July 27, 2012

Volume 31, Number 48

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news

Dr. Perry vs. Obamacare

Whatever Gov. Tough Guy says, Texas health care is about to get a federal upgrade

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

July 31 Primary Run-off: Endorsements

BY THE 'CHRONICLE' NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: The Usual Suspects

The argument over geographic districts takes a nasty turn

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: No Drought Here

So what if the lakes are half full – it rained, didn't it?

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Docket Is Full, but Judges Are Few

Federal judges see a jump in cases as court vacancies go unfilled

BY JORDAN SMITH

Police Monitor Report Leads to Search Policy Changes

APD officers will be required to get written consent for searches

BY JORDAN SMITH

$1 Million: The Next Price Tag on No-Kill

The new Austin Animal Center is overflowing with animals

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

LeVar Burton Brings 'Reading Rainbow' to the Smaller Small Screen

On the app, the digital divide, and the future of hardcovers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No Doldrums Here: Council Rumbles Into August

Some 120 items bring City Council back in full force

BY MICHAEL KING

Druery Denied Competency Hearing

Defense attorneys say schizophrenia keeps this inmate from understanding why he's being executed

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Turning College Students Into Free Market Chattel

College kids would become indentured to Wall Street investors

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Tubular Tradition

Sausage stuffed the good ol' fashioned way

BY MICK VANN

Food-O-File

The Hyatt unveils local food sourcing program

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Midsummer heats up with a variety of wine tasting ventures

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Gusto Italian Kitchen

Despite some bright spots, 'Gusto' fails to dazzle

Drink.Well American Pub

North Loop neighborhood bar touts creative cocktails and an unusual wine list
music

Over Under Sideways Down

The resurrection of DJ Jonathan Toubin

BY GREG BEETS

Playback: They Only Came To Kick Some Ass

Both Jack Black the actor and Jack Black the rocker rule Austin

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

feedtime

The Aberrant Years

The English Beat

The Complete Beat

Paul Simon

Graceland: 25th Anniversary Edition

Paul Kelly

The A to Z Recordings

Heart

Strange Euporia
screens

A Raunchy Comedy With Sacred Cows in Its Sights

Drafthouse Films imports the Danish-made 'Klown'

BY MARC SAVLOV

Screens Reviews

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season One

It was a game-changing reboot, and boy oh boy does it look dandy on Blu-ray

Film Reviews

Bill W.

Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, is the subject of this admiring yet enlightening documentary.

Dark Horse

Optimistic youth continue to curdle in this latest Todd Solondz outing, even though the film's tone is less shrill and insistent.

Klown

Penis-obsessed, man-child film comedies can crown a new king: the Danish import Klown.

Step Up Revolution

A tired story is enlivened by dance happenings – essentially flash mobs with killer physiques.

The Watch

This comedy is awfully lightweight although Richard Ayoade lends some spark to the goofy quartet.
arts & culture

Dual Perceptions

Two Blanton Museum exhibitions, two artists, and a conversation about how to look at art

BY ANDREW LONG

'Rose Rage'

Hidden Room Theatre leads us forward into the past

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Surprise, Surprise

Peter Bay's work in 'Solo Symphony' revealed sides of him that hadn't been seen before

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

All My Sons

When an outstanding free production of a classic drama can't draw a crowd, we all lose

Tigers Be Still

Distractions aside, this Hyde Park production's heart and funny bone are in sync with the play's

'Leticia Bajuyo: Event Horizon'

Wormholes and wonders await you in the air-conditioned womb of Women & Their Work
columns

Letters at 3AM: Why a Duck?

The Marx Brothers were funny but they weren't kidding

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar with two tributes and an apology

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: WATCH THIS SPACE, GayWAD

Cool off, this red, hot summer with some sweet, sticky babes

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Cuero Pecan House serves up pies and cookies chock-full of delicious nuts

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Willingness To Commit

You’re not special even though ironically, specialness is the American mantra.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Congrats to the Aztex on a great inaugural season, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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