March 29, 2013

Volume 32, Number 31

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news

One Man's SXSW ... Times 4

Our intrepid correspondent wanders through all four Festivals – and lives to write about it

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Occupying Occupy

APD undercover debacle embarrassed itself, and Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Fight or Flight

Council tries to find balance between developers, enviros, and the Lege

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Wrangling Over Housing Tax Credits

Travis County Commissioners to revisit a housing finance scheme

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Lege Lines

School financing, school accountability, beer, redistricting, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Women's Coalition Wins Fed Health Funding

Group says it can serve a greater number of women with the available funds

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council: Everything Old Is New Again

Council considers the East Riverside Corridor, Downtown Austin, and Barton Springs

BY MICHAEL KING

Execution Assembly Line Gets Rolling

12 executions are currently scheduled through July

BY JORDAN SMITH

New Documents Contradict Regnerus' Claims on Gay Parenting Study

Emails reveal close collaboration between Regnerus and Witherspoon Institute

BY BRANDON WATSON

Hightower Report: DHS: Bullish on bullets

DHS stockpiles enough bullets for a 20-year war

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Place to Taste

How Austin Eastciders and Argus Cidery hope on-site tasting rooms will bring the cider community together

BY MARGARET SHUGART

I O Ranch Lamb

Former cattle man Jeff Ruyle on why he made the switch to sheep

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

Virginia's got meat on her mind

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

This book on American wine is accurate, insightful, and on target

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Russian House

Nightclub meets little-old-lady quaint at the delicious, ambitious Russian House
music

The Prodigy & the Prodigal

Sons of the Fathers Beck & Cauthen ally beyond neo-Americana

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Playback: G.O.A.T. Goes Viral

The God of All Texas might get your G.O.A.T.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Mondo's Big Picture

Gallery's huge success belies the company's humble beginnings, but like the art within, you have to see it up close

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

So 'Wrong,' but So Right

Quentin Dupieux on plots, puzzles, and police

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Straight to (Digital) Video

Devolver Digital Films focuses on new avenues to viewers

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Himmatwala

In this Bollywood action romance, a son returns to his village to avenge his father's shame – but things get complicated.

Language of a Broken Heart

Actor/writer/co-producer Juddy Talt fashions a tale about a romance writer who's unlucky in love, and filmed it largely in Dallas.

No

Gael García Bernal stars in this lo-fi drama about the role advertising played in the ouster of the Chilean despot, General Pinochet.

Wrong

Quentin Dupieux, the director of Rubber, is back with another film brimming with encounters with the bizarre and surreal.
arts & culture

Mother-Daughter Dance

Anuradha Naimpally and Purna Bajekal are of two generations, but they share one timeless tradition

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Texas Young Composers Concert

For the third time, the Austin Symphony gives Texas composers under 18 a chance to be heard

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Mad Beat Hip & Gone

Playwright Steven Dietz takes Austin on the road with Kerouac and Cassady – sort of

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Funniest Person in Austin 2013

Cap City Comedy Club launches its biggest joke-slinging competition yet on the funniest day of the year

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

'Sonya Berg'

In her show at Tiny Park Gallery, Berg's painted-over photographic collages vividly, beautifully, redefine art

The Elementals: Earth

Vortex Repertory Company's ritualistic celebration of earth may make you want to dig your toes into the dirt

Slowgirl

Hyde Park Theatre transports us to Costa Rica's jungle for an awkward but affecting meeting of uncle and niece
columns

Gay Place: Two-Party Parties

Look for political party parties toward the end of the week

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion: Entertainers

What's between DIFFA and Austin Fashion Week? Your Style Avatar

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Day Trips

Pageant revived after 10 year hiatus

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Got Filth?

The LuvDoc offers up solid advice for planners

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Rollergirls

It's a flat-track Roller Derby doubleheader

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

Extreme conditions for U.S. soccer matches

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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