Sept. 4, 2015

Volume 35, Number 1

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news

Shortchanged

A lot of belt tightening and creative thinking make getting by with low dollars possible for AISD

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: The Death Cult of the Gun

Slate study shows an estimated 90 U.S. deaths per day result from gun violence

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Words to the Wise

You have to know the rules ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Wrap-up

Staff not amused by some CMs' ideas on how to cut the budget

BY MICHAEL KING

(Not) For Rent

With hopes of protection for Section 8 renters dashed, city takes steps to help

BY MARY TUMA

Adios, Jeff!

Davis statue graces South Mall no more

BY MAC MCCANN

A Healthier Workforce

ATCEMS Employees Association head skeptical of EMS chief's budget plan

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Unanswered Questions in Jailhouse Suicide

Since 2012, 100 have suffered self-inflicted deaths in Texas jails

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

School Finance Before the Texas Supreme Court

The State Supreme Court is expected to make a ruling before the end of the year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

APD Tracks Social Media

Local social media monitoring software company met with shady digital spying group

BY JOHN ANDERSON

The Hightower Report: Preaching to the Choir

You, too, can be part of Scott Walker's inner circle

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Good Word

This Knish combines literature and pastries

BY SERENA YEH

Juliet Ristorante

Does Austin need another Italian restaurant?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Craft Beer, Creekside

Waller Creek Pub House helps revitalize Downtown stretch

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food-o-File

Town and country

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Perfecting Utopia

One-hundred and 16 miles southwest of Austin lies music festival Utopia

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Festicular Fortitude

Ten music festivals in 10 weeks? Bring it on.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Gary Clark Jr.

The Story of Sonny Boy Slim

Peterson Brothers

The Peterson Brothers

David Ramirez

Fables

Madisons

No One's Ever Gonna Know Your Name

Pat Green

Home

Shane Cooley

Kings Highway

Northern Quarters

Transient Times

Manco

The Great Wall

Marcus Brown

All the Ghosts Are Gone

Kyle Offidani

Trail of Lights
screens

Lights, Camera, aGLIFF!

Long-running film fest returns with something for everyone

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Beyond Bollywood

Indie Meme's new film series highlights family ties

BY JESSI CAPE

Meet the New Boss

Austin Film Society rolls out their public access plan

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bhale Bhale Magadivoi

Telugu film

Bloodsucking Bastards

Cubicle horrors: Vampires bloody the workplace

Dynamite

Telugu remake of Arima Nambi

Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos

First animated Mexican movie to receive wide release in the States

Heroes of Dirt

A BMX dirt rider also mentors a troubled teen

Learning to Drive

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley drive a tale of unlikely friendship

Meru

Doc recounts efforts of American mountain climbers to ascend Meru Peak

Paayum Puli

Tamil action film

Phoenix

In postwar Germany, a woman with a reconfigured face reclaims her identity

7 Chinese Brothers

Jason Schwartzman stars in this comedy from droll Austin auteur Bob Byington

Thani Oruvan

Tamil action thriller.

A Walk in the Woods

Robert Redford and Nick Nolte walk the Appalachian Trail in Bill Bryson's memoir

Welcome Back

Bollywood comedy is a sequel to Welcome
arts & culture

Party Out of Bounds

Talking reunions with members of Fatbuckle, Squirrel Buddies, and the Amazon and the Milksop

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Texas Early Music Project's Convivencia Re-Envisioned

Spanish Christian music, Sephardic Jewish song, and al-Andalus melodies meld in this special concert

BY NATALIE ZELDIN

Arts Reviews

Capital T Theatre's Year of the Rooster

Behind the black comedy of Eric Dufault's cockfighting play is a stunning indictment of hypermasculinity

The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins

Irvine Welsh

"Alice Leora Briggs: The Room"

The printmaker disregards clean narrative in her masterly woodcuts based on poetry by Mark Strand
columns

Page Two: Picking Up the Conversation

The Chronicle at 34

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: Last Gasp

The annual Splash Days ritual is back

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Concordia Cemetery, El Paso

Old El Paso was dying to get into historic cemetery

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Forest Fires!

Blue hair is flammable. Don't let any geezer tell you different.

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

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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