July 20, 2018

Volume 37, Number 47

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news

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Money for Nothing

Despite unprecedented taxpayer investment, state-funded CPCs deliver few services

BY MARY TUMA

Beside the Point: Referendum, Texas

Let's vote on ... something, anything, and all of the time

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

How Efficient Is Your City?

Austin may be about to find out

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Army’s Future Is in Austin

Futures Command to set up shop in our fair city

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

We Were Once Recalling

Mastermind behind Ann Kitchen recall effort fined $1,900

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Who Invited the Libertarian?

Gubernatorial candidate Mark Tippetts wants in on lone debate

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Death Watch: Chris Young Executed

Last-ditch effort to challenge Board of Pardons and Paroles falls short

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Resolution for Lawrence Parrish

Man shot by APD officers gets one charge dropped, pleas out on two others

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD: Thinking Outside the Schoolhouse

Task force schemes new ways to stabilize Austin ISD budget

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Ortiz Shooting: The Merits of Self-Defense

What would it take to believe Jason Roche's story?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

What Set Charles Curry Off?

Questions remain following last week's shootings

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

ARCH Support

Eradicating homelessness requires a system

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

About That CodeNEXT Petition ...

Monday ruling brings confusion, clarity

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Fetal Burial Law Considered in Court

Five-day trial challenges state's latest anti-choice law

BY MARY TUMA

Gun Control? In Texas?

Lawmakers consider Governor’s modest proposals to tackle gun violence in schools

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Election Notes: Campaign Finance Time

Who's got the money?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER, MARY TUMA, NINA HERNANDEZ AND AUSTIN SANDERS

food

On the Trail of the Local Snail

Austin, in one way or another, has it escargot-ing on

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Hank’s

Windsor Park's latest dining destination is hit or miss

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Events

music

Christy Hays' Watershed Moment

One foot in Austin, one in Montana, the singer-songwriter jumps in with both on breakout River Swimmer

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Friday the 13th Reaps Austin Music

Joe Valentine, Ponty Bone, Fai Jow all pass on the same day

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Contrast Film Festival Pushes Boundaries, Defies Gender

New film festival presents America: The Remix

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Filmmaker Bruce LaBruce Gets "Provocative and Political!"

Getting explicit and merciless in The Misandrists

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?

Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot

Joaquin Phoenix creates a charming warts-and-all portrait of cartoonist John Callahan

Eighth Grade

Modern middle school life has never been captured better

The Equalizer 2

Denzel Washington action sequel is a total misfire

Izzy Gets the Fuck Across Town

Mackenzie Davis is a great traveling companion for this dull roadtrip

The King

America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The paternity mystery is solved, but the ABBA hits keep coming

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms

Beautiful and heartfelt fantasy anime tackles death and family

Unfriended: Dark Web

Back to the laptop in this surprisingly scary sequel to the surprise hit
arts & culture

Arts Reviews

Forklift Danceworks' Dove Springs Swims

The company's latest community production showed why Dove Springs' pool matters to that neighborhood and to all of us as well

"Margaux Crump: The Lure" at Women & Their Work

Juxtaposing natural and synthetic materials through the metaphor of the hunt, the artist blurs lines between lust and danger, the repellent and the seductive

The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel

Denmark's Sara Blaedel brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder
columns

Gay Place

A sign of good things to come?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Garland BBQ

Old-fashioned pit barbecue does it low and slow

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Real Rasputin

There is a razor-thin line between adorable and nauseating

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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