July 27, 2018

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Volume 37, Number 48

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news

Austin Street Art Enters Into a New Era

With the city cracking down on graffiti and Hope Outdoor Gallery set to close, artists look for permission to paint

BY KATE GROETZINGER

Point Austin: Loaded Dice

If we can't pull together on climate change, we face an unlivable future

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Troll Wars

A social media bullying story

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: J. Alexander Lawrence

Attorney for abortion providers explains nonsensical nature of state's fetal burial law

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

(Please Still) Bring Your Own Bags

City will try to persuade businesses to advocate for reusable bags

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Cody Wilson Print Your Gun

DIY gun manufacturer will be able to print instructions online again on Aug. 1

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Mentally Ill Undocumented Immigrant on ICE Hold

Tania Silva arrested by APD on July 21

BY MARY TUMA

EEOC Takes Up Balcombe’s Case

Former Travis County court reporter who claimed sexual harassment and retaliation will get a hearing

BY SARAH MARLOFF

RAICES Rejects Salesforce Donation

Check (yourself), please

BY MARY TUMA

An HIV-Free Generation?

New clinic to help city, county eradicate HIV

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Break’s Over, Budget Time Begins

Number crunching

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Election Notes: Ward Politics

Troxclair gets her man

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

AISD Readies a Modernization Project

21st century schooling

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

“Morale Is Terrible” at the State Office of Administrative Hearings

Employee survey reflects strong dissatisfaction with SOAH leadership

BY MICHAEL KING

Fetal Burial Trial Concludes

Five-day trial into draconian law yields no indication from judge on eventual ruling

BY MARY TUMA

Dark Money v. Precourt?

Fighting a "billion-dollar giveaway"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Tacos of Texas Takes Cultural Exploration to the Screen

Episodes feature one taco and one Texas city

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Food Events

music

How Much Harder Can Skeleton Get?

They’re already the most savage specimen of homegrown hardcore

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: The Healing Hand of Jonathan Horne

Following the free jazz guitar phenom as he undergoes hand surgery

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven

Brownout frontman pays tribute to Dimebag

BY ALEX MARRERO (OF BROWNOUT)

Texas Platters

Jimmy LaFave

Peace Town

Eliza Gilkyson

Secularia

Israel Nash

Lifted

Evil Triplet

Have a Nice Trip

Thousand Foot Whale Claw

Black Hole Party

Ume

Other Nature

Carry Illinois

Work in Progress

Christina Cavazos

Mile Marker

Mujeres Podridas

Sobredosis
screens

Skam Austin Makes Our Social Media Part of the Story

Facebook Watch show follows teens, onscreen and IRL

BY MAE HAMILTON

My Obsession: TV Monster Movies

Forget Seventies glamour: The decade’s made-for-TV movie monsters were the real stars

BY AMANDA REYES

Film Reviews

Blindspotting

Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal astound in this perfect state of the union story

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Tom Cruise risks life and limb in one of the best missions yet

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Forget that horrible live-action trailer – here's your real Teen Titans
arts & culture

Exposing the Art of the Scam in Lie, Cheat & Steal

Comics Pat Sirois and Kath Barbadaro school you on the grift in their podcast

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: 24 Hours in Angers

David Brendan Hall dives in to the cultural details of Austin's sister city in France

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's The Antipodes

A ton of tales enliven this play by Annie Baker, but what do they tell us about the state of storytelling?

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner

In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is
columns

Gay Place

Straight-ish movies that shaped queer identity

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Lakewood Brewery, Garland

Garland full-flavored craft brewery sets itself apart

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Barney Fife God's Universe

People are just no damn good

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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