May 1, 2015

Volume 34, Number 35

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news

The Education Session

The Lege takes another run at patching school finance

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Know Thyselves

The Zandan Poll gives a snapshot of Central Texans' preoccupations

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Bikes, Toll Roads, TNCs

A miscellany of mostly transportation

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Budget: First Forecast

Budget forecast shows rising city income, costs

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Meet Denialism Don

Council considers resilience, and other things

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines

Budget fight on the horizon, GOP leadership spat, TMF thwarts anti-choice measures, and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: House Bill 1800

Rep. Walle proposes bill to rein in dog attacks

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Guardians Fight On to Save SSLC

Following Senate vote to close SSLC, guardians turn to House for hope

BY MARY TUMA

Body Cameras for APD, but When?

Likely two-year timeline before full implementation

BY AMY KAMP

Kleinert Trial to Be in Fed Court

Yeakel rules in favor of defense motion

BY AMY KAMP

Hays County Water War Continues

Lawsuits and legislation address water regulation

BY VICKI WOLF

Casar Files for Summary Judgment

Casar requests dismissal of Pressley election contest

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: Be the "Wave" That Sweeps Away TPP

Jim Hightower wants YOU to stop TPP!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eat Your Heart Out

Corazon development is a foodie paradise

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Lucky's Puccias and Pizzeria

Popular trailer's latest chapter

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Shopping List

Three new ways to keep it local

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food-o-File

Not business as usual

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

To Have and Have Not

Five-year Austinite Joe Pug is paying off

BY NEPH BASEDOW

Boz Scaggs' Head Music

Plano soul man's found his groove at 70

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Bavu Blakes Carpes the Diem

Bavu Blakes seizes his own day, Shakey Graves lands an Austin City Limits taping, and the Saxon Pub turns 25

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

The Who

Live Shot: The Who

The Sonics

This Is the Sonics

Death Cab for Cutie

Kintsugi

Björk

Vulnicura

Earl Sweatshirt

I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside
screens

Our Most Anticipated Movies of Summer 2015

The summer movie season has begun, and we've got opinions

BY JOSH KUPECKI

AFS Spotlights Contemporary French Cinema

A weekend of rare films from the Premiers Plans Festival d'Angers

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Local Games Are Crazy for Crowdfunding

Three local games push crowdfunding to another level

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Moviegoers Assemble!

Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, and Chloë Grace Moretz mix wonderfully in this drama

Dior and I

This sharp doc is as close as most of us will ever get to fingering the Dior merchandise

Gabbar Is Back

Bollywood thriller

Little Boy

Can the power of faith change the course of history?

The Salt of the Earth

The amazing work of photographer Sebastião Salgado is scrutinized in this doc

Uttama Villain

arts & culture

Barefoot Dogs

A Mexico City family scatters to the wind when its patriarch goes missing

BY JESSE SUBLETT

Hausfrau: A Novel

This first novel is about the desperation of a depressed expat housewife in Switzerland

BY JESSI CAPE

Into the Field: A Foreign Correspondent's Notebook

A UT professor recounts his three decades of reporting in Asia

BY JESSE SUBLETT

Arts Reviews

All the Way

In Zach Theatre's staging of this epic political drama about LBJ, the fight for civil rights feels particularly urgent

Random Acts of Magic

The 2015 batch of Out of Ink 10-minute plays is a satisfying buffet of silliness and thoughtfulness

The Graduate

It isn't exactly like the movie, but City Theatre's stage adaptation is well-acted and provocative

Free for All

There's something for every taste and age in the 50 titles for Free Comic Book Day 2015

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

Gay Place: Drag Central

Dressed down or up, this weekend in Austin is a drag, drag, drag

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Project Row Houses, Houston

Former shotgun houses get new life as art galleries

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Marriage

An ancient institution created by a bunch of slave-owning, genital-mutilating, agrarian polygamists

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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