May 25, 2012

John Leach

Volume 31, Number 39

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features

The Elements of Summer Fun

Earth, Air, Fire, and Water strike a balance

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Trying To Fix the World

Five-year review of APD Chief Art Acevedo

BY JORDAN SMITH

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

Point Austin: Doggett at Risk

Austin's longtime champion is looking for Dem support

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: We Can Do Better

Has City Council learned anything from the election?

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Council: Task Lists and Wish Lists

On the agenda: Green Water Treatment Plant, Seaholm, urban rail and Austin Pets Alive!

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Detective Fired

Memo says detective acknowledged "running fast and loose" in burglary investigations

BY JORDAN SMITH

Rosedale Reacts: Cafe Non!

Neighbors fed up with proposed restaurant on Hancock

BY MIKE KANIN

Farewell to the Allan Bulldog

Allan Elementary as we know it goes out with a final fling

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hilton Full? Stay at Scooter's Place!

Keeping Austin weird, or committing fraud?

BY ADAM WASCH

City Panel To Hear More on Yogurt Shop Murders

Former investigator takes issues with PSC member's comments

BY JORDAN SMITH

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

New Hearing for Arena

Innocent Arena gets a resentencing hearing, but not a new trial

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Wild About Chickens

Bastrop citizens fight for their right to chicken
food

The Ghost of Developers Past

Rainey Street's struggle to retain its historic integrity has opened up some gems

BY RACHEL FEIT

The Force Behind Rainey's Renaissance

Bridget Dunlap is the one-woman army who changed the face of an Austin neighborhood

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Rainey Street Bars

Reviews of three bars on Rainey

Rainey Street Bites

A world of flavor – all on one street

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Roundup of culinary events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

A look at this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Rosedale Reacts: Cafe Non!

Neighbors fed up with proposed restaurant on Hancock

BY MIKE KANIN

music

Late Night Nomad Traveler

From hustle to flow, Trampia's still on the streets of East Austin

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback

'Good Day Austin' anchor Joe Bickett says adios, the Scottish Rite Theater, Good Music Club, and Spider House say hello again, and Emo's owner Frank Hendrix goes cable

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Vinyl Platters

Gary Clark Jr.

HWUL Raw Cuts Vol. 1

Various Artists

Bring Beer

Shiva's Headband

The Singles Collection

The Strange Attractor

Midnight at Xochil's

The Ripe

Into Your Ears

The Zoltars

Should I Try Once More?

Iskra, Doom Siren

Iskra, Doom Siren

Walter Daniels & the Giblets

Walter Daniels & the Giblets

Woodgrain

War Orbit

Boxing Lesson, Band of Mercy, the Grasshopper Lies Heavy, God Townes, Hellow Wheels, Whiskey Shivers, Love Collector, Hollywood Revue, Pillow Talk, Churchwood

Health is the New Drug / Better Daze, Conquest, Sucker / Big Branch, Weigh Me Down / The Puddington Snoodge Rag, Human Bodies EP, Premiere, Fake Fur, Just the Two of Us
screens

The Second Fiddle Takes a Bow

Scene stealers at the Paramount Summer Film Classic Series

An Evening of Evil

Richard Hell hosts a film noir double feature

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Daruvu

This Telugu action movie is billed as a "social fantasy."

First Position

This lovely documentary follows six international ballet hopefuls, ages 10 to 17, as they compete for the Youth America Grand Prix.

Men in Black 3

Josh Brolin's spooky good impersonation of the younger Tommy Lee Jones is the only fresh thing happening in this sequel.
arts & culture

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards

For the 20th time, a big hand for the nominees if you please

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visit: KC Crow Maddux

On packing up the university studio, grieving, and discoveries

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Now Now Oh Now

The Rude Mechs' latest show is a mind-blowing roll of the die

Twelfth Night

Austin Shakespeare's mashup of the Bard and Bollywood pleases some but not all

Born Yesterday

Austin Playhouse's tight revival of the 65-year-old political comedy never shows its age

Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Palindrome's staging succeeds in the acting department but fails as a political statement

'Row Home'/'Blood, Sweat, & Mostly Tears'

Co-Lab Projects' N Space and new HI5H Gallery are invigorating additions to the gallery scene Both highbrows and lowbrows will want to browse these new artspaces
columns

After a Fashion

With 'Fashion Star' a wrap, even Your Style Avatar is poking around for some Summer Fun ...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Wheely AWTHUM

Strap on your ... roller skates, fool; it's time for Roller Disco 2.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Pedernales River Nature Park is open to the public as a free day-use park, for now

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Abortion is a Sticky Wicket

Nature doesn’t provide any clear cues for difficult moral questions.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Aztex Win 7-0!

Maul Lions; pad division lead: photos

BY NICK BARBARO

'Austin Chronicle' Spelling Bee

Five-time winner Geoff Thevenot wows the crowd

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Soccer Watch

Aztex devour foe in home opener

BY NICK BARBARO

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