Sept. 5, 2014

Volume 34, Number 1

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news

How to Build Neighborhoods

Erin McGann is the sole newcomer in a race dominated by incumbents

BY AMY SMITH

Point Austin: The Dietz Decision

Will Texas fulfill its constitutional promise?

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Drama on the High Seats

Reading (not too far) between the lines of Thursday's marathon

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Duty now for the future

Yeakel Again Rules Against HB 2

5th Circuit denies A.G. Abbott's emergency motion to stay ruling

BY MARY TUMA

Abbott Waffles on Debating Davis

Guv. candidate can't decide if he's up for a debate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Campaign Snapshots

City Council districts 1 and 2 forum preview

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Here Comes the Sun

Council recovers from last week's multiday meeting

BY MICHAEL KING

10-1 Ticker...

Election updates!

Texas School Funding

Still unconstitutional

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

"Magistration Center" for APD?

Plan could save money, sidestep S-Comm immigration holds

BY TONY CANTÚ

Death Watch

Trottie is scheduled for execution next week

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Facebook "Threat" Case Proceeds

Judge declines to dismiss case against Carter

BY MAC MCCANN

The Hightower Report

Scary Perry foments fear that terrorists "could be" coming from Mexico

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Change for the Better

How one West Texas family brought the cows to town

BY VERONICA MEEWES

The Art of the Brew Will Quench Your Aesthetic Thirst

Co-Lab Projects' second annual celebration of beer and visual art

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Food-o-File

Mourning the restaurant that brought Thai to Austin

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

About a Girl

Dani Neff shreds Megafauna to Maximalist effect

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Playback: The Big Three

Remember major labels? Meet three underground locals on them.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Epirus Quartet

Transatlantic

Curtis McMurtry

Respectable Enemy

Roy Orbison

Mystery Girl Deluxe

Deadman

Chimes at Midnight and How Shall We Then Live?

The Mole People

Lost Age

Seth Walker

Sky Still Blue
screens

A Wild Pitch of a Life

No No: A Dockumentary chronicles the legendary life of pitcher Dock Ellis

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

If You Build It, They Will Come

Hump! Tour's DIY porn pit-stops in Austin

BY FERNIE MARTINEZ

"The Making of Gone With the Wind"

The Ransom Center's epic retelling of how this epic motion picture came to be

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Film Reviews

As Above/So Below

There are things in the catacombs beneath Paris that should remain underground.

Cantinflas

Mexico's most beloved comedy film star gets the biopic treatment.

Frank

Arthouse comedy amuses yet disappoints.

The Identical

The fabricated ghost of Elvis Presley's twin brother hangs over this complete muddle.

Innocence

This story about a damaged, young woman mired in the mundanities of boarding-school life is utterly bloodless.

The Last of Robin Hood

Kevin Kline is Errol Flynn in this confused story of his late-life affair with 15-year-old Beverly Aadland.

Mary Kom

Hindi biopic about the legendary boxer.

No No: A Dockumentary

Famous for pitching a no-hitter while high on acid, Dock Ellis the man was so much more.

The One I Love

Mark Duplass and Elizabeth Moss shine in this rom-com-dram with a twist.

A Summer's Tale

Eric Rohmer's 1996 film gets its first Stateside release – and the wait was worth it.

Venus in Fur

The play’s the thing in Roman Polanski's erotic screen version of the Tony Award-winner.
arts & culture

AUSTIN PRIDE 2014

Gay Town in the A-Town

BY KATE X MESSER, SARAH MARLOFF AND NEHA AZIZ

Sym the Prole

A radical takes on the practical in the fight against HIV stigma

BY DAVID ESTLUND

All Over Creation: Glory Days

When is gazing back at the past looking in the wrong direction?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Detroit

Capital T's Detroit is a destination worth a visit, but you wouldn't want to live there

"Ryan Cronk: Migration Wisdom, Chalk Lines, Tracings, and Undertow"

This solo show explores new existential threats in sharp analytical prints and layered chaotic collage
columns

Oops! Fluid Correction!

Letters At 3AM: Karen Holden's This Music

This Music, Karen Holden's new poetry collection, expresses the connection between the self and the world

BY MICHAEL VENTURA

Gay Place

SMTX IS ON! Happy first Pride, San Marcos! Keep those Bobcat claws where we can see 'em.

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: How Should a Fall Fashion Preview Be?

The "Good Eye" does herself

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips

San Luis Spirits invites visitors to their Dripping Springs stills

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants

The Common Law: Does An Old Arrest Show Up on a Criminal Background Check?

What's best to do after a case gets dismissed

BY CHRIS PERRI

The Luv Doc: What is Wrong

The last person in the world who should be handing out advice

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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