Aug. 5, 2016

Volume 35, Number 49

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news

What Would $720 Million for Transportation Buy?

City Council mulls the "Go Big" bond in preparation for the November ballot

BY NICK BARBARO

Point Austin: The Budget Wrangle Resumes

City Council attempts to spend more, cost less, and ... sustain services

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Useful Wild Scooter

How Aug. 4 became Scooter Cheatham and Useful Wild Plants Day in Austin

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

The Devil in the Details

Council faces a daunting slate of work sessions

BY MICHAEL KING

Grove Approaching Council Date

Neighbors' valid petition suit still pending

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Locked Up for Being Poor

City accused of unlawfully jailing indigent defendants over unpaid fines

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

For Whom the Bells Toll

Lege enacts campus carry on the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Paxton Sues City Over Open Carry

Attorney general wants guns allowed in City Hall

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Database Tracks Deaths in Police Custody

Project pulls data from the last decade

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Vacancy Savings Sticking Point for APD's Rank-and-File

The department's full-time vacancies hover around 150

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Excessive Force Lawsuit Allowed to Move Forward

Case headed toward trial in December

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

The Bernie Sanders revolution is just getting started

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Booze Delivery Apps at Your Fingertips

Get lit without changing out of your pajamas

BY SPENCER BEGHTOL

Review: Dee Dee

Northern-Thai trailer expands Austin's global palate

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out: Are National Food Holidays Killing Food Culture?

Foods deserve to be celebrated in more than an artificial way

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Magna Carda’s Golden-Era Rap Realization

The homegrown rhyme syndicate just went from "emerging" status to "fully realized"

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: The Future of Austin Recording Studios

Studio owners look at different solutions to surviving in an increasingly expensive city

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Gloves INTL

Gloves INTL

Cody Jinks, Kim Simpson, Travis Green

I'm Not the Devil, Songs & Sightings, A Little Too Late

Dead Earth Politics

The Mobius Hammersmith

Cotton Mather

Death of the Cool

Will Courtney

Planning Escapes

the Watters

Great Unknown

the Que Pastas

Meet You by the Moon
screens

Cinema East Films Series Returns at a New Venue

Maggie Lea brings the summer program back for its seventh year

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Burt Reynolds and The Bandit

Doc chronicles the making of a classic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch: UnREAL and the Forms of Consumption

Season 2 of the Lifetime series proves nothing's perfect

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Don't Think Twice

In this comedy about comedy, Mike Birbiglia nails what's funny and true

The Innocents

Polish nuns raped by soldiers during WWII trigger wider moral issues

Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad is done in by its own hand

The Wailing

South Korean movie adeptly blends a variety of genre tropes
arts & culture

The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects

Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Mary Poppins

Great singing and dancing make Dave Steakley's staging soar, but a spoonful of calm would help the spectacle go down

Summer Stock Austin's The Addams Family

The company's young artists infuse the musical incarnation of those spooky, ooky Addamses with fresh blood by the buckets
columns

Oops!

Page Two: "Fab 5 Freddy Told Me Everybody's Fly"

Out of nothing, street art achieved velocity

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

A slow week, but there's still fun to be had

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Moore Maker Tool Company, Matador

Largest tool and knife maker in Texas started small in Matador

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Haircut!

Wear what the fuck you want

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Eminent domain & high-voltage power lines – how does the condemnation process start?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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