June 29, 2018

Volume 37, Number 44

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news

The Duality of Southwest Key

An East Austin nonprofit in the immigration debate

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: The Wages of Civility

The Supreme Court confirms that elections have consequences

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: And, We’re Off …

Council tees up CodeNEXT for a loooong drive, takes a breather

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: T. Don Hutto Detainee

Anonymous letter details devastation of family separation

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Jimobous Flanigous Takes Cedar Park

Or something like that …

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

No Dance Club Near Daffodil Apts

City, Foundation Communities help thwart Global Auto's plan

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

SCOTUS Lets Gerrymandering Slide

Only one of 11 house and congressional districts marked for redrawing

BY MARY TUMA

Say Goodbye to the Plastic Bag Ban

Texas Supreme Court rules city ordinances can’t override state law

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council’s Last Licks

Closing up shop before summer break

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CodeNEXT and Compatibility

News and tidbits from the land of the land use rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Soccer in Austin: The Knockout Stage

Showtime at McKalla Place

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Southgate-Lewis Survives Code Probe

City finds insufficient evidence Eastside house was operating as museum

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Williamson County Commissioners Court Ends Hutto Contract

No guarantee facility will close; contract expires in 2019

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Task Force: On the Money

New body charged with fixing school district's financial woes

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Piss or Spit

Drug testing at ATCEMS

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Stratford Drive: Let’s Work On It

Redevelopment plan goes back to drawing board

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

What’s the Deal With Styrofoam Cups and Plastic Drinking Straws?

Zero Waste Advisory Commission encourages Austinites to take small steps to reduce pollution

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Far Flung Correspondence: Chennai Cafe

South Indian fare brings the heat and opens the mind

BY EMILY BEYDA

ICYMI: Wingzup Wingbar & Grill

Everyone's favorite bar in Hancock Center offers more than award-winning chicken wings

BY JESSI CAPE

music

Arts Umbrella Human Influence Stirs Austin's Musical Diversity Melting Pot

Because the live music capital of the world can get pretty white male

BY CLARA WANG

Playback – Kinky Friedman: Between the Lines

Kinky Friedman's first album of original songs in 35 years: "How hard could it be?"

BY KEVIN CURTIN

First Concert: Rosa Madriz

Margin Walker director / booker Rosa Madriz describes a Houston Rodeo when she and her whole family took in Selena

First Concert: Matt Muñoz

Cactus Cafe manager Matt Muñoz revisits his first concert in El Paso: Van Halen

Texas Platters

Eric Hisaw

Street Lamp

the Sword

Used Future

Paul Cauthen

Have Mercy EP

Bob Livingston

Up the Flatland Stairs

the Watters

The Watters

the Butts

The Butts

Wilson Marks

Peregrine

Marcia Ball

Shine Bright

Tish Hinojosa

West
screens

Sicario: Day of the Soldado Director Finds International Themes to Tex-Mex Thriller

Stefano Sollima goes border to border

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

My Obsession: Fresh Off the Boat

Asian cinema expert calls this sitcom the series America needs right now

BY JENNY NULF

When Artificial Intelligence Meets a Failing Mind

Sci-fi drama Marjorie Prime questions human identity

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

BY CHARLIE NEDDO

Film Reviews

Damsel

Austin's Zellner brothers head out to demolish myths of the Old West with Robert Pattinson

Eating Animals

Natalie Portman narrated documentary about the ethics of farming versus factory farming.

Nancy

Andrea Riseborough spellbinds in this drama of self-delusion and second chances.

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Cross-border thriller gets a bloodier, morally grayer sequel
arts & culture

Peter Bay’s MASS Appeal

The local maestro brings Leonard Bernstein’s massive stagework to Austin with a lot of help from a lot of friends

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Snapshot: Austin Ice Cream Festival

Where nostalgia for childhood runs as high as the temperature

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Shrewd Productions' The Afterparty

We’re invited to hobnob with history’s great minds up on the astral plane

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre's Locked-In

A dance inspired by our rigid connection to our cell phones was more spontaneous and personal than its title implied

“Regional Fictions” at MASS Gallery

This thought-provoking show takes on the educational system's traditional narratives by juxtaposing the familiar with images that challenge it
columns

Gay Place

Know what queers know!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Spring Branch

New barbecue joint resurrects old Hill Country roadhouse

BY GERALD MCLEOD

Luv Doc: An Octogenarian Don Draper

Why is the Luv Doc looking at 60-year-old penises?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup: The Knockout Rounds Begin

The knockout rounds begin

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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