April 12, 2013

Gary Miller

Volume 32, Number 33

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news

Meet the AISD Bonds

A thumbnail introduction to the $890 million bond package on the May 11 ballot

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Getting Googled

On the road to high speed paradise, hurry up ... and wait

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Surrendering Power

Council is poised to give up control of Austin Energy, no matter how you feel about it

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Lege Lines

BY JORDAN SMITH AND AMY SMITH

Headlines

PUD Proposal Wins Few Friends

Developers of proposed condo seek a zoning change to allow a height of 96 feet at Riverside and Lamar project

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council: Who Rules AE?

Austin Energy governance is the big item on this week's agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

A Stealth Dorm's Stealthy Victory

Construction finally begins at 1917 David St.

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

City's Urban Ag Effort Struggles to Take Root

Bureaucracy may be reason for program's stunted growth

BY MIKE KANIN

It's Official: Google Fiber Is Coming to Austin

Austin will be second city in nation to host ultrafast network

BY BRANDON WATSON

Ronnie Threadgill Files Last Appeal to Supremes

Ronnie Threadgill Attempts a Last Second Appeal to Supremes

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Scientists discover the obvious

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Communication Breakdown

Does the closure of HausBar Farms spell trouble for the urban farming movement?

BY ANNA TOON

Food Events

April 11-17

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Feeling a strong connection to the past at Texas Foodways' historic locales

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Cover 3

Sports bar's only gimmick is good food
music

On the Bus Again

On the eve of turning 80, Willie Nelson's still calling the tune

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Golden Years Wagoneers

Wagoneers ready a resurgence

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Quiet Company

A Dead Man on My Back: Shine Honesty Revisited

Mel Kadel/((sounder))

Mel Kadel

Wayne Hancock

Ride

the Beaumonts

Where Do You Want It?

Creationists

Holy Wisdom

The Saint James Society

Bab(a / y)lon Rising

Bill Baird

Spring Break of the Soul
screens

On the Scene With Cine Las Americas

The festival director talks about finding international emerging voices and programming in the age of piracy

BY DAN SOLOMON

The Austin Jewish Film Festival Reaches Out

From homophobia to 'Hava Nagila,' these 21 features cross boundaries and borders

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

The Many Faces of Janus

AFS Essential Cinema series presents a wild lineup

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Baadshah

Action, romance, comedy, and thrills abound in this new Telugu film.

Chashme Baddoor

In this Bollywood comedy remake, three male friends and roommates fall in love with the same woman.

42

Jackie Robinson's story is told as a socially conscious moral tale about the malevolence of segregation.

Ginger & Rosa

The personal becomes political in Sally Potter's story about a girl who comes of age in England during the early Sixties.

The Place Beyond the Pines

A melodrama, multigenerational epic, heist film, and motorcycle-fetish movie are all rolled into one in this Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper headliner.

The Sapphires

Exuberant but fairly formulaic, this Australian film is a backstage story about an all-girl singing group from the outback in the Sixties.

Settai

This Tamil comedy of errors is a remake of the 2011 Hindi blockbuster Delhi Belly.

To the Wonder

Terrence Malick makes a swift return to our screens with this evocative story about the stages of love.

Trance

Danny Boyle's film swerves unevenly between moods and motivations, from heist film to psychosexual thriller, and dreamy logic to amped-up action.
arts & culture

Taste the Hybrids

Fusebox Festival 2013 serves up more toothsome mash-ups of art, food, tech, and space

BY ROBERT FAIRES

line upon line percussion

Austin ensemble brings epic percussion work 'Erewhon' to North America

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

An Obviously Foggot

Bastion Carboni's new play is a confrontational mess, but it's vital in its commentary on bigotry within gay communities

Fit for a King: J.S. Bach's Musical Offering

La Follia's well-crafted program of music by Bach exposed the energetic and dynamic Baroque spirit

'Kelly O'Connor: Last Resort'

Kelly O'Connor's exhibit gives visitors a chance to escape into a fractured version of mid-century Vacationland
columns

After a Fashion: The Report

Stephen's upgraded his assessment of the fight of his life

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

LoveBomb! (the fundraiser for QueerBomb), a coupla gay plays, a rainbow cutting, balls on fire, and more

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Handmade candy since 1939

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

The Luv Doc: Nowhere to Poo

People can be so judgmental

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Austin Aztex announce 2013 preseason schedule, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Texas Rollergirls Doubleheader

Potential flat-track Roller Derby championship matchup

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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