March 31, 2017

Volume 36, Number 31

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news

How to Raise Worker Wages

Organize, arrive, persist, persist, persist

BY JACK CRAVER

Point Austin: The Mayor’s Tightrope

Tip-toeing our way toward a consensus on housing supply

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Housing Bubbles in the Air

Conjuring affordable housing from thin air

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Yes, he really said that

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

AISD’s FABulous Facility Plan

The Facilities and Bond Planning Advisory Committee has a few recommendations to consider

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Short Shelf for Short-Term Rentals?

The Texas Hammer never sleeps

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death Watch: Bobby James Moore at SCOTUS

SCOTUS overturns Houston native's death sentence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Parks Department Implements ID Cards

PARD says "everyone is welcome"

BY MICHAEL KING

Alex Jones Apologizes!

Slander against politicians is one thing; against pizza shop owners, another

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Mucho Housing Needed

Council braces for the next big number crunch

BY MICHAEL KING

Body Cam Blues: Utility Ousted, Not Out

Company loses at 3rd Court, hangs hope on appeal, co-plaintiff

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Jeff Sessions' Empty Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Immigration fearmongering continues for our intrepid AG

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines – The Texas Legislature: Not Enron

Passing a state budget when one side’s “cooking the books”

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

food

Texas VegFest Returns to Austin

Any time a bunch of vegans get together, you can bet it will be a party

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Vigilante

Gaming bar rolls the dice with mixed small plates

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Hot Happy Hours

Where to go for an after-work drink

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Biographer Tamara Saviano’s Guy Clark Revelations

The dean of Texas songwriters’ final days, the forthcoming documentary on him, and more

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Texas Platters

Sweet Spirit

St. Mojo

Ruthie Foster

Joy Comes Back

Quiet Company

It's Not Attractive and It Changes Nothing

Walker Lukens

Ain't Got a Reason

Christina Cavazos

Cold

My Education

Schiphol

Knife in the Water

Reproduction

Transona 5

Transona 5
screens

Mustang Island Premieres at Dallas International Film Festival

Craig Elrod and Nathan Smith screen their latest starring Macon Blair

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Vigilante Gaming Bar Welcomes Both Novices and Experts

New tabletop haven might be your next favorite watering hole

BY ROBERT M. REYES

Film Reviews

The Belko Experiment

A gory social experiment gone wrong

The Boss Baby

Alec Baldwin voices corporate infant

CHIPS

The California Highway Patrol rides again

Life

Astronauts discover that a wall won't keep out a new alien life form

My Scientology Movie

Another doc on L. Ron Hubbard's cash cow

Power Rangers

A new generation of teens with superpowers must save the world
arts & culture

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up

Who makes the jokes, where you can see them, and who keeps the scene running in a city where laughing matters

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Vortex Repertory Company's Underground

Driven by Lisa B. Thompson's powerful text and masterful acting, this new drama drops a truth bomb

"ART for All + ALL for Art" at Art for the People Gallery

Truth is one of the rewards of this showing of work by artists who have lived on the streets
columns

Oops!

Page Two: Frogs Were the Second Plague

The Time of the Toad, and a time to dance

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Black Pride is here, and it's queer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Schilo's Deli, San Antonio

For a century the German deli has served the rye bread fresh and strudel à la mode

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Salad Fork

The salad fork is only the sixth-longest fork

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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