Feb. 27, 2015

Volume 34, Number 26

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news

Willful Ignorance

How common is police abuse of force? We don't want to know.

BY AMY KAMP

Point Austin: Desegregating Austin

New report on economic inequality should galvanize action

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Making Plans for Planning

Planning and Development Review Department is under the microscope

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Marriage Equality Comes to Texas

But is it here to stay?

BY MARY TUMA

Council-Manager or Managing Council?

Mayor backs down on private funding of staff, but Council doubts remain

BY MICHAEL KING

Housing Heartburn or Marijuana?

Short-term rentals remain contentious

BY NATALIA CIOLKO

Lege Lines

Janek gets grilled, transportation moves, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Breaking the Cycle

Schools move to end teen dating violence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Gentrification Refugees

Jumpolin demo a long time coming, according to city records

BY TONY CANTÚ

Death Watch: The Wrong Man?

Rodney Reed execution stayed

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Buehler's Civil Case Dismissed, For Now

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Debt Buyers Bury Hard-Hit Consumers in Lies

Surprise! Debt collectors are unscrupulous.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Killer Whales

Is the hunt for rare beers killing the communal spirit?

BY ERIC PUGA

Clearing Their Name

Oasis, Texas not backing down in brand dispute

BY ANNA TOON

Counter Cafe East

A solid performance

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Wining and dining

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Beethoven to Beyoncé

SXSW Music panels – topics over talent. Except they're also star-studded.

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Music News: C3 Grows

Exclusive interview with Charles Attal about C3 Presents / Live Nation Entertainment deal

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

Crime and Consequences

American Crime creator John Ridley talks about shooting in Austin, faith, race, and Felicity Huffman

BY JOE O'CONNELL

In for the Long Haul

Scott Frank speaks about how to sustain a career in screenwriting

BY MARC SAVLOV

Theresa Duncan's Girl-Centric CD-ROMs Are Reissued for a New Generation

The games get their "21st century premiere" in Austin

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

It's the franchise that goes back to the future – but in a hot tub instead of a DeLorean.

Kaaki Sattai

Tamil action film.

A la Mala

Mexican comedy about a woman who makes her livelihood flirting with other women's men.

Leviathan

This Oscar nominee for best Foreign Language film exudes existential Russian angst in cinematic form.

Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg's film, with a script by Bruce Wagner, is a darkly humorous moral fable aimed at Hollywood.

What We Do in the Shadows

Cleverly executed, this vampire spoof by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi, is a lot of fun.
arts & culture

Unfinished Business

The 23rd annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Ascent of Mandolin

The next step in Avi Avital's mission to convert the world to mandolin: Vivaldi

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

The Invention of Love

Ambitious script, gifted cast take us inside a brilliant mind in Austin Shakespeare's production

The Wiz

The whole ROYGBIV takes center stage in Austin Community College's brightly colored and dazzlingly designed Oz musical

"Neil O'Brien: (I saw You) Chugging from a 2 Liter"

Easy drinking in O'Brien's Common House solo show of prints and paintings
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Bless Me Sister

Watch our very own Weird City Sisters come up

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park

A great place for bird-watching

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Good Eye: Tales From the Quirky Box

More side-eye examination of "quirky" female film roles

BY AMY GENTRY

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Staying Grounded

You can be fairly sure that you come from a long line of masturbators

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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