June 27, 2014

Volume 33, Number 44

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news

Getting off the Road

Rail will help, roads will help – but so will your decision not to drive today

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Going Down Slow

The fading numbers of Austin's African-Americans

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Density in the Floodplain

Ignoring staff warnings, Council approves variance for office tower

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Plaza Saltillo Decision Comes Down to Money

Cap Metro chooses Endeavor over Saltillo Collaborative

BY AMY SMITH

A Final Plan for Colony Park

Master plan revealed at Family Fun Fest

BY ROBYN ROSS

Council: They Just Might Dance All Night

34 member-sponsored items clog agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

Votes Pending: The Case for Connect

Cap Metro board endorses initial rail route

BY MAC MCCANN

Growth Funds: ACC's Bond Proposal

Community college asking for $386 million

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council Endorses EPA Emissions Rule

Supporters hope to set precedent for Texas

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Will Border Crisis Spur a Special Session?

Perry, Dewhurst, Straus instruct DPS to increase border presence

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Koch brothers stunned to find some non-rich people in their lobby

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Wine Enthusiast

June Rodil's passion for wine has shaped her career and the way Austin drinks

BY MELANIE HAUPT

A-OK Chinese

More like 'meh'

BY KATE THORNBERRY

Downtown's Garage Is a Hidden Gem

Craft cocktails, local history, and parking all-in-one

BY GRACIE SALEM

Food-o-File

The sweets beat: Contigo hires a new pastry chef

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

June 26-July 2
music

Metallurgy

Agalloch

The Serpent and the Sphere

Got My Mojo Workin'

Paul Oscher used to blow harps for Muddy Waters

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Headcrusher's Heavy Metal Colombian Offense

Headcrusher's Heavy Metal Colombian Offense, Joe Ely's Lost Electro Album, A New Home for Refugeed Bluegrass

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Agalloch

The Serpent and the Sphere

The Atlas Moth

The Old Believer

Autopsy

Tourniquets, Hacksaws & Graves

Eyehategod

Eyehategod

Headcrusher

Let the Blood Run + Black Burning Skies

Mastodon

Once More 'Round the Sun

Killer Be Killed

Killer Be Killed

Lazer / Wulf

The Beast of Left and Right

Tombs

Savage Gold

Pilgrim

II: Void Worship

Triptykon

Melana Chasmata
screens

Apocalypse by the Trainload

Bong Joon-ho discusses his film 'Snowpiercer'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Adventure Beckons

Kat Candler rides the 'Hellion' roller coaster back home

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Scenes From a Creative Partnership

The Austin Film Society presents the films of Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann in its new series

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Autonagar Surya

Telugu language action film.

Hellion

Austin filmmaker Kat Candler explores the sins of the father in this dark drama starring Aaron Paul.

Humshakals

This Hindi-language broad comedy about lookalikes is set in London.

Korengal

This companion piece to the Oscar-nominated documentary Restrepo revisits the men who fought in Afghanistan's deadly Korengal Valley.

Miss Lovely

Indian drama explores Mumbai's seedy, C-grade film industry in the late Eighties.

Nothing Bad Can Happen

The title is grimly ironic: In fact, a whole lot of bad things happen in this German horror film.

Snowpiercer

This English-language debut from acclaimed South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho is a riveting sci-fi action film entirely set on a speeding train.

The Villain

Indian revenge thriller.
arts & culture

Faulk Hero

Remembering John Henry Faulk's battle against the blacklist

BY WILLARD MANUS

Austin African American Book Festival

Biographer Arnold Rampersad headlines the eighth edition, focusing on inspiration for change

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Contemporary Austin

'Susurrus,' 'Music for Wilderness Lake' offer art for the ears as well as eyes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Spectrum Theatre Company

'Illumination Celebration' brings African-American theatre one step closer to the spotlight

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Romeo and Juliet

Penfold's condensed version of Shakespeare's play, played by five actors, brings out the heart of the tragedy

Jewels of the Tanjavur Tradition: Live Music and Dance of Southern India

This Austin Dance India program celebrated the continuum of classical dance from generation to generation

'S Gershwin

This concertized biopic provides a wonderful review of George Gershwin's trailblazing life and career
columns

Letters at 3am: Oligarchy Blues

Without fair elections and a viable legislative process at federal and state levels, the republic no longer exists

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Knees, Please

Man up and take off your pants

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place

Prove how much you love SM and help San Marcos have their first Pride!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Northeast Texas Trail from Farmersville to New Boston is the longest Texas rails-to-trails project

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Underappreciated

A beach house in Malibu is really sweet, but not if you have to share it with an ingrate who doesn’t pick up after himself

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

World Cup Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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