Jan. 11, 2013

Volume 32, Number 20

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news

Going With the Flow

The next life of Waller Creek

BY ARI PHILLIPS

Point Austin: Backstage at the Circus

The Lege melodrama can be a hard act to swallow

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Solar for Lease

It just got easier for nonprofits to afford to go green

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Lege Opening Day: Users and Abusers

Scenes from the floor of the Texas House and Senate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Preview: A Bar on Burnet?!?

Neighbors aren't pleased with Little Woodrow's plan to move in

BY MICHAEL KING

Garza Cleared for Minority Business

City rejects complaint filed by black contractors

BY AMY SMITH

Under the Bus: Next Stop at the ATU

A former employee has filed a lawsuit of racial and sexual discrimination against the transit union

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: Fruitcake of the Year for 2012

Iowa Supreme Court out-crazies NRA, Santorum, et al.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Home's a Brewin'

Why brewheads are buzzing about Pinthouse Pizza's head brewer from Colorado

BY IVY LE

Food-O-File

Coterie Market brings locally crafted treats right to your door

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Jan. 11-17

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Pinthouse Pizza's Neighborhood Honeymoon

The craft brews are solid, but the pies are still evolving
music

Sad Music for Somber People

Toasting My Education and its dearly departed

BY ADAM SCHRAGIN

Playback: Winter Harvest

Digging up the roots of Free Week

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots Part 1

Eagle Claw, Tia Carrera, Megafauna, Flesh Lights, Smoke & Feathers

Eagle Claw, Tia Carrera, Megafauna, Flesh Lights, Smoke & Feathers, My Education

Deep Space, the Boxing Lesson, Obscured by Echoes, Residual Kid

Highlights from first half of Free Week
screens

Snakes and Ladders

'The Man From Orlando' team recalls the high stakes of making their lo-fi first feature

BY AMY GENTRY

Trading One 'Community' for Another

Dan Harmon is talking to you

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

To 'Hell' in a Hand Device

iPad trailblazer 'Holy Hell' available for two-day-only free download

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Gangster Squad

Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.

Naayak

Telugu action film.

Texas Chainsaw

Decades after the original, this story about the deranged, backwoods cannibal with a power tool still has legs – and extra 3-D torque.

Zero Dark Thirty

The film is suspenseful, dogged, relentless, and determined – amazing considering we already know the ending of this story about the 10-year hunt for Osama bin Laden.
arts & culture

Two Sides to His Story

Manuel Gonzales leads the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave into uncharted territory while readying for a rapid literary ascent of his own

BY SHAWN BADGLEY

FronteraFest 2013

Performance jamboree's 20th brings back old faves and welcomes new stars

BY ROBERT FAIRES

V Is for...

‘Vagina’ Editor-in-Chief Hillary-Anne Crosby on zines, feminism, and – well, you know

BY AMY GENTRY

Arts Reviews

Quills

Different Stages doesn't light up the dark corners of this gothic comedy about the Marquis de Sade

The Game's Afoot

This whodunit is all in fun, but Austin Playhouse isn't having as much fun with it as it could

Herd the Third: More Concerti by Bach for Multiple Harpsichords

La Follia takes the harpsichord beyond Bach and proves the instrument isn't just for the baroque
columns

Letters at 3AM: Notes on a Long, Long Journey

Artists are but translators of that which flows through them

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: Czarmazing!

Your Style Avatar examines the Crown Jewels. Don't be nasty ...

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: TOPSY-PERVY

Queerbomb is always No. 1 (or at least No. 8) to us ...

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Local zoo committed to saving animals

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Douchebaggery

Don't hate the bag, hate the user.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

WWE Presents Raw World Tour

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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