Dec. 18, 2015

Volume 35, Number 16

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features

Give 'Til It Helps 2015

Let us help you help those who help

BY KATE X MESSER, NEHA AZIZ AND SARAH MARLOFF

news

Let's Go Gun Crazy

UT working group recommends allowing guns in classrooms, while a "mock mass shooting" and a "mass farting" protest in response bring out the national media

BY MAC MCCANN

Point Austin: Still Waiting for the Train

Will Austin ever get a proper light rail system?

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ho, Ho, Ho ... ld on a Second

City Council still one meeting short of a "Happy New Year"

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Can You Uber to Your Short-Term Rental?

Ride-for-hire regulations reach the dais

BY MICHAEL KING

From Brewing to Chewing

Brewnola Bars are a new kind of bar food

BY ROBYN ROSS

'Tis the Filing Season

Progressives can breathe a sigh of relief – Sen. Bernie Sanders officially filed

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER, MICHAEL KING AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Splitting the Baby

AISD votes to buy two plots of land

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Report: AISD Discriminates Against Minority- and Women-Owned Businesses

AISD Trustee Saldaña "not surprised" by the study because many of the issues uncovered are endemic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Speakers Testify Against Detention Facility Relicensing

Instead of changing conditions, DFPS plans to just change detention center classification

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Countdown to Open Carry

APD discusses their plans for open carry

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

"Don't Be Getting Publicly Intoxicated"

APD chief clarifies comments about sexual assault

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council to Vote on TNC Ordinance

Ride-for-hire companies face regulation

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Rafael and Ted Cruz: Like father, like son

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Head for the Hills

Driftwood is Central Texas' hottest culinary destination

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

And the Winner Is ...

Juan in a Million remains an Austin classic

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Café No Sé

California-inspired eatery sticks to the basics

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

Restaurant interiors need a new look

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback: Triple Crown Ends Historic Streak

San Marcos' Triple Crown ends its live music streak, White Ghost Shivers lose a founder, and Twine Time host Paul Ray hospitalized

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Gift Guide 2015: The Boxing Lesson

Bruce Springsteen

The Ties That Bind: The River Collection

Bob Dylan

The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12

Staple Singers

Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976

Tennessee Ernie Ford

Portrait of an American Singer

Hulaland

Hulaland: The Golden Age of Hawaiian Music

Lee Michaels

The Complete A&M Album Collection

Doobie Brothers

The Warner Bros. Years 1971–1983

Alice Cooper

The Studio Albums 1969-1983

Velvet Underground

The Complete Matrix Tapes

Bobby Rush

Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush

Fleetwood Mac

Tusk: Deluxe Edition
screens

Gift Guide 2015: The Joy of Watching, Reading, and Feeling

Holiday offerings for the pop-culturally minded

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip

Call the exterminator: The tuneful rodents are back

Bajirao Mastani

Hindi historical romance

The Danish Girl

Biopic about the first person to undergo sexual reassignment surgery

Dilwale

Hindi romance, musical comedy, and action film

Loafer

Telugu romantic action movie

Sisters

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler wistfully party like there's no tomorrow

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

The Force awakens, and a franchise reboots

Thanga Magan

Tamil romantic drama

Youth

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star in this gorgeous, existential ode
arts & culture

Lisa Scheps' Ground Floor Theatre

The tireless advocate for the underserved has built a home for their stories

BY JENN LEWIS

Color Arc Productions' People of Color Christmas

With her new holiday comedy, theatre artist Christine Hoang makes a safe place for everyone

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Rude Mechs' Now Now Oh Now

Version 3.0 of this look at role-playing games tests how deeply we engage in our quests for beauty and truth

Teatro Vivo's La Pastorela

This new take on the old Christmas tale has the shepherds' rough edges but a heart of gold
columns

Page Two: A Happy Time Inside My Mind

On being and forgetfulness

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: 'Mo-tivator

Erica Nix wants to PUMP. YOU. UP!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Reunion Tower, Dallas

Get a bird's-eye view of Big D from the tower's observation deck

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Empathy

The Luv Doc can be a little judgy

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

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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