Sept. 29, 2017

Volume 37, Number 5

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news

A Nightmare for DREAMers

Ending DACA affects an estimated 124,000 Texans

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Round Up the Usual Suspects

Targeting immigrants is only one step in an era of repression

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Larry Bethune

The longtime pastor on his retirement from the University Baptist Church

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Champions Tract On Hold

Temporary injunction puts stop to any development action

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Car2Go 2 Go All Benz

Say goodbye to the Smart Cars

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Anti-Choice Group Hit With State, Criminal Complaints

Heidi Group accused of misappropriating taxpayer funds, more

BY MARY TUMA

Dawnna Dukes’ Delays

Corruption trial held off until Dec. 11

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Travis County to Comply With All ICE Detainers After 5th Circuit Ruling

Panel nixes lower court block on immigrant detention rule

BY MARY TUMA

Council: A Toy Store Full of Puzzles

The mayor’s Downtown Puzzle proposal returns to Council this week

BY MICHAEL KING

And They’re Off … for Next November!

Parsing out potential re-election campaigns on City Council

BY MICHAEL KING

The Weight of 20 Tons

What went wrong to kill Bahman Kaman?

BY JACK CRAVER

Rev. Larry Bethune Retires From University Baptist Church

Pioneering pastor steps down after three decades with influential church

BY SARAH MARLOFF

How Transparent Is APD?

The most? Least? That depends on who you ask.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

To Kill a Mockingbird

Fate of contract with Texas Wildlife Services hangs in balance at Tuesday meeting

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

food

South Austin Institution Whip In Under New Management

Beloved brewpub faces new challenges and former employees’ grievances

BY JACK CRAVER

Zucchini Kill Serves Up Riot Grrrl Cupcakes to the People

Local punk power trio opens vegan and gluten-free bakeshop

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Dear Glutton: Threeway Dining

An out-of-the-way place to get to know your group before group sex

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius

From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Lost in the Silent City

Crowdsourced sci-fi, getting steamy with Black Pistol Fire, and a mighty storm of music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Austin Witches Circle: "It's Not a Coven, It's a Community"

Arts & witchcraft at Dark Moon Witches’ Market

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Allergic to the World

The Sensitives and the illness of environment

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

What’cha Watchin’?

The ridiculous is the sublime: Arts Editor Robert Faires extols absurd comedies

Film Reviews

American Made

Tom Cruise is a pilot who becomes embroiled in the Iran/Contra scandal

Battle of the Sexes

Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs

Friend Request

A curse follows a woman on social media

Gook

An unlikely friendship develops in 1992 Los Angeles

Stronger

The story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman

Woodshock

Moody, marijuana-tinged drama
arts & culture

Road-Tripping for the 2017 Texas Biennial

To curate this edition of the contemporary art survey, Leslie Moody Castro took an epic road trip across the Lone Star State

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Seen / Soon, Sept. 29

Soaring above Seaholm with Blue Lapis Light and discovering Pinocchio in hip-hop with Abraham.In.Motion

Arts Reviews

Jarrott Productions' Prodigal Son

The opposing worlds of John Patrick Shanley’s textured script are conjured with powerful stillness and restless energy

Ground Floor Theatre’s Gibberish Mostly

This production of Max Langert’s brave play breaks the silence about autism and the stigma and shame surrounding it

“William Geisler + John Peralta” at Wally Workman Gallery

Peralta’s deconstructed machines and Geisler’s encaustic abstracts turn painstaking toil into patterns of brilliance
columns

Gay Place

Austin's Pride celebration is happening this Saturday!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Camp Terralak, San Marcos

New private campground takes the roughing it out of camping but leaves the fun

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Monogamous Leftovers

Polyamory, like communism, is much harder in practice than in theory

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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