April 26, 2013

Volume 32, Number 35

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news

Happy Times ... in Moderation

City budget preview projects strong economy, careful spending

BY MICHAEL KING

The 'Chronicle' Endorsements

May 11 AISD Bond Election

Point Austin: What Should Lehmberg Do?

Whatever her decision, she's earned her own mind

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Razing History

Old home set for demolition to make way for parking lot

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Eastside Partner Search Narrows To Two Contenders

Johns Hopkins and American Institutes for Research are top candidates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Growing Pains

HausBar dispute shadows city's urban farms

BY ANNA TOON

Council: Still Pondering Austin Energy

AE Governance still the big issue

BY MICHAEL KING

One Step Closer to Preventing Wrongful Convictions

Measure gets nod on House floor

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lehmberg: Jail and Aftermath

Video footage from D.A.'s booking not as sensational as expected

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lege Lines

Texas Lottery, Rainy Day Fund, water, education, payday lenders, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Gagging on ag-gag laws

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Gypsy Grove Foods

Julia Deisler turns a passion for home cooking into a profitable business

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Home's A Brewin': Craft Pride

New Rainey Street bar serves only Texas craft beer and bacon

BY IVY LE

Food-O-File

Austin chefs turn up the heat on reality TV, plus restaurant openings on the horizon

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

April 25-May 2

Food Reviews

Cafe Josie Changes It Up

New ownership at an old fave
music

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2013

99th Floor

Austin Psych Fest boldly goes where no local music trip's gone before.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Record Reviews

Tamaryn

Tender New Signs

the Soft Moon

Zeros

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Specter at the Feast

Black Bananas

Rad Times XPress IV

Os Mutantes

Fool Metal Jack

Deerhunter

Monomania

the Laurels

Plains

Goat

World Music

the Growlers

Hung at Heart

Clinic

Free Reign II

Austin Psych Fest Album Primer

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Playback: Austin Psych Fest Peaks

The sixth annual Austin Psych Fest preps for a peak head trip

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Clear As 'Mud'

Writer/director Jeff Nichols dishes the dirt on his third feature

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

King of the Hill

It's lights, camera, action for the Hill Country Film Festival

BY JESSI CAPE

Get the Green Light

Producer Sarah Green is a rare breed

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Nothing Mini About It

Blue Starlight Mini Urban Drive-In breaks in its big new digs this weekend

BY ALEKSANDER CHAN

Film Flam

The latest on 'Star Wars,' Drafthouse, and Kickstarter

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

The Company You Keep

Members of the Weather Underground resurface in this contemporary thriller directed by Robert Redford.

Disconnect

This mawkish, preachy picture about technophobia has already dated itself.

Filly Brown

A young, Latina hip-hop artist gets a shot at a record contract only if she is willing to compromise her ideals.

Graceland

Ron Morales’ hostage thriller is a fluorescent-lit tour of the city’s seedy underbelly.

Home Run

A pro ballplayer with a substance-abuse problem goes back home for rehab, and finds Christian redemption by coaching a Little League team.

Mud

Hypermasculine yet soulfully romantic, this coming of age story with thriller elements stars Matthew McConaughey.

Pain & Gain

One of the dirty secrets of modern American filmmaking is what a skilled director Michael Bay really is.
arts & culture

MOONTOWER COMEDY & ODDITY FESTIVAL PREVIEW

A Lot of Chatter

Things change, but Janeane Garofalo still loves to stand up on a stage and talk

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Both Sides Going for Her

Inside Amy Schumer, there's still plenty of teenage girl, but there's also a highly focused comic

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

A Cool Job

Twenty-five years into a comedy career, Todd Barry doesn't take laughs for granted

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Stuck in the Middle

With Julie Goldman, how butch is too butch? How rough is too rough?

BY KATE X MESSER

Blazers, Brunch, and Sex Shops

These are a few of Janine Brito's favorite things

BY AMY GENTRY

Southern Comfort

Mary Patterson makes fun of her 'rich girl' background

BY AMY GENTRY

'Telling' the Truth

Austin veterans perform their pasts to bridge the civilian-military divide

BY ROBYN ROSS

Austin Lyric Opera

What the 'Faust' – an opera with a nightclub scene?

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

West Austin Studio Tour

The second WEST provides a journey of creative wonders

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Austin Is a Place (You Are Here)

Theatre En Bloc experiments with telling the story of our city's growth but fails to be specific about it

Urinetown: The Musical

Texas State University's delightful staging showed off all the strengths of its musical theatre program

Roots and Wings

The works in Dance Repertory Theatre's spring program proved unexpectedly timely in a week of unrest and anxiety
columns

After a Fashion

Stephen reminisces and plays "No, you!" "Oh no, you!" with Daniel Esquivel

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

Volleyballin' it, on the court and on the big screen

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Sweet and sticky tradition goes back to 1915

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Obnoxious, Whiny Creatures

It’s a rare human being who has the love and patience to gently and compassionately guide a child into responsible adulthood

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Stars Playoffs

No. 1 seed Stars host Admirals

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

Aztex prep for season, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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