Nov. 30, 2012

Volume 32, Number 14

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news

Still Looking for a Home

Austin searches once again for a comprehensive solution for homelessness

BY MIKE KANIN

Point Austin: Questions for Visa

A few things we might ask before we provide corporate welfare

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Water for Sale

WTP4 has to pay for itself, by hook or by crook

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

City to Heyride: Not So Fast

Is this mobile ridesharing app in a legal gray area or openly violating the city's taxi franchise agreement?

BY DAN SOLOMON

Next Week's Council: It's a Porker

Zoning, WTP4, Visa, and more

BY AMY SMITH

Victories for Living Wages

Development incentives policies seem to be swinging in workers' favor

BY MIKE KANIN

ASME vs. Esme

UT student engineering organization withdraws logo based on Barrera memorial design

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Fixing American Airlines

Blame outsourcing and downsizing for questionable fleet maintenance

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

In the Blind

A weekend at Dai Due's Hunting School for Women

BY JESSI CAPE

Eat Drink Local Week's Culinary/Cultural Mash-Up

Eat well. Drink well. Do good.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Tacodeli challenges Austinites to create its newest taco

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Nov. 29-Dec. 6

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Mansion at Judges' Hill

New owners are breathing life into an Austin landmark
music

Steady As He Goes

From cosmic cowboys and Americana to punk rock and legacy acts, Freddie Steady Krc keeps the beat

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Teatro Negro

Reunions, fundraisers, performance videos – trying to rein in local music as 2012 draws to a close

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

ZZ Top

La Futura

Mike & the Moonpies

The Hard Way

Jesse Dayton

Jesse Sings Kinky

The Gary

Remains

Foreign Mothers

Duh

Thousand Foot Whale Claw, Trans Upper Egypt, John Wesley Coleman III, Sands Hollow

Dope Moons Volume One, North African Berserk, Nightmare on Silly Street, Half the Night is Candlelight
screens

No Catharsis in 'The Comedy'

Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker talk about savage reviews and the danger in grand gestures

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

GIFT GUIDE 2012

A Gift for Every Gamer

Put yourself in the shoes of your gaming giftee and answer the following questions on your path to the perfect purchase.

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Anna Karenina

Joe Wright's bold but empty imagining of Tolstoy's classic is set mostly within the walls of a theatre.

The Comedy

Tim Heidecker (of Tim & Eric renown) plays a rich, cynical hipster who uses New York City as his playground.

Killing Them Softly

Some great performances punctuate the odd pacing in this adapatation of George V. Higgins' Cogan's Trade, set within the criminal underworld.

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

The fourth entry in this series is surprisingly complex and ambitious.
arts & culture

José Luis Bustamante

The disappearance, and tentative return, of a choreographic presence

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: The Persistence of Penguins

And Then Came Tango stirs up a fuss, but its birds fly after all

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

You Can't Take It With You

Director Mick D'Arcy warms an old chestnut at the Vortex

Sordid Lives

Del Shores' controversial comedy contains a nugget of courageous compassion among the laughs

'Randall Reid: Resurrecting the Past'

Old industrial signage bolted into steel frames make gorgeous testament to time's passage
columns

Letters at 3AM: The Lincolns of Hollywood

It is dangerous to view history through the eyes of sentimentality

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

The season has begun. Let the merry begin, fairies.

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion: For the Benefit of Mr. Jones

Stephen shares some serious and sad news

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Sleepy town houses exotic knives

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Hopelessness

One of the hardest lessons to learn in life

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Aztex announce tryout schedule, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

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