June 1, 2012

Volume 31, Number 40

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features

Dyke in Gold Knickers

Austin’s third QueerBomb celebrates the right to bear sequins, assless chaps, and neon weave

BY RAVEN HINOJOSA

news

Farewell to Allan

Eastside parents watch AISD and IDEA dismantle their neighborhood school

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Primary Lessons

Doggett victory bracing in an otherwise gerrymandered day

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Save the Trees!

Groups aim to spare seven Downtown trees

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Dem Results: Few Surprises

Several Democratic incumbents easily secured victory Tuesday night

GOP: Right vs. Far Right

Dewhurst heads to a run-off, Romney cinches 64%, and other Republican primary news

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

WilCo D.A.: Duty Upsets Bradley

Incumbent unseated by opponent whose campaign emphasized his role in the Morton case

BY JORDAN SMITH

Kicked Out for Nothing

Former home of Little City back on the market

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Green WTP Redevelopment, and a Few Other Things

APA secures a three-year lease at Town Lake Animal Center

BY MICHAEL KING

Hightower Report: Eau de Lobby

D.C.'s K-Street cleanup smells fishy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food for Thought: Summer Reading

A collection of recent food literature

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Hillside Farmacy

Hillside Farmacy has the potential to cure what's ailing you

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

This week's Austin food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

A Roundup of Culinary Events around Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Sheer Heart Attack

Chaos in Tejas is genre blind, e-x-t-r-e-m-e-l-y so

Playback

Storm (Thorgerson), Chaos (in Tejas), and gender dysphoria: Welcome to summer music!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Chaotic Discs

Riverboat Gamblers

'The Wolf You Feed'

The Young

'Dub Egg'

Daughan Gibson

'All Hell'

Best Coast

'The Only Place'

A Place to Bury Strangers

'Onwards to the Wall'

St. Vitus

'Lillie: F-65'

Pop 1280

'The Horror'

Royal Headache

'Royal Headache'

Absu

'Abzu'
screens

Pilot Program

The first-ever ATX Television Festival celebrates cult, classic, and cutting-edge TV

BY LEAH CHURNER

The Fraternal Order

The Duplass-a-Thon charts the evolution of a goofily lovable archetype

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Getting Warmer

Essential Cinema tours contemporary Latin America

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Chernobyl Diaries

When adventuresome tourists visit the town that housed most of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, they discover they are not alone.

For Greater Glory

This epic starring Andy Garcia about Mexico’s anticlerical Cristero War of the late 1920s is a plodding and poorly plotted tale.

God Bless America

Bobcat Goldthwait wrote and directed this seething comedy, which he describes as a "violent movie about kindness."

Headhunters

This Norwegian crime thriller is anchored by a schemer who brings on his own ruin.

High School

You come in hoping to toke on a big ol' fattie, but instead you find yourself wallowing in seeds and stems – again.

Piranha 3DD

Barely a step above a second-tier Troma film, this is one catch you'd do well to throw back.

Rowdy Rathore

In this Hindi film, a conman turns out to have a heroic streak.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Ambitious, brutish, and ruthlessly unromantic, this feminist reworking of the fairy tale has us under its spell.
arts & culture

Seeds of Inspiration

The 2012 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The 43 Hour Improv Marathon

Comedy worth losing sleep over

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Graduating, With Honors

Local awards are nice, but Austin artists are being recognized nationally all the time now

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Fast Approaching Swiftly Gone

American Repertory Ensemble's latest conveyed the mood and form of good poetry

'Fugue States'

All the works in this two-man show will engage your eyes, and some will engage your brain
columns

Letters at 3AM: 'Ever Ride the Waves in Oklahoma?'

"Route 66" spoke to the sense of change afoot in America

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion: American Idle?

Let Your Style Avatar's personal plight be a warning to you about the dangers of ... reality TV

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: BIG QUEER WEEKEND

This cram-packed week is kinda like Austin's mini-Pride

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Number 1 British Flying Training School Museum remembers a short period of time when a few acres of North Texas farmland became British soil

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Friend of Your Friend's Enemy

If you’re the friend of your friend’s enemy, doesn’t that make you the enemy of your friend?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Rollergirls Vie for Playoff Seeding

Battlin' babes on the flat track

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Aztex continue to dominate

BY NICK BARBARO

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