Aug. 26, 2011

Volume 30, Number 52

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features

30 Things

The highs, the lows, the lists
news

Riding the Pinwheel

The GOP redraws the map of Texas – brazenly sidestepping most of the state's newest voters

BY LEE NICHOLS

Point Austin: Have You Been Screwed by Rick Perry?

The governor's political offenses outstrip his sexual ones

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Hustle: Still Unsettled

The Sanders saga, set to close before a changed council

BY WELLS DUNBAR

Res Publica

Civic calendar of events, Aug. 25-Sept. 1

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Naked City

New Evidence Points to Trouble for WilCo D.A.

After 25 years in prison, Michael Morton sees a glimmer of hope

BY JORDAN SMITH

AFD and Firefighters Union Broker Hiring Deal

Union and fire chief are still negotiating, but future looks bright

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Is Perry All Hat, No Cattle?

Perry swaggers and stumbles in national spotlight

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Secure Communities' Program Drives Fear

Local civil rights groups call for end to federal program

BY JORDAN SMITH

City and CLEAT Settle Salary Scuffle

Settlement results in new payment arrangement for officers doing union work

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Obama drops the ball on jobs, and Glenn Beck moves to the suburbs

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Welcome to the Heat

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Contest & Festival Facts

Hot Sauce Makers

Celebrity Judges

BY ROBB WALSH

Hot Sauce Fest Cooking Demo Tent

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Pepper Pairing Primer

There's more to chiles than just the heat

BY MICK VANN

Chiltepins

The mother of all peppers

BY MM PACK

Food-o-File

When the lord closes a door, he opens a Thai joint Downtown

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Event Menu

Stomp out your aggressions at Becker Vineyards and help make wine juice

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Vivo

Paul Petersen brings his pit master skills to Lake Creek
music

My Children Are Becoming Heavy

When San Antonio rock ruled South Texas

BY MARGARET MOSER

Off the Record

Austin celebrates 20 years as the live music capital of the world; OTR bristles

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Metallurgy

Amon Amarth

Surtur Rising

Autopsy

Macabre Eternal

Church of Misery

Vol. 1

Decapitated

Carnival Is Forever

Demonaz

March of the Norse

Electric Wizard

Black Masses

Ghost

Opus Eponymous

God Dethroned

Under the Sign of the Iron Cross

Graveyard

Hisingen Blues

Malfunkshun

The Andrew Wood Story

Mastodon

Live at the Aragon

Pentagram

Last Rites

Ravencult

Morbid Blood

Rotten Sound

Cursed

Tombs

Path of Totality

Toxic Holocaust

Conjure and Command
screens

Moving Pictures

Twenty years on, more than two dozen filmmakers pay tribute to Slacker and a city in transition

BY MARC SAVLOV

Countdown to Kickoff

The new Longhorn Network debuts this week ... but good luck finding it

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Say Hello Again to His Little Friend

Scarface blasts its way back to the big screen

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Flam

Fun with acronyms: aGLIFF, FF, and AFF programming, plus Computer Chess needs humans

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Conan the Barbarian

Robert E. Howard's iconic Conan the Barbarian has been resurrected for a new generation, but our hearts belong to Ahnold.

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Our most primal fears about what's lurking in the dark lies at the heart of this Guillermo del Toro-scripted frightmare.

Redemption Road

This story about a musician who's got the blues because he can't play the blues is a mawkish misfire, but the roadside scenery from Austin to Huntsville, Ala., can't be beat.

Senna

This British-made documentary about Formula One racing legend Ayrton Senna is gripping stuff.
arts & culture

'Trash,' Take Two

Allison Orr takes out the Trash a second – and final – time

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

To beat the heat, OOB offers improv and stand-up acts in the triple digits

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

Austin's Grammy-nominated choral ensemble releases a new CD of spirituals

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspire Theatre

A new company uses theatre to transform the lives of female inmates

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

The Georgetown Palace's Dirty Rotten is anything but

'Stanford Kay and Sarah Ferguson'

The patterned squares and rectangles rendered here suggest frozen music

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Moved to Texas with an all-female cast, the Bard's comedy is a summer escape
columns

Page Two: Thrust and Perry

Advertising vs. Editorial Content 101

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Letters at 3AM: Amber's Question

The question 'What's your favorite word?' launches a contemplative journey toward the answer

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

What's that on Rick Perry's head?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Gay Place goes back to her roots

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Traveling across the country in an RV with the family

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Chickens with white earlobes lay white eggs, and more fun factoids

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Burnt Orange Classic

Longhorn volleyball team hosts Israeli National Team amongst others

BY MARK FAGAN

High School Football

Friday night lights are back

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Longhorns split season openers, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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