Nov. 15, 2013

Sandy Carson

Volume 33, Number 12

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news

Austin's Water Prospectors

New city rules have slowed the demand, but urban wells remain a hot commodity in wealthy neighborhoods

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: It's a Map, Not a Revolution

We have districts – we'll still need citizens and community

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: High and Dry

When it rains it pours, but the drought doesn't budge an inch

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Redistricting: Making (Almost) Everyone Happy

The ICRC settles on new City Council maps

BY ELIZABETH PAGANO

Project Connect Nears Rail Route Decision

Recommendation first step toward next year's bond election

BY MAC MCCANN

Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One

State files SCOTUS brief defending HB 2

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council: Isn't That Special?

City punts on special events ordinance

BY MICHAEL KING

Low Turnout or Bad Law?: Voter ID Effects Uncertain

Turnout boost heaviest in counties with local referendums

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Flood Cleanup Ongoing: Donations Welcome

BY BRANDON WATSON

UT to Slash Memorial Museum Funding

Supporters search for alternate funding

BY MAC MCCANN

How Green Is My Military?

Testing the military's (green) might

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Bike Share Rolls Out

Service to launch with 11 stations

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Hightower Report: Rabbits, Endangered Rhinos, and the Dallas Safari Club

Rabbits, endangered rhinos, and the Dallas Safari Club
food

A Prudent Gearhead's Guide to Good Country Eats

Reliable food near the COTA track

BY KATE THORNBERRY AND MICK VANN

Ginning Up Excitement for a Misunderstood Spirit

Genius Gin

BY WES MARSHALL

Food-O-File

Comings and goings at local kitchens

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Nov. 15-19
music

Playback: Twinkies, Twerking, and Paraplegic Crowd Surfing

Fun Fun Fun Fest 8 – wrapped

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Fun Fun Fun Fest Live Shots

Thirty-four Live Shots from three days of Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013.
screens

Game On

It's all fun and games at this indie developer showcase

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Czech, Please

Austin Film Society hosts Jan Nemec retrospective

BY NORA ANKRUM

'Who' Knows?

'Doctor Who' fans can start pre-gaming the 50th anniversary special with Geeks Who Drink trivia night

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Flam

Jason Reitman comes to town, just as a Housecore hit hits the road

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

The Best Man Holiday

Fourteen years after the first film, this sequel finds our likable characters experiencing the pitfalls and promise of middle age.

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey gives a searing performance in this true-life story set in the early years of the AIDS epidemic.
arts & culture

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR

Art Lives Here

Jennifer Chenoweth's home embodies the essence of the East Austin Studio Tour

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Take Five (New Stops)

Brenner expands his tips for your 2013 EAST exploration

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

'Murder Ballad Murder Mystery'

Paper Chairs resurrects its hit musical as portable, hit-and-run bar entertainment

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visits: Robert Jackson Harrington

Enamored of the idea that we create our own spaces, this Austin artist makes a studio of his lap

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Alamo Aftermath: A Texas Revolution Operetta

Crank Collective's atypical new musical succeeds in sharing a brief Texas history lesson with us

Othello

In jeans and T-shirts, five British actors summoned Othello's pride and Iago's envy with relentless ferocity

'Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540'

A traveling exhibition of prints places Augsburg at the center of artistic innovation
columns

Gay Place: Bobcat Pride

Big gay doin's down in Bobcat land

BY KATE X MESSER

Oops!

Day Trips

Eastbound and down from D.C. to San Diego

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Wump Wump Wump

Most cities would call an exterminator if they were overrun with potentially diseased, primarily nocturnal mammals

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Formula One

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This

BY TOM TOMORROW

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