June 14, 2013

Volume 32, Number 42

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features

THE FOOD ISSUE

The Food Issue

Exploring Austin's growing reputation as a foodie town and an urban farming hub.

First Plates

Critics favorites of 2013
news

THE FOOD ISSUE

Keeping the Lights on at Casa de Luz

The iconic Austin eating-and-meeting place dearly wants to continue pursuing its macrobiotic mission – but can't quite seem to comply with public safety codes

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Point Austin: An Institutional Failure

The Carter verdict does not exonerate the APD

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: White Lodging's Steal of a Deal

What part of 'prevailing wage ordinance' do you not understand?

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

THE FOOD ISSUE

SNAP Decision: Starve the Poor

Cuts would impact Texans in need

BY ANNA TOON

'Fighting For, Not Against' Eastside

Now the turnaround work begins on troubled campus

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Carter Trial: Jury Clears APD Officer

Deliberations begin after passionate closing arguments

BY JORDAN SMITH

LCRA Treads Water in Dry Times

The LCRA emerged from the 83rd relatively unscathed, but still no one is particularly happy

BY MIKE KANIN

Lege Lines: The Score

How the 83rd did on water infrastructure, the budget, education, the environment, and transportation

BY BRANDON WATSON

Perry Expands the Call

Governor adds transportation, abortion, and minimum sentencing to special session

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Champions of Breakfast for Kids

Governor signs legislation to provide breakfast for thousands of Texas children

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hightower Report: She'll Be Gone, but Her Spirit Will Linger

Michele Bachmann promises to 'keep our country from becoming'

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

THE FOOD ISSUE

The Q&A Hole

Austin chefs field questions about the weirdest thing they ever ate and the trends they want 86'ed

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Food-O-File

Remembering Jill Lewis, co-founder of Austin Slow Burn and a true friend

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 14-20

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

THE FOOD ISSUE

Eat to the Beat

Gotta break eggs to make a musician omelet

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Later Chumps!

Chumps say, 'So long, sucker,' while Trent Reznor says hello to Explosions in the sky.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Slaid Cleaves

Still Fighting the War

Candace Bellamy

In My Lane

Hot Club of Cowtown

Rendezvous in Rhythm

Erin Ivey

Dreamy Weather

Austin Lounge Lizards

Home and Deranged

Dupree

Nuestro Camino

Piñata Protest

El Valiente

Brazos

Saltwater
screens

THE FOOD ISSUE

There Will Be Food

Austin's film catering gurus learn how to make do in a changing industry. Spoiler alert: The answer is never pizza.

BY JEFF WINKLER

Apps and Entrées

Austin-centric food apps deliver

BY JESSI CAPE

Nü Food

Turns out the food replicators from 'Star Trek' weren't so far-fetched

BY MONICA RIESE AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Film Reviews

The East

This crypto-thriller that explores moral grounds before turning gauzy is the latest film from Sound of My Voice's Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij.

Man of Steel

This new Superman flies without a lot of emotional baggage, which is mostly a good thing though the character could stand a bit more dramatic heft.

Midnight's Children

Salman Rushdie wrote the screenplay for this film, which is based on his Booker Prize-winning novel about the children who were born at the exact hour of India's independence in 1947.

This Is the End

Be mindful when partying at James Franco's house: You could get stuck there for the apocalypse with Seth Rogen and Co.
arts & culture

THE FOOD ISSUE

Emerging Foodscapes

Austin restaurants get serious about design

BY RACHEL FEIT

A Strange Object in the Fourth Dimension

Tesseract marries literature, film, music, and interactivity

BY AMY GENTRY

Galaxy Dance Studios

Can Lorn MacDougal save South Lamar's movement space?

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

The Lieutenant of Inishmore

There's plenty of blood in Capital T Theatre's staging, but also plenty of laughs and plenty to think about

Double Step

In this program of work by Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Kate Warren, the seriousness of the dancers was never in doubt

Something Lost

This group exhibition organized by Phil LaDeau lets UT artists redefine loss
columns

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 4

With the consent of the governed, the United States government has gone rogue and violated international law

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

After a Fashion

Is this a turn of the page or an entire new chapter?

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place: AGL + AGL

The AGLs are on benders this week.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Exhibit explores history of altered photographs

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Sugar Tit

Are you living in the Burger King's Castle?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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