June 10, 2016

Volume 35, Number 41

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Working the Budget

Council and staff review the preliminary numbers, with crossed fingers all around

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: A Halcyon Day

Clinton's ascension is a moment to celebrate possibilities

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Clowns to the Left of Us, Jokers to the Right

The overwhelming hubris and audacity of Uber continues

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Burning Daylight

Passing the hot bond potato

BY MICHAEL KING

Yellow Cab's San Antonio Shuffle

Cab conglomerate calls out-of-town cabs to Austin, but did it get the city's OK first?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Heights on Congress Residents Start Organizing

City, developer discussing relocation plan

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

County GOP Restricts Morrow's Power

Controversial chair to retain some administrative duties

BY MARY TUMA

House to Address Education Funding

Speaker Joe Straus sets school finance as interim item

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

State Emergency-Leave Rules Tightened

Comptroller will now verify all applications

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: U.S. Supreme Court Steps In

Highest court to consider two Texas death penalty cases

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

How much does it cost to buy a public university's integrity?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

First Look: Garage's Food Program

Philip Speer innovates bar food with six easy dishes

BY BRANDON WATSON

Spiritual Journey

Revolution Spirits reinvents the distillery

BY ERIC PUGA

The Take-Out

When food writing is not delicious

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Come What May

Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle duet

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Austin's Music Tech Movement

Can techies solve the problems facing Austin music?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

A. Sinclair

Get Out of the City

Scorpion Child

Acid Roulette

Rob Baird

Wrong Side of the River

Charlie Faye

Charlie Faye & the Fayettes

Broken Gold

E.P.III

The Highwaymen

Live – American Outlaws
screens

ATX Television Festival: Season 5

As the bounty of TV continues to bear fruit, so does this fest

BY JOSH KUPECKI

I Like to Watch

Sinner priests are here to save us all

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

The Conjuring 2

Semi-retired ghost hunters make a comeback in the second installment of James Wan's spooky series

L'Attesa

Secrets abound in this Italian drama starring Juliette Binoche

Maggie's Plan

Greta Gerwig delights in this NYC-set screwball romantic comedy

Me Before You

A paraplegic and his quirky caregiver form a bond in this British romance

Now You See Me 2

Now you can't un-see the second installment of Jon M. Chu's magical trilogy

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Comedy collective The Lonely Island writes, directs, and stars in music biz comedy

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows

Green sewer-dwellers battle purple ooze. Big, dumb fun

Warcraft

No fun storming the castle in this lousy adaptation of the hit video game
arts & culture

Mike Osborne: Man of the Moment

Photographer Mike Osborne is looking for the bigger picture in the world we share

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Dance/USA Convenes in Austin

The national arts organization brings honors for the Butlers and big questions about the form's future

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Arts Reviews

The Vortex's Privacy Settings: A Promethean Tale

Ancient myth meets modern surveillance memorably in this devised work at the Vortex

Kozyworld

This collaboration between dancer Julie Nathanielsz and poet Margit Galanter employed fabric to explore human shape and contact

"One / Sixth" at de stijl

This group show of work by six black graduates of UT's M.F.A. art program shouldn't have to exist, but thankfully it does
columns

Page Two: The Fix

Thuggery and fanaticism on the campaign trail

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Women's Alliance for Leadership empowers LGBTQ women to succeed in education and their careers

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Ray's Drive Inn, San Antonio

The west side institution is the original home of the puffy taco

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Quid Pro Quo

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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