April 13, 2012

Volume 31, Number 33

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news

It's Your City Council!

Candidate and campaign profiles for your consideration

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Open Questions

Campaign questionnaires offer a window into the city's political obsessions

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Westward Hos?

City Council takes its rate case to the people of Lakeway

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Officer's Death Hits Home

Jaime De Luna-Padron was the first APD officer shot and killed in the line of duty since 1978

BY JORDAN SMITH

Rooting for Duty

Law enforcement groups endorse candidate running against John Bradley

BY JORDAN SMITH

'I Need Rehab Not Discipline'

Ahmede Jabbar Bradley was fatally shot by an APD officer

BY JORDAN SMITH

ATU vs. Martinez: 'Better a Dog' for Council

ATU 1091 President Jay Wyatt has some choice words about Martinez

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Enrollment Stalling, IDEA Gets Magnetic

IDEA begins recruiting districtwide, magnet-style

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Keeping the Golf Division Weird

Hancock neighbors want to keep the golf course open

BY NICK BARBARO

Spare That Tree

Familiar tree at North Lamar and Martin Luther King may get a reprieve

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Oops

Barbaro vs. BOR, round 2

BY NICK BARBARO

Quote of the Week

Hightower Report

Texas' taxpayer till tapped to fund failure

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-o-File

Central Texas Beer Festival cancels; Poteet Strawberry Festival celebrates 65 years

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Well, if Zagat says it's good ...

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

A stunning wine at one-seventh the price

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Reviews

Quite a Catch!

Local couple provide Austin Farmers' Markets with (reasonably) local, fresh seafood

Lenoir

Lenoir dazzles with a French spin on 'hot-weather cuisine'
music

Call Me in the Morning

Meet the Wheeler Brothers and their armload of Austin Music Awards

BY LUKE WINKIE

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: The Kids Really Are Alright

In with the new, out with 'someone's scary grandmother'

BY MARGARET MOSER

Texas Platters

At the Drive-In

Live Shot

The Golden Boys, John Wesley Coleman III

Dirty Fingernails, The Last Donkey Show, Nightmare on Silly Street

NickNack

State Machine

Pat Mastelotto

Recidivate

Phillips & Driver

Disco Dance Party 2000
screens

Spring Screening

New on DVD

Design for Living

Reality TV staple and (ahem) silver fox Tim Gunn opines about art, Alexander McQueen, and queer youth

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Get Schooled

James Franco-produced Web series tracks UT film students

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Blue Like Jazz

Based on the bestseller by Donald Miller, this is the story of a Texas-raised Southern Baptist who finds maturity on the liberal campus of Reed College in Portland, Ore.

Bully

The documentary Bully is devastatingly effective when it comes to putting faces on harassed children and giving them a voice.

The Cabin in the Woods

Cabin in the Woods is the most intoxicating morsel to hit the horror circuit since Scream or, at least, Paranormal Activity.

Footnote

The usual strife between fathers and sons charts an uncommon course through academia in this laceratingly comic and award-winning Israeli film.

The Kid With a Bike

This latest film from Belgium's Dardenne brothers is a towering achievement, perhaps all the more so because of its deceptive simplicity.

October Baby

This faith-based film soft-pedals the Christianity while playing to the anti-abortion faithful.

The Three Stooges

Touchback

It’s a Wonderful Life meets Twilight Zone in this film about a high school quarterback a second chance to score during the big game.
arts & culture

Discomfort Zone

How far can Rubber Repertory push you?

BY DAN SOLOMON

All Over Creation: A Brief History of Laugh Riots in Austin

As April overflows with comedy festivals, an overview of Austin's celebrations of funny

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Art City Austin

Austin's urban core gets more playful with surprise swings and bubble sofas

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Dragon Play

Jenny Connell's drama lets us see ourselves reflected in the mythical beast's scales

A Room With a View

A lack of scenery distracts from an otherwise fine adaptation of E.M. Forster's novel

'Memento Mori'

The three artists showing here exhibit so much sentience, mystery, and grace
columns

After a Fashion

Star light, star bright: Ross Bennet could be our 'Fashion Star'!

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Unicorn, Totally

We recommend the one with the unicorn in it

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Stonehenge II beckons from its home near the Point Theater in Ingram

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Well, where else are we supposed to play 'Bejeweled'?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Stop Talking About Your Workout. Forever.

A great body doesn’t make you interesting, it just makes your dullness slightly more tolerable.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

NBA D-League Playoffs

The Toros bring the playoffs to the CPC Sunday

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Only three weeks till the Austin Aztex's opening day, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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