June 29, 2012

Todd V. Wolfson

Volume 31, Number 44

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news

What's Your Occupation?

Targeting July Fourth and the Capitol, Occupy Austin considers its future

BY ADAM WASCH

Point Austin: One More Time

Push comes to shove for districting city government – but we might fumble it once again

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Power to the People's

Community clinic gains new status – and a bundle of funds

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Workers Settle Suit Against Yassines

Employees will divvy up six-figure settlement

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Threat Level Orange

Dangerous trends in local government

BY NICK BARBARO

Judge Recommends Rejecting Rodney Reed Appeal

Magistrate judge contends that DNA proves Reed's guilt

BY JORDAN SMITH

Officer Settles Claim Against Young Driver

Lawsuit followed incident that left Byron Carter dead

BY JORDAN SMITH

New Council, Old Issues

Council closes spring meetings with a heavy agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD Weighs Tax Increase

District considers joining already crowded election ballot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Clear as Smoke: LCRA May Face Lawsuit Over Fayette Emissions

Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over emissions at Fayette

BY NORA ANKRUM

More Details Emerge in Jovita's Case

Detention hearing for Amado Pardo set for June 28

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Star pitcher falls flat on promises to Rhode Islanders

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Dining Del Lago 2012

Still waiting for rain

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Cast a ballot for your favorite food entrepreneurs

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

The Fourth doesn't have to be your only event this coming week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Travaasa Austin

Picturesque, serene Hill Country spa resort offers fun and educational culinary programs and farm-to-fork dining
music

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart

Ruby Jane's no longer the innocent

BY ADAM SCHRAGIN

Playback: Lights Out for Jovita's

Run-ins at Jovita's, thieves in the night at Mohawk, and Lickona's feeds off of 'Austin City Limits'

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Jon Dee Graham

Garage Sale

The Eastern Sea

Plague

Belaire

Resonating Symphony

White Widow

A Psychological Thriller

Jack Wilson

Jack Wilson

Shawn Colvin

All Fall Down

Soul Patch

Candiland, Naga Valli, Trenton Law, and Groove Think
screens

Making It Personal

Lynn Shelton on the creative process behind 'Your Sister's Sister'

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Chew on This

Allez cuisine, with a generous helping of movie culture: Meet Ron Deutsch, Austin's Chef du Cinema

BY MARC SAVLOV

Renewable Resources

An interactive doc on Barton Springs seeks community involvement

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Magic Mike

Steven Soderbergh directs this story about the male strippers of Tampa, whose lead characters are played by Matthew McConaughey and Channing Tatum.

People Like Us

More Ordinary People Like Us than anything terribly original, this drama starring Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, and Michelle Pfeiffer still scores some good points along the way.

Ted

Mark Wahlberg and the teddy bear he willed to life as a child stay BFFs into adulthood in Seth McFarlane's zany first foray onto the big screen.

Your Sister's Sister

Director Lynn Shelton and her spry and compelling ensemble of three explore a curious tangle of sexual secrets and honesty.
arts & culture

Revolutionary Score

The Founding Fathers' first declaration: 'We're an American band!'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

2012 Austin Chamber Music Festival

Michelle Schumann's cause for excitement

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Tiny Park

Big move for the little gallery

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Culture Flash!

New curatorial directions, a new drama getting around, and a new way for theatre to change lives

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Big Range Austin Dance Festival 2012, Program A

BRADF 2012's opener embraced the experimental but showed deep thinking and skilled execution

Medea

City Theatre digs into the ancient Greek tragedy with a wink at antiquated gender politics
columns

Letters at 3AM: 'I Have Heard the Mermaids Singing'

"Route 66" taught me that I did not want to be rooted again

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Only Your Style Avatar could figure out a way to meld his new fall collection with a mention of Water Wings

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Oops!

Gay Place: THE FAMILY WAY

This week is all about the ties that bind

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Dallas Arboretum is a plant museum of magnificent proportions

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: What a Man Drinks

Only a dumbass would let another man make his liquor

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Express Red, White & Blue Salute

Veterans honored at the Dell Diamond during homestand

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex break five-game winless streak, Euro2012 update, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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