Jan. 27, 2012

Todd V. Wolfson

Volume 31, Number 22

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news

Creating Sustainability

City plans Colony Park project as a long-term Eastside neighborhood

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Shameless

Perry's dismal campaign finds a worthy successor

BY MICHAEL KING

Quote of the Week

Then There's This …: Sound and Light

Council takes up thorny issues on land planning and utility rates

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Headlines

Trying To Hit the Right Note

City's sound ordinance back on front burner

BY MIKE KANIN

Who Leaked Police Info?

Police union president calls for city action

BY JORDAN SMITH

Pressley Settles on Martinez

Businesswoman Pressley sells rainwater and is an anti-fluoride activist

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Clinics Without Care

Council tries to rework its CPC regulations

BY JORDAN SMITH

School Finance Back in Dietz's Court

Eight years after Dietz ruled for massive reform, school finance returns

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Ultrasound Reimposed by Appeals Court

Edith Jones and the 5th Circuits rule mandatory ultrasounds constitutional

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Texas Map Morass

SCOTUS sends San Antonio court back to the drawing board

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cain: 6,324 ... Perry: 2,494

Rick Perry's campaign fell hard and fast in 2012

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Will Perry Throw His Weight Behind Disclosure Law?

Perry counsel conveys the governor's concern about discovery practices

BY JORDAN SMITH

Rick Perry Death Watch

Perry becomes killingest governor tonight

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

An ugly surprise from Big Oil

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

From Soup to Nuts (Hold the Nuts)

A hardly comprehensive look at Austin's soup scene

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin Sugarworks Cafe Sugars

Sugar cubes are so like, square, man

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

Television's appetite for Austin eateries is unslakable, plus a Hickory Street revival in this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Bathtub gin and other delights

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Happy Hemp: Right on Time

Hempy hempy joy joy
music

Full Circle

The gospel according to Ruthie Foster

BY DOUG FREEMAN

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Found a Job

If your job isn't what you love, then something isn't right

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

Danny Barnes, The Other Europeans

Rocket, Splendor

Coo Hand Bobby, Western Tink, Hades, East 35, the Kind Budz

Bobby, Hater Fader, Rotten Flesh, Soul, Sin and Swishers, Project Green Gene

Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings

Live at the US Festival

Ghosts Along the Brazos

Ghosts Along the Brazos

Guns of Navarone

Prize and Battlefield

Frank Smith

Before You Were Born
screens

SOPA: A Bad Idea Falls Off – For Now

After an Internet blackout, lawmakers see the light

BY JON LEBKOWSKY

Local Tech Creations That Scare Us

Hell on wheels, surveilling boozehounds, and more

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Austin and the Academy

'The Tree of Life,' 'Bullhead' score Oscar nominations

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Spillover

SXSW Interactive loosens its belt, expands to 14 venues

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

News (and Attitude) From SXSW Interactive

My iCal is already packed, how about yours?

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Agneepath

Bollywood action thriller.

Albert Nobbs

This melancholy picture is distinguished by Glenn Close's vanishing act in the titular role.

Man on a Ledge

This semi-functional thriller tingles but never terrifies.

Red Tails

George Lucas exec produced – and bankrolled – this action/drama about the historic Tuskegee Airmen.

Underworld: Awakening

When humans sniff out the existence of vampires and Lycans, all hell breaks loose.
arts & culture

Method to Their Madness

Two leading ladies reflect on their psychotic characters' unique relationships with the score

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Gerre Hancock

Remembering the renowned organist, choirmaster, composer, and educator

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Cabaret Theatre

Stuart Moulton is getting his ACT together and taking it on the road (MoPac)

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Ballet Austin

Ballet Austin shines a light on human rights and the Holocaust in reviving its 2005 work

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Long Gone Lonesome

This tale of a Scotsman who loved and sang country music rang Texas true

Miró Quartet with Anton Nel

A concert which proved that eloquence survives in the age of the sound bite

'Laurie Frick: Quantify Me'

The artist as data, casting the metrics of her life in visual form
columns

Page Two: Going Places

A metaphysical jumping-off point for a return to the good fight

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: NDAA: Obama's Betrayal

NDAA: Obama's Betrayal

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Take your typewriter, pencil, or pen, and if you make a mistake, you gotta do it again!

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion

Dreams from Your Style Avatar's father

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

It serves your seafood both ways: fried and fried

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

You heard it here first: Romans were half as evil as the Koch brothers

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops

The Luv Doc: It's Called Priapism

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

AMA Arenacross Series

High-flying dirt-bike racers invade Cedar Park

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

A possible milestone for the Austin Aztex, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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