Jan. 20, 2017

Volume 36, Number 21

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news

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center

Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: It Ain’t Just About Trump

This week's marches begin a long and difficult resistance

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The FABPAC Reaches Out

Plus: Calling all filmmakers, landscape architects, dog & car lovers

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

They really said that?

Civics 101

Council Reconsiders Committee Structure

"We can make the process more efficient and effective”

BY MICHAEL KING

NAKED CITY

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas In Court to Save Medicaid

Providers say Medicaid exclusion would be "devastating"

BY MARY TUMA

A Grant to End Youth Homelessness

HUD will provide $5.2 million to the city

BY SARAH MARLOFF

New Data on Suicide Counts in Travis County

More millennials commit suicide than any other age group

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

CodeNEXT Leak Stirs Up Drama

Long-awaited land development code proposal expected Jan. 30

BY CALEB PRITCHARD

Lege Lines: Bathroom Bill Steals Spotlight

"Texas Privacy Act" isn't about privacy – it's about transphobia

BY MARY TUMA

Dawnna Dukes Indicted

State rep faces 15 counts relating to abuse of office

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Death Watch: A Future Danger?

Texas' death chamber is only heating up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: The New Founder

What is Gov. Greg Abbott trying to do to our Constitution?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Tracing Austin's Italian Food Boom

How a red sauce town boiled over

BY DAN GENTILE

Dear Glutton: Breakfast Finds

Get adventurous with your first meal of the day

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The Austin Music Scene's Spectrum of Sexism

From sexual assault to all-female bills, women musicians face myriad issues in the live music capital

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Playback: Strange Brew Empties

Financial duress buckles South Austin listening institution

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Owen Egerton Gets Spooked Writing The Axe Murders of Villisca

Austin author on his new haunted house movie

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Monster Trucks

Boy meets monster, adventure ensues

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone

A former actor finds faith in his hometown

Sleepless

A shady cop searches for his kidnapped son

Split

Another twisted (and twisty) offering from M. Night Shyamalan

20th Century Women

Bening shines in this tender, heartfelt film
arts & culture

Open for Business: The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Now accepting your stories by snail mail or – wait for it – online

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Matt & Ben at the Institution Theater

Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers use Damon and Affleck to create a hilarious case study in how Hollywood murders friendship

Austin Playhouse’s Bloomsday

Steven Dietz’s rumination on a great love lost lacks some of the vivid passion it needs in this staging

"Monika Sosnowska: Habitat"

The Polish artist’s industrial-material sculptures at the Contemporary Austin capture the physicality of our society, the rigidity of our order
columns

Gay Place

Saying 'Eff You' to the new administration by raising money for women's organizations

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Black Rock Park

Small cabins on Lake Buchanan provide the basic comforts of home

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Hold It

Until you can get to that forest where the tree falls and no one hears it

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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