July 22, 2016

Volume 35, Number 47

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news

Standing Witness

On living through the history of AIDS, and seeing a rising rate of infection

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: Homestead Exemption Still Burning

How many votes can $2 a month buy?

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Did the City Jump Into Bed With Taser Too Fast?

Lawsuit seeks to block body camera contract

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Abbott Wants to Extend Hate Crime Protections to Police

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Parks Board Member Challenges Sheri Gallo

Alison Alter says she will advocate for neighbors – not developers

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Council Candidates' Campaign Finance Reports

First campaign finance reports hit the City Clerk's office

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT Loses Another Manager

CodeNEXT project manager Jim Robertson steps down from his post after accepting a job with the city of Boulder two weeks ago

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Grove Mixed-Use Development Clears Another Hurdle

Zoning and Platting Commission votes 6-4 to recommend mixed-use community

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

School District Preps for Electoral Fight

Challengers emerge for two AISD trustee seats while three remain unchallenged

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Homestead Exemption Puts Sobriety Center at Risk

City Council will weigh the cost of sobriety

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Hightower Report: Déjà Vu All Over Again

The official National Republican Party policy document is the Republican Party platform of 1956

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Finding Community With Bread Church

Local parish comes together around baking

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Review: College RoadHouse

Korean bar and restaurant captures the spirit of Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Space Cowboy Steve Miller's Not Joking

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist details the pompitous of musical education

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: The Return of the Austin Smoking Ban

A decade after the initial smoking ban, local health group hopes to stomp out smoking patios

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Austin Film Society Presents a Night of Texas Animation

Animation showcase draws artists together

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Anna Rose Holmer on Her Feature Debut The Fits

"You had to just direct from this more guttural place and go for it"

BY SEAN L. MALIN

I Like to Watch: Looking Past HBO’s Looking

“LGBT visibility” is a strange thread to pull

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Edina and Patsy hit the big screen with mixed results

Captain Fantastic

Viggo Mortensen and family go off the grid

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party

Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza

Ice Age: Collision Course

Latest entry of the series is overstuffed and meandering

Life, Animated

The magic of Disney unlocks a boy's mind

Lights Out

Prepare for an onslaught of jump scares

Zero Days

Chilling cyber warfare doc explores the Stuxnet virus
arts & culture

Amy Gentry on Good as Gone

This Austin author didn't set out to make her first novel a thriller, but now that it's out, she's good with that

BY JESSI CAPE

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's The Flick

Annie Baker's drama movingly shows us that the drama in a movie theatre isn't only on the screen

Shrewd Productions' Hold Me Well

Playwright Eva Suter's reworking of Othello in a world without men depicts love in many forms with power and beauty

"Scorch and Drag" at Flatbed Gallery

John Robert Craft's objects and prints, combined with the viewer's eye, creates a chamber of reverberating visions
columns

Page Two: It's the Time of the Season for Absolute Moral Certainty

The "Anybody but Hillary" movement makes strange bedfellows of the progressive left and the hard right

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Krudas Cubensi will blow yer mind and make you move

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Resaca de la Palma State Park

Former river channel provides a tropical paradise for Rio Grande Valley wildlife

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Start Snapping

Not everyone needs to gaze constantly into the pool of Narcissus

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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