July 12, 2013

Todd V. Wolfson

Volume 32, Number 46

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news

Event Horizon

As festivals, crowds, and expenses proliferate – is Austin approaching major event overload?

BY MIKE KANIN

Point Austin: Adios, Mofo

The governor's legacy of negligence and contempt

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: A Farr Vision For Colony Park

Chosen consultant vows to 'plan with the whole person in mind'

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

SB 1/HB 2: How a Lie Becomes a Law

GOP steamrolls through abortion bill vote

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lege Lines

More on the special session and a preview of the 2014 election

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Filibuster Fallout: The Gallery Arrests

After spending hours on crossword puzzles in the Senate gallery, an elderly woman gets cuffed

BY AMY GENTRY

Perry: Not Running for Governor in 2014

Greg Abbott expected to throw hat in the ring

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Union Leaders Butt Heads Over Insurance Costs

Low-wage workers pay more for increase in health plan rates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: 501 and 502

After a short break, Texas resumes executions

BY JORDAN SMITH

Teen Terrorist or Facebook Prankster?

Online gamer in jail on charge of posting a "terroristic threat" on Facebook

BY ALLISTAIR PINSOF

Auditorium Shores: The Next Millennium?

Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley on hand

BY MICHAEL KING

Hightower Report: A 'People's Filibuster' in Texas awakens a movement

Even old bulls heard Wendy Davis' filibuster loud and clear
food

In the Wink of an Eye

An Austin slow-food pioneer celebrates a dozen years in operation

BY MM PACK

24-Hour Coffee Shop Plays Winning Combination

Strange Brew's all-access ethos

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Wine of the Week

A Pinot Grigio for everyone

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

We've got progress reports on remodels and new openings around town

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

July 11-18

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Three for the Road

Dream team scions Warren Hood and Emily Gimble add up 58 years of Austin roots

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback

Fun Fun Fun Fest reels off some greatest hits and more

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Live Shots

Festival International de Jazz de Montreal

Indie rock music festivals could learn a thing or three from the Montreal Jazz Fest
screens

Aged to Perfection

Classic Game Fest brings childhood favorites to the young at heart

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

The comedian's stand-up act is captured live in this new concert film.

Pacific Rim

When monsters and robots engage in epic battle, puny humans huddle in movie theatres to pay respect.

Pawn Shop Chronicles

Meth addicts, skinheads, and an Elvis impersonator are just some of the characters inhabiting this pawn-shop-set action comedy with an intriguing cast.

Singam 2

New Tamil film.

The Way, Way Back

In this indie comedy, a young teen finds confidence at a local water park after suffering emotional abuse from his insensitive, would-be stepfather.

What Maisie Knew

Young Maisie’s divorced parents are negligent, not cruel, in this contemporary take on the novel by Henry James from the co-directors of the Deep End.
arts & culture

Organic Chemistry

Austin Chamber Music Festival ensembles prove the key to great musicmaking is to like your fellow players

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspire Theatre

Out of prison, women find a new stage for telling their stories

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

'Butt Kapinski'

Deanna Fleysher's clown noir returns to take Austin on a hilarious journey down some mean stweets

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Funnybun Family Picnic'

In her new play for children, Emily Ball Cicchini clowns around with an Arthur Miller classic

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 5

Our Bill of Rights guarantees are breaking down in state justice systems across the country

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place: Eastward, Ho

You can start your week with drag, get your car washed in drag, and end your week with drag

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Ride a piece of history at Brenham's antique carousel

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Aphrodisiacs

There is no substance on Earth definitively proven to guarantee a shag

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Texas Rollergirls Championship Double Header

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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