June 13, 2014

Volume 33, Number 42

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news

Project Connect Accelerates

As decisions near, controversy dogs urban rail plan

BY MAC MCCANN AND MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Dis Connect

Urban rail may be going off the tracks

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: County Folds on Tax Fight

Commissioners kick can down the road by opting to study appraisal system

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

El Rey Move Lights Up Austin Film Scene

Robert Rodriguez's network to use Austin as corporate HQ

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Everything That Fits

CMs get feisty heading into campaign season

BY MICHAEL KING

New Life for Plaza Saltillo

City to reshape old rail yard into transit hub

BY AMY SMITH

Uber Stakes Its Austin Claim

City attempts to solve rideshare conundrum

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Help Wanted: School Board Candidates

Scarce bids concern education advocates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Biker Bees Caught in Honey Trap

Bee hive causes buzz on Guadalupe

BY SARAH MORTIMER

GOP Marches Backward

2014 Texas platform veers hard right

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Hightower Report

Is it smart to connect smartphones with smart homes?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

No Chef Coats Here

Two hard-working women from the little Tex-Mex powerhouse called Tamale House No. 3 dream of reopening its doors

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Wondrous FIFA 2014 World Cup Watching

Enjoy fútbol with international style and comfort at these restaurants

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Magnificent Oak Tree Is Magnificent!

Pelóns Tex-Mex less so

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Food-O-File

Huzzahs for local restaurateurs, plus comings and goings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 13-19
music

Cold Sweat

Where have all our black clubs gone?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: OBN III's Tuned Up

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Sourcing 'The Signal'

William Eubank flips the switch

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Borgman

This Dutch film is a darkly nuanced fable that keeps us consistently off-balance.

For No Good Reason

The artist Ralph Steadman, best known for his illustrations of Hunter S. Thompson's books, is profiled in this documentary.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

You'll want a dragon of your own after seeing this animated sequel that surpasses the original.

Ida

Concisely but with great depth, this Polish film explores questions of individual and national identity.

Jump Jilani

Telugu comedy.

The Signal

A trio of tech-savvy twentysomethings get waylaid and wind up as subjects in a weird but stylish sci-fi mystery.

22 Jump Street

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill again go undercover in this frequently delightful mess.

We Are the Best!

Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.
arts & culture

#WorldWideTrendingTopic

Austin's voice in the global conversation on art and social media

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

'Ignite: Three Works'

Choreographer Jennifer Hart and dancer Edward Carr gather kindling, set a match

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'Young Latina Artists 19: Y, Qué?'

San Antonio's Más Rudas Chicana Collective fills Mexic-Arte's summer showcase with work by women

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

punkplay

Gregory Moss' play turns out be about something much greater than punk: teens' search for identity

There, the Magnificent

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's latest dance celebrated small virtues, little kindnesses, and the joys of being close

'Susan Collis: I would like to invite the viewer'

London-based Susan Collis presents a new realism in her solo show
columns

Oops!

Letters at 3AM: Snyder 'R' Us

Despite the illusion of autonomy, we have been colonized by the Oligarchy

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place: Oonce like you mean it

Best get back, back, back to the Boathouse

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: Professionalism vs. Fashionalism

A Father's Day meditation on double standards

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

The Big Thicket survives at Larsen Sandyland Preserve near Silsbee

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Thousand Suns

It is the time for a 'Dear Abby' type column

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Going Pro

Aztex announce new partners, USL Pro affiliation

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

World Cup Watch

Where to watch World Cup games in Austin

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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