Aug. 16, 2013

Jason Stout

Volume 32, Number 51

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news

Life Support

The complicated system that is the Austin-Travis Co. EMS is nationally recognized for saving lives. As Austin continues to grow, can the system save itself?

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: The Irresponsible Opposition

The Republican leadership would rather demagogue than govern

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: A Pioneer Among Women Architects

Celebrated designer Natalie de Blois helped plan Austin's future

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Marriott Incentives Deal Dies on Dais

Council takes no action on proposed revisions to prevailing wage ordinance

BY MIKE KANIN

Seale and Balko Visit Peaceful Streets

Police watchers aim to educate public on citizens' rights

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Taco PUD Overcomes NA 'Karaoke'

Against opposition from several neighborhoods, Council gives condo tower first nod of approval

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council: Dog Day Afternoons

After months of punting, council members dive in to city controversies

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Parks: Trying to Fill the GAP

Group urges City Council to increase parks and rec budget

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Rights and Wrongs at Scottish Rite

Board president admits no wrongdoing in theatre director's termination

BY BRANDON WATSON

Hightower Report: Ken the Sex Cop for Governor

Ken the Sex Cop for Governor
food

They'll Knock Your Sakes Off

Austin restaurants pour passion into their sake programs

BY MARGARET SHUGART

A Quicker Picker Upper

Why take out when you can savor Quickie Pickie's new moves as a sunny gastropub?

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

Cronut, schmonut: Meet the crobrio and the crognet!

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Aug. 17-22

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

A Picnik Fit for the Primal Diners of the Future

South Austin's new healthy-eating trailer

Via 313

Mozzarella, meet Motor City: We swoon for this Detroit-style pizza
music

Skydog

'Skydog' scrapes together a mother lode of Duane Allman

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Deep in the Heart of Seacrest

Watching dreams live and die at Austin's 'American Idol' tryouts

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Reissues

Big Boys

Where's My Towel / Industry Standard, Fun Fun Fun EP

The Complete Motown Singles

The Complete Motown Singles Vol. 12A: 1972

The Mountain Goats

All Hail West Texas

The Breeders

LSXX

Fleetwood Mac

Rumours Deluxe Edition

Steve Earle

The Warner Bros. Years

Steve Earle

The Warner Bros. Years

Bobby Whitlock

Where There's a Will There's a Way: The ABC-Dunhill Recordings

Elvis Presley

Elvis at Stax: Deluxe Edition

Otis Redding

The Complete Stax / Volt Singles Collection, Lonely & Blue: The Deepest Soul of Otis Redding

Marcos Valle, Overhang Party

Previsão Do Tempo, Garra, Complete Studio Recordings

Overhang Party

Manic Nirvana
screens

A 'Prince' Among Men

David Gordon Green makes himself at home in Bastrop for 'Prince Avalanche'

BY DAN SOLOMON

Life Before 'Mean Girls' and YOLO

Austin Film Society presents 'Teenage'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

It Doesn't Always Get Better

James Ponsoldt lets kids be kids in 'The Spectacular Now'

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Film Reviews

Chennai Express

Bollywood romantic comedy.

Ghost Graduation

Spanish comedy about ghost students and a teacher who can talk to the dead and helps them graduate.

Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl are back for more bloody and profane to bust more supervillain heads.

Lee Daniels' The Butler

The stars shine bright in this broad yet moving overview of the last 90 years of African-American history.

Prince Avalanche

Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch co-star in David Gordon Green's pleasing backcounty dramady, whose tone is heightened by its setting in burned-out Bastrop, Texas.

The Spectacular Now

An outstanding cast and eloquent storytelling shape this delicate film that becomes a dark study of a budding, young alcoholic.
arts & culture

Deus Ex Analysis

Tutto Theatre's 'Zeus in Therapy' gives new voice to the late, great UT classics prof, Douglass Stott Parker

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Texas Choral Consort

Double-barreled Requiem concert brings back Brahms and resurrects more Undead Mozart

BY ROBERT FAIRES

All Over Creation: Upscale

Does size matter when it comes to art?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Three, or the Sound of the Great Existential Nothingness

Breaking String Theater blows some life into the dusty corpse of Anton Chekhov with this new adaptation of 'Three Sisters'

A Raisin in the Sun

UpRise! Productions' revival of this trailblazing drama layers movement onto the script in distracting ways
columns

Day Trips

Cozy B&B offers a relaxing getaway

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Cock in a Frock on a Rock

It's time to get ready for 2013 Pride!

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Inappropriate Gifting

When is a kitten an appropriate gift?

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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