July 11, 2014

Volume 33, Number 46

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news

Where the Sidewalks End

Austin's patchwork sidewalk system has a history – and just maybe a better future

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: The Powers That Be

The UT stalemate is one battle in an education war

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Reimagining the South Waterfront

South Central Waterfront Init­i­ative creates a long-term development vision

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Headlines

S-Comm: Hamilton Fans Backlash

Sheriff Hamilton continues to back S-Comm, even as sheriffs across the country reject it

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: Summer Doldrums, Autumn Buzz

City Council has entered its annual summer hiatus, but the election money race has begun

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD Election = Turning Point?

With filing for the November election imminent, Austin ISD's board of trustees has vacancies, and it has candidates. Unfortunately, they're not in the same seats.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Judge on Pregnancy 'Clinics': Signage Ordinance 'Vague'

Anti-abortion centers evade medical service signage requirement

BY MARY TUMA

A Development Project With a Silver Lining

The Rebekah Baines Johnson Center is about to be part of an ambitious master planned community for Austin seniors.

BY AMY SMITH

Graves Prosecutor Under Misconduct Review

The Texas Bar has found 'just cause' to review allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former D.A. Charles Sebesta Jr. for his 1994 capital prosecution of Anthony Graves.

BY MICHAEL KING

FCC to Radio Pirates: $15,000 Arrgh!

FCC fines couple $15,000 for operating an unlicensed radio station

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Hightower Report

Walgreens: An unpatriotic ingrate

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Know Your Culinary Matriarchs

Meet some of the women who helped shape Austin's culinary consciousness

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Hey, What's the Big Idea?

Tiny Pies

BY RACHEL FEIT

Little Kabul on Howard Lane

Chapli Kababs n Curries brings delicious Afghan cuisine to Austin

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez eyes Jovita's and makes pies for President Obama

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Meal Times

July 12-17
music

The Texas Punk Problem

The birth of Austin punk in vivid black & white

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Forty Nights

Forty nights of live music? Piece of cake.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Willie Nelson

Band of Brothers

Ian McLagan

United States

Spanish Gold

South of Nowhere

Brownout

Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath
screens

Building a New Kingdom

AFS Doc nights: 'Sweet Dreams'

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Spilled Milk in 'Chocolate City'

The racial realities of 'Getting Back to Abnormal' in New Orleans

BY KATE X MESSER

Film Reviews

Coherence

What seems at first a normal dinner party, slyly turns into an eerie and ominous Something Else.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Apes and humans: Why can't everyone just get along?

Deliver Us From Evil

A police officer and a priest team battle supernatural forces in this horror thriller from the director of Sinister.

Drishyam

Malayalam dramatic thriller.

Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Bollywood romantic comedy.

Life Itself

The life of Roger Ebert is celebrated in this documentary by the director of Hoop Dreams.
arts & culture

Seventh Heaven

Michelle Schumann works to keep the Austin Chamber Music Festival fresh

BY ROBERT FAIRES

July Is Crime Month: 'Texas Servant Girl Murders'

PBS's 'History Detectives' tackle Austin's biggest mystery: the unsolved string of killings in 1885

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Chamber Musical Festival Sixth Annual Pride Concert

Was G.F. Handel on your Gaydar?

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

Pygmalion

Shaw's comedy may still be politically charged, but Different Stages' production shows it's also satisfying entertainment

Let Me See It

James Magruder

'The Tesla Project' / 'Lifecycles'

We need more science – and more art shows inspired by science – as pleasing and stimulating as these two
columns

Letters at 3AM: That Word 'Oligarchy'

Oligarchy is upon us, claw and beak, and has been for some time

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

The Good Eye: Dance Dance Party Party Reboot Reboot

Get down with your bad self sans fear of crotch-leeches

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey Bey

On a mission to find Uranus

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Austin Zoo has some new residents

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Terror

America has got to stop treating parenthood as some inalienable right, like assault weapon ownership or hydraulic fracturing

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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