Feb. 8, 2013

Volume 32, Number 24

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A Failure to Communicate

AISD's community outreach needs to go back to school

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Busy Being Born ...

Leffingwell celebrates Austin and its future

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Labor Reps Target Marriott

Construction workers say they're getting stiffed on wages at city-backed project

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Council: Raise Your Hand If You're Running for Mayor

It's impossible to ignore Council members' political aspirations

BY MIKE KANIN

Council: We Like Everybody, Except ...

City Council takes on zoning, hiking, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

TEDxAustin: Fearless Ideas Wrangled Here

This year's attendees will engage in 'participatory theatre'

BY ARI PHILLIPS

Lege Lines

Committees, school finance, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Twitter Abuzz Over Texas Women's Health

BY MONICA RIESE

Dietz Rules Against School Finance System

Judge rules school finance unconstitutional

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Outlawing Exposés of Factory Farm Horrors

"Ag gag" bill would classify exposing factory farm abuses as terrorism

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Supper Club Love

Austin's supper clubs and Valentine's Day go together like chocolate and red wine

BY JESSI CAPE AND GRACIE SALEM

Food Events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Austin's DIY spirit invigorates the LongHouse Food Revival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Gourdough's Public House

Gourdough's Public House wins hearts and minds, one big, fat doughnut at a time
music

The Bandera Way

Scenes from a marriage in four acts.

BY MARGARET MOSER

Phases & Stages

Rage Against the Machine

XX

Death

Spiritual Healing

Ancient VVisdom

Deathlike

Bloody Hammers

Bloody Hammers

Corrosion of Conformity

Eye for an Eye

Ensiferum

Unsung Heroes

Graveyard

Lights Out

Mother of God

Anthropos

Neurosis

Honor Found in Decay

Therion

Les Fleurs du Mal

Venomous Maximus

Beg Upon the Light

Year of the Goat

Angel's Necropolis
screens

Gang of Four

Kyle Henry's 'Fourplay' fights expectations about what sex should look like onscreen

BY BRANDON WATSON

How'd He Do?

AFS Doc Nights: 'Koch'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Inside Austin's Recent Gaming Shake-ups

Lots of layoffs, but a Nation of Indies rises from the ashes

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

SXSW Film Announces Midnighters, Shorts

U.S. premiere of Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem' among after-dark selections

Film Reviews

Fourplay

These four stories of unabashed sexual intimacy are often funny, sometimes poignant, always unconventional and playfully erotic.

Identity Thief

Melissa McCarthy is a comic storm system to Jason Bateman's straight man in this latest variation on the road trip from hell.

Kadal

In this Bollywood drama, a Christian boy and Brahmin girl get trapped on the high seas and fall in love, far from the sectarian strife onshore.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animation

A dog in Eden, Maggie Simpson in an Ayn Rand daycare center, and creative guacamole making are some of the ideas conjured in this collection.

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action

Childhood, aging, and geographic diversity are common themes in these dramas from around the world.

Side Effects

Jagged turns and sinuous style are the mark of Steven Soderbergh's taut drama, which stars the very well-cast Rooney Mara and Jude Law.
arts & culture

New Russian Drama Festival

Austin gets another taste of contemporary Russian drama, and so does actor Joey Hood

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visits: Carin Rodenborn

This Austin artist loves having her entire home serve as her studio

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

33 Variations

The script and cast keep this drama of Beethoven and a modern scholar a human story

Other Desert Cities

A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting

'DOOM II: Hell on Earth'

Scott Gelber's video installation will make you nostalgic for the early days of the Internet
columns

Letters at 3AM: The Revolution Will Be Printed

Digital fabrication will change the course of the future

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

After a Fashion: The DIFFA Difference

Your Style Avatar gets an invitation he can't refuse

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Rihanna and Beyoncé don't think you can handle this

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Follow the trail of a Comanche war chief

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law: The People's Law School – Learn the Law for Free

People's Law School

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: All Ears

How to combat mouth diarrhea

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Rollergirls

Flat-track Roller Derby season-opening doubleheader

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

The U.S. stumbles in World Cup Qualifying, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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