July 8, 2011

Volume 30, Number 45

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features

30 Things

The Highs, the Lows, the Lists
news

Access Denied

Cap Metro saving money means hardship for neediest riders

BY LEE NICHOLS

Point Austin: Perry's Odds

As the Lege dust settles, the speculation game begins

BY MICHAEL KING

Beside the Point: Sue Sue Sue-Dio

While City Hall slumbers, the law in its majesty marches on

BY MICHAEL KING

Quote of the Week

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, July 7-14

Headlines

Naked City

Homeless Coach Bridges Digital Divide

Project provides digital connection for homeless

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

From Shrub to Nub

City takes a chain saw to Laura Croteau's wildlife habitat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Two Hotels for the Price of ... Two?

Convention center hotels seek city waivers

BY AMY SMITH

LEGELAND

Perry's Pride: Not So Special Tally

Perry always declares victory, even when he loses

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Ultrasound Goes to Court

A group of doctors takes on ultrasound-before-abortion law

BY JORDAN SMITH

U.S. Enters Death Row Fray

An act of Congress may spare inmate's life

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Budgeting Room for Ignorance; and Shocking: Fed-Up Voters

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Family Style

The Threadgill's secret to longevity

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Chef Sonya Cote Is a Woman on the Move

Catch her when you can

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

The ones from France are more complex

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Some spirited sightseeing and an eight-course cupcake dinner in this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Booze, a benefit, and Bastille Day

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Right Snuff

Savage survivor and Sex Pistols witness Artly Snuff isn't just another face in Austin's eccentric crowd

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Heavy lifting: No Control radio expands, hardcore punks hit the Monolith Training Center, and the Stocktons celebrate 10 years at Beerland

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Phases & Stages

Neil Young, Gillian Welch, Jolie Holland

A Treasure, The Harrow & the Harvest, Pint of Blood

The Coathangers

Larceny & Old Lace

Jim Lauderdale

Reason and Rhyme

Marianne Faithfull, Ariel Abshire

Horses and High Heels, Still So New
screens

Growing Up in War Zones

The magic of cinema inspires kids in a Kurdish village to take camera in hand

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Poster Perfect

How Mondo is revolutionizing film art-vertising

BY MARC SAVLOV

See Tom Run ... and Run ... and Run

Summer movie mayhem at Arthouse

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

TV Eye: That's What She Said

After 10 years in print, 'TV Eye' has its series finale

BY BELINDA ACOSTA

Film Reviews

A Better Life

An undocumented Mexican worker in Los Angeles who struggles to earn a living and keep his teenage son from joining a gang is the subject of this heartfelt drama.

Horrible Bosses

While this comedy aims for new nadirs in raunchiness, the rest of its humor coasts on obvious gags and recycled jokes.

Monte Carlo

Cute-as-a-button Selena Gomez stars in this tweener mistaken-identity comedy.

Queen To Play

In this French drama, a placid, working-class woman discovers passions she never knew she possessed when she learns to play chess.

Zookeeper

There are many things we can learn from the animals but lessons in love from talking primates is not one of them.
arts & culture

Blist'ring Strings

This summer the Austin Chamber Music Festival really brings the heat

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Tea in Tripoli'

A master storyteller spins the true yarn of a year spent in Libya

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Rivers'

In this bone-dry summer, one gallery group show has water in abundance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Too Many Husbands

Maugham's post-World War I marital mix-up is a quirky gem of a comedy

Big Range Austin Dance Festival

The Big Range Dance Festival shows why that art is worth everyone's attention

'Where I End, You Begin'

Two Austin artists create one hell of a fine show
columns

After a Fashion

From a new Hush and some new grooves to a big voice on The Voice, Your Style Avatar covers the sounds

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Oops!

Gay Place

Go, Skee-Ra, go!

BY KATE X MESSER

The Common Law

Specific Performance – Forcing the Sale of Property?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

Hruska's Store & Bakery offers weary travelers world-class kolaches and much more

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Sir Isaac Newton, krummhorn, celery, and more to chew on

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Davis Cup Quarterfinal

World-class tennis event invades the Drum

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

U.S. Women lose their first-ever World Cup group stage game, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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