July 29, 2016

Volume 35, Number 48

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news

Adult Play Issue

Sandtray Therapy Unlocks Austin's Inner Child

Playing in the sand and creating a world

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Point Austin: Mayor Adler's Superhighway to the Mobility Bond

Speeding toward November

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Waiting for Ott to Go

A short play, in one looong act

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Proposed Budget Takes the Stage

City manager and budget staff lay out FY 2017 budget

BY MICHAEL KING

Midtowne Spa Shutters After Two Decades

Austin loses another gay-centric business

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Pick a Castro, Any Castro

Texas Dems want one of the Castro twins for DNC chair

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Sign Ahead of Its Time?

District 6 Council candidate Jimmy Flannigan takes aim at incumbent Don Zimmerman for allegedly posting campaign signs too early

BY MARY TUMA

Officers in King Arrest Now on Desk Duty

Footage leads to multiple APD investigations

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Multiple Departments Investigate Deputy's Homicide

Sergeant Craig Hutchinson was shot and killed behind his Round Rock home early Monday morning

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

What's the Fix for Texas' Voter ID Law?

"Time is short" to implement a replacement for discriminatory photo ID requirement

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Party for Florence

Fundraiser to benefit the Eastside's Comfort House

BY MICHAEL KING

The Hightower Report: Winning Even When Losing

The Democratic Party's national platform tackles the Trans-Pacific Partnership

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Irene's

ELM Group's latest project replays its greatest hits

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: How Do I Survive the Depressing Summer of 2016?

Summertime sadness remedies

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Adult Play Issue

Adult Audio Coloring Book Sampler

A look back at illustrated album covers old and new

BY MICHAEL TOLAND, JIM CALIGIURI, RICHARD WHITTAKER, THOMAS FAWCETT, KEVIN CURTIN, LIBBY WEBSTER, BRYAN ROLLI, ABBY JOHNSTON, GREG BEETS, MARÍA NÚÑEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, NEPH BASEDOW, WILLIAM HARRIES GRAHAM, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, TIM STEGALL, MARGARET MOSER AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Gourds Co-Leader Jimmy Smith Heads to Montana

Jimmy Smith heads for higher ground, Pete Mitchell reaches a higher plane, and Izzy Cox would like to remain upright on terra firma

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Adult Play Issue

Austin Collectors Show Off Their Toys

Lights, camera, action figures!

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

When the Movies You Loved as a Kid Don’t Hold Up

Shedding film nostalgia

BY BEEJOLI SHAH

Film Reviews

Bad Moms

Women can be comically raunchy and ill-behaved, too

Café Society

A lesser Woody Allen film, but not without its pleasures

Jason Bourne

The former CIA op resurfaces in a new era of electronic surveillance

Nerve

An online game of "Truth or Dare" turns dangerous

Phantom Boy

Hand-drawn animation is the hallmark of this animated French film

Star Trek Beyond

The Enterprise crew get trapped on a hostile planet
arts & culture

Adult Play Issue

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms

Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life

BY MARC MAJCHER

New Harry Potter Prompts BookPeople to Revive the Magic of Release Parties Past

J.K. Rowling's latest brings the gang back together for one last hurrah

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Making Connections at Adult Summer Camp

Because we all need a little more goofiness in our lives

BY BRANDON WATSON

Activity Page

Fun with words and pictures

Arts Reviews

Spectrum Theatre Company's Spunk

This Austin company weaves three classic tales by Zora Neale Hurston into a spirited service full of sass and grit

Zilker Theatre Productions' Shrek the Musical

The lovable ogre and company spring to life on the Hillside stage with loads of laughs and professional polish

"Peter Brown Leighton: Live Snakes" at Photo Méthode Gallery

The words that best describe the manipulated vintage photos in this exhibit are blithe, triumphant, and hilarious
columns

Page Two: Darkness on the Edge of Town

Thoughts on the mean season of U.S. politics

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Summer is the best time to get outside and play like a kid

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Historic Dance Halls

Waltz across Texas with the stars in my eyes and you in my arms

The Luv Doc: Always Late

F that D

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

Parties, Pints, and Triple Plays at Pinballz

"More is better" at Austin arcade

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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