April 21, 2017

Volume 36, Number 34

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features

EARTH DAY 2017

Easy Ways to Save the Planet

How to take saving the Earth into your own hands

BY JESSI CAPE

Exploring Eco-Friendly Period Products

When Mother Earth meets Aunt Flo

BY RACHAEL HELLMAN

Confessions of a Cheapskate Posing as an Environmentalist

Mother Earth better have my money

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Turn Your Yard Into a Wildlife Habitat

Preserving the environment by letting your lawn go wild

BY JESSI CAPE

Visit These At-Risk Hill Country Water Sources

While you still can

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

4/20 Brain Buzzsters

By Park & Homer Puzzles
news

As Austin Grows, So Does the Risk of Flood

Forget the 100-year storms. City flooding happens all the time, often right in your backyard.

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: Prisoners of Success

The ever-elusive Austin determination to "manage growth"

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ten Things

A CodeNEXT primer, and happy Earth Day

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Mayor Adler says "chill out"

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Want to Hunt and Blow Shit Up With a Tank?

New York Times insert advertises “Tank & Machine Gun Sampler Package”

BY MICHAEL KING

Hearing on Gerrymandering Set for April 27

A hearing on congressional redistricting is set for April 27

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Nick Chu Named Pct. 5 JP

Assistant D.A. replaces retiring Judge Herb Evans

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Decisions Await for the Fate of Oakwood Chapel

Is moving graves from under the chapel adding insult to injury?

BY MONTINIQUE MONROE

Planned Parenthood Offers Hormone Therapy

The health care provider offers its hormone therapy program at two locations

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: It’s Always Something

This week's City Council, courtesy of CodeNEXT

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Same Old “Sanctuary”

House version of SB 4? Still terrible.

BY MARY TUMA AND THE NEWS STAFF

APD Suspension City

Trio of suspensions lead busy week for Brian Manley

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: DNA Testing Denied for Rodney Reed

Reed and Pruett strike out. But justice for Duane Buck?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

FBI Thwarts Plan for Local Man’s Mass Shooting

Steve Boehle busted for illegal possession of firearms, lying about past convictions

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Hightower Report: Hallelujah, Trump Rushes to Aid the Needy!

America's president, free to help the bankers

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Kemuri Tatsu-ya

Eastside izakaya rediscovers spirit of Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Record Store Day Unearths a Roky Erickson Rarity

Reanimating one of the great Austin tributes

BY BILL BENTLEY

Playback – Dead Man Walking: Jimmy LaFave

As terminal cancer ticks down Jimmy LaFave’s life, he says the show must go on

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

EARTH DAY 2017

Revolutionizing Batteries With Sodium

UT professor looks to jump from the lab to the marketplace

BY ASHLEY MORENO

New French Cinema Week

Austin Film Society series restores a bit of hope for humanity

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

The Devil's Candy

Heavy metal and Satanism in a rural Texas town

Free Fire

A delirious shoot'em-up comedy

God Knows Where I Am

The Lost City of Z

A futile quest for an extraordinary place

The Lure

The Polish Mermaid musical you never knew you needed

The Promise

The Armenian Genocide as seen through a love triangle

Unforgettable

Another round of a psycho ex from hell
arts & culture

Making Tragedy Funny Again at Moontower Comedy

Stand-ups pull punch lines out of personal traumas

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Arts Reviews

American Berserk Theatre's For Time & Eternity

This original historical drama looks at a crisis of faith in early Mormonism honestly

American War by Omar El Akkad

This dystopian novel of a late 21st century America split by civil war shows how vengeance survives down the generations

“Jos Howard Demme: Bad Boys, Good Dogs, Everyone Else in Between”

This solo show at ATM Gallery / Studio is both romp and nightmare – Dante's Inferno dressed up like a clown
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

Dining Out for Life raises funds for HIV/AIDS related care

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Kleb Woods, Tomball

A hermit’s paradise becomes a permanent island thicket among the urban sprawl of Houston

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Soberingly Preggo

Pot, like most drugs, is pretty fucking wonderful when used recreationally

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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