June 22, 2018

news

City Council: The Race Is On

Previewing November’s elections for Districts 1, 3, 8, and 9

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Who We Are

Treatment of desperate immigrants a stark test of the American idea

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Death of a Planner

John Fregonese tried to get us all to a better place

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Julie Ann Nitsch, Marina Conner, Amy Smith

Excerpts from this week's class action lawsuit from sexual assault survivors, on behalf of Travis County women

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Austin ISD Budget: $1.4 Billion

Trustees approve budget for 2018-19 school year

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Lewis Conway Jr.: Council Candidate ... DJ?

District 1 candidate to soundtrack Austin DSA Drag Prom

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Texas GOP Goes Full Heel

The Republican Party of Texas established its party platform last weekend. It's obviously nuts.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Austin Recommits to AIDS Epidemic

90-90-90 status targeted by 2020

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Mike Clark-Madison Out at Austin Monitor

Publisher steps down after a brief tenure

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Pick Your Poison

Danny Bible will be executed. The question is, how?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Visit Austin, But How?

Defining oversight for city tourism

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

A PATH Forward for CodeNEXT?

Council members tease new plan

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Sunset Commission Reports on Texas Medical Board

Follow-up review issues light recommendations

BY MICHAEL KING

McKalla Place, Take Your Pick: Soccer Stadium or Affordable Housing

One of two fates awaits the city-owned tract

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Equity Under the Lens

City office release first equity assessment

BY MARY TUMA

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors

Plaintiffs cite long-standing malpractice by Austin, Travis County

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Virginia B. Wood's Cookbook Collection Will Live on at Cookbook Cafe

Home "On the Range" at the Central Library

BY JESSI CAPE

Battle of the Briskets Champion: Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Ex-Melvins Confederate Mark Deutrom Achieves Artistic Equilibrium

Longtime local learns The Value of Decay

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Playback: Night Glitter Ascends

Thievery Corporation singer's Austin project picks up steam, Shakey Graves' new live look, and Terror Fest thrives

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Live Shot: Tanya Tucker

Nutty Brown Cafe, June 16

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Texas Platters

Brownout

Fear of a Brown Planet

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Downey to Lubbock

Jesse Dayton

The Outsider

Patricia Vonne

Top of the Mountain

Why Bonnie

Nightgown

Giulia Millanta

Conversation With a Ghost
screens

David and Nathan Zellner Deconstruct the Cowboy Myth in Damsel

Two of Austin’s most quirky filmmakers venture west

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Hearts Beat Loud When Nick Offerman’s Around

Parks and Rec star talks Austin, breakdancing, and the state of humanity

BY DAN GENTILE

Now Streaming in Austin: “That Day”

New short "That Day" works through loss as a teen

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Hearts Beat Loud

Nick Offerman plays father in this thoroughly modern tale of growing up musical

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Latest dinosaur romp sticks to the equation, but still evolves the action

Mary Shelley

Biopic of Frankenstein's creator lacks spark.

The Quest of Alain Ducasse

Adoring profile of great chef is oddly flavorless.

SuperFly

NYC blaxploitation classic gets an ATL reboot.
arts & culture

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues

Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Juneteenth Parade

Attendees at the annual Juneteenth parade consider the challenges posed today to freedom

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Booth's Richard III by the Hidden Room Theatre

Beth Burns and company unearths a fascinating theatrical time capsule with this version of Shakespeare's tragedy

Gold n' George's For a Limited Time Only

In this lighthearted show, Natalie George, Heloise Gold, and their collaborators reacted to current events by exploring, inventing, playing

"Matthew Steinke: Deliriums" at Northern-Southern Gallery

Mental health disorders seldom look or sound this delightful
columns

Oops!

Gay Place

Pride Month marches on

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Deep Eddy Vodka, Dripping Springs

Vodka tasting room showcases locally made spirits straight or in cocktails

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Mostly Happy

Not only is the glass half empty, it's got a hole in the bottom and it's leaking poison

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup: Wrapping Up the Group Stage

World Cup Watch: Wrapping Up the Group Stage

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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