Jan. 9, 2015

Volume 34, Number 19

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news

Under Construction

As the session begins, continuity and inexperience are the major questions

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: The Day That 10-1 Began

Pomp, circumstance, and possibility at the new City Hall

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Get Your Meeting On

A roundup of civic events to start the year off right

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Official Oppression

Do APD officers have a pattern of dismissing sexual assaults?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Buehler's Case Dismissed

Case dropped for interference with officer

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Hunting for Housing

Landlord lawsuit and housing research frame housing crisis

BY MARY TUMA AND MICHAEL KING

The Newest in Trustees

AISD swearing-in suggests both comity and dissension

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New CM Zimmerman Loses to Bulldog

New District 6 Council member dinged for suing publication

BY AMY KAMP

District 4 Results Confirmed

Run-off results confirmed, Pressley unsatisfied

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: College bowl games become corporate money games

Games now bring us to the sponsors

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Most Important Meal

It's time for Austin to have breakfast

BY BRANDON WATSON

St. Philip

St. Philip is mostly divine

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Odd Future

Is Oddwood Ales Austin's next great beer?

BY ERIC PUGA

Food-o-File

The case of the barbecue bandits

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Playback: Your Austin Music Poll Ballot

Armadillos for sale, Free Week, and an Austin Music Poll primer

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots

First weekend Free Week highlights as we head into week two
screens

One of the Good Guys

Is Chris Ohlson the nicest film producer in town, or just the hardest working?

BY MARC SAVLOV

Help Desk

Can teens and adults safely connect on social media?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Revisiting Rivette

Essential Cinema revives the films of Jacques Rivette

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Gopala Gopala

Telugu satire.

Inherent Vice

Highbrow mixes with lowbrow in Paul Thomas Anderson's screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel.

Selma

Although it's dramatically uneven, this film is a commendable historical drama about Martin Luther King Jr. that sidesteps the common pitfalls of adulatory biopics.

Tevar

Bollywood film.

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death

The eeriness is palpable but the suspense is not.
arts & culture

Excitingly Unpredictable

The best fringe since fashion week, FronteraFest 2015 promises a month of exhilarating alternative performance

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

All Over Creation: Wide Open Spaces

A new crop of arts venues is sprouting all over Austin

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Deus Ex Machina

Deus Ex Machina lets audiences literally play god and choose what happens to the House of Atreus

Bach's Herd of Harpsichords V: Double Play

You'll always find something unexpected at a La Follia harpsichord concert, but you can expect the instrument to be well-played

“Jackie Lee Young curated by Sandy Carson”

Lower Left Gallery exhibits a dusty doublewide Americana in this photographic solo show
columns

Gay Place: 13 Hours

Kick off your queer year with these Gay Place recommendeds

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Twin Sisters Dance Hall

The oldest dance hall in Texas?

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Good Eye: New Year's Resolutions

Weight, weight, don't tell me

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Not. One. BJ.

How to politely ask without being crude

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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