Sept. 21, 2012

Volume 32, Number 4

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features

See Change

Austin Pride turns the tide

BY KATE X MESSER

Pride Events

BY KATE X MESSER AND LIZ WILLIAMS

Don't Call It a Comeback

Nathan Garcia and the board of Austin Pride make good

BY BRANDON WATSON

Geometry Test

Artist Emily Roysdon queers art's white cube

BY BRANDON WATSON

Parades Go By

The history of the rainbow lineup rolls forward into a spectrum of Austin Pride 2012

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Wimple Me!

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence come to town

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

news

Fighting for Justicia

Workers Defense Project celebrates 10 years on the front lines of Texas labor

BY NORA ANKRUM

Point Austin: Chartering a New Course

A thumbnail portrait of the proposed City Charter propositions

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Bond Election Crib Sheet

Here's a thumbnail of the seven bond propositions, from transportation to film

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Report Highlights Inequities in AISD Funding

Title I cash and private fundraising don't align in most local schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: A Tapestry Dance for Fall

Cabs, parking, and marriage equality are all on the docket next week

BY MICHAEL KING

IDEA Enrollment Numbers Fall Short

Charter school sits at 93% capacity

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Secondhand Stores to Council: 'Wait a Second!'

Proposed ordinance designed to help recovery of stolen goods

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

Rick Perry Death Watch: Former Army Recruiter Scheduled To Die

Cleve Foster was convicted of a 2002 rape and murder

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

People are being replaced by robots who don't take coffee breaks

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Kids Eat Free

Taking the tykes out to eat without breaking the bank

BY MELANIE HAUPT, JESSI CAPE AND RACHEL FEIT

Bite Into Fantastic Fest

Black-and-White Dogs, Monster-Themed Vodka Cocktails, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

The new Mueller Farmers' Market satisfies local appetites

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Lagunita's and Breckenridge Brewery host beer pairings, and Austin Restaurant Week

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Hot for Teacher

History's sexy at UT Informal Classes

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Coolest Board in Town

Arlyn Studios just upped its ante

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Jimmy LaFave

Depending on the Distance

Black Pistol Fire

Big Beat '59

Kingdom of Suicide Lovers

Distant Waves

Lace Curtains

The Garden of Joy and the Well of Loneliness

Guy Forsyth

The Freedom To Fail

Chris McFarland

Beauty and Undertow

Elias Haslanger

Church on Monday
screens

Fantastic Fest Is Here To Bash Your Brains In

Shock, schlock, and awe at America's premier genre fest

BY MARC SAVLOV

Orbiting Game Culture

Brandon Boyer launches Venus Patrol

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Screens Reviews

Film Reviews

Chicken With Plums

From the makers of the animated Persepolis comes this modern-day, live-action Arabian tale.

End of Watch

This believable L.A. cop drama, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, is from the writer of Training Day, David Ayer.

Heroine

Last Ounce of Courage

A dead veteran's family heals their loss through their "free speech" battle to save Christmas from the godless ACLU.

The Master

Philip S. Hoffman and Joaquin Phoenix act out the internal (and eternal) war between the analytical and implusive that is the principal inquiry of P.T. Anderson's film.

Resident Evil: Retribution

In the fifth installment of this horror franchise, Milla Jovovich again stars as the saga's heroine Alice, who fights the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Toys in the Attic

In this animated Czech film, a teddy bear, a mechanical mouse, and a marionette join forces to save their kidnapped friend.

Trouble With the Curve

Despite its love of baseball lore, this film, starring Clint Easstwood and Amy Adams, is really a melodrama about the reconciliation of a father and daughter.

2 Days in New York

This ebullient domestic comedy by Julie Delpy, in which she co-stars with Chris Rock, is a follow-up to 2007’s 2 Days in Paris.

Unconditional

In this inspirational film, a woman loses her faith after her husband is killed in an act of senseless violence.
arts & culture

Raising Their Voices

An Austinite in Russia hears theatre's rising dissent

BY GRAHAM SCHMIDT

Laurie Anderson: 'Dirtday!'

A chance to see this shapeshifting performance artist spin stories up close

BY ANDREW LONG

Studio Visit: Lily Brooks

This photographer's move from Boston to Austin meant a change in the weather and more

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

The Elementals: Water

This Vortex dance exploring water as sacred is often beautiful but not always deep

spacestation1985

This theatrical riff on loneliness in space looks great, but we've seen it all before

'Paintings and Drawings by Anthony W. Garza'

This new exhibit of Garza's work with color constitutes a win-win-win
columns

Letters at 3AM: A Century Since 'The Water Nymph'

On September 23, 1912, Keystone Films released its first comedy, which starred Mabel Normand

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion: Wandering Lust

Finally! Details about Your Style Avatar's return to fashion

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

What else is happening during the rest of Pride Week?

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

An oasis in a wasteland of convenience-store coffee pots

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Mistakes and Shortcomings

Dude, when are you going to get your shit together?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

St. Edward's women No. 6 in the country, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornucopia

Goodwin shakes the 'Obama curse' in big win over Ole Miss

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

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