Sept. 15, 2017

Photo by John Anderson

Volume 37, Number 3

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Austin Museum Day

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news

Which Way to CodeNEXT?

A conversation with Mayor Pro Tem Kathie Tovo and Council Member Greg Casar

BY NICK BARBARO AND MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Looking for a Magic Bullet

CodeNEXT arguments reflect the complexity of affordability problems

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Negro School

Preserving whose historical legacy?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Trinity White

The Planning commissioner spoke on institutional racism prior to a high-profile Tuesday vote

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Texas Will Use Racial Maps in 2018 Elections

SCOTUS ruling puts stay on gerrymandered cases

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Doggett Seeks Info on Prison Evacuation (or Lack Thereof)

The Federal Bureau of Prisons kept some prisoners in place during Harvey flooding

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Fasten-ating Tip

Where do riders feel most generous?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Amazon in Austin?

Online retail giant has rumored interest in Austin for second HQ

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Signs of Optimism at Troubled Crime Lab

Continued efforts aim to right past wrongdoings at the DNA lab

BY SARAH MARLOFF

What Now for DREAMers?

The clock is ticking for the 120,000 DACA recipients in Texas

BY MARY TUMA

Council: Nickels, Dimes … and Millions

Budget readings slog through a difficult fiscal year

BY MICHAEL KING

A Week in the Life of Budget Deliberations

Divvying up the pot

BY MICHAEL KING

Activists' Hopes for Police Negotiations Hinge on Statute of Limitations

Focus part of effort to overhaul culture of APD

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

City, Fire Union Reach Contract Agreement

Membership to vote on terms this month

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Austin’s New Batch of Supper Clubs

Three of the city’s latest additions to the underground dining scene

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Review: Pitchfork Pretty

Bringing the new back to New American

BY MELODY FURY

Food Events

music

Punk Rock Patron of Austin Music Richard Lynn

Super Secret founder and Sonic Transmissions Festival underwriter expands operations

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Playback: Sizing Up Music's Bite of the Hotel Tax

Two new municipal funding schemes look to finally impact Austin music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Local Duo Crafts Texas-Inspired Tarot Deck

The founders of Mesquite Tarot talk cards and compassion

BY WILL MCCARTHY

My Obsession: Therapy With Nineties Supermodels

Escape via the long gay tradition of diva worship

BY BRANDON WATSON

Vive la France! (and Its Cinema)

Ciné-Club brings Gallic gems to Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Digital Strategist Michael Bartnett queues up his next great binge fests

Film Reviews

Home Again

a lifestyle comedy with a soupçon of pain

Infinity Baby

Babies (young and old) who can't grow up

Justice

A Western surprisingly concerning revenge

Lemon

Marjorie Prime

The Midwife

Two screen legends deliver in a mildly sappy drama

Rebel in the Rye

The early life of J.D. Salinger is explored

Ryde

Do you even Ryde, bro?
arts & culture

Stand-Up Comic Tai Nguyen's Improbable Rise to Hilarity

Vietnam-born comedian on insecurity and his shot-in-the-dark TV special

BY CARINA MAGYAR

Seen / Soon Sept. 15

Winding up 11:11's 11 dances in 11 months and preparing to go string quartet off-roading with invoke and Beerthoven

Texas Book Festival

Texas Book Festival announces its full lineup of authors for 2017

Arts Reviews

Vortex Repertory Company's Storm Still

Gabrielle Reisman's script refashions King Lear into the daughters' story, and the Vortex stages it with admirable heart

Teatro Vivo’s Enfrascada

Tanya Saracho’s dark comedy about moving on from heartbreak is staged with humor, honesty, and magic

“Dana Younger: Contemporary Figurative Works” at the Elisabet Ney Museum

This show of new clay-based sculptures contrasts smartly with Elisabet Ney’s marble statuary, and its breadth of style is stunning
columns

Gay Place

Snark, sass, and absurdity will be on display at the Princess Pageant

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Charreada, San Antonio

A ranch work competition rooted in Mexican tradition

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Tell It Like It Is

Not everything you hear is true

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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