Sept. 21, 2018

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 38, Number 4

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Issue Supplement

Austin Museum Day

ON THE COVER:
news

How to Jail the Poor

Travis County tries to fix its Driving While License Invalid issue

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Dark Money, Sunlight, and Political Soccer Games

Shadowy funding works its way into Austin campaigns

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: “Uprooted”

New gentrification study asks city to "think big and act boldly"

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Brian Manley

Police chief speaks out against recent attacks on local Muslim community

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault

Local man behind 3D printed gun debate allegedly paid for sex with minor

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

City Arts Funding Tempest

Unexpected Cultural Contracts cuts cause concern

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Riverside Development in Crosshairs of Activist Troupe

Defend our old domainz

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Drops Lawsuit Against Firefighter

Firefighter who contracted cancer won’t be challenged on workers comp ruling

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

So Long Sendero Health Plans?

Nonprofit health insurer could be phased out by close of 2019

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Council: Back in the Groove

Budget done, Council trudges on

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Election Ticker: Masters of Disasters

T-minus 46 days until you vote

BY NINA HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL KING, CHASE HOFFBERGER AND MARY TUMA

State Board of Education Tries to Rewrite History

A sharpie to your textbook

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As Long As There's a Plan

Council, "people" co-exist on effort to create affordable housing

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death Watch: Double Dose

Two executions in Huntsville next week

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Hate Crime at Austin Mosque?

APD investigating three incidents at North Austin Muslim Community Center

BY MARY TUMA

Liability Claim Filed Against Lakeway Hospital

Rawney McVaney's story continues

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Crescent at North Lamar and Airport Now Offers Unique Asian Dining Options

Long-ignored strip mall gets a makeover

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Events

music

Will Courtney Summons Seventies L.A.

The rootsy popsmith takes the production reins in a West Austin duplex

BY GREG BEETS

Playback – Typecast: David Yow & Brett Bradford

Scratch Acid and the Jesus Lizard in their new roles, plus a Twin Peaks themed concert

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters Hall of Fame

Pop polymath Mobley extols Solange

BY MOBLEY

First Concert: Steve Wertheimer

Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul owner revisits Dazed & Confused
screens

FANTASTIC FEST 2018 PREVIEW

Faith and Fear at Fantastic Fest

Action director Gareth Evans returns to Wales for the chilling Apostle

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fantastic Fest Film Depicts Militias With a Hair Trigger

When rugged individualism goes wrong in The Standoff at Sparrow Creek

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Subverting Expectations at Fantastic Fest With Ladyworld

Female-fronted film prepares for a #MeToo backlash

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Five Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest

2018 is the year of the woman

BY JENNY NULF

Five More Films Not to Miss at Fantastic Fest

Wildernesses, Lovecraft, and Joss Whedon Alumni

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

The Future Was in Toronto

Toronto International Film Festival showcased the fall's big films

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Film Reviews

Assassination Nation

Dark satire lets social media tear us apart

Fahrenheit 11/9

Michael Moore takes on the Trump years

The House With a Clock in Its Walls

Eli Roth swaps gore for delightful childlike Gothic wonder

I Think We're Alone Now

Dinklage and Fanning find dry humor at the end of the world

Life Itself

Maudlin multigenerational drama thinks it's profound (spoiler: it's not)

Lizzie

Lizzie Borden's murders awkwardly rebuilt as a #metoo metaphor

Love, Gilda

The SNL original in all her shining joy

The Song of Sway Lake

Period family drama is evocative, if sometimes lacking in clarity
arts & culture

Fast Forward Austin Does Compute

New-music champions science the shit out of its upcoming concert with The Difference Engine

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Austin Discovery School’s Garden Work Day

Teaching kids empathy, one plant at a time

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's Monroe

In Lisa B. Thompson's tender drama, young African-Americans work out where they belong in the world

Miró Quartet at Bates Recital Hall

The ensemble's opening concert for its 15th season as UT's Faculty-Quartet-in-Residence was uplifting in a number of ways

"Ann Wood: Quick and Quiet" at Big Medium

The artist's solo show is like a large-scale, experiential temporary memorial, with fake flowers rotting in a gloomy exuberance
columns

Qmmunity

Voting while queer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: San Felipe de Austin Historic Site

Original Texas capital returns through new museum

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Graceful Exit

Leaving someone pretty much implies you have something more important to do

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Celebrating 30 years

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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