Aug. 29, 2014

Volume 33, Number 53

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news

Becoming Drought Tolerant

Central Texas looks for ways to balance population growth with future water supplies

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Point Austin: From Frontage Road, Texas

Traffic jamming at the Urban Rail Town Hall

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Publicly Noted

A brand-new column courtesy of Nick Barbaro

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Unisex Bathrooms on Agenda

Austin could be the first city in Texas to require them

BY AMY KAMP

Council: Beep Beep!

This week's agenda has plenty to strike sparks and eat up the day and evening

BY MICHAEL KING

The Road to 10-1: CLC Endorsements

Local unions' council announces its picks for 10-1

BY MICHAEL KING

Ballot Boxing

Join the Chronicle for some candidate forums!

Perry: Welcome to the 'Lavatory'

Perry fights charges; has an "oops"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Little Light in the Darkne$$?

A light could soon shine on "Dark Money" in Texas

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Board: Place Six

Three run to replace Moya

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ARIC and Privacy

'Unconstitutional on its face'

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Heirloom Wisdom

Go on, take the money and run

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Sidewalk Fail

What's the worst sidewalk in Austin?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Farewell – and Welcome – Amy Smith

Longtime staffer retires from full-time duties

BY MICHAEL KING

The 803 Rolls Out

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tales of the Refugees

BY TONY CANTÚ

The Hightower Report

Lifting America Up by Raising the Wage Floor

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Our Fair Share

Good food doesn't have to cost the Earth

BY JESSI CAPE

Smoke and Mirrors

Terry Black's isn't quite ready for the big leagues

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

A Burning Matter

Tales from the 24th annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

The Austin Food and Wine Alliance up their culinary grant ante

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Pawn Shop Rock

In hock? We've got just the ticket!

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Mineral Reunites

Emo pioneers Mineral return

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Ruthie Foster

Promise of a Brand New Day

Sarah Jaffe

Don't Disconnect

Evil United

Honored by Fire

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Golden Dawn Arkestra

OBN III's

Live in San Francisco

Bobby Patterson

I Got More Soul!
screens

Fall Festival Crib Sheet

Your clip-and-save guide to the seasonal onslaught of film- and pop culture fests

Two Guys, a Girl, and a Puzzle Piece

UT grad Mark Duplass returns to Austin with director Charlie McDowell and their elusive take on the indie rom-com

BY WILLIAM GOSS

Help Desk

Human advice for a post-human world

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

The Congress

This live-action/animated hybrid starring Robin Wright is total stoner bait.

A Five Star Life

What's not to love about a career as a secret inspector of luxury hotels? Turns out, plenty.

The November Man

Pierce Brosnan stars in this spy thriller that's decently made, but lacks the sizzle of a 007 or Jason Bourne.

Rabhasa

Telugu film.

Saints and Soldiers: The Void

Racial strife undercuts the efforts of a U.S. tank crew during the waning days of World War II.

The Trip to Italy

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon continues their journeys as a couple of guys attached at the funny bone.
arts & culture

Making Offers No One Can Refuse

The Five Families of Austin improv go Out of Bounds with the 13th annual comedy festival

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Rich Talarico

Key & Peele writer reveals how the comedy sausage is made

BY AMY MARTIN

Arts Reviews

Urinetown: The Musical

City Theatre's Urinetown milks drought conditions for a flood of fun

"Michael Anthony García: Chimaera"

This ambitious solo show explores gender duality with the help of furniture and clothing borrowed from friends and family

Godspell

The Austin Theatre Project cast is exuberantly energetic, but it's in the still moments that they're most true to this musical
columns

The Good Eye: You Say You Want a Resolution

Austin's budding fashion industry gets a vote of confidence – and a shot at diversity

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place

Waterlog your weekend at Splash

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips

The Southern Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Unrecyclables

Keeping the environment clean is a dirty goddamned business

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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