June 28, 2013

Volume 32, Number 44

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A Victory by the People

Filibuster, parliamentary gamesmanship kill abortion bill … for now

BY DAN SOLOMON

Exiled From Main Street

Can Austin's stock of affordable housing keep pace with high-speed growth?

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Point Austin: A Moment of Celebration

It's a long road, but we can walk it together

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Council's Version of Sine Die

Packed agenda address affordability, wages, waivers, and more

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

SCOTUS Punts on Fisher vs. UT, Lifts Part of Voting Rights Act

Two major rulings from the Supreme Court

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lege Lines

Rick Perry calls a second special session

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Methodist Youth Director Denied Ordination

Denomination says sexuality bars her from ministry

BY BRANDON WATSON

State Blackmail on Health Care Funds?

Texas may force providers to choose between Title X and state health care funds

BY JORDAN SMITH

Death Watch

Kimberly McCarthy becomes the 500th person executed since death penalty reinstated

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Take a spin with Ted

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Quote of the Week

food

Goat Revolution

Austin gets hip to the world's most consumed meat

BY JESSI CAPE

Home's A Brewin': Here's a Hophead a Newbie Can Drink With

Phil Vuong's continuing education

BY IVY LE

Food-O-File

Six jars of lard don't just grow on trees, you know

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 28-30

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Soto Sparkles

A multifaceted diamond tucked away in the suburbs

Austin Terrier

Looks like a sports bar, tastes like haute cuisine
music

Radio On

'Austin Music Minute' maven Laurie Gallardo takes her time on KUTX

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Major Frost

Who's Max Frost and how did the Austin native sign to Atlantic Records?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Danny Malone

Balloons

Scorpion Child

Scorpion Child

Carper Family

Old-Fashioned Gal

Chris Wall

El Western Motel

Delbert McClinton, Glen Clark

Blind, Crippled & Crazy

Walker Lukens

Devoted

Overseas

Overseas

Krypol Haze

Krypol Haze
screens

Weekdays at Bernie's

Film's best-known dead guy is alive and kicking in Austin

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Martial Arthouse

Dan Halsted brings five secret kung fu films to AFS

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Run Away With the Circus

AFS hosts big-top screenings at the Marchesa

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

A Band Called Death

A black proto-punk band from Detroit that wouldn't compromise on its name is unearthed in this music doc 35 years after recording their original demo tracks.

Dirty Wars

Journalist Jeremy Scahill investigates the stealth operations of JSOC - the Joint Special Operations Command, an elite military outfit that performs targeted kills at the administration's directive.

The Heat

In his follow-up to Bridesmaids, Paul Feig re-employs Melissa McCarthy and teams her with Sandra Bullock for a comedy about a mismatched law-enforcement duo.

A Hijacking

This psychologically tense Danish drama about modern-day piracy doesn't cater to cliches or sentimentality.

Raanjhanaa

This new Indian film is a Romeo-and-Juliet-styled romance.

Somm

Are sommeliers the "new rock stars of the food industry"?

White House Down

Roland Emmerich blows up the White House real good, so who cares if it doesn't all compute when you have Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx (as an Obama-ish prez) battling to become last men standing?
arts & culture

Your Austin Artist

In a changing city, Michael Anthony García embraces the changing roles of the visual art maker

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD

All Over Creation: Ode to Joy

In a week's worth of creative endeavors, delight proves illuminating

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Matney vs. Cancer – FIGHT!

Artists and supporters from across Austin's theatre community unite behind actor Robert Matney to KO the Big C

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Reefer Madness

With this wild musical spoof, Doctuh Mistuh delivers a bigger buzz than its Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

The Circus

Aerial theatre company Sky Candy was created to mount a show like this, but it juggles too much to be effective

Revel Solstice Festival

Revel inaugurated its contemporary chamber music festival with three programs offering music for everyone
columns

Gay Place: What A Riot

Bobcats get proud, plus another Stonewall commemoration

BY KATE X MESSER

After a Fashion: The Main Event

Your Style Avatar would look great sporting these parasols

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Letters at 3AM: The Patriot Edward Snowden

Edward Snowden is the American equivalent of the man who stood in front of that tank in Tiananmen Square

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

Museum honors World War II glider pilots

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Is Your Neighbor a Prostitute?

Unless you hear the sound of chain saws or the whinnies of horses, you probably don’t have anything to worry about

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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