July 5, 2013

Jason Stout

Volume 32, Number 45

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features

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

2 Girls 8 Cups

We threw down a formal challenge to see if the Goodetime Gals mixology team could turn our unthinkable shit into drinkable shinola

BY KATE X MESSER, JESSI CAPE, NINA HERNANDEZ AND SARA REIHANI

news

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

Who Says You're Drunk?

Bars and bartenders may help you tie one on – but they're also expected to cut you off just this side of 'intoxication'

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Quality of Life for All

Everybody does better when everybody does better

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Anne McAfee Stands With Women

Activist recovering after taking ill at historic filibuster

BY AMY SMITH

Lege Lines

The 83rd session keeps rolling

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Special Assembly

Thousands rally at the Capitol

BY JORDAN SMITH

White Lodging: Wage Dispute Prevails ... 'Til August

Absent Bill Spelman, Council punts the issue

BY MIKE KANIN

Oak Creek Village Strikes a New Deal

Developers, tenants, and city pleased with agreement

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council: Plenty More Where That Came From

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD: No Partner Benefits ... for Now

District says decision is a delay not a reversal

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Density Bonus Program 'Interim' No More

Council takes wait-and-see approach

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

The Hightower Report

Flagging the lies of Big Oil's frackers on the 4th of July

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

The Spirit – and Spirits – of '76

Mr. Smarty Pants knows America's alcohol history

BY R.U. STEINBERG

His Cup Runneth Over

Tipsy Texan David Alan is having the time of his life

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Downtown's Micheladas has much to offer – including no wait

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

July 4-10

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

Liquid Black Licorice

Jägermeister and music go together like clubbing and hangovers

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback

Octopus Project returns – with vocals! Plus, inside the foliage at Austin City Limits.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

the National

Trouble Will Find Me

Tomasz Stanko

Wislawa

Kurt Vile

Wakin on a Pretty Daze

Black Sabbath

13

Queens of the Stone Age

...Like Clockwork

Daft Punk

Random Access Memories

Julieta Venegas

Los Momentos
screens

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

Diaries of 'The Beer Diaries'

Two guys, 12 episodes, and more lucky circumstances than you can count

BY JOEY KEETON

Everything I Need to Know About Drinking I Learned From Hollywood

Relying on TV and film for drinking tips

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

Despicable Me 2

Gru exchanges supervillainy for domesticity in this sequel, although the Minions are still the animated film's best selling point.

The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger is a Western without a compass.

20 Feet From Stardom

This film is an extended hosanna to an undersung artist, the backup singer, and what a joyful noise it makes.

Unfinished Song

Vanessa Redgrave and Terence Stamp bring vitality to their roles in film otherwise filled with cliches about aging and the curative power of singing your heart out.
arts & culture

DRINK DRANK DRUNK

Drama & Tonic

Why Austin theatres are adding mixed drinks to the mix, offstage and on

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Acting Tipsy

Local thespians reveal how they tackle the challenge of playing drunk onstage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Jomama Jones: Radiate'

The Seventies soul diva has left her Swiss goats to shine for us onstage once more

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Holier Than Thou

Poison Apple Initiative's show draws reality TV and religion together in a thoughtful, thought-provoking way

Triumph of Love

Austin Playhouse's take on this chamber musical features a wealth of talent, but the staging is static

Lifelike

Shit gets real at the Blanton's new exhibit
columns

After a Fashion: A Stitch In Time

Fort Lonesome will not be lonely for long

BY STEPHEN MACMILLAN MOSER

Gay Place

That kitten Jomama's a bad... shut-yo-mouf

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Learn about the earliest people in the Americas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law: Boating Laws and Night WaterSkiing

Boating Laws and Night Water Skiing

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Five Drinks That Changed My Life

The safest policy when drinking is to make drinking your sole activity

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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