Jan. 31, 2014

bar photo by john anderson; portrait courtesy of Steve wertheimer

Volume 33, Number 23

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news

Reconnect Austin: Part Two

It's a beautiful vision, but could it work?

BY ROBYN ROSS

Then There's This: High Water

After losing everything in the flood, onion creek residents still have nothing

BY AMY SMITH

Council Notes: Incentives, Booze, and More

Not quite as exciting as mayoral race buzz, but today's agenda matters

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Israel Win Gives Dems the Edge in November

Turnout impressive despite ice storms

BY CHRISTOPHER HOOKS

Mayoral Dance Card Suddenly Shrinks

Martin and McLellan bow out of race

BY MICHAEL KING

Club Endorsements Pile Up

Multi-club meeting scheduled for Jan. 30

BY BRANDON WATSON

Whither Rosewood Courts?

The fight to save the first public housing complex for African-Ameri­cans in the U.S

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Holding Prosecutors Accountable

Anthony Graves seeks justice in wrongful conviction case

BY JORDAN SMITH

Skirting the Constitution

Texas rules Basso competent for execution

BY JORDAN SMITH

Perry Chills on Pot Decriminalization

Texas Gov comes out in support of less punitive drug policy

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Why are NFL cheerleaders booing their teams?

food

Tales From Reality TV

An Austin restaurateur and a Central Texas winemaker share the recipe for drama

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Go or No Go?

No Va is a promising addition to the Rainey Street District

BY RACHEL FEIT

No Heels, No Hipsters, No Highballs

Moontower Saloon finds success by keeping it simple

BY GRACIE SALEM

Food-o-File

Cafe 909's Mark Schmidt announces a new endeavor, Aaron Franklin doubles-down with KLRU, and more

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Jan. 30-Feb. 6
music

To C-Boy, With Love

Continental Club maverick Steve Wertheimer pays tribute to his mentor – with a nightclub

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Playback: Heaven and Hell and Scott H. Biram

Scott H. Biram gets bloody, UT gets KUT's music library, and Macaulay Culkin pisses me off

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Los Lonely Boys

Revelation

Magna Carda, PacBoiTank, Clemits, Muggzy Flowz

Beat Box

Blaze Foley

Cold, Cold World

Ray Benson

A Little Piece

Midlake

Antiphon

Evan Johns

Somewhere Over the Skyline

The Bremen Riot

PM Magazine
screens

Get Your Arms Around CLAW

How one quirky hobby became an over-the-top phenomenon

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The 'Banner Saga' Saga

The game that launched a thousand headlines has its roots right here

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

We're Such a Tease About SXSW Film

BY MONICA RIESE

Film Reviews

Heart Attack

Telugu romantic drama.

I, Frankenstein

Aaron Eckhart stars as a modern-day Frankenstein, who faces off against supernatural creatures in this film based on the graphic novel by Kevin Grevioux.

Labor Day

An escaped convict finds a family of sorts in this new drama by Jason Reitman.

Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda

The Past

Another masterstroke from Asghar Farhadi, The Past begins as a domestic drama and stealthily evolves into a kind of thriller.

The Saratov Approach

This faith-based, true-life thriller tells the story of two Mormon missionaries who were kidnapped and held for ransom while serving in Russia in 1998.
arts & culture

FronteraFest Long Fringe/Bring Your Own Venue

Fresh reviews of several shows in this year's Bring Your Own Venue and Long Fringe categories

'The Bowie Project: A Rock & Roll Soundpainting'

Ziggy Stardust and the Thin White Duke serve as inspirations for Ariel Dance Theatre's new dance-and-music collaboration

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Faculty Showcase: Doug Jaques'

Austin Community College pays a memorial tribute to this late, great Austin muralist and teacher

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Gay Place

The Gay Place goes back to her roots, just south of the Wild Side and a hair shy of a Moonage Daydream

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Fresh Tex-Mex beer at Twisted X Brewery in Dripping Springs

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Good Eye

Beauty tips from a comedy queen

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Trophy Wives

Am I wrong to assume?

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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