Feb. 24, 2017

Volume 36, Number 26

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news

Are City Employee Pensions at Risk?

Pension systems in Dallas and Houston have been beat up by bad spending.

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Point Austin: What We Think of Us

City's "community survey" an annual public selfie

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Tool of Racism?

CodeNEXT fears aired; hopes expressed

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Yes, they really said that

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid

State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing

BY MARY TUMA

AISD: Education for All Residents

The school system supports its students, no matter their immigration status

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Did the White House and ICE Collude?

Inquiring civil rights groups want to know

BY MARY TUMA

Professors on Climate Change

A letter from 200 professors to the White House signals a broad consensus on global warming

BY MICHAEL KING

Protest Votes Under Scrutiny

Over 16,400 Texans signed an affidavit in order to vote

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Richard Moya R.I.P.

The first Mexican-American elected to public office in Travis County was 84

BY MICHAEL KING

Tension Mounts at City Council

The dais considers what constitutes “too tall”

BY MICHAEL KING

Who’s Testing APD’s Backlog of Evidence?

“Everything is on hold”

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Stop. Record. Pause: APD Body Cameras Delayed Indefinitely

Restraining order leaves body cams in limbo

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Lege Lines: Toxic Masculinity Drops the Hammer

Standing up to anti-choice rhetoric during a three-bill frenzy at the Capitol

BY MARY TUMA

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

More than 83% of state school districts either don't teach sex ed or teach abstinence-positive curricula

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Paul Ryan Should Sit Down and Be Very Quiet

Entitlements? Social Security isn't a welfare program

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

How to Cook Meat and Influence People

Jess Pryles and the making of an Austin food celebrity

BY DAN GENTILE

Review: Grizzelda’s

Upscale Tex-Mex joint is a mini vacation

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard

Moving into Phase II

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Mosaic Sound Collective Comes Into Focus

Mosaic Sound Collective's music hub and ancient atmospheric Adam Torres point to the future

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Shinyribs

I Got Your Medicine

Adam Torres

I Came to Sing the Song

Black Books

Can't Even

Curtis McMurtry

The Hornet's Nest

Scott H. Biram

The Bad Testament

Knife in the Water

Plays One Sound and Others

Gurf Morlix

The Soul & The Heal

Survive

MF064

ManWomanFriendComputer, Thomas Echols

Man, Woman, Friend, Computer

Damase / Manican Dream

True Color / Chaos Is
screens

This Year’s Banff Lineup

A plethora of thrills and chills

BY JESSI CAPE

The Rise and Fall of the Bubble Gum King

How Andy Paris cornered the market

BY MARC SAVLOV

Linklater’s Before Trilogy comes to Criterion

Love, dreams, and destiny

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Bitter Harvest

In 1930s Ukraine, young lovers fight Stalin and forced starvation

Get Out

A stellar racially charged horror comedy

The Great Wall

Matt Damon protects the Chinese from lizards

Rock Dog

It's a dog … that rocks!
arts & culture

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: A Year Later

Twelve months after Mayor Steve Adler rolled out his plan to save live music and the arts, what's happened?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Glass Half Full Theatre's Don Quixote de La Redo

This imaginative spin on Cervantes tells of walls and the stories that inspire us to tear them down

Dance Repertory Theatre's Momentum

This program of dances informed by African American experiences and culture was highly physical and emotionally urgent

"textscape: Susan Scafati and Sean Ripple"

Using text interface as a visual environment, this show is messy and clean, consistent and surprising, philosophical and entertaining
columns

Page Two: It Is the Worst of Times, It Is the Worst of Times

It is the age of little wisdom, it is the age of foolishness

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Turning a trash pile into something beautiful

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Green’s Sausage House, Zabcikville

Roadside eatery provides all the small town essentials

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Bad Ideas

Wallowing in a huge pig trough of hubris and mendacity

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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