Aug. 9, 2013

Volume 32, Number 50

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news

From Runways to Sidewalks

The Mueller neighborhood at midcourse

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Follow the Money

Final city budget discussions begin in earnest

BY MICHAEL KING

Filling Potholes With Promises

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Lege Lines

Sine die at last, transportation, water, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Floating Tubes Hit NIMBY Rapids

City looks for ways to regulate Colorado River

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council Goes Back to Work

White Lodging, Taco PUD, and more

BY AMY SMITH

APD Shooting Called 'Accidental'

Officer claims accidental shooting, and DOJ asked to investigate

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Fire Last Time: AFA and City at Impasse

I/O Solutions becomes entangled in latest dispute about AFD's hiring process

BY MIKE KANIN

Women's Health Care Access in Steady Decline

Health Commission numbers confirm decline in Texas women's care

BY JORDAN SMITH

Death Watch: Running Low on Poison

The state of Texas has three executions' worth of pentobarbitol

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Here comes the border-industrial complex

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food-O-File

Local food trailers get in on the Fun Fun Fun

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Wine of the Week

Great red wines under $12 a bottle

BY WES MARSHALL

Food Events

Aug. 10-15

Food Reviews

Testing One's Mettle

Will Bridget Dunlap's new restaurant shine or tarnish on the Eastside?

Darling Daruma

Tiny ramen shop offers light, tasty twist on an old favorite
music

The Real Country

In and out of Austin with honky-tonk road crew Mike & the Moonpies

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Mother Falcon vs. Scottish Rite Theater

Mother Falcon's open letter to the Scottish Rite, Frontier Bar's transformation into Lost Well, and soul man Bobby Patterson

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Darden Smith

Love Calling

Explosions in the Sky & David Wingo

Prince Avalanche: An Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

P-Tek

DPS / LP2

The Polyphonic Spree

Yes, It's True

Peter Stopschinski

Now Would Be a Good Time

Mammoth Grinder

Underworlds

Birth A.D.

I Blame You
screens

Making a 'Killing'

Joshua Oppenheimer on the half-decade he spent filming for 'The Act of Killing'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Detroit's Rising 'Sun'

AMC brings a corrupt-cop tale to the Motor City

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Give and Let Live

Cause-driven film festival Lights. Camera. Help. hits the sweet spot between heart, mind, and action

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

The Act of Killing

In this disturbing documentary, former Indonesian death-squad leaders boastfully reenact their real-life mass killings with touches inspired by their favorite movies.

Blue Jasmine

Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.

Elysium

In the year 2154, the rabble live on the garbage dump of Earth while the elite live in the perfect Elysium in the sky; Matt Damon is a mad Max who breaks on through.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

Poseiden's son and his pals reunite to retrieve the Golden Fleece, but only the film's special effects grabbed our attention.

Planes

This new animated film is charmless and schematic.

Thalaivaa

Tamil thriller.
arts & culture

Techno-Artistic

Katie Rose Pipkin and the new art

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

'2 Awkward 2 Heavy'

Art collective Ink Tank unleashes its sequel to last summer's blockbuster 'More Awkward Than Heavy'

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD

'Confessions of a Mexpatriate'

With this new solo show, playwright Raul Garza takes a journey deep into Mexico

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Pippin

Summer Stock Austin embraces the sprawling fun and surreal silliness of this durable coming-of-age musical

A Streetcar Named Desire

Blanche may want magic and not realism, but in City Theatre's revival, it's realism that makes the magic

The Sunset Limited

Trinity Street Players production lightens heavy load.
columns

An Arbitrary Nation: Part 7

Journalists and political commentators largely ignore the facts they know

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

Three places in San Antonio to take the under four-foot-tall crowd

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

An Austin ex-pat returns for a film screening

BY KATE X MESSER

The Luv Doc: Cock-Blocking da Skeezers

That's no cock blocker, that's your wife

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

How Sweet It Is

BY NICK BARBARO

Texas Rollergirls Double Header

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

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