April 4, 2014

Volume 33, Number 32

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The Next New Neighborhood

City and residents plan a sustainable Colony Park

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Small Victories

Whatever the prospects, the tasks remain the same

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Faith and the Environment

Interfaith leaders push for more renewables in city's generation plan

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Project Connect: Phases and Stages

Advisory group gets closer to official Council recommendation

BY MAC MCCANN

Council: Spring Bluebonnets, Spring Candidates

The November district Council races continue to rumble into action

BY MICHAEL KING

Capital Metro Service Changes Public Meeting

AISD's Carstarphen Atlanta Bound

Superintendent named sole finalist to head Atlanta Public Schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'No Undue Burden': 5th Circuit Upholds HB 2

5th Circuit overrules Yeakel, upholds HB 2

BY JORDAN SMITH

ACBA Summit: Austin Co-ops on the Move

Annual confab hopes to support democratic businesses

BY ROBYN ROSS

Homeless Campground: South Austin Dilemma

Larger issue still unaddressed

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Changes in Store for Duncan/BMX Park

BMX riders meet with Parks and Rec

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

To start a movement, start moving!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

The ancient art of foraging for food is aged to perfection

BY JESSI CAPE

Blurry Vision

The Hightower hasn't found its groove – yet

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Mindful Meals

Classic and innovative kosher recipes to inspire home cooks just in time for Passover

BY AMY KRITZER

Food-O-File

New menus, remodeling, and a fresh crop of weekends for Austin Restaurant Week? Spring has sprung in the Austin foodie scene.

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Soy Quien Soy

Gina Chavez comes into her own

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Playback: Live Music and Lodging

Hotel Indigo to break ground on Red River as Max Frost breaks the same with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on his Atlantic Records debut

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Atash

Everything Is Music

Boyfrndz

Breeder

Feral Future

Haematic

Insect Sex Act

A Fist Full of Panties, For a Few Panties More, or Once Upon a Time in Your Panties

East 35

East 35

Flaco & Max, Los Texas Wranglers

Tex Mex
screens

HBO My

Premium cable network struts its stuff with three premieres this weekend

BY MONICA RIESE

Drafthouse Hosts a Class of 1984 Reunion

He who controls the past controls the future of Alamo programming

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

He Ain't Heavy; He's My Blood Brother

AFS Doc Nights takes a trip to India for the next in its series

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Film Reviews

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.

Ernest & Celestine

The team from A Town Called Panic returns with another animated charmer – this time a tale about interspecies friendship and dentistry.

Jinn

Thrills start after a man receives a cryptic message warning that he's in imminent danger.

Le Week-End

A long-married couple amusingly dance toward the kind of despair borne from overfamiliarity.

Main Tera Hero

Bollywood masala.

Noah

Partly allegorical, partly spectacular, and wholly sincere, Darren Aronofsky gives us another memorable movie about a driven individual.

Nymphomaniac: Volume 2

Second verse, not as good as the first.

Repentance

Forest Whitaker stars as a very troubled man in this thriller opening locally at a dollar house.

Rowdy

Telugu action thriller.
arts & culture

LipSchtick Traces

When Cindy Wood scores the big laughs at Esther's Follies, she's channeling comedy's funniest femmes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'17th Century Masterworks From Eastern Europe'

Move over, Queen! La Follia digs up some Bohemian rhapsodies you've never heard before.

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Sondheim: Side by Side – by Side

Austin gets a triple scoop from the musical master: 'Company,' 'Merrily We Roll Along,' and 'Assassins'

BY RUSSELL M. DEMBIN

Arts Reviews

Gypsy

Though slow going, Southwestern University's staging delivered old-fashioned splendor and passion

New American Talent / Dance

Not everyone agreed with the clear winner in Ballet Austin's competition this year, and enough with the tweets

Ordinary Days

This chamber musical about two male-female duos in NYC is a refreshingly modern study of intimacy
columns

Letters at 3AM: To Sit on a Park Bench

The park bench is a fine and honorable place to end up

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Oops

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Good Eye: Hitting Home

Preservation Austin knows there's no place like midcentury modern

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place

Let your hair (and other things) down at ArtErotica, Body Rock, and Lezz Dance

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Tyler's Barbecue in Amarillo ain't fooling around

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law: Tax Procrastinators Unite

Tax Procrastinators Unite

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: A Drinking Solution

What to drink and where to drink it

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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