April 14, 2017

Volume 36, Number 33

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news

The State of Trans Health Care

Gender affirming care in Austin is improving. But by how much? And how far must it still go?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: The Way Things Are

Another victory for judicial fairness leads to … more discrimination at the polls

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: More and Cheaper Housing

Demographer's report offers new perspectives

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

D.A. Margaret Moore discusses her new Civil Rights Division

Civics 101

Council: Our House, in the Middle of the Corridor

Council considers strategic housing … again

BY MICHAEL KING

NAKED CITY

Desperately Seeking City Manager

Council to create a City Manager Search Advisory Task Force on Thursday

BY MICHAEL KING

Saldaña Quits AISD Board

Trustee cites workload for abrupt exit

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Sekrit Theater for Sale

Current price for Beau Reichert's Eastside theatre: $3.5 million

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CRITICAL INCIDENTS

Officer-Involved Shootout?

"Sometimes perceptions are not always 100% accurate," says Chief Manley

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

D.A. Unveils New Civil Rights Division

Moore says division will replace Critical Incident Unit

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Bills Grant Texas Doctors Legal Cover to Mislead Pregnant Women

Is the Lege giving doctors a license to lie?

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm

The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER AND THE NEWS STAFF

The Hightower Report: The Sad Saga of John Stumpf

Talk about a racket

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Celis Brewery Returns

The revitalization of Austin’s first big-time brewery

BY ERIC PUGA

Review: Kuneho

Does Paul Qui's new concept offer redemption?

BY MELODY FURY

Dear Glutton: Dining With Newborns

Do babies belong in nice restaurants?

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Carrie Elkin’s Life-and-Death Folk

Her father's death and daughter's birth upped the stakes of the singer's finest work

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: Greetings From Euphoria

Austin’s best spring festival – correction, “experience” – faces competition after idyllic sixth year

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Will Johnson

Hatteras Night, a Good Luck Charm

Darden Smith

Everything

Greg Vanderpool

Pilot

Octopus Project

Memory Mirror

Cotton Mather

Wild Kingdom

Lili Blessing

Lifeline

Julia Lucille

Chthonic
screens

The 2017 Indie Meme Film Fest

Bringing in the best of South Asian films

BY JESSI CAPE

Readily Apparent Media on Their Basketball Doc

Local production house goes for the fast break

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Film Reviews

Colossal

Toxic masculinity melds with a monster movie

The Fate of the Furious

The car thieves are back to save the world

Gifted

A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Doc on the men behind the astronauts

Their Finest

How to make a propaganda film in World War II England

Tommy's Honour

Lacking biopic on the game of golf

The Void

A gory serving of cosmic horror
arts & culture

My Favorite My Favorite Murder

When comedians Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstack talk homicide, people listen

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

In Memoriam: Lashonda Lester

Remembering the Queen of Austin Comedy, who died April 6

BY CARINA MAGYAR

Arts Reviews

Jarrott Productions’ The Herd

In this staging of Rory Kinnear’s domestic drama, a birthday celebration reveals the stress fractures of caring for a disabled child

One Ounce Opera’s Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Opera II

Austin’s One Ounce Opera juices the night away

“Anne Siems: Weaving” at Wally Workman Gallery

The disembodied heads that populate this solo exhibition suggest departed women but are still beautiful and empowered
columns

Page Two: It’s Not That We Can’t Handle the Truth but That We No Longer Want To

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Stay informed, stay enraged, and surround yourself with good people

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Krause’s Cafe, New Braunfels

Famous German restaurant is back with a beautiful new bierhalle and 80 beers on tap

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Buy the Snake

They say it's a sin to kill a mockingbird

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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