June 1, 2018

Volume 37, Number 40

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news

Austin's Pool System Will Collapse If We Don't Save It

Shall we dive in?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: The Art of the Possible

A few thoughts on Texas Democratic prospects

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Calm Before ...

How to talk about talking about CodeNEXT

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Pio Renteria

The council member has some ideas about displacement

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

How Close Is Your Park?

Austin parks ranking in the middle of the U.S. pack

BY MICHAEL KING

State's LGBTQ Stance May Quash Hopes for Amazon HQ

At least according to company shareholder William S. Smith

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Protesting the Rhino at Warren Wildlife Gallery

Bouldin Creek neighborhood gets a new, endangered guest

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Public Safety & Their People

Fire stations, police officers, and the money assigned to both

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Are Dogs Gentrifying East Austin?

Eric Tang’s latest addendum addresses displacement, and dogs, in Eastside tract

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT Cliffs Notes

Busy season begins for land use rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Never-Ending Election Contest

Pressley v. Casar still pending before Supreme Court

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD’s Transformative Schooling

Decoding Kendall Pace’s texts

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Zilker Park: Paved Paradise, or Vice Versa

When is a parking lot not a parking lot? When it’s next to the beloved park.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

D.A.’s Office Unveils State Jail Court

Prosecuting drug possession and third theft offenses

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

Why Farm-Raised Fish Are a Good Idea for Austin

Demystifying the process and why it makes sense for our landlocked city

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Fat-Washed Cocktails Make a Comeback

Your next drink might involve foie gras and a centrifuge

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Food Events

music

Pocket Fishrmen Serve up Punk and ... Fish

What to expect at the punk cutups’ annual Fish Fry

BY TIM STEGALL

Texas Platters

Marmalakes

Please Don't Stop

Kinky Friedman

Circus of Life

Aisha Burns

Argonauta

Lola Tried

Lola Tried

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Children of the Sun

White Ghost Shivers

Need to Shake It

Jason Boland

Hard Times Are Relative
screens

Gary Kent Is One of the Last of the Dangerous Men

New documentary Love and Other Stunts catches the daredevil legend in action

BY MARC SAVLOV

Portrait of Fashion Icon André Leon Talley

Filmmaker Kate Novack on her new doc, The Gospel According to André

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Big Games, Big Money

DreamHack Austin puts competitive e-sports center stage

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

Film Reviews

Adrift

True-life survival adventure stays afloat because of Shailene Woodley

Always at the Carlyle

Behind-the-scenes at NYC's legendary hotel is just PR fluff.

The Gospel According to André

Fashion legend André Leon Talley finally gets his glamour shot.

How to Talk to Girls at Parties

Neil Gaiman's short story gets an inessential musical makeover.

Let the Sunshine In

Juliette Binoche looks for love in this unexpected Gallic rom-com.

On Chesil Beach

Desire and desperation in Ian McEwan's pre-sexual revolution novella.

The Seagull

Chekhov's tale of Muscovite misery takes unsteady flight.

Upgrade

Surprisingly smart techno-thriller goes for the brain and the jugular
arts & culture

Paul Soileau’s Double Duty

With a new show for Rebecca Havemeyer and a new album by Christeene, is the busy performer having an identity crisis?

BY KIRK LYNN

Queerbomb and Austin Black Pride Kick Off Season of LGBTQ Celebrations

The city proves that pride has no limits

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Snapshot: A Trip to Krause Springs

Hill Country haven is one of Texas’ best swimming holes

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Glass Half Full Theatre's Polly Mermaid: Apocalypse WOW!

This playful eco-fable by Caroline Reck and Indigo Rael creates a surprising plastic paradise under the sea

"Ex Libris" at Recspec Gallery

This collection of new and vintage bookplates papers up a visual library of odd beauty

"Krista Steinke: Good Luck With the Sun" at W&TW

These spectacular images of the sun and sky captured with homemade pinhole cameras reveal more about us than celestial objects
columns

Gay Place

'Tis the season to be prideful

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Good Ole Days, Brady

Antique emporium is a treasure mine of relics and oddities

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Toning It Down

This isn't about fashion

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

World Cup Countdown, U.S. team news, and more

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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