Feb. 20, 2015

Volume 34, Number 25

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Waste Not

Local groups work to "rescue" food from loss and landfills

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Buying a Better Austin

Mayoral foundation could privatize public functions

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Test Your Water Knowledge

Everywhere you turn, the issue is water

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Sign of the Times?

Plot thickens in Eastside demolition saga

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: Hello, I Must Be Going

The new City Council wades into deeper water

BY MICHAEL KING

Zimmerman Fights Affordable Housing

The D6 CM is the lone "no" vote on Cardinal Point

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Reed Seeks Retrial

In Rodney Reed case, forensic experts believe Stacey Stites died before midnight

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Frat Party Fallout

UT students are disappointed by admin's failure to nip racist parties in the bud

BY MAC MCCANN

New Campaign Renews Pro-Choice Fight

New reproductive health policy campaign seeks to reverse damage of anti-choice laws

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Gov. Abbott Takes the Stage

Abbott delivers the State of the State and lawmakers get a per diem boost

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Judge Blocks Immigration Reforms

Obama's planned expansion of DACA and DAPA on hold

BY TONY CANTÚ

Gun Carry Bills Advance

Campus carry and open carry bills advance to full Senate

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Bill of the Week

Senate Bill 487: Ellis files bill to help convicted receive new DNA tests

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Why Are Taxpayers Subsidizing Corporate Crime?

Tough on crime, unless it's corporate

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Waste Not

Local groups work to reduce, redistribute, and "rescue" food from loss and landfills

Bright Lights, Little City

An icon makes a big comeback

BY DAN GENTILE

Taco Flats

Taco Flats is maybe too laid-back

BY BRANDON WATSON

On the Cheap: Taquito Aviles

Getting our goat on Braker

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

The icing on the cake

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Entertaining Angels

Skylark Lounge pianist Margaret Wright plays divine

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: Behold! The Austin Music Awards

Announcing the 2014/15 Austin Music Awards bill, the 13th Floor Elevators reunite for Levitation, and King Coffey recovers after being struck by a car

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

ST 37

I'm Not Good

Knifight

V

The Zoltars

The Zoltars

Parker McCollum

The Limestone Kid

Quiet Company

Transgressor

Survive

HD015LP / 540-046 / LLR010
screens

Film Flam

Roundup of upcoming Austin film events

Help Desk

A business meeting goes well, but there's no follow-through. "Help Desk" to the rescue.

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Badlapur

Hindi crime thriller.

The DUFF

Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.

Fifty Shades of Grey

For all the commotion, it's just another wish-fulfillment fairy tale about a naive girl and her Prince Charming – but with tame BDSM.

Good Day, Ramón

This Mexican hit tells a heartwarming story about a teen who's forced to rely on the kindness of strangers when he travels to Germany to find work.

The Last Five Years

Anna Kendrick shines in Richard LaGravenese's loving adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's stage musical.

McFarland, USA

Despite heavy sports-underdog cliches, this film with Kevin Costner as the coach of an all-Latino high school track team taps into a lot of modern realities.

Song of the Sea

From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.
arts & culture

Working in Stereo

Sean Ripple on "Tom Sachs: Boombox Retrospective" and the rising role of the artist-curator

BY SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

Past Passion

Austin Shakespeare revisits Tom Stoppard in Hades for The Invention of Love

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Everything Is Established

Physical Plant's new work is a fast, funny, disturbing example of great Austin playmaking

Misalliance

This G.B. Shaw comedy is typically dense with dialogue, but the student actors at St. Edward's manage to keep tensions high

"Tony de los Reyes: Border Theory"

The unfortunately apolitical but undeniably charming work of Tony de los Reyes
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: OUTside of Society, Indeed

OUTsider: And so it begins

The Good Eye: Tales From the Beauty Box

Side-eyeing the confines of female film roles

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips: Elissa, Galveston

A proud ship and a unique classroom

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Bonging Molly

The latest drug craze not threatening America's youth

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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