May 18, 2012

Jason Stout

Volume 31, Number 38

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news

The Yassine Sixth Street Noir

Legends, rumors, unpaid taxes ... and coke on the side

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

Point Austin: Outside Looking in

Not much comfort – or leadership – on the GOP ballot

BY MICHAEL KING

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Meet the New Council, Same as the Old Council

All four incumbents seeking re-election will see another term, though some cut it closer than others

Seeing Red in House District 47

Downton and Workman campaigns are black and blue in Travis' only red district

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Is Your Hair on Fire? It's Campaign Time.

The D.A. campaign gets hot – very hot

BY MICHAEL KING

McMillan Case Dismissed in Houston

DiverseArts director has a new appreciation for his allies back home

BY CINDY WIDNER

'Excuse Me, Form-Based What?'

BY NICK BARBARO

Blood on Texas' Hands

A new Columbia Law Review article demonstrates how the state may have executed an innocent man

BY JORDAN SMITH

A GOP Sampler: Primary Highlights

The Republican primary in a nuthouse ... er, nutshell

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: Weed It and Weep

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2012 Restaurant Poll Results and Guide

And the winner is ... you, because you get to nom on all these treats

Food-o-File

A weekly roundup of Austin food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Win a cupcake battle, lose the cupcake war

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Matt's El Rancho

Matt's El Rancho is keeping it all in the family – and you're invited to join
music

Pennies From Heaven

The new streaming economy is here, with or without royalties

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Worst of Both Worlds

R. Kelly dies in performance only, while Tony Offender and Traci Lamar Hancock leave Austin's astral plain for real

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Crooks

The Rain Will Come

Brownout

Oozy

Don Harvey

Light Shines Through

the Atomic Duo

Broadsides

Pachanga Fest

Pachanga Latino Music Festival
screens

Pop Culture That's a Keeper

Browsing the collectibles at Guzu Gallery

BY MARC SAVLOV

What a Cut-Up

Kelly Sears collages the uncanny

BY SARAH SMITH

To the Max

The Alamo Drafthouse portals to the summer of '82

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Battleship

Crass and hugely dumb aliens vs. multiple earthling navies: Must mean the start of summer movies has arrived.

Darling Companion

Diane Keaton leads a wonderful cast in this so-so story about a lost dog and its unmoored people.

The Dictator

Sacha Baron Cohen opts for scripted comedy this time and lands many good jokes and new offenses, but the target is soft and unmissable.

Mansome

Will Arnett and Jason Bateman are our guides in this Morgan Spurlock documentary that looks at men's relationship with their body hair in contemporary America.

What To Expect When You're Expecting

The gamut of the modern babymaking experience is explored by a small batallion of entertainers.
arts & culture

West Side Tour-y

Big Medium lets artists on the other side of I-35 in on the fun

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Sketch Fest

Rise of the planet of the skits

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Funniest Person in Austin 2012

The comic crowned king this year had the Nazer's edge

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Billboard

'Billboard' comes across as false advertising

'The 2012 Drawing Annual'

Don't let Tiny Park Gallery go without experiencing this exhibit of depth and meaning

Sisters of the Skin

A heartfelt community theatre production that aims to rescue a lost tale of Civil War courage
columns

Letters at 3AM: A View From the St. James Hotel

The St. James: It's an infirmary, it's a morgue, and it's a hotel where we each share a room with the dead

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion

Witty Style Avatar seeks travel daddy. Or mami. Enquire within.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

See sea turtles at the seashore

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Get in Here!

Check our Ho-rizon: Your hot, gay summer is about to kick off, big time

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Two-thousand daydreams per day

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: That extra syllable is a huuuge time-waster

The patient gentility of the anagram ASAP

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Big Names Headed to Round Rock

Bob Schneider and Manny Ramirez to play at the Dell

BY MARK FAGAN

NCAA Austin Softball Regional

UT makes eighth straight NCAA appearance

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch: Aztex Home Opener

First-ever home game for the 'new' Austin Aztex

BY NICK BARBARO

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