Jan. 12, 2018

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Volume 37, Number 20

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news

Does Anybody Want the Warren Wildlife Gallery in Bouldin Creek?

Rick Warren's indoor safari brings turmoil to the South Austin neighborhood

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Beyond Fire and Fury

Trump's White House follies obscure a deeper trail of corruption

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Devil’s in the Details

And of course, no one wants to wrestle with the devil

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Stephen Oliver

Planning Commission chair sounds a warning for CodeNEXT

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

James Baker, Marcus Reed Due in Court

Both former firefighters face charges pertaining to sexual assault

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

New Judge Takes Over Fetal Burial Rule Case

David Ezra takes over for Sam Sparks, now on senior status

BY MARY TUMA

SCOTUS Denies Appeal in Kleinert Case

Prosecution of cop who killed Larry Jackson Jr. now over

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Noose Found on WilCo Campaign Sign

CD 31 candidate Christine Mann’s sign vandalized by hate crime

BY MARY TUMA

Laura Morrison Announces Mayoral Campaign

Council vet to campaign on "transparency, inclusiveness, collaboration"

BY MICHAEL KING

First of Final Four Bond Election Task Force Listening Sessions Tonight

Members working with $640 million framework

BY SARAH MARLOFF

CodeNEXT: And Soon … Lever Maps

Planning Commission punts discussion to Thursday, Jan. 18

BY SARAH MARLOFF

APD’s Napkin Math

Meet-and-confer breakdown brings new money into the city budget. But how much?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

DEATH WATCH

Rodney Reed Returns to Court of Criminal Appeals

Bastrop Judge recommends CCA deny latest appeal

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Questions Linger for Anthony Shore, Larry Swearingen

Shore to be first Texan executed in 2018

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Construction Worker’s Death Headed to Court?

Site details indicate "very serious blunders"

BY JACK CRAVER

State Supremes Consider Bag Ban

Laredo law banning single-use bags goes to court

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Where to Get East Coast-Style Bagels in Austin

Bagel culture is coming full circle

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Hit the Spot Cafe

This local library’s diner serves up cheese, grease, and nostalgia

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Punk Weirdos Big Bill Finally Unleash Their Inner LP

Reining in the freak show while doubling down on the absurd

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Playback: Strike Up the Bond

Can the City finally save endangered clubs? Plus J.J. Offender obit and an Austin Music Poll plug.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Free Week Live Shots

Mélat, 5D, Applied Pressure Orchestra

Empire Control Room & Garage, Jan. 6

Jai Malano, Tomar & the FCs, Honey Made

Stubb’s, Jan. 7
screens

Split Decision for Austin Film Critics Association

Get Out, The Shape of Water top local critic awards

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Between Two Worlds

Redefining identity in Your Way Back to Me

BY BETH SULLIVAN

One in a Crowd

Local crowdfunding campaigns

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Commuter

Liam Neeson still has a very particular set of skills

Hostiles

The closing days of the old West, and the legacy of the Indian Wars, bloodily examined

Insidious: The Last Key

Ghostly goings-on continue in franchise's fourth part

Paddington 2

Everyone's favorite polite bear returns with marmalade sandwiches for all in a thrilling birthday present hunt

Phantom Thread

Daniel Day-Lewis and Paul Thomas Anderson reunite for one last glamorous yet muscular tale

The Post

Hanks, Spielberg, and Streep unite for the Washington Post's version of the Pentagon Papers
arts & culture

The Murdered Women of Juárez Find a Voice Onstage

Isaac Gomez’s one-woman show The Way She Spoke

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Snapshot: Free Week

Photographer David Brendan Hall goes deep into the Red River Cultural District to experience Free Week through the eyes of the artists

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: Jan. 12

Stepping into the richly crafted cartoon world of the Haas Brothers and honoring Dr. King on his day with a Poetry Open Mic

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse’s The Immigrant

The company delivers a powerful and timely account of foreigners making a new home in the U.S.

A’lante Flamenco’s Juana: First (I) Dream

The dramas of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz were perfectly expressed through the language of flamenco

“Practical Acts of Perception” at grayDUCK Gallery

Cande Aguilar, Jorge Purón, and Mauricio Sáenz challenge what we see through sihfts in scale and proportion
columns

Gay Place

The Return of Homo Arigato

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Alligator Bank, Alvin

Hometown financial institution makes a name for itself with a pair of reptiles

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: An Embarrassment of Riches

The whole clingy aspect of physical affection

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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