March 1, 2013

Volume 32, Number 27

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news

SXSWedu: A Conference and a Festival ... Times Two

Conference executive producer Ron Reed is hoping that the education-centered gathering will get top grades from attendees

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Government by Panic

The 'sequester' says more about our politics than our economy

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: In the Bag

The question you won't hear in Austin anymore: 'paper or plastic?'

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Night Bikes: First Step to 24-Hour Trails?

Council approves overnight bike use of city trails

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

A Whopping Bond and a New Eastside Plan ... at High Speed

AISD board just misses a billion dollar bond, races to fix Eastside High

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Will the Lege Save Texas Schools?

Pro-public education rally drew thousands from across the state

Jockeying for Judge

Dem race for Travis County judge down to two and holding

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Occupies 'Occupy': A Half-Dozen Infiltrators?

Questions remain on the extent of APD surveillance

BY JORDAN SMITH

Will Senate Restore Women's Health Care Funds?

Ranking Senate Republican favors more funding for women's health

BY JORDAN SMITH

Hightower Report: In Battling Corporate Greed, Tenacity Matters

Activism pushes major corporations to support food labeling law

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Concierges Make the Call

Seasoned hotel vets share their insider knowledge

BY GRACIE SALEM AND JESSI CAPE

Food-o-File

A roundup of this week's food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Feb. 28-March 9

Food Reviews

Verona: A Neighborhood Restaurant in Search of a Neighborhood

Verona owner knows how to take care of customers
music

Orbiting SXSW

Return of the Secaucus 7? Try the arrival of a SXSW septet: Dana Falconberry, Shakey Graves, The Eastern Sea, My Jerusalem, Black Pistol Fire, The Preservation, and The Boxing Lesson.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, ABBY JOHNSTON, JIM CALIGIURI, AUSTIN POWELL, CHASE HOFFBERGER AND LUKE WINKIE

Playback: ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! ¡Cuatro!

SXSW Music begins coming into focus

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Thanks for the Memories

'Chronicle' staff past and present on 20 years of covering SXSW Film

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

Smart Growth

Reflecting on 20 years of South by Southwest Interactive Festivals

BY MONICA RIESE

Texas Stars Twinkle on the Small Screen

Television used to be where actors were put out to pasture; for these Texas Film Hall of Fame honorees, it's tall cotton.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

'Dazed and Confused' and Together Again

After 20 years, the gang reunites for induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame

BY MARGARET MOSER

Film Reviews

Dark Skies

Aliens mess with a suburban family's peace of mind in this unsettling, slow-burn thriller.

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga

Werner Herzog focuses on Siberian fur trappers in his latest documentary.

Jack the Giant Slayer

Despite a terrific cast, intelligent direction, and state-of-the-art special effects, this fairy tale's gigantic shoes remain unfilled.

Kai Po Che

In this Boillywood film, three male friends and cricket devotees try to open a sports academy for kids.

Koch

The subject of this documentary is the colorful, former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch.

Phantom

This submarine thriller stars Ed Harris as the Russian ship's commander and David Duchovny as the head of a rogue KGB group.

A Place at the Table

The issue of hunger in America is on the menu in this stirring documentary.
arts & culture

Matchmaking Masterworks

Drawing from alumni collections, the Blanton pairs great works of art in intriguing ways

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visits: Kevin Muñoz

Art and graphic design meet in a windowless East Austin studio

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

'Concerto Laguna'

AMOA-Arthouse's Spring Sound series unleashes the music of the shores

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

A Steady Rain

A Chick & a Dude Productions keeps this drama of Chicago beat cops challenging and engaging from start to finish

Beauty Is the Best Priest: Short Plays of the Harlem Renaissance

Despite some flaws, this ACC Department of Drama production provides valuable insight into the Harlem Renaissance

Interior Landscape of the Emotional Mind

Chaddick Dance Theater stages vignettes throughout Ballet Austin's home, but they don't quite connect
columns

After a Fashion

There's a new place in town for well-heeled gents on a budget

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: South Bi Gay Bi

Bedpost, Viva, and 'Get Out of My Crotch' highlight this last week before SXSW madness

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Historic chapel on the Rio Grande

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Ditch the Ex

You shouldn't have to lose all your friends just because you're no longer bumping uglies with one of them

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Longhorns complete their spring exhibitions this Saturday, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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