July 6, 2012

Volume 31, Number 45

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news

Geopolitical Fault Lines

Austin's latest attempt at single-member districts is getting a mixed response

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Point Austin: It's About Community

Health care a matter of equity and common humanity

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Showdown at the Springs

Is the pool's south side in need of a makeover?

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

The Dead Walk by Night

Marathon meeting turns City Council members into zombies

BY MICHAEL KING

Charges Pressed in Crime Spree

Man allegedly pretended to be a motorist in distress before pulling a gun

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Officials Jet Off to England

City says it's not a pleasure trip

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Excessive Force Has Increased, NAACP Leader Says

Groups ask DOJ to reopen APD investigation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Jovita's Court Dates Continue

Alleged kingpin will have his hearing July 10

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower Report: Remember Montana!

Corrupting the Corrupt Practices Act

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Wine of the Week

Beat the heat with these crisp and affordable wines

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Lounge around this week with brews (or learn how to make baby food)

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Texas summer perks: peaches, wine, and Lockhart barbecue

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

400 Rabbits

An impressive array of agave spirits highlight this stand-alone bar at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane

Trento

In West Lake Hills, Italian fare that'll have you licking your plate
music

South Wind of Summer

The album is not dead, not locally anyway

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Heart Transplant

The future of Ray Hennig's Heart of Texas Music, Austin Vintage Guitars, and the HighBall called into question.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Walk With a Wild Child (Possibly a Sociopath)

Chaos and creativity in the Zellner Bros.' 'Kid-Thing'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Man With a Movie To Score

Justin Sherburn sounds off on an avant-garde, Soviet silent

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Film Reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Meh might be a better name for this dullish retread.

The Do-Deca-Pentathlon

Two estranged brothers revive their childhood competitions, much to the alarm of their families in this Duplass brothers' microbudget throwback.

Katy Perry: Part of Me

The film is an inoffensive slice of canny brand (or is that non-Brand?) management and marketing.

Savages

Oliver Stone’s movie is volatile, nasty, hypnotic, gory, and nearly irrestible – at least when the young 'uns aren't onscreen.

To Rome With Love

Ambling and merely passable, this new Woody Allen picture lacks a raison d'être.

Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection

No luck: Madea doesn't assume a new identity and disappear. Instead the old gal takes in Eugene Levy, playing an investor implicated in a Ponzi scheme.
arts & culture

Shay Ishii Dance Company

In 'New Moon,' a dance to remind us how to let go

BY DAWN DAVIS LORING

'Hear Me/See Me'

Giving young immigrants and refugees a chance to tell their own stories

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

''Tis Pity She's a Whore'

Not everything in 7 Towers' staging of this revenge tragedy works, but the production has heart

Jupiter String Quartet

Much masterful playing of works by the masters of the string quartet

Yankee Baroque

La Follia expanded our sense of our country's founders through the music they heard and sang
columns

Oops!

After a Fashion

Stephen's brother sheds light on the shattered shards of the family looking glass

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Get bent this week: Drag, yoga, and more

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar may be one of the best bird-watching spots in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The Common Law

Can I avoid a speeding ticket because there were no speed limit signs?

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Getting Stoned and Doing Crochet Graffitti

Sometimes you say 'yes' when you really mean 'maybe.'

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls

Banked-track Roller Derby rivaly re-ignites

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Aztex regular-season home finale, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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