Feb. 6, 2015

Volume 34, Number 23

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First Plates 2015

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news

Death Waits for No Plan

Austin works on making its cemeteries more accessible to the public

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: One Last Chance

Council moves to resume firefighter negotiations

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: First, Do No Harm

Council dives in

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Full Agenda at Zimmerman's D6 Swear-In

Council Member Zimmerman hosts his constituents

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Something's Burning

Council wrestles again with AFD hiring

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Guns, Islamophobia, & Budget Cuts

The Lege takes on guns, Islamophobia, and sets the draft budget

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Flynn files bill that would allow teachers to kill at schools in the name of defending property

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Professor Dumpster Moves Out ... And On

He's leaving the Dumpster to a new, rotating cast of residents

BY NORA ANKRUM

Lege Targets the Undocumented

Lawmakers would restrict access to work, education, etc.

BY TONY CANTÚ

GABC Pictures Black Austin

#iamblackaustin showcases a diversity of black Austinites

BY NORA ANKRUM

A Kinder, Gentler SXSW?

City to tighten "temporary" permits

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Unpermitted MLK Billboard Removed by Owner

Permitting violation, not vandals, led to the takedown of Eastside's MLK Jr. billboard

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Shoveling America's Wealth to the Top

Rich get richer; poor get poorer

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

FIRST PLATES 2015

100 Restaurants: Defining Austin Dining Now

BY BRANDON WATSON

First Plates Top 10s

BY BRANDON WATSON AND VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Thai-Brids

Blurring the lines of Thai cuisine

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Savory Characters

Cooking up the next generation of cocktails

BY CLAUDIA ALARCÓN

The Meat of the Matter

Toward being a better carnivore

BY AMY KAMP

Over a Barrel

Cask shortage plagues craft beer

BY ANNA TOON

Hive Mind

The buzz about backyard beekeeping

BY JESSI CAPE

So Hot Right Now

2015's trend ingredients are ridiculously good looking

BY RACHEL FEIT

Ingredient Fatigue

A restaurant critic's lament

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Guitar Pedals

Gas prices are down, so the boutique guitar pedal boom is up

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Meet the New Texas Music Czar

New Texas Music Office director, new Rock N Roll Rentals branch, and a new Foot Patrol fetish!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Bigger and Better

The Bullock Museum IMAX Theatre completes digital conversion

BY JOSH KUPECKI

An Actress Plays Herself in the Role of a Lifetime

AFS Doc Nights: Actress

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Help Desk

Is arguing about anything other than the cuteness of cats and babies on Facebook worthwhile?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

The Duke of Burgundy

This character study of mistress-and-servant lesbian role-playing is gratifying without being sexually explicit.

Goodbye to Language

Jean-Luc Godard makes his best film in years – and in 3-D, no less.

Jupiter Ascending

The Wachowskis' space opera starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum is a visual dazzler but a narrative splice-and-dice.

The Loft

Five married men share a penthouse loft in which an unidentified woman turns up dead.

Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju

Telugu romantic drama.

Mommy

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan creates a volatile drama about a violently hyperactive teen, his strong-willed mother, and the nice woman who lives across the street.

Project Almanac

Teens discover plans for a time machine within found footage, but things go awry when they begin to construct it.

Shamitabh

Hindi drama.

Two Days, One Night

Marion Cotillard becomes the face of the working class in the latest Dardenne brothers' gem of social realism.
arts & culture

Delighted Lee

Actor Lee Eddy is back onstage in Austin after five years away, and boy, is she happy

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Finding Refuge

UT theatre students cross borders with the acclaimed artists of the Moving Company in Refugia

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Thr3e Zisters

InThr3e Zisters, Salvage Vanguard disinters Chekhov's famous siblings in a beautiful, fascinating, cutting way

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

The Chicago troupe's dances, grounded in contemporary ballet, ranged from ceremonial to intimate to absurd

"Sara Frantz: Between Borderlands"

The artist's gouache-and-graphite, abstracted renderings of landscapes and buildings are how a machine might see the world
columns

Gay Place: $$ for Cats

Laugh out loud and support some baby Bobcats

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips: Grand Central Cafe, Kingsland

Cafe from classic horror film still killin' it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law: Can a Friend Officiate the Wedding?

Marriage through the eyes of Texas

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Good Eye: Boyhood, Girlhood, Personhood

Lorelei's girlhood in dad's Boyhood

BY AMY GENTRY

The Luv Doc: Why DNA?

Wherein the Luv Doc fails to unlock the mysteries of the universe

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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