July 15, 2011

Volume 30, Number 46

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features

30 Things

The highs, the lows, the lists
news

East Austin Studio De-Tour

Homesteading artists face city code challenges – and raise old fears – in changing neighborhoods

BY MIKE KANIN

Point Austin: A Bridge Too Far

Doggett and Castro face off in a battle imposed by the GOP

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Sins of Commission

Levy KO'd by Tovo as public safety assumes the position

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens calendar, July 14-21

Quote of the Week

Naked City

Sparks Grills Lawyers in Ultrasound Case

Court to rule on injunction before new law takes effect

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Law(ns) of the Land

In a time of drought and water limits, some residents turn to drilling wells

BY RAMON MARTINEZ

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

One Last Visit for Mother and Son?

Michael Arena hopes to see his dying mother, even though he's behind bars

BY JORDAN SMITH

Dis-Harmony From the Right

Austin ISD gets caught in right-wing fight over Turkish programs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Massey's Mess; and Not-So-Little Corporate Piggies

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Radio Snack

Food on the airwaves in Austin

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

New spirits wizardry at the Alamo Drafthouse, a food court recovery at Highland Mall, and more food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

There's only one way to celebrate Bastille Day: beaucoup pastries

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

TenOak Bourbon House + Lounge

If you have a sweet tooth and a bourbon tooth, TenOak was made for you
music

Superstar

In an excerpt from Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends sow the seeds of Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos

BY BOBBY WHITLOCK AND MARC ROBERTY

Summer Reading

Rock & roll bookends
screens

That Time of the Month

Christian Remde spans the calendar year with his Twelve Films Project

BY MELANIE HAUPT

What's the Score?

Brian Satterwhite talks on the film composition game

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Flam

Preserving Mondo's archive, Fantastic Fest first wave, farewell to Sherry Mills, and what's happening with lots of local productions

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

Although this sendoff to the young leads feels a little thin, the culmination of the Harry-and-Voldemort show more than satisfies.

The Last Mountain

The case against mountaintop mining in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia in made in this passionate documentary.

The Trip

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon co-star as best friends on a road trip in Michael Winterbottom's colicky, melancholy, and very amusing comedy.

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

The Hangover gets the Bollywood treatment as three men embark on a bachelor-party vacation.
arts & culture

'Encryption'

Stephen Pruitt wants you to tune in to the mystery of sounds in the dark

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Identity Crisis'

The artists ask, 'Just who do these superheroes think they are?'

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

The Good Thief

This unsettling yarn of an Irish thug is spun flawlessly by Ken Webster

'Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow'

This group show matches the majesty of the MACC's architecture
columns

Page Two: Program Notes

Chronicle changes, present and future

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: The Sixth War

America is engaged in hostilities on six fronts

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Where do you go to get hot and stay cool?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Texas has many spring-fed pools to keep you cool despite the heat

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

After a Fashion

After a long absence, Your Style Avatar returns ... to SoCo

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Superman vs. the KKK, Sinatra vs. whiskey, and more vs. more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Wammo vs. Forsyth

Continental Club, Friday, July 15, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Italian Stallion Challenge

Way South Philly hosts Philly cheesesteak eating contest

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

The Women's World Cup continues to amaze

BY NICK BARBARO

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