Oct. 13, 2017

Volume 37, Number 7

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ACL Music Fest 2017 Week Two Preview

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news

Learning the Hard Way That Police and Democratic Socialists Rarely Mix

CLEAT alum Danny Fetonte's resignation from the Austin DSA raises questions for the local chapter

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Postponing the Code

CodeNEXT rewrite generating inexplicable panic

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Deadline? Whose Deadline?

CodeNEXT: "We've got to figure this out"

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Abby Lerma

Student / lyricist riffs on the importance of high school math

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Imagine Austin Five Years Later

Progress report details wins, losses, path forward for 30-year plan

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Say Hello (Again) to Republic Square

Downtown park hosts first farmers’ market on Saturday

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death Watch: Next Up, the Tourniquet Killer

Convicted strangler set for execution on Oct. 18

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Visitors Welcome?

CodeNEXT, Visit Austin return to City Council

BY MICHAEL KING

Hunkered Down in Troxclair’s Lair

City Council’s lone conservative preaches to her choir

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Christopher Columbus Apologists Gang Up on Council

Indigenous Peoples’ Day, not everybody’s idea of a great holiday

BY MICHAEL KING

Pearl Moen: Out of Jail Already?

Your parole hearing hardly means you’re out on parole

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Colina West Still Wants the Baker Center

If you can't get your own way, sue

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

County Ditches STAR-Vote's Innovative Voting System

County clerk Dana DeBeauvoir abandons initiative after failing to find a suitable vendor

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Adam Reposa Can’t Beat the Rap

Infamous defense attorney currently in custody for contempt of court

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

ICE Found Snooping on Council Member Greg Casar

The Intercept uncovers monitoring of elected officials' social media

BY MARY TUMA

food

ACL FEST 2017

AC Food Fight: Frozen Desserts

Which one of these frozen desserts is the best bet?

BY JESSI CAPE

ACL Eats Vendor List 2017

As the City Strives for Zero Waste, Where Does Food Fit In?

Bringing farm-to-table back to the farm

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Austin's Four Vegan Frozen Dessert Shops

We all scream for (dairy-free) ice cream

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Food Events

music

Playback: Best WTFs of ACL Fest Weekend One

The good, the bad, and the myriad Tom Petty covers

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ACL FEST 2017

Friday ACL Fest Picks

Five must-see Austin acts!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Friday ACL Fest Platter: Ron Gallo

One record from ACL Fest Friday we really dig

BY RACHEL RASCOE

ACL Friday Live Shots

Saturday ACL Fest Picks

One Aussie and five Austinites we like on Saturday

BY LAUREN MODERY AND KEVIN CURTIN

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Benjamin Booker

Blues-punk live dynamo reveals his Southernness

BY TIM STEGALL

Saturday ACL Fest Interview: Glass Animals

Oxford quartet's frontman bares all

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Saturday ACL Fest Platters

Two albums we’re spinning from Saturday at ACL Fest

ACL Saturday Live Shots

Sunday ACL Fest Picks

Oakland, New Orleans, and New Zealand – that's where our head's at today

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND ISABELLA CASTRO-COTA

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Deap Vally

L.A. duo doesn't want to talk about feminism

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Songhoy Blues

Malian guitar combine reaches Western soars via rock and blues

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Sunday ACL Fest Interview: Vance Joy

Aussie breakout sticks to that which he can accomplish – songwriting

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Sunday ACL Fest Platters

Three LPs we’re spinning on the Sabbath

ACL Sunday Live Shots

screens

The Eyeslicer Roadshow Aims to Melt Your Brain

Low-budget, lo-fi shorts celebrate radical filmmaking

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

My Obsession: The Dick Van Dyke Show

Was the Sixties sitcom a harbinger of horror?

BY JOE GIBSON

'Tis the Season

Something wicked this way screens

BY JOSH KUPECKI

What’cha Watchin’?

Account Executive Marisa Mirabal gets in the Halloween spirit with these horror film recommendations

Film Reviews

Barracuda

Austin vibes meet darker skies

Faces Places

Celebrating faces in the crowd

The Florida Project

Life in the happiest place on Earth

The Foreigner

Jackie Chan takes a page from Liam Neeson

Happy Death Day

Living your death over and over again

Loving Vincent

A lushly painted but boring story of the life of the famous artist

Lucky

Cranky loner (and beloved character actor) faces mortality

Marshall

Supreme Court judge biopic has bite

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

The origins of the iconic Amazon princess

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Where does the food go?
arts & culture

Into The Adventure Zone With Griffin McElroy

Local podcaster tells how his brother, his brother, and he turned a game of Dungeons & Dragons into storytelling magic

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Vortex's Vampyress

Chad Salvata’s gothic opera is the perfect treat for the season of ghouls, sensual and spooky

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Feast of Voices

The ASO and Chorus Austin combined forces for an evening of music that was gorgeous, sensual, and sometimes hall-shaking

“Marta Lee & Anika Steppe: Kind of About Michigan” at UT VAC

A road trip to adolescent haunts in Michigan results in a touching collaboration that stops short of sentimentality
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

(Still) celebrating National Coming Out Day

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Magic’s Theater, Dripping Springs

Old-fashioned magician thrills with timeless illusions and tricks

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Attaboy!

Adequate is an adjective that has never inspired anyone in any way ever

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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