April 3, 2015

Volume 34, Number 31

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news

Border Violations

What happened to the thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border last year?

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

Point Austin: What Would Cole Porter Say?

Indiana's RFRA is an invitation to progressive response

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Where Does Money Come From?

Council's approach to money matters needs more work

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

This week's opportunities for public engagement

Unanswered Questions at Status Labs

Jumpolin demo results in CEO resignation

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: Where There's Smoke, There's Barbecue

Council takes on barbecue smokers, and smoke gets in their eyes

BY MICHAEL KING

Hays County Water War

Private drilling threatens local water supplies

BY VICKI WOLF

Lege Lines

School finance debate heats up, HHSC consolidation on hold?, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

House wants to throw some money at border problems

BY AMY KAMP

Death Watch: Meth, Madness, and Death

Capital case tests limits of insanity defense

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Report: Texas Women's Health Program Hit Hard

Thousands fewer women served by Texas Women's Health Program

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Turning Human Misery Into Corporate Profits

Corporations use the courts to prey on financially devastated Americans

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Background Locals

A six-pack of Austin's most underrated beers

BY ERIC PUGA

Chi'Lantro

Chi'Lantro renews fast casual

BY BRANDON WATSON

Baking Bonanza

There's gold in them thar cakes

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Where there's smoke ...

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

The Sun Also Rises

Out of tragedy blooms East Cameron Folkcore.

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Upholding the Code

Keeping SXSW safe selectively?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Bright Light Social Hour

Space Is Still the Place

Mala Suerte

Rituals of Self-Destruction

Xetas

The Redeemer

Sweet Spirit

Sweet Spirit

Gloves

Get It Together

Cherubs

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screens

The Boy Wonder at 100

Alamo Drafthouse screens Orson Welles centennial retrospective

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Not Fade Away

The evolution of the Blue Starlite Urban Drive-in

BY MARC SAVLOV

Aubrey Plaza Takes a Dramatic Turn

Aubrey Plaza discusses acting dramatic in Ned Rifle

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Film Reviews

Danny Collins

Al Pacino is an aging rock & roller who makes an entertaining play for redemption

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

In this Hindi film set in the Forties, a detective works his first case

Furious 7

Furiouser and furiouser

The Hunting Ground

Doc exposes rape culture on the university campus

Nannbenda

Tamil romantic comedy.

Queen and Country

John Boorman's follow-up to Hope and Glory observes the same boy who's now a young man

3 Hearts

A French love triangle loses its balance
arts & culture

Design for Living

Fusebox Festival creates a pop-up village as part of its thinkEAST Living Charrette

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Festival Flood

A brief guide to the 13 – count 'em, 13 – arts fests coming your way in April and May

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Last Five Years

Penfold Theatre's remount of The Last Five Years tracks a failed romance with intimacy and polish

Director's Choice

Jennifer Hart's first commission for Ballet Austin was this triple bill's highlight

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, Tim Schmidt: "Ultraviolet"

Amy Yoes, Ezra Masch, and Tim Schmidt conjure the extrasensory
columns

Oops!

The Good Eye: The Pulse

The Good Eye says goodbye

BY AMY GENTRY

Gay Place: All Thumbs

HavenCon launches this weekend

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Rio Taxis

Take the water shuttles around the San Antonio River Walk

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Facebook Official

A sad attempt at territorial boundary pissing

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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