Aug. 14, 2015

Volume 34, Number 50

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After the Flood, Before the Flood

As the area recovers from the Memorial Day flood, El Niño looms

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Intentional Ignorance

Voting rights decision fails to acknowledge the obvious

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Moratorium Now!

Cutting through the bullshit on STRs

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

There Goes the Neighborhood

Council digs into short-term rentals this week

BY NATALIA CIOLKO

Council: For the Birds

Taking on bullhooks, FFF Fest, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

Aug. 13: In the Zone Again

Council plays musical chairs, because what else do they have to do?

BY MICHAEL KING

Uber-Disgruntled

Those cheap Uber fares aren't doing drivers much good

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Turning the Tide on the Eastside

Community activists want Council to pump the brakes on commercial development along East Cesar Chavez

BY TONY CANTÚ

The Post-Marriage Equality Fight

Same-sex couples mount fight to ensure accurate birth, death certficiates

BY MARY TUMA

Violet Crown Trail Opens

First six miles of a planned 30 miles of trail open to the public

BY ROBYN ROSS

AISD High Schools Hit Target

TEA results for Austin improved from last year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Debates Filling Board Vacancy

Austin ISD board defers vacant seat decision to subcommittee

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Road Ahead Murky After Voter ID Ruling

County says ruling won't impact November elections

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Travis Voter Registrar Tests "Text Request"

New system allows citizens to register to vote by text

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

A thousand cuts

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Wise Guys

Blue Owl Brewing brings sours to the masses

BY ANNA TOON

Jenna's Asian Kitchen

Changing the conversation about Cedar Park

BY BRANDON WATSON

AC Date Night: Royal Blue Grocery & Garage Cocktail Bar

Picnic and park it Downtown

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food-o-File

New honors and old traditions

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

The Drifter

Mike Flanigin's accidental (and all-star) organ-grinding

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Red River Optimist John Wickham

Red River poker king John Wickham remains optimistic, Nazis stab concertgoers at Trailer Space, and Fun Fun Fun Fest gets its acre at Auditorium Shores

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Metallurgy

King Parrot

Dead Set

Myrkur

M

The Sword

High Country

Nile

What Should Not Be Unearthed

Kadavar

Berlin

Paradise Lost

The Plague Within

Abyssal

Antikatastaseis

Antigama

The Insolent

Cattle Decapitation

The Anthropocene Extinction

Godhunter vs. Destroyer of Light

Endsville

High on Fire

Luminiferous

Horisont

Odyssey
screens

Confrontational Cinema

Companion doc to The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence revisits Indonesian atrocities

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Back in Black

Capital City Black Film Festival returns for round three

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Help Desk

A smartphone first-timer tries to keep her head above the deep waters of interconnectivity

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

Brothers: Blood Against Blood

Bollywood remake of 2011's underrated boxing saga Warrior

The End of the Tour

Fictional but satisfying portrayal of a David Foster Wallace interview by a Rolling Stone reporter

Fantastic Four

Marvel not at this Fox flop

The Look of Silence

Getting personal with Indonesia's bloody past in follow-up to The Act of Killing

The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Napoleon Solo and and Illya Kuryakin don't transition well to the present

Meet Me in Montenegro

Real-life couple and co-directors explore whether love is better the second time around

Prince

Impoverished Dutch teen is lured by promises of wealth

RangiTaranga

Kannada-language mystery thriller

Straight Outta Compton

Picture about origins of rap group NWA shows off their snarly cool
arts & culture

Sistering the Brothers Grimm

Austin-born artist Natalie Frank makes fables viscerally visual in her exhibition at the Blanton

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

The Austin One-Minute Play Festival Is Back!

ScriptWorks presents another round of locally penned 60-second dramas – 70 staged back-to-back

BY STEPHANIE CARLL

Arts Reviews

BOOKS by Kevin McNamee-Tweed

In this collection of faux book jackets, you can totally judge books by their covers

Robin Hood: An Elegy

Rough edges aside, Generic Ensemble Company's new work makes an urgent statement that #blacklivesmatter

The Tree Play

For this story of a rain forest over a lifetime, Robi Polgar created a living, breathing poem
columns

Gay Place: Find Your Qummunity

Events for every stripe of the rainbow, especially Qumbia Queers and Going Grrls

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Sundew Trail in the Big Thicket, Kountze

Take a walk in one of the most biodiverse landscapes in the world

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Willfully Ignorant

The real danger is believing you've done the homework when you really haven't

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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