews

Jeffrey's

Jeffrey's half-price happy hour menu is a great way to introduce yourself to this West Austin bastion of fine dining

Cipollina

Chef Daniel Hunt's revamped menu offers surprising, transcendent flavors

Austin Restaurant Week

Food Reviews

Jeffrey's

Jeffrey's half-price happy hour menu is a great way to introduce yourself to this West Austin bastion of fine dining

Cipollina

Chef Daniel Hunt's revamped menu offers surprising, transcendent flavors

The Tigress Bar and Cocktails

The sweetest little bar in town serves up classic cocktails

Townhouse

The old Whisky Bar location has a ritzy replacement
music

Monkeys Gone to Heaven

Meet the Pixies

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Off the Record

Forsaking the Song, the final chapter

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

the Black Angels

Phosphene Dream

Randy Rogers Band

Burning the Day

Windsor for the Derby

Against Love

Bee vs. Moth

Acronyms

the Service Industry

Calm Down

James Hyland & the Joint Chiefs

Celestial Navigation

Deadman

Live at the Saxon Pub

Lucky Tomblin Band

Honky Tonk Merry Go Round

Horse Opera

Sounds of the Desert

the Beaumonts

Get Ready for the Beaumonts
screens

Double-Faced

Social media sends one man on a tailspin in Catfish

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Texas Preps for Its Close-up

Two fall shows bring it on home

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Behind Bars, But Bucking the System

Women inmates find redemption in the doc Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TV Eye

FX's new drama Terriers is another entry in the growing male-bonding genre

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Catfish

This "reality thriller" is a sour cautionary tale about social media.

Easy A

The Scarlet Letter is refitted for the app age in this winning high school comedy.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

This 3-D continuation of the video-game-to-movie series sees the virus spread.

Sweethearts of the Prison Rodeo

An engaging doc about the Oklahoma State Prison Rodeo.

The Town

Ben Affleck directs, co-writes, and stars in this gripping action-drama about bank robbers.

Virsa

A joint India-Pakistan musical production about opposites attracting.
arts & culture

Collective Burgeoning

For the artists of Okay Mountain, it was a very good year

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Tommy Tune

The master hoofer isn't getting older; he's getting more nonchalant

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Horton Foote Prize

The plays Ruined and Middletown take the new national playwriting award

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash

The city helps artists plan, and a writers' organization edits its own name

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

MilkMilkLemonade

A gay elementary school love story with palpable resonance for everyone

The Tempest

Shakespeare's last play is ably acted, but the staging lacks heart

Influences: A Cinematic Showdown

No showdown shows up, but Stephanie Keeton shares the thrill of the dancing body
columns

Page Two: Nightmares on Main Street

New media, same old story

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

After a Fashion

Like God on the seventh day, Your Style Avatar deserves a rest after schmoozing with Carson Kressley

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The overwhelment of LGBTQ Austin

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Wonder Cave has the unique quality of being the only show cave in Texas created by an earthquake

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Austin Pagan Pride Day

Zilker Park, Sunday, September 19, 2010

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Bracing for Impact

Boxing, wrestling, and Roller Derby are on the card this weekend

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex on the road; Champions League, here and across the pond

BY NICK BARBARO

Football Watch

Cowboys fall flat, Texans dominate Colts

BY MARK FAGAN

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