July 26, 2013

Volume 32, Number 48

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news

What Now? What Next?

With clinics already closing, Texas' extreme abortion restrictions head to the courts

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Standing Our Ground Against ALEC

The corporate bill caucus you never elected

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Sunshine for the Homeless

A proposed RV park would provide more than just shelter

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

City Redistricting Commission Wants Its Own Lawyer

ICRC gets down to brass tacks before drawing new City Council boundaries

BY MIKE KANIN

Lege Lines

The Lege takes a break as controversy remains about transportation funding and the Public Integrity Unit

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Shit or Shinola? Dewhurst Puts His Foot in It

Lt. Gov. throws Texas DPS under the bus in an attempt to explain Tampongate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No Room for Gays at the Red Room?

Customers allege bar turned away LGBT customers

BY BRANDON WATSON

Rick Perry Death Watch

Douglas Feldman to become 503rd inmate put to death since reinstatement

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Repeal the Patriot Act

Unlimited power invites abuse

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Travels on 290

Two Western Outposts on the Gateway to the Hill Country

Food-o-File

Virginia B. Wood reflects on 20 years of reviewing Austin restaurants

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

July 26-29

Food Reviews

Josephine House

An old-fashioned vibe encapsulated at Josephine House

Jeffrey's

Will a new culinary concept keep the venerable eatery in step?
music

How the Nez Was Won

Texan Monkees-tamer Michael Nesmith returns to the fold

BY SCOTT SCHINDER

Playback: Zorch Paaarties

Zorch for hire, Ancient VVisdom on loan to Satan, and Charlie Faye updates her relationship status

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Bob Schneider

Burden of Proof

True Believers

Dedication EP

Zorch

Zzoorrcchh

Bobby Whitlock & CoCo Carmel

Carnival

Ian McLagan

Live at the Lucky Lounge

Riders Against the Storm, SubKulture Patriots, Sertified

Riders Against the Storm, The Kulture Riots, FilthyFckingHumans
screens

Fluff and Stuff

If BuzzFeed's animal empire is trying to infiltrate hard news and traditional media outlets are still trying to get in on the cat cash cow, where does it all end?

BY DAN SOLOMON

One for All

Brian Salisbury talks about his new, post-Spill site, One of Us

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Another Notch in the Chastity Belt

Getting busy with UT alumna Maggie Carey's 'The To Do List'

BY AMY GENTRY

Film Reviews

D-Day

In this Indian crime thriller, a team of experts goes after the country's most wanted criminal.

Fruitvale Station

This hot-button film creates a sad portrait of a young black man unjustly shot down.

The Hunt

Mads Mikkelsen stars in this Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg as a man whose enitre life is undone by a little girl's lie.

I'm So Excited!

Pedro Almodóvar's comic romp aims sky high.

R.I.P.D.

The Rest in Peace Department of undead police officers is joined by a recently slain cop.

The To Do List

The twist in this raunchy loss-of-virginity comedy starring Aubrey Plaza is that it comes from a teenage girls' perspective.

V/H/S/2

Horror anthology scares up few thrills.

The Wolverine

With perma-snarl intact, Hugh Jackman is back as the Wolverine hunts new prey in Japan.
arts & culture

So Much Beginning Where Sixth Street Ends

The arts-heavy complex at 507 Calles defines creative synergy

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company

An impossible symphony and a manipulated dance challenge our experience of time and memory

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: What Do You Mean?

Shaking up the lexicon once in a while is necessary if we want to be clear

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Little Shop of Horrors

This year's Zilker Summer Musical swaps the Swiss Alps for Skid Row, but it's as hugely entertaining as ever

A Walk in the Woods

Street Corner Arts revives this tale of Cold War arms negotiations with style, notably in the forest set

The Line That Divides Us

Middlebrook's slabs observe human-nature dynamic with ambivalence
columns

An Arbitrary Nation, Part 6

The Ninth and Tenth are the invisible Bill of Rights amendments – universally ignored

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops!

The Gay Place

It's a week filled with sun, Sin, geeks, gays, and Divorcées.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Develop a crush at Messina-Hof Winery's Harvest Festival

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Brain Farting

What comes out of your mouth is usually a good indicator of what's going on in your head

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Aztex Host Playoffs at House

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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