March 25, 2011

Jana Birchum

Volume 30, Number 30

ON THE COVER:
news

The Unflinching Abigail Smith

New animal services chief faces up to Austin's shelter warfare

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Point Austin: This Week's War ...

A few irritable speculations, from D.C. to City Hall

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Absence of Evidence Is Not Evidence of Absence

The e-mail daisy chain grows longer ... and longer ...

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, March 24-31

Headlines

Naked City

A look at fluoride, MetroRail ridership, and the City Council agenda

'Dream City' or Neighborhood Threat?

A proposed church development has some residents losing sleep

BY AMY SMITH

LEGELAND

Rainy Day Divisions

Party lines prove permeable over purse strings

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Abortion be gone

BY JORDAN SMITH

Victory for Howard, Travis County

Neil concedes defeat in election challenge

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Voter ID: It's Business Time

One little word stalls House debate

BY LEE NICHOLS

Pitts in Pursuit of 'the Big Lies'

Leonard Pitts Jr. speaks at Texas Freedom Network lobby day

BY MICHAEL KING

Holly Redux

City takes another crack at Holly demolition

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

The Hightower Report

Newt Fakes It; and From Democracy to Plutocracy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Texas Takes on the World

A coming-out party for Texas olive oil

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Sweet Sixteen Roulette

No bracket required

Food-o-File

Gordon Ramsay scouts Texas, new chains arrive, and trailers go brick and mortar

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Spring brings farm activities for the whole family, or you could run a 10K or enjoy a Chef Showdown

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Savory Spice Shop

Taste what you want; buy what you need

Rabbit + Hat

Check out this ephemeral, semiunderground dining experience
music

AUSTIN MUSIC AWARDS

Down the Line

The 2010-11 Austin Music Awards crown South by Southwest's Saturday night

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

2010-11 Austin Music Awards Winners

Off the Record

Chaos and creation at South by Southwest and the Monday realization that blues landmark Pinetop Perkin is gone

BY AUSTIN POWELL

SXSW 2011 Aftershots

Reviews of SXSW headliners day by day
screens

The Genre Regenerator

South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon wants to try it all

BY MARC SAVLOV

The People in Your Neighborhood

America, One Square Mile at a time

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Hop, Skip, 'Jump'

Ballroom Marfa reading series hosts Austin writer Andrew Lanham

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

What's in a Name?

Cinema Club screens Bigger Than Life

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

SXSW Film Announces Audience Awards

Building Hope, Attack the Block, and more

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Famous People Looking Pretty

SXSW red carpet roundup

TV Eye

How to innovate TV? Maybe lose the TV.

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Elektra Luxx

Carla Gugino heads up this daffy film as the eponymous porn star, now retired, pregnant, and prone to self-reflection and the occasional moment of doubt.

I Saw the Devil

A serial killer meets his match – and then some – in this nasty revenge drama from South Korea that's nevertheless executed with superlative style and wit.

Jane Eyre

The foggy moors are palpable, the passions less so, but this new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë's oft-told story is a handsome addition to the canon.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey is the titular lawyer who lands a high-profile case after a career spent defending dirtbags.

Mooz-lum

A young Muslim college student experiences prejudice and renounces his faith, which causes his family to renounce him.

Paul

Two comic-book geeks (played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) encounter an alien (voiced by Seth Rogen) in Area 51.
arts & culture

Team Risk

UT students create a safe place for their classmates to make daring new stage work

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Kelly Fearing

Remembering the pioneering and influential visual artist and teacher

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'silence within silence'

How four love poems shaped a suite of dances and affect the dancers themselves

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Culture Flash

Administrative advice and legal aid for artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Night of the Iguana

Different Stages can't surmount the deeply flawed nature of Tennessee Williams' play

The Jungle

Trouble Puppet's expanded take on Sinclair's novel is as grisly and graceful as ever
columns

Letters at 3AM: The Inevitability of the Unexpected

The unexpected always happens

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Style X happened, and the throng is still wearing T-shirts and sneakers

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

The Starlight Theatre Restaurant and Bar anchors downtown Terlingua

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

A hypothesized planet, a triple-double season, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Gay Place

Gay Place caught some deliciously queer visuals during the Fest

BY KATE X MESSER

Gay Place: South by So Gay

SXSW photo gallery

Luv Doc Recommends: Devo and the Octopus Project

ACL Live at the Moody Theater, Sunday, March 27, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Gay Place: South by So Gay 2

Gay Place: Gay Bi Gay Gay Day

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Rangers vs. Express

AL champs visit Dell

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Women's World Cup TV schedule announced, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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