Aug. 7, 2015

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Volume 34, Number 49

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news

Crash Course

Cabs try to survive in the era of Uber

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Back to the Future

GOP officials take opportunity to demagogue on heels of Obama clean air plan announcement

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: While the Cats Were Away

The stakeholders play

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Are You Typical?

Council's first look at FY 2016 budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Are We Having Fun Fun Fun Yet?

The show must go on, but where exactly?

BY MICHAEL KING

Paxton Indicted

Grand jury slaps AG with three felony charges

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Case of Gentrifurcation?

Jumpolin site to become parking lot for cat cafe

BY TONY CANTÚ

East Side Hotel Changes Course

Developers withdraw permit application

BY TONY CANTÚ

Urban Outfitters Concept Takes Shape

The Drag gets the Brooklyn treatment

BY WAYLON CUNNINGHAM

AISD Board Pays Tribute to Schneider

AISD board members bid farewell to Schneider and discuss finding a successor

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Proposes Property Tax Cut

AISD looks to adopt FY 2016 budget

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Buehler Arrested

Cop-watch activist releases video of his arrest

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: Two Set to Die

Two inmates on death row deny murder was the end goal

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

The latest Son of a Bush has a plan to make you richer

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Pfoodies

Pflugerville dining has come a long way

BY CORINA KELLAM

Cantine

Asti meets Fino in Lamar Union

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Evening Joe

Caffe del Fuego elevates coffee liqueur

BY MELODY FURY

Food-o-File

Pizza and pastries

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

The Sacred & the Profane

The Gourds co-frontman flew the coop for Shinyribs and ain't looking back

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Phases & Stages

Kacey Musgraves

Pageant Material

The Rolling Stones

From the Vault: The Marquee – Live in 1971

The J. Geils Band

House Party: Live in Germany

The Who

Live at Shea Stadium 1982

Jason Isbell

Something More Than Free

My Morning Jacket

The Waterfall

Neil Young & Promise of the Real

The Monsanto Years

Wilco

Star Wars

Iron and Wine & Ben Bridwell

Sing Into My Mouth
screens

Rooster Teeth Levels Up

Gaming video pioneers go big with a feature film and an ever-expanding convention

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Making the Cut

New season of Project Runway puts Austin designer Lindsey Creel in the spotlight

BY ANNE HARRIS

I Smell (Kevin) Bacon

Two kids take the titular Cop Car on a joyride in this lean thriller

BY CAITLIN MOORE

Film Reviews

Call Me Lucky

Bobcat Goldthwait directs doc about fellow comic Barry Crimmins

Cop Car

Two boys go on the lam in Kevin Bacon's cop car

Drishyam

Hindi thriller based on Malayalam original

The Gift

Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser

Irrational Man

Joaquin Phoenix plots the perfect crime in Woody Allen's new charmer

A Poem Is a Naked Person

Les Blank’s doc on Leon Russell began shooting in 1972 and is finally released

Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme, Diablo Cody combine talents, but where's the magic?

Samba

The latest from the directors of the French hit The Intouchables

Shaun the Sheep Movie

The latest from Aardman Animations is one baaaaaadass movie

Srimanthudu

Telugu action film

The Stanford Prison Experiment

Dramatization of the famous psychology experiment
arts & culture

Getting Political With The Tree Play and Robin Hood: An Elegy

Two new Austin plays tackle timely subjects

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Shawn Camp: Alight in the Darkness

Shawn Camp's new show at Northern-Southern breathes in the Aphotic Zone

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Into the Woods

Summer Stock Austin's talented teens tease out the enchantment in Sondheim's magical musical
columns

The Common Law

My landlord sold the house we rent

BY LUKE ELLIS

Gay Place: A Feather in the Cap

This Robin Hood is not your daddy's white guys in tights

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Sundays With Santiago, San Antonio

Accordion player Santiago Jiménez Jr. fills taco shop with free rancheras

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Trying to Be Attractive

Carefully cultivating a look of masculine nonchalance

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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