Jan. 10, 2014

Volume 33, Number 20

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news

Escamilla's Defense

Aftermath of Lehmberg removal trial leaves opponents still polarized

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: From Resistance to Sabotage

Obstructing health care navigators is GOP politics, not patient protection

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Clouds Over Solar

Is AE throwing shade at sun-powered energy?

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Noise Over MoPac

Allandale residents look for alternatives

BY MAC MCCANN

Just Drive, She Said

Judges defend abortion restrictions

BY JORDAN SMITH

City Council: The Line Forms Here

CMs take on solar energy as more candidates come to light

BY MICHAEL KING

ACC Admits Fumbling Obamacare Memo

Administrators face grilling from local lawmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD: Fall Election Drought?

Board balance in question as few candidates step up

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

A whiff of cheese on Wisconsin streets

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

100 Proof

Speed Rack Texas showcases the fastest, fiercest women bartenders around

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Tradition Continues With Schmidt Family Barbecue

Bee Cave gets good 'cue

BY MICK VANN

A Slice of Heaven

The Royer family finally brings its pies to Austin

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-o-File

Whole Foods Market and Dolce Neve open the new year with a bang

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Jan. 9-15
music

The Price You Pay

At what cost does the vinyl revolution come?

BY LUKE WINKIE

Playback: Brian Beattie's Wizard of Oz

A peak inside indie Austin's new illustrated CD musical

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots

screens

Safe Start

Vivogig's rebirth exemplifies a fundamental truth about the Austin start-up scene

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

'Being Ginger' screens at AMC Barton Creek for one night only

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Byington's Back

Local writer/director to shoot Jason Schwartzman feature in town this spring

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

August: Osage County

Plates are broken and egos are trampled on in this wonderful ensemble rendition of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Dedh Ishiya

Indian film.

Her

In the near future, Theodore upgrades his operating system and subsequently falls in love; Spike Jonze conceives the romance, Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlet Johansson sell it.

Jilla

Indian film.

Lone Survivor

A SEAL team mission in Afghanistan goes very wrong in this intense combat film with a bang-up cast.

1 (Nenokkadine)

Indian film.

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

The franchise is back and this time the paranormal forces are targeting Latino victims.

Veeram

Indian film.

Yevadu

Indian film.
arts & culture

Change of Venue

This year, FronteraFest is takin' it to the streets – and a chapel, a bookstore, a home ...

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Prophecies'

The wisdom of Kahlil Gibran's 'The Prophet' is translated into a new language: flamenco

BY ROBERT FAIRES

PrintAustin 2014

For the next month, all of Austin will find prints charming

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Venus in Fur

A spirit of fun drives this Austin Playhouse comedy about power plays in the bedroom and the theatre

Reframed

Photography provides the impetus for improv in this new project from LuckyChaos Theater

Angie Renfro: Solo Show

Renfro's paintings elegantly evoke a sense of sorrow-tinged wonder about humanity's triumphs of creation
columns

Letters at 3AM: 3% Neanderthal

Our DNA has seen it all before – and survived

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Headliners and elevators, Pootin' not Putin, a bear and a fox. That's all you need to know, gaybirds.

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye

New Year's style resolutions

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

How many longhorn are too many longhorn?

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops

The Luv Doc: The Over/Under

Saving a marriage

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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