June 17, 2011

Volume 30, Number 42

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features

30 Things

news

Water Fall

Between Austin Water's conservation goals and its execution ... lies a shadow

BY NORA ANKRUM

'Chronicle' Endorsement

Place 3 run-off, June 18

Point Austin: Grackle Eaten Here

There's a bitter taste accompanying any Formula One deal – good or bad

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Down the Long Road to SMDs

Council takes another step toward districting ... and other stuff

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Quote of the Week

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar for June 16-23

Headlines

Naked City

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Decisions, Decisions

Voters ponder council election; council ponders F1

BY NICK BARBARO

The Donors Behind the Dough

A glimpse at the campaign finance reports

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Nothing Funny Happened on the Way to the Forum

Candidates rehash their positions at new round of forums

BY MICHAEL KING

LEGELAND

Republicans Search for New Normal

GOP rift appears in approach to education cuts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Assaults in War on Women's Health Care

New rule places stranglehold on Planned Parenthood

BY JORDAN SMITH

Tide Turns on 'Titty Tax'

Tax on adult-oriented businesses may be on its last legs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Redistricting: 'Purposeful Discrimination'

The trampling of Travis County

BY LEE NICHOLS

Loss of Old Homes Fuels East Austin Debate

Juniper Street says goodbye to another old soul

BY AMY SMITH

BPP Retreats on 'Special Condition X'

No more sex-offender restrictions for parolees who aren't sex offenders?

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Three Wrongs Don't Make Big Oil Right; and Who's Getting Face Time With Your Legislators?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

Barr's back, cookies are coming, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

New on Burnet Road

A basket of new dining establishments serving everyday eats to everyday folks

BY RACHEL FEIT

The Beat Divas Teach Cooking With Songs of Food, Love, and Mayhem

Music on the Menu at Central Market

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Event Menu

Fun with foodies for June 16-23

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Drums Across Texas

What does Reagan High's drum line have in common with civil rights? Larry Jackson.

BY KATE X MESSER

Off the Record

Across the Borderline: BettySoo travels abroad with Doug Cox, Monte Wardens discovers Kevin Ahart, and Ancient VVisdom collaborates with Charles Manson

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Texas Platters

The Wooden Birds

Two Matchsticks

Joe Ely

Satisfied at Last

Black Pistol Fire

Black Pistol Fire

The Echocentrics, Ocote Soul Sounds

Sunshadows, Taurus

Andrae Van Buren

"Deep" ... Nough Said

Rubble

The Farewell Drugs

Lisa Morales, Vanessa Lively, Libby Kirkpatrick, Little Brave

Beautiful Mistake, Uncovering Stones, Heroine, Wound & Will
screens

RoboCop Is Alive and Well and Kicking Ass Onstage

Eighties blockbusters and a 'cardboard aesthetic' courtesy of the Old Murder House Theatre

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

From Bloom to Boom

This pop-up gallery fundraiser for aGLIFF might just blow your mind

BY KATE X MESSER

Drawing Praise

AFF to honor Pixar giant John Lasseter

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Screens Reviews

Pale Flower

A dark and dreamy Nippon noir from 1964

TV Eye: Space Pioneers

Perfectly paired with Battlestar Galactica, Outcasts is a great intergalactic frontier drama

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

The Art of Getting By

As coming-of-age dramas go, this one is flaccid and endlessly irksome.

Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer

Young Judy's summer takes an upward swing when her Aunt Opal (played by Heather Graham) comes to stay.

Submarine

This British film is a bracingly deadpan coming-of-age story that proudly wears its Wes Anderson influences on its sleeve.

Trollhunter

Wayward trolls threaten human life in this delightfully bizarre Norwegian film.
arts & culture

Second Life

For her new play's sophomore production, Suzan-Lori Parks turns director

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

In making her new dance, Kathy Dunn Hamrick kept turning things upside down

BY DAWN DAVIS LORING

Crisis & Opportunity: An Open, Structured Dialogue

A conversation about the state of the arts turned out to be open and frank

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Bobcats go Broadway, Palindrome goes Scottish, and billboards go for Austin art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Woyzeck

Staged in a rough space, this poor man's tragedy is rough-edged as well

The Mikado

The show lacks energy, but its songs, voices, and comic spectacle are intact

'You See ... Thing Is ...'

This found-object art melds Hirst's high concepts and Louis C.K.'s comedy
columns

Page Two: Don't Move Here

We're Number Three!

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: Reading Diplomatic Code

There's a shift toward the promotion of Turkey as a stabilizing force in the Middle East

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

These boots were made for nip slips ...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Gay Place loves itself some wonks

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Snow's serves up barbecue that Texas Monthly proclaimed to be the best in the state

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Taste buds, cheesecake, the Pledge of Allegiance, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

ESPN 'Friday Night Fights'

Yes, we're ready to rumble

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Road trip to Reliant?

BY NICK BARBARO

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