March 11, 2011

Volume 30, Number 28

ON THE COVER:
features

On the Move at SXSW

Get everywhere, no car needed

BY KATE X MESSER AND JAMES RENOVITCH

news

Save Our Schools!

Texans advance on Capitol in bid to preserve public schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Broken Justice

Wrongly convicted exonerees come to the Texas Capitol

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Expiation Day

If apologies are in order, the line forms here

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Under Advisement

It ain't what you do – it's what you shouldn't say in e-mails

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Quote of the Week

Headlines

State Supremes Side With Exoneree

Exoneree entitled to full compensation

BY JORDAN SMITH

AISD Plan Incompletely Complete

Facility master plan gets a supplement

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Comp Plan Framework Goes to Council

Framework thus far avoids controversy

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Nuke Means No

New coalition opposes nuke proposal

BY NORA ANKRUM

Council E-mails Prompt Ethics Complaint, Lawsuit

The consequences of hitting the send button

BY MICHAEL KING

LEGELAND

Probe-Before-Abortion Bill Moves Forward

Republicans and their probes: Coming to a vagina near you

BY JORDAN SMITH

Bill of the Week

Leaping through the 'laundry loophole'

BY LEE NICHOLS

Have Customers, Need Macrobiotic Parking

Code enforcers crack down on Casa de Luz

BY MIKE KANIN

Dude, Where's My Car2Go?

Strange timing for Car2Go fleet switch, boundary expansion

BY KATE X MESSER

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 10-16

The Hightower Report

Fumbling Lawsuits; and Snorting Koch in Wisconsin

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food and a Movie

Strategic local restaurant suggestions to enhance your SXSW Film Festival schedule

SXSW: Austin Dining From Yawn Till Dawn

Some late-night lifesavers to keep you well-fed in the wee hours of SXSW

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Food news for your four-legged friends and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Get your South by Southwest started the right way – with pork!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Casual Victim Pile II

Everyone profiled this SXSW is already clamoring toward the top of Austin's larger-scene dog pile

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Tuesday Music Preview Guide

South by Southwest Music showcases begin Tuesday night this year, so do our Picks & Sleepers

SXSW 2012 FILM

Off the Record

Carolyn Wonderland ties the knot while Gary Clark Jr. gets pulled up to the majors and a sea of SXSW news

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Wire

Red Barked Tree

The Ex

Catch My Shoe

Dave Allen

Color Blind

Buddy Miller

The Majestic Silver Strings

Percy Sledge

The Atlantic Recordings
screens

SXSW FILM

Start Your Engines

SXSW Film is here

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Venue Locator

Film is where you find it

He Needed a Hero

A regular schlub turns caped crusader in James Gunn's Super

BY MARC SAVLOV

Killer Lifestyle

Patty Schemel doc Hit So Hard remembers living and dying in the 1990s

BY CINDY WIDNER

Golly, Olly

Actor Olly Alexander puts aside the weirdos and psychos for the sweetly romantic The Dish & the Spoon

BY MELANIE HAUPT

You Can Check In, But You Might Not Check Out

Devilish doings in Ti West's The Innkeepers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Morality at Play

In a Better World director Susanne Bier on her creative process

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

On the Inside Looking In

The meta world of Outside Industry, Alan Berg's new documentary about SXSW, coming soon to SXSW

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

ROTFL

Sex meets social media in Fuck My Life

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Veni Vidi Venture

The unlikely heroes of big business

BY WELLS DUNBAR

An American Education

A former exchange student re-examines her trial by fire in Brownsville

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Living Between What?

Alex Munt spells it out

BY BOB BYINGTON

Sixty-Minute Man

Kyle Smith explores friendships taking a hard hit in real-time in Turkey Bowl

BY JOE O'CONNELL

The Case That Wouldn't Stay Closed

The facts: a tragic house fire, a man executed, a governor under suspicion. Everything else is a mystery.

BY JORDAN SMITH

Taking a Stand on Shorts

No mere calling card or stepping stone, the short film is enjoying a renaissance

BY MARC SAVLOV

Eye of the Storm

Doc explores the creative vision of an album cover art pioneer

BY AUSTIN POWELL

DI-Wyatt

Wyatt Cenac on emceeing the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Stop, Look, & Listen

Luke Savisky and Wiley Wiggins put the visual in A/V

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

TV Eye

The Walking Dead's short season makes the case for more quality, less quantity

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Battle: Los Angeles

Aliens fight the U.S. Marines in a gritty urban war. Viewers are the losers.

Mars Needs Moms

Based on a children's book by Berkely Breathed, this animated film looks good but lacks emotion.

Take Me Home Tonight

In this Eighties-set romance, a guy spends an unforgettable evening chasing the woman of his high school dreams.
arts & culture

Flow of Energy

Beili Liu makes an art of channeling the forces within objects and us

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Honk!TX

The march of 20 bands descends on Austin

BY KATE X MESSER

Cultural Affairs Division

Vincent Kitch off to head the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs in Seattle

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

On the Verge

Tapping the play's frivolity and optimism, St. Ed's students create a charming show

You Wouldn't Know Her, She Lives in London/You Wouldn't Know Him, He Lives in Texas

This play's use of social media and interactive tech brings something new to theatre

'New Art in Austin: 15 to Watch'

See this survey of Austin's emerging savants, and you'll do yourself a big, big favor
columns

Page Two: Rogue Waves

Ghosts of SXSW and the Chronicle past

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: SXSW: Let Me Guess

Rio eyed Shreveport. Shreveport eyed Rio.

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar wants Austin to actually have a fashion industry, not just the appearance of one

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

South by So Gay. That's what we like to call it.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Hangar Hotel engulfs you in a world far away from the ordinary

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Liquid lasers, comic books, and other stuffs

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

Lonestar Rollergirls fill the SXSW sports void

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Barcelona knocks Arsenal out of Champs League, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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