March 21, 2014

Volume 33, Number 30

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news

The Aftermath

Days later, the Red River rampage echoes through many lives

BY JORDAN SMITH

Point Austin: Spending the 'Surplus'

If there's money left over, you're doing something wrong

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Dangerous Path

Commissioners commit to $15 million toll project, minus enviro study

BY AMY SMITH

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Headlines

The Road to 10-1: The Winnowing

One mayoral candidate out, another in

BY MICHAEL KING

SOS Files Complaint Against Daugherty

Group charges commissioner deleted texts and emails

BY AMY SMITH

Council: Have We Got Deals for You!

CMs postpone discussion on budget 'surplus'

BY MICHAEL KING

'Machete' Sues Over Axed Funds

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Executing Youthful Offenders: The Doyle Case

Death Watch

BY JORDAN SMITH

Equal Pay: Abbott Breaks Silence

Davis campaign asks if attorney general would have vetoed fair pay act

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Farewell, Jordan Smith

Staffer to join First Look Media

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The spreading plague of anti-bacterial products

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Inside the Texas Wine Trade

Four Texas wineries are joining to launch Texas Fine Wine

BY WES MARSHALL

Gus or Bust

Spicy, fried Memphis deliciousness – just hold the Styrofoam, huh?

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Deliciously DIY

The accidentally punk rock story behind Skull & Cakebones cupcakes

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-o-File

The barbecue beat, plus big news for the Omelettry

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

March 20-26
music

We Are the World

Recapping this year's Austin Music Awards.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Groping the SXSW Elephant

SXSW Music doesn't just boil down to three power points

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Shoot to Thrill

Sara Paxton on all the awkward and awesome moving parts behind E.L. Katz's 'Cheap Thrills'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bad Words

Jason Bateman plays a grown man who finds a loophole to compete in a kids national spelling bee, but the reasons are only known to him.

Cheap Thrills

This grisly, dark comedy is last year's winner of Fantastic Fest's Midnighters Audience Award.

Divergent

Yet another dystopic YA book series gets translated to film – and one that resembles thebestseller: engrossing yet flimsy.

Muppets Most Wanted

This re-energized franchise has found its second wind: The Muppets' eighth movie proves that eight is not enough.

Tim's Vermeer

Vermeer must have painted by using a camera obscura and Tim Jenison spends four years proving the method in this fascinating documentary by Penn & Teller.

Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club

Tyler Perry makes a comedy about single mothers who don't get enough credit.
arts & culture

Slam Sisters

The Women of the World Poetry Slam brings Austin a spoken-word contest that's about more than scores

BY AMY GENTRY

That Body, My Teacher

Deborah Hay dances her way into the Blanton to give us a lesson in expanding perception

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visits: Bobby Scheidemann

Stuck in Traffic? Say 'Hi.'

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

'Copland and Mexico'

Five-day concert series highlights this composer and orchestral music south of the border

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Surf Texas'

UT Press makes waves with 'Surf Texas,' a book of photographs by Kenny Braun

Arts Reviews

Cats

Georgetown Palace Theater delivers the spectacle of this feline musical, and admirably

The Odd Couple

City Theatre's revival suffers from being neither a replica of the original nor a fresh interpretation
columns

Letters at 3AM – Manifesto: A Radical Aesthetics

Get stuff out there; work with cause: That's the genesis of LettersAt3amPress

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Auntie Miriam Is Not Impressed

Guest columnist Miriam Malinger is so over it

BY MIRIAM MALINGER

Gay Place

Sharon Bridgforth comes home for a bit to take us to the river

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Wine, beer, and the Regency Bridge make San Saba a destination

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Doomed

Maybe you're not cut out for monogamy

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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