June 3, 2016

Volume 35, Number 40

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news

A Level Playing Field

Due to a city loophole, a charter school can build a campus in less than half the time AISD can

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: In Memory

The dead we remember, and the lessons we still need to learn

BY MICHAEL KING

Notes on Kamp: Cowards

Why is the right wing so scared of voting rights?

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Plenty of Work, and Campaigns

November elections are coming soon

BY MICHAEL KING

Rundberg Reblend

Groups remake North Austin neighborhood one bridge at a time

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Breaking Down the Bond

The basic numbers of the mayor's mobility bond proposal

BY AMY KAMP

Pedestrian and Cyclist Advocacy Information

How do we make Austin's streets safer for everyone?

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Shooting Blind

City needs more economic analysis of density bonus programs

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Grove Parks Not (Yet) Superior

Developer has more work to do if it wants staff's blessing

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

How Much Does a Witch Hunt Cost?

The state has spent tens of thousands investigating Planned Parenthood

BY MARY TUMA

Cameras for Cops

Will City Council get a policy in place on June 9?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: The Merits of Hypnosis-Induced Testimony

Attorneys argue Charles Don Flores' conviction is rooted in junk science

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

What does it mean to gig American workers?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

AC Food Fight: Pimento Cheese

The grate war

BY BRANDON WATSON

Grounded

Two local foragers find work-life balance with De la Terre supper club

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

The Take-Out

Drinking habits can be a tough thing to swallow

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Force of Circumstance

Houston honky-tonks + Americana surrealism = Robert Ellis

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback – Lift to Experience: Back at the Crossroads

Lift to Experience returns to Texas-Jerusalem, X Games music crashes, and Prince-a-plenty

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Jeremy Nail

My Mountain

Capyac

Headlunge

Pale Dian

Narrow Birth

CAKE (CreativityAbundanceKnowledgeElevation)

CAKE (Creativity, Abundance, Knowledge, Elevation)

Hovvdy

Taster

Protextor

Shift

John Evans

Polyester

Ducharme-Jones

Strangest Things

Jeff Plankenhorn

Soulslide

Jim Stringer

Pick It Up
screens

On the Fringes of Cinema

Zack Carlson celebrates the creative spirit with new Vice series Outsider

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

L'Amour Pour le Weekend

New French Cinema gems courtesy of AFS

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

A … Aa

Telugu romantic comedy

Almost Holy

Doc chronicles one pastor's mission to keep Ukrainian kids off the street

Housefull 3

Three suitors beg one papa for permission to marry his daughters in this Hindi-language comedy

Presenting Princess Shaw

An American YouTube songstress finds an unlikely champion in an Israel experimental composer

Sunset Song

A woman comes of age in this rugged Scottish saga set in the early 1900s

Weiner

An eye-popping, jaw-dropping doc about sext-happy ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner
arts & culture

Passing the (Queer)Bomb

What's the future of the June celebration for Austin's LGBTQ community?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Arts Reviews

The Hotel Vanya, or A Metaphysical-Paradigm at the End of Everythingness

For a getaway steeped in Chekhovian longing and ennui, The Hotel Vanya is the only place to stay

Clybourne Park

This company has vibrant success with Bruce Norris' racial drama that shows how far we haven't come in 60 years

"Ann Johnson: Converse: Real Talk"

The artist has created a valuable space in which gallery-goers can sit and discuss racism in America
columns

Page Two: I Am Trump, You Are Trump

The dangerous cancer of a charismatic populist demagogue leader

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Saturday marks Austin's seventh annual Queerbomb, a free, all ages, all inclusive queer celebration

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: USS Lexington, Corpus Christi

Old Navy warhorse retires to beachfront property and life as a military history museum

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Common Law

You can't do what on Lady Bird Lake ...?

BY LUKE ELLIS

The Luv Doc: Real Choices

The Luv Doc is a bad planner

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

X Games Austin 2016

BY MARK FAGAN

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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