March 6, 2015

Volume 34, Number 27

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news

The Perils of Big Data

The up- and downsides of student information collection

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: A Work in Progress?

The new City Council seems just a trifle tentative

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Park Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

The bad idea for Long Park, and public events around town

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Zimmerman Talks Housing

D6 CM explains his position to the Chronicle

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Not Enough Hours in the Day

How about a meeting about the meeting?

BY MICHAEL KING

Sparks Upholds Fair Housing Ordinance

Judge rules against landlords on discrimination

BY MARY TUMA

Immigrants' Future Uncertain

With Obama's executive actions halted for now, undocumented Texans are unsure of their fate

BY TONY CANTÚ

Death Watch: Insufficient Arguments

Manuel Vasquez hasn't had a lot of luck convincing judges that he shouldn't be on death row

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lege Lines

Refusing Medicaid, tax cuts abound, marijuana bill, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Bill by Rep. Eddie Rodriguez would support community schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Health Clinics Caught in the Crossfire

Cancer screening cuts won't only impact Planned Parenthood

BY MARY TUMA

WE Con Unites Through Stories

Women's Empowerment Confer­ence offers a space for women to tell their stories

BY JESSI CAPE

The Hightower Report

Defending the Alamo – from a U.N. takeover

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Speaking Volumes

The secret history of Austin's First Cookbook

BY MM PACK

The Peached Tortilla

New Americana at the Peached Tortilla

BY BRANDON WATSON

Veggie Tales

Vegan Survival Guide toasts Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

Opening ceremonies

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Seven Samurai

Seven Austin acts we trust to break out at SXSW Music 2015

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Inside Antone's

Christening Antone's new location, SXSW reveals, and a new documentary on old Dicks

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

L.M. Kit Carson: Film Frontiersman

The 2015 Texas Film Awards induct L.M. Kit Carson posthumously into the Texas Film Hall of Fame

BY LOUIS BLACK

Sfanthor Lowers the Drawbridge

Castle in the air finally lands

BY MARC SAVLOV

Help Desk

Should parents have to check their phones at all hours?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Enakkul Oruvan

Tamil thriller.

Faults

A cult deprogrammer needs some mental floss of his own.

Focus

Will Smith is a con man compromised by the reappearance of his shady ex.

The Lazarus Effect

Medical students try to bring the dead back to life.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Richard Gere joins in the fun at this revived hotel for seniors.

Surya vs. Surya

Telugu romance.

Timbuktu

Jihad in Mali goes from comic to horrific in the blink of an eye.
arts & culture

Graphic Diversity

This year's Staple! expo spotlights women in comics, and local creator E.K. Weaver explains why

BY JESSI CAPE

Sue's Turn

After years of thwarting the singing kids on Glee, Jane Lynch takes the stage to belt some tunes herself

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Pythia Dust

The Vortex's star-spanning musical is out of this world, but it doesn't really go anywhere

"Tamara Becerra Valdez and Jesse Kees"

Two artists study and celebrate Bastrop
columns

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law: Is My New Car a Lemon?

Shedding light on Texas' Lemon Law

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Good Eye: Tales From the Minority Box

Women of color talk about the casting bias

BY AMY GENTRY

Day Trips: Killen's Texas Barbecue in Pearland

Taking smoked meats to a new plateau

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place: Ignorance of Your Culture

Ignorance of your culture is not now or ever considered to be cool

BY KATE X MESSER

The Luv Doc: The Woman Who Stole My Husband

A raging bonfire of hate

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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