May 3, 2013

Volume 32, Number 36

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news

What Happens Next?

As D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg serves her sentence, the county attorney takes on the civil lawsuit and the next steps

BY JORDAN SMITH

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

May 11 AISD Bond Election

Point Austin: The Cartoon Governor

Willful official negligence destroyed a small Texas town

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Housing Bond Back on Ballot?

After voters' rejection in 2012, November may bring another try

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

AISD Bonds: Moving Parts

Half a percent of registered voters cast ballots on first day of early voting

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Preview: The Budget ... and Everything Else

After a daylong budget work session, the Council still have a lot to take on

BY MICHAEL KING

TAVP: Trying to Heal After Violence

Project hopes to broaden concept of justice

BY JORDAN SMITH

Keeping the Faith

Lesbian couple seeks ordination

BY BRANDON WATSON

Wimberley Water Wars

Community activists protest Needmore Ranch development

BY RUSTY MIDDLETON

Death Watch

No place for mitigation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lege Lines

The Lege looks at campus guns, the Rainy Day Fund, and the West explosion

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The irony in Bush's dandy new library

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Veni, Vidi, Vici at Vaca y Vino

Multitasking hospitality pros tackle a 1,000-pound steer at benefit event

BY MICK VANN

Food-O-File

We picked up lots of newsy tidbits at last weekend's Austin Food & Wine Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 2-9

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Friulano from northeastern Italy

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Reviews

Frank and Angie's, Now and Forever

Superior pizza served with Rat Pack panache

The Steeping Room (Rosedale)

Pinkies up! The Steeping Room brings its delectable teas and tea sandwiches to Rosedale.
music

The Unknown Soldier

Bill Carter steps out from under the shadow of Captain Jack Sparrow

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Playback: Conjunto Los Pinkys

Jim Morrison plays Conjunto (Los Pinkys) at a Full Service Circus and other strange days

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Iggy & the Stooges

Ready to Die

Charles Bradley

Victim of Love

David Bowie

The Next Day

Austin Psych Fest

Live Shot: Austin Psych Fest
screens

He Makes What He Loves and Then They Consume It

YouTube phenom Jon Cozart is more than just Ariel/Belle/Jasmine/Pocahontas

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

King of the Hill

It's lights, camera, action for the Hill Country Film Festival

BY JESSI CAPE

Come Into Focus

Semester's final Focus Group screening features Jonas Mekas

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

Film Reviews

The Angels' Share

Scottish social-realist director Ken Loach is back with a new movie about young delinquents and a whisky-distillery heist.

The Big Wedding

In this wedding comedy, a bridegroom’s bitterly divorced parents (De Niro and Keaton) must pretend they’re still married to appease his Catholic birth mother.

Blancanieves

A period piece about two generations of matadors is fused with the Snow White fairy tale in this black-and-white Spanish charmer.

Iron Man 3

It's more of the same, but the same is pretty good.

No Place on Earth

A spelunker in the Ukraine turns amateur sleeuth as he tries to make sense of the remnants he finds in a cave: They were left by Jews who hid there from the Nazis.

Trash Dance

The process used by Austin choreographer Allison Orr to create this dance piece for garbage trucks and sanitation workers is revealed in this fascinating documentary record.
arts & culture

Studio Practice

Canopy tenants love the Eastside artist studio complex, even if they aren't from the Eastside ... or artists

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

West Austin Studio Tour

Another weekend in which to go WEST, young man

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Free Comic Book Day 2013

The 11th giveaway of four-color fun runs the gamut from 'Archie' to 'The Walking Dead'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Arts Hall of Fame: Class of 2013

The Austin Critics Table has honored five more pioneers in the Austin arts community

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Noises Off

Austin Playhouse stages this chaotic, ridiculous backstage farce with precision and fun

Good People

In wrestling valiantly with David Lindsay-Abaire's tough play, the artists of Different Stages prove themselves good people

Faust

Austin Lyric Opera closed its season with a haunting and powerful production of Gounod's devilish work
columns

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 2

Laws arbitrarily enforced (or not enforced) according to the whims of the authorities are no longer laws

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: Dear Francis

A DJ saved my life ...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

From Outerspaces to Deep Inside, this is the week that is... gay

BY KATE X MESSER

Oops!

Day Trips

Little cafe in Winnie has big flavor

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Certain Lack of Sophistication

Even the most vigilant grammarian is prone to the occasional slipup

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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