March 7, 2014

Volume 33, Number 28

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news

Fun and Games With Stratfor

APD and DPS collaborated with private 'geopolitical intelligence firm'

BY JOHN ANDERSON AND MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Primarily Texas

Musings on the day after a frozen vote

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: It's Our Turn Now

Women are ready to kick ass, take names, clean house

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Travis County Judge: Eckhardt 'Pitches' a Winning Race

Eckhardt wins brutal slugfest

BY AMY SMITH

Defeated Brown Looks Toward November

Judge candidate concedes after long night

BY MICHAEL KING

Precinct 2: Shea Wins in a Walk

Early Night in Commissioners Race

BY AMY SMITH

The Long Shots

Ramey Ko: Cheerful to the End

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin's New (No) Sex Institute

Nascent think tank enters the culture wars

BY BRANDON WATSON

Council: Are You Suddenly Sleepy?

Council rolls through the resolutions as Leffingwell becomes a jetsetter

BY MICHAEL KING

Springsteen Sues for Innocence – in Bexar County

Freed inmate takes his case to a friendlier venue

BY JORDAN SMITH

A Step in the Right Direction

Judge rules in favor of marriage equality

BY BRANDON WATSON

SXSWedu: Weingarten and Ravitch on Schools

Highlights from the education conference

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Facebook 'Threat' Case Unresolved

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

BY MAC MCCANN

The Hightower Report

Climate change, drought, beer, and me

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Burger Town

How do our hometown patties match up against the influx of trendy national chains?

BY MELANIE HAUPT, RACHEL FEIT, CLAUDIA ALARCÓN, WES MARSHALL, ANNA TOON, JESSI CAPE, GRACIE SALEM AND MICK VANN

Down-home and Delicious

Behind the scenes at Rodeo Austin's annual BBQ Cook-off

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Culinary stars align for SXSW

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

March 6-12
music

Passionate Kisses

2013/2014 Austin Music Awards: Lucinda Williams plants one on Margaret Moser

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Sound Bleed

As Interactive kicks off SXSW, its bookings merge with Music

SXSW MUSIC 2014

Tuesday Music Preview Guide

SXSW Showcases begin here and now, Tuesday

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

SXSW FILM 2014

The Geckos Go Chameleon

The sun rises on Robert Rodriguez's 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV adaptation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Nacho Average Thriller

Elijah Wood and Nacho Vigalondo update 'Rear Window' for the Digital Age

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hell's Belle

'Hellion' marks Kat Candler's long road to overnight success

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Time Is on My Side (and My Other Side)

Wrap your head around wibbly-wobbly time-travel features like 'The Infinite Man'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

About a Boy

On Aaron Swartz, the NSA, and the complicated story of digital reality

BY MARC SAVLOV

Unconventional Love Stories

1, 2, 3, 4, tell me that you love me more

BY JESSI CAPE

Spillers' Guts

Ashley Spillers stepped out of her comfort zone to write these 'love letters to Austin'

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Leave No Stones Unturned

Stones Throw founder Peanut Butter Wolf on vinyl, hip-hop's roots, and record labels

BY DAN GENTILE

Shadow on the Ground

Matt Muir's 'Thank You a Lot' tackles the tensions of performance

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Seeing the Invisible

Margaret Brown dives headfirst into the BP Gulf oil tragedy

BY KATE X MESSER

Because I Could Not Stop for Death

'Beginning With the End' teaches us not to fear the reaper

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin Gets a Slice of the Most Magical Place on Earth

Mondo's favorite artists get their hands on Disney's greatest creations

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Grand Piano

Elijah Wood and John Cusack play cat and mouse in this concert-stage suspense dazzler.

Gulaab Gang

Indian film.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

The genius dog and his adopted human son return for these animated adventures in time travel.

Queen

Indian film.

Son of God

This biopic is strictly for easily-entertained believers.

South by Southwest Film Festival 2014

There are no wrong choices. Go forth and partake.

300: Rise of an Empire

Better than the first movie, this sequel is a more deserving Aegean “epic.”

Total Chaos

Indian film.

Ya Rab

Indian film.
arts & culture

The Pete Principle

The star of TBS' 'The Pete Holmes Show' is a poster boy for SXSW Comedy's impact on a comic's career

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Bill Cosby

Playing a cozy venue at SXSW won't be this comedy legend's first encounter with adverse conditions

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

'FOUND: Photographs of the Rolling Stones'

The DEN shows lost images of the world's greatest rock & roll band when it was still a buncha young punks

BY ROD MACHEN

Arts Reviews

The Liar

Austin Playhouse's colorful production gives heightened dimension to an already heightened farce

Menuhin Competition 2014 Closing Concert

The Cleveland Orchestra and three violinists gave performances that had the crowd on its feet after every piece

Charles Long: CATALIN and Pet Sounds

Charles Long's sprawling and ambitious installations work, mostly
columns

Letters at 3AM: BigBoy's 'Slap Noir'

James BigBoy Medlin's 'Slap Noir' changed my life in a most concrete fashion

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Where my queers at? SXSW, b'duh.

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

The Good Eye: Oscar Beige

Oscar beige

BY AMY GENTRY

The Common Law: Rent Your Place During SXSW?

Rent your place during SXSW?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Day Trips

RV Museum in Amarillo shows how Americans take the edge off of roughing it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Falling in Love

Mac people are annoyingly fond of their computers

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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