April 24, 2015

Volume 34, Number 34

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Climbing Mount Compost

Austin's next big zero-waste project is feeding nature's recycling program

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Budget in a Box

The budget year begins with the annual forecast

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Government by Committee

Council committees get up to speed

BY NICK BARBARO

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

La Lotería Returns

After community outcry, painted-over mural to be restored

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: If You Come to a Fork ... Take It

Council faces choices on land use – and land use

BY MICHAEL KING

Woman Suing APD Beats DWI

Caroline Callaway acquitted of DWI that led to her suing APD for alleged excessive force

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Can MACC and 70 Rainey Coexist?

Will the development of the Rainey Street District squeeze the MACC?

BY TONY CANTÚ

Lege Lines: Weak Oversight Rules, School Vouchers Pass Senate, and More...

Lege pushes weak oversight rules, school voucher bill sails through Senate, and more...

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: HB 2470

Lawmakers try to regulate ammonium nitrate storage

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: Killer or Fall Guy?

Was Daniel Nagle murdered by a man acting alone, or was it part of a larger conspiracy?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Corporate Weasels Try to Escape Paying for Workers' Injuries

Who needs workers' comp? Not big business.

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Texas Toast

Drinking up the Austin Food and Wine Festival

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Sala & Betty

Can Teresa Wilson define Austin dining again?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Wes Hurt Comes Clean

New premium water promotes sobriety

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Texas, New York

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Hey Beautiful

Hot Club of Cowtown fiddler Elana James calls the tune on her second solo disc

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Record Store Crawl

The day after Record Store Day breaks the bank

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Yellowman

Live Shots: Reggae Fest

JD McPherson, Israel Nash, Jeff Austin Band, Danny Barnes, Hot Rize

Live Shots: Old Settler's Music Festival

Tribulation

The Children of the Night

Father John Misty

I Love You, Honeybear

Tobias Jesso Jr.

Goon
screens

SPRING FILM FESTS

Films Go Better With Bluebonnets

The Hill Country Film Fest features cinema amid the wildflowers

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Films Go Better With Beer

Smooth jams and fancy lads are the spotlight of the Off-Centered Film Fest

BY JOSH KUPECKI

The Race Is On

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore takes TV comedy news to a surprising new place

BY CINDY WIDNER

Help Desk

Is asking your parents to unfriend an ex too much to ask?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Adult Beginners

After failing in enterprise, a man returns to his childhood home

The Age of Adaline

Romantic hokum, well done

Child 44

Tom Hardy leads an international cast in this Soviet-era serial killer thriller

Monkey Kingdom

Disneynature doc profiles Sri Lanka's famed Temple Troop of toque macaques

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Kevin James' Segway-riding security guard is back

Road to Juarez

Conventional Mexican crime drama

Unfriended

Social media strikes back in this grisly teen horror

The Water Diviner

Russell Crowe stars in and directs this historical drama
arts & culture

A Hole in His Heart

Baritone Morgan Smith reveals how he becomes that lover we love to hate, Don Giovanni

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

The Robber Bridegroom

With its fairy-tale trappings and bluegrass score, this is the chicken and waffles of musicals

Austin Dance Festival

The debut of this new dance fest offered a range of interesting work, the best being fluent in musicality

"Blood and White"

Caitlin McCollom's paintings seek to marry the limitations of the body with the reality of death and decay

MOONTOWER COMEDY 2015

Dark Yet Light

Her D in Biology notwithstanding, Maria Bamford is a genius at making dark comedy funny

BY ASHLEY MORENO

The Muse of Mediocrity

When someone else's art isn't that good, it just inspires Jena Friedman to take a chance herself

BY RUSS ESPINOZA

Fired Up

Bridget Everett is bringing the good times to Moontower, so you best be ready

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Her Own Voice

The distinctive voice that got Erica Rhodes on A Prairie Home Companion finds its perfect outlet in stand-up

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Chris Cubas: Hashtag, You're It

#PointsMe champion returns to take on the Moontower crowds

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

columns

Gay Place: Cheeky

This is the week to dance cheek to cheek

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Regency Bridge Loop, Goldthwaite

Enjoy the wildflowers on this self-guided driving tour through the hills

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Sandwich Bags and Chocolate Syrup

Get offline, go out amongst the people, and try really hard not to be a douchebag

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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