Aug. 30, 2013

Volume 33, Number 1

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news

In the Name of Ann Richards

AISD's School for Young Women Leaders is a district showcase – does its glittering reputation hide a darker side for teachers and students?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Then There's This: The Power of Threats

Lege's bullying tactics have winning record at City Hall

BY AMY SMITH

'Zombie' Projects and Lake Austin

Council will consider remedy for expired site plans and lake protections

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Keller Case Returns to Court

Hearing in Austin ritual abuse case questions evidence of sexual abuse

BY JORDAN SMITH

DPS Releases Poopgate Docs

Emails do little to prove security threat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Skeptics Question Aquarium Owners' Record

Groups ask city to investigate animal welfare

BY JORDAN SMITH

UT Regents Fight Heats Up as Board Reshuffles

Investigation into Wallace Hall continues

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Development Plan Goes Nowhere Fast

Hancock Golf Course plan stokes outrage

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Council-Staff Tension Spills Over in Budget Talks

Spelman and Martinez drill staffers over cost projections and turnover

BY MIKE KANIN

Court Weighs New Trial For Pitonyak

Gruesome slaying in West Campus revisited by federal jurists

BY JORDAN SMITH

Gómez Pushes Road Plan Near Racetrack

Commissioner says she's concerned about access and safety issues in her precinct

BY MIKE KANIN

The Hightower Report: Police Destroy the 'Garden of Eden'

Police destroy the 'Garden of Eden'

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

23rd Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Hot Sauce Festival Winners

The heat was on

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

How to Avoid a Bad Review

One restaurant's epic fail is a lesson for us all

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Are chef shuffles any of our business?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Aug. 29-Sept. 3

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

The Return of ... the Cassette

The Walkman revolutionized portable music. Can their fodder – cassettes – jump the shark?

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback

R&B, race relations, and rap: Black Joe Lewis and the League of Extraordinary G'z, plus Ginny's Little Longhorn

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Black Joe Lewis

Electric Slave

Jesse Woods

Get Your Burdens Lifted

Jack Wilson

Spare Key

Leo Rondeau

Take It and Break It

Colin Gilmore

The Wild and Hollow

Omar Dykes

Runnin' with the Wolf

Shakey Graves

"The Waters" b / w "Roll the Bones"

Ted Roddy & Big Foot Chester

The Wolf That Howls

Shearwater & Sharon Van Etten

"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" b / w "A Wake for the Minotaur"
screens

Redacted, Then Redressed

AFS Essential Cinema spotlights once-banned films

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Closed Circuit

Paranoia strikes deep in this Brit courtroom suspenser.

Cutie and the Boxer

The 40-year marriage of two visual artists is explored in this documentary.

Getaway

Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez try, but they can't getaway from this action mess.

The Grandmaster

Visual master Wong Kar-Wai tells the story of the legendary martial-arts practitioner and teacher Ip Man.

I Declare War

A bunch of sixth-graders playing capture the flag in the park lays the groundwork for a disturbingly inventive film.

One Direction: This Is Us

This big, fat kiss to the band's young, female fans is directed by that advocate for good nutrition: Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock.

Satyagraha

Indian film.
arts & culture

Hugo Rising

The nominees for science fiction's best novel of 2013 find a new guard challenging the old

BY AMY GENTRY

Reina Hardy

For this Michener Playwriting Fellow, autumn brings local premieres of two of her plays

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Art Show/Model Show'

Paper Chairs stages a life drawing session in which those who pose speak out about what they do

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival

OOB's comedy podcasts will make your Labor Day weekend less labored

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Major Arcana

Monologist Annie La Ganga enchanted a crowd with tales of tarot decks and her personal connections with the cards

A Few Good Men

The Georgetown Palace production isn't always effective, but it gets at the continued relevance of Aaron Sorkin's script
columns

Day Trips

The new Crossvine Market brings back the old-time grocery store and barbecue joint

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Can you handle a week of PRIDE? We know you can!

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Forgiveness

Waiting for the other person to die

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

Announcing the 121st running of the University of Texas Longhorns

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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