July 22, 2011

Volume 30, Number 47

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news

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Police monitor's report invites additional scrutiny

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: The Quality of Mercy

If you're looking for compassion, you've come to the wrong place

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Feeding the Meter

The high (political) price of free parking Downtown

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, July 21-28

Quote of the Week

Naked City

Austin Falling Short on Clean Air

New rules could pressure Austin to clean up its act

BY LEE NICHOLS

Yard War Truce? Let the Arbutus Bloom!

City backs down from razing forested yard

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

CELOC Clock Ticks Toward F1 Race

F1 organizers hope to keep pace for 2012 race

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

D.A. Race: Lehmberg vs. (Almost) Baird

Lehmberg announces re-election bid while Baird explores a run

BY MICHAEL KING

Who Else Is Running?

A look at local contested races

The Hightower Report

Unraveling Afghanistan; and Bachmann's Earner Overdrive

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

'If You Can't Stand the Heat'

Robin Allen's first batch fresh from the oven

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

National media still eating up Austin's food scene; and other edible news to chew on

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

This Washington winery has options for every occasion

BY WES MARSHALL

Event Menu

Wine, beer, and cocktails, with some culture thrown in for good measure

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Contigo

Easygoing ranch atmosphere awaits in the Mueller development

11th Street Station

Come for the catfish; stay for the cobbler
music

The Girls of Summer Redux

Girls Rock Camp Austin valedictorians Schmillion

BY AUDRA SCHROEDER

Texas Platters

Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds

Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites, The Best of the Fabulous Thunderbirds: Early Birds Special

Old 97's

The Grand Theatre Vol. 2

BettySoo & Doug Cox

Lie to Me

This Electric Life

No Black or White

Trae Tha Truth

Street King

J.W.W. & the Prospectors

It's High Past Time

Eleven Hundred Springs

Eight the Hard Way

Kimmie Rhodes

Dreams of Flying

John David Kent

John David Kent

Eric Hanke

Factory Man
screens

Microcinema Mania

Bimonthly series Cinema41 highlights the underseen and underrated

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Friends With Benefits

This Mila Kunis/Justin Timberlake rom-com is smart enough to decry Hollywood’s romantic clichés but never savvy enough to truly subvert them.

Le Quattro Volte

A man dies, and a goat is born. Though events are few in this Italian film, its vision is eternal.

Singham

A Hindi remake of a successful Tamil action film from 2010, Singham is the story of an honest cop fighting a powerful politician and criminal.

Terri

The keen observational style of this indie drama elevates it above the more commonplace films about high school misfits.

Winnie the Pooh

Disney returns to Hundred Acre Wood with this animated effort.
arts & culture

Mr. Show Busy

Michael McKelvey's just a guy who cain't say no (to musicals)

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Jennifer Hart

An Austin choreographer journeys to an international competition

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Culture Flash!

The Long Center's new leader arrives, Ballet Austin's old leaders stay, and the Paramount and State's literacy program scores

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hairspray

Zach's irrepressibly buoyant staging may leave you dancing on air

'Beau Comeaux: Implied Fictions'

These manipulated images offer an eerie, more vivid replica of the world

Footloose

A joyful cast reminds us once again that sometimes you just gotta dance
columns

Page Two: In the Moment

New novel finds John Sayles at the peak of his powers

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Stephen has been singing different words to 'Funiculì Funiculà' in the shower since he was a young lad

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

To ask or not to ask? To tell or not to tell? Who knows?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Hancock Pool in Lampasas is one of the few free-flowing pools in the state

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Theodore Roosevelt, Freddie Mercury, pigeon poop, etc.

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

National Pro Fastpitch Series

Pro softball slides into Round Rock

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Did the U.S. Women choke in the WWC final?

BY NICK BARBARO

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