April 27, 2018

Volume 37, Number 35

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news

True Love and Lawsuits in the Wedding Capital of Texas

'Til death do us party

BY KATE GROETZINGER

Beside the Point: Represent, Represent

County commissioners consider the right form of indigent defense

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Public Notice – CodeNEXT: Where We Stand

Taking stock after a hectic week

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Jolene Kiolbassa

Almost midnight on CodeNEXT

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

City Clerk Validates Petition to Put CodeNEXT on Ballot

The city’s land use code rewrite is one step closer to public vote

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Texas Public Policy Foundation Files Suit Against City’s Sick Leave Ordinance

Surprise, surprise

BY MARY TUMA

The Austin Neighborhoods That Believe Certain Things and Exclude All Others Council?

The Austin Neighborhoods Council seeks to shut the door

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

SCOTUS Hears Texas Redistricting

Gerrymandering of congressional and state maps currently at high court

BY MARY TUMA

Council: I Get Around

On Birds, byways, and bridges

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CodeNEXT: Take Four?

When is an addendum really a new draft?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

State’s Teen Pregnancy Booklet Riddled With Anti-Choice Propaganda

Pregnant minors in foster care given medically inaccurate literature

BY MARY TUMA

What Does the IBM Broadmoor Rezoning Mean for North Burnet?

Developer’s request would double office space, add hotels, condos, and multi-family residences

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

At Court With Precourt

Legal volleys in the fight for the Columbus Crew

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Harrell: Attempted Murder or Self-Defense?

Trial of 2016 cop shooting leaves context out of question

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

Down Home Ranch Builds Community With Farm-to-Table Goods

At home on the ranch

BY ACACIA CORONADO

A Look at Women Leaders in the Kitchen and at Austin Food + Wine Festival

We chat with the other 25%

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Events

music

LEVITATION 2018

After Two-Year Hiatus Levitation Hits the Clubs

Droning on with Slowdive, Electric Wizard, Ian Svenonius, and Bedouine

BY MICHAEL TOLAND, DAN GENTILE, TIM STEGALL AND RACHEL RASCOE

Recommended Shows for Levitation Weekend

The sounds may be scattered all over Austin, but here are a few must-see performances

BY GREG BEETS, KEVIN CURTIN, CLARA WANG, RACHEL RASCOE, LIBBY WEBSTER, MICHAEL TOLAND, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Levitating Platters

Ty Segall

Freedom's Goblin

Imarhan

Temet

Panda Bear

A Day With the Homies

Ariel Pink

Dedicated to Bobby Jameson

Ulan Bator

Végétale

Suuns

Felt

Sextile

Albeit Living

Stonefield

Far From Earth

Mien

Mien

Ministry

Amerikkkant

No Joy

No Joy / Sonic Boom

Waxahatchee

Out in the Storm
screens

Hill Country Film Festival Brings Movie Magic to Small-Town Texas

Hollywood meets Fredericksburg

BY MAE HAMILTON

Fear the Walking Dead Hits Big After Move to Austin

Plus more local production updates

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cine Las Americas Explores the Global Faces of Latino and Indigenous Cinema

Not just the border

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Avengers: Infinity War

Earth's mightiest heroes face their greatest, most nuanced threat

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

Cultural icon Grace Jones, caught raw and wondrous.

The Rider

Powerful docudrama of life on the range.

Super Troopers 2

Vermont's finest return, and this time they're Canadian.

Traffik

Sleazy modern exploitation falls off its poorly staked moral high ground.
arts & culture

Celeste Ng Loves Independent Bookstores

The author of Little Fires Everywhere helps us prep for Independent Bookstore Day

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Snapshot: Side Project Sundays at Kitty Cohen’s

Don’t call it a sidepiece – these artists are pouring a lot of creativity and energy into their second and third bands

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Girls Girls Girls' Broad Ambition

In this improvised musical, the women of this acclaimed troupe take it to the Eighties and take over the workplace

Texas Early Music Project's Complaints Through the Ages

This TEMP concert collected brief melodic grievances from across the centuries, half heartfelt, half silly

"Spencer Fidler: Vasculum" at Flatbed

This solo show reveals the artist's daily practice of preservation of craft and creativity
columns

Gay Place

Tarik Daniels celebrates the release of his first novel and GQB raises cash for SAFE

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Flophouze Hotel, Round Top

Repurposed shipping containers become chic lodging

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Standard Waiting Period

Once you've broken up with someone you pretty much relinquish your role as life coach

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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