May 30, 2014

Volume 33, Number 40

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news

Four for Mayor

Early campaign features a lawyer, a Council member, a rancher, and a mechanic

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: In Memoriam

On the wars that never end all wars

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: The 'Witch Hunt' of a Commissioner

Auditor's report could have a chilling effect on city boards and commissions

BY AMY SMITH

'Statesman' Demagoguery on SXSW and Special Events

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

The Name Game Visits Auditorium Shores

City delays renaming in honor of Vic Mathias

BY AMY SMITH

Council: From Dollars to Chemtrails

CMs hunker down during budget – and campaign – season

BY MICHAEL KING

Booking Austin's Library Future

City hopes new Central Library will be global trailblazer

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tea Party Wins Big in Run-Offs

Patrick, Paxton beat establishment candidates

BY BRANDON WATSON

City to Review LGBT Rights Performance

CM Riley wants Austin to be equality leader

BY BRANDON WATSON

ID Law One More Hurdle for Trans Voters

Requirements lead to less civic participation

BY BRANDON WATSON

Despite Opposition, Sheriff 'S-Comm' Hamilton Rolls On

Hamilton holds firm despite 3rd Circuit ruling

BY TONY CANTÚ

The Hightower Report

Samsung apologizes, only not really
food

To Be or Not to Be (a Gastropub)

Porter Ale House nails it

BY RACHEL FEIT

Land Ho

After a rocky few months, the Vegan Yacht finds smooth sailing at Spider House

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-O-File

This week's buzz words – baked goods, beer, and brunch

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

May 30-June 3
music

Summertime Peruse

A respite of rock & roll reading

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: White Hats at the White Horse

The White Horse expands its empire – into nonprofits and a record label

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Taking the Temperature of 'Cold in July'

The film based on Joe Lansdale's novel, 'Cold in July,' is a gnarled tale of modern horror

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

You Are Here

Cannes and the art of getting there

BY MICHELLE MIRSKY

Theatres of War

World War I film series complements Ransom Center exhibit

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Chinese Puzzle

A large extended family becomes the natural, yet sometimes awkward outgrowth of modern-day relationships In this romantic piece from France.

The Immigrant

Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix star in James Gray's latest New York opus, a story about a woman turned out from Ellis Island to fend for herself on the mean streets of New York.

Manam

Indian film.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Seth MacFarlane furthers his Hollywood onslaught with this Western spoof in which he's no longer strictly a voice talent but is now playing the onscreen lead.

Palo Alto

Gia Coppola, the latest voice heard from in that ridiculously talented filmmaking family, makes an auspicious directing debut with this teen drama based on stories from a collection by James Franco.
arts & culture

Active Listening

Dance artists Heloise Gold and Julie Nathanielsz, and a new 'Gold Show|Rose Show'

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'The Last Waltz'

Michael Schliefke's final art show in Austin prompts reflections on the art scene here

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Funniest Person in Austin 2014

Cody Hustak reveals the secrets to his success in this year's comedy competition

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Once There Were Six Seasons

Glass Half Full Theatre employs puppets to show us a series of visions of the Earth transformed by climate change

Chicago

Half & Half Productions' immersive staging of the Kander & Ebb musical keeps the joint jumpin' for a full two hours

'A Secret Affair: Selections From the Fuhrman Family Collection'

The Contemporary Austin brings an exceptionally curated medley of international artists to town for a study in dualism
columns

Letters at 3AM: Hitting the Street

Michael Ventura remembers how poverty bred contempt toward those he loved the most

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place: Where The Girls Go

Where the Girls Go? Right here, queers.

The Good Eye: Where Everybody Sews Your Name

Leslie Bonnell’s Stitch Lab insists that you are not a number

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

Join chef Johnny Hernandez for a taste of old Mexico and brunch at his San Antonio home

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Mortification

A sobering advertisement for birth control

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

'Austin Chronicle' Adult Spelling Bee

BY AMY KAMP

Texas Rollergirls Double-Header

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

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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