May 5, 2017

Volume 36, Number 36

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First Plates 2017

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news

Austin Bergstrom's Continuing Expansion

New terminal restores some 1950s glamour to the airport

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: The Best of Times …

Remaining optimistic in a world spinning into darkness

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Affordability & Economic Segregation

(Plus some fun stuff at the end)

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

UT President Gregory Fenves after Monday's stabbings

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

AISD Financial Fate in Flux

Staff recently presented a draft $1.448 billion budget, a $43 million shortfall

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Travis and Hays counties Team Up for Flood Prevention

Two counties are better than one

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Trump’s Far-Reaching Religious Refusal

An executive order allowing discrimination set to hit president's desk on Thursday

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Missing APD Officer Found, Arrested

Coleman Martin tried to fake his own drowning in Val Verde County

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Oak Springs Arson

The Austin Fire Department estimates $20,000 in damages to the school's playground

BY JESSI CAPE

Council: Day of the Robots

All automation everything

BY MICHAEL KING

Mixed Messaging on Day of UT Attack

Students, APD parse rumors, mixed messaging on tragic day

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Tenants' Rights in Question at Cross Creek

Tenants' rights in question at North Austin apartments

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Lege Lines: Resistance in the “Sanctuary”

Assessing the fallout after SB 4’s passage

BY MARY TUMA

Kleinert Rehearing?

D.A.'s appeal in case against former APD officer due May 4

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The HIghtower Report

Real news, fake news, and BS news

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Events

music

Knife in the Water Resurfaces

Nineties slowcore pioneers quietly re-emerge after a decade-plus layoff

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Blaze Foley's Lost Muscle Shoals Recordings

Cult songman keeps thwarting his own success – even posthumously

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback – Austin Record Convention: The Greatest Record Store on Earth

ARC of the covenant, good Reputations, and Blind Sight

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Arkane Studios' Prey Hides in Plain Sight

New sci-fi video game wants to keep players on their toes

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Film Reviews

The Circle

An absurd cautionary tale on technology

The Dinner

Family ties come undone in this dark drama

How to Be a Latin Lover

A middle-age lothario learns some life lessons

A Quiet Passion

A biographical sketch of poet Emily Dickinson

Risk

Doc follows WikiLeaks' Julian Assange

Sleight

A street magician must save his kidnapped sister

Truman

Spanish film deals with serious issues in subtle ways
arts & culture

Jennifer Sherburn's 11:11

This project of 11 different dance programs in 11 months goes through one stage after another

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Out of Ink 2017: Object Lessons

This year’s crop of new 10-minute plays captures the apprehension in the air but with creativity and craft

Austin Opera's Madame Butterfly

The company delivers a lovely staging of this Puccini opera that builds to a heartbreaking finale

"Jason Eatherly and Dave Lowell: Depth & Decay"

A fluid, graphic quality keeps the dissimilar work of these artists cohesive and makes visual candy that is pretty delicious
columns

Page Two: "Trouble Comin' Every Day"

And too many couldn't be happier about it

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

The Contemporary Austin kicks off a QTPOC film series for the month of May

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: 7A Ranch Resort, Wimberley

Iconic family summer vacation cottages get a new lease on life after devastating flood

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Churchy Parents

People who give a lot of thought to having a baby are both adorable and hopelessly optimistic

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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