May 27, 2016

Volume 35, Number 39

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news

Battle of the Bathroom Bigots

Austin's "bathroom bill" aims to protect rather than demonize trans residents

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Pushed Out

The case of Austin's declining black population isn't so curious

BY MICHAEL KING

Notes on Kamp: Theory and Practice

Labor protections are worthless if not enforced

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Getting at Affordability

Budget talks continue

BY MICHAEL KING

The New Republic

The Downtown square will get a face-lift and new management

BY ROBYN ROSS

Spitting Into Fires

Mayor Adler rolls out bond proposal on tight deadline

BY AMY KAMP

Travillion Beats Sampson

Primary run-offs close a handful of local and state races

BY MICHAEL KING

Solving the Right Problems

Nonprofit ride-hailing app hits Austin

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Cactus Rose Residents Weigh Options

Community, developer don't agree on relocation terms

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Special Response

Nearly 80 APD officers will work the Republican National Convention

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Fighting Family Detention

On June 1, a judge will consider whether to allow detention centers to be licensed as child-care facilities

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

The Hightower Report: How Uber Goobered and Lyft Slipped Down

Spoiled-bratism is grotesque when it comes from corporate elites

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Weathering the Storm

What happens to the food when a festival is canceled

BY DAN GENTILE

Review: Chicon

Edgerton and Wiseheart trade preciousness for accessibility

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Dim Sum > Brunch

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

We Can't Make It Here Anymore

As the city's Economic Development Department readies its recommendations to City Council on Mayor Adler's Austin Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, is it already too late for local artists in terms of local affordability?

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee: A New Campaign

Begin your write-in campaign for Poison 13 duo Tim Kerr and Mike Carroll to reunite Total Sound Group Direct Action Committee – possibly at Grizzly Hall, with Leo Rondeau opening!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Megafauna

Welcome Home

Dowrong & Eric Dingus

Stack or Starve: The American Dream

Kevin Morby

Singing Saw

Boyfrndz

Impulse

Greyhounds

Change of Pace

Sheet Music: Waylon & The Grand Tour

Terry Jennings and Rich Kienzle
screens

Cult of Personality

Filmmaker Will Allen jumps back into his Holy Hell

BY SEAN L. MALIN

I Like to Watch

When TV gets weird

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Alice Through the Looking Glass

Although it has visual panache, this new story is lifeless

Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter

One man; one mystery; two latter-day explorers; no gold

Dark Horse

True horse saga beguiles with its simplicity and purity of heart

Holy Hell

A cinematic chronicle of the Buddhafield cult and its participants

The Idol

The true story Mohammad Assaf, the Palestinian winner of Arab Idol

Love & Friendship

What took Whit Stillman and Jane Austen so long to find each other?

X-Men: Apocalypse

Another bloated spectacle that serves neither the fans nor the story
arts & culture

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards

The 2015-16 Austin Critics Table Awards

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Subject to Control

American Berserk Theatre's debut is a heady, funny treat, smuggling heavy ideas in a light package

Trevor

An aging chimp in show business provides the focus for this engrossing vehicle for Capital T Theatre

More or Less

Kathy Dunn Hamrick's dance, performed to Steve Reich's Drumming in its entirety, had rhythms moving the dancers and moving through them
columns

Day Trips: Carmelite Monastery, Stanton

Adobe building was part of German colony that brought Catholicism and education to West Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Page Two: In Dreams Begin Responsibilities

Too much noise, too little quiet

BY LOUIS BLACK

Offices Closed

Gay Place

You can't help but notice that adult proms are all the rage

The Luv Doc

Something very fundamental is missing

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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