Jan. 22, 2016

Volume 35, Number 21

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features

Editor's Note

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

news

Finding a New D.A.

The Dem primary race turns from a default succession into a three-way wrestling match

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Thumbs Up or Down?

Will bowing to Uber and Lyft set a bad precedent for city government?

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The New Industrial Revolution?

Is Mayor Adler our Teddy Roosevelt?

BY NICK BARBARO

Notes On Kamp: Vote Locally

It's local elections that most affect people's daily lives

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Safety for Some

The mayor tries to find a way to placate Uber and Lyft

BY KATIE MATLACK

Council: "Sharing" Showdown Arrives

Plenty of contentious business for the first Council meeting of the year

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD Board Gets A Fresh Start

AISD officers play musical chairs

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hernandez Rolls Out Pot Paper

Hernandez advocates for de-prioritization of arrests for first-time minor possession of marijuana offenders

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Supermajority Rules

Planning Commission sends PUD tweak to Council sans blessing

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Not Their First Rodeo

Freeman will be the second Texan executed this year

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Meet the Candidate: Blake Rocap

Lobbyist turned legislator hopeful is a longtime civil and reproductive rights advocate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Let us now praise "Lord Zuckerberg, the Magnificent!"
food

Selling Feminism One Box at a Time

Girl Scout cookies are arguably the most misunderstood foodstuff in American culture

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Raising the Roof

Techo brings mezcal to Manor Road

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Review: Wu Chow

Downtown christens a classic

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

Community makes Austin food

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Anthem of the Sun

Non-commercial frequency Sun Radio broadens its solar-powered Americana throughout Central Texas

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Playback – Austin Loses Its Voice: Paul Ray 1942–2016

Paul Ray 1942–2016, and now, a time without twine

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Appalachian Blues

New series Outsiders explores outlaw mountain men

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Coloring in the Margins

Pop-up series Alt Girl Cinema highlights diversity

BY JESSI CAPE

I Like to Watch

Our new TV columnist wants to believe

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Boy and the World

A singular masterpiece of mixed-media animation that is as beautiful, chaotic, depressing, and joyous as the world it depicts

Caged No More

Rescuers and prayers work to retrieve girls sold into sexual slavery

Ip Man 3

Donnie Yen returns as the grandmaster who taught Bruce Lee his moves

Norm of the North

Animated bear protects his Arctic home
arts & culture

Austin Opera's Of Mice and Men

Artistic Director Richard Buckley on returning to the Carlisle Floyd opera that launched his conducting career

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's Disgraced

Ayad Akhtar's drama delivers a raw, powerful conversation about race without the usual distractions

Shay Ishii Dance Company's Dancestry ... Vivid

Audiences gained much from this program's re-creations of historic dances by Isadora Duncan, Loïe Fuller, and Lucia Dlugoszewski

The Radiant Road

Author Katherine Catmull elegantly summons a fairy-tale timelessness for this YA story of teen anxieties, fairies, and creativity
columns

Page Two: It's Always Twine Time

Follow the music

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

2016 promises to be exciting. No one said anything about it being smooth.

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Texas Blue Crabs

Fried crustaceans are a savory delight in Texas' Golden Triangle

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Wishy Washy

When a guy asks you if you want to "Netflix and chill," he doesn't really give a damn about the Netflix

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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