Sept. 6, 2013

Volume 33, Number 2

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features

AUSTIN PRIDE 2013

AUSTIN PRIDE 2013

Werk 'til you twerk

BY KATE X MESSER

Pride Events

BY KATE X MESSER

news

So Special: The Race to Replace Mark Strama [UPDATED]

House District 50 campaign features a disparate slate

BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKS

Point Austin: Budget Finish Line

Council ponders final adjustments to General Fund

BY MICHAEL KING

DOJ Declares Truce in War on Pot

Attorney General declines to act against states legalizing marijuana

BY JORDAN SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

AISD: Budget Covers Raises, Benefits

District approves third deficit budget

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Brown Lands Watson and Doggett

County Judge candidate garners major endorsements

BY MICHAEL KING

New Abortion Regs Proceed Without State Council's Support

Arm of state health agency takes no action on recommending new abortion requirements

BY JORDAN SMITH

Smitherman: 'Make More Babies'

AG candidate flies to the far religious right

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Skinner Defense: New DNA Testing Suggests His Innocence

Attorneys suggest an uncle of Twila Busby is more likely suspect

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: What's In Your Closet, Warren?

What's in your closet, Warren?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eat Like the Chosen People

Rosh Hashanah recipes

BY AMY KRITZER

Food-O-File

What's stopping restaurants from providing higher wages and health benefits?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Sept. 7-12

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Do These Farm Bird Lollipops Make Us Look Fat?

The tug between substance and style at Searsucker
music

Darkness in the Heart of Town

Will Sheff, one step forward, two steps back

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Playback: A Plethora of Pride

Gay Pride, Asleep at Wheel 'Then and Now,' and David Yow confirms he's a Dick

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Killer Mike & El-P

Run the Jewels

Church of Misery, Coffins

Thy Kingdom Scum, The Fleshland

Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

Oblivians

Desperation

Grant Hart

The Argument

Camera Obscura

Desire Lines

Capsula

Solar Secrets

Laura Mvula

Sing to the Moon
screens

Raise a Glass to 'Drinking Buddies'

Something big is brewing with Joe Swanberg these days

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Breaking a 'Fever'

New filmmakers hope to shed light on Navajo Nation's paradox of plenty

BY MATTHEW IRWIN

Om Is Where the Heart Is

Austin Film Society presents 'One Track Heart'

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

Austenland

Keri Russell plays a woman who vacations in a Jane Austen fantasy camp, but the film is lacking in sense and sensibility.

Instructions Not Included

In this Mexican film, a man who's raised an abandoned child for six years is confronted by the birth mother who suddenly wants the girl back.

A Random Desi Romance

The dynamics of a love triangle are in constant flux in this contemporary Hindi romantic comedy,

Thoofan

This is the Telugu version of the action film Zanjeer.

The Ultimate Life

This inspirational film based is both a sequel and prequel to The Ultimate Gift, and is based on Jim Stovall's novel.

Zanjeer

This is the Hindi version of the action film Thoofan.
arts & culture

Look Back in Wonder

The fifth Texas Biennial celebrates its past glories

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Eggheads'

Novelist Joseph Skibell reflects on his adventures in the screen trade that produced this screwball comedy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Conspirare

New CD of Kevin Puts' music allows the company of voices to be a 'Swan' and 'Touch the Sky' once more

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Glassheart

Reina Hardy's update on 'Beauty and the Beast' is fascinating, but the premiere is oddly lacking given the talents involved

I Begin Where I Grieve

Choreographer Ellen Bartel opened her home and heart to friends for a dance about her late husband, Dave Woods
columns

Oops

Letters at 3AM: The Curious Case of the Missing Quotation

Jimmy Carter says the U.S. has no functioning democracy at present, and the press goes silent

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Common Law: New Texas Traffic Laws Take Effect in September

New Texas traffic laws take effect in September

BY LUKE ELLIS

Gay Place

The non-Pride rest of what's happening this week

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Wheeler Branch Reservoir is a fisherman's paradise

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Remarkable Debut

Fold back your ear flaps, there's a new band in town

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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