Oct. 6, 2017

Volume 37, Number 6

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ACL Music Fest 2017 Week One Preview

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news

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy

Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism

BY DEBBIE NATHAN

Point Austin: Another Night of Blood

One more episode in the culture of the gun

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Deciphering the Code

CodeNEXT questions pile up faster than answers

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan just wants to say he's sorry

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

TIFs, TPIDs, and Puppy Love

City Council wrestles with Mayor Adler’s Downtown Puzzle

BY MICHAEL KING

A Hotline for Native American Survivors of Domestic Violence

StrongHearts helpline expands service to Texas

BY SARAH MARLOFF

NORML Opens Fundraising Arm

Introducing the Foundation for an Informed Texas

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

R.I.P. Sgt. Gary Christenberry

Longtime Austin cop succumbed to burn wounds last week

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Wanted: Austin City Manager

The search continues, whether the public knows about it or not

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT: Still Stuck

Draft two brings growing pains for the land use rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Proposed Sports Complex Threatens Dark Skies in River Hills

Westside project faces new wave of resistance

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

County Dems: Vincent Harding Out, Rick Cofer In?

Election set for March 6 to fill Harding’s seat

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

County Punts Coyote Plan for 90 Days

City will take that time to present county with alternatives to Texas Wildlife Services

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Death Watch: Where’s Your Evidence?

Exculpatory testimony, DNA at issue in two landmark cases

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Drafthouse Eyes New Corporate Campus

Film company has eight figures, no renderings yet for AISD's Baker Center

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

food

ACL FEST 2017

AC Food Fight: Burgers

We dream of cheeseburgers at ACL Eats

BY JESSI CAPE

ACL Eats Vendor List 2017

A Texas Guide to Sour, Salty Beer

Where to get your gose around town

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

The Amazon-ification of Whole Foods

Local producers struggle to keep the attention of the Goliath of global efficiency

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Dear Glutton: Fancy Dining on a Sizzler Budget

In the pursuit of affordable eats, try the tasting menu

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

ACL FEST 2017

Friday ACL Fest Picks

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Jonny P

Modern soul man tackles the Top 40 while staying true to himself

BY ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA

Friday ACL Fest Interview: Hamilton Leithauser

Former Walkmen frontman continues into new sonic territories

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Friday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Friday ACL Fest Face-Off: The xx vs. Jay-Z

Compare the headliners!

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Friday Locals

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Saturday ACL Fest Picks

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Ought

Refreshed sounds and selves accompany post-punk quartet after break

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Parker Millsap

Oklahoma crooner assumes lives of others and sings their stories

BY TIM STEGALL

Saturday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Saturday ACL Fest Face-Off: Red Hot Chili Peppers vs. Silent Disco

Compare the headliners!

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Saturday ACL Fest Bass-Off: Vulfpeck's Joe Dart vs. Thundercat

Compare the headliners!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Saturday Locals

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Sunday ACL Fest Picks

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Tank & the Bangas

Poetry fuels the lyrics of New Orleans band

BY GREG BEETS

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Middle Kids

Elton John-endorsed trio captures feelings as they rock out

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Whitney

Caring words and soothing melodies define country soul duo from Windy City

BY ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: First Aid Kit

Swedish sisters take rock songs toward topical matters

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Sunday ACL Fest Record Reviews

Sunday ACL Fest Face-Off: Gorillaz vs. The Killers

Compare the headliners!

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Is ACL Fest Local Mobley Austin's Bill Withers?

First-weekend act transforms hardship into post-genre pop

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: A Music Snob’s Guide to ACL Fest

There's more to any ACL Fest list than meets the eye

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Local Webseries Highlights the Strengths and Struggles of Women of Color

We Are tells seven tales with Austin as their backdrop

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Assessing This Year's Tumultuous Fantastic Fest

Notes from the subdued chaos at the Drafthouse

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

“Jewels in the Wasteland” Returns

Richard Linklater's series is back with more Eighties gems

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Fourteen seasons in, Food Editor Jessi Cape is still ride-or-die for Grey's Anatomy

Film Reviews

Blade Runner 2049

This visually lush sequel was worth the wait.

Dolores

A stirring portrait of a social-justice pioneer

Flatliners

This reboot is dead on arrival

Literally, Right Before Aaron

A man pines for his ex, who is getting married

The Mountain Between Us

This is what a boring plane crash movie looks like

My Little Pony: The Movie

A rainbow-hued acid trip for 8-year-olds

The Stray

A boy and his stray dog (and a revelatory lightning strike)

Thirst Street

Passions run deadly in this thriller

Trafficked

The global network of human trafficking is examined in this drama

Victoria & Abdul

An unlikely friendship develops in this period piece

Year by the Sea

A woman reclaims her life
arts & culture

Howard Waldrop, Upright & Writing

Five decades into his career, the brilliant science fiction writer still isn’t taking any shortcuts

BY ELIZABETH BANICKI

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's The Wolves

This fun, honest, real production of Sarah DeLappe’s play zeroes in on the best part of playing a sport: being on a team

Filigree Theatre’s Betrayal

The studied, steady cast make bold choices with Pinter’s familiar script and show us a side of adultery not often considered

“Fool’s Romance / Books From Aeromoto” at the UT VAC

The interactivity of Aeromoto’s installation seizes the spirit of collective action seen in the response to the Mexico City earthquake
columns

Oops

Gay Place

Caleb De Casper brings his horror cabaret residency to Cheer Up Charlies

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: John Wayne’s Head in Lubbock

Hefty chunk of California sandstone becomes John Wayne’s head in Lubbock library

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Very Uninteresting Robot

What doesn't take two thumbs, both eyes, and the lives of innocents?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Statewide ban on driving and texting

BY LUKE ELLIS AND CAROLINE YOUNG

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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