July 20, 2012

Trent Lesikar

Volume 31, Number 47

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news

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL

No Way To Pick a Senator

It's Sadler vs. Yarbrough and Dewhurst vs. Cruz in this month's primary run-offs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Yarbrough: 'Ready To Roll Up My Sleeves'

How did this retired school teacher end up in a Democratic run-off?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Downballot Details: A Bag of Run-offs

In the downballot races, the GOP has more to consider

BY MICHAEL KING

State Senate: Hard Right Targets Wentworth

Conservative Jeff Wentworth not far right enough for a GOP primary

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

July 31 Primary Run-off: Endorsements

BY THE 'CHRONICLE' NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Getting What We Pay For

It costs real money to build a great city

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: AE and the Lege

City officials planning for the worst, hoping for the best

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

F1: All Systems Go for November

Officials return from England with a series of race plans

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Inmate Claims Incompetence

Marcus Druery says he's been hearing voices and echoes for years

BY JORDAN SMITH

Horse Slaughter Back on the Table?

To lift the ban is to encourage the overbreeding of horses, witnesses testified

BY JORDAN SMITH

School's Garden Bulldozed

AISD contractors mowed down Martin Middle School's wildlife habitat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hightower Report: Checking Out Corporate Come-ons

Feel like being lied to or deceived today?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Quote of the Week

food

The Story Behind the Menu

Hill Top Cafe dishes up down-home fare with authentic Texas origins

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Esteemed winemaker pays tribute to his grandfather

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Dinner and beer pairings, Slow Food, and hipsters celebrate the East Side Show Room

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Benefit aids Dai Due sous chef in wake of tragedy

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Munkebo Farms Specialty Eggs

Duck eggs superior in nutrition and flavor
music

Rembitika

Blues ain't just Greek to Johnny Nicholas

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Off With Their Fez!

Lovejoys gets priced off of Sixth Street, Swan Dive pulls back from live music, and the Blind Pets plot their own fundraising scheme.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Beach House, Beachwood Sparks

Bloom, The Tarnished Gold

Fiona Apple

The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than the Driver of the Screw and Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do

Chelle Rose

Ghost of Browder Holler

The Lumineers

The Lumineers

Smashing Pumpkins

Oceania

Frank Ocean

Channel Orange

Beach Boys

That's Why God Made the Radio
screens

All Your Memes Are Belong to Us

Austinites bloom where they're planted, and local meme-makers are here to help us laugh at ourselves

BY MELANIE HAUPT

A Luv Supreme

I Luv Video celebrates 30 years with a 'Blade Runner'-themed bash

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Down By Law

Criterion releases Jim Jarmusch's jailbird gem on Blu-ray.

Film Reviews

The Dark Knight Rises

An uncannily accurate mirror of the contemporary cultural zeitgeist, this epic finale to the Batman trilogy is just that: epic.
arts & culture

Of Thee I Sing (and Dance)

The musical is America's gift to theatre, and here's the local state of the union

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Senses and Sensibilities

By engaging our sense of taste during a performance, Voice Dance Company blew our mind

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Young Latino Artists 17: Grafficanos'

A snapshot of one generation at street level

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Neighborhood 3: Requisition Of Doom

Theatre proves a most relevant medium for addressing issues about video game culture

Conscience Hesitatus

The interesting drama of a latter-day Woyzeck suffers from lack of experience among the creators

Solo Symphony

When maestro Peter Bay was truly conducting, electricity charged this dance he inspired
columns

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar falls for a 6'2" glamazon named Micky

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Oops!

The Gay Place: SO MUCH BOUNCE PER OUNCE

Express yourself and ya booty with so much bounce, it'll make ya flounce

Day Trips

The collection of photos, clothes, and trophies at the Selena Museum are a reminder of a voice silenced much too early

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Magic Pixie Dream Girl

It’s the classic dichotomy: Boat or anchor; gas or brakes, branches or roots …

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Rollergirls

Austin hosts the best flat-track roller derby squads in the nation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Aztex head to Florida for the playoffs, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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