June 6, 2014

Volume 33, Number 41

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news

Changing Directions

Community-based programs aim to redirect the 'school-to-prison pipeline'

BY DAGNY ZENOVIA

Point Austin: We'll Always Have ... Mass Murder

On not surrendering to pro-gun mythology

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: No Praise for Appraisal Process

Disparities in property values could prompt protest from county

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Finally ... Cole Declares for Mayor

Local leaders help kickoff campaign

BY MICHAEL KING AND AMY SMITH

Council: About Those Tax Bills ...

Vested rights returns to agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

District 9 Race Warms Up

Tovo, Riley kick off campaigns

BY AMY SMITH

Need a Lyft? Rideshare Wars, the Sequel

New player brings rideshare back to city agenda

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Grace Garcia of Annie's List Killed in Crash

Colleagues pay tribute

BY BRANDON WATSON

Perry Estate Looks to Next Chapter

Two structures on grounds up for demolition

BY AMY SMITH

The Hightower Report

Fast-food chains stealing from low-wage workers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Blackbird Singing

Upscale neighborhood pub Blackbird and Henry features simple yet excellent cuisine

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

From Nonna's Sicily to Texas Bellies

Jay Maffi's journey to meatball superiority

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

Vandals on camera, plus Dai Due nears opening day

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 5-10
music

X GAMES 2014

X Offenders

Music freaks and sports fanatics become indistinguishable

Playback: SXSW Survey a Snooze

City's post-SXSW survey succumbs to poor planning

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

OBN IIIs

Third Time to Harm

Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt

For Keeps

Graham Weber

Faded Photos

Radney Foster

Everything I Should Have Said

David Grissom

How It Feels to Fly

Ghost Wolves

Man, Woman, Beast

Ulrich Ellison

Synergy

Sour Notes

Do What May
screens

Boob Tubistry

ATX Television Festival caters to – and initiates – a new kind of fandom

BY AMY GENTRY

Toe to Toe With a Life in Dance

A ballerina inspires two choreographers in AFS Doc Nights offering

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Righteous Cause / Cool Swag

Summer Indie Movie Challenge

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Artist Intensive Unveiled

AFS program fosters creative hookups

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Cold in July

A dream lineup is one of many treats in this East Texas neo-noir based on a Joe Lansdale book.

The Dance of Reality

Cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first feature in 23 years is a labor of mad, passionate love

Edge of Tomorrow

The sci-fi is a bit fuzzy – and the alien beasties are anything but – in this Tom Cruise action onslaught.

The Fault in Our Stars

The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.

Filth

Based on a book by Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh, this film keeps close company with a nihilistic character, but unwisely pulls its punches.

Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

In this Hindi film, a military officer hunts terrorists.

Maleficent

Angelina Jolie stars in this Disney tale that promises to be a visual stunner.

Night Moves

Three radical environmentalists plot to destroy a hydroelectric dam in Kelly Reichardt's thoughtful drama.

Words and Pictures

The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?
arts & culture

Consummate Artistry

The 2013-14 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

comPassion

In its latest festival, Conspirare finds passions thriving in 21st century music

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Studio Visits: Terri Thomas

Collaboration is a gift for this provocative artist

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

Arts Reviews

The Foreigner

Austin Playhouse does right by this popular American comedy, mining all the laughs and also making its point

Gold Show|Rose Show

In the sequel to the 2013 concert of the same name, Julie Nathanielsz and Heloise Gold came at dance from opposite directions

Bethany

Theatre En Bloc delivers a tough and disturbing social critique on suburbia and adversity facing single mothers
columns

The Good Eye: Perfume Is a Country

Two local perfumers make natural magic in Austin

Gay Place

Queerbomb turns 5!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Get your thrill and Edom too at Blueberry Hill Farms

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Dumpster Bonin'

Wherein the Luv Doc plays the uncomfortable role of the skeptic

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

X GAMES 2014

X Games Info

Don't know a railslide from a tailslide? Not sure if you got roosted or yard saled? We're here to help.

Get Your Shovels Out

How a local crew of diggers built the baddest Downtown dirt jumps in the country at the Ninth Street BMX Trails

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

X Marks A Lot

Photos of local (BM) X Games competitors past and present

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

World Cup Watch

Kickoff in Brazil on Thursday

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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