April 17, 2015

Volume 34, Number 33

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news

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health

Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Cutting and Spending

The Council looks in both directions on budgeting

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Schools and Environment

Big Saturday events for education and environment

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

It's Old World Order vs. New in this week's news blast

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Kleinert a Fed?

Former detective argues he should be tried in federal court

BY AMY KAMP

Council: The Anti-Immigrant Immigrant Commissioner

Council's zoning meeting may get a bit distracted

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines

Lege makes an anti-city push, nixes a bill limiting police filming, the Senate passes its budget, and more...

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week

Rep. Dutton proposes to cut taxes for sexually-oriented business

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Senate Votes to Close Austin State Supported Living Center

Despite guardian opposition, Senate passes bill to close Austin SSLC

BY MARY TUMA

Earth Day Brings EnergySage to Rooftop Solar

New website promises quick solar cost analyses

BY NORA ANKRUM

Finding Allies Against Slavery

Anti-slavery summit meets in Austin

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Death Watch: Deficient Counsel, but Not Prejudicial

Lawyers' terrible job not enough to overturn a death sentence

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Detainees Strike for Freedom

Hunger strikes call attention to plight of women and children refugees

BY TONY CANTÚ

The Hightower Report: Scurrilous Corporate Thieves Are Stealing Workers' Comp

No honor among these thieves

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Foodie Is an Ethnocentric Word

Searching for diversity in culinary Austin

BY RACHEL FEIT

AC Food Fight: Fried Green Tomatoes

The brawl over breading

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Launderette

Ortiz and Sawicki hit all the right notes

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Barbecue, pies, and lemonade

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

OLD SETTLER'S MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015

Wayfaring Strangers

Old Settler's Music Festival assimilates

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Old Settler's Music Festival Interviews

Talking bluegrass with five OSMF headliners and a Dripping Springs dweller

Old Settler's Music Festival Blurbs

OSMF baubles by blurb.

Bluegrass Box

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Old Settler's Music Festival Platters

JD McPherson

Let the Good Times Roll

Lauren Shera

Gold & Rust

MilkDrive

Places You've Not Been

Pokey LaFarge

Something in the Water

Chuck Prophet

Night Surfer
screens

Where the Wild Things Are

The 2015 Banff Mountain Film Festival features more female athletes, more mindfulness, and more emotion

BY JESSI CAPE

The Fembot Gambit

Oscar Isaac reflects on Ex Machina

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Filmmaking Sin Fronteras

In its 18th annual edition, Cine Las Americas presents an eclectic mix

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Ex Machina

Smart, sinister sci-fi film about human error and techno-terror

An Honest Liar

Bio-doc about world-famous magician James "The Amazing" Randi

Mr. X

Hindi language sci-fi thriller about an invisible vigilante

OK Kanmani

Tamil romantic drama

Roar

Drafthouse Films reissues this truly trippy oddity from 1981

The Squeeze

Gamblers, mobsters, and high-stakes golf matches

True Story

A writer meets the murderer who stole his identity
arts & culture

Ron White's "Tater Salad" Days

Ron White on why stand-up is the field for him and his "Tater Salad" days in Austin

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

How Little, So Big

Composer Nico Muhly's How Little You Are evokes the vastness of the West with a choir and 12 guitars

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Great God Pan

Street Corner Arts' production of Amy Herzog's play is memorable

The Trees of Govalle

Forklift Danceworks' latest connected care for urban trees, a neighborhood's life, and all of us to nature

"Ian Shults: Sex, Drugs, and Leave Me Alone"

Are West Austin tastes in painting taking a swing toward the provocative?
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Do You Feel So Used?

Well, OK, if it's aGLIFF, sure ...

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Dick's Classic Car Museum, San Marcos

Travel through an automotive time machine

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: The Most Important Factor

Trust your infinite capacity for ignorance

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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