June 9, 2017

Volume 36, Number 41

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news

Why Does Everyone Hate CodeNEXT?

Can a polarized Austin reach consensus on land use by next spring?

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: What’s That Smell?

Our Austin-bashing governor knows how to spread manure

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Greg Abbott

Texas' governor is a spiteful little man

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

AISD’s Billion Dollar Bond

Plans include investments in 41 items, including five new schools

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Recently Deceased Labor Relations Officer Replaced

City’s first LRO Larry Watts returns to fill position

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Legal Battle With Dell Medical School Continues

Attorney Fred Lewis claims school withheld public information

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Parks: We’re No. 46!

But dogs are happier than average!

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Wages Legal Battle Against SB 4 in Court

Austin filing argues SB 4 violates U.S. Constitution

BY MARY TUMA

Council: Park It Here

Slouching toward a summer break

BY MICHAEL KING

Campaign 2018: Can Anyone Beat Lamar Smith?

Candidates line up to challenge longtime congressman

BY MICHAEL KING

Rideshare Wars Round 2: Fare Thee Well

First TNC drops in response to Uber and Lyft's returns

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Lege Lines: Ignoring the Dawnna Dukes Problem

County Democratic Party Chair Vincent Harding doesn't want to talk about the beleaguered rep

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: Who Is Mick Mulvaney ... and Why Is He So Awful?

Because he works for Trump, that's why

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Dripping Springs Keeps Growing, But Can the Dining Scene Keep Up?

Austin real estate pushes restaurateurs beyond city limits

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Dear Glutton: How to Step Up Your Picnic

Going beyond the typical bag of chips and cooler of beers

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

MC Sertified Arrives at a Crossroads

South Austin rapper doesn’t want to leave his hometown, but he may have to

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: “Hastily Prepared” Ordinances Head to City Council

Revised drafts of Agent of Change and OMV permitting head to Council, but again, live music interests raise alarms

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Bruce Robison

Bruce Robison & the Back Porch Band

Eliot Lipp

Skywave

Leather Girls

Leather Girls

Suspirians

Ti Bon Ange

the John-Pauls

Forget to Remember to Forget

The Cuckoos

The Cuckoos

Obscured by Echoes

Avidonia II: The Arrival
screens

ATX Television Festival 2017

Fargo and Legion creator Noah Hawley comes home

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Trey Edward Shults' It Comes at Night

Texas director purges his demons with latest film

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Split Screen and Nineties Indie Film

AFS celebrates John Pierson’s seminal IFC show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

An animated adaptation of the beloved book series

Churchill

An intimate look at a leader's state of mind

It Comes at Night

A lean, mean descent into primitive tribalism

Last Men in Aleppo

Picking up the pieces of the Syrian Civil War

Megan Leavey

A soldier and her PTSD dog

The Mummy

Tom Cruise does the monster mash
arts & culture

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

The lowdown on the 2017 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company’s Glacier

As an elegy to the ice, this dance aestheticized doom but left us plenty of edge

“Beth Consetta Rubel: Higher Learning: Educational Toys”

Rubel’s solo show is cutting when it comes to Bill Cosby and Rachel Dolezal, but it also explores the complexities of race
columns

Gay Place

2017: glass-half-full version

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Collin Street Bakery, Corsicana

Fruitcake factory fills sales room with the warm smell of something in the oven

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Long F%#king Way From Smith

The Luv Doc has a confession to make

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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