May 2, 2014

Volume 33, Number 36

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news

The Road to 10-1 ... Is Getting Crowded [Updated May 12]

As May money season opens, candidates blossom

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Race Does Matter

Sotomayor on the willfulness of judicial 'colorblindness'

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: The Road to Fewer Roads

Can the latest advances in intersection designs fix Austin's gridlock?

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

Shared Services Uproar: Students Busted in Tower Sit-In

Tensions around job sharing plan peak

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Council: Zoning Futures, Budget Preview, Cilantro

Light agenda heading into budget season

BY MICHAEL KING

Enchanted No More

Rising tax bill forces owner to put art venue on the market

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Elegy for the Man Behind @ATXhipsters

Kelly Wayne Noel killed by drunk driver

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Row Study: Worse Than We Thought

Report says 4.1% of death row defendants in the U.S. are innocent

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report: Perry's Mess

Rick Perry's got himself into a jam with the law, but fret not, he's got taxpayers' dollars to cover his attorney fees

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

All Hail the Jester

Changing the world – one beer at a time

BY ANNA TOON

Heavenly Chops

Biryani Pot seduces with sublime goat rib chops

BY MICK VANN

Austin's Own Bean-to-Bar Chocolates

Kiskadee's labor-intensive process yields distinctive product

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

The scoop at AF&WF, and sad news for breakfast taco lovers

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 1-8
music

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2014 PREVIEW

screens

Outside of Society

Does Austin have enough room for two queer film festivals?

BY KATE X MESSER

An Actor and an Übermensch

Tishuan Scott connects the dots between Nietzsche and his award-winning turn in civil war drama 'The Retrieval'

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

The Pen May Be Mightier Than the Sword, but Sometimes It Makes You Want to Slit Your Wrists

The Austin Film Society's latest series zooms in on creative block

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

More proves to be less for Spidey this time out.

Anaamika

Telugu film.

Brick Mansions

In one of his last roles, Paul Walker stars in this American remake of Luc Besson's actioner District B13.

Finding Vivian Maier

After buying a storage locker full of unknown photos, the filmmaker becomes the de facto executor of the unheralded photographer of the title.

Kotha Janta

Telugu romance.

On My Way

In this road movie, Catherine Deneuve plays a Frenchwoman having an existential crisis on wheels.

The Quiet Ones

The venerable Hammer Film studio gets into the found-footage horror genre.

The Retrieval

Chris Eska's ambitious indie film is set during the waning months of the Civil War and tells a distinctive coming-of-age story.
arts & culture

Fighting City Hall

What began as a play for Austin by a Ukrainian playwright has become a dispatch from the front lines of a war

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'War Horse'

An inanimate steed of aluminum and cane Handsprings to life in this award-winning drama

BY ROBERT FAIRES

grayDUCK Gallery

Jill Schroeder's art space ends hiatus, reopens in bigger digs on East Cesar Chavez

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Much Ado About Nothing

Everyone, young and old alike, gets drawn in to Present Company's staging of this Shakespearean rom-com

One With Others

Karen Sherman's surprisingly funny, moving dance and text work was poetry in motion

Pat Snow: Monologue

The exhibition weaves anecdotes into a story of the artist's life and also his creative range
columns

Letters at 3AM: Musicians of Behavior

Actors are musicians of behavior

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Good Eye: Are You There God? It's Me, Vagina

One zine grows up, and Austin's mags burst into bloom

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

Watching the ships roll in to Galveston Bay at Fort Travis Seashore Park

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: That's Where I Wanna Be: Lenny!

This week's week of nuts is kicked off with OUTsider's first outing: MayDayGayDay

The Luv Doc: A Big Move

An unexpected wet willie from the finger of the divine

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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