June 21, 2013

Volume 32, Number 43

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Range War at the Dobie Ranch

A bulldozer's intrusion onto 'enchanted' property uncovers the struggles of UT's historic retreat for writers

BY AMY GENTRY

Point Austin: In Defense of Women's Rights

The GOP does battle for a government of men, not laws

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Swimming Upstream

Families' access to city pools depends on where they live

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Cuts Fee Waivers to Marriott Builder; Labor Groups File Workplace Complaints

Labor rights groups stop playing nice

BY MIKE KANIN

Taco Tower Project on Council's Plate

The Taco PUD wins divided blessing of Planning Commission

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council Preview: What Can We Afford?

Council takes on affordable housing, downtown development, and helicopters

BY MICHAEL KING

Perry's Vexing Vetoes

Perry kills 24 more bills

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Redistricting Maps Head to House

New maps likely to draw court challenges

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Texas Poised to Hit 500th Execution

Texas is on the eve of its 500th execution since death penalty reinstatement

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Mad Men: Senate Votes to Impose New Abortion Limits

Senate GOP votes to impose new abortion limits

BY JORDAN SMITH

EUC Trio to Council: Take This Volunteer Job and Shove It

Three commissioners quit, citing Council and city management's lack of support and cooperation

BY MIKE KANIN

The Hightower Report: The Class of 2013 Seems to Get It

Civilization is what we make happen

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Work in Progress

There's room for improvement at Freedmen's

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Zhi on Ice

Zhi Tea rolls out signature iced tea blends for summer

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Wine of the Week

Luxurious winemaker Amici Cellars also offers a couple of steals under $20

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

The restorative powers of pie, an urban farm code update, and Qui closing in fast

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 20-26
music

Twisting by the Pool

Music on the printed page as opposed to a festival stage

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: In a New York State of Mind

Mother Falcon hits Gotham, Not in the Face sears Vancouver, and Black Joe Lewis comes home

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Society Pages

Reading the next chapter of the Austin Film Society's playbook

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What the Hell Happened at Austinist?

Local site dramatically changes direction after NYC overhaul

BY DAN SOLOMON

Who Highlights the Highlighter?

Local meetup puts faces to crowdfunding campaigns

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola relates this true-life crime story about Hollywood teens who boosted things from celebrities' homes so they could walk a mile in their Louboutons.

Monsters University

This sequel is a prequel about the school days of the future Monsters, Inc. employees, Sulley and Mike.

Much Ado About Nothing

With Shakespearean language tripping off their contemporary tongues, the actors are more than game for Joss Whedon's informal, black-and-white take on this classic comedy.

Pandora's Promise

Bringing a fresh voice to an old controversy, this documentary argues that nuclear power is the true green energy.

World War Z

This bio-disaster movie with zombies and Brad Pitt is smart and ambitious, even if it doesn't break the mold.
arts & culture

Cloudy With a Chance of Winik

Marion Winik navigates the single life in 'Highs in the Low Fifties'

BY MONICA RIESE

Studio Visits: Bethany Johnson

In a sharply divided two-room studio, Bethany Johnson slowly works herself out of a rut

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Andy Kindler

The 'comedian's comedian' returns to explain just why you didn't laugh at his last joke

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Shipwrecked!

The script for Penfold Theatre's latest outdoor production has its flaws, but what the company does with it is great

Gold Show / Rose Show

This program of films and dances by choreographers Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz invigorated the senses

'Constructed Landscapes'

Seher Shah's collection best if viewed through one's own eyes first
columns

After a Fashion: The Jewelry Vault

Stephen's got a brand new bag, and it has some local landmarks on it

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Oops!

Gay Place: DJ JD

From Margaret Wright and Prince, to Magnifico, Minor Mishap, and Ladyhawke, this is one gay music week. Oh, yeah, and JD Samson.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Angry farmers sparked the name of this Texas town

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Smells Like the Last Date

You can't trust your nose - even though you probably should

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Anarchy Championship Wrestling

American Joshi Queen of Queens Tournament

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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