May 29, 2015

Volume 34, Number 39

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news

Written in Stone

History of racism lives on in UT monuments

BY MAC MCCANN

Point Austin: It's Rainin' Down in Texas

Marking Texas time and history by rising floodwaters

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Remember Memorial Day

What floods around, comes around

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

More Trouble for Hopkins

Suspended APD officer incurs new sanctions

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: You Know You Better Finally Decide

Special-called meeting takes up postponed decisions

BY MICHAEL KING

Judge Dismisses Pressley Lawsuit

In Pressley suit, judge grants summary judgment on grounds of "no evidence"

BY MICHAEL KING

Hays Water Fight Continues

While Senate approves water protections, another battle is on the horizon

BY VICKI WOLF

Questions Remain After Officer-Involved Shootings

Three APD officers placed on leave after police-involved shootings

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lege Lines: Session Winners and Losers

As sine die nears, bills drop left and right

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bills of the Week: House Bill 1 and Senate Bill 1

Texas Lege looks to finalize budget deal

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Kellers Granted Relief

Court rules with little explanation

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions

Senate OKs bill restricting abortion access for abused minors

BY MARY TUMA

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Under new budget deal, Planned Parenthood ousted from life-saving cancer program

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: 2016 Presidential Candidates Address Inequality (Sort of)

Aid goes to the same old corporate elites

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Lived in Bars

EPIC owners write a new chapter

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Apis Restaurant & Apiary

Dining away from the hive

BY BRANDON WATSON

Troy

Building an urban legend

BY RACHEL FEIT

Food-o-File

Playing chicken

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Charlie Pierce Burns It Down

Charlie Pierce, the Gibby Haynes of piano, speaks out; Sweet Spirit serenades Spoon in a tour diary excerpt; and Phil Anselmo says maybe next year for a Housecore Horror ATX return

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Read My Lips

Rock & roll summer reading 2015

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

Andrew Bujalski Pumps Up With Results

Microbudget auteur increases marketability with fitness fable

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Why He Fought

New AFS series considers Frank Capra's pre-World War II films

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Pastoral Nights & Pagan Rites

Two film series lie back and think of England

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Connection

The French-made Connection owes much to The French Connection

Félix & Meira

A Hasidic wife and a nonreligious man find love together in Montreal

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence)

Did anyone really ask for a third helping of this stomach-turning provocation?

Poltergeist

They're here … again. But why?

Results

Indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski enlists Guy Pearce and others for his new movie

San Andreas

This is how the world ends, not with a bang, but with a guffaw

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

Bollywood rom-com
arts & culture

Local Heroes

The 2015 class of the Austin Arts Hall of Fame

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Twice That Jazz

Double the mayhem, double the heat when Austin Playhouse and Georgetown Palace both stage Chicago

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

"William Gaynor: Walking Down the Road Feeling Really Fucking Bad"

Artist William Gaynor illuminates a curious spiritualism in an unlikely location

You Ain't Alone

Ellen Bartel continues to process loss and grief through art in this four-work concert
columns

Gay Place: Sweet Nothings

Bedpost poetry is back

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Llama Adventures, Taos, N.M.

Walk on the wild side of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with a pet llama

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Being Yourself

You can be you when you're off the clock

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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