April 20, 2018

Volume 37, Number 34

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features

4/20

Too Hot for Drug Tests

One man's DIY method to pass a pee test works … 'til it doesn't

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Good News for Bees and CBD Fans

Turtles all the way down

BY JESSI CAPE

Local Munchies

A handful of haunts for a stoner-friendly snack

BY JESSI CAPE

news

Dr. Robert Van Boven, the Whistleblower

Lakeway neurologist battles hospitals, officials, and the "culture of silence"

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Happy Earth Day, and More

Earth Day celebration meets transportation policy

BY NICK BARBARO

Beside the Point: Get Off Your Butt

Council can help the homeless big-time, and next week

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Lloyd Doggett

A stormy sermon's brewin'

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Connor Clegg Impeached at Texas State

A student government showdown in San Marcos

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

ZAP on CodeNEXT Parking

Remember the Americans With Disabilities Act

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Is Travis County Doing Enough for Rape Survivors?

SARRT study says not so

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: At War on Two Wheels

More scooters, a possible interim deal with the APA, and more from City Hall

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: The Constitutionality of Intent

What if the people you killed were not who you hoped to kill?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Lack of Info for Affordable Housing Initiative

City pledges to keep better track of SMART money

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Feds Shut Down Backpage.com

Alt-weekly founders charged with facilitating sex trafficking

BY MARY TUMA

The Next Anti-Choice Strategy?

Widening the A.G.'s authority to prosecute

BY MARY TUMA

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name

Right-wing board member objects to name, citing “hyphenated Americanism”

BY MARY TUMA

food

Aeroponics Are the Future for One Austin Urban Farm

Farmhouse Delivery is all grown up

BY MAE HAMILTON

UZeat Serves Cultural Mash-Up Cuisine From Uzbekistan

Spicewood Springs eatery offers international fare that's complex, comforting, and delicious

BY EMILY BEYDA

ICYMI: Musashino Sushi Dokoro Prides Itself on Craft

Edomae-style sushi at this traditional restaurant

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

OLD SETTLER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL

Tapping Into the New Old Settler’s Music Festival

Checking in with Donna the Buffalo, Billy Strings, Greensky Bluegrass, the women of I'm With Her, and more

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN AND RACHEL RASCOE

Old Settler’s Platters

Calexico

The Thread That Keeps Us

Darlingside

Extralife

the War & Treaty

Down to the River

JD McPherson

Undivided Heart & Soul

Playback: Start the Presses – Gold Rush Vinyl

Austin’s first major record press opens, and more music news

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Austin Animator Eric Power Slices and Dices

Collage and stop-motion come together in his homemade epic Path of Blood

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New French Cinema Week at AFS

Head over heels for the new Gallic wave

BY JOSH KUPECKI

What’s Showing at the Indie Meme Festival

Highlighting the best of South Asian cinema

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The China Hustle

The next global economic meltdown, in terrifying detail.

Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?

A true-crime family mystery indicts decades of racial violence.

The Endless

Sibling banter and cosmic terror means observational comedy horror.

Final Portrait

High art in Paris with Armie Hammer and Geoffrey Rush.

Finding Your Feet

Upper class British rom-com plays for laughs.

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer looks for laughs in body image comedy.

Lean on Pete

Equine tale is a lot deeper than the cheesy subject suggests.

Lowlife

Sleaze, violence, and a weirdly nuanced take on race relations.

Oh Lucy!

Japanese/U.S. identity comedy.
arts & culture

Moontower Comedian Lauren Lapkus, Tube Raider

The comedian and actress digs up the good, the bad, and the cheesy of pre-Y2K television in the podcast Raised by TV

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Snapshot: Compassionate Cultivation

“Snapshot” speaks with some of the young people whose lives are being changed with the use of medical cannabis

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Fusebox and Moontower Fests

Fill your weekend with experimental performance art and/or laughs

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Violet

In this moving production, a young woman learns the nature of true beauty and true love

Latinauts: The Wrath of Juan at ColdTowne

Prima Doñas’ third installment of its popular “telenovela in space” delivers the laughs

“Nick Schnitzer: Inevitable Reckoning” at Dimension Gallery

Structures degraded by time and other materials provide a pointed view of dramatic change at work in the world
columns

Gay Place

A radical week of queer events is full speed ahead!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Luv Doc: Terrible Music

Burn it all down and start over

BY THE LUV DOC

Day Trips: Youngs Burritos & BBQ, San Saba

Family affair keeps the barbecue smoking with a Tex-Mex accent

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

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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