Sept. 18, 2015

Volume 35, Number 3

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news

To Build a Courthouse

Current civil courthouse leaves a lot to be desired

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: A Living Budget

Austin Interfaith praises Council for progressive budget

Public Notice: One Hand Clapping

Budget in rearview mirror; Council still debating STRs

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Wrap-Up

Council passes a budget, 10-1 – no, wait, make that 9-2

BY MICHAEL KING

Packing Heat at City Hall?

Jury's still out on the legalities

BY MICHAEL KING

Trio of Public Safety Rallies Saturday

Pro-police rally amid anti-police-brutality rallies makes confrontation a possibility

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Water Bill Mystery Unresolved

Public Works Committee hears testimony, but it's still not clear if meters are being misread

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Restoring Rundberg's Kids

Problem-solving with CARY in Northeast Austin

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Few Protections for Cyclists

It's near impossible to get an indictment when a cyclist is killed in Austin

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Sump vs. Wagner for AISD Board

Vacant D7 seat will be filled for 14 months

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Meet the Candidate: Sally Hernandez

The not-yet candidate talks the issues

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Adios, Perry Campaign

Perry exits the 2016 presidential race to little surprise from onlookers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The ruling class rules by purchasing politicians

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Class in Session

A primer on Austin's most drinkable beers

BY ERIC PUGA

Nasha

Indian with a Texas twist

BY BRANDON WATSON

Romanouskas Delicatessen

Bringing back the deli

BY CHERYL COUTURE

Food-o-File

Finding community

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

Let the Music

Garage punk Orville Bateman Neeley III crosses over

BY TIM STEGALL

Panhandle Rambler

Walkabout with Joe Ely

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Playback: Hole Lotta Rent

The historic Hole in the Wall is in danger of closing. So who's to blame?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Late Night TV Is About to Get Downright Gaar-ish

Stand-up comic Brian Gaar hosts a new Austin-based show on the CW

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

What's Behind Door No. 4?

Immersive cinema experience comes to town

BY JESSI CAPE

The Brothers Quay

Influential animators honored with retrospective and Christopher Nolan doc

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Black Mass

Johnny Depp plays the notorious South Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger

Cooties

A horror-comedy about kids turning to zombies and the teachers they hope to feast on

Courier Boy Kalyan

Telugu action-romance about a bike messenger

Everest

Ace ensemble cast enacts the real-life story of a doomed climbing expedition

Katti Batti

Bollywood romantic comedy about a cohabiting couple that encounters a crisis

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials

YA dystopia franchise continues in this sub-par sequel

The Perfect Guy

Unimaginative woman-in-distress thriller

Wolf Totem

The director of The Bear is back for this human-and-wolf-cub story
arts & culture

Moving Toward the Edge of Grace

The new and the familiar at Blue Lapis Light's new home

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Omi Osun Joni L. Jones' Theatrical Jazz

The accomplished stage artist, scholar, and UT professor pens the first study of artists translating jazz aesthetics into theatre

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Missionary Position: Session 2

The intrepid women explorers of Glass Half Full Theatre make a welcome return, bringing bountiful laughs

The Warriors: A Love Story

Arcos Dance's tale of romance during World War II resonated with skill, ingenuity, and emotion

"Erin Curtis: Narrow Escape From History"

The brightly colored patterns in this show's paintings pull one into Big Medium for some pleasurable viewing
columns

Oops!

Page Two: Lights, Camera, Print Media

October 1985 was the strangest month

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: In & Out

Get in or get out! You can't lose with these Gay Place events.

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Elizabeth Crockett's Grave, Acton

State's smallest historic site honors the widow of the famous frontiersman

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Luv Doc: To Search or Not to Search?

How did you fail so spectacularly as a parent?

BY THE LUV DOC

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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