Jan. 19, 2018

Volume 37, Number 21

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news

The Premature Death of the WHAC

How Gov. Greg Abbott killed vital oversight for women’s health

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: The Heroic Legacy of Martin Luther King

In a dark time, looking to King's example for inspiration

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Iced Out

ZAP postponement tightens CodeNEXT timeline

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Steve Adler

The mayor is feeling feisty

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Paxton: Whose Due Process?

A.G. files amicus brief against undocumented pregnant minors

BY MARY TUMA

District 1 Council Candidacy Pool Doubles Up

Two new candidates join Eastside race

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

AG Rejects City’s Reasons for City Manager Search Secrecy

Paxton's office says withholding of information violates the Public Information Act

BY MICHAEL KING

Steve Adler Mounts Second Bid to Run City

Mayor shares his vision for Austin's next four years

BY MICHAEL KING

Anti-Displacement Task Force: Money, or Nothing

A city task force with no budget or staff?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CLEAT, City Standoff Over Police Monitor

Police union threatens legal action if OPM continues with no contract

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Sixth Street Jaywalker Partially Vindicated in Federal Court

Jury finds cop used excessive force

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Two Sides to Jason Donald’s Story?

Activists cite videotaped arrest as reason for transparency improvements

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Motions for Recusal

The politics of electing judges

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Prosecutors out to Disbar Adam Reposa?

Don Clemmer, Keith Henneke file grievance with State Bar

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

SCOTUS Takes Up Texas Gerrymandering

Doggett, Farenthold's districts to be questioned

BY MARY TUMA

food

The State of Austin Wine

Somms Under Fire lights up Austin's wine scene this month

BY TOM THORNTON

Fat Ice Company Puts the Cool in Your Cocktail

Pure ice means pure imbibing

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

The Boleys Put an Acid-Punk Spin on the Family Bands of the Sixties

Ethan, Emma & Jovian Boley do the punk rock

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: No Really, How Are You?

Daniel Johnston provides backstory to Hi, How Are You? Day, plus the first 2017/18 Austin Music Awards talent reveal

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: A Few Small Repairs

Shawn Colvin's masterpiece for all seasons

BY MICHAEL RAMOS

My Gear: The Octopus Project

Electro experimentalists swear they subscribe to less-is-more despite their density of gear

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

screens

Mondo Gets Monstrous Again

Gallery mounts second Universal Monsters show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Out of the Eyes of Babes

AFS and AISD bring young filmmakers into focus

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Now Streaming in Austin

Two local movies look at life as a struggling artist

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Forever My Girl

Nashville corporate country goes home in this sudsy snoozefest

Proud Mary

Taraji P. Henson picks up her guns but shoots blanks as an assassin with a conscience

Small Town Crime

John Hawkes hits the bottle and the case as a modern day detective on the trail for redemption

12 Strong

High-tech bombs and horseback soldiers fight together in the U.S. war in Afghanistan
arts & culture

FotoATX: Pics and the City

This new arts festival celebrates Austin as seen through the lenses of local photographers

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: MLK Day March

Austinites reflect on the continued inspiration of Dr. King’s teachings

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: Jan. 19

Seeing where geometry's order meets nature's chaos in Jason Middlebrook's art and listening to more of Jospeh Keckler's darkly funny arias

Arts Reviews

Orphans! The Improvised Orphan Musical at the Hideout

This tribute to musicals starring spunky singing street kids makes you believe the sun’ll come out tomorrow

Golden’s Speak No More

This fully immersive, silent improvised drama is mysterious, creative, and a most worthwhile theatrical experience

"Andrew Blanchard / Jonas Criscoe: Call & Respond"

The two printmakers take familiar signage from rural roads and the small-town South and flatten them into one another
columns

Gay Place

Frigid temps and hot queers

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Balcones Distilling, Waco

Whiskey distillery welcomes guests to try their tasting room

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Very Depressive Point of View

Contrary to our Idiot-in-Chief's racist desires, no one in Norway wants to come to America

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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