March 9, 2018

Volume 37, Number 28

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features

SXSW 2018

Free Events for the Cash-Strapped at SXSW

Festival films, music, and more, on the cheap

BY MAE HAMILTON

news

2018 Primary Elections: Giddy With Energy

Tracking back on a wild election night

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Primary Afterthoughts

Waking up wondering if Texas will ever be purple

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Hurry Up Please, It’s Time

We're late, we're late, for a very important date ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Bruce Elfant

The county tax assessor and voter registrar weighs in on primary voting

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Nuclear Freeze for Amazon?

Council members throughout the country reject HQ2

BY MICHAEL KING

Contract Talk: What About EMS?

Police impasse overshadowing EMS?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Fasten Calls It Quits

Another rideshare bites the dust

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Lawsuit and Untapped Locations Add to Soccer Drama

Many balls in play for the Columbus Crew

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council: Spring Has Sprung

A light agenda promises an early farewell

BY MICHAEL KING

Something Rotten at EMS

Hawley retirement shines light on systemic issues

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

It’s Official: Statesman Sold to GateHouse

Local daily goes to new media giant for $47.5 million

BY MARY TUMA

County Delays Funding for New Women’s Jail

A surprising turn of events

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

The People’s Plan to Curb Displacement

"This is coming from the Eastside, not coming from above, but below"

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Free-Net: Council Keeps It Local

Delayed vote finds local provider besting out-of-town option

BY MARY TUMA

The Border Patrol Myth

The most dangerous policing job? Not so.

BY DEBBIE NATHAN

food

SXSW 2018

What’s Cooking at the SXSW SouthBites Food Trailer Park

The sixth annual on-site food hub is extra-special

BY JESSI CAPE

Four Tasty Pop-Up Food Events at SXSW

Fiction meets reality with several bonus dining events

BY JESSI CAPE

The Four Pillars of Austin Food During SXSW

We get by with tacos, pizza, barbecue, and burgers

BY JESSI CAPE

Five Austin Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Foods to Start the Day

Who says you can't have ice cream and french fries for breakfast?

BY DAN GENTILE

Virginia B. Wood Dies at 67

Austin food community mourns the loss of one of its champions

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

SXSW 2018

12 Breakthrough Austin Bands at SXSW Music

12 Austin Picks 2 Click at SXSW 2018

The Austin Music Awards’ Ecstatic Experience

Thirty-four awards and six musical sets in 211 minutes

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Playback: Next Big Buzzes at SXSW 2018

Forecasting this year’s breakout acts

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

SXSW 2018

Poster Children

SXSW regulars discuss what the festival means to them

Meow Wolf Pounces Into the SXSW Fray

The Santa Fe-based art collective debuts newest creation and new film

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

HBO Documentary Elvis Presley: The Searcher Debuts at SXSW

New archival footage of the king, the musician, and the man behind the music

BY JESSI CAPE

Hometown Heroes

Austin’s finest, and more Texans we love

In Black America

Race relations reconsidered

Stranger Than Fiction

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro

The Horror, the Horror

The darkest side of sxsw

SXSW Doc Brewmaster Takes a Sip of the Heady World of Craft Beers

Douglas Tirola puts a human face on those labels in the liquor store

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

Team Hurricane Is an Arthouse Anthem for Teenage Girls at SXSW

Annika Berg's feature film debut dives into the maelstrom of youth

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Charlene deGuzman Tackles Sex and Love Addiction in SXSW Film Unlovable

Love is sickness, not the cure in this anti-rom-com

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Is Virtual Reality Heading to Its Next Great Leap Forward?

From Virtual Boy to Oculus Rift, VR tech is always improving

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

Virtual Reality Offers a World Without Rules for Filmmakers

The first rule of VR storytelling is that there are none

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

The Brewer's Table Is Not Your Average Brewpub

Discussing the core values of Austin's forthcoming public house at SXSW

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Laser-Focused SXSW Panels on Making Progress in the Food World

Altering the future, one bite at a time

BY VERONICA MEEWES

How Do You Pet a CryptoKitty?

ConsenSys Capital co-founder Andrew Keys on how Ethereum could be a game changer

BY DAN GENTILE

Ending the Boys' Club of Online Film Culture

Female industry professionals on power in parity, equality in cinema at SXSW Interactive

BY JENNY NULF

Seven SXSW Conference Speakers You Just Can't Miss

Ray Kurzweil, Melinda Gates, and other brilliant minds come to town

BY MAE HAMILTON

Robert Rodriguez Goes Back to His Roots for New Reality Series

The rebel without a crew becomes a rebel with a cable show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Film News

Locals at SXSW, plus RSVP for a Maybe Shower

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Student Filmmakers Need Your Help

BY MILO WEBB

Film Reviews

The Cured

The zombie apocalypse is over. So now what?

Death Wish

Bruce Willis picks up where Charles Bronson left off.

The Hurricane Heist

It's a soggy hold up!

Submission

Based on a Francine Prose novel, Submission stars Stanley Tucci as a liberal arts professor who becomes dangerously close to a student.

Thoroughbreds

America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.

A Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the children's classic rarely soars.
arts & culture

SXSW 2018

SXSW Turns the Tables on Comedy Connoisseur Dick Cavett

The veteran talk-show host matters because he took the art of being funny seriously

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Comedian's Comedian Live Podcast Recording at SXSW

Stuart Goldsmith gets under the skin and psyches of professional stand-ups

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Dollop Live Podcast Recording at SXSW Comedy

Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds serve up events from yesteryear with a topping of WTF

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Balloon Art Power Couple Stacy “Pineapple” Wheeler and Nate “The Great” Culpepper

It’s not just about twisting balloons into dog shapes, you know

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's Wakey, Wakey

This production of Will Eno's solo show puts us at ease with our mortality through a captivating talk from a dying man

LOLA's La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling

The quality of mercy is never not strained in this new adaptation of Mozart's late opera
columns

Gay Place

1, 2, SXSW is coming for you

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Old Settler’s Music Festival, Tilmon

Annual music festival is rocking in a new location after three decades

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Services Rendered

Idle hands are the Devil's playthings

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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