May 9, 2014

Volume 33, Number 37

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news

A Declaration of Independence

Zavala Elementary and Principal Sean Fox are succeeding at going their own way

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: The Best of Times

Cutting a city budget easier said than done

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Decoding the Code

Next step: untangling 30 years of regulatory layers

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Can Project Connect Connect?

Advisory group receives preferred corridor recommendation

BY MICHAEL KING

APD Brass Shifts Up, Down, Across

Musical chairs at Downtown HQ

BY JORDAN SMITH

High Waters: Questions at Onion Creek

Residents still frustrated six months after flood

BY JESSICA LUTHER

HOPE Rolls Out Bike-Powered Farm Stand

Farmers market takes its act on the road

BY NORA ANKRUM

Council: The Budget Starts Buzzing

Vested interests on the dais

BY MICHAEL KING

Vested Interests on the Dais

BY AMY SMITH

May Elections: Twice the Fun

Double election strains Travis County resources

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Eighth Inmate of the Year Set to Die

Eighth inmate of the year set to die

BY JORDAN SMITH

The Hightower Report

In death, Margaret Mary Vojtko reaches out to the Pope

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Life Is Sweet

Three talented restaurant professionals run the show at LaV

BY MELANIE HAUPT

International Frozen Treat Tour Stops in Austin

Local gelateria Tèo is contestant in regional competition

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-O-File

Food truck musings, Citywide 86'd finalists, and finito for two Italian eateries

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 10-14
music

Limón y Sal

Pachanga Fest headliner Julieta Venegas – Mexico's Feist?

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Headhunters Closes

Headhunters shuts down, Psych Fests both successful and contentious, and Wayne 'The Train' Hancock recuperates while Sons of Fathers call it a day

BY KEVIN CURTIN

AUSTIN PSYCH FEST 2014 LIVE SHOTS

The Zombies

Baroque-pop UK legends arrive road-tested and hardy

BY SCOTT SCHINDER

Bombino

African guitarist whips up a sandstorm

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Destruction Unit

Arizona triple axe beast recalls Amphetamine Reptile Records

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Mark McGuire

Drone optimist hits it out of the park and into the river

BY LUKE WINKIE

Temples

UK quartet’s airy psych-pop finds aid in a crescent moon

BY GREG BEETS

Earthless

An axe god, drumming deity, and Rickenbacker bass to rule you all

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Kikagaku Moyo/Bo Ningen

A second Japanese twofer pilots the APF mothership

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Loop

APF’s closing hymn of feedback and distortion

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

screens

Pushing Air

Game audio design firm GL33k sounds off on whale calls, light sabers, and sweet jams

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Fading Gigolo

John Turturro directs himself and Woody Allen in this movie that gently cruises but but never drives it home.

Fed Up

Most everything we've been taught about eating and exercising is wrong, and Katie Couric breaks it down for us.

Jodorowsky's Dune

What's tantalizing but never was? This Fantastic Fest award-winner talks with the famed surrealist and others about their plans for this aborted project.

Neighbors

Lively performances from Seth Rogen and others brighten an otherwise perfunctory revenge comedy.
arts & culture

Return to the WEST

If it's May, it must be time to go touring studios and art shows on the sunset side of I-35

'Church of the Passionate Cat'

Underbelly Theatre takes you down some delightfully mean streets in its immersive noir adventure

BY ROBERT FAIRES

'Play Ball'

Allison Orr finds dance at the diamond, choreographing baseball moves in a tribute to Downs Field

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014

Nominees announced, with top honors to a 'Vibrator,' a fixed 'John,' and a merry 'Roll'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

columns

Gay Place

How could we not get behind a fun run that features thong, thong, thong, thong, thongs?

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye – Clothes-Minded: An Eyeful of Austin Fashion Week

Austin Fashion Week comes to a clothes

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

Take a bite out of boredom at Gator Country outside of Beaumont

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Greatest Love of All

Really, there is no shame in not masturbating

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Aztex Season Preview

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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