May 16, 2014

Volume 33, Number 38

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features

Summer Fun 2014

Summer Fun Guide

Attractions, Gear hubs, Instruction outlets, and general Resources to let you make your own waves

Fun in the Sun

Planning your summer early? Check out our roundup of the season's big events.

Swell!

Surf Texas: It's not a question, it's an invitation. Just ask Kenny Braun.

BY KATE X MESSER

Surfer Girl

Local wakesurf phenom Raleigh Hager acclimates to life at the top of the podium

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Slippery Slope

To water-park jefe, Schlitterbahn's Jeff Henry, salvage equals whimsy not whim

BY KATE X MESSER

news

'Chronicle' Endorsements

Fighting Sexual Assault

Amid growing national momentum, UT-Austin takes steps to protect incoming students

BY JESSICA LUTHER

Point Austin: Campaign Summer Fun

On the road to 10-1, race begins to take shape

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Water Talk Bubbles Forth

Exploring the unknown future of Austin's water supply

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Fire, Flood, and Men on Horseback

Contentious issues fill this week's slate

BY MICHAEL KING

Poor Planning

Planning Commission has painful meeting

BY NICK BARBARO

Committee Finds Grounds For Hall Impeachment

Regent accused of Bill Powers witch hunt

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Ex-APD Detective Indicted in Shooting

Kleinert released on personal bond

BY BRANDON WATSON

Except for Eanes, Area School Bonds Win Big

Low turnout election sandwiched between primaries

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Primary Run-Offs: Tea Party vs. Old Guard

Establishment gains traction toward election

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Davis: Abbott Failed to Police CPRIT

Senator accuses attorney general of turning a blind eye

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper

Robert Bryce book-signing at BookPeople

BY NICK BARBARO

'Orange' Author: Kids Don't Belong Behind Bars

Memoirist talks about prison reform during recent visit

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Look out – the 'yummies' are coming!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

All in the Family

Three Austin restaurants serve up special Sunday dinners

BY RACHEL FEIT

SUMMER FUN 2014

Riding the Wave of Rum Punch

Pleasant Storage Room fuels summer fun with rum

BY GRACIE SALEM

Food-O-File

Local gelato maker heads to the finals, delicious tacos at Pachanga, and to-go orders at Sway

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

When the Clock Strikes 12

Bill Haley died for rock & roll – in Harlingen

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Margaret Moser Retires

'Chronicle' Senior Music writer Margaret Moser retires after 33 years on the beat

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Megafauna

Maximalist

Brainclub Vol. II

Brainclub Vol. II

Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison

Our Year

Doug Strahan

Cool Black Dreams, Late Night Schemes

Greyhounds

Accumulator

Full Service

Carousel

Machine Don't Lie

Nobody Panic

Amy Atchley

Where You Go
screens

SUMMER FUN 2014

A Tall Drink of Water

Stars we love at the Paramount Summer Classic Film series

Texas 'Forev'

Austin expats make good on the festival circuit with their debut indie comedy

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Drive, He Said

A conversation with 'Locke'-smith Steven Knight

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

The German Doctor

This Argentinian film uses the country’s dark history as a haven for escaped Nazi war criminals as fodder for this atmospheric tale.

God's Pocket

Philip Seymour Hoffman, in one of his last performances, heads up a terrific ensemble cast for this offbeat drama adapted from a Pete Dexter novel.

Godzilla

These monsters have more audience appeal than their human co-stars – which is good and bad.

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return

Animated Dorothy goes back to Oz for further adventures.

Locke

In this bravura movie, Tom Hardy plays a man who tries to mend the unraveling threads of his life while behind the wheel of a car for 85 minutes.

Million Dollar Arm

Jon Hamm stars in this story of a sports agent who hits on the idea of turning Indian cricket bowlers into talented baseball stars.

Mom's Night Out

The moms take a girls' night out and leave the kids home with their hapless dads. Chaos reigns.
arts & culture

SUMMER FUN 2014

Far Away, From Home

Local authors' summer lit-aways to distant places

Barton Springs Underwater

Photographer Martha Grenon dives deep into Austin's beloved swimming hole

BY ROBERT FAIRES

SUMMER FUN 2014

Summer Fun: The Classic Beach Read

Recommendations for the ideal read when you're camped out in the sand

BY ROBERT FAIRES

WEST 2014: Ink Tank

Artists host a yard sale of their work, offer soothing tunes from a vending machine

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

Arts Reviews

Antony and Cleopatra

Poor Shadows of Elysium boils this powerful Shakespearean tragedy down to its essential elements

The Sleeping Beauty

This classic's technical challenges were cause for concern, but Ballet Austin's staging boasted wonders as well

The Snow Queen

Michael Cunningham
columns

Letters at 3AM: The Nameless Moon, Etc.

Ventura unpacks his folders full of sentences without homes, and other remnants excised from this and that

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Swimming While Fat

Does this swimsuit make me look fat? I hope so.

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips

Student rockets scream across the sky at Willow City

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Cheer Up, Goth

Austin's gay summer is off to a bright and sunny start: It's World Goth Day

The Luv Doc: Scoring Chicks

What woman doesn’t love to go shoe shopping?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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