Sept. 30, 2016

Volume 36, Number 5

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Issue Supplement

ACL 2016 Preview - Week One

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news

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles

“It’s about all of us”

BY GREG HARMAN

Point Austin: Vote Your Brain

In a crazy political year, the choices for sane voters should be obvious

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: A Groving Consensus?

Plus various options for getting carried away

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Grove at Shoal Creek Punted Again

Council wants to consider the project when it's "not competing" for airtime

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Next Stop, ACL Fest

Even the Dais Denizens have to take a break every once in a while

BY MICHAEL KING

Local Democrats Take Another Shot at Education Board

Third time's a charm?

BY MARY TUMA

Election Notes

Gallo goes solo on the Grove; don't be like Zim; and other election stories

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Rep. Dawnna Dukes Will Step Down in January

With health issues, scandals looming, veteran to retire

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Gondolas to the Rescue?

Austin considers long-shot urban cable system

BY CALEB PRITCHARD

Lynch Prevails in APD Lawsuit

Jury's ruling will net detective $240,000 in back pay, pain and suffering

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Norwood Found Guilty

Case closes on 1988 murder of Debra Baker

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Harvard Place Residents Protest Eviction

Tenants in limbo as apartment building changes hands

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

The Hightower Report: Donnie's Little Lies are Huuuuge!

Lies, damn lies, and statistics

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

ACL FEST 2016

Where to Eat Near ACL Fest

Foraging around Zilker

The ABCs of ACL Eats

Snacking at the fest is elementary

BY BRANDON WATSON

Three Businesses Sprout in New Development, the Yard

Trio makes their way through Austin’s burgeoning artisan food world

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

The Take-Out: Responsibility in Food Writing

How to talk more respectfully about global cuisine

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

ACL FEST 2016

Friday ACL Fest Picks

ACL Friday by the blurb, listicle, and gospel tent testifying

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Bombino

West African guitarist comes prepared for a musician's nomadic existence

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

First day, first weekend album soundtrack

Friday ACL Fest Face-Off: Radiohead vs. Major Lazer

Who wins? C'mon now.

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Saturday ACL Fest Picks

First week, second day handicapping

Saturday ACL Fest Preview: Kendrick Lamar

We couldn't get Kendrick on the phone, so we replayed his greatest verse

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Day two of ACL Fest's first weekend swells the Waterloo tent's racks

Sunday ACL Fest Picks

The first weekend of ACL Fest closes with highlights galore

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Gregory Porter

Jazz? Love songs, gospel, soul, and even Disclosure.

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Final day playlist for the first weekend

Sunday ACL Fest Face-Off: LCD Soundsystem vs. Mumford & Sons

Digital or analog?

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Homegrown

Austin acts at ACL Fest

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Gospel Tent

Friday-Sunday, Tito's Handmade Vodka stage

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

ACL Fest Late-Night

Save some room for after Zilker Park!

BY BRYAN ROLLI

ACL Fest Transportation Guide

Minimize the hassle of getting to and from the fest

BY JAMES RENOVITCH AND TUCKER WHATLEY

Locals Los Coast Break Out at ACL Fest

Singer Trey Privott on the band's origins and influences

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: Big Henry's Grooves Antone's

Antone's new vinyl annex, Scoot Inn's new look, Jackie Venson's new late-night TV fan, and new (bad) ideas for ACL Fest signage

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Star Wars Prequels Strike Back

Austin-made documentary gets to the heart of the hate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Filmmaker Takes on Patent Trolls

Lex Lybrand's new comedy The Trolls is patently ridiculous

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch: Joe Swanberg Takes It Easy

His new Netflix show finds honesty and openness winning the day

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Deepwater Horizon

Mark Wahlberg stars in this throwback to Seventies disaster films

Demon

This astute Polish ghost movie is an instant genre classic

The Dressmaker

Kate Winslet stars in this adaptation of the Australian best-seller

Follow

Austin's own Owen Egerton directs his first movie

Is That a Gun in Your Pocket?

Texas-set comedy riffs on Lysistrata

Majnu

Telugu love triangle.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton directs this film adaptation of the creepy kids' favorite

M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

The captain of India's World Cup-winning cricket team is profiled

Operation Avalanche

Two CIA agents come to believe the moon landing was faked

Pink

Hindi courtroom drama

Queen of Katwe

This Disney film rises above the usual underdog sports cliches
arts & culture

Katherine Catmull at the Texas Teen Book Festival

Like a fairy in her YA novel The Radiant Road, Katherine Catmull keeps transforming the mundane into lovely art

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Silent Sky at Austin Playhouse

This luminous staging of Lauren Gunderson's play brings wonder to the universe and makes it at once vast and intimate

"Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World" at the Ransom Center

This survey shows how the photographer captured the culture of his time in ways both compelling and frightening
columns

Page Two: Two Candidates in Search of a Presidency

And an electorate looking for comic book superheroes

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

We all need a gaycation every now and then

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Comanche City Park

Chainsaw sculptor turns dead tree stumps into works of art

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Success Story

You can't hold her hand all the way to the altar, and it would be a terrible idea if you did

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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