April 10, 2015

Volume 34, Number 32

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news

Eastward Expansion

Surfing the wave of gentrification on the Eastside

BY TONY CANTÚ

Point Austin: Waging Peace

Our politics favors war as a first option

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: April Is the Coolest Month

Council staffs up, swings into committee action

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Duty now for the future

Can AISD Enable "Equity"?

School board makes another attempt to define and create equitable schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Council: More Brisket, More Staff

Talking around barbecue smoke, staffing up, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

D4 Contest: Pressley Marches On

District 4 election contest arrives in court

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Guns vs. Business, Strange Bedfellows, and More

Lege walks the line between proliferating guns, protecting businesses

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Will third time be a charm for statewide texting ban?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch

Just because you have a right to a lawyer, doesn't mean that they have to be any good

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

UT Basketball Scores New Leadership

Rick Barnes exits, Shaka Smart takes the helm

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Joining Forces Against HIV

Wright House reopens; continues the fight against HIV alongside other local orgs

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: Help Oust Junk Science From Our Public Science Museums

Climate change denialism comes for natural history museums

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Permanent Markers

How a trailer becomes brick-and-mortar

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Good Sports

Austin food should go to bat

BY MELANIE HAUPT

416 Bar & Grille

Perhaps best without the "grille" part

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

Clearing the air

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

music

Siempre Selena

Game changer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez prompts Corpus Christi's inaugural "Selena Fest"

BY KATE X MESSER

Playback: Experiencing a Broadened Euphoria

EDM breaks out, Agony Column returns

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp a Butterfly

Stevie Wonder

Frank Erwin Center, April 4

Bob Dylan

Shadows in the Night

Decemberists

What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

Sleater-Kinney

No Cities to Love
screens

Grimm Guignol

Ryan Gosling's directorial debut melds fantasy and realism

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Don Hertzfeldt's Digital Divide

Awards-sweeping "World of Tomorrow" is Don Hertzfeldt's first digital film

BY MARC SAVLOV

Help Desk

Is attempting to hide baldness on your dating profile a losing proposition or par for the course?

Film Reviews

Broken Horses

Anton Yelchin and Vincent Vincent D'Onofrio star in this contemporary Western

Freetown

The director of The Saratov Approach is back with another true Mormon epic

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

The “world’s first Iranian feminist vampire spaghetti western” is a spooky doozy

Girlhood

Being an adolescent girl of color in the working-class suburbs of Paris is no easy job

The Longest Ride

It's the latest romancer from Nicholas Sparks' by-the-numbers playbook

Lost River

Ryan Gosling's controversial debut as a writer/director finally arrives

Merchants of Doubt

This doc calls out the spokesmen for Big Tobacco, Big Pharma, and Big Oil, as well as the tactics they use to blur the facts

Son of Satyamurthy

Telugu family drama.

While We're Young

Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts suffer a midlife funk in Noah Baumbach's latest

White God

This Hungarian film is the Battleship Potemkin of canine mutiny

Woman in Gold

Helen Mirren plays an aging Jew who wants to win back a painting looted from her family by the Nazis
arts & culture

The Way Home

Zach Theatre gives Robert Schenkkan's All the Way its Texas premiere on LBJ's home turf

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Symphony No. I-35

Finally, a Traffic Jam we can enjoy, thanks to composer Steve Parker

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

Jacob's Ladder

The hero of this Theatre en Bloc premiere wrestles with ethical issues while working for FDR

Miró Quartet

The ensemble's treatment of Schubert was like a ride along a winding road in a finely tuned Porsche

"Witness: Art and Civil Rights in the Sixties"

"Witness" brings the Civil Rights Movement to the Blanton Museum of Art
columns

Gay Place: Anything ...

Selena's birthday week is Dreaming of You

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Katy Prairie, Hockley

Wildlife viewing platform give a bird's eye view of Warren Lake

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Shark vs. Peacock

You are not the bait. You are the shark.

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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