March 25, 2016

Volume 35, Number 30

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news

Living History

The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues

BY MARY TUMA

Public Notice: In Defense of Socialism

Government does a lot of good things that aren’t possible to achieve privately

BY NICK BARBARO

Notes on Kamp: Easing the Stigma

Fair Chance ordinance is a good start in helping people with criminal records rejoin society

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Officer Who Killed Teen Fired

Joseph family's attorney calls the decision a "good first step"

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Talk and Action

Council discusses public testimony; prepares to act on employment discrimination

BY MARY TUMA

Future Uncertain for Cactus Rose

Zoning change may be postponed for mobile home park, but remains on the horizon

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Don't Drink and Rideshare

Lyft passenger gets a wilder ride than he bargained for

BY MAC MCCANN

Does John Battaglia Remember He Murdered His Children?

A father who killed his two young daughters is scheduled to be executed March 30

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Will Austin Applicants Get a "Fair Chance"?

Proposed ordinance would require businesses consider job applicants with criminal histories

BY AMY KAMP

A Tour for the Chicken-Curious

Backyard chicken coops as a path to zero waste

BY ROBYN ROSS

Drawing Around Obstacles

Molly Crabapple uses her skill as an illustrator to enhance her journalism

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Will the GOP budge on any Obama proposal?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Tipping Point

By raising menu prices and eliminating gratuity, restaurateurs hope they've found the recipe for a better quality of life for staff

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food Events

music

SXSW Music: 2015/16 Austin Music Awards

Robert Plant crowns magnum opus roots pull

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Post Pop Depression: After SXSW

Still wearing your SXSW badge or wristband? We don't blame you.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

All in the Family

Director of micro-indie Krisha turns his aunt into a star

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Film Reviews

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Overwrought take on DC Comics’ two most popular characters

The Divergent Series: Allegiant

The penultimate installment in this YA series arrives with a thud

Eye in the Sky

Helen Mirren is a British colonel engaged in modern drone warfare

Hush

Well-executed horror nightmare features sick torment of a deaf woman

Kapoor & Sons (Since 1921)

Bollywood romantic comedy

Krisha

This exceptionally well-done drama ushers in a striking new talent

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

This unasked-for sequel goes down like an overdose of baklava

Too Late

Experimental neo-noir is held together by the magnificent John Hawkes
arts & culture

Shawn Sides and Graham Reynolds: Rude and Golden

How two of Austin's top creative stars meld a busy life of art and love

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Different Stages' 4000 Miles

The grandmother in the tiny Manhattan flat is the heart of the quiet, thoughtful 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog

City Theatre's Bus Stop

Director Tracy Arnold stages William Inge's drama with humor and charm, but seems to fight against the script's darkness

"Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions"

An image of New Orleans taken by Doug Rickard is emblematic of the quality in this exhibition at UT's Ransom Center
columns

Page Two: Oh, Death

Remembering the late Steve Levitan, and a long-ago afternoon with him boxing Wendell Crowley's comics collection

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

The last traces of SXSW have been packed up and swept away, but we're not calling it quits.

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Santa Rita No. 1

Site of the original West Texas oil boom still towers above the desert

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Should I?

If we have learned anything from the last 4,000 years of recorded civilization it’s that deception and conspiracies are always a good idea

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

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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