Aug. 15, 2014

Volume 33, Number 51

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news

Point Austin: August Horribilis

The dog days bring bitter reflections

BY MICHAEL KING

Then There's This: The Awesome Power of Women

Political group aims to increase voter turnout and so much more

BY AMY SMITH

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

The 10-1 Ticker...

Election updates!

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Headlines

How Not to 'Stop Patriarchy'

New York group has a curious way of "helping"

BY MARY TUMA

HB 2 Final Arguments

Judge Yeakel expected to rule before Sept. 1

BY MARY TUMA

On Hold

Trial, etc., pending in SXSW crash

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Davis: Abbott Soft on Rape

Davis came out swinging with a heavy accusation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Sun to Set on Severely Disabled Patients

Austin State Supported Living Center cottages to be shuttered

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Accountability: Good News and Bad

New rating system poses challenges for educators, stakeholders alike

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Where's the Meeting?

Council wanders from room to room

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

The damning nuttiness of the GOP's "Hell No" faction

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Betting on Cloud Juice

Richard's Rainwater keeps its eye in the sky

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Best of Both Worlds

El Sapo wows with Tex-Mex burger mix

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Better Eating Through Chemistry

Miche Bread rules the boule

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

Food-o-File

Deep Eddy Vodka's in high spirits

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

Aug. 14-19
music

Radio Coffee Beer & Folk

Native son Jack Wilson, behind the bar and onstage

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Nancy Fly Waves Bye-Bye

Pioneering Austin booker Nancy Fly retires, and ATX gets a hip-hop festival

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Dale Watson

The Truckin' Sessions Trilogy

Ben Vaughn

Texas Road Trip

Jason Roberts

That's My Home

Rosie & the Ramblers

Whatever You Need

Sean Orr & Mark Rubin

Texas Fiddle, Okie Guitar

Adam Carroll

Let It Choose You

A. Sinclair

Pretty Girls
screens

Anything for John

The making of John Cassavetes' 'Love Streams,' as witnessed by Michael Ventura

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

A Song in His Heart

'The Essential Jacques Demy' anthologizes the French New Wave's chief romantic

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Old Is the New New

Classic Game Fest

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Anjaan

Tamil film.

Calvary

Brendan Gleeson stars in this darkly hilarious and deeply ruminative update on the passion play.

The Expendables 3

As action stars of yesteryear and tomorrow pop in and out, they demonstrate what expendable really means.

The Giver

This movie based on a Newbery Award-winning novel presents teens in a dystopic society that's a manmade invention born of good intentions.

Mood Indigo

Michel Gondry's latest presents us with an elaborate yet handmade artifice that's thoroughly charming until its color drains away.

Septic Man

This Canadian horror film wades through a cesspool of human waste and challenges our gag reflexes.

Step Up: All In

The dance competition continues – but this time in Vegas.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The slang-slinging, sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving lot are back.
arts & culture

Inability to Cater

What is so 'punk' about JT Habersaat and the Altercation Punk Comedy Tour?

BY TIM STEGALL

'Sure Thing (Live!)'

The joke's on CD as Austin comedy gets its own record label

BY ASHLEY MORENO

I Wear the Black Hat

Klosterman's critique of villainy over the last 40 years offers some surprisingly sharp analyses

BY TIM STEGALL

Arts Reviews

Bright Now Beyond

This new musical looks to put a fresh spin on the familiar Land of Oz, but the storytelling isn't always clear

Vecinos

Playwright / actor Rupert Reyes pays tribute to his father and the pull of the past in this sweet comic romance

Akiko Kotani: Soft Walls

The two works in this exhibit by Akiko Kotani show two sides of repetitive work and of madness
columns

The Good Eye: She of Many Hats (and Antlers)

Learn a little more about the woman who parties like it's 1929

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Words Escape Us

Another week with too much LGBTQ to do in ATX. Dang.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

Watch the world go about its business as you do yours in Sulphur Springs

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Gerbling

Some people like to push the envelope

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Texas Rollergirls

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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