Jan. 8, 2016

Volume 35, Number 19

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news

We're Still Here

Assessing the continuing black Austin experience

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Not in My House

List of businesses opting out of open carry

Point Austin: "Is There Anything We Can't Do?"

Reflections on 10-1's rookie year accomplishments

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Out of Their Cold, Dead Brains

GOP refuses to be sensible about guns

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Open Carry Proponents Run Victory Lap

Activists celebrate new rules with glocks, turkey subs

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Meet the Candidate: Heather Way

Way says she'll focus on the growing economic divide and affordability crisis if elected

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Homeless Help

Homeless-backed trucks deliver food, clothing, and blankets to their own community

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

D.A.'s Race Heats Up With Lawsuit

Reed accuses TCDP's Harding of failing to properly review Cobb's application

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Driving America's yellow school bus to educational hell

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Texas Tea

Three local purveyors search for an ethical cup

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Tap Dance

The many firsts of 4th Tap

BY CHERYL COUTURE

The Take-Out

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Playback: Antone's Resurrected

The return of Antone's, Free Week, and the Austin Music Poll Ballot

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots

screens

Ones to Watch

A new year, a new batch of filmmakers

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Film Reviews

The Masked Saint

A professional wrestler becomes a pastor who moonlights as a vigilante

The Revenant

Iñárritu’s Western loses the forest for the trees, but oh, what trees

Wazir

Bollywood thriller
arts & culture

Elizabeth McCracken and Edward Carey's Write Balance

The local literary duo discusses being a creative couple and how it affects their work and process

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

FronteraFest: The Place to Start

Hyde Park Theatre and ScriptWorks' annual performance festival keeps giving artists a spot to launch a stage career in Austin

BY ELIZABETH COBBE

Arts Reviews

La Follia's Start the New Year With Bach!

The baroque ensemble's first concert of 2016 delivers life lessons along with the beautiful music

"Alyssa Taylor Wendt: Compartments of Desire"

Personal strength, theatrical animism, and sexual dynamics dominate this exhibition
columns

Page Two: Stories Without Words

Would I miss Israel for Israel? I worried.

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

It's Bowie's B-day!

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: San Angelo State Park

Desert playground is home to state bison and longhorn herds

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Ray of Hope

Wherein the Luv Doc unveils the key to happiness

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Nonprofit director and personal liability

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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