Aug. 8, 2014

Volume 33, Number 50

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news

A Great Big Bundle of Rail and Roads

Council moves transportation bonds toward a November vote

BY MAC MCCANN

Point Austin: More Connected Than Thou

Multimodal objections to a multimodal project

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: Preferential Treatment

Schwab wins incentives from county – when do we say 'time out'?

BY AMY SMITH

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

TCRP Sues Uber, Lyft, Yellow Cab

Alleges the companies failed to serve wheelchair-bound customers

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Come as You Are

Council gets back to business with 178 items on the agenda

BY MICHAEL KING AND AMY SMITH

S-Comm Troubles: Not Just for Latinos!

Asian and African immigrants get caught in the sheriff's net, too

BY TONY CANTÚ

APD Cracks Down on Spillway Swimmers and Dogs

APD began enforces ban on swimming and off-leash dogs at the spillway, after years of turning a blind eye

BY AMY KAMP

'We Won't Back Down': HB 2 on Trial

Abortion clinics fight to stay open

BY MARY TUMA

The 10-1 Ticker...

Election updates!

Davis Bops Abbott's Insider Deals

Davis finds new traction with a full-frontal assault on Abbott's ethics

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City Plans '[re]Manufacture' for Landfill

City hopes to create jobs while moving Austin closer to its zero-waste goals

BY ROBYN ROSS

#Sidewalkfail

What's the worst sidewalk in Austin?

The Hightower Report

Perry goes from callous to disgusting

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Please Lick the Art

Keith Kreeger's ceramics get up close and personal

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Second to Naan

Daawat's Southern Indian excels up north

BY MICK VANN

Behind the Case

Firehouse Lounge hits 'craft dive' stride

BY GRACIE SALEM

Food-o-File

Slow food is no trivial pursuit

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Aug. 7-14
music

Playback: Antone's Reorganizes

Antone's restructures and nears a deal on a new home Downtown

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Crazy From the Heat

Mondo 'Texas Platters' for mondo temperatures

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

The Realities of Virtual Reality

Locals look into virtual reality and see more than video games

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Fast, Cheap, and in Control

Roger Corman: An AFS tribute to a wild angel

BY LOUIS BLACK

Cutting Hitch Down to Size

Inside Mondo's new collectibles line

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Deepsea Challenge 3D

James Cameron throws himself overboard to explore the ocean deeps.

Galipatam

Telugu romance.

The Hundred-Foot Journey

This Helen Mirren film feasts on wisecracking one-liners, sunny aphorisms, pretty landscapes, and tasty-looking food.

Into the Storm

The tornado may be bad, but the movie is not.

Magic in the Moonlight

Though he's been on a roll with his last few films, Woody Allen breaks his streak with this threadbare offering.

Run Raja Run

Bilingual comedy in Tamil and Telugu.
arts & culture

'Buy What You Love'

Collector Glenn Fuhrman on 'A Secret Affair' and living with contemporary art

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

'The Nixon Tapes'

What historian Douglas Brinkley heard from the 37th President may surprise you

BY ROD MACHEN

Vortex Cosplay Expo

All week, Austin's masters of theatrical fantasy show you how to make an out-of-this-world look

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Who's Tommy

Zach's revival of the rock opera takes its cue from Alice in Wonderland, and while vivid, it lacks consistency

This Is Our Youth

Punchkin Repertory crafts something special out of the vast "nowhere" in the lives of its three protagonists

'Advanced Young Artists: Teen Artist + Mentor Exhibition'

Advanced Young Artists mentorship program elevates and exposes Austin's budding artists
columns

Letters at 3AM: Vulnerability/Connectivity, Part 1

As a species, we have a desire to connect electonically, but not ideologically

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

Who knew the guys at Chain Drive had a "soft" opening?

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: Passion Play

Don't call them action figures

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

A sometimes-Green Bay Packers fan gets a lesson in love

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law: My Future Roommate Backed Out – Now What?

Who will pay the rent?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Getting Good Gigs

Have a band. Play music. Enjoy it. Nerd the fuck out.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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