Feb. 17, 2017

Volume 36, Number 25

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news

Red Guards and the Modern Face of Protest

Agitators, disrupters, or “anarchists,” these masked protesters represent a new resistance

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: Living in Emergency

One day at a time in the former republic

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ted Talks

AISD trustee lays it on the line about LBJ / LASA

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Austin's mayor speaks out on ICE

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Cruz or Cornyn vs. Castro or O’Rourke?

Texas' next race for the Senate is shaping up already

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Building a Better School District

A bit of school consolidation in the works?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

LBJ Library Director Steps Down

Mark Updegrove recalls “the greatest honor of my career”

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD on ICE

Superintendent Paul Cruz wants AISD to know ICE is watching

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Divest in Chase Bank

The city holds a $1.16 million contract with the bank

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council Preview: Promised Land Use

Austin Oaks, Plaza Saltillo loom large at Thursday meeting

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Left in the Dark

Who knew about the ICE raids this weekend? Not your state reps.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Dell Med School Debate Over Use of Funds Continues

Fred Lewis won’t quit HEALTH fight with Travis County

BY MICHAEL KING

Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood

“I don’t know where I would go”

BY MARY TUMA

Sekrit Theater Appears Close to Shuttering

Beau Reichert is considering a sale of his East Austin arts space

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: There’s a Word for Trump’s Latest Flimflamming of Workers

Trump's the working man's president? Please!

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Guide to Austin Ramen

Local chefs look to give the dish the respect it deserves

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Dear Glutton: First Date Spots for Non-Drinkers

Finding a place to drink with teetotaling options

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Molly Burch Mixes Heartbroken Narratives and Fifties Pop

Austin newcomer's debut, Please Be Mine, is a quiet triumph

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

The Crazy World of Arthur Brown

The sometime Austinite tours the U.S. for the first time since 1969

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Playback: The 2016/17 Austin Music Awards Reveal

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Exploring the Auteurs of Early Black Cinema

AFS screens rare and influential selections from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

My Obsession: Bob Byington Dials in to the 555

Austin filmmaker shares his love for new sketch comedy series

BY BOB BYINGTON

Screen Shots

A miscellany of film news and events

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

A Cure for Wellness

Gothic mystery is hard to swallow

Fifty Shades Darker

Oh bondage, I'm yours!

Fist Fight

A comedy that revels in low-hanging fruit

Neruda

The famous Chilean poet is on the run in this biopic

The Red Turtle

Poetic beauty abounds in this animated gem

Toni Erdmann

An honest and bizarre take on the parent/child relationship
arts & culture

Amanda Eyre Ward's Maternal Turn

In The Nearness of You, novelist Amanda Eyre Ward writes about her most important topic yet: motherhood

BY JESSI CAPE

Arts Reviews

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Thr3e Zisters

This zombified take on Chekhov gets reanimated right when we need women who will bite back at the patriarchy

Ballet Austin's Belle Redux: A Tale of Beauty & the Beast

In its striking concept and execution, Stephen Mills' take on the fairy tale was his most fully realized story ballet since Hamlet

"Sally Weber: Fractured"

These photographs, made with scanners and full of distortion, offer not a precious image of a leaf but a fresh way to perceive a leaf
columns

Page Two: The U.S. Swings Like a Pendulum Do

The good news is, the Constitution is specifically designed to work amidst controversy and hatred

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

OUTsider Fest heads into the woods and will "emerge ready to fight"

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: JBS Wetland Center, Seagoville

Bald eagle couple expecting two chicks to hatch on internet TV

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Willing

Western Europeans through most of the last few thousand years haven't been very enthusiastic bathers

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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