April 11, 2014

Volume 33, Number 33

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news

My Dove Springs ... and Ours

What life in 'the 44' says about the two worlds of Austin

BY SAM RAMOS

Point Austin: Stayed on Freedom

Considering the LBJ legacy

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Saving the Baylor House

The fight to save the home of the woman who saved Clarksville

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Water Use Sinking, Rates Rising

Austin Water officials agree something's got to give

BY AMY SMITH

Council: Water Into Whine

With this week's Council late start, what will happen to Citizens Communication?

BY MICHAEL KING

Transportation Planning Briefs

BY NICK BARBARO

The Education of Greg Abbott

Attorney general in hot water over school plan

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Guns vs. Moms

Is the open carry movement going off half-cocked?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Lehmberg Answers Springsteen Suit

D.A. argues innocence can not be declared in civil court

BY JORDAN SMITH

Jose Villegas: A Retardation Claim

Jose Villegas: A retardation claim

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

How simple is Rep. Paul Ryan?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Some of These Things Are Not Like the Others

How Thai Fresh accidentally became a mecca for gluten-free sweets

BY KATE THORNBERRY

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

East Side King has gone from a backyard trailer to street-food empire in five short years

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Let It Grow

The fifth annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour celebrates local farmers and chefs

BY ANNA TOON

Food-o-File

Where there's 'Smoke' ...

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

April 12-17
music

Playback: Fringe Radio

Austin's newest radio frequency, Fringe

BY KEVIN CURTIN

OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2014 PREVIEW

Great Expectations

Sarah Jarosz returns to her roots – the Old Settler's Music Festival

BY ABBY JOHNSTON

More Old Settler's Music Festival Preview

OSMF preview

Bluegrass Box

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Old Settler's Music Festival Record Reviews

Big Head Todd & the Monsters

Black Beehive

Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott

Memories and Moments

Lake Street Drive

Bad Self Portraits

Donna the Buffalo

Tonight, Tomorrow and Yesterday

Robert Randolph & the Family Band

Lickety Split
screens

His Name Was Gary Poulter

Meet the homeless man who became a movie star

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Smoke and Mirrors

The 'Oculus' team on taking a ghost story to the big screen

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Adrenaline and Magic

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour soars into the Paramount this weekend

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Bhoothnath Returns

This Hindi ghost returns in a sequel to settle some scores on Earth.

Draft Day

Baseball season arrives with Kevin Costner playing a football GM. Blasphemy!

50 to 1

The Kentucky Derby-winning horse Mine That Bird sprints to glory in this equine biopic.

Joe

Nic Cage and David Gordon Green are at the top of their games in this Larry Brown story, while young Tye Sheridan is an actor who's already achieved greatness.

Oculus

A dark force lurks in the looking glass in this paranormal outing that's a notch above, but barely.

Particle Fever

In this documentary, six scientists seek the mysteries of the universe through the launch of the Large Hadron Collider.

Race Gurram

Telugu romantic action drama.

The Raid 2

This breathtaker is a relentless wall of action filmmaking that sets a new, bloody standard.
arts & culture

Charged Up

The 10th Fusebox Festival gets off to an electric start with 'Mozart Requiem Undead'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fast Forward Austin

This is not your standard music festival – you'll hear sounds you've never heard before

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Art City Austin 2014

Art Alliance Austin's annual spring art fair brings art to the streets around City Hall

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD

Arts Reviews

Merrily We Roll Along

You wouldn't know this Sondheim musical was a legendary flop from the impressive staging at St. Ed's

The Last Meeting of the Knights of the White Magnolia

Different Stages captures the small-town feel in Preston Jones' Texas drama, but the play's age is showing

Assassins

Sondheim's black comic musical about presidential killers and would-be killers gets a fantastic staging by Soubrette
columns

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Gay Place: PRETTY:UGLY

Punk rock San Antonio takes Austin in an ugly show of loveliness

Day Trips

Sand castles come in many forms at the Texas SandFest in Port Aransas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Good Eye: A (Tiny) Room of One's Own

You call that a small house? This is a small house!

BY AMY GENTRY

The Luv Doc: Come On, Big Boy

Sometimes it's hard to know when a woman is just begging for it

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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