July 8, 2016

Volume 35, Number 45

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news

"No Kill" for Traffic

Vision Zero action plan aims to eliminate traffic fatalities

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

An Unforeseen Cost

After a near-fatal hit-and-run, Elizabeth English struggles to rebuild her life

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Welcome to Media World!

"Alternative" invasion conjures thoughts of contemporary journalism

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Shared History

Art and Journalism: Incubator 1.0

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: No Marxism Around Here

City Council pushes homestead exemption by thinnest of margins

BY MICHAEL KING

D7 CM Leslie Pool Draws a Challenger

Friends of the Grove activist Natalie Gauldin enters race

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Cross Creek Evictions Retracted

Tenants' efforts to organize prove successful

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Lakeview Tenants Sue Over Displacement

City Council to decide on tenant relocation assistance ordinance that would require landlords to cover moving costs

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Giving the Power Back

Texas Advocates for Justice launches Austin chapter with training program

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Belt-Tightening Season for State Agencies

State leaders announce budget cuts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Spoiler Alert: Fewer Abortions After HB 2

State releases finalized abortion statistics

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Donald Drumpf Is Deranged

Presidential hopeful is a child of immigrants himself

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Yatai

Mixed offerings from Michi Ramen's little brother

BY BRANDON WATSON

Barrel Fever

The Beer Necessities prove that craft beer is no longer a boy's club

BY DAN GENTILE

The Take-Out

Austin can't go home again

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Worst Tour Stories Ever

The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Playback: Mayor Steve Adler's Politics of Music Policy

Omnibus staff report is imperfect, but don't stop the momentum, says mayor

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Killer Lineup

Black Widow Cinema brings a much-needed dose of "lady vengeance" to Austin

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Runnin' Down a Dream

AFS hosts Katie Cokinos' I Dream Too Much

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

I Like to Watch

Looking into the mirror of Big Brother

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Zac Efron and Adam Devine are a bratty fraternity of two

The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble

The director of Twenty Feet From Stardom does another music doc

The Secret Life of Pets

Hollywood has the cure for those dog-day afternoons of summer

Sultan

Bollywood drama

Tickled

Doc goes beneath the surface of competitive endurance tickling
arts & culture

Words and Music

This year's Austin Chamber Music Festival and Austin Classical Guitar summer series really get lit

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Process at the Hideout Theatre

This improvised spoof of a play in production conjured an old-school realistic drama with spot-on symbolism and overinflated egos

Different Stages' John Gabriel Borkman

The pleasure of this production of Ibsen's drama comes in the complex exchanges among the deeply committed actors

"Seeking Surreal" at Davis Gallery

Each of the artworks in this group show finds some place where the fantastic makes contact with the everyday
columns

Page Two: After the Flood

When everything is gone, there is love, and the memory of love

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Magical Realness, an Austin spin on vogue / drag balls

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Sam Houston's Grave, Huntsville

Monument to first president of the Texas Republic is part of cemetery's art gallery

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Bored People Suck

Actually, that's not true. They don't suck at all.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

LCRA wants to build a high-voltage power line on my property

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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