July 13, 2012

Volume 31, Number 46

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news

Working 'The Corner'

Neighbors and officials plan one more effort to save the neighborhood around 12th and Chicon

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Perry's Tantrum

Perry's health care rejection blames everyone but himself for lousy government

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Back to the Garden

Comp plan aims to build a sustainable food system

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

IDEA Still Trying To Fill Seats

New charter school has lost some of its recruits

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Jovita's Defendant Not a Dealer, Lawyer Says

Tatiana Huang came to Austin to attend UT

BY JORDAN SMITH

Report: APD Understaffed

Over the next five years, department would need 257 more hires to keep pace with population growth

BY JORDAN SMITH

Morrison and Tovo Retarget STRs

Council's on break, but these two are hard at work

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Mark Your Calendar: Primarily Yours

Gearing up for the July 31 primary run-offs

BY MICHAEL KING

Deferred Prosecution Deal Made in Lottery Fraud Case

Lottery Commission alleged the couple had tried to defraud the state

BY JORDAN SMITH

Appeal Denied, Another Heads to the Chamber

Stockbroker was shot 12 times

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Propagandizing School Kids

Many kids are reading about the wonders of GMOs in school

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Communal Ground

Communal dining sets the mood in trendsetting restaurants

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Wine of the Week

This blockbuster of a wine comes at a bargain

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Chinatown chef worth writing (by hand) about

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Break out of your comfort zone and enjoy Bastille Day celebrations of French wine and cuisine

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Mediterranean Chef Cafe

The same delicious, exotic foods offered by the Mediterranean Chef brand taste even better when sampled in its Cafe

Phatso's Cheesesteaks

Real Philly style cheesesteaks right here in Austin
music

Playback: Don't Fence Me In

The Fun Fun Fun Fest schedule arrives, Flesh Lights return from touring with the Hives, and Tim O'Connor lives to fight another day

BY KEVIN CURTIN

East Texas Pines

Mondo Texas Platters Part 2

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

The End of the Line?

As print media money dries up, political cartoonists look to the web

BY DAN SOLOMON

A Southern White in the Social-Justice Trenches

AFS Doc Nights screens 'Anne Braden: Southern Patriot'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

No No? Oh Yes.

Dock Ellis' historic trip to a no-hitter

BY MARK FAGAN

Film Reviews

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Living an almost feral existence on a wild, low-lying area of the Louisiana coast known as the Bathtub, young Hushpuppy narrates her own vivid life story.

Cocktail

In this Bollywood romantic comedy, couples fall in and out of love while trying to resist arranged marriages.

Extraterrestrial

Spanish filmmaker Nacho Vigalondo cloaks this romantic comedy within the promise of a science-fiction story.

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Amusing but never rousing, this fourth installment in this cartoon franchise comes fretted with freezer burn.
arts & culture

Bastion Standard Time

Austin theatre's 'enfant terrible' swapped his poison pen for a Poison Apple and still gets people talking

BY DAN SOLOMON

Studio Visit: SKOTE

Hymns of shame (and fart noises)

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Fully Committed

The title may describe Martin Burke's performance, but is the play worthy of his talents?

Is Life Worth Living?

This obscure Irish comedy really answers the question: Why do we need theatre?

A Frique of Nature

Three dancers surrendering their bodies to empathy made for a poignant and transcendant work
columns

Letters at 3AM: Accidents of Birth and Rebirth

The unacceptable trade-off for a medically extended life

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion

Is Bad John Paul so bad he's good or so good he's bad?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Intention ... With Abandon

Good intentions pave the way to more pool parties and storming the bastille

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Love Creek Orchards has the only tree-ripe apples available in the U.S. in early July

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Hoarders!

Ever find a half-eaten Hot Pocket in the crack of your sofa?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Battle the Bat Pinball Tourney

Head to Pinballz for this super tournament

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Austin rides five-game win streak into final regular-season game

BY NICK BARBARO

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