May 8, 2015

Volume 34, Number 36

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news

High Stress at EMS

ATCEMS saves lives every day, but the stresses of the job have high costs

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Budgets Is Hard

Council begins digging into the budget details, and it ain't easy

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: On the Waterfront

The latest MoPac expansion plan is only part of the problem

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

News highlights from the week of May 7th

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

This week's opportunities for public engagement

Council Considers Taxi Franchises

CM Kitchen gives cab co-op idea a boost

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: And the Nominees Are ...

Council considers MoPac extension, and Zimmerman's nominees

BY MICHAEL KING

Senate Votes to Ban Insurance Coverage for Abortion

GOP moves to prevent health insurers from covering abortion

BY MARY TUMA

Casar Calls Out Landlords

BY AMY KAMP

Lege Lines

Jonathan Stickland annoys his colleagues

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: Senate Bill 2065

Anti-LGBT "religious freedom" laws piling up at the Lege

BY MARY TUMA

Death Watch: Generations of Madness

Is Derrick Charles competent for execution?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

The legalized immorality of Big Pharma

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Counter 3. Five. VII

Congress Avenue's new math

BY BRANDON WATSON

Guantanamera Cuban Cuisine

Good things come in small packages

BY MICK VANN

Food-o-File

Let them eat brisket

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

LEVITATION 2015

Levitation Interviews

Getting deep with Levitation headliners

Levitation Picks

Local Levitation

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Levitating Platters

Unidentified flying platters orbing Levitation.
screens

Arlo & Julie Puzzles Over Love

The Arlo & Julie team puts the pieces together

BY MARC SAVLOV

Noir City Film Festival Returns

This year's Noir City Film Festival highlights a forgotten master

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Help Desk: Whistle-Blowing Without the Blowback

The ins and outs of leaking sensitive information

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Arlo & Julie

Steve Mims concocts a mischievous story about a happy, if rudderless Austin couple

The D Train

Jack Black stars in this unorthodox comedy about a high school reunion

Far From the Madding Crowd

This Thomas Hardy adaptation is a reflection of our times

Piku

Bollywood film

Welcome to Me

Kristen Wiig stars in this odd comedy about a mentally unbalanced woman
arts & culture

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour

Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Academe Is an Actress

Does Shakespeare pass the Bechdel test? and other feminist inquiries

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Trouble Puppet's The Wars of Heaven, Part I

The eons-old battle between heaven and hell gets reorganized along gender lines

"Sara Condo/Lindsay Hutchens" at Permanent Collection

One photographer considers the mother she had while another ponders the mother she thought she'd be
columns

Gay Place: We Need Emma

Emma Goldman play opens just in time

BY KATE X MESSER

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips: 700 Springs, Junction

There's a lot of water spouts at Texas' 11th-largest spring

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Online Dating for Virgins

An immediate, unquenchable need for hot, throbbing manhood

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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