March 28, 2014

Volume 33, Number 31

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news

All Aboard the Soccer Train!

Major League Soccer and urban rail take city by storm

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Incarceration Nation

The U.S. prison system has exploded beyond all reason

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Montopolis Is Cool With Uncool

East Austin neighborhood aims to fend off gentrification

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

ACA Deadline Monday: Getting 'Out of the Box'

Advocacy organizations address lack of education

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Council: Have Ears, Will Hear

City gets 'Central Corridor Update' from Project Connect

BY MICHAEL KING

Follow That Bus: More Changes at Cap Met

An additional MetroRapid route and an end to buses on Congress planned

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Online Privacy: Technical, Political, or Both?

When it comes to encryption, there's solidarity in numbers

BY MAC MCCANN

Twin Liquors: TABC on a 'Witch Hunt'

Temporary agreement postpones TRO and depositions until court date set

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

'Bonus babies' make a huge haul

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Chain Gangs

Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Cold Comfort

Little Barrel and Brown is still warming up

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Picnic Perfect

Second annual Children's Picnic and Real Food Fair to celebrate local food

BY ANNA TOON

Food-o-File

More than A-OK

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Mar. 29-April 1
music

Eruption

Church on Monday guitarist Jake Langley transcends jazz

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Taco Queen Upgrades

Maria Taco Xpress keeps up with South Lamar, Moistboyz debut Dean Ween in Austin, and SXSW footnotes

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Something Weird This Way Comes

Alamo Drafthouse pays tribute to Mike Vraney

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Players' Guide

Adam Saltsman's new studio, plus a suite on Steam and more

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Cesar Chavez

The United Farm Workers leader and civil rights activist who managed to get housewives to stop buying grapes is the subject of this biopic.

God's Not Dead

A college kid faces flunking out if he can't prove to his classmates and atheist professor that God exists.

Legend

Telugu action film about a popular hero of the people.

The Lunchbox

This off-Bollywood charmer is a light-hearted drama about two lonely souls who forge a friendship when they start passing written notes.

Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

Lars von Trier's latest provocation is more meditation than outright flagellation.

Sabotage

Ugly and mean-spirited, this Schwarsenegger action film starts off badly, and gets dumber as it progresses.

Teenage

Beguiling and maddening in its approach, this odd doc looks at the relatively recent invention of the teenager.
arts & culture

Park Benched

The Cost of Art, Part II: Without enough buyers for art, local galleries like Tiny Park can't make the rent

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

'The Gospel at Colonus'

After 17 years, Zach Theatre revives this spirited mix of soulful music and Greek tragedy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Moon Trees': Erica Botkin

The legacy of NASA's moon trees is documented at Co-Lab Projects' Downtown venue

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Copland and Mexico

ASO took its audience across the border to let us 'see' our southern neighbor in music

'Meine Karten Sind Durchlöchert: My Maps Are Full of Holes'

Randi Renate Mabry's installation unearths the hidden past of her family's German heritage
columns

The Good Eye

Old Bohemia

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

Fannin Battleground site lives in infamy

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: LGBTQmunity

Open your eyes to trans visibility

Oops!

The Luv Doc: Being There

All fizz and no pop

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

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