Sept. 16, 2016

Volume 36, Number 3

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Issue Supplement

Museum Day

ON THE COVER:
news

Elgin Agrarian Community Promises Co-op Living on the Blackland Prairie

“It’s like an urban twist on traditional farming.”

BY ROBYN ROSS

Beside the Point: Failing Our Teachers

Why won't we fund our schools?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Public Notice: Out of the Frying Pan ...

Council resumes regular schedule next week

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Don't Say I Told You So

FY 2017 budget passes after a three-day marathon

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Conservancy Groups Split on Grove Flood Control

Common goal is to prevent any added runoff into Shoal Creek

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Cost of Clearing the Rape Kit Backlog

APD agrees to fund SAFE kit testing through pre-existing funds

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Charges Against Prado Dropped, for Now

Driver in collision that killed Ofc. Abdul-Khaliq stays hung in the balance

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Teaching Truthiness

Activists, lawmakers call on State Board of Education to reject racist Mexican-American textbook

BY MARY TUMA

Central Health Faces Questions Over Budget Transparency

Commissioners to vote on the health district's FY 2017 budget on Sept. 20

BY MARY TUMA

Spoilers and Dreamers

Libertarian, Green parties scrap for votes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

County Commissioner: A Question of Viability

Newly minted Green Party co-chair aims to shake up Commissioners Court

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: Rampaging Debt Collectors Are Committing Highway Robbery

Corporate souls achieve "truly evil" status

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Boiler Nine

Three isn't necessarily a charm for La Corsha's latest venture

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Austin Author Ed Ward Revisits Rock’s First Guitar Hero, Michael Bloomfield

“When you heard Mike Bloomfield play, you got the sense this was the real shit."

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: No Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2016

Fun Fun Fun Fest won't happen this year and here's the exclusive on why

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Okkervil River

Away

Riverboat Gamblers

Massive Fraud

Starving Wolves

We Are One

Skeleton

I Hate I Skate

Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein

Stranger Things Vol. One, Stranger Things Vol. Two

Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs

Scumbags of the Rodeo

Deer

Tempest & Rapture

Dylan Cameron

Infinite Floor

Gospel Truth

Jealous Fires

Meet Your Death

Meet Your Death

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars

Chicken S#!t Bingo Sunday: Live at the Big T Roadhouse

Jesse Dayton

The Revealer
screens

How the American Genre Film Archive Is Saving Movies One Reel at a Time

Austin nonprofit preserves cinema’s underseen and underappreciated

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch: Getting Faded With High Maintenance

HBO takes another hit of the popular Vimeo series

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Author: The JT LeRoy Story

Infamous literary scandal comes to life

Blair Witch

Stay out of the (noisy) woods

Bridget Jones's Baby

Third time's a charm, if a bit forgettable

The Disappointments Room

Kate Beckinsale moves into a haunted house

Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

Christian rock group takes over the world

The Hollars

Domestic dramedy has flashes of magic

Kicks

A boy and his Air Jordans

The Land

Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world

Other People

A writer returns home to care for his sick mother

Snowden

Oliver Stone tackles the famous whistleblower

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four

Doc chronicles a shameful chapter in San Antonio history

Starving the Beast

Doc exposes big money on campus

The Vessel

Faith-based art film is simple and eloquent

When the Bough Breaks

A surrogate mother goes psycho

White Girl

Sex, drugs, and privilege
arts & culture

Austin Opera Takes Aim at the Election With Its Adaptation of The Manchurian Candidate

Composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell shoot to thrill in their opera based on Richard Condon's Cold War classic

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Mozart Requiem Undead Receives an Encore

This Austin-generated reinvention comes to Bass Concert Hall

BY ROBI POLGAR

Arts Reviews

Theatre en Bloc's The Totalitarians

This ridiculous but smart satire about a Nebraska political race may be the only political play that can deliver laughs this election season

Ethos' Atlantis: A Puppet Opera

This new musical take on the fall of Atlantis pulls us into an ancient place, powered by myth and ritual

"Femme National(e): Audrey Brown, Christina Coleman, Kasumi Chow / Desiree Michelle Espada, Emmy Laursen, Juliana Isabel Ramirez"

This group show is messy and a little berserk, but that's what makes it important and kindles joy in us
columns

Page Two: Otto Binder Had a Vision

The great science-fiction and comic book writer already had a name for Trump back in the 1950s – Bizarro

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops

Gay Place

Tegan and Sara fill our pop culture void

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Storybook Capital of Texas, Abilene

Whimsical sculptures of children's book characters enliven downtown Abilene

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Beware the Righteous

Way worse than robots

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

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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