July 18, 2014

Volume 33, Number 47

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news

The Road to 10-1: Now We Begin

How to fit six dozen candidates into a one-pound newspaper

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Drive-By Government

Abbott says Texas doesn't have to disclose companies' chemical stockpiles, but why are these chemicals in our neighborhoods in the first place?

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Whither Vested Rights?

Rejection of first case under new regs portends cloudy future

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Black Eastsiders: Powers a Friend

Will the next UT president continue Powers' work repairing the relationship between UT and East Austin?

BY JESSICA LUTHER

Birchum Tapped to Join Photo Agency

Novus Select adds the Chronicle's Jana Birchum to its roster

BY AMY SMITH

Sidewalk Fails: Readers' Submissions

What's the worst sidewalk in Austin?

Affordability Key to Climate Plan Goals

City task force makes its recommendations for 2024 climate change protection goals

BY NORA ANKRUM

Firefighters Box Cops for Charity

Local law enforcement got their proverbial asses whupped Saturday night at Austin's inaugural Battle of the Badges

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Obama Eats, Bumps, and Leaves

The fist bump heard ’round the world

BY MICHAEL KING, MARY TUMA AND NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: North Carolina's Moral Freedom Summer

The Moral Monday Movement is on the move again!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Dining Beyond the Chains

Good food moves to the 'burbs

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Take Me Out to the Ballgame

I'll stick with peanuts and Cracker Jack

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food-o-File

An all-you-can-eat buffet of local food news

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

July 17-23
music

El Wizard Adrian Quesada's Multiplicity

Ex-Grupo Fantasma guitarist Adrian Quesada diversifies

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Playback: Smiling Your Way to Heaven

Supernatural advice by West Texas sage Tommy Hancock, tears from Billy Gibbons, and Casual Strangers coupling

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Live Shot

Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper

BY NEPH BASEDOW

Phases & Stages

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin I, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin III

Sharon Van Etten

Are We There

White Lung

Deep Fantasy

Strypes

Snapshot

Morrissey

World Peace Is None of Your Business
screens

The Time of Their Lives

Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane reflect on the 12 years they spent making 'Boyhood'

BY DAN SOLOMON

Gabriel Luna for the Gooooooaaaaaal!

Soccer and Spy games collide in El Rey's 'Matador'

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

'Found Footage 3D' Wraps

'Found Footage 3D' is the latest in a long line of Texas gore movies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Boyhood

With Boyhood, filmmaker Richard Linklater paints his masterpiece.

Le Chef

How many French chefs are too many for one kitchen?

Planes: Fire & Rescue

In this Disney follow-up, Dusty, the animated cropduster, still flies around like crazy, while learning to work in a group and be less of a showboat.

The Purge: Anarchy

Back after last year's Purge struck such a unlikely chord, this story about an annual eruption of violence returns in stronger form.

Velaiyilla Pattathari

Tamil love story and action film.
arts & culture

'Slap Noir'

BigBoy Medlin's dark comic novel of West Texas: an excerpt

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Psychedelic Acid Trope

Exhibits at the Bullock, Briscoe, and LBJ explore our recall of the Sixties

BY KATE X MESSER

Arts Reviews

Port Authority

The intertwined monologues of Conor McPherson's drama provide a showcase for three fine Austin actors

Lysistrata

The performance of this ancient Greek comedy is inconsistent, but the experience around it makes it worth a visit

Cavatina Duo

The performance by this guitar-flute duo was equal parts intensity and grace – with rich and complex musicianship
columns

The Good Eye: Nostalgia for the New

Pull up that Arvin and read about from whence it came

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

South of the border, down Mexico way

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Way Beyond Funday

Just like every other day in the Austin week Sunday is way more than Bloody Marys and brunch

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Whoopsy!

You’re not the nearly flawless person you believe other people think you are

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

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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