June 24, 2016

Volume 35, Number 43

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news

72 Hours (or So) of Ridesharing

With Uber and Lyft still boycotting Austin, we take the competition for a drive

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Point Austin: How Smart Are We?

Council ponders a bond that voters will swallow

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Year of Immobility

If it's not one thing, it's another ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Herding Council Cats

City Council takes on 103 items ranging from bonds to staff review

BY MICHAEL KING

Charter School Loophole Vote Pushed Another Week

Seemingly settled issue of planning and land use for charter schools drags out

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Zimmerman, TPPF Sue City Over "Sharing Economy" Regulations

D6 CM files suit over language in the Prop 1 ride-hailing ordinance

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

How Do You Get to 100%?

Council seeks consensus on a transportation bond

BY MICHAEL KING

Logistical Issue Delays Grove Public Hearing

The Zoning and Platting Commission postpones public hearing on Grove at Shoal Creek to July 5

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data

ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's abortion rates from the public

BY MARY TUMA

Challengers Emerge for CM Delia Garza's Seat

Wesley Faulkner to focus on housing and transportation

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

At What Cost?

Code amendment approval could put East Austin seniors on the street

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Death Watch: New Rodney Reed Filing

Death row inmate's lawyers seek retrial

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

A news media betrayal of journalism

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Eminent Domain

Rock Rose takes over North Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

AC Date Night: Gelateria Gemelli & Milonga Room

Amaro never dies

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

The Take-Out

What's in a restaurant name?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Tonal Proximity

NMASS matured into Austin's foremost showcase of performance sound art, audiovisual improvisation, nonconformative music, and sensory installations

BY CONOR WALKER

Playback: If the Gloves Fit

Gloves INTL ices funk, Allegro Media Group ices local label, and the ATX6 plan to ice international festivals

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Sarah Jarosz

Undercurrent

Aaron Einhouse

It Ain't Pretty

Doug Strahan

Strahan & the Good Neighbors

David Messier

Waiting for Eldridge

Echocentrics

Echo Hotel

Bonnie Bishop

Ain't Who I Was

Black Pistol Fire

Don't Wake the Riot

Full Service

Lockers
screens

To Sleep, Perchance to Die

Stay awake for Rooster Teeth's new series Day 5

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch

Wrapping up this season of Game of Thrones

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

De Palma

Director Brian De Palma reveals tales and insights from his career

Dheepan

Cannes Palme d'Or winner about Tamil refugees in France

Free State of Jones

Matthew McConaughey stars in pic about little-known Civil War event

Genius

Editor Maxwell Perkins and author Thomas Wolfe collaborate in biopic

The Neon Demon

Cinema's bad boy, Nicolas Winding Refn, strikes again

Udta Punjab

Bollywood crime drama about the growing scourge of substance abuse

The Witness

Documentary reveals new facts about the Kitty Genovese murder
arts & culture

Only the Fourth Wall Is Forever

After 10 years, Salvage Vanguard Theater is moving on

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

"Low Down: New Works on Paper by Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz"

How the strange visions in this solo show relate to one another is difficult to say, but they're all both ancient and immediate

"Sara Madandar: AnOther Birth" at Courtyard Gallery

The dozen works in this solo show are impressive in their variety, though many seem more like sketches than completed works

Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music

Wonderful musical numbers, strong voices highlight Austin Playhouse's A Little Night Music
columns

Page Two: Same as It Ever Was

Massacres, mass shootings, lynchings, and other forms of social interaction

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

A year of Marriage Equality symbolizes how far we've come, while Orlando shows us how much further we have to go

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bisti Badlands, New Mexico

Unusual rock formations in an ancient river delta

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Frozen

A little homespun wisdom from Dub Nelly

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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