Aug. 10, 2012

Volume 31, Number 50

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news

Parks, Wildlife, and Racism

Wardens recount longstanding, institutional discrimination against African-Americans at TP&W

BY PATRICIA J. RULAND

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: It Adds Up

The November ballot may look more like a shopping list

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: The Urge To Conserve

Council postpones action on drought contingency plan

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

AISD: We Know What Boys Are Like

Proposal would turn Pearce and Garcia middle schools into single-sex academies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Delma Banks Takes Life Sentence

Death penalty is off the table, but so is clemency

BY JORDAN SMITH

Budget Outlook Grim for Animal Center

City shelter will need to do more with less

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Steam Still Rising From STRs

Residential short-term rentals get the go-ahead from City Council

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

A Council's Work Is Never Done

A recap of last week's City Council action

BY MICHAEL KING

Michael Arena: Previous Coverage

Arena Will Not Have To Register as a Sex Offender

Lawyers strike a disposition a month after Michael Arena was released from prison

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower Report: Pigs Fly on Wall Street

Citigroup exec wants to be remembered as a reformer

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Bar Crawl Conversations

Crawl (or should that be pedal?) around the East Austin bar scene with the 'Chronicle'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD AND THE FOOD STAFF

Steven Raichlen Riffing on Ribs

Esteemed barbecue master speaks on the history of grilling

BY MICK VANN

Book Review

Barbecue rib cookbook is loaded with international flavor

BY MICK VANN

Food-O-File

Bert's BBQ rises from the ashes to return to West Campus

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Sharpen your wits and your appetite with this week's 'Meal Times'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

South of Heaven

Metal has a new home in Austin, and a new sponsor.

BY DAN SOLOMON

Playback: KOKE Is Back

The original KOKE returns to a soda fountain near you

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Metallurgy

Metal up your drain pipe.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

Have Wheels, Will Travel

Zach Anner talks about his web celebrity, his axed travel show, and the new project that got him back on the road

BY DAN SOLOMON

Portrait of the Artist as a Righteous Dissident

Filmmaker Alison Klayman discusses her new doc, 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry'

BY MARC SAVLOV

The Tangible Pleasures of Cinema

The Sprocket Society gets hands on with film

BY LEAH CHURNER

Film Reviews

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Alison Klayman's doc is as much a rallying cry for freedom of expression as it is a portrait in progress of an artist whose career is ongoing.

The Bourne Legacy

This franchise reboot doesn't reinvent Bourne, but it does revive it to great effect.

The Campaign

A wan political comedy guaranteed to offend no one.

Hope Springs

A sincere, considered, and unembarrassed exploration of mature sexuality that's more drama than comedy.

Nitro Circus: The Movie

Travis Pastrana and friends perform stunts that are captured in 3-D.
arts & culture

Dance of the Century

Rhoda Winter Russell reflects on a historic life in dance and the Mary Wigman connection

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: Two-Stepping With Lyndon

To play historical figures like LBJ and Groucho, actors ought to dance with them

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Stories From Deep in the Heart'

Austin teens use radio to preserve traditions, thanks to Texas Folklife

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Xanadu

The stage version of the 1980 film is ridiculous – and a ridiculous amount of fun

Sing Muse

The cast sings together with ease, but this new work hasn't yet found its voice

'Tamed Territory'

Three artists take on the Animal Kingdom and document wildlife with great creativity
columns

Page Two: Eastside Crawlin'

No lack of hipness on these streets

BY LOUIS BLACK

Letters at 3AM: A Jog in the Smog

What we know is increasingly disconnected from what we do

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: AFWIII!

Stephen is almost ready for his close up, Mr. Bad JohnPaul...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gayplace: BLOGGITY BLOG BLOG BLOG

Stanley Roy is back, and so are you, if you feel the urge to camp it up.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Kolache Capital of Texas is worth a visit.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The North American Oblivious Sloth

This is why foreigners hate Americans so much: Our ignorance, our self-absorption, our oblivion.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

WWE Smackdown

The world's biggest wrestling promotion sets up the ring and the cameras at the Erwin Center

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

U.S. Women win astounding semifinal, UT soccer starts exhibition play

BY NICK BARBARO

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