Jan. 18, 2013

Jason Stout

Volume 32, Number 21

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news

Jumping the Shark on Women's Health

For the sake of anti-abortion politics, the governor and the Legislature turned their backs on women's health care – with disastrous consequences. Is there any way to fix this mess?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Welcome to the Madhouse

The Keller day care fiasco and the madness of crowds

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Southland

Seven neighborhoods take Imagine Austin on a test run

BY AMY SMITH

Appeal Filed for Fran Keller: The Oak Hill Daycare 'Ritual Abuse' Fiasco

Appeal cites outdated medical evidence and Brady violation

BY JORDAN SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Hotel Project Sparks Downtown Skirmish

A proposed hotel complex at Eighth and Congress has had a particularly dramatic saga en route to Council

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council Notes: Funky Illuminations

On corporate influence, 24-hour hiking, and affordable housing

BY MICHAEL KING

Board Discord on Single-Sex Schools

Little consensus leading up to Jan. 29 vote

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

10-1, Step One: Finding Commissioners

The public comment period on the new districting process was extended a week for more input

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

LegeLines

Odds and ends from the Capitol

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Guns & Ammo ... and Austin Politics

The state of gun control in Travis County

BY MIKE KANIN

Hightower Report: Why Is It So Dark at This Time of Year?

It's scary to see so many 5-watt bulbs in 100-watt sockets

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Pie-o-Neers for Peace

Peace Through Pie initiative going forward one school at a time

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Treat Yo Self

Angel Donuts & Treats tempts Cedar Park residents and students with devilish delights

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Wine of the Week

Winery offers affordable variation of its Sauvignon Blanc

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Jan. 18-24

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Is it "Goodnight" for iconic Hill's Cafe?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Melvin's Deli Comfort

Melvin, a slightly off-kilter couple that excels at making some of Austin's best sandwiches
music

Other People's Songs

Picture 'Friday Night Lights' beauty Dana Wheeler-Nicholson singing for the president

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: 2012-2013 Music Poll Ballot

Vote your local music conscience

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots Part 2

screens

Divya Srinivasan Is Living
the Dream of Art

The multimedia creator's work wakes a world's imagination

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Goodbye to This Millennium's Must-See TV

How '30 Rock' reshaped the sitcom for the digital age

BY ALEKSANDER CHAN

Jogging Toward March

SXSW Film announces opening night film, Texas Film Hall of Fame picks 2013 inductees

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Broken City

Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe mix it up in this mystery thriller directed by Allen Hughes.

A Haunted House

Marlon Wayans spoofs Paranormal Activity.

The Last Stand

Arnold Schwarzenegger plunges back into acting in this full-bore action vehicle helmed by the South Korean director Kim Jee-Woon.

Mama

Jessica Chastain stars in this spook tale that's rife with unsettling atmosphere.

Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola

A greedy businessman aims to convert his village's farms into a modern shopping center in this Bollywood romantic comedy with a political bent.

Mumbai Mirror

In this Bollywood film, powerful and corrupt club owners have dubious connections with the Mumbai police.

Rust and Bone

The unlikely relationship between two damaged souls is made deeply palpable by the stunning performances of Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard and rising star Matthias Schoenaerts.

Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu

This new Telugu film tells a story of brotherly rivalry.
arts & culture

Theatre Thinker

In the online dialogue about the art of the stage, Travis Bedard is a star

BY DAN SOLOMON

Studio Visits: William Heath (aka Billy Beasty)

In an Eastside home, a consummate collaborator lives with the detritus of spectacular gestures

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Invisible, Inc.

The Hidden Room Theatre's impressive new show is both a play about magic and a performance of magic

Elizabeth: Heart of a King

Lorella Loftus' ambitious new bio-play boasts strong performances by the three women portraying the Virgin Queen

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Yefim Bronfman

Yefim Bronfman played his way through the expansive territory of Brahms with masterful command
columns

After a Fashion: Hobnobbing

So, where should Your Style Avatar cram all these daisies he was supposed to be pushing up by now?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER

January's bustin' out all over

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Quirky coffee shop has more than a good cup o' joe

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Contagion

Sick people suck

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Former Aztex Kekuta Manneh looks to go high in MLS SuperDraft, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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