Jan. 20, 2012

Volume 31, Number 21

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news

D.A. Face-Off

Charlie Baird vs. Rosemary Lehmberg

BY MICHAEL KING AND JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Continuity or Change

The race for district attorney offers Democratic voters a clear choice

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This... : Austin's Never-Ending Story

Deadline reporting on the city of reinvention

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Prevailing Wage Doesn't Always Prevail

Carpenters union says workers are getting stiffed on state project

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Hears From Two Sides of EUC

The 4-3 Electric Utility Commission airs pros and cons of rate increase

BY AMY SMITH

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

Arena Case Meets the Supremes

Will the Supremes find innocence sufficient for vindication?

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Brighter Day for Martin Ezell

A bit of good news on the sex offender registry beat

BY JORDAN SMITH

Can Austin Get Its Arms Around ESDs?

Austin Fire Department and ESD 6 negotiating possible merger

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Another Charge of Negligence at APD's Crime Lab

BY JORDAN SMITH

Ultrasound Law Takes Effect

Court gives green light during appeal of anti-abortion law

BY JORDAN SMITH

No Short-Term Ordinance

Council delays final action on the short-term rental conundrum

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Shhh, people, Mitt's trying to think

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

To Serve Man

Briggo: an Austin company at the crossroads of taste, technology, and social interaction

BY MM PACK

Wine of the Week: Zinfandels for the 99%

Affordable Zinfandels that can stand up to a slice of pizza

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Show 'em how you shake it at the San Antonio Cocktail Conference

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Peace Through Pie – and beer

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Verts Berlin-Inspired Kebap

Big flavors from the World's Smallest Food Truck

H-E-B Mi Tienda

Texas grocery chain unleashes a new concept in Austin
music

The Reluctant Celebrity

When you get caught between the moon and New York City, it's time to head back home to Austin

BY MARGARET MOSER

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro

Club turnover has come due – embrace it

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

White Denim

Live Shot

White Ghost Shivers

Nobody Loves You Like We Do

The Little Willies

For the Good Times
screens

A Watery Grave Narrowly Avoided

35mm prints of lost HK actioners unspool in the Alamo's Asian Invasion series

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Jumping-Off Point

Kat Candler continues her chronicles of youthful frenzy in 'Hellion'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Flam

Not following us on Twitter and the blog? Here's what you've been missing

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Haywire

A technically exemplary but otherwise unremarkable piece of fisticuffs filmmaking.

Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars

This film is a behind-the-scenes document of Richard Garriott's quest to be the first second-generation astronaut in space and the actual journey.

Vettai

arts & culture

'Long Gone Lonesome'

A new play tells the true story of a Scottish fisherman who was also a great country singer

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Re: Views

What makes a review a review?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Conversations While Dining Alone

The show's brief monologues work like pop songs, conveying universal feelings in condensed form

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Emanuel Ax

The music made by the ASO and its guest pianist too often sounded disconnected

'True Story'

Three very different takes on portraiture provide three reasons to see this exhibit
columns

Page Two: Lost Horizon

A journey both medical and existential

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar finds some help shaping up and a cache of Gaultier gold

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Welcome home, Jimmy and Ceci

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Bill's Records has been a dynamic part of the retail record industry for 31 years

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Of course the British have an Egg Information Service

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: What Next: Truck Taint?

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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