Aug. 1, 2014

Volume 33, Number 49

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news

Anatomy of an Understanding

How an unfortunate fitting room encounter brought Petticoat Fair to a session called 'Trans 101'

BY KATE X MESSER

Point Austin: Questions for Candidates

The answers aren't easy

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: A Double Whammy for CodeNEXT

An ethics complaint and a vote against the first major part of the Imagine Austin plan

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council on Transportation: Pondering the Bond

On Aug. 7, Council will discuss putting a $1 billion bond proposal on the Nov. 4 ballot

BY MAC MCCANN

Council: Welcome Back – to Budget Season

Council's vacation ends

BY MICHAEL KING

Another Hotel Checks In on Congress Avenue

The Hideout has seen the future and it's a 32-story hotel

BY AMY SMITH

Boards & Commissions Mix-and-Match

The city tries to consolidate its committees

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Buehler Lawsuit Victory

Peaceful Streets Project founder can take his civil rights suit to trial

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

HB 2 Back in Court

The second legal battle to halt House Bill 2 begins Monday morning

BY MARY TUMA

Last Call for DWIs at AFD?

Fire chief cracks down on drunk driving firefighters

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Wanted for Ballot: AISD Candidates

Tamala Barksdale has yet to declare

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Can Davis Reverse Poll Numbers?

New poll shows Abbott pulling even further ahead

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Do-nothing Congress takes a vacation

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Family Affair

Local couple spins traditional kimchi

BY JESSI CAPE

Seventh Wonder

Silo confounds with inconsistent fare

BY BRANDON WATSON

El Taquito Supremo

Mini-chain vies for taco domination

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

The Austin barbecue scene smokes out some new contenders

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

BY BRANDON WATSON

music

Everything Hits at Once

Give the drummer some: Spoon backbeat Jim Eno

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Long in the Tooth

Songwriting 101 from Billy Joe Shaver

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Off!

Wasted Years

The Both

The Both

Lana Del Rey

Ultraviolence
screens

Subverting the Code

New AFS series showcases Barbara Stanwyck at her most sly and seductive

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Field of Dreams

In 'Los Jets,' a six-part TV series, we see how the soccer-playing sons of undocumented immigrants became state champions

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Film Reviews

Code Black

Shot by a filmmaker/physician over the years of his residency, this doc about ER medicine is immersive and eye-opening.

The Fluffy Movie

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias performs in this comedy concert film.

Get on Up

As James Brown, Chadwick Boseman captures the performer's voice, moves, sweat, and swagger, but this biopic, as a whole, needs a stronger compass.

Guardians of the Galaxy

These lesser-known, misfit, comic-book characters are a grand addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Hercules

Director Brett Ratner puts Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson through his paces as the Greek demigod.

Jigarthanda

Tamil musical gangster film.
arts & culture

Keeping Score

With a bumper crop of musicals onstage in August, musical directors give some notes on what they do

BY ADAM ROBERTS

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Three choreographers take Austin to the Scottish fest that's bigger than SXSW

BY JONELLE SEITZ

'Austin Chronicle' Book Club

Readers toasted 'The Long Goodbye,' eager to move into 'The Hundred-Year House'

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Cyrano de Bergerac

City Theatre's staging of the Rostand classic makes good use of its space and is helmed by a very engaging star

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

This Sixties satire of big business may be showing its age, but Archangel's production gives it some professional pizazz

'Drawnonward: Jonathan Gruchawka & Mark Leavens'

Decay, distress, and destruction are the themes in the multidisciplinary works by these two artists
columns

Oops!

The Good Eye: Painting With Clothes

Take a trip back in time: Just make sure you're properly outfitted for it

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Sisters Doin' IT

You will see red if the Austin Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence have their way

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Historic grocery store is a time capsule to the past

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Girl Farts

She farts a lot

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

WWE Monday Night RAW

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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