Nov. 27, 2015

Volume 35, Number 13

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news

Setting the Table

How Thanksgiving meals make their way to Austinites in need

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Thanksgiving Reflections

There is no better time than Thanksgiving to reflect on the complicated and mixed history of our nation

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Tale of Two Processes

An ugly process to get to a not-awful ordinance

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Civics 101

Mayor Welcomes Refugees

Adler calls it a "moral imperative" to aid Syrians and others fleeing "horrific conditions"

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Choosing Sides

An estimated 9,000 lots will become eligible to build ADUs

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Water Woes Continue

Austin Water and Austin Energy vow to secure third-party audits for meter reading and billing

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Navigant: Gas Is a Natural

The report recommends replacing Decker Creek gas plant with a new 500 MW gas plant

BY MICHAEL KING

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Exclusion

The provider claims the state is breaking federal law

BY MARY TUMA

White Student Union Hits UT

Who will speak up for white students?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Working Overtime, but Not Getting Paid for It

Labor laws: Just because they exist, doesn't mean they're enforced

BY AMY KAMP

Car2Go Offers Promotion for New Members

Through Dec. 6, Car2Go waives its sign-up charge for new members from $35 to $5 and adds 60 minutes of free travel time

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Candidates Line Up to File

Candidate filing deadline Dec. 14

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Quote of the Week

The Hightower Report

Warning: Pink ribbons don't cure breast cancer

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Fairground Attraction

In Austin, carnival food has no season

BY AMIRA JENSEN

Bullfight

Shawn Cirkiel comes back swinging with Bullfight

BY BRANDON WATSON

Let's Get Ready to Scramble

The Thrilla in the Tortilla

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback – Agents of Change: Downtown Clubs vs. Downtown Hotels

Can clubs and hotels coexist in Downtown Austin?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

The Residents

Twelve essential Austin residencies

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

A New Hope

Stroke survivor Robert Reyes gets another lease on life

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Putting Your Money Where Your Mouse Is

Austin filmmakers on the promises and perils of crowdfunding

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Creed

Stallone's Rocky trains Apollo Creed's son in worthy franchise reboot

The Good Dinosaur

Sweet and charming, Pixar's dino pic should please everyone

Inji Iduppazhagi

An overweight Indian woman has trouble finding a suitor; Tamil

Legend

Tom Hardy pulls double duty playing both the criminal Kray twins

Size Zero

An overweight Indian woman has trouble finding a suitor; Telugu

Tamasha

Hindi-language romantic drama

Victor Frankenstein

This version of the Frankenstein tale is told from Igor's perspective
arts & culture

The Wind in the Reeds

Treme actor Wendell Pierce finds Godot and gratitude in post-Katrina New Orleans

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The History of King Lear

A long-reviled revision of Shakespeare's tragedy proves fascinating as revived by the Hidden Room Theatre

Austin Shakespeare's A Streetcar Named Desire

This thoughtful take on Tennessee Williams' classic subtly pits the Old South against the New North

"Angelbert Metoyer: Life Machine" at the Canopy

For this Co-Lab Projects exhibit, a gallery at Canopy becomes a tomblike space for exploring religion
columns

Gay Place: HEY, TURKEYS!

The holidays can be tough when you spend them alone: Come find your chosen family

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Po Po Restaurant, Welfare

Historic Texas roadhouse offers meals worth driving for

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc

Wherein the Luv Doc describes an act of deep, unsettling perversion

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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