Feb. 1, 2013

Volume 32, Number 23

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news

The Road to 10-1

The City Council districting destination is settled. Is anybody driving the bus?

BY MIKE KANIN AND ELIZABETH PAGANO

Point Austin: Governor Oops! Again

Perry's vision of Texas rests on willful blindness

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Loophole Development Code?

Lobbyists may get a crack at rewriting land-use regs

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Council Split on How – and When – to Fund Housing

City scrambles to finance what voters rejected

BY MIKE KANIN

Council: Time for a Beer

A short but packed agenda for this week's Council

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD: Board Approves Sex Segregation

AISD board approves three single-sex schools on Eastside

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Coalition to Push for Women's Health

A group of heavy-hitters steps up to the plate

BY JORDAN SMITH

Disquiet Over Amphitheatres

Neighbors had hoped code changes would put the kibosh on neighboring amphitheatre

BY AMY SMITH

Judges Want to Overhaul Indigent Defense

County judges move to reform criminal defense practice

BY JORDAN SMITH

LCRA Wins One

A judge has ruled that LCRA didn't breach its contract with wholesale rates

BY MIKE KANIN

LegeLines

Hightower Report: The Joke of 'Corporate Governance'

One CEO has seen his pay cut in half ... to $11.5 million

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sustainable Beer

The secret about sustainable brewing is that it exists.

BY IVY LE

Food Reviews

Clark's Oyster Bar

The folks behind Perla's offer fancy seafood, a casual vibe, and an adventurous wine list

Food-o-File

In praise of the pop-up, plus closings, openings, and rumor-mongerings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Meal Times February 1-7

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

While My Ukulele Gently Weeps

Get ready to see a lot more ukuleles

BY LUKE WINKIE

Playback

Emo's stays indie. For now.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Carrie Rodriguez

Give Me All You Got

the Reivers

Second Story

Dale Watson

El Rancho Azul

Girling

Songs About Friends

Aimee Bobruk

/ ba.'brook /

Sweet Talk

Pickup Lines

OBN III's

OBN III's

Obscured by Echoes

Black Matter Manifesto
screens

Breaking out of the Film Fest Box

After a festival run, indie movies used to die on the vine. Video-on-demand is changing that.

BY DAN SOLOMON

Happy Accidents

How going with her gut got producer Cori Stern an Oscar nom and her zombie comedy into multiplexes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Sun Sets on the Big 'Dance

Sundance ends with acquisitions and accolades for Austin filmmakers

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

SXSW Film Announces Lineup

We can't tell you what we know, but we can tease you with it

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Bullet to the Head

Sylvester Stallone is back – the action is loud and pulpy, the quips are ever-ready, and the cycle is unbroken.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

The titular siblings turn bounty hunters after a traumatic childhood incident with an oven.

Movie 43

This raunchy collection of short films drew A-list talent behind and in front of the camera.

Parker

Action star Jason Statham plays the latest screen version of Donald E. Westlake's master thief Parker.

Race 2

Bollywood action film.

Stand Up Guys

The film stars Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, and Alan Arkin as a trio of petty crooks who reunite postretirement to settle some old scores and rediscover the meaning of friendship.

Vishwaroopam (Tamil)

This controversial Tollywood film that's banned in Tamil presents a maze of events which lead to the discovery of a fictional terrorist cell in New York City.

Vishwaroopam (Telugu)

see above

Warm Bodies

Last time in the director’s chair, Jonathan Levine made the feel-good cancer movie 50/50; now he's back with a clever and heartfelt zombie rom-com.
arts & culture

Letting Go, With 'Peace'

Champion for new plays Suzan Zeder closes her career at UT with a new drama of her own

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Texas Photo Roundup

Austin photography icon Dan Winters headlines three-day confab for photo pros

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fusebox Festival

2013 lineup features Deborah Hay dance, line upon line percussion, Peat Duggins, and the return of Action Hero

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Greatness

Which of Austin's arty geeks will take the title in this new live game show?

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Little Mother

Despite lovely shadow puppetry and a sensual score, this tale of an anguished couple feels incomplete

Gruesome Playground Injuries

Kelsey Kling makes a distinguished directorial debut with Rajiv Joseph's gem of a love story

Gods and Idols

Though rough, Jason Rainey's ambitious, funny exploration of faith is something to believe in

Going Postal

This tale of a wayward letter is best when the talk stops and the players just dance

West Side Terri

Terri Mowrey's solo show is a vivacious love letter to West Side Story and how movies move us
columns

Oops!

After a Fashion: Target Shooting

Roosevelt Cevallos has a reeeeally big shoe

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

The Gay Place

Performance and visual art take center stage

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Contemplating art and sipping wine in Johnson City

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Stuck with the Bill

$30 for a glass of water and a dinner salad?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

AMSOIL Arenacross

National arenacross tour hits Cedar Park

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex season tickets on sale, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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