Dec. 6, 2013

Volume 33, Number 15

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news

Freedom for the Kellers

Fran and Dan released after 21 years for 'satanic abuse'

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: A Taste of Freedom

Thanks to those who fought for justice – the fight continues

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Turf Fight at Auditorium Shores

Dog owners challenge city's plan to shrink off-leash play space

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

2013 Politics Gift Guide

Starting holiday arguments has never been easier

The Farm Report: Both Sides Win, Lose

After a bruising debate, urban farmers and neighborhood activists pick up the pieces

BY ANNA TOON

Council Preview: Only Reconnect

Agenda weighed down with zoning

BY MICHAEL KING

Aquarium Partner Gets a Year in Fed Tank

Legality of Austin Aquarium still in question

BY JORDAN SMITH

Lehmberg's Next Ordeal: Too Drunk to D.A.?

Civil hearing to remove Lehmberg begins Monday

BY MICHAEL KING

Candidate Filings Trickle In

Some incumbents draw challengers, but no serious threats

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Don't Call Me Sir'

Move over Davis and Abbott

BY MAC MCCANN

The Hightower Report: Coca-Cola's Fatheaded Front Groups

Coca-Cola's fatheaded front groups

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

GIFT GUIDE 2013

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

What makes Winebelly a neighborhood gem

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

Get a room: Treaty Oak debuts its new tasting room on Dec. 14

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Dec. 6-12
music

Frank's Wild Years

The back roads of Ramsay Midwood

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Playback: Screamadelica

Austin Psych Fest 2014 drops its lineup

BY KEVIN CURTIN

GIFT GUIDE 2013

Rock & Roll Books

screens

Unknown Territory

Writer-director John Sayles on why he returned to the border for his latest film, 'Go for Sisters'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'The Next Thing You Know, You're Robbing Banks'

Lane Garrison lives a life of prime for 'Bonnie & Clyde'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Board-Breaking Box Sets

Bruce Lee dominates, of course

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Aadu Magaadra Bujji

The Broken Circle Breakdown

A powerful romantic adventure drives the heart of this Belgian melodrama about family and bluegrass music.

Go for Sisters

John Sayles' new film, which stars Edward James Olmos and LisaGay Hamilton, is the indie film icon's best work in years.

Narco Cultura

This documentary about the Mexican drug wars and their relationship to populist narcocorrido music becomes a fascinating study of the cultural cycle of violence.

The Punk Singer

Kathleen Hanna, the ultra-charismatic co-founder of the third-wave feminist riot grrrl movement and full-on DIY icon is the subject of this documentary.

R … Rajkumar

Bollywood action film.
arts & culture

Shepherding Shepard

The material legacy of playwright Sam Shepard calls Central Texas home

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Breezy Reads

Stuff your stockings and top your toilets with these just-for-fun picks

BY MONICA RIESE

Studio Visits: John Tennison

With a rolling chair, this artist whips around a home studio and whips up playful paintings

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Arsenic and Old Lace

This classic American comedy plays murder for escapist fun, which Different Stages delivers capably

A Bedtime Gorey

This view of an upper-crust world both morbid and lively should please die-hard and casual Gorey fans alike

And Then There Were None

With Christie's classic, Austin Playhouse delivers a fun evening of good, old-fashioned whodunitry
columns

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Carved stone in Dripping Springs rocks the world of gifts

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Hop, Bop, Shop

Nothing like gifts for the fam made by your other fam ...

BY KATE X MESSER

The Luv Doc: Open Relationships

Just because something sounds like a really bad idea doesn't mean it is

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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