June 17, 2016

Volume 35, Number 42

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news

SUMMER READING 2016

Plain Speaking About Complex Things

Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical and the friendship that inspired it

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Only Two Episodes Left

Plot twists and cliffhangers as Council approaches season finale

BY NICK BARBARO

Point Austin: Will This One Make a Difference?

Orlando could be a turning point ... or else it won't be

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Getting Moving?

City Council's continued transportation debate may backlog zoning cases on agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

Cactus Rose Supporters Ask for Delay on Rezoning

Mobile home residents to be dislocated for market-rate apartments and retail complex

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Police, EMS Staffers Not Happy

Employee surveys show low morale

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

New Medical Director for Austin/Travis County

EMS union expresses enthusiasm for Mark E. Escott hire

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Data Integrity Issues Plague STAAR Testing

Education commissioner cancels June retest dates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Subversion Not OK at RRISD

School district faces accusations of censorship

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: Shaken Science

Appeal rests on new research into Shaken Baby Syndrome

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

APD's DNA Lab Shutters

Department must change its operating procedures

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

Why Bill Clinton should just go away

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

SUMMER READING 2016

Mixed Metaphors

These craft cocktails are for the books

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Dilly Deli

Neighborhood Americana goes the extra mile

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton

Seeing red

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

SUMMER READING 2016

My Little Red Book

Spring tours done and dusted, and spring releases mostly all spun, time to crack some sex, drugs, and R&R

Playback: Austin Record Convention's United Nations

Forget Record Store Day, the Austin Record Convention remains the biggest vinyl swap in the USA

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

SUMMER READING 2016

Books on Film

Austin filmmakers and the books they love

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Central Intelligence

Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart make for passable action buddies

Chevalier

The latest playful foray from the Greek filmmaking avant-garde

Finding Dory

If only Dory had ruby slippers, she could click her heels and be home

Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made

The epic story of three kids inspired by Spielberg's adventure tale

Viva

A hairdresser finds his true self in a shabby Havana drag bar
arts & culture

SUMMER READING 2016

Getaways Far, Far Away

Summer reading recommendations that will take you out of this world

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's One Man, Two Guvnors

In every respect, this production of Richard Bean's updated farce artfully crafts an environment of laughter

FamiLIES at ColdTowne Theater

In taking characters beyond improv to a scripted format, this ColdTowne project delivers an exaggerated imitation of life

"Chris Guarino: From the Unknown"

The haunting array of sculptural mutants displayed at Art on 5th are at once foreign and familiar, frightening and comical
columns

Page Two: All or Nothing Is No Way Forward

Will the most hopeful mass leftist movement in recent years end up handing the presidency to Donald Trump?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Thanks for the prayers, but they're not good enough

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: National Videogaming Museum, Frisco

There is more behind the colored pixels of videogame history than meets the eye

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Kitten Milk

Yes, even a little bit of milk

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

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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