Nov. 20, 2015

Volume 35, Number 12

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news

The Most Dangerous Man in Austin?

Cody Wilson's day-to-day life is pretty routine. But the product he's selling threatens to make gun control laws obsolete.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Shock and Awe ... Once Again

Our wars return to roost, and we blame the victims

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Hear Ye, Hear Ye

Listening in on the CodeNEXT Sound Check

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: ADUs Coming to Your Neighborhood?

Land-use advocates at AURA are calling on Council to approve the ADU ordinance

BY MICHAEL KING

Uber On the Offensive

APD is investigating claims that seven Uber and Lyft drivers sexually assaulted their riders between April and August

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

CodeNEXT's Sound Check Gets Under Way

There's still (a little) time to tell city planners how you feel about the way Austin's designed

BY KATIE MATLACK

Million Student March Held at UT

Student activists want Abbott to call a special legislative session to address access to higher education

BY MAC MCCANN

A Pilgrimage for Immigrants

Advocates for immigration reform plan a 35-mile pilgrimage from T. Don Hutto Residential Center to the Governor's Mansion

BY TONY CANTÚ

AISD to Consider Ridding School Names of Confederate Legacy

AISD Board in the process of crafting a mechanism that allows for renaming schools upon public request

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

UT Now Offering Sexual Assault Exams

Exams will be administered with zero cost to students

BY SARAH MARLOFF

No Shelter Here

Abbott's anti-refugee remarks make an already difficult resettlement process more so

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Thanksgiving Help

How to help and be helped this Turkey Day

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Soifer Helps Lead Abortion Fight

With more than 30 years of legal experience, Soifer is no stranger to social justice cases

BY MARY TUMA

After Intimidation, Pro-Palestine Students File Civil Rights Complaint

PSC students have filed a formal complaint with the university

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

Securus Leak Reveals Privacy Breach

Documents show Securus committed more than 14,000 violations of attorney-client privilege nationwide

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

How right-wing extremists forced a 14-year-old boy into exile

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Coming Into Bloom

In Austin, edible flowers are more than a trend

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Castles in Spain

Paella dreams at La Bodega Gourmet

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Fukumoto

Can Fukumoto cure Austin's dining malaise?

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

Finding the comfort in comfort food

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Whole Lot of Rockin' Goin' On

Linda Gail Lewis received her first piano lesson from her brother at 40

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback – Antone's New Booker: Zach Ernst

Did Clifford Antone know he was grooming his nightclub's future booker when he mentored Zach Ernst?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

All ATX

All Along the Moontower: Austin Gets Psychedelic

Kinky Friedman

The Loneliest Man I Ever Met

Mayeux & Broussard

High Times & Good Rhymes

Bellfuries

Workingman's Bellfuries

Shmu

Shhh!!!!

Ghetto Ghouls

Collisions

Borzoi

"Pinnacle" b / w "I Feel Alien"

the Damn Times

Don't Like People

Chipper Jones

"Tropics" b / w "COSM"
screens

Behind the Scenes

A peek inside Austin filmmakers' creative spaces

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Hopped-Up Hopper

AFS screens rare 1970 Dennis Hopper doc The American Dreamer

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Barbecue & Banditos

The Salt Lick teams up with the Alamo Drafthouse

BY JESSI CAPE

Screen Shots

A miscellany of film news and events

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Brooklyn

When looking homeward do we glance toward the past or the future?

By the Sea

Angelina and Brad topline this modern-day arthouse relic by Jolie Pitt

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

As the series ends, we wonder what we'll do without our Katniss catnip

Kumari 21F

Telugu romance

The Night Before

Three guys look for fun on a Christmas Eve that turns into one crazy night

Secret in Their Eyes

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman in a twisty drama

Spotlight

This terrific newspaper movie gets all the elements right

Trumbo

Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is essayed by Bryan Cranston
arts & culture

Making the Most of EAST

Ten tips to help you keep your head in the crush of the East Austin Studio Tour

BY CAITLIN GREENWOOD AND SETH ORION SCHWAIGER

WaffleFest 2015

For the 14th year, the Hideout Theatre brings 25 troupes together for a toasty mix of improv and free waffles

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

To Kill a Mockingbird at St. Edward's University

The Mary Moody Northen Theatre staging of Harper Lee's novel is a shining example of a classic tale told well

"Donald Moffett" at the Blanton

The Blanton exhibition marks a shift not only toward artists from Texas but also toward more political art

Potted Potter at the Stateside

Touring version of this two-man parody delivers an irreverent and interactive recap of J.K. Rowling's beloved series
columns

Page Two: Made in Texas

Lighting fires for creativity and community

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: TDOR

Come together to support the T in LGBT

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Fort Davis NHS

One of the best preserved frontier forts in the Southwest rides again

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Medicate as Needed

Nothing takes the edge off dealing with edgy people like a blissful buzz

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

Alternative Softball League Champions

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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