April 7, 2017

Volume 36, Number 32

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news

Balancing the Books After Years of Neglecting Schools

The Texas Legislature wants to fix school finance, but how?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Race Matters

The Mayor’s Task Force on racism provides a lengthy to-do list

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Race and Education

Fun times well after midnight with the AISD board

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Judge Sarah Eckhardt on the budget

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Late Meeting Leads to Big School Investment

Everyone should vote on $4.6 billion investments close to 3am, correct?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Racism Report Released

Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism

BY MARY TUMA

APD Officers Suspended for Thwarting Filming

Two APD officers suspended for thwarting filming

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Austin Against Trump's "Sanctuary City" Order

Austin joins brief supporting lawsuits against Trump "sanctuary city" order

BY MICHAEL KING

In the Name of Innovation

Council considers institutional racism, a suitor for Brackenridge Hospital

BY MICHAEL KING

K2 Rampages Red River

K2 continues its Downtown rampage. What can the city do?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Pease Park Before the Flood

Preventing natural disaster when a 140-year-old statute stands in the way

BY CALEB PRITCHARD

Death Watch: No Comfort, No Closure

Jonas Cherry's parents don't want their son's killer killed

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Lege Lines: Straus vs. the Extremists

Railroad Commission spat highlights the divide between right-wingers and House leadership

BY MARY TUMA

The Hightower Report: Why Is Trump Hostile to Actual Facts?

Take the Trumpcare lie, for example

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

How Austin Became the Cold Brew Capital of the World

No need to give up coffee during the sweltering season

BY DAN GENTILE

Dulcis Rethinks Almond Milk

Austin entrepreneur Sarah Velasquez on keeping the customer healthy

BY MARY BRYCE

Food Events

music

Trumpet Constant Ephraim Owens Won’t Be Rushed

New Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee substitutes kindness and ubiquity for a back catalog

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: Armadillo Tales

A review of the best book on Austin’s 1970s music scene since The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Son Rises With Philipp Meyer

Austin author on adapting his award-winning novel for AMC

BY JOE O'CONNELL

Film Reviews

Frantz

A bitter-sweet romance in the aftermath of WWI

Ghost in the Shell

Scar Jo as cybernetic warrior

Going in Style

Three old-timers plan to rob a bank

Smurfs: The Lost Village

The little blue critters are back

Your Name

This body-swapping anime is a stunner

The Zookeeper's Wife

World War II drama based on the bestselling book
arts & culture

The World Is Watching J. Quinton Johnson

The UT alumnus left Austin to be in "the room where it happens": in Hamilton on Broadway

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fusebox Festival 2017

This year's model of the annual hybrid arts showcase features revolutionaries, robots, and dam dancing, oh my!

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Different Stages' Mrs. Mannerly

Jeffrey Hatcher's nostalgic comedy gently leads the audience back to small-town Ohio in the Sixties

2017 Austin Dance Festival

This year's showcase of two dozen dances proved how Austin's dancing has risen to the level of its dance making

"Larry Graeber: Place to Place" at de stijl

In this collection of jazzy geometric mixed-media works and sculptures, the artist conjures wild characters in a self-contained universe
columns

Oops

Page Two: The Media Has Always Been Biased

The history of American journalism is one of slanted and limited coverage

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

The fight carries on

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: World War I Memorials

Communities around Texas remember their fallen sons from the Great War

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Li'l Spendy

The kind of economic Übermensch G-Dubs prayed for back in '07

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much

BY LANCE MYERS

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