Jan. 16, 2015

Volume 34, Number 20

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news

Pioneers or Settlers?

Balancing renewables and affordability at AE

BY NORA ANKRUM

Point Austin: Welcome Back!

When the Lege is in town, we've learned to expect the worst

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Going With the Flow

Council chases the dream of shorter meetings

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Kleinert's Next Defense

Kleinert attorneys ask to move case to federal court

BY AMY KAMP

Council: Hilton Honeymoon

The new City Council begins its reorganization

BY MICHAEL KING

10-1 Ticker... Council Settles In

The election's over, but the Ticker's not

BY THE 'CHRONICLE' NEWS STAFF

Unsettled Business

Lege opens with many unanswered questions

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fate of School Finance Delayed

A new timeline to sort out school finance may push resolution to 2016

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bikes in the Mud

Parks & Rec cancels, then delays, Cyclo-cross event

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

HB 2 Returns to Court

5th Circuit questions ASC requirement

BY MARY TUMA

5th Circuit Considers Marriage Equality

Judges question state's argument that marriage is for procreation

BY MARY TUMA

Arnold Prieto Scheduled to Be First to Die in 2015

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Bezos Buys a Big Piece of Power

Bezos' ownership of the Post gives him a powerful platform

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Waiting on Fair Food

The quandary of ethical eating

BY AMY KAMP

The Republic of Sandwich

We pledge allegiance

BY RACHEL FEIT

Gardner

Modernist cuisine meets sense memory

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

Pies, pastry bags, and Ms. P's

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Hip-Hop on the Verge

Austin finally cemented a scene, but who will break out nationally?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback: Ramones Signer Seymour Stein Visits Local Mentees Residual Kid

Plus Casey Monahan's exit interview, James Petralli's new side project, and SXSW's 547 additional acts

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Greetings From Eagle Rock

The filmmaking brothers, Jay and Mark Duplass, venture into TV with HBO's Togetherness

BY MARC SAVLOV

Meet Me There Meets Horror Halfway

Dustin Runnels leaps from the wrestling ring to the movie set in Meet Me There

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Local Video Game Releases

A handful of local games showcase the weird side of interactive art

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper tell Chris Kyle's war story.

Blackhat

Chris Hemsworth stars in Michael Mann's cyber thriller.

I

In Tamil and Telegu.

Paddington

We extend a big bear hug to Paddington.

Spare Parts

This movie about undocumented teens building an attention-grabbing robot stands and delivers.

Taken 3

Liam Neeson's back in action.
arts & culture

Open Edition

PrintAustin enters its second year with startling growth in scale and scope

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

Do I Stay or Do I Go?

In her debut novel Migratory Animals, Austin author Mary Helen Specht explores the push and pull of place

BY JESSI CAPE

Arts Reviews

"Multiple Originals XIX"

The Women Printmakers of Austin's latest group show displays both a diversity of technique and a fine array of beauty

The Insomniac's Ball

Bottle Alley's new site-specific show feels very much like a house party in which the guests talk all night long

The Mountaintop

Katori Hall's drama probes Martin Luther King Jr.'s mortality and legacy on the last night of his life
columns

The Good Eye: Haul of Fame

The cost-benefit analysis of clothing on the cheap

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips: Quinta Mazatlan

McAllen home to diverse ecosystem

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Gay Place: HelloDolly!

Two doors down (or so), they're thowing a party for Dolly

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Insincere Rectangle of Technology

Austin still has plenty of people who can actually read a map, write a letter, or hold a conversation

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

WWE SmackDown

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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