Feb. 13, 2015

Volume 34, Number 24

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news

The Hero Returns

Vince Young carves out a second career at UT-Austin

BY JESSICA LUTHER

Point Austin: Putting Out the Fire

Council-brokered agreement at AFD could be a city breakthrough

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Speed Limit?

City government: Rebuilt in two weeks

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Election Follies

Pressley contests D4 election, Zimmerman in ethics trouble

BY AMY KAMP AND MICHAEL KING

Mayoral Cabinetry

Who needs taxes?

BY NICK BARBARO

Council: Only the Strong Survive

Mayor Adler begins to build his administration

BY MICHAEL KING

Defund Planned Parenthood ... Jeopardize Lives

Lege contemplates cutting funding for cancer screenings

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: House Committees, Revenue Estimates ... & Snacks

The Lege appoints House Committee members, offers revenue estimates, and ensures lawmakers are well fed

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

House Bills 1140 & 1141

Two bills would require more reporting on conditions of jails

BY AMY KAMP

Lawsuit Accuses APD of Excessive Force

A lawsuit alleges blood draw during DWI arrest by APD involved choke hold

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Right to Birth

Debate over care for pregnant jail inmates continues

BY AMY KAMP

The Hightower Report: Amazing – An insurance executive who makes sense!

Aetna goes where few corporations dare

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

In the Company of Goats

Perfect pairings at Pure Luck

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Noble Sandwich Co.

Noble Sandwich Co. ascends the throne

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Raising the Bar

Local brand takes chocolate-making SRSLY

BY AMIRA JENSEN

Food Events

music

These Things I've Come to Know

What times are we living in? South Austin's James McMurtry spells it out.

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Dale Watson's Ameripolitan Dream

Outlaws wanted (for Awards), God calls back Gean West, and SXSW wristbands back on sale!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Grace London

Brains

T Bird & the Breaks

Harmonizm

Kiko Villamizar

La Remolacha

Obscured by Echoes

Avidonia Pt. 1: The Escape

Gurf Morlix

Eatin' at Me

Wood & Wire

The Coast

Nakia

Live From the Good Music Club

Knifight

Live From the Good Music Club
screens

Love for Rent

For Valentine's Day, our staff offers some of their favorite romantic moments from films (and one game)

Part-Time Love

The film 5 to 7 finds love in brief pockets of time

BY MELANIE HAUPT

History in the Emulsion

The physical history of Austin can be traced through the movies that have been filmed in the city over the decades

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Anegan

Tamil romantic thriller.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

This comic-book riff on James Bond films finds fun amid the ultraviolence.

MSG: The Messenger of God

Singh, a popular Hindi spiritual master, makes his first film.

Old Fashioned

A former frat boy and a free-spirited woman try to conduct an old-fashioned courtship.

Roy

Hindi love story.

Seventh Son

Fantasy film about an apprentice Spook battling Julianne Moore's evil witch.

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water

The lovable gang from the animated TV show leaves Bikini Bottom to come ashore.

Still Alice

In an otherwise tepid film, Julianne Moore delivers a terrific performance as a woman beset by early-onset Alzheimer's.

Temper

Telugu action thriller.
arts & culture

Waxing Queer

Performance artist Silky Shoemaker opens the doors to queer culture's lost past with her gay wax museum

BY ANDY CAMPBELL

A Different Beast

For Belle Redux, Stephen Mills takes an innovative approach to Beauty and the Beast

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Peter and the Starcatcher

Zach Theatre's Peter and the Starcatcher brings storytelling magic to the tale of how Peter Pan came to be

The True Story of Bonnie and Clyde

Crank Collective revives Texas' most infamous outlaw couple in a short and folksy musical that mixes fact and fiction

"Soft Wax: Adam Crosson"

Adam Crosson melds history and architecture in a solo exhibition that rewards the studious eye
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Laissez Lez...

OUTsider, Valentine's and Mardi Gras make this one big gay week

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Cattail Marsh, Beaumont

Nature preserve offers up amazing sights

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Real Luv Doc

Is the real Luv Doc a snorkeling enthusiast?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The ATX Pro Challenge

Your Austin Aztex match up against three MLS playoff teams, in double-headers Friday and Sunday

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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