Feb. 2, 2018

Volume 37, Number 23

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news

Whose Affordability Crisis?

Looking through the prism's lens

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: If You Build It, They Will Come

Arguments over infrastructure reflect community visions

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Groundhog Day ... Again

CodeNEXT: Haven't we been through this before?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ryan Robinson

Let the City Demographer tell you about how Austin's popular

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Voter Deadline Looms

Potential registrants have until Feb. 5

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Judge Temporarily Strikes Down Fetal Burial Rule

Ezra says law will likely show “undue burden” on women

BY MARY TUMA

Is Your Water Running ... Pink?

Dye study confirms Onion Creek as aquifer recharge source

BY MICHAEL KING

Florence of Comfort House Mugged

Ponziano punched, loses glasses in bus-ride heist

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Back to the Dais

Short month, long agendas

BY MICHAEL KING

Ann Kitchen 1, Precourt Sports Ventures Nil

Updating the score in the quest for the Columbus Crew

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

CodeNEXT: Outlook Bleak

Land use commissioners stumble into Feb. 12 final draft

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Zaragoza Resigns From Planning Commission

Todd Shaw tapped as replacement

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Abbott to Trump: Pay Us Money We Lost for Excluding Planned Parenthood

Texas guv sends a “pretty please” to the president

BY MARY TUMA

Substantive Proposals

Police oversight, left and right

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Canvassing the City for ECHO’s Point in Time Count

Nina Hernandez takes to the 4am streets for annual survey

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

It Takes a Village to Eat Safely With Food Allergies

Local restaurants adapt to the growing number of Americans with food allergies

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Far Flung Correspondence: Tropical Restaurant

Nothing embodies Nigerian food quite like jollof rice

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Rap Trio Third Root's Trill Pedagogy

Ultra-enlightened hip-hop crew set to school the Austin Music Awards

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: Listening Outside the Lines

Kevin Curtin spends four days on the fringes

BY KEVIN CURTIN

First Concert: Hartt Stearns

Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick tour? Yasss.

Texas Platters

Midnight Stroll

Western Static

Doom Side of the Moon

Encore

Ignitor

Haunted by Rock & Roll

Mammoth Grinder

Cosmic Crypt

Good Field

Surface Tension

Sean Morales

Call It In

Lisa Morales

Luna Negra and the Daughter of the Sun

Montopolis

Music for Enchanted Rock

Devan Mulvaney

Whippersnapper

Gary P Nunn

At Home With the Armadillo
screens

SXSW Film Goes to A Quiet Place

Over 100 films and 43 world premieres fill a noisy nine days

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Spotlight Film Festival Shines on Locals

Monthly fest for underdogs and up-and-comers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Going Off the Gridiron

Avoiding the Super Bowl

BY MILO WEBB

Now Streaming in Austin: Becoming Jessica Nigri

Rooster Teeth’s new cosplay documentary, Becoming Jessica Nigri

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Annette Bening soars in the last days of starlet Gloria Grahame

The Insult

Lebanon's internecine crises as courtroom drama

Living Among Us

Bloodless vampire found footage should stay in the shadows
arts & culture

In Pease Park, Patrick Dougherty Constructs a Wooden Wonder

The environmental artist sticks the landing

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Austin's Large-Scale Public Art

Exploring the big ideas behind big art installations

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: Feb. 2

Hearing a stately Passion from Arvo Pärt sung by Ensemble VIII and reading a Texas take on Moby Dick from Austin author Elizabeth Crook

Arts Reviews

GenEnCo's 893 | Ya-ku-za

This suspenseful two-hander serves up tension in its silences as much as its words

Austin Opera’s Ariadne auf Naxos

Dude ranch antics make this reimagining of Strauss too busy, but when the music takes center stage, it’s gorgeous

“James Surls: Man on Edge” at Flatbed

The prints by this renowned Texas artist are like portals to other worlds, revealing rapturous visions and terrifying cosmic disturbances
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

Love Jones brings queer black romance to the stage

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: O. Henry’s Bridge, San Antonio

Iron bridge spans the San Antonio River and 138 years of literary history

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Rejection

An effusively positive affirmation of your undeniable awesomeness

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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