April 15, 2011

Volume 30, Number 33

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news

Communication Breakdown

Rocked by financial crisis, AISD goes to war with itself – and everyone suffers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Hall Hustle: Recycling Recycled ... Again

Contentious negotiations confirm one thing: Trash is golden

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Written in Blood

Timid moderates join fringe Republicans in push to pass suicidal state budget

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Naked City

Email scandal update, the 311 of the future, and more

Quote of the Week

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, April 14-21

Headlines

Eco-Currents: Spring Roundup

Butterflies, hummingbirds, power plants, and more

BY NORA ANKRUM

Endorsements Roll In

Local orgs pick their council candidates

BY WELLS DUNBAR

LEGELAND

The Shape of Things to Come

Early steps in the redistricting process raise issues of race and representation

BY LEE NICHOLS

Bill of the Week

Special gun privileges for lawmakers?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Don't Abate That Joint

Tax abatement changes recommended for historic homes

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Banned in Bee Cave

Avert your eyes!

Defense for the Unwitting?

What if you really did think she was 17?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Formula One for All

F1 announces a little something for everyone

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

LEGELAND

Women's Health: Ideology First!

Texas lawmakers do their part to defund Planned Parenthood

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Seismic Jolts in Shreveport; and Hoovernomics, Part II

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Reviews

Terrific Food and Inspired Wine off East 11th

The 3 Little Pigs food trailer sits behind East End Wines. Try them both, but not at the same time.

Goan, Goan ... Konkan

New India Cuisine gives South Austinites an option for Indian in the neighborhood, while the people-watching is solid gold

Full English Cafe

No, no – the other kind of pasties

Live Oak Market

Not your average corner store

Event Menu

Foodie events for April 14-17

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

And Gilmore makes four

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Old Settler's Music Festival preview

Off the Record

Local songwriter Johnny Goudie takes the stand while Trailer Space Records preps for Record Store Day

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

Bob Schneider

A Perfect Day

The Sour Notes

Last Looks

Marcia Ball

Roadside Attractions

The Lost Pines

Sweet Honey

Elvis

Crime of the Scene

Orville Bateman Neely III, Duncan Malashock, Soft Healer, Georgia Anne Muldrow & Dudley Perkins, The Sideshow Tragedy

"No Way To Rock 'n' Roll" b / w "Got More Love", "Let's Make Sure Everything Is a Thing " b / w "Girls Collide", "Grand Isle" b / w "Civilization's Dying", "A Friend" b / w "Mama's Place", Gasoline
screens

From the Watergate Break-in to a Broken News Media

Key players in All the President's Men reflect on what 35 years have wrought

BY MARC SAVLOV

Sinking Deeper

Robin Arnott explores the outer limits of video-game immersion

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

'Rio Bravo' a Stop on the Road to Hollywood

Whether she's playing Feathers or Pepper, Angie Dickinson tickles

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

TV Eye: Let the Bloodletting Begin

Feeling lukewarm about Ice and Fire kick-starter Game of Thrones

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Atlas Shrugged: Part I

The first third of Ayn Rand's creative diss of collectivism and groupthink gets a film workout.

The Conspirator

Robert Redford directs this historical movie about the trial of Mary Surratt, who was convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.

Even the Rain

Amid citizen unrest in Bolivia, a Spanish film crew attempts to mount a revisionist history of Christopher Columbus.

Kill the Irishman

The life of Danny Greene, an Irish mobster in Cleveland during the Sixties and Seventies, is recounted in this film.

Miral

Directed by Julian Schnabel, this film tells the story of an orphaned Palestinian girl who is caught between emotions on the eve of the Intifada.

The Salvation Poem

This Spanish-language Christian film is inspired by the life and testimony of Argentine singer Pablo Olivares.
arts & culture

The 'Tease That Binds

The Texas Burlesque Festival builds community among those who are hip to the strip

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Young Composers Concert

A dozen budding Beethovens hear music they wrote performed by the Austin Symphony

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Zoo Story'

A take on Albee's classic two-hander has the actors swap roles throughout the run

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Out of Ink: Forgetting Finnegan

The charm of ScriptWorks' annual showcase of 10-minute plays is in its potluck nature

Voices

In this mixed-dance program weighted with angst, skill and innovation were lacking

Flight

Jonathan Dove's opera in an airport is often fun but leaves no lasting impression
columns

Page Two: Quicksand

Between politics and principle lies the quagmire of ideological righteousness

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

After a Fashion

Football, the Irish, and unconditional love: just another week in the life of Your Style Avatar

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Best queer bets for Thursday and Sunday overwhelm

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Last Drive-In Picture Show in Gatesville retains the glory of the double-feature drive-in movie experience

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Barney Gumble, space toilets, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Playoff Hockey!

Texas Stars begin their second playoff run in as many years

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Local soccer supporters' group Chantico's Army, rededicated as Eberly's Army, host launch party, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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