May 10, 2013

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Volume 32, Number 37

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MUELLER DEVELOPMENT

The Changing Face of Mueller

A burst of development marks the latest phase of the central city neighborhood

BY MICHAEL KING

Mapping Out Mueller

Airport redevelopment project continues spreading its wings

The Changing Shape of Austin Studios

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

May 11 AISD Bond Election

Point Austin: The Reading Railroad

Mayor's search for rail funding earns cheap shot from 'Statesman'

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Biscoe: The Most Popular Guy in Town

Flattery will get you nowhere in the race for interim commish seat

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Lege Lines

It's a mad rush at the Lege before sine die

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Board Picks Johns Hopkins as Eastside Partner

Unanimous vote has community support

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Council: Austin Energy (Again) and the President's Visit

With Barack Obama coming to Austin, the Council agenda is slim

BY AMY SMITH

Death Watch: New Appeal Argues Ineffective Defense

New appeal argues Williams' mental impairment

BY JORDAN SMITH

Labor Group Seeks to Depose White Lodging

Downtown Marriott developer accused of breaking incentive agreement

BY MIKE KANIN

CommUNITY Walk

Law enforcement officers join with East Austin residents to march against drugs

The Hightower Report

Oh joy – the branch bank of the future is here!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

(Apple) Core Values

The East Side Compost Pedallers are cycling across a gardener's gold mine

BY JESSI CAPE

Taste of Texas Revisited

Texas' best chefs strut their stuff for festival visitors

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Get a Job, Kid!

Local food and wine pros host career conference for high school culinary arts students

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Austin Bakes for West a winner, plus accolades and openings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 10-15

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Saborcito

Latin melting pot fuses into Pachanga Fest

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KEVIN CURTIN, THOMAS FAWCETT AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: The Boxing Lesson Goes Rambo

Boxing Lesson's not afraid of 'Big Hits'

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

AFS Doc Nights: 'How to Survive a Plague'

When desperate times called for desperate measures

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Hungry for 'Fruit Hunters'

Cinedigm Docurama gets a taste of exotic produce

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Arthur Newman

Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in this road picture about two people who try to escape their identities but fall in love and learn to accept their responsibilities.

The Great Gatsby

A great American novel does not always a great movie make, but Baz Lurhmann, a director of delirious excess, certainly seems an apt fit for the Roaring Twenties.

Renoir

Renoir is great at capturing an Impressionist atmosphere on film but this story about the family relations is dramatically inert.
arts & culture

Up at VIII

With its heartbeat pulsing at Austin's tempo, choral group Ensemble VIII continues to climb

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Studio Visits: Akirash

This intermedia artist from Nigeria isn't satisfied unless his studio includes his backyard

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

The Art of Moving Books

The Nobelity Project taps Baylor Estes to put his art all over a bookmobile in Honduras

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Chimponauts and the Mechanical Phantom

It may help to know sci-fi B-movies, but this space spoof by Electronic Planet Ensemble is silly fun for everyone

HIT.

Shanon Weaver's play puts a spin on the hit-man genre with some unusually gentle and refined assassins for hire

'Everything'

Observations on the artist in this group show who doesn't give an eff what I think
columns

After a Fashion

Last night a hairstylist saved my life... no, really

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

This is no ordinary campus malt shop

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Liberace Was Gay???

Adelina Anthony comes back to town, and Liberace on the radio

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Boxers or Briefs?

There should be at least one piece of clothing on your body that doesn’t chafe

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

A Tale of Two Roller Derbys

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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