June 10, 2011

Volume 30, Number 41

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news

Show Them the Need

The great GOP wave breaks on the realities of the actual cost of government

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Chronicle' Endorsement

Place 3 City Council run-off, June 18: Kathie Tovo

Point Austin: Muffling the Monitor

Frasier's reviews send salutary ripples through the APD pond

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Race to the Finish Line

F1 strangers bearing gifts offer council a 'risk-free' deal

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Naked City

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, June 9-15

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Place 3 War of Words: Historic Zoning, WTP4

Shade and Tovo battle over zoning and water

So Many Elections, So Little Time

Senate bill could have unintended consequences for local elections

BY WELLS DUNBAR

'Tire Slasher' Suspect Gets Day in Court

Is this the man who slashed a thousand tires?

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

The State's Planned Parenthood Trap

Rule would eliminate group from Women's Health Program

BY JORDAN SMITH

LEGELAND

Five Districts, No Representation?

With Travis split so many ways, it may not get representation at all

BY LEE NICHOLS

Reviving Bipartisanship

Can we bring a stop to these congressional redistricting debacles?

BY LEE NICHOLS

School Funding Bill 'Could Have Been Worse'

Senate Bill 1 on deck for House debate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Pay Day From Perry

Perry signs law targeting wage theft

BY JORDAN SMITH

Special Session on a Binge

The call keeps growing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Onshoring Corporate Accounts; and From Regulating Comcast To Joining It

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

IACP conference smorgasbord pleases

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Dos Lunas Artisan Cheese

Central Texas cheese lovers have got a good ricotta, finally

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Blanco Valley Farms Tortilla Chips

These are not the same chips off the old block

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food Reviews

Thrice

Third time's a charm for Thai Fresh's third expansion

Buda Grocery & Grill

Put this spot on your foodie radar

Event Menu

You had me at 'free crawfish'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Family Affair

Akina Adderley adds her name to the family ledger

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Don't bother cleaning up after Chaos in Tejas; OBN III's strike again this weekend

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

My Morning Jacket

Circuital

Fleet Foxes

Helplessness Blues
screens

Nerd Ascending

Simon Pegg's star trajectory

BY MARC SAVLOV

This Tangled Web He Weaves

Small-screen experimentalist Max Juren goes big

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Flam

AFF on the tips of our tongues, Gallagher's indieWIRE shout-out, local premeires in L.A. fest, and more

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye

Noah Wyle spouts history, battles E.T. in new TNT show

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Double Hour

An Italian import, The Double Hour is a twisty psychological mystery.

Midnight in Paris

Midnight in Paris just goes to show that if you wait long enough Woody Allen will finally deliver another terrific movie.

Super 8

This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.

X-Men: First Class

The origins of the bad blood among Marvel's mutants is explored in this new film from the franchise.
arts & culture

Art To Enchant

The winners of the 2010-11 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Califa Arts Collaborative

After season's close, ballet dancers join forces in a unique new venture

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Dana Friis-Hansen

The former AMOA director is hired to lead the Grand Rapids Art Museum

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Black Arts Movement

In Katrina's wake, Samuel Thompson eased survivors' pain with Bach

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Independence

The Paradox Players effectively mine the emotions from this family drama

Holy 1960s Batman, Batman!

This improvised bat-tribute to the old bat-TV show nails its campy spirit

'Rock, Paper, Carbon'

This group show exploring organic forms displays work of top quality
columns

Page Two: Band of Outsiders

Terrence Malick's ambitious cinematic aesthetic

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Learn why Your Style Avatar is running around, flapping his arms, and shouting 'bingo!'

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

The Gay Place begs of you: Use us

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Shamrock, Texas, is worth exploring if you're ever near the intersection of
I-40 and U.S. 83

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

PowerPoint, ditchweed, pink hair, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: ROT Rally Parade

Congress Avenue, Friday, June 10, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Teacher Appreciation Night

The Texas Rollergirls celebrate the teachers at Saturday's bout

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

U.S. men win first CONCACAF Gold Cup game, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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