June 8, 2012

James Alan

Volume 31, Number 41

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news

The Great $100 Lottery Scam

Texas Lottery pursues bearers of 'previously paid' but forgotten scratch-off tickets

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Running in Place

On November rail vote, Leffingwell says ... not just yet

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Consumer Report

What apartment tenants should know before they sign a lease

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

STRs: Trying To Draw the Line

City staff recommend the lightest possible regulations for short-term rentals

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Rosedale Cafe Exemption Approved

Architect Michael Hsu's project would replace the former Innu Salon

BY MIKE KANIN

PRENDA Fails; Planned Parenthood Attacked

Anti-abortion group's video release timed with vote on sex-selective abortion bill

BY JORDAN SMITH

AISD Board Elections Already Heating Up

Two challengers line up for Annette LoVoi's spot on the district's board of trustees

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: From Energy Management to Domain Rezoning

After this meeting, we'll all need a drink

BY MICHAEL KING

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

Court Orders Michael Arena Freed

Man spent a dozen years in prison for a sexual assault even the alleged victim now denies

BY JORDAN SMITH

DNA Testing Granted in Skinner Case

It took more than a decade, but Skinner wins fight to test evidence

BY JORDAN SMITH

Commission Recommends External Review of Unsolved Cases

Yogurt shop murders could be first reviewed

BY JORDAN SMITH

Not Done Yet: July Run-offs

A rundown of the July 31 run-offs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The CEO of Simon Properties made more in an hour than you'll make in a year

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sweat, Equity

How vegan doughnuts can help fix the economy

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Addicted To Juicing

Why the OMEGA VRT350 masticating juicer is my favorite new toy

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Austin's Weekly Food News

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Roundup of Culinary Events Around Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

music

You Can't Bury Me

Octavis Berry died, but he left behind the League of Extraordinary G'z

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback

Dreaming up the Young, smokin' with Snoop

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Chaotic Live Shots

Cockney Rejects, the Beltones, Warrior Kids, Omegas

Cockney Rejects, Warrior Kids

Nasum, Church of Misery

Nasum/Church of Misery

the Clean, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Royal Headache

The Clean, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, Royal Headaches
screens

What We Talk About When We Talk About Debt

Jennifer Baichwal adapts to screen Margaret Atwood's ideas about indebtedness

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Talkin' 'Bout a Generation That Sexts

Ericka Marsalis-LaManna fashions a romantic comedy for the Facebook age

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Nightwatch

New venue, same labor of love for Cinema East

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Battlefield America

It's You Got Served for a younger dance generation.

Beyond the Black Rainbow

Visually striking but completely nuts, this filmmaking debut received a Special Jury Award for Boldness of Vision at last year's Fantastic Fest.

Crooked Arrows

Brandon Routh stars in this story about a Native American high school lacrosse team.

The Intouchables

The unlikely friendship that forms between a wealthy, white quadriplegic and a streetwise, black ne'er-do-well who becomes his live-in companion is the subject of this French film.

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

The third installment of this animated series gets the job done as the animals take protective cover in a traveling circus.

Moonrise Kingdom

Wes Anderson is back with another delightful movie about beautiful dreamers and full-time schemers.

Prometheus

In his return to science fiction, Ridley Scott's stunning, ambitious visuals are waylaid by his quasi-metaphysics.
arts & culture

Hey, Jude

The talented Mr. Hickey deftly clambers up that old ladder (ladder, ladder, ladder) of success

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

2012 Austin Critics Table Awards

Giving a lot of sweet bouquets (and taking their sweet time doing it)

BY ROBERT FAIRES

New Work: Performances

Journeys in story, song, and dance with four outstanding women of color

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Friends in Time

This year's tap festival faculty concert proved tap's relevance and transcendance

Corpus Christi

Austin Theatre Project's debut makes this controversial Passion play feel sacred

Blood Brothers

Trinity Street provides an engaging local premiere of the long-running British musical
columns

Page Two: A New Day, a New Dance

Moving forward by looking back

BY LOUIS BLACK

After a Fashion

Local designer goes ga-ga over the Lady's Facebook post

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: One Busy Town

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

You don't have to be a musician to appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into each wooden masterpiece at the Collings Guitar Factory

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law: Austin Summer Water Restrictions

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Not Getting Used

Sex lasts maybe 15 minutes, but crazy lasts all fucking day … and night

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Naked Bike Ride

Get nude, don't be rude, and have a posi 'tude

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex draw twice with NOLA, host Laredo

BY NICK BARBARO

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