April 15, 2016

Volume 35, Number 33

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news

Fighting to Stay

As Austin's housing market booms, its poorest residents fight to exist

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Notes on Kamp: Why You Should Care About Fight for $15

It doesn't matter what income bracket you're in – the living wage issue impacts everyone

BY AMY KAMP

Public Notice: Can Uber and Lyft Play Nice?

"If a business acts like it is above the law, it will pay a heavy price."

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Members Spar on Affordable Housing, Meaning of Compassion

BY MARY TUMA

No Quick Answers on STAAR Glitch

District and state officials remain in the dark on STAAR malfunction

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Campaign Finance Reports Shed Light on Prop 1 PAC Spending

Ridesharing Works coffer dwarfs rival PAC

BY MAC MCCANN

A Structural Problem

Family fights eviction from Georgian Acres apartment

BY AMY KAMP

APA President Files Grievance

Complaint calls for Citizen Review Panel overhaul, Frasier's dismissal

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

This Land Is Not Your Land

APD officer fired; faces felony for illegally hunting

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Can the GOP establishment get any more out of touch?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

AC Date Night: The Backspace

Lambrusco and ladies

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Dear Glutton

Where to mend a broken heart

BY EMILY BEYDA

The Take-Out

Relearning how to eat

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Gulf Coast Jamboree

Wimberley mandolin prodigy interviews the Houston Kid

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: RSD in ATX

Record Store Day local exclusives, and out-of-the-way wax emporiums that may carry them

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Dream Makers

Indie Meme Film Festival spotlights South Asian films

BY JESSI CAPE

Toys in the Attic

There's something for the kid in all of us at the Austin Toy Museum

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch

Orphan Black, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the appeal of the status quo

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Cemetery of Splendor

Thai film is a realist fantasy about a strange sleeping sickness

City of Gold

Eat out with Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic

Darling

A woman appears to go ’round the bend in this well-done horror film

Fan

Bollywood film about a fan who is obsessed with a movie star

The First Monday in May

The Met's annual ball thrown by its Costume Institute gets its close-up

The Jungle Book

"Forget about your worries and your strife …"

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle stars in and directs this unusual Miles Davis biopic

Theri

Tamil romantic drama
arts & culture

Austin Creative Alliance's Summit Report

The service organization moves beyond talk with four ideas on how the city can expand its cultural infrastructure

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Making Room to Play

Create Space Austin kicks off the drive to secure more performing venues in the city

BY ELIZABETH COBBE

Arts Reviews

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's She Loves Me

This production at St. Edward's University knows just how to bring forth this modest musical's many charms

The Rude Mechs' Field Guide

There's much to ponder in the second draft of the Rude Mechs' mash-up of Dostoyevsky, stand-up comedy, and spiritual belief

"Alejandra Almuelle: Locus" at Dimension Gallery

The dark physicality of these figurative sculptures brings an exquisite imposition of memories into the waking world
columns

Day Trips: 25th Anniversary

10 favorite "Day Trips" out of 1,290

BY GERALD MCLEOD AND GERALD E. MCLEOD

Gay Place

Hot days, hotter nights – it's springtime in the ATX

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Luv Doc: Help! I've Been Set Up!

Maybe you were meant to date a complicated genius with a neck tattoo

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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