May 12, 2017

Volume 36, Number 37

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news

City Budget: Something's Gotta Give

Cooling economy, rising costs mean tough choices for City Council

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: It's Getting Harder to Stay Weird

Amid state and federal nonsense, it's getting harder to stay weird

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: CodeNEXT Version 1.1?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Thomas A. Saenz has some suggestions for the governor

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

County Re-Budgets to Save Community Programs

Despite Abbott's cuts, criminal justice initiatives will survive 'til fall

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Voting Results In, Some Conservatives Out

It's election time again

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

On Abortion, Texas Leads in Lying

"Unfounded abortion restrictions often have serious consequences"

BY MARY TUMA

A Pair of Patricides

Two Travis County men charged with killing their fathers

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: UnLocal Control

Lawsuits, Lions Municipal, and a little land use mixed between

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT Marches On

Coding affordability

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Think of the Children

Can the Lege fix Child Protective Services?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Challenge to SB 4

Opponents to "sanctuary cities" bill ready for court battles

BY MARY TUMA

Death Watch: The Capital of Capital Punishment

Tilon Carter set for execution – again

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Texas' Marijuana Policy May Be Progressing Quicker Than Expected

Texas' marijuana policy may be progressing quicker than anyone realizes

BY BRADEN MACCKE

The Hightower Report: Why Did Trump Back Off From His Mexican Border Tax?

Nobody knows more about trade than him

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

In Praise of the Restaurant Restroom

The best bathrooms are for more than business

BY ADAM INGRAM

Review: EastSide Tavern

A mixed concept with a dang good tot

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Where Beer and Board Games Mix

A few options for a snack, a drink, and some Settlers of Catan

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Jimmy LaFave in the Present Tense

Honoring the local musician’s commitment to life

BY DAVE MARSH

Playback – JMBLYA 2017: Trapper’s Delight

JMBLYA garners the third largest concert audience in Austin's 2017

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Morbid Curiosity: A Card Game About Death

Shedding the stigma of the inevitable

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

My Obsession: Ernie Kovacs

Breaking the fourth wall with the legendary comedian

BY MARC SAVLOV

Film Reviews

Buster's Mal Heart

Conspiracy thriller as metaphor for heartbreak

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Star-Lord and co. return in the popular Marvel series

Hounds of Love

A deft reimagination of the serial-killer genre

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

The Once and Future King gets a reboot

Lowriders

Film about East L.A.'s car culture

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

The man who would be kingmaker

Obit

The obit writers of The New York Times are profiled.

Snatched

A mother/daughter vacation from hell

The Wall

Two American soldiers face off with an Iraqi sniper
arts & culture

WEST PREVIEW

Christina Coleman at WEST 2017

The artist gives voice to the blackness in creation stories and personal histories

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Texas School for the Blind’s "I Can’t Hear You, It’s Too Dark in Here"

TSBVI student artists go WEST with an exhibition of their work

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

West Austin Studio Tour 2017

When and where to go

Arts Reviews

Austin Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors

Austin Shakespeare's new take on Shakespeare's farce takes some time figuring out its own identity

“Nina Katchadourian: Curiouser” at the Blanton

Driven by untamable curiosity and over-the-top commitment, the artist makes work that revels in improvisation and play
columns

Page Two: Hey Hey, My My

Jonathan Demme will never die

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Queerbomb is short on funds and needs your help

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Magnolia Market, Waco

In four short seasons, home improvement show becomes biggest tourist attraction in town

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Hot, Fiery Furnace of American Stupidity

You should never trust the kind of woman who would go on a date with you

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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