Feb. 3, 2012

Volume 31, Number 23

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news

The Destruction of Texas Health Care

The GOP crusade against Planned Parenthood is devastating basic care for Texas women

BY JORDAN SMITH

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: They're Not 'Pro-Life'

The health care cuts are anti-women and anti-family

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Away We Go

Who does Austin want to lead the way

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Headlines

Strange Bedfellows

Email hack job blows cover for undercover work within Occupy Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

End of the Road for AISD Exigency

AISD is still in the red, but threat of mass firings has lifted

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

April 3 Primary in Doubt

San Antonio panel sets Feb. 6 deadline for new maps – or else

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Herding Cats ... and Dogs ... in Austin & San Antonio

The high cost of being a no-kill city

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Barrera Killer Dead?

Brown committed suicide in his home, mere blocks from Barrera's

BY JORDAN SMITH

YMCA Has Designs on TLAC Site

Oh, so that's why the city wanted to close the Town Lake Animal Center

BY NICK BARBARO

Porn Busters Return!

Roommate's arrest sparks hope for Perez

BY JORDAN SMITH

Supremes Wink at Titty Tax

Constitutionality of less-than-lucrative tax at issue

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Ally of Newt, Dough of Cog

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Dinner Is Served

Two Austin takes on the supper club trend

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The 10-Day Juice Cleanse Challenge

Get juiced the healthy way and feel the power

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Second Helpings: Party of Two?

Food Events

I've been locked inside your heart-shaped pie for weeks

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Austin's beloved cheese shop expands

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

We Built This City

On rock & roll venues opening up left, right, and especially east

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Freeway View

A fresh slap of paint and new ZIP code for Austin clubs

BY MARGARET MOSER

screens

Mother's Little Monster

Lynne Ramsay and Tilda Swinton on the complexities of their Columbine-inspired collaboration

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Jump, Jive, and More

SXSW Film announces its feature lineup

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Delving Deeper Into the Archive of a Dark Time

Doc Nights: Shoah: The Unseen Interviews

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film Reviews

Big Miracle

Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in this fact-based story that shows us that whales are mammals too.

Chronicle

Like a marriage of Cloverfield and Carrie, Chronicle blends faux-naif techniques with a teen telekinesis plot and gets fresh results.

The Grey

Bloodthirsty wolves and the brutalizing Alaskan elements conspire against a band of airplane crash survivors.

The Innkeepers

With slow-burn shudders, Ti West's haunted-inn story provides a stellar model for creeping dread.

One for the Money

Heigl plays bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in this adaptation of the first book in Janet Evanovich's bestselling crime series.

We Need To Talk About Kevin

Tilda Swinton stars as the mother of a teen rampage killer who has a complicated relationship with her son.

The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe jumps from Hogwarts to this movie's haunted mansion where he stars as a young widower under siege from a malevolent ghost.
arts & culture

'Long' Haul

Delivering the goods on the 2012 FronteraFest Long Fringe

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

A peek beneath the tutu from Austin's Mike McKinley

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival

In Austin's newest festival, stand-up finally gets top billing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Wicked

An election-year return to Oz finds the hit musical packing an extra punch

Lucia di Lammermoor

Lyubov Petrova powers this Lucia with vocal fireworks and nuanced acting
columns

After a Fashion

Truman and Michael sittin' in a tree …

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: Don't Stop, Get It Get It

We don't ever want to hear you complain that there is not enough LGBTQ up in this town

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The hot mineral waters of Marlin have been curing the afflicted and maintaining the healthy for 120 years

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law: The People's Law School – Learn the Law for Free

People's Law School

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

For pills, sure, but does color also affect how well Tic Tacs work?

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Resurgence of Quality Programming

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

UT Softball Texas Classic

Horns host Rams, Titans, and Roadrunners

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Austin Aztex to play home games at House Park, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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