Jan. 30, 2015

Volume 34, Number 22

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news

Diving Right In

The new 10-1 Council begins to re-invent Austin government

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Reinventing the Wheel

May God bless the new City Council. They're gonna need Her.

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Modest Proposal

Zoning doesn't have to be so hard

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Legislative Committees Take Shape

Lite Guv Patrick begins making appointments

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: Between the Cup and the Lip

The 10-1 Council takes its first agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

Health Care Equality

Obamacare and the LGBTQ community

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Sparks Flares Over City's SOI Ordinance

Court hearing on anti-discrimination ordinance goes poorly for city

BY MARY TUMA

Standard of Care

Are pregnant inmates receiving adequate medical treatment?

BY AMY KAMP

The Perea Story

Producer fired by KTBC last year kills himself at Fox headquarters

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: Two More Executions Will Make Three in Five Weeks

Executions accelerate in 2015

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Death of the Lush, Green Lawn

Farewell to green lawns, hello to desertscapes

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

All About That Banchan

Singing the praises of Austin's unsung Korean cuisine

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Baby Boom

The Soup Peddler family grows

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

The Shopping List

Four new ways to keep it local

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

The beef with brisket

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Robert Earl Keen

Inside REK's inner sanctum, the "Scriptorium"

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback

Last chance to vote in the Austin Music Poll!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

My Life on Apps

The convenience and economics of living through your phone

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Do Your Worst

TV showrunner Stephen Falk on his anarchic FX rom-com, You're the Worst

BY ROD MACHEN

Not Your Usual Song and Dance

Indie Meme film showcase explores independent Indian cinema

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films

Five Oscar nominees, plus some extra treats.

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program A

Program A consists of the two longest doc shorts, and they’re among the best of the batch.

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Documentary Short Films: Program B

The collected films in Program B examine suffering from different angles

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Live-Action Short Films

This live-action group is unified by a general desire to tug at the heartstrings.

Americons

The self-serving sub-prime mortgage boom of 2007 proves seductive to a fading collegiate ballplayer.

Amira & Sam

Cross-cultural love between a U.S. soldier and an Iraqi girl flourishes in the Big Apple.

Black or White

Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer play guardians who fight over the custody of their granddaughter.

Black Sea

This undersea actioner stars Jude Law as a submarine captain leading a team of Brits and Russians in the recovery of a sunken fortune.

Hawaizaada

Hindi movie about the life of scientist Shivkar Bapuji Talpade.

Mortdecai

Johnny Depp fails to unleash his inner Peter Sellers in this globetrotting spy comedy.

Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh delivers a fascinating, period-rich portrait of the latter years of the painter J.M.W. Turner.

Pataas

Telugu drama about corruption in a police department.

Strange Magic

Woodland goblins, elves, and fairies go to war in this animated movie from LucasFilm Animation.

Yennai Arindhaal

Tamil thriller tells the story of a man from the age of 13 to 38.
arts & culture

Soundpainting Bowie

In The Bowie Project 2, everyone is Bowie, and nothing stays the same

BY JONELLE SEITZ

All Over Creation: Site Specifics

Fusebox Festival helps the community envision a new kind of development with thinkEAST

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

"Extremezzotints"

Slugfest Gallery's sampling of the exquisitely complicated print process called mezzotint will have you gawking

DNA

Capital T Theatre's DNA reveals more about how animals behave in a group than an episode of Nature

"Unconscious Collective"

John Tennison's solo show lacks an editorial eye, and the exhibition suffers for it
columns

Oops

Day Trips: New Braunfels Brewing Co.

Pucker up with this brewery's sour beers

The Good Eye: Girl, Illustrated

The fine lines between the lines

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: Big Blue Body

GIAC's Nina Diaz is her own dang thang

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Total Bitch

Orange is not the new black. It’s the shittiest shade of gray.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

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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