June 2, 2017

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Volume 36, Number 40

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news

DPS Troopers Push Undocumented Immigrants Into a Deportation Pipeline

Spike in traffic stops raises concerns about racial profiling, faulty record keeping, and the damage done to families

BY DEBBIE NATHAN

Point Austin: Shoot First

Boys and their toys, at the Legislature and elsewhere

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: “We Can’t Hear You.”

CodeNEXT planning process remains a mystery

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus

Everybody was ready for sine die

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Trump Budget Wants Congress to Rewrite Federal Immigration Law

But that budget? DOA. (We hope.)

BY MICHAEL KING

News Orgs Unite for Austin Municipal Research Institute

Statesman, Monitor, KUT, and KLRU to collaborate on CodeNEXT beat

BY MICHAEL KING

Appeals Court: Name Your Death Drugs, Texas

A ruling in name only

BY SARAH MARLOFF

CapMetro Launches On-Demand Service in East Austin

Rideshare tech meets bus convenience with Pickup app

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin to Fed Judge: Dismiss State’s SB 4 Suit

City attorneys question the timing of the state's pre-emptive strike

BY MARY TUMA

Council: Code Blue

Lamentations on land use

BY MICHAEL KING

“A Victim-Centered Process” for Solving Sex Crimes

APD's new sexual assault cold case unit is up and running

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Lege Lines: Patrick’s Hostage Play

How the Lt. Gov. held the 85th Lege for ransom

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Is the Special Events Permit Parking Program a Scalper's Delight?

Say goodbye to non-resident parking near the city's big events

BY MICHAEL KING

Uber and Lyft Are Back, in Case You Missed Them

Drivers and riders react to return of TNC giants

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The Hightower Report: Where Does Inequality Come From?

By taking from the needy and giving to the rich

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

A Guide to Vegan Austin

It’s a proverbial land of milk and honey for those who adhere to a plant-based diet

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Review: Bonhomie

Philip Speer brings friendly French to Austin

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Spoon's Hot Thoughts Remodels the Locals' Art-Funk

Britt Daniel and Jim Eno talk about the rise of R&B in the band's sound

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Saving Souls at the Electric Church

New venue the Electric Church converts local psychics, and Samuel Grey Horse recounts his mule variations

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Alison Macor Tells the Tale of Austin’s Greatest Rewrite Man

New book delves into the career of Top Gun script doctor Warren Skaaren

BY SEAN L. MALIN

My Obsession: Scrubs

Finding real-life parallels in the hospital sitcom’s mentor-student relationship

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach's latest offers dignity in the face of humiliation

Paris Can Wait

A woman at the crossroads of life

The Wedding Plan

A rom-com with a twist

Wonder Woman

The origin story of Diana, princess of the Amazons
arts & culture

Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Flatbed Press founders Katherine Brimberry and Mark L. Smith, choreographer Kate Warren and theatre / spoken word artist Zell Miller III join the ranks of cultural heroes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Queerbomb 2017

Undeterred by rising costs, a new crew breathes new life into Austin's alt-Pride

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Arts Reviews

Mastrogeorge Theatre's Good People

This production of David Lindsay-Abaire's play gives us a close look at the folks inside Southie – and why some never leave

Nina Katchadourian's Indecision on the Moon

The Apollo 11-inspired work, housed in a pitch-black room at the Blanton, may tell us how adventurous or conservative we really are

"Abby Bagby: Kingdom" at Women & Their Work

The exhibition’s high-fashion outfits made from human hair and draped on mannequins are quite beautiful but also unsettling
columns

Page Two: Unfortunately the Left Is Guilty of Hypocrisy Even If the Right Is More Openly Oppressive

Adding a “but” to freedom of speech is unacceptable

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Our fave event of the year is here: Queerbomb!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth

Public tours go behind the scenes for insights into race day excitement

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Gracious Acceptance

The Luv Doc postulates on why 69 was invented

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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