Feb. 17, 2012

Volume 31, Number 25

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news

Austin Education vs. Education Austin

School district suddenly goes wobbly on longstanding relationship with faculty-staff union

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: Recalling Eroy Brown

Groundbreaking Texas inmate murder case reflects long fight for justice

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Consumer Alert

There's a glimmer of hope that we won't go broke paying for electricity

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

About-Face for the Cure

Komen's stance on Planned Parenthood funding reverberates locally

BY JORDAN SMITH

Residents Seek More Cop Accountability

Questions remain unanswered on police shooting of Byron Carter

BY JORDAN SMITH

Abbott Balks at Birth Control Mandate

Calling the mandate unconstitutional, 10 AGs threaten to sue

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Thanks a lot, Sheldon

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

So Close to Water, Yet So Far

South Travis subdivision trying to raise funds for water line

BY MIKE KANIN

Ultrasound Suit Loses Ground

Sparks says his hands are tied after 5th Circuit finds ultrasound law constitutional

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council Dance Cards Filling

Two announce against Spelman, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Morton Case Court of Inquiry One Step Closer

Ken Anderson may have deliberately concealed exculpatory evidence

BY JORDAN SMITH

Doggett Seat a Sticking Point in Redistricting

Drawing new lines in the sand for primary dates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

food

Food-o-File

Manor Road's restaurant row is going to the pigs, pint-size props for some of Austin's best chefs, and more in this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Mardi Gras and Fasching celebrations, a whole-hog supper, and a journey to Cakes-a-lot

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Lidia's Italy in Austin

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food Reviews

Taco More

Another hidden taqueria gem

Kome

Possessed of a jewellike individuality, Komé hits it out of the park

King Cakes

King Cakes

Second Helpings

Knock, knock: Who dat? Fat Tuesday, dat's who!
music

Preaching to the Choir

Quiet Company high priest Taylor Muse still has faith all right. It's called trust.

BY DAN SOLOMON

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Five Degrees of Chinanine

Thirty years of the Austin Music Poll, five layers of Chinanine, and a fistful of Austin Music Awards confirmations

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

Heartless Bastards

Arrow

Shearwater

Animal Joy

Naw Dude, Flesh Lights, Marmalakes, The Sour Notes, Hüsky Düdes, American Sharks, Spray Paint, The French Inhales, Bottle Service, The Freddie Steady 5

Naw Dude, Flesh Lights, Marmalakes, the Sour Notes, Hüsky Düdes, American Sharks, Spray Paint, The French Inhales, Bottle Service, The Freddie Steady 5
screens

Citizen Science

The enlightenment of Jeanne Liotta

BY SARAH SMITH

Separate Lives

AFS Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham / Ibrahim 6

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Bullhead

This Oscar nominee and Fantastic Fest winner from Belgium is a startling crime drama about the bovine hormone mafia.

Deep in the Heart

The life story of Richard Wallrath, a former alcoholic who now funds scholarships for 4-H and FFA students, is told in this inspirational biopic.

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow

Director Sophie Fiennes gives us this elegant examination of the highly personal artwork of German painter and sculptor Anselm Kiefer.

This Means War

Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, and Chris Pine star in this romcom about two CIA agents who fall for the same gal.

The Vow

A woman awakes from a coma with severe memory loss, forcing her husband to win her love all over again. Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum star.
arts & culture

City Moves

This year, three New York choreographers vie for top prize in Ballet Austin's dance-off

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: Acknowledged Gains

When we honor the living, we all get something out of it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Pilobolus

Weird as it may seem, after 40 years, the fungus is still among us

BY JOHN JOB

Arts Reviews

Boeing-Boeing

Austin Playhouse succeeds in booking a funny flight to Madcap Farce City

Next to Normal

Strong performances make this musical about mental illness worth seeing

'Joshua Saunders: Crip/Blood'

Attaching gang names to mundane objects, the show seems to be one big punch line
columns

Oops

After a Fashion

Life renews, and so does Oscar Wilde

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Casa Navarro State Historic sits in a canyon created of skyscrapers

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Those questions sound pretty easy to us

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Jaw-Dropping Hammer of Thor

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls Season Kickoff

2012 banked-track Roller Derby starts now

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

AC Milan defeats Arsenal handily in Champions League play, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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