July 1, 2016

Volume 35, Number 44

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news

One Court, Three Decisions

SCOTUS rules on three Texas cases impacting abortion, affirmative action, and immigration

BY MARY TUMA AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle

The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Going Big

How to spend $720 million on mobility

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Escape From City Hall!

Members navigate homestead exemption politics en route to vacation

BY MICHAEL KING

A Team Approach

Program to aid homeless seeks more funding

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

APA Chief Punches Horse-Molester

Union head unlikely to face consequences

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

How job cuts miraculously turn into job "creation"

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Backbeat

Vintage-inspired bar is everything but retro

BY BRANDON WATSON

Smart Growth

Logro Farms brings sustainable mushrooms to Austin

BY JESSI CAPE

Dear Glutton

Have you no heart?

BY EMILY BEYDA

The Take-Out

Who gets to own the story of food?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Retro-Futurists Reshape Austin Music

Half-a-dozen rising stars of local electro

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback – Omnibus: Destination Unknown

Vetting City Hall's recommendations to Mayor Adler's arts Omnibus and unveiling Sound on Sound Fest's Renaissance location and debut lineup

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Lovers, Sinners, and Saints

New AFS series shines a light on Maurice Pialat

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Having a Gas

Swiss Army Man is more than just "that farting corpse movie"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The BFG

Steven Spielberg tackles Roald Dahl’s 1982 children's book

Independence Day: Resurgence

ID:R is probably everything you were expecting and less

The Legend of Tarzan

This new take on Tarzan, with its CGI jungle animals, isn't half bad

Our Kind of Traitor

Stellan Skarsgård and Damien Lewis rock this John le Carré adaptation

The Purge: Election Year

The third entry in this nasty series adopts a political bent

The Shallows

Blake Lively is trapped by a shark on her own bikini island

Swiss Army Man

This infamous "farting corpse" movie is all gassed up with nowhere to go

Wiener-Dog

Todd Solondz sets a pup in a world of humans who are all bark and more bite
arts & culture

What in Our House?

Theatrical perversity in Chicago: the Austin connection

BY SHANON WEAVER

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Buyer and Cellar

A funny and surreal solo show by Jonathan Tolins

Loverboy at ColdTowne Theater

This troupe's improvised scenes based on personal sex stories prove ColdTowne is still a fun place to catch local comedy's up-and-comers

"Evolution" at Art.Science.Gallery.

In this group show, each piece leads two lives: one as an artwork, one as a device for sharing information
columns

Gay Place

If you're craving a big party, our sister city San Antonio is celebrating 13 years of Pride

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Half-Way Oak, Breckenridge

Citizen uprising turns 200-year-old historic oak into a folk hero

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Uncool!

Yes, you should stop checking his phone

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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