Sept. 14, 2012

Volume 32, Number 3

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news

The Med School Solution

A medical school, a teaching hospital, and a new health care system?

BY MIKE KANIN

Keeping Busy

Armendariz moves from the EPA to the Sierra Club, still defending the environment

BY NORA ANKRUM

Then There's This: Redemption, Texas

Theatre en Bloc Brings one gay rights activist's fight to the stage

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

FALL ARTS ISSUE

SXSW Eco and TribFest: Festivals for the Rest of Y'all

Sate your inner policy wonk at these two fall favorites

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Passes Budget – Minus Mayor's Vote

A $3.1 billion financial package took two days of wrangling

BY AMY SMITH

Cop Terminated After Filing for ADA Accommodation

Amy Lynch wanted to come to work one hour later to help with a sleep disorder

BY JORDAN SMITH

Death Row Inmate Hoping for Supreme Intervention

Original defense attorney called no witnesses and presented no mitigating evidence

BY JORDAN SMITH

LCRA and Utilities Fight Over Contracts

River authority could lose half of its electric revenues

BY MIKE KANIN

AISD's Wish List

Superintendent Meria Carstarphen gave her facility recommendations, but what's next is up in the air

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hightower Report: Paul Ryan's Run-in With Truth

About that marathon time ...
food

Locavore Chef

Jesse Griffiths on fishing, hunting, and 'French encouragement'

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Classic Jewish Comfort Food Elevated With Modern Techniques

Traditional Jewish food your Bubbe would be proud of

BY AMY KRITZER

Wine of the Week: William Chris Vineyards

This Hye, Texas vineyard is worth a trip

BY WES MARSHALL

FALL ARTS ISSUE

Meal Times

Beer pairings, baking demos, and savory Independencia

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Diez y Seis kicks off a season of food and wine fiestas

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Blue Baker

This bakery satisfies your sweet tooth
music

FALL ARTS ISSUE

Fall On Me

Three fall Austin music perennials.

BY AUSTIN POWELL, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: I'm Sorry, I Can't Rock You All Night Long

An epic GrulkeFest fires the fall season, including John Prine

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Dead Can Dance

Live Shot

Swans

The Seer

Purity Ring

Shrines

Dirty Projectors

Swing Lo Magellan

Steve Von Till, Scott Kelly, Wino

Songs of Townes Van Zandt

Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Alan Licht
screens

A Woman's Place Is in the Mosque

AFS Doc Night: 'The Light in Her Eyes'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

FALL ARTS ISSUE

That Time We Blowed Shit Up Real Good

Rambo 101 at Fantastic Fest

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Arbitrage

Richard Gere stars in this thriller as a duplicitous hedge-fund manager who, nevertheless, has all the right moves.

Barfi!

This heartwarming Bollywood tale tells the life story of a man who is deaf and mute but lives life to the fullest.

The Cold Light of Day

A young businessman on vacation in Spain with his family becomes caught in a tangled web of espionage and intrigue in this lackluster follow-up by the director of JCVD.

Flying Swords of Dragon Gate

There's just too much everything in this chop-socky actioner by Tsui Hark.

Life Is Beautiful

OC87: The Obsessive Compulsive, Major Depression, Bipolar, Asperger's Movie

This documentary, co-directed by the film's subject, is both the realization of a lifelong dream and an intriguing, if incomplete, portal into the way the subject's brain works.

Samsara

The director of Baraka returns with this wordless tone poem filled with stunning images and scant meanings.

Wild Horse, Wild Ride

In this documentary, nine horse trainers have 100 days to transform their mustangs from wild creatures to trusting companions before competing in the Extreme Mustang Makeover.
arts & culture

FALL ARTS ISSUE

The Play's the Thing

Nine local directors on the secrets of season selection

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Fall Arts Issue Critics Picks

From the arts harvest, our critics pluck choice treats

BY ROBERT FAIRES, WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, ADAM ROBERTS, DAN SOLOMON AND ELIZABETH COBBE

East Austin Studio Tour

When local artists open their spaces, follow the crowd

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

This Feather House

An award-winning new script is staged with passion, but the show doesn't quite come together

Stage

This meditation on the blurring of theatre and life doesn't quite seem to fit in a punk club

Heaven-Earth-One

A breathtaking aerial dance that successfully connects the earthly with the heavenly
columns

After a Fashion

Your Style Avatar goes glam. No, really. You should go to Facebook and see the pictures.

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

FALL ARTS ISSUE

Gay Place: Austin Pride Parade

A look back at the 2009 Pride Parade as we prepare for 2012

BY KATE X MESSER AND ANNE HARRIS

Day Trips

Mount up for the King Ranch Annual Ranch Hand Breakfast

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Rubber Bands

Why the LuvDoc can't buy Tricia's rubber bands

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Horns on a four-game losing streak

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornucopia

Another cupcake for UT

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

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