Feb. 28, 2014

Volume 33, Number 27

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news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

The Heart of the Community

SXSWedu gathers voices on schools in communities, communities in schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Solid State

Leffingwell takes pride in his hometown ... and looks toward one final vote

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Our Ill-Advised Relationship With ICE

Travis County runs a brisk deportation business, as other entitites call it quits

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Soccer Watch: A Pro Team, and a Soccer-Specific Stadium

Major League Soccer in Austin? People are saying it could happen.

BY NICK BARBARO

Honest Numbers? Nelson Spins Texas Health Care

Senator claims significant progress in women's health

BY JORDAN SMITH

Council: Down by Lady Bird

City Council returns with a less imposing agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

Whither Rail Route?

Transportation officials move toward a finalized route

BY AMY SMITH

County Candidates Vow to End S-Comm

Sheriff's deportation program becomes campaign issue

BY AMY SMITH

Facebook 'Threat' Case Unresolved

A year after making a sarcastic comment, Justin Carter still faces prison

BY MAC MCCANN

Split AISD Board Grants Teachers Three-Year Contracts

5-4 vote reveals tension on the dais

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

UT Faculty Engage on Memorial Museum

Supporters meet with Bill Powers

BY MAC MCCANN

MPP: Ready to Roll on Pot in Texas

The Marijuana Policy Project is rolling out a Texas legalization campaign

BY JORDAN SMITH

AFD Hiring: Smoke or Fire?

Add the EEOC to the parties weighing in on firefighter hiring

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

There are no stops on Ted Cruz's ego trip

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Gear Up, Beer Up

Craft brewery and brewpub options

BY ANNA TOON

Where Is Your Bartender Drinking Tonight?

Pro tips on where to find the best crafted cocktails

BY GRACIE SALEM

Family Style

Friendly service and well-executed food at MoMo Korean Cuisine and Sushi

BY JESSI CAPE

Food-o-File

Restaurants scramble to open in time for SXSW

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

March 1-4
music

8 Mile

Eight Austin acts showcasing at SXSW and deserving it

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: The New Vulcan Gas Company

You heard right, hippie – a new Vulcan Gas Company

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

SXSW INTERACTIVE 2014

Watching the Watchmen

A crash course in privacy, in case you've been (not unreasonably) living under a rock

BY JON LEBKOWSKY

What Would Mindy Do?

Her program in peril, showrunner and star Mindy Kaling discusses digital media at SXSW

BY AMY GENTRY

How to Run a Very Successful Crowdfunding Scam

Or epically fail at launching a tech product

BY DAN GENTILE

The Flapper Era

What 'Flappy Bird' can tell us about the present and future of game design

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

It's Do or DIY

Whether quiet protest or paradigm shift, the handmade crowd has plenty to say

BY BRANDON WATSON

Full-Court Press

Meet the slam-dunk speakers of SXSports

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

O Death, Here Is Thy Sting

Leveraging a scorpion's deadly synergy in the battle against cancer

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

NASA Wants You to Help Save the World

Space returns as the final frontier of Interactive programming

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Picture This

How is our obsession with photography changing an entire industry?

BY JOE O'CONNELL

#TheWorstPeopleInTheWorld

Millennials have gotten a pretty bad rap, but do they deserve it?

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Brain Busters

Adam Savage on the human capacity for knowledge

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Future of Food Is Now

From drones to cricket flour to apps designed to make food deserts extinct, social justice is at the intersection of food and technology

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Queens of Comedy

Twitter opens doors for some traditionally marginalized groups

BY ASHLEY MORENO

The Singularity Is Clear

Getting down to brass tacks about one of Interactive's favorite buzzwords

BY ALEX DUNBAR

Greener Pastures

David Gordon Green reflects on a full career before his induction into the Texas Film Hall of Fame

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Around the World in 519 Terrifying Days

'Maidentrip' circles back to Austin for Doc Nights

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

'Sex Criminals' at Staple!

Chip Zdarsky and Matt Fraction get down to business

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dark Times in Austin With Noir City

The czar of noir Eddie Muller on Walter White and classic dread

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

God Loves Uganda

Uganda's harsh, new anti-homosexuality law owes much to the Christian evangelical movement, argues this documentary.

Non-Stop

Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.

Pompeii

A gladiator slave must rescue his secret love before Vesuvius erupts.

Shaadi Ke Side Effects

Indian romantic comedy.

Stalingrad

3-D Russian film about the bloody Battle of Stalingrad.

3 Days to Kill

Kevin Costner stars in this snappy but contrived mix of international espionage and paternal redemption.

The Wind Rises (English dubbed)

The swan song of master animator Hayao Miyazaki appeals to the head and heart.
arts & culture

Cleveland Orchestra

Orchestrating the transportation of 100 musicians and their instruments involves a lot of logistics

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Studio Visits: Katy Horan

In a beam-exposed, remodeled garage, this artist prepares to send her work off into the world

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

Othello

Austin Shakespeare's new staging of the tragedy is all the richer for incorporating the Rule of Three

Circle the Wagons

Exchange Artists' series of five-minute plays performed in and near cars boasts a lively party atmosphere

Faring Well: Megan Carney

The artist's solo show commits to incorrect memory and reconstructed imaginations with playfulness and poignance
columns

The Good Eye: Farm to Face

Gourmet skincare by women, for women

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Bastrop foundry has a heart of bronze

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: AHOY, SWABBIES

The week before SXSW: The calm before the storm of more queers than we know what do with ... Oh, we'll think of something

BY KATE X MESSER

The Luv Doc: How Close is Too Close?

In Texas we like wide open spaces

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: A Pro Team, and a Soccer-Specific Stadium?

Major League Soccer in Austin? People are saying it could happen.

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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