Nov. 18, 2016

Volume 36, Number 12

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news

Public Notice: Planning for Better Plans

What's been going on at the local Planning and Zoning Department?

BY NICK BARBARO

Welcome to the Working Week-and-a-Half

A new federal provision mandating overtime pay for a new pool of salaried employees goes into effect in December. What does it mean, and how long will it last?

BY JACK CRAVER

Point Austin: Circle the Firing Squad

When you look for villains, look in the right direction

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Everyday fear in Trump's America

Civics 101

Council: Pilots, Roses, and Champions

Marathon days of zoning are soon over

BY MICHAEL KING

A Secure Platform for the Rights of Airport Workers

With a new concessions contract looming, airport workers introduce a platform for employee rights

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Election Notes: After the Fall

The fun continues through the Dec. 13 run-off

BY MICHAEL KING, ANNAMARYA SCACCIA AND NINA HERNANDEZ

Local Businesses Warn Lege on Anti-LGBTQ Laws

Discriminatory laws not just morally corrupt but financially damaging

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Limits Use of Cannabis Oil for Epileptics

Compassionate misuse

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

NAKED CITY

The Race for House District 46

The pool of potential candidates is filling up for Dawnna Dukes' seat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Early Filing at the Lege

Early filing began this week for the upcoming state legislative sessions. Already, the war on women’s health is on.

BY MARY TUMA

That’s Commissioner David Hall Now

The longtime friend of Jimmy Fennell Jr., a key figure in the murder of Stacey Stites, just became a Calhoun County Commissioner

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Rejecting the Text

Finally, some good news from the State Board of Education

BY MARY TUMA

Potential Neuter to Austin’s No-Kill?

The rules dictating when city animal shelters should spay or neuter lost pets may be changing, and may have an effect on the future of no-kill shelters

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Trans Day of Remembrance

Countries across the world prepare for the 18th annual Trans Day of Remembrance on Sunday

BY SARAH MARLOFF

APD’s Social Media Monitoring Efforts Face Crackdowns

Facebook denies access to third-party companies

BY JOHN ANDERSON

The Hightower Report: Takeaways From the Election

Trump is in the White House, but the takeaway from voters in this election is a mandate for progressive economic populism and more diversity among public officials

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

AC Food Fight: Poke

Ola Poke and Poke Poke get raw

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Ah Sing Den

Amateur Asian-inspired fare pales to impressive cocktails

BY MELODY FURY

Dear Glutton: Healing Through Food

Comfort food for a post-election world

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The Rebirth of Doyle Bramhall II

For his first solo LP in 15 years, Eric Clapton’s top lieutenant may have put out the blues album of 2016

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Playback – Still Standing: Savannah Welch

Austin songbird Savannah Welch rehabs serenely after losing her right leg

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Tele Novella

House of Souls

Giulia Millanta

Moonbeam Parade

Funeralizer

Funeralizer

Watchtower

Concepts of Math: Book One

the Well

Pagan Science

Ricky Stein

Long Summer

Wayne Hancock

Slingin' Rhythm

Croy & the Boys

Hey Come Back

Kevin Fowler

Coming to a Honky Tonk Near You
screens

Niche Streaming Sites for the Holidays

Give the gift of worlds of entertainment just a click away

BY JOSH KUPECKI, RICHARD WHITTAKER, SEAN L. MALIN, SPENCER BEGHTOL AND ASHLEY MORENO

Getting to the Truth of Teen Life in The Edge of Seventeen

Producer James L. Brooks and director Kelly Fremon Craig talk about their acclaimed teen dramedy

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Almost Christmas

Home for the holidays (again)

Bleed for This

A boxer returns to the ring in this conventional drama

The Edge of Seventeen

Teen dramedy gets the growing pains right

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

A delightful return to the world of Harry Potter

Nocturnal Animals

A dark meditation on regret and revenge

Shut In

Naomi Watts stars in ho-hum thriller

A Street Cat Named Bob

An addict's life is saved by a feline friend
arts & culture

EAST AUSTIN STUDIO TOUR 2016

East Austin Studio Tour Goes Boom

For 2016, EAST explodes to more than 500 stops for art

BY ROBERT FAIRES

EAST 2016: A Crash Course

Five recommendations for a quick education on the Eastside arts scene and beyond

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Spread Is CuisinArt

Photographers Yvonne Montero and Terra Schneider cook up sensual imagery of food

BY DAVE RANDALL

CAMIBAart Gallery's Troy Campa

Troy Campa left behind a successful career in architecture to develop a new creative life with CAMIBAart Gallery

BY MADELINE IRVINE

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Hold on to your tales just a little longer, writers!

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Salvage Vanguard Theater's With Great Difficulty Alice Sits

Hannah Kenah's new play presents an unsettling battle of wills between a mother and daughter before birth

UT Theatre & Dance's Lost Girl

Kimberly Belflower's new play is a snapshot of a woman consumed by love long lost

"Moving Mountains: Extractive Landscapes of Peru" at the UT VAC

Edi Hirose's documentation of massive construction projects altering Peru's landscape can put the viewer in a state of visual shock
columns

Page Two: True Stories: Then and Now

Connecting the dots between the SIMS Foundation and a day on the set of David Byrne's sleeper hit film

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Honoring those we've lost at the Transgender Day of Remembrance

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Cave Without a Name, Boerne

Hill Country underground rock formations are too beautiful to be named

The Luv Doc: Sunshine Patriot

We'll never really know if he's the Antichrist until we shave his orange toupee

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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