July 29, 2011

Robert Faires

Volume 30, Number 48

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news

Actual Innocence

Austinite wrongfully convicted for a decade-old school prank hopes to clear his name

BY CAITLIN MEREDITH

Point Austin: Seeing Double

Curious political parallels on the Potomac and the Colorado

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Choose Your Battleground

From zoning to parking to water, the new council's got its contentious hands full

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Headlines

Res Publica

Citizens' calendar, July 28-Aug. 4

Quote of the Week

Naked City

The 'Unintended Consequences' of No-Kill's Success

Town Lake Animal Center filled to the gills with kittens and puppies

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Drought: The End Is Not Near

Lake levels drop as temperatures rise

BY RAMON MARTINEZ

City Budget: More Cuts and Hikes on the Way

Austin Energy, Austin Water both proposing fee increases

BY WELLS DUNBAR

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Big-Ticket Races Filling Up

If Rick Perry runs for president, who'll run for governor?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Modern-Day Lynching' of a Prophet

Jury selection begins in Texas case for Warren Jeffs

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Goldman's Singapore Sling; and Flipping Us the Bird

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Spirits of Texas

Texas spirits to keep your spirits up

BY WES MARSHALL

The 2011 Fried Chicken Update

Flip the bird – onto a waffle, that is

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

The peaches are sweeter, the markets are fruitful, and the grass is greener on Jessie Street

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Jam with jams and zydeco, and chill with wines from Chile

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Pleasure Seekers

Patti Quatro and her sisters started a revolution

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Dale Watson's got Tiger Airways by the tail, and more music news

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Reissues

Aretha Franklin

Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia

Paul McCartney

McCartney, McCartney II

Iggy Pop

Roadkill Rising ... The Bootleg Collection: 1977-2009, Raw Power Live: In the Hands of the Fans

Queen

Queen, Queen II, Sheer Heart Attack, A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races

Archers of Loaf

Icky Mettle

R.E.M.

Lifes Rich Pageant

Sebadoh

Bakesale: Deluxe Edition
screens

Brand Upon the Brain

Art and advertising collide in the burgeoning genre of branded documentary

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Still Working It

Actor Brian O'Halloran on the enduring appeal of Clerks

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'In a Lonely Place,' but Found a Good Home

Harry Ransom Center acquires Nicholas Ray's archives

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

In Play

Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man passes the torch in attention-deficit anarchy to the Ms.

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Attack the Block

Smart, quick, funny, and economical, Attack the Block is an alien-invasion movie that's a breed apart.

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

The actor Michael Rapaport turns director for this admiring portrait of the seminal Nineties hip-hop outfit.

Captain America: The First Avenger

Marvel Entertainment continues to pave the road for its forthcoming Avengers epic with another origin story for another superhero.

Cowboys & Aliens

Jon Favreau and company kick up some good Western dust until the film's alien twist comes off like the newest variation on outmoded cowboys-and-Indians stereotypes.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

This generally appealing romantic comedy is occasionally ungainly, but its sensational cast breezily flicks away most distractions.

The Smurfs

Line up for your innoculations: We've been Smurfed.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Chinese women's relationships in the past and the present are told in parallel stories in this film based on Lisa See's bestselling novel.
arts & culture

Chris the Conqueror

Chris Roberson takes on Superman, Elric, Captain Kirk, and Cinderella – and wins

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Edinburgh Festivals

If it's August, this must be Scotland, say three Austin arts groups

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

Miró finds a violinist, ACGS finds a guitarist, and it's time to take out the Trash

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Producers

In Brooks' Broadway send-up, Summer Stock Austin's kids show a knack for laughs

A Year With Frog and Toad

Arnold Lobel's amphibian friends are brought to life with verve and heart

'The Group of Twelve'

This group show's beauty brings a coolness to drive the summer heat away
columns

Page Two: In the Moment, Part 2

A fascinating lesson in history

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: A Show of Hands

There has never been a war like this

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar's connection to Fanny – who knew?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Dandy Unicorn wants you – in the worst way

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Red-tailed hawks are the sentinels of the highways

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Buick vs. Mercedes-Benz, lithium-ion batteries vs. gasoline, and more

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc Recommends: Lights. Camera. Help. Film Festival

Bullock Texas State History Museum, Friday, July 29, 2011

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Impact World Wrestling Tour

Featuring the Phenomenal AJ Styles

Soccer Watch

U.S. Women's team stays busy after WWC final appearance, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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