Jan. 24, 2014

Volume 33, Number 22

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'Chronicle' Endorsement

Here Comes MetroRapid

Cap Metro rolls out its big bendy buses, the next mode in multimodal

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Dead Reckoning

The TDI rules don't quite blind the navigators

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: War on Wendy

When it comes to Wendy Davis, there's a whole bunch of mansplaining going on

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Shared Services or Shared Suffering: UT's Plan to Cut 500 Jobs

Critics charge lack of transparency

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Council: From the Brow of Zeus

City considering economic development agreement with AthenaHealth

BY MICHAEL KING

Taking Stock of Dollars in County Races

Money pours into judge race

BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKS

The DINO Word Enters U.S. Senate Race

Scherr accuses Alameel of bankrolling Republicans

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Biden Joins Fight to Revive Voting Rights Act

Bill would require Texas to get federal clearance

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Election Day Already?

HD 50 runoff election

Alums Fight UT Museum Funding Cut

Grassroots campaign hopes to restore budget

BY MAC MCCANN

The Hightower Report: Moral Monday on the Move

Moral Monday on the move

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Kernel to Cup

Blacklands Malt harnesses water, time, and fire to create the perfect beginnings for your beer

BY ANNA TOON

Circling Back to La Condesa

After so much tumult, is the perennial favorite still on point?

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Bringing Home the Bacon, in a Kind of Time Machine

Flying Pig Provision Company's old-school smoke

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-o-File

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Jan. 25-29
music

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Bands break up, sure, but were they even trying?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Blue Friday, Blue Sunday

Grim Reaper has its way with Austin: Larry Monroe, Charlie Hatchett, Steven Fromholz, and more

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Brian Beattie

Ivy and the Wicker Suitcase

Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams

Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys

Lost and Found: The Famous Living Room Tape

Extreme Heat

Soulstice

Bad Lovers

Wild Times

The Black and White Years

Strange Figurines
screens

Trivia Pursuit

Competing in Geek Bowl is no trivial matter

BY R.U. STEINBERG

Richard Linklater's Diamonds in the Rough

The legendary Austin filmmaker provides a guided tour through three years of a formative decade

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Avant-Garde Austin

Experimental Response Cinema announces its spring lineup

BY JOEY KEETON

Film Reviews

Devil's Due

She's having an unholy baby - but isn't that every pregnant woman's fear? The only new ingredient in this horror setup is the found-footage element.

Gimme Shelter

Vanessa Hudgeons stars in this bland exercise in very serious and meaningful young-adult drama.

The Invisible Woman

The woman who must remain invisible in this drama is Nelly Ternan, an actress who's not only the mistress of married Charles Dickens, but also 27 years his junior.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

In something of a prequel, this is Jack Ryan's origin story – before Tom Clancy got his hooks in him.

Jai Ho

In this Hindi film, an army officer creates a national movement.
arts & culture

Nowhere to Play

The Cost of Art, Part I: Austin's growth and rising rent take out theatre venues, one by one

BY ELIZABETH COBBE

Swoon for 'Dunes at Noons'

Brad Tucker gives young art critics something to chew on

BY AMY GENTRY

Butler School of Music

Two concerts – one by Harvey Pittel, one for the late Rose Taylor – pay tribute to 'living in a song'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Der Bestrafte Brudermord

As realized by the Hidden Room, this German puppet version of 'Hamlet' is as much Monty Python as Shakespeare

PrintAustin: Big Medium, Art.Science.Gallery, and Immediatag

Three galleries at Canopy offer such resonant and vital prints that they're hard to tear your vision from

David Prince: The Tragedy of the Enclosure

David Prince's solo show paints a beautiful but disjointed picture
columns

Letters at 3AM: February 1914

Charlie Chaplin's iconic Tramp was really born in 'Kid Auto Races at Venice,' not 'Mabel's Strange Predicament,' as commonly thought

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Every few years, Austin dykes wake up and smell the lack of lesbian bar, then do something about it

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Dallas' Sonny Bryan's Smokehouse lights up the sunny side of the street

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Good Eye: Fit Fetish

Making people look fantastic is what Mr. & Mrs. Sew It All do

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Adults Only Please

A fairly egregious social faux pas

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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