Aug. 3, 2018

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Volume 37, Number 49

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news

A Change in Direction for the Texas Civil Rights Project

New leadership doesn't sit well with the old guard

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Ground Zero for Zero Tolerance

Southwest Key becomes the local symbol of brutal U.S. policy

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Donald Trump

The president dished on Austin gun man Cody Wilson

Civics 101

CodeNEXT: Kicked

Mayor, Council appear destined to quash land use rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

NAKED CITY

CodeNEXT at Work (While It Still Can)

Staff continues to toil on doomed rewrite

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Kendra Scott Walks Back Support for Local Crisis Pregnancy Center

Jeweler regrets hosting fundraiser for Pflugerville CPC

BY MARY TUMA

Rules for Dockless Scooters Remain in Limbo

Emergency guidelines remain in effect

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

County Officials to Get Big Raises

And Gerald Daugherty's not happy about it

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Cronk to Reorganize Management Team

Musical chairs at City Hall

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Almost Time Again

A busy return from summer break

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Allegations of Mistreatment at a Southwest Key Shelter

The deportation complex

BY MARY TUMA

Sexual Assault Class Action Suit Adds Five New Plaintiffs

Plaintiffs' attorney says more than 40 women have reached out since suit was filed

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Rename Austin? Not Likely.

City name not going anywhere anytime soon

BY MARY TUMA

Precourt’s Plan for McKalla Place

Terms set with city staff, McKalla's fate moves to Council

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Election Notes: New Names for AISD, Council

News from the campaign trails

BY SARAH MARLOFF, NINA HERNANDEZ AND AUSTIN SANDERS

food

How One Man Started the Local Mesquite Movement

A baking challenge led Sandeep Gyawali to this little-known flour

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Trailer on Airport Nails Salvadoran Tex-Mex

SalvaTex’s pupusas, my dudes, are nothing short of incredible

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The San Marcos Music Scene Runs Deep

ACL Fest hip-hop headliners Brockhampton might just be the tip of the iceberg from our neighbors south on I-35

BY JEREMY STEINBERGER

Playback: Eviction Notice

World Class Capital locks out Kingdom and Ethics. Could Empire Control Room be next?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Owen Egerton’s Bloody Good Time

Writer/director’s distinctly Austin horror-comedy returns for RTX Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Struggling to Get by in Rome

The pure perfection and modern resonance of Bicycle Thieves lives on

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

Custody

A disturbingly honest portrayal of abuse and divorce

Dark Money

Campaign finance reform as true-life political thriller

Death of a Nation

Dinesh D'Souza, at it again, in another propaganda exercise

Generation Wealth

Greed isn't good. But didn't we know that already?

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Kunis and McKinnon run to Europe, but forget to pack jokes
arts & culture

The Mahogany Project Makes Space for Queer People of Color

The latest performance by the theatre collective embraces joy

BY TREY GUTIERREZ

Snapshot: Hot Summer Nights Band Portraits

Favorites from the summer season’s Free Week

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Zilker Theatre Productions' All Shook Up

Take Elvis at his silliest, mix in Twelfth Night, stir playfully, and you have the latest Zilker Summer Musical

National Geographic: Symphony for Our World

The breathtaking natural history footage combined with live symphonic performance sent a noble message: Save the Earth

"Xavier Schipani: Chasing Desire" at Lora Reynolds Gallery

The artist probes the history and crisis of masculinity by placing beefy men in salacious tangles, exposed and unashamed
columns

Gay Place

Pride Week finally descends on Austin

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Luv Doc: The Judgment of Solomon

Fortunately we have the depraved wisdom of the Old Testament to guide us

BY THE LUV DOC

Day Trips: Tree Sculpture Tour, Galveston

Galveston Tree Sculpture Tour turns lemons into lemonade

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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