May 11, 2012

Volume 31, Number 37

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news

Primary Primer

After the May 12 municipal election, start cramming for the May 29 primaries

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Quote of the Week

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

May 12 Municipal Election: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

Point Austin: Vote Early and Often

The collision of elections leaves many voters in the dust

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Skid Marks

The mayor's race takes a sharp turn in the final lap

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Charge It: Council Cash on Hand

A flurry of last-minute fundraising – and charges and counter-charges between mayoral candidates

BY AMY SMITH

Union Charges Cap Metro Subcontract Conflicts

Was cronyism involved in picking those new subcontractors?

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Staley's Fourth Execution Date Approaches

A paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis could disqualify him

BY JORDAN SMITH

Planned Parenthood Back in the WHP – Again

In the latest move in this tennis match, 5th Circuit overturns last-minute stay

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower Report: Mormon or Narcissist?

Could Romney ever reconcile Mormonism's egalitarianism with his plutocratic narcissism?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Beer Flights: News on Austin Brews From Alpine to Munich

A roundup of local beer news

BY LEE NICHOLS

Food-o-File

Get your joie de vivre on at Central Market's Passport France celebration

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

This week's collection of culinary events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Easy Tiger

'Top Chef' alum turns out swell sandwiches
music

What's the Frequency, Kenneth?

UT student frequency KVRX struggles to stave off the nationwide downturn in collegiate media

BY LUKE WINKIE

Playback: Red River's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

Red River venues re-entrench and Panchanga Fest once again settles comfortably into Fiesta Gardens

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Father John Misty, J Tillman

Fear Fun

M. Ward

A Wasteland Companion

Jack White

Blunderbuss
screens

Pressing the Flesh

The world's leading adult toy manufacturer for men wants to take the stigma out of sex

BY DAN SOLOMON

The Waiting Game

With its campus soon expanding, Austin Studios hopes city funds will take the facility to the next level

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Student Swagger

Longhorn Showcase's show and tell

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

A troupe of top-tier British thesps raises this crowd-pleasing pap into something enjoyable,

Dark Shadows

Sometimes it might be best to let sleeping vampires lie.

Gabbar Singh

Girl in Progress

The roles of mother and daughter get mixed up in this old story told in a smart way.

Sleepless Night

Purloined cocaine, his kidnapped son, and a den of thieves who wish him ill cause one man to have a very desperate night in this taut French thriller.
arts & culture

School of Dance

Post-MFA, Ellen Bartel has a brand-Spankin' new choreographic point of view

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: Crossbred and Circuses

Fusebox's hybrid artworks get more exhilarating as they get more innovative

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Creative Classroom Fund

The Arts in Austin ISD get a million-dollar boost

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin City Elections

Time to get creative with your vote

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later

The follow-up is no mere epilogue but a powerful tale that stands on its own

The Pavilion

Penfold Theatre offers an example of a great production built on an almost-great script

Fusebox Festival 2012

This year the fest's dance works provoked questions about inequity, grrrl power, fame, and change
columns

Oops!

After a Fashion

Exhausting! That's what spring has been for Your Style Avatar as he reflects on a life holding court.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Work It

Working out with Erica Nix may not make you gay, but it'll sure make you gayer

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Mission San Francisco de los Tejas was the beginning of European settlement in East Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

But the real question is: Can hamsters remember to call on their mothers' birthdays?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Italian Boyfriends and Perky, Bleach-Blonde Updos

In the real world of the 99-percenter, however, moral questions are rarely black-and-white

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Lucha Libre: Masked Warriors Live

The Dell Diamond welcomes high-flying wrestling mayhem

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex season begins with a big W

BY NICK BARBARO

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