Aug. 31, 2018

Volume 38, Number 1

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features

Back to School 2018

Austin Events 2018

Longhorns Football Preview

Will talent beget success?

BY JEREMY STEINBERGER

Introducing Austin's Pre-Gaming Beers of 2018

Some suds to keep your tailgate up to date

BY ERIC PUGA

Queers on Campus

Your back-to-school guide for a gay ol' time

BY BETH SULLIVAN

news

What Follows Five Years of Failure at Mendez Middle School?

Making the grade

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Point Austin: Hard Times at the Statesman

The new owners start cutting, and the bleeding begins

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Calendar Turns

Happy anniversary, and here's a card ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Debbie Hiott

Austin American-Statesman's editor on her decision to leave the paper

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Paxton: Lethal Injection Forever

A.G. joins amicus brief in opposition to Missouri man's request for death by lethal gas

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Supremes Reject Ballot Lawsuits

Court denies requests that Council rewrite proposition language

BY MICHAEL KING

A New Pro-Choice Leader at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas

Aimee Arrambide takes over advocacy group

BY MARY TUMA

Defense Distributed ... by Mail

Cody Wilson has a workaround for judge's order

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Sick Leave in Limbo

The waiting room

BY MARY TUMA

Council: It’s Never Over

Bag bans, budgets, and Southwest Key

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

A Medication-Assisted Therapy to Treat Opioid Abuse

Sponsors unveil new partnership at CommUnityCare clinic

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Medical Marijuana Advocates Look to 2019 Lege for Program Improvements

Barriers in a budding industry

BY MARY TUMA

Election Ticker

Gotta endorse somebody

BY MICHAEL KING, CHASE HOFFBERGER, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MARY TUMA

food

The Oral History of ABGB

Pils to wake, pils to sleep

BY ERIC PUGA

Austin Coffee Shops for Morning, Noon, and Night

Our favorite purveyors of caffeine for getting back to the grind

BY R.T. FRANK

Food Events

music

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop

Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America

BY CLARA WANG

Playback: That’s the Breaks

In studio with Confucius and Fresh, hosts of KUTX’s first ever hip-hop specialty show

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Capital City Black Film Festival Returns With New Voices

After a forced hiatus, stronger than ever

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Horror Short Brings Supernatural Rage to Slavery's Story

Capital City Black Film Festival's "Swing Low"

BY CHARLIE NEDDO

The Touchdowns That Changed Texas

Civil rights and sports mix in Breaking Down Barriers: The C.R. Roberts Story

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

The Cruz vs. O'Rourke Senate Race Explored in Run Like the Devil

Meet the men behind the campaigns

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Help fund a new production company in Austin

BY CHARLIE NEDDO

Film Reviews

Blood Fest

Comedy-horror provides plenty of GIF-able gags

The Bookshop

British period literary drama is pretty weak tea

Juliet, Naked

Nick Hornby adaptation debunks the myth of authenticity

Kin

Gritty sci-fi road trip has teen appeal

The Little Stranger

A very British ghost story takes unexpected turns

Madeline's Madeline

Memoir of War

WWII literary adaptation lacks the novel's spark and insight

Mr. Fish: Cartooning From the Deep End

Documentary explores the dying art of controversial editorial cartoons

Operation Finale

Nazi hunting history may be accurate, but lacks tension or gravity

Paper Boy

Indian story of romance across class divides

Searching

Innovative thriller keeps the tension on the small screen

Ya Veremos

Mexican rom-com puts family first
arts & culture

Fallout Theater Says Fuck This Week

The improv alchemists of this weekly show turn the crap in your life into comedy gold

BY M. BRIANNA STALLINGS

Snapshot: Haircuts for Homeless

How barber Roger Lopez and a small group of dedicated volunteers pay it forward

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Aztlan Dance Company's The Enchilada Western: Texas Deep Fried

In the troupe's latest choreodramas, dancing desperados persisted and partied

"The Indigo Show" at Recspec Gallery

This group show is appealing for the ways in which it showcases this most intense, moody, serene, and opulent of all the blues
columns

Gay Place

The end of summer, in name only

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Snake Farm, New Braunfels

Snake Farm, just sounds nasty, but is a lot of fun

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Hungry Cat

The kind of maddening paradox that makes you question the existence of a loving and benevolent creator

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

Austin FC it is.

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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