June 24, 2011

Volume 30, Number 43

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features

30 Things

The Highs, the Lows, the Lists
news

Proof of Nothing

When you were busted for public intoxication, were you drunk? Or did you just piss off a cop?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: The Ultimate Game

The political ripples are uncertain but plentiful

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: An F1 Piñata

Break it open, and out streams council confetti

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar for June 23-30

ELECTION WRAP-UP

Place 3 by Precinct

A winning strategy loses, and which precincts saw the biggest increases in votes?

BY LEE NICHOLS AND NICK BARBARO

Tovo's Triumph

Place 3 winner pledges to look out 'for the public interest, not special interest'

BY AMY SMITH

Shade's Farewell

Shade vows to 'be a part of this city going forward'

BY MICHAEL KING

LegeLand: Mind Your Fingers and Your Vetoes

Bills lose life and limb on Perry's desk

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Which (East) Side Are You On?

Community plays tug-of-war over Eastside Memorial High School

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Formula One Deal on the Bubble

What do council members have to say about the F1 deal?

BY MICHAEL KING

Emergency! Emergency!

Why rush Formula One?

BY NICK BARBARO

Naked City

Quote of the Week

The Hightower Report

Privatization: The Road to Hell; and Vermont: First in the Nation

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Beer Convenience

Finding great craft brew selections in unlikely places

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food Reviews

Franklin Barbecue

Aaron Franklin is king of all pit masters

Food-o-File

Sushi film nets award, food trailer troubles, chefs scramble, and a mysterious hiatus in this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Delectable foodie events for the week of June 24-July 1

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

When I was just a little grape, I asked my vinter, 'What will I be?'

BY WES MARSHALL

music

Accidental Electrician

Matt the Electrician has switched day jobs

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Seeking refuge at Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater before the return of Joe 'King' Carrasco & the Crowns

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Raphael Saadiq

Stone Rollin'

Gregg Allman

Low Country Blues

Steve Miller

Let Your Hair Down
screens

This Is What Mourning Looks Like

Beginners sits shivah, postmodern-style and with profound humor and heart

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Voyeur Discretion Advised

Hot town, smut in the city

BY MARC SAVLOV

Varsity Theater Mural's Fate Comes Into Focus

Architect proposes mix of restoration and do-over

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Screens Reviews

Kiss Me Deadly

'Blood-red kisses,' 'white-hot thrills,' and a radioactive Pandora's box

TV Eye: An Easy Sell

Web celebs Rhett & Link's TV take on art and commerce

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

Beginners

Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor play father and son in this lovely drama about what happens to both after the older man discovers near the end of his life that he's gay.

Buck

The real-life "horse whisperer," Dan "Buck" Brannaman, is the subject of this documentary that reveals how he derived his hard-won knowledge.

Cars 2

This Pixar sequel pops on the screen, but the story line is stuck in neutral.

Double Dhamaal

Bollywood comedy.

Green Lantern

The beloved comic-book hero rediscovers his powers on the big screen.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Jim Carrey plays a man who inherits six penguins in this family film that finds the actor neither too manic nor mawkish.
arts & culture

Who Gives a Damn About Big Range Austin?

The answer might be a lot closer than you think

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Frameworks EAST Fund

Using microloans to help Eastside artists get their studios up to code

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Generous Art

A new gallery splits proceeds from sales between artists and nonprofits

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Lyric Opera

Despite its seven-figure debt, the opera lives to sing another day

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Book of Grace

Tension runs through this lean domestic drama like a taut steel cord

Devotion

The dance sparkles with captivating images of water and weightlessness

I Love You Because

This funny, naughty musical is the perfect show for a Sunday afternoon
columns

Page Two: Going to Bat

The difference between defending Austin and bashing Houston

BY LOUIS BLACK

Day Trips

Seven state parks to be closed or transfered

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Hey y'all, Lez Go Tubing!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

This week, Your Style Avatar travels to Iran, Paris, and the land of sashimi

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

What do Madonna, Hillary Clinton, and Geena Davis have in common?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Women's World Cup kicks off in Germany this Sunday, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

New Belgium Urban Assault Ride

The funnest and finest nonmotorized bike scavenger hunt is back where it all started, Austin

BY MARK FAGAN

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