March 30, 2012

Volume 31, Number 31

ON THE COVER:
news

'There To Tell the Truth'

Seymour Hersh on journalism, politics, presidents, and war

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Journalism and Memory

What we fail to remember, we will tragically repeat

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Salvaging a Middle Ground

Once a scrap yard, always a scrap yard

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Headlines

Breaking News: Primaries This Sunday!

Just when you thought Texas politics couldn't get any weirder

BY THE 'CHRONICLE' NEWS STAFF

What APA! Wants, APA! Gets

APA! needs a home, and council appears inclined to give it one

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Win a (Reading) Date With Rachel Maddow!

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BY MONICA RIESE

Hockenyos Gets Creative ... Again

Austin should embrace its identity as a cultural mecca

BY MIKE KANIN

Save Texas Schools Declares Independence

Have Texas lawmakers made 'adequate yearly progress'?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Row Inmate Seeks Stay

Appeal charges Hernandez received ineffective assistance by counsel

BY JORDAN SMITH

Render Unto Apple

Approval of the Green Water Treatment Plant master plan development is among next week's council agenda items

BY MICHAEL KING

Downtown Bar Owners Face Federal Drug Charges

Yassine Enterprises, in a Roial mess, forced to cover its Hyde

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Meet Big Brother's Corporate Cousin

England has a watchful eye (and its CCTVs) on auto insurance

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Quote of the Week

food

Veg Out!

There's no better place than Austin to branch out into meat-free eating

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Wine of the Week: Handley Cellars – 30 Years of Great Wines

California wines in the Alsace fashion

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Austinites snag two James Beard Foundation Awards nominations

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

March 30-April 5

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Russell's Bistro

Déjà food
music

The Town Was Hoppin'

Austin's music scene of the Fifties lives on in Ray Campi

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Nuff Said, Wear Red

What do rockabilly cult figure Johnny Legend, women's health care advocate Marcia Ball, and hit-and-run victim Slim Richey have in common? This weekend.

BY MARGARET MOSER

screens

We Are Most Amused

The Austin History Center celebrates the city's movie houses of yore

BY MARGARET MOSER

A Ready-Made Community

Filmmakers' Connection helps foreigners find their people

BY MARC SAVLOV

In Play

Thatgamecompany puts out another experimental release that dazzles the eyes and the mind

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Agent Vinod

Bollywood tries to launch a James Bond-like franchise.

Norwegian Wood

This Japanese film recalls a time when two survivors grow close in the wake of a friend's suicide.

The Raid: Redemption

This Indonesian film truly has a nonstop glut of martial-arts action, so don't worry about the minimalist story and characters.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt are delightfully matched in this offbeat romantic comedy from the director of Chocolat.

Wrath of the Titans

The Greek gods of antiquity must be angry: this sequel is merely loud and uninspired.
arts & culture

Moving Toward the Light

On the heels of its balletic colleagues, Chrous Austin melds music and movement to voice the unutterable

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Dancing What's Overwhelming

Two choreographers tackled weighty topics onstage last week in a remarkable fashion

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Materiality of Impermanence

Sharon Marroquín's dance about her cancer experience was a triumph of life and art

Catalyst

Dance Repertory Theatre's successful spring concert guided its audiences to heaven
columns

Page Two: Shape-shifting

A pause and perhaps a change in direction

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar tunes his TV to Hispanic trolls and crotch-grabbing fabric

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Ai, Mami

Bidi bidi bom your bum down to Bernadette's

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Tchoupitoulas Restaurant in Crockett is a culinary oasis

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Why's everybody always pickin' on me?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Insufferable Narcissists

Just the act of procreative sex is an undertaking of considerable hubris.

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars Pucks & Paws & More

What the puck? You can bring your dog to the game!

BY MARK FAGAN

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

If you think running in circles is boring, you’ve never witnessed the excitement of the Texas Relays

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Alexi Lalas insists the sky isn't falling, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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