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Nov. 21, 2014

Volume 34, Number 12

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The Right Man for the Job

APD welcomes its first openly trans officer

BY AMY KAMP

Point Austin: Color Me Exempt

Homestead exemption comes at a price

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: November Song

Will Council make a golf course its parting act?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Turnout in the Council Races

Lots of "undervoting" in the 10-1 races

Cui Bono: Who Benefits?

Guess which part of the city will get the lion's share of a 20% homestead exemption?

A Few Rounds Over Decker

How many golf courses does Austin need?

BY JO CLIFTON

Council: So Nice They'll Hold It Twice?

Council prepares for a marathon session

BY MICHAEL KING

10-1 Ticker... Run-Off Endorsements!

Elected officials and rejected candidates make their picks

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Proceed With Caution

Sunset Commission looks to combine five health care agencies into one

BY MARY TUMA

Wages up in the Air

Will ABIA vendors get away with another 10 years of paying less than living wages?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

NLRB Settlement ... Cap Metro Politics

Union President Wyatt says it's a vindication of workers' rights

BY MICHAEL KING

Workers Protest Gables

WDP wants developer to ensure its subs pay fair wages

BY AMY KAMP

The Lege Stirs Into Action

And the member shuffle continues

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Exposing the secret corporate coup of our democratic elections

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Get in Line

Counter service takes its turn

BY RACHEL FEIT

Polished Apples

Culture and craft at Texas Keeper

BY ANNA TOON

Into the Fold

Does Fork & Taco stand out on taco row?

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food-o-File

Austin's newest culinary hot spot

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Grohl Call

Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Anarchy in Paris

French electro anarchist Éric Débris resides in South Austin

BY TIM STEGALL

Texas Platters

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

IX

Matthew Robinson

Work That Jelly!

John Schooley & Walter Daniels, John Schooley

Dead Mall Blues, The Man Who Rode the Mule Around the World

I Love You but I've Chosen Darkness

Dust

Israel Nash

Rain Plans

Stephen Doster

Arizona

Smokey Emery

Soundtracks for Invisibility, Vol. III: Qui Mal y Pense

Ancient VVisdom

Sacrificial

HOD

Book of the Worm

Dat Boy Supa

SupaCabra
screens

Where Does It Hurt?

With The Inside Story, Scott Rice gets people talking about mental health

BY MARC SAVLOV

You Oughta See the Pictures

Hollywood forever: New film books reviewed

Film Reviews

Beyond the Lights

A popular singer finds the courage to be herself with the help of a friendly cop.

Dumb and Dumber To

They're ba-ack!!!

Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me

Touching documentary captures Campbell's final tour, which is made more poignant and brave because of the musician's worsening Alzheimer's.

Happy Ending

Bollywood romantic comedy.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

Katniss Everdeen goes from Hunger Games victor to emblem of the revolution

The Theory of Everything

Based on Jane Hawking's memoir about her marriage to the scientist Stephen Hawking, this film really shows what goes into a relationship.
arts & culture

Touring the Tour

A very meta experience, guided by Heather Pesanti, senior curator of the Contemporary Austin

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

All Over Creation: Renewed Faith

On coming back to an appreciation of poetry's remarkable resonance and relevance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hamlet

The melancholy Dane gets fierce in this most professional staging by Mary Moody Northen Theatre

Aye, No!

This Teatro Vivo show finds its comedy in the contradictions within us and the way we relate to our families
columns

Gay Place: Stand for Our Family

How do we honor those who've fallen?

BY KATE X MESSER

The Good Eye: On Productivity and Reproductivity

You could pick this column up and read it right now or ...

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips: Eisenhower State Park, Denison

Activities abound at this state park

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Where is Dan Savage?

The Luv Doc's knowledge of analingus is abominably sparse

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY ERIC SOLLENBERGER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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