Jan. 17, 2014

Volume 33, Number 21

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news

Reconnect Austin: Part One

The Great Depression

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Texas Backward

County takes one small step toward sanity on gun control

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Overlooking the Springs

A planned subdivision and code conflict spawn enviro headache

BY AMY SMITH

'Chronicle' Endorsement

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

HD 50 Run-Off Enters Final Lap

Campaigns get back into gear ahead of early voting

BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKS

More Agenda, More Council

This week brings 99 items – and a host of potential candidates

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Texecutioners vs. the World

Capital case raises questions of international consular rights

BY JORDAN SMITH

Death Watch: Reed Appeal Rejected at 5th Circuit

Lawyers consider next move

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

The highly educated working poor: Adjunct professors

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Tickle the Ribs

The first annual 'Austin Chronicle' Invitational BBQ Beef Rib Smackdown

BY MICK VANN

Fetch Me a Beer, Sparky

Yard Bar crossbreeds dog park and human bar

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Mettle GM Daniel Brooks stakes a new claim at Papi Tino's old stomping ground

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Meal Times

Jan. 16-22

Food Reviews

Decent Food, but Disastrous Service

Westernized sushi and a hapless waitstaff define the Tadashi experience
music

Playback: The King of Hip-Hop

MLK Day, ready-made for hip-hop, plus Fun Fun Fun Fest lands back at Auditorium Shores, and RIP Will Indian

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots Part II

La Migra, Night Drive, ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

La Migra/Night Drive/... And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

Black Books

George Strait

Brian Beattie, Kathy McCarty, Grace London, Bill Callahan

Brian Beattie: 'Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase'
screens

Two Wrongs Make a Right

Quentin Dupieux is back with 'Wrong Cops'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Introducing the Octopus Project's Exquisite Corpse

The Austin Motion Artists Group frankensteins up a new music video

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Film Reviews

Karle Pyaar Karle

Bollywood romance.

The Legend of Hercules

Kellan Lutz muscles his way into classical mythology.

The Nut Job

Everyone's a rat, more or less, in this animated film.

Ride Along

Ice Cube and Kevin Hart partner up in this rote buddy-cop action comedy that's instantly forgettable.

Wrong Cops

French musician-filmmaker-writer-editor Quentin Dupieux (Rubber) returns with more lo-fi absurdism.
arts & culture

On Writers and Con Men

James Magnuson's roman à clef about a creative writing program in Texas is in many ways a loving tribute to James Michener

BY AMY GENTRY

Studio Visits: Matt Rebholz

Conspiracy theories and the painstaking work of being a graphic novelist

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

'Pet Sounds'

Charles Long's menagerie of blobby sculptures beg to be touched, and coo approvingly when they are

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Language Archive

Different Stages' production explores the difficulty of articulating not just love but also marriage

Prophecies

Kahlil Gibran's meditations on the human condition were fiercely grounded by flamenco in A'lante's adaptation

Austin Symphony Orchestra With Anton Nel

This concert of music by neglected composer Edward Burlingame Hill returned some lost gems to the concert hall
columns

Gay Place: Behind The Masquerade

An Angel shows her halos and Queer Ride gets porny

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Old Town Port Aransas remains among the condos and high-rises

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

In Praise of Eyebrows

The brow beat

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: I Am a Sexaholic

Several hundred words of highly uninformed and recklessly speculative commentary

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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