March 30, 2018

Volume 37, Number 31

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news

Why Aren’t UT Students Getting Rape Kits?

The numbers don't add up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Beside the Point: All Eyes on Him

The spotlight on interim – er, well, yeah, interim – Chief Brian Manley

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Public Notice: Austin Saves CodeNEXT Saves Austin

City forges "grand compromise" on land use regulations

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Delia Garza

Does the council member sound tired of all the talk?

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Council Commits to Immigrant Legal Services

Five-year plan for $375,000 approved last week

BY MARY TUMA

CodeNEXT’s Density Bonus Program

Affordable housing from CodeNEXT

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Cop Shot, SWAT Standoff Turns Deadly

One suspect dead, two cops injured after Sunday SWAT situation

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

MetroRail’s Moving Schedule

Arrival times moved up 10 minutes through June

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Margo Frasier Cleared by Ethics Board

Former police monitor had been probed for personal work on city time

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Cops, Medics, and How the City Treats Them

Labor agreements, disagreements, and more

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Crime and Coronation

Lengthy City Council meeting reinforces police staffing, congratulates APD

BY MICHAEL KING

Laura Morrison Kicks Off Mayoral Campaign

Former council member begins her bid

BY MICHAEL KING

The Jumpolin Story Goes to Court

Status Labs partners Jordan French and Darius Fisher sue and countersue

BY MICHAEL KING

Sympathetic Coverage for Austin Bomber Mark Conditt

National outlets muddy moral picture

BY MARY TUMA

Ken Paxton Lies in Letter on Women's Health

BY MARY TUMA

food

Dai Due Taqueria Has Legit Tacos al Pastor

Consider the trompo

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food Events

music

Caroline Says Has a Few Regrets

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Caroline Sallee ages gracefully on new LP

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Playback: Austin Angles for BMI

Music leaders court performance rights organization, plus a requiem for Draylen Mason

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Freddie King’s Texas Cannonball

Blasting blues will get you through whatever’s happening

BY KELSEY WILSON OF WILD CHILD

screens

Ernest Cline: Kings of the Nerds

Austin author adapts his Spielberg homage Ready Player One with Spielberg himself

BY MOISÉS CHIULLÁN

The Terrifying Laughter of Parenthood

Award-winning comedy Maybe Shower comes home

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your help

BY MILO WEBB

Film Reviews

Getting Grace

Quirky look at how we look at death.

Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy

The enigmatic British environmental artist in the wild.

The Leisure Seeker

Mirren and Sutherland reunite for a painful road trip.

Loveless

Russia's middle class eviscerates itself.

Midnight Sun

Ill met by daylight in this photosensitive romance.

Rangasthalam

Indian drama catches middle man in a class struggle.

Ready Player One

Video gaming and Eighties culture get the Spielberg treatment

Sherlock Gnomes

Gnomeo and Juliet sequel heads to London. For reasons.
arts & culture

Changes at UT’s Fine Arts Library Cause a Rift in the College of Fine Arts

Showdown on the fifth floor

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Houston’s In Bloom Music Festival

Photographer David Brendan Hall heads to H-town in search of ... Austinites

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary

Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs

Austin Playhouse's Shakespeare in Love

The Oscar-winning film makes a successful transition to the stage through Don Toner's marvelous production

"Vladimir Mejia: Mi Feito Don't let this time be in vain"

This show feels like a glimpse into the artist's camera roll, a peek into the digital chronicling of a life and all that is consumed throughout it
columns

Gay Place

LoveBalm: an event to soothe and celebrate Austin's queer community

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: I.D. Fairchild State Forest, Maydelle

Take a walk in the woods behind the pine curtain of East Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Cat Corpses in Your Rearview

Keep your head on a swivel

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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