South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...But – resurrection! – having kissed the ring of President-to-be Trump, Perry is being lifted from the lowly role of twinkle-toed TV hoofer to – get this – taking charge of our government's nuclear arsenal!..."
"...With that in mind, Jonathan Meiburg, brainiac behind Austin art-rock outfit Shearwater, penned one of the most prescient protest records ever recorded in January's Jet Plane and Oxbow. When the album, the band's ninth LP and second set of originals on Seattle's Sub Pop, came out, President-elect Donald Trump's path to the White House still seemed like a long shot..."
"...We've been getting word on who's bringing the laughs to the eighth Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival since November, with more than 50 names dropped to date. Now comes the final headliners: Nick Offerman, Hari Kondabolu, Jon Glaser, Vir Das, and Trumpersonator supreme Anthony Atamanuik...."
"...Beyond that news – confirmed by Tuesday's six-state primary voting, in which Clinton won the biggest prizes – it is but one more instance of one of the strangest election campaigns in my memory. It's a given that in our nearly petrified political system, the Democratic and Republican campaigns should be extremely polarized, and in nominating Donald Trump, the GOP may have finally gone over the edge in its determination to fanatically push the public conversation to the extreme right..."
"...It's not just the state that Texas schools have to worry about. Last month, President Donald Trump released his draft of the 2017 federal budget..."
"...Ted Cruz has become this month's designated challenger to GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, with the latest Quinnipiac poll having them in a statistical tie in Iowa (Trump 25%, Cruz 23%). However, Trump may have re-enforced his increasingly frightening radical rump after saying a Black Lives Matter protester at a recent campaign event deserved to be "roughed up."..."
"...Concerned residents had convinced the previous iteration of the court to join in opposition at the hearing, but the winds of political change, buttressed by Green Group's lobbying efforts, have resulted in new leadership for the county, and a new direction for the landfill's development. In November, incumbent Democratic Commissioners Neto Madrigal and Alfredo Munoz lost to GOP challengers Hoppy Haden and Ed Theriot in a county that voted 55% for Trump..."
"...A new report shows more than 400 factual errors in the book author's responses to the committee's previous findings. SBOE member Ruben Cortez Jr., D-Brownsville, said the book would only serve to "perpetuate the hatred" already being directed toward minority school students in a post-Trump climate..."
"...Upright Citizens Brigade presents its flagship show, Asssscat, with Matt Besser and Matt Walsh: Sun., March 13, 8pm, Esther's Follies; and Trump Dump, starring Anthony Atamanuik as the Donald: Mon., March 14, 9pm, Hideout...."
"...Upright Citizens Brigade are SXSW mainstays. Theatre founders Matt Besser and Matt Walsh will be part of the cast for a performance of its flagship show, Asssscat, and UCB will present Anthony Atamanuik's new American daydream called Trump Dump. SXSW Comedy, which broke into the cable comedy biz last year with a pair of Showtime specials is back at it this year, with two new showcase tapings for Showtime hosted by Natasha Leggero at North Door..."
"...Por Kwan is thicker and spicier, with a slight chemical after-taste; the clear loser of the lot. If you're a rooster fan, you should really give Polar a try, but in my practiced view, my top three trump the rooster brand any day, on anything...."
"...Fred LewisTrying to Trump VotersDear Editor,..."
"...Within the regulatory confines of Austin, a project like West Cypress Hills would have received a thorough preliminary review and constant monitoring during construction. Beyond the city limits, property rights or the reflexive expectations of "economic development" often trump environmental concerns, or even ordinary precautions..."
"...Rumors that the former Mrs. Donald Trump Marla Maples is the show's permanent host are unconfirmed at press time..."