Sept. 20, 2013

Volume 33, Number 4

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news

Reclaiming 'The Corner'

Neighbors, police, and prosecutors applaud the 'Drug Market Intervention' at 12th and Chicon

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: The Affordability Conundrum

If we want an affordable Austin, we'll have to afford it together

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Double Standard

UT's football losses bring to mind successes of ousted track coach Kearney

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

East Side Tubes Deflated In Court

Dan Walker facing business closure

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Commissioners Punt Southeast Roads One More Time

Margaret Gómez agrees to compromise

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No Botox at the Death Cafe

Meeting looks past the 'wrinkles' of a taboo subject

BY NORA ANKRUM

Abbott: More Twitter Troubles

Gubernatorial candidate makes another social media gaffe

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Return to Forever

No regular meeting this week as Council takes on the Barton Springs Pool

BY MICHAEL KING

Convicted Killer Cites Inept Counsel

Arturo Diaz makes bid for new trial to avoid Sept. 26 execution date

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: A Tomato Tale That's Hard to Stomach

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

As the hotel system's only official forager, Valerie Broussard brings chefs and farmers together at the W

BY MM PACK

The Bonneville's a Beaut

Exceptional New American cuisine craftsmanship

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Wine of the Week

Homefront Red: grapes for a good cause

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Sept. 21-26

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Reviews

Teji's

North Austin fave expands to UT
music

Keepin' Up With the Jones Family

The Jones Family Singers hear the spirit speak in Austin

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Wade in the Water

Geto Boy rap icon keeps Austin in 'Checks & Balances'

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback

HAAM Day to the rescue!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Box Sets

Clash

Sound System

Bob Dylan

Another Self Portrait: The Bootleg Series Vol. 10 (1969-1971)

Beach Boys

Made in California

Sly & the Family Stone

Higher!

Nirvana

In Utero 20th Anniversary Edition

Harry Nilsson

The RCA Albums Collection
screens

Fantastic Mr. League

Alamo Drafthouse honcho Tim League on debates, distro, and the change in venue

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The 'Revolution' Will Be Televised

NBC ready to debut Texas-shot second season

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Clips and Sips at Republic Square Park

New Belgium Brewing hosts short film festival Downtown

BY JOEY KEETON

Film Reviews

The Family

The family that slays together, stays together – even in witness protection.

Grand Masti

Three men have too good a time at their college reunion in this Bollywood film.

Insidious: Chapter 2

All the same gang's back for this follow-up to the hit spooker.

Mission Park

Two turn to crime, two go undercover with the FBI – the old gang ain't what it used to be.

Phata Poster Nikla Hero

In this Bollywood comedy, an aspiring actor is mistaken for a cop.

Salinger

The reclusive author is dragged posthumously into the light.

Short Term 12

This indie drama starring Brie Larson has an emotional honesty that reaps fans and awards.

Thanks for Sharing

This story about sex addicts is top-heavy with healing bromides and romantic-comedy beats.
arts & culture

Power to the People

Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

One-Two Punch

Gene Luen Yang's 'Boxers' and 'Saints' duo takes on the Boxer Rebellion

BY DAN SOLOMON

Vincent Mantsoe and Dance Theatre X

Defining African-derived contemporary dance with professor Charles O. Anderson

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

Red

This struggle between an aging Mark Rothko and his idealistic assistant is a good fit for Penfold Theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Astonishing comedic dancing by the enchanted lovers stole the show in this revival of Stephen Mills' Shakespearean ballet

'New and Greatest Hits: Texas Biennial 2005-2011'

It's having so many artists working at such a high level that makes this show of past Biennial participants a success
columns

Letters at 3AM: He Took the Cat to Texas

This is the final story in the many-storied life of Mayer Vishner

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Day Trips

San Antonio institution serves up comfort food with a capital C

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Packin'

Gay Place lays out a week as packed as a drag queen's lingerie

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: An Acceptable Amount of PDA

There was no mistaking ... they were banging

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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