Dec. 1, 2017

Volume 37, Number 14

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features

Your Guide to Giving

news

Austin's First Cannabis Oil Dispensary Is Ready to Grow

Compassionate Cultivation prepares to serve epilepsy patients

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: This Week in Trumpism

The accelerating reactionary assault on truth, humanity, and community

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Back to the Present

Hitting the refresh on CodeNEXT

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Lee Yeakel

Judge again strikes down state abortion ban

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Lloyd Doggett Talks ACA, Tax Plan

The congressman took a few minutes from "Trouble in Toyland"

BY MICHAEL KING

Allegations Mount at T. Don Hutto

Two more women come forward to allege sexual abuse inside the detention facility

BY MARY TUMA

Jim Baker’s Bad Bygones

Could the former firefighter's recent invasive video recording have been prevented?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Plans Stalled at Champions Tract 3

The saga continues

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Council: Meet Your City Manager Semifinalists

Winnowing down the list

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Energy’s New Low-Income Solar Deal

Utility wants to enact a heavily reduced rate for those enrolled in its customer assistance program

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Judge Strikes Down Texas Abortion Ban

Yeakel slams D&E ban as an “undue burden” on women

BY MARY TUMA

Does Your Boss Pay You to Miss Work?

They may have to soon

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

AISD’s Big Move

It's musical chairs for the school district

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Board to CodeNEXT: Remember Us

School board passes resolution recommending consideration of AISD students

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Time for a New Republic (Studios)

John Robison is building a creative campus out in Bastrop

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

food

Sotol: The New White Lightning

Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Saigon Cafe and Seafood Shack

The Le family's sister restaurants on Hudson Bend are worth the drive

BY EMILY BEYDA

ICYMI: Hopfields

Guadalupe gastropub channels Sporty Spice and Posh Spice

BY REANNA ZUNIGA

Food Events

music

The Half-Century Psych of Shiva's Headband

13th Floor Elevators weren't the only local psych act exploring Austin's outer limits – and still doing so

BY BILL BENTLEY

Playback: Saturnalia Lands

Austin welcomes new DIY music fest while another gets blocked in court

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Broadcasts Vol. 25

Broadcasts Vol. 25

All ATX

Vol. 5: Back to the Armadillo

Whitney Rose

Rule 62

Sour Notes

Darkest Sour

Worm Suicide

Too Hung to Fall in Love

Upper Reality

Upper Reality

Tommy Howard

Storybook
screens

Your Guide to the Most Intriguing Films of This Year’s Austin Asian American Film Festival

AAAFF looks cool AF

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Joachim Trier’s Thelma Is a Riveting Tale of Psychic-Sexual Coming of Age

Love makes the world burn down

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Democracy in Rest and Motion

Indie Meme brings acclaimed export Newton to AFS Cinema

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

What’cha Watchin’?

Who knew News Editor Chase Hoffberger was a sucker for despot propaganda?

Film Reviews

Blade of the Immortal

More blood-splattered samurai action from the Japanese master

The Breadwinner

A young girl tries to provide for her family in Afghanistan

The Disaster Artist

The making of one of the most inept films ever made

Psychopaths

More murder and mayhem from Mickey Keating

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington is a lawyer who goes rogue

Thelma

A college student's burgeoning sexuality brings on psychic powers
arts & culture

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe

In his history of Esther's Follies, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Vortex’s Wild Horses

This staging of Allison Gregory’s new play takes you back to your 13th summer with all its freedom and fear

Different Stages’ The Member of the Wedding

This staging of the coming-of-age drama evokes the small-town South with vivid design work and a rock solid ensemble

“Raul Gonzalez: Doing Work” at grayDUCK Gallery

The show’s images of construction work and fatherhood challenge expectations of masculinity, domesticity, immigrant work, and art
columns

Gay Place

This holiday season is filled with fun, queer activities

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Island Motor Bikes, Port Aransas

Port A bike shop is back in business and ready for vacationers after Hurricane Harvey

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Happy Grunting!

There are certain smells that even love can't overcome

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

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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