Jan. 26, 2018

Volume 37, Number 22

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news

Location, Location, Location

AISD is moving its administrative offices from West Sixth Street to Highway 290. Why would any government entity do that?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: Amazon in Austin’s Pocket

A business model built on public subsidies shouldn’t have its hand out

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Old News on CodeNEXT

Scattershots, while waiting for Draft Three

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Champion Tract 3 Draws Fire Again

Plans for the land development run afoul of city’s Environmental Commission

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Homeless Count Saturday

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition to conduct annual survey

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Van Boven vs. the Texas Medical Board … the Sequel

Despite exoneration, Medical Board fails to clear doctor’s name

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT’s New Friend, the Strategic Mobility Plan

Plans can’t be made in silos

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Council: As the Year Turns

Council kicks off 2018 with long agenda

BY MICHAEL KING

What Future for Flying Plastic Bags?

Supreme Court ponders single-use bag bans

BY MICHAEL KING

Immigrant Women Stuck in Detention

T. Don Hutto detainees can't get their day in court

BY MARY TUMA

Travis County Plans New Women's Jail

Del Valle's new digs

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Death Watch: Rayford, Battaglia

Huntsville heats up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

APD fires two cops for excessive force and ushers in new de-escalation policy

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Review: Krua Urban Thai

South Lamar restaurant offers bold flavors and mixed emotions

BY JESSI CAPE

Acornseekers Brings Jamón Ibérico to Texas

The Spanish specialty looks to make its way to the Lone Star State

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Polenta Is Just Fancy Porridge

Why chefs love polenta, or, how to polish a turd

BY DANNY PALUMBO

Food Events

music

Bassboss Speaker Systems Take Charge of Austin's Low End

These go to 11

BY DAN GENTILE

First Concert: Will Bridges

Raging at Rage Against the Machine at the long-departed South Park Meadows outback

Texas Platters

Pop / Rock

Lou Rebecca

Terminal Mind

Recordings

Randy Reynolds

Positiveness

PR Newman

Turn Out

Mike & the Moonpies

Steak Night at the Prairie Rose

Opposite Day

I Calculate Great

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten's Village Songs

Den Signede Dag

Blushing

Weak

Hola Beach

The Big Game

Teevee

Bask
screens

The Austin Film Festival Calendar

Plan out your 2018 Fest schedule

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

My Obsession: Time Travel in Movies

Falling down the wormhole of chronophysics in film

BY BEARS FONTÉ

ATX Film News

Our monthly guide to what’s filming and screening

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Autobiography of the Other Woman

The real-life affair of a director and his star inspires On the Beach at Night Alone

BY JENNY NULF

Film Reviews

BPM (Beats Per Minute)

France's AIDS community battles big pharma in the 1990s

Den of Thieves

Bank heist rips off Heat for little gain

The Final Year

Behind the scenes with the Obama foreign policy team

In the Fade

Revenge, German immigration, and neo-Nazis clash

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

YA dystopian trilogy finally comes to a close

Mom and Dad

Nic Cage goes crazy/crazier in this kid-killing black comedy
arts & culture

Landmarks' Amistad América

You want a wall? Landmarks and artist José Parlá have a wall for you.

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Day of Resistance

If you had 15 seconds alone with Trump, what would you say?

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: Jan. 26

Photographer Nancy Mims explores unknown lands in her neighborhood, and writers Meg Gardiner and Mark Pryor kill it with crime fiction

Arts Reviews

Vortex Repertory Company's The Way She Spoke

At the Vortex, Isaac Gomez's drama made us remember the lost women of Juárez

Southwest Theatre Productions’ If I Forget

While the play is a compelling kitchen-sink drama, this staging doesn't quite reach the promise of the material

FotoATX: "Austin Women by Austin Women" at the Elisabet Ney Museum

The five women showing photographs capture the beauty, passion, grace, and resilience of being a woman in Austin today
columns

Page Three: Still Free After All These Years, But …

Ways to support your favorite alternative weekly

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Gay Place

Here and queer – UT Austin launches an LGBTQ Studies program

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Mardi Gras, Shreveport-Bossier City, La.

The food and parades are worth the drive to northwestern Louisiana

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Hard “No”

It's not uncommon to have awkward, shitty dates

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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