Aug. 12, 2016

Volume 35, Number 50

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The Boys Club

Female employees say gender discrimination persists at City Hall. Could a new resolution fix the broken system?

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: November Mobility Bond Begins to Take Shape

Consensus on the proposed $720 million bond remains a work in progress

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Inconvenient Details

Council aims for the stars, stuck in the dirt

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Council Preview: Juggling Act to Include Budget, Transportation Bond

Council agenda occupied by a handful of pressing subjects

BY MICHAEL KING

Grove Heads to Council With Valid Petition Suit Unresolved

Proposed development to hit dais, barring any more delays

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Veteran APD Officer in Trouble Again

Officer Eric Copeland named in excessive force lawsuit

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: Executing Texas' Law of Parties

Jeff Wood never killed anybody; Robert Pruett may not have either. Why does the state want to put them both to death?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Fetal Burial Rule May Flout Constitutional Limits

Will the state's latest abortion restriction survive a constitutional challenge?

BY MARY TUMA

Rape Kit Backlog Threatens Justice for Survivors

Closed DNA lab delays already strained system

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: Brand New Congress

Is an entirely new Congress even possible?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Red Horn Brings Specialty Coffee and Craft Beer to Cedar Park

Single-origin beans and hoppy IPAs without the drive

BY DAN GENTILE

AC Food Fight: Okonomiyaki

Komé and the Peached Tortilla battle for Japanese pancake supremacy

BY BRANDON WATSON

AC Date Night: Mongers and Café No Sé

Poke two ways

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Dear Glutton: Where to Go on a Friend Date

What is the least romantic restaurant in Austin?

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Pre-Eminent Local Producer Danny Reisch Moves South to Lockhart

The challenge as he moves is to maintain the same creative space and energy

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: New No Wave, Old Dicks, and Woody Allen

US Weekly emerges, the Dicks reunite, and Woody Allen casts Kat Edmonson

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Phases & Stages

Radiohead

A Moon Shaped Pool

Bob Mould

Patch the Sky

PJ Harvey

The Hope Six Demolition Project

Car Seat Headrest

Car Seat Headrest

On Bowie

Rob Sheffield
screens

Texas Filmmaker David Lowery Updates Pete's Dragon

Reimagining the Disney classic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bank Robbers and Texas Rangers Clash in Hell or High Water

West Texas noir

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Anthropoid

True story of the plot to kill the architect of the Nazis' Final Solution

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep plays the doyenne called “the worst singer in the world”

Hell or High Water

Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, and Ben Foster shine in West Texas crime film

Indignation

Philip Roth's 2008 novel is hauntingly translated to the screen

Nine Lives

Kevin Spacey gets trapped inside the body of his family's cat

Operation Chromite

Liam Neeson stars as Douglas MacArthur in this Korean war movie

#Pellichoopulu

Urban romantic comedy; in Telugu

Pete's Dragon

Old Disney musical is remade as a new children's classic
arts & culture

The Seven Skeletons of Lydia Pyne

The local science historian debuts her new book about famous fossil hominids

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: Emma Cline's The Girls

This seismic literary debut tracks a California girl drawn to a dark cult in 1969

BY TIM STEGALL

Arts Reviews

Last Act Theatre Company's Postville

In Don Fried's drama, small-town Midwesterners face a clash of cultures when Hasidic Jews move in

Summer Stock Austin's Carnival

The production offers impressive spectacle, but the musical's treatment of women is still a problem

"Rachel Wolfson Smith: Midas" at grayDUCK Gallery

The vehicle crashes in this solo exhibition, artfully drawn in graphite, manage to contain both peace and a madness
columns

Gay Place

Bats and balls in play at the Gay Softball World Series

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Tucker Tower, Okla.

Stone castle tower provides spectacular view of Oklahoma's Lake Murray State Park

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Testing

Like it or not, you are always being graded – not by your words, but by your actions

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

WWE SmackDown Live

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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