March 23, 2012

Todd V. Wolfson

Volume 31, Number 30

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news

Sheriff Over ICE

Dem candidates spar over the TCSO role in immigration

BY JORDAN SMITH

Civics 101

Point Austin: A Taste for Apple

When the big corporate boys come calling, the city pays the fees

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Through the Roof

Cost of living in Austin is 'Out of Reach' for most renters

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

IDEA Still Hunting Enrollment

Students opting out of new charter school in favor of existing AISD schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Back by Popular Demand: Save Texas Schools

Public schools march and rally set for March 24

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Abbott vs. Women

Texas attorney general challenges fed decision in funding flap over women’s health care

BY JORDAN SMITH

Police Investigating Two Weekend Murders

APD still seeks tips on Saturday stabbing

BY JORDAN SMITH

How Many Apples for $8.6 million?

Full week's work for City Council, including Apple incentives

BY MICHAEL KING

Court May Decide Amphitheatre Argument

Attorney for neighborhood groups says the approval of outdoor venue was made improperly

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report: Let's Get Married

Arizona and Wisconsin legislators try to get in women's pants

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Lights! Camera! Cooking!

Design of the new Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane kitchen is one key to the success of the entertainment brand

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Rockin' wines from the proprietors a 154-year-old winery

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-o-File

Heavy hitter chefs descend upon Austin for SXSW

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Eating out to help the homebound and the Big Hair County Fair in this week's helping of food events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Lick

Their milkshake brings all the foodies to the yard, and they're like, 'It's better than yours'

Hopfields

It's March in Austin, not April in Paris, but Hopfields splits the difference
music

Everything Louder Than Everything Else

2011-12 Austin Music Awards encore

All Night Long

South by Southwest Aftershots

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

1, 2, Tres, Cuatro: Dear Diary

Did I know Bruce Springsteen was going to play the Austin Music Awards? Excellent question.

BY MARGARET MOSER

screens

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

One easy web address and you never have to let go of SXSW 2012

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

SXSW Film 2012 Audience Awards

'Brooklyn Castle,' 'Fat Kid Rules the World' among crowd faves

Family Matters

Exploring identity at the Austin Jewish Film Festival

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Being Flynn

Robert De Niro and Paul Dano play the troubled Flynn father and son.

The Hunger Games

Katniss Everdeen wins the Hunger Wars and our hearts.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

The renowned Tokyo sushi master Jiro Ono is profiled in this artful documentary.

Kahaani

In this Hindi film, a heavily pregnant woman travels searches for her missing husband, whom no one has heard of.

Sound of Noise

Unique to a fault, this Swedish film is a daft police procedural and an absurdist comedy about musical terrorists.

W.E.

Madonna helms this movie about the scandalous marriage of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson.
arts & culture

Here Today ...

Choreographer Sharon Marroquín lets go through dance in order to live

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: Assumptions and Definitions

Seeing what's new in theatre requires letting go of old notions

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Robert Rudié

In memoriam

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Wit

This Pulitzer Prize-winner is a terminal-disease drama that still has the power to move us

'Jennifer Balkan: Peep Holes'

In Balkan's figurative portraits, the realism is heartbreaking
columns

Letters at 3AM: Mabel Normand After 100 Years

April 1, 1912, has not gone down in history but deserves to

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar made it out on the last night of SXSW, and boy, are his pumpkins squashed

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

We're still glowing, don't mind us.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Clark Gardens Botanical Park is a place where the ordinary becomes part of the colorful tapestry of extraordinary

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Maybe the colloquialism should be changed to 'cat-shit crazy'

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Friends

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays

If you think running in circles is boring, well then you've never witnessed the excitement of the Texas Relays

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

A couple 7v7 coed tourneys on the horizon, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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