July 24, 2015

Volume 34, Number 47

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Protect and Preserve

How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?

BY CINDY WIDNER

Beside the Point: Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Ignorance

As we become submerged in factless policy-making, a request to return to reason

BY MARY TUMA

UT Takes on Confederate Statues

After public input, university plans to consider options, including removal

BY MAC MCCANN

Quote of the Week

Headlines

Civics 101

Built by Women, for Women

Women's community center provides resources, meeting space

BY JESSI CAPE

Demand for Rape Kits High

SafePlace is receiving two to three requests per day

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Eastside Hotel, Round Two

Developers appeal permit rejection to City Council

BY TONY CANTÚ

"Drivers Are Pissed"

Possible lawsuit on the horizon as City Council quietly passes taxicab amendment

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

APD Officer Fired, Again

Williams faces indefinite suspension after "mishandling" domestic distrubance call

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Pulling From TEA Report, Ratliff Argues Public Schools Better Than Charters

Ratliff gets rebuke from federal education heads for saying public schools outperform charters

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Building a Better GED

After a sharp drop in test-takers, Texas requests a new test

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Why does the GOP hate poor people?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Using Their Noodles

Two local eateries make an art out of hand-pulled pasta

BY SERENA YEH

Texas French Bread

Two steps forward, one step back at Texas French Bread

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Playing With Fire

Austinites tame the flames on television

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Fond farewells and new beginnings

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Playback

Are Red 7 and Red Eyed Fly merging? That and whatever happened to the Strange Boys answered in this week's music news.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Mondo Texas Platters

Summer Loving

Second 2,500-word buffet on first- and second-quarter local releases
screens

Losing It at the Movies

AFS Programming Director Chale Nafus on a life in film

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

A Walk on the Wild Side

Sundance fave Tangerine is loud and proud

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Classic Game Fest Returns

In our day, controllers had one button, and we liked it

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

Heaven Knows What

Semi-fictional drama about a 19-year-old heroin addict by the Safdie brothers

Pixels

Ever wish you could pixelate Adam Sandler?

Southpaw

This boxer's story is familiar, but Jake Gyllenhaal is all new

Tangerine

Indie drama shot with an iPhone provides a riveting take on two transgender BFFs

The Vatican Tapes

Pray for us; it's exorcism time again
arts & culture

Feel the Burn

Austin author and wildland firefighter Mary Pauline Lowry takes readers inside the fire line in her novel Wildfire

BY JESSI CAPE

Live From Cowboy Portland

Showtime premieres an Austin-based stand-up show, SXSW Comedy With W. Kamau Bell

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Ring of Fire

A talented cast and band evoke the Man in Black in TexARTS' Johnny Cash musical

Closer

This 7 Towers production shows the disconnect between love and sex, and the pitfalls of confusing the two

"Robert Therrien"

The sculptor invites viewers to reconsider physical space with objects much larger and smaller than normal
columns

Oops!

Gay Place: Reverse Peristalsis

This week's theme: Nineties and barf!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Rio Grande Gorge Bridge, Taos, N.M.

Take a walk with a wild view across the seventh-highest bridge in the U.S.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Great, Satisfying Sex

Sometimes you need to give turn-by-turn directions to O-town

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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