Jan. 23, 2015

Volume 34, Number 21

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news

Connecting a Whole Community

Austin and Google Fiber move to bridge the digital divide

BY MARY TUMA

Quote of the Week

Point Austin: Perry's Farewell

It's time to say goodbye to the Governor-for-Life

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Government by Committee

Tonight's Town Hall: First step in a "New Way Forward"

BY NICK BARBARO

Civics 101

Headlines

Council: Fire in the Hole

The new Council begins its re-organization

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD: New South High School(s)?

AISD mulls over a possible South Austin high school

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

10-1 Ticker... Council Updates!

Updates on the new 10-1 City Council

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Lege Lines: The 84th Session Begins

News from the first weeks of the 84th legislative session

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Gun Bullies Lead ... Lawmakers Follow

Gun activists mob Capitol to mixed reception

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER AND AMY KAMP

Lege: Here Comes the Culture War

The culture war begins as conservative lawmakers file "religious freedom" bills

BY MARY TUMA

Death Watch: Homicide, Drugs, Mental Incapacity

Garcia Glen White's time is running out

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Anti-Immigration Lawsuit on Shaky Ground

Anti-immigrant lawyers file Brownsville lawsuit against Obama order

BY TONY CANTÚ

NFL "Millions" Boost Hotline

The National Domestic Violence Hotline has more money, but also more calls to answer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: McDonald's Desperately Seeks Love

McDonald's preaches "lovin'," but does that gospel extend to its treatment of its employees?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Native Family

Midwestern comfort food

BY BRANDON WATSON

Calling the Shots

The women defining Austin's cocktail culture

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

AC Food Fight: Cauliflower Tacos

The battle of the brassicas

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

A big week for the Chameleon Group

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Nick Drake

A new tome sheds light on the mythic UK folkie

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Hanging in the House of Songs

The House of Songs, Hotel Vegas on tour, and Terminator Too: Judgment Play

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Blood Royale

The Blood Royale

Old 97's

Hitchhike to Rhome

John Wesley Coleman III

The Love That You Own

Greg Vanderpool

Rescue Letter

Christy Hays

O' Montana

Willie Nelson & Sister Bobbie

December Day: Willie's Stash, Vol. 1

Mundi

My House Is the Sky

Why Not Satellite

Why Not Satellite

Nazi Gold

Climbing the Tower
screens

Help Desk

The rise of flaky daters or just an uptick in choosiness? Help Desk takes a look.

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Humans Being Human

Bad behavior in Ruben Östlund's observational kinda-comedies

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Baby

An elite counterintelligence task force fights terrorism in India.

Beeruva

Telugu romantic comedy.

The Boy Next Door

Jennifer Lopez stars in this brazenly dumb MILF thriller.

Cake

In a rare dramatic role, Jennifer Aniston plays a woman grappling with chronic pain, painkiller addiction, and personal tragedy.

Chaar Sahibzaade

Animated historical drama. In Punjabi.

Dolly Ki Doli

Hindi romantic comedy about a con woman who serially marries men in order to steal their fortunes.

Mary's Land

This production of Spain presents the perspective of a Devil's Advocate sent to investigate religious claims about the Virgin Mary.

A Most Violent Year

Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain anchor this simmering drama set in the semi-lawless New York City of 1981.

R100

Drafthouse Films is distributing this Japanese S&M mindwarp. You could do far worse for midnight-date movie fare.

The Wedding Ringer

Kevin Hart and Josh Gad crank out this aggressively dumb and un-embarrassingly sophomoric wedding comedy.
arts & culture

Actors' Inequity

The Cost of Art IV: The artists onstage in Austin aren't just not paid what they're worth, many aren't paid at all

BY KATHERINE CATMULL

Sanctuary in the Past

In The Whispering Swarm, Michael Moorcock confronts ghosts – history's and his own – in a secret area of London

BY MICHAEL BERRY

Arts Reviews

Changelings

The Vortex's staging of Reina Hardy's magical new play, Changelings, casts a uniquely compelling spell

Mauritius

Theresa Rebeck's play about stamps has surprsingly high stakes, but they aren't always realized in Different Stages' production

The Tuning Project

The improvised movements of Julie Nathanielsz and her dancers were full of refreshing surprises
columns

The Good Eye: Oh Buoyancy

... like Sandra Bullock in the Shenzhou capsule, hours after George Clooney's dimples have drifted into the fathomless beyond

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Gay Place: GSC - the Place to Be

Hoof on down to the Longhorn home of gender diversity as the GSC celebrates 10 years

Oops!

Day Trips: Kiki's Mexican Restaurant, El Paso

A little place with a big reputation

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Phallocentrism

Austin is not a swirling cesspool of sexual deviance and obsession

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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