June 5, 2015

Volume 34, Number 40

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news

What's the Damage?

The news staff takes a look at the fallout from the 84th legislative session

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Counting the Casualties

The Lege limps across the finish line

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Dog That Didn't Bark

Will property taxes in Texas ever make sense?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Jumpolin Seeks New Home

Rising rents send owners to new neighborhood

BY TONY CANTÚ

Council: Do I Hear Six Percent?

Council approaches a decision on homestead exemption

BY MICHAEL KING

Eastside Developer Promises $15/Hour Wage Floor, and More

Developer joins with Workers Defense to offer labor guarantees, but the neighborhood still has qualms about a new hotel

BY TONY CANTÚ

Austin State Supported Living Center to Stay Open

Bill to close it dies before end of session

BY MARY TUMA

Victory Recycled

Ecology Action leaves Ninth Street

BY ROBYN ROSS

Fests Vs. Farms

Changes to mass gathering permits in the works

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

The fountain-pen economy

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Sambhar in the City

Anjore redefines Indian cuisine

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Mongers Market + Kitchen

Inconsistency mars neighborhood haunt

BY BRANDON WATSON

Festival of Brites at Zilker Brewing

Craft beer culture thrives in East Austin

BY ERIC PUGA

Food-o-File

A fond farewell to Suzanne Santos

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Hold My End Up

Delta Spirit frontman Matt Vasquez returns to his roots: Austin

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Austin Music Census

The Austin Music Census hits the fan. As does Tyler, the Creator!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Uncle Lucius

The Light

Octopus Rex

Total Destruction

Löwin

Royal Jelly

Town Hall Devils

Ouroboros Blues

Berkshire Hounds

Rock Bottom

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard

Django and Jimmie

Pete Rodriguez

El Conde Negro

Pocket Fishrmen

Rocko's Not Feeling Well

Rite Flyers

Electromode
screens

You Are Entering Harlan County

Justified creator Graham Yost exits Kentucky for the ATX Television Festival

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Good Vibrations

Bill Pohlad offers Love & Mercy

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Go Make Your Own Movie

Local filmmaker tackles the Big Boys

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Aloha

Cameron Crowe parks this rom-com in Hawaii

Dil Dhadakne Do

This Bollywood film tells the story of a dysfunctional Punjabi family

Entourage

In this feature spin on the HBO show, it's still boys beings bros, only the screen is bigger

I'll See You in My Dreams

Blythe Danner is exquisite as a 70-year-old widow entering the dating fray

Love & Mercy

Paul Dano anchors an ambitious vision of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson

Masss

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared

A bestselling Swedish novel jumps to screen with inevitable Forrest Gump comparisons

Pandaga Chesko

A millionaire returns home to visit his family in this Telugu film

Spy

The Paul Feig/Melissa McCarthy comedy onslaught continues with a Bond parody

When Marnie Was There

Will this ghost story be the final film from animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli?
arts & culture

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards

Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Riding While Female

Women athletes make their mark at X Games Austin

BY JESSI CAPE

Showers of Art and Lit

Let's not call the New South Festival of Literary Arts and Cartooning a perfect storm of indie media, please

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

The New Electric Ballroom

At the Vortex, the siblings of Enda Walsh's play can't move past a night from 50 years ago

King of Hearts

Tongue and Groove's stage adaptation of the anti-war cult film looks lovely but breezes by too quickly

"Gently Fried"

Local curatorial powerhouse Los Outsiders creates a poignant three-part exhibition (or is it five?)
columns

Gay Place: Big Proud Bomb

It's not an anti-Pride: It's Queerbomb!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Water Gardens, Fort Worth

Stay dry while surrounded by cascading falls

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Gender Issues

When is it OK to ask a man/guy on a date?

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Riding While Female

Women athletes make their mark at X Games Austin

BY JESSI CAPE

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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