June 20, 2014

Volume 33, Number 43

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'A Mayor Who Listens'

Sheryl Cole talks about her skills, her record, and what she learned on her 'house party tour'

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does

Austin's success against sealants starts a trend

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Split Views on ADUs

'Granny flats' measure breaks from the CodeNext pack

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Navigating Rideshare's Course

City begins stakeholder meetings

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Reprieve for Dorham's Backyard

Harold McMillan's music venue isn't ready for a swan song

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: More Where That Came From

Packed schedule leads to marathon session

BY MICHAEL KING

City to Mount Case for Appraisal Protest in 2015

A unanimous Council vote preps a challenge next year

BY AMY SMITH

Cap Metro: Riding the Shuffle Bus

Downtown bus routes shift

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Prof. Dumpster: Fighting for the 1%

Jeff Wilson sets out to prove 'less is more'

BY NORA ANKRUM

More Bacon for Construction Workers on AISD Projects

Wage measure splits board

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

What job creation numbers don't tell us

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Whip It Real Good

Whip In's reincarnation continues with its award-winning Kamala beers

BY ANNA TOON

A Southwestern Concept Goes South

chavez is a better-than-average hotel restaurant, but is that enough to attract locals?

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Kin & Comfort: An Early Look

Thai/Southern mashup is Austin's best-kept secret ... for now

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-o-File

A cupcake caper, and more sweet news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 20-26
music

Groover's Paradise

The Hole in the Wall has seen it all

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Mac's Love Letters

Ian McLagan got that mojo working

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Jack White

Lazaretto

Acteurs

I W I

The Black Keys

Turn Blue

Tune-Yards

Nicki Nack

Pharoahe Monch

P.T.S.D.: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Sturgill Simpson

Metamodern Sounds in Modern Country Music

Mary Gauthier

Trouble & Love

John Fullbright

Songs
screens

Film What You Know

'Ping Pong Summer' draws on filmmaker Michael Tully's own experience

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Obvious Grownups

Jenny Slate and Gillian Robespierre unswaddle their film 'Obvious Child'

BY AMY GENTRY

Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64?

Where do old queens go when they don't own a palace?

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Before You Know It

There's an aging LGBT community that is only getting bigger and older, and this documentary investigates that process – in ways both specific and universal.

The Hornet's Nest

Mike and Carlos Boettcher, a father-and-son duo, recorded this firsthand war footage during their time embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Humshakals

Hindi comedy.

Jersey Boys

Even though Clint Eastwood guides this Broadway hit to film, there’s not much new in this rise-and-fall, music-biz story.

Like a Country Song

An up-and-coming country singer is undone by his ego in this inspirational film.

Obvious Child

Jenny Slate stars as a standup comic in this indie film about abortion that comes snuggled in the broad strokes of a quirky comedy.

The Rover

Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson are the riveting stars of this bloody but compelling chase movie through the Australian Outback.

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

This film is a loving valentine to an unsung hero of the entertainment industry who's had an astonishing career.

Think Like a Man Too

Whatever happens in Vegas will happen in just about every movie set in Vegas.
arts & culture

HOG Wild

How a concrete wasteland has become a street-art wonderland called the HOPE Outdoor Gallery

BY BOB MAKELA

Jimmy Pardo

How does this stand-up comic make working the crowd look so easy?

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

'La Femme Bohème'

Puccini's Bohemians get an all-gal makeover

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

This play abounds in comic riffs on Chekhov, but it also taps the vein of human frailty in his work

H.M.S. Pinafore

It would be difficult not to have fun at this Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Austin production

'Raul Gonzalez and Julon Pinkston: Undetermined Matter'

The pairing of these two artists using similar approaches shows them playing off each other's strengths
columns

The Good Eye: Summer Camp

Notes on QueerBomb's profusion of glitter and camp

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place

Our gay chamber celebrates 17 years of working toward economic equality for all

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Follow the trail to Lynchburg, Tenn., and the Jack Daniel's Distillery

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Knuckle-Dragging Meathead

The worst kind of ignorance is ignorance accompanied by hubris

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup 2014

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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