June 19, 2015

Volume 34, Number 42

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news

Breaking the Chains

Slavery may be illegal, but it's not eradicated

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Point Austin: A Word About "Wards"

The homestead exemption is not just a feeble "tool," it's an inequitable one

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Bridges to Forever

The theme for the coming week is public input

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Preview

Zimmerman off to East Texas to "investigate" city biomass contract

BY MICHAEL KING

Affordable Housing in Trouble?

Report: two affordable housing agencies going broke

BY MARY TUMA

APD Officer Unfairly Punished?

Fender-bender results in 3-month suspension

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

APD Officer Terminated

After having the cops called on him several times, APD officer is canned

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Remembering Julio Santos

UNT student disappeared on a Friday; was found in Lady Bird Lake the next Sunday

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Lege Races Take Shape

Empty seats up at the Capitol

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Video Visitation's End?

Bill requiring in-person visits for inmates may not benefit those at Travis County

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Ott Strikes Back

City Manager responds to blogger accusations

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report

Stop postal execs from destroying our Postal Service

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Knowing One's Station

What does it mean to be the hostess with the mostest?

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Isla

Tropical bar is more than just cocktails

BY BRANDON WATSON

Head Cook and Bottle Washer

Father's Day cookbooks for the man who gets things done

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback: Austin Record Label Rendezvous

The Austin Record Label Flea Market bands together local imprints, while County Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt tries to scatter mass gatherings such as Levitation

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Mondo Texas Platters

Summer Platters

New discs from Dale Watson, Danny Schmidt, Sly Stone, and many more for your solstice jams
screens

The Medium Is the Message

The co-director of Inside Out talks shop

BY MARC SAVLOV

Watching the Detectives

Austin native Gabriel Luna spills (a little) on season 2 of HBO's True Detective

BY CINDY WIDNER

Combat Rock

New doc unearths Cambodia's rock & roll spirit

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance)

Bollywood dance-competition sequel.

Balls Out

College intramural football comedy features several SNL players

Don't Think I've Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll

A doc not just for music aficionados, but a transcendent reminder that art matters

Dope

Peppy caper film features unusual characters: black high school geeks

Inside Out

Audacity is matched by artistry in the latest Pixar crowd-pleaser

The Wolfpack

This doc makes us privy to a family that's like none we've ever seen before
arts & culture

Blackout

Sarah Hepola explains how she came to write a memoir on being a blackout drinker

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Review: Loving Day

Mat Johnson's novel Loving Day is all there in black and white

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

El Nogalar

Teatro Vivo's El Nogalar provides a context for examining social class in contemporary Mexico

More Than One Complication

KDHDC and line upon line percussion provide a moving-people people-watching performance

"Colby Bird: Hope Goes With Man to the Foot of the Gallows"

The fruits of the artist's labors are evident in this new solo show
columns

Gay Place: ¡Hola Papi!

Prides loom across Texas as Austin crowns the hottest Daddy

BY KATE X MESSER

Oops!

Day Trips: Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso

A peace park on the border where generations of differences were washed under the bridge

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A "Love Connection"

An adorable euphemism for some unnameable act like sex in the missionary position

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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