May 17, 2013

Volume 32, Number 38

features

SUMMER FUN 2013

Summer Fun 2013

Ideas to keep your brain out of the triple digits

50 Ways to Greet Your Summer

Quintessential and off-the-beaten Texas ways to have fun in (and out of) the sun, son
news

Bonds: 'Death By a Thousand Cuts'

Even with Propositions 1 and 3 passing, AISD's election campaign appeared doomed from the start

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Then There's This: A Victory for Activists?

Council may retain oversight of Austin Energy

BY AMY SMITH

Council: Passes Corridor Plan, Kills CURE

Council paves the way for a new urban makeover of the strip east of I-35

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Lege Lines

This week the Lege takes on wrongful convictions, medical marijuana, and dark money

Did Ott Hide Ethics Study From Council?

Many employees don't believe city has a strong ethical culture, 2010 survey shows

BY MIKE KANIN

ACCESS News Trying to Fill Funding Void

Program for deaf and hard-of-hearing may not have third season

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lehmberg Saga Continues

D.A. released from jail amid more calls for her removal

BY JORDAN SMITH

Pruett Gets 60-Day Delay Pending DNA Testing

A death row inmate is granted a rare reprieve

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower Report: World-class Political Nincompoopism

World-class political nincompoopism

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

SUMMER FUN 2013

Hot Hot Sweet

Give summer a licking with these catered frosty treats

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Honey, I'm Home

The bees of Block 21 get busy on top of the W

BY MM PACK

Think Pink

Pastry Queen and the Pink Pig proprietor Rebecca Rather keeps giving us reasons to drive to Fredericksburg

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

With so many freezes, Fredericksburg's not looking so peachy-keen this year

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 17-21
music

Loving Cup

The Whiskey Sisters' single-malt harmonies

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Demolition at 1701 Red River

Another Red River venue going away? There goes the neighborhood.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Patty Griffin

American Kid

Meat Puppets

Rat Farm

Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Dark & Dirty Mile

Mrs. Glass

Mrs. Glass

Iron & Wine

Ghost on Ghost

Cunto!, the Blind Pets, Octopus Rex

Finally, A Good Band from Austin, He Said She Said, Last Summer
screens

SUMMER FUN 2013

Infinite Fest

Paramount Summer Classics by the numbers

BY MONICA RIESE

Beam Me Up, Simon

Simon Pegg carefully engineers his role in 'Star Trek Into Darkness'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Linklater Sues for Bastrop Losses

Filmmaker's archive included scripts, props, dailies, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

At Any Price

This family drama puts a human face on corporate agribusiness.

Gimme the Loot

This prize-winning indie debut follows two wannabe graffiti artists on one long night.

The Iceman

Michael Shannon stars as a contract killer with a double life.

In the House

A pleasurably heady thriller from French auteur François Ozon.

Pieta

South Korea's Kim Ki-duk makes his most commercial film yet, but it's still full of queasy-making moments.

Star Trek Into Darkness

The Star Trek reboot may be overly familiar, but it's still a hell of a lot of fun.

Tyler Perry Presents Peeples

This likable comedy is equal parts silly and sweet.
arts & culture

SUMMER FUN 2013

The Great Artdoors

Summer's here, and the time is right for outdoor performances all over Central Texas

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Funniest Person in Austin 2013

From 209 contenders, the final 12 emerge to duke it out for this year's comedy crown

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Winter's Tale

Tango and samba fit quite well in Austin Shakespeare's production of this romance, but the actors can't quite find the beat

Passing Strange

Half & Half Productions' debut about a young black man's journey of self-discovery was hampered by its mall storefront location

Giselle

Several Ballet Austin dancers rose to the challenges of this classic of romantic ballet
columns

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 3

The Fifth Amendment no longer exists as a functioning law of the land

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion: Not Finale

Gratitude. Your Style Avatar has so much gratitude.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Trendz

Hug it out, queer community, hug it out

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Wimberley swimming hole is no longer a secret

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Real People vs. Smart Phones

Nothing breaks the ice like a flawless recitation of the Monty Python 'Albatross' sketch

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

'Austin Chronicle' Adult Spelling Bee Wrap-up

BY DANIELLE WHITE

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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