April 22, 2011

Volume 30, Number 34

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news

The War on Women's Health

To attack Planned Parenthood, lawmakers undermine health care ... and promote more abortions

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Making Women Suffer

The self-appointed defenders of life and family values are neither

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Twisting the Knife

Is Austin heading for a double-dip recession?

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Naked City

Natalie Antonetti cold case; Forensic Science Commission

Quote of the Week

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, April 21-28

LEGELAND

Wiping Doggett Off the Map

Renewed efforts to redistrict Lloyd Doggett out of office

BY LEE NICHOLS

Bill of the Week

A quality control proposal for state government

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Modest Compromise on Abortion

Lawmakers reach accord on restricting reproductive rights

BY JORDAN SMITH

Does Puppy Mill Bill Stand a Dog's Chance?

Puppy mill bill stalls out

BY JORDAN SMITH

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Trying To Catch the Chan Train

What does the Place 1 candidate really think of rail?

BY LEE NICHOLS

Shade So Paid

Place 3 incumbent leads fundraising pack

BY WELLS DUNBAR

TRC Swings Low on Holly Demo Bid

Council to consider Holly demo bid April 28

BY AMY SMITH

Cooper Rejects WTP Lawsuit

Lawsuit alleged city acted in 'bad faith'

BY MICHAEL KING

What's Old Is Green Again

Eco-friendly, home-based funerals recall a bygone era

BY NORA ANKRUM

Drop in the Bucket: Disputed Fed Ed Funding Comes to Texas

Disputed fed ed funding comes to Texas

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Just Like You – Only Way Richer; and Worst of the Worst Contest

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Destination Dining Downtown

The Austonian's three dining destinations are on the cutting edge of Downtown Austin's future

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Gluten-free at Mr. Gatti's, a smorgasbord of food fundraisers, and pastries fit for royalty

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Foodie events for April 21-30

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Last of the Delta Bluesmen

Pinetop Perkins goes home to Mississippi

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Asylum Street Spankers' last laugh

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

screens

Take Five

Recommended at Cine las Americas

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Living Music in the Live Music Capital

Echotone explores the intersection of art and commerce in Austin

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Screens Reviews

The Ernie Kovacs Collection

He was an innovating TV comedian and the least successful success in the business

TV Eye

Speculating on who will replace Steve Carell at Dunder Mifflin

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

American: The Bill Hicks Story

The rants of the late, great stand-up comic Bill Hicks sound as fresh and brilliant as ever.

Dum Maaro Dum

Multiple lives collide brutally one day at Goa Airport in this Bollywood film.

I Am

Tom Shadyac, the director of Ace Ventura: Pet Detective has found spirituality and now wants to fix the world's problems.

Mr. Perfect

New Tollywood romance.

POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold

Whether this is a real film or a priceless stunt, Morgan Spurlock has the goods on product placement.

Potiche

Catherine Deneuve stars in this French comedy set in 1977 about a trophy wife.

Rio

In this animated film from the makers of Ice Age, a domesticated macaw finally learns to fly.

Scream 4

This reboot of the franchise is too self-referential for its own good.
arts & culture

Small Audiences, Large Souls

At the Fusebox Festival, size matters, but that doesn't always mean 'big'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arthouse

The visual arts institution faces dissent over staff cuts and mistreatment of artists

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Daniel Catán

Renowned opera composer dies while in residence at the Butler School of Music

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

August: Osage County

Zach Theatre makes you feel right at home with Tracy Letts' epic family drama

Chesapeake

Charles P. Stites makes this two-hour one-man show look like a romp in the park

'There Ain't No Forgettin''

Vivid photographs capture the possibilities and rebellions of modern youth
columns

Page Two: SXSW and 2011 Chicago International Movies & Music Festival

Part One: My Beginnings and Chicago

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Stirling at Road's End

Stirling Silliphant had a marvelous gift for writing, but he sold it out

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Austin Pride and QueerBomb drop dates for 2011

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Stephen loves children, dons black, and gets blown (away)

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Texas avoided much of the devastation of the Civil War, but not all of it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Elvis Presley, Mulder and Scully, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Rangers vs. Astros

AAA style

Soccer Watch

Real Salt Lake hopes to be the first MLS team ever to win the CONCACAF Champions League, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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