March 4, 2011

Volume 30, Number 27

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SXSW Interactive Supplement

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news

Less Is Still Less

A session budgetary snapshot reflects some progress, dim prospects

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Behind the Numbers

What we talk about when we talk about budget cuts

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Fan Mail From the Flounders

The Great E-Mail Scandal ... or, Don't Hit Send!

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 3-10

Naked City

LEGELAND

God's Gift to Forensic Science

Will Bradley remain chair of the Forensic Science Commission?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Paving the Way for Innocence

Bills attempt to right criminal justice wrongs

BY JORDAN SMITH

Bill of the Week

Texans in space

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Redistricting: Unsavory Stew

What's on Austin's redistricting menu?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Voter ID: Train Wreck Rolling

Dems have little hope of derailment

BY LEE NICHOLS

Lege Headlines

What's up under the dome

AISD's Next Step After Exigency?

If exigency doesn't mean cuts, what does it mean?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Council Preview: Don't Bogart That Space

Counting down the meter minutes

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Quintana: Abused or Abuser?

Quintana denies abusing former fiancée

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Out-of-Whack Budget Whackers; and Guess Who Wants Gun Control?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Quote of the Week

food

Let the Good Times Roll

Good food to get you in the mood for Mardi Gras

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

New food ventures temper a fond farewell to the folks behind Mama Roux

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Cocktails for Mardi Gras

Laissez les bon temps rouler

BY WES MARSHALL

King Cakes

If you bite the baby, you buy the next one

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu: March 5-10

Wet your whistle and whet your appetite with a series of wine and beer tastings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Sturgeon's Revelation

On topic with South by Southwest Music panels

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Off the Record

A personal introduction to 'The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology'

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Radiohead

The King of Limbs

PJ Harvey

Let England Shake

Drive-By Truckers

Go-Go Boots, The Secret to a Happy Ending

RossDiana

Diana Ross
screens

Larger Than Life

The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

BY MARGARET MOSER

SXSW INTERACTIVE

Congratulations! You Are Now the Proud Owner of Your Future.

SXSW Interactive: An Introduction

Interactive Venue Locator

Walk in, geek out

Anonymity: Never Gonna Give You Up

Is 4chan Internet freedom's best hope?

BY MARC SAVLOV

The World Is Your Cubicle

Making it work, geography of no consideration

BY NORA ANKRUM

Long-Distance Theatre

Position of the speakers may affect the quality of their operation

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The New Evolution

Is technology providing the ladder to the next stage of human consciousness?

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Some (Re)Assembly Required

From mapping to extrapolating, recontextualizing the data we've been given

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Gaming the System

Applying the mechanics of play to the everyday

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

The Fiction Writer as Futurecaster

Charles Yu is keeping his eye on the robots

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Will Blog for Food

New stories – and problems – arise as foodie blogs proliferate

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Reporting From the Front Lines

New media in troubled lands

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

When the New Thing Is Old News Already

Call it Murphy's nth Law of Computing: 'Any given program, when running, is obsolete'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

TV Eye: That's Entertainment?

Why are we so interested in watching a TV star self-destruct?

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Adjustment Bureau

Based on a Philip K. Dick story, this multilayered romantic thriller stars Matt Damon and Emily Blunt.

Barney's Version

Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe for his performance as Barney Panofsky in this film based on Mordecai Richler's 1997 novel.

Beastly

Beauty and the Beast is refashioned here for the contemporary teen set and stars I Am Number Four's Alex Pettyfer and Vanessa Hudgens.

Drive Angry

Nicolas Cage plays a parent on a mission to avenge the murder of his daughter and granddaughter.

Hall Pass

Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis star in this Farrelly brothers comedy about two guys given a free pass by their wives from the vows of matrimony.

Rango

Watch out, cartoon critters: There’s a new sheriff in town, and his name is Rango.

Tanu Weds Manu

This film is a Bollywood romance about a mismatched pair.
arts & culture

Hedda Games

Two productions take a new look at Ibsen's troubled and troubling heroine

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Merce Cunningham Dance Company

Remembering the dance innovator as his troupe's final tour stops in Austin

BY ANDREW LONG

Dance Repertory Theatre

A new dance is more than compelling movement; it's a life lesson for graduates

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'A Knitted Wonderland'

The cedar elms in the Blanton Museum's plaza get new spring outfits

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Chicago

Teen actors show a good grasp of Kander & Ebb's jaded Jazz Age satire

Crown Thy Good

The mood of Revel's inspired performance didn't fade with the final note

'Jules Buck Jones: Animal Again'

For Jones' latest solo show of drawings, bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
columns

Page Two: Coming Down Fast

Barreling toward SXSW 2011

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Gushing about Coco Coquette, Snap Kitchen, the New Wave Ball, and Wet, à la Your Style Avatar style

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Feathers stick together, especially queer ones.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The King Ranch outside of Kingsville welcomes visitors, but the best way to see the most storied ranch in Texas is by guided tour

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Lincoln, 'sheep-dipping,' Beaver, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law: Different Options for Legal Help

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Baseball

Pitcher Taylor Jungmann has been practically unhittable

Soccer Watch

Barcelona looks to avoid elimination in Champs League, Vancouver and Portland join MLS, and U.S. men win U-17 championship

BY NICK BARBARO

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