Jan. 6, 2017

Volume 36, Number 19

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features

The Vice Issue

The Game of Vice

How to fail in life no matter where you land

BY BRANDON WATSON

news

The Vice Issue

Deep in the Heart of Texas Political Scandals

Crimes, carousing, and contravention from the Capitol grounds

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: The Age of Trump

As D.C. moves backward, cities must lead forward

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Threading the Needle

Is this the year of urban planning?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Travis County Catches a Judicial Break

Feds transfer vacant courthouse to county for probate court

BY MICHAEL KING

Federal Judge Chooses Religious Freedom Over Trans Health Care Rights

Obama's mandate would have provided more health care options to the trans community

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Drag Queens Assaulted Downtown

Two friends were jumped upon leaving Tuezgayz at Barbarella

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Judge Alcala Won’t Seek Re-Election

The judge has served on the Court of Criminal Appeals since 2011

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

New City Council, New Battles

10-1 version 1.5 stares down the coming year at City Hall

BY MICHAEL KING

Fetal Burial Rules Punted to Jan. 27

Sparks says "no question" rules fail to advance public health

BY MARY TUMA

What’s Next for CodeNEXT?

Long-delayed rewrite of city land code comes into focus in 2017

BY CALEB PRITCHARD

The Return of the Lege

State’s 85th Legislature already a battle of House and Senate

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: Conflicts of Interest

What to do when your appelate attorney's headed to work for the D.A.?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: Koch Brothers Are Out to Conquer the Countryside

Donald Trump is just the sideshow

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Vice Issue

A Beginner's Guide to Marijuana Edibles

Forays into cannabis cookery

BY ALICE B. TOKER

Cheap Eats: Skylark Lounge

Live music, drinks, and pizza

BY MARY BRYCE

The Vice Issue

Dear Glutton: Sinful Eats for End Times

What to eat at the end of the world

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The Vice Issue

Top 40 Vices Playlist

A walk on the wild side with songs of the seven deadly sins

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Playback: The Westin Sues the Nook Over Sound

And “Playback” votes in the Austin Music Poll

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Vice Issue

We Learned It by Watching Movies

A film primer for the best in wicked entertainment

BY JOSH KUPECKI, KAHRON SPEARMAN, RICHARD WHITTAKER, MARC SAVLOV AND ASHLEY MORENO

Film Reviews

Hidden Figures

True story of NASA's black women mathematicians

A Monster Calls

A beast helps a boy through tough times

One Piece Film: Gold

Japanese anime insanity

Silence

Two missionaries in feudal Japan are tested
arts & culture

The Vice Issue

The Virtues of Gossip

Can theatre gossip bond the people who share it?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Charlotte’s Web at Zach Theatre

In this stage adaptation of E.B. White’s classic, music and a sense of family connect to each of us and connect us all to each other

“Elizabeth Chiles and John Swanger: Lumens & Currents” at grayDUCK Gallery

This exhibition has a softness that’s seductive, but it also speaks to our timeless wonder at the workings of wildness
columns

Oops!

Page Two: The Path Back to Believing

It only takes a moment for the ordinary to transform

BY LOUIS BLACK

The Vice Issue

Gay Place

Gay Place friends share their vices

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Six Vices for the New Year

Forget making New Year’s resolutions this year and embrace your little sins with gusto at these six destinations

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Vice Without the Ad

Existentially speaking, it's probably best not to go apeshit with the featherduster

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Tenant left out in the cold

BY LUKE ELLIS AND TABITHA GONZALEZ

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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