Sept. 13, 2013

Volume 33, Number 3

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features

'Best of Austin' 2013

Given to fly

BY KATE X MESSER

news

Point Austin: Of Caps and Handcuffs

At budget time, there's no substitute for wrestling the numbers

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Waste Over the Aquifer

With settlement, city must now support treatment plant in recharge zone

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

APD Uproar Over OCD

Union says politics at play, brass says business as usual

BY JORDAN SMITH

Civics 101

City Council: Here's Your Budget!

Council holds line on tax rate, juggles many line items

BY MICHAEL KING

Legislative Redistricting Proceeds Under a Cloud

2014 primaries will use 2013 maps

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch

The Texas death chamber gets back into gear

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

Wackos intend to cage themselves in Idaho

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

Screens

Film Reviews

Afternoon Delight

A woman creates a tempest in her domestic teapot when she invites a lap dancer to stay with her family.

Drinking Buddies

Mumblecore pro Joe Swanberg successfully ups his game by using professional actors in this observational drama.

Jayne Mansfield's Car

This Billy Bob Thornton vehicle hits the skids with its confessional monologues and confrontational encounters, even though Robert Duvall provides some redeeming moments.

One Direction: This Is Us (Extended Fan Cut)

Four more songs, 20 extra minutes, untold additional dollars.

Potugadu

Telugu romantic comedy.

Riddick

In this third outing, the science-fiction antihero played by Vin Diesel is stranded on an inhospitable planet.

Spark: A Burning Man Story

This doc's not for burning.
columns

Gay Place

Investitures, Queerlympics, Rope Bondage, and Cheerleaders peaceably coexist in your week of gay

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Gerald weighs in on his best 'Day Trips'

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

The Luv Doc: Hyperbolic Acid

Enhancing the emotional impact of an otherwise unremarkable set of facts

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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