Sept. 28, 2018

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 38, Number 5

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news

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival

Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

You’re So Gonna Vote!

Voter registration deadline is Oct. 9

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Disorder in the Court … of Appeals

Triana/Toth race raising unusual political dust

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Beto O’Rourke

What would you say if Ted Cruz likened you to Bernie Sanders?

NAKED CITY

County Approves Budget That Allocates for New Jail

$6.6 million going toward facility preconstruction

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

UT Investigates Sexual Misconduct Claims Against Sen. Charles Schwertner

State senator accused of lewd texting to grad student

BY MARY TUMA

Teens Seeking Judicial Bypass Abortion in Texas Shamed

New study finds court process functions as “form of punishment”

BY MARY TUMA

Ashely "Flashe" Gordon Needs Your Help

Former Green Party co-chair diagnosed with a brain tumor

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Conflicts of Interest at City Hall

Give and take, everywhere you look

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Election Ticker: Endorse-a-Rama

You gotta support somebody

BY MICHAEL KING, CHASE HOFFBERGER AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Glenn Scott Fought for Her Life, and Yours

A comrade in arms

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Sendero’s Path Forward

Community health plan gets one-year budget reprieve

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD: Get With the Times

Modernizing the district in more ways than one

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Consolidate the Prosecutors

District attorney, county attorney propose path for prosecutorial revamp

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Bus Stops and Court Benches

On immigration in McAllen

BY MARTÍN STEINHAGEN

food

Seeking Out Sardines

In which we visit a pair of prime dining spots for the tiny savories

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Good Restaurant for an Awkward Conversation?

A place to say the things and eat the meatloaf

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Make Some Noise for Native Rhymesayer Kydd Jones

With growing national buzz, why isn’t Austin paying attention?

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback – Lords of the Dance: TC Superstar

TC Superstar promotes body movement, Dallas Acid get blissed with Laraaji, a black metal binge, and Trouble in the Streets breaks rules

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Glorietta

Glorietta

Nakia

Blues Grifter

Gina Chavez

Lightbeam

Alejandro Escovedo

The Crossing

Horne + Holt

Wires

Western Youth

Western Youth

Borzoi

A Prayer for War

Otis Wilkins

Strangest Place

Nobody's Girl

Waterline

Mike Schoenfeld

Little Feet
screens

In Production: An Austin Love Letter to L.A.

Anna Margaret Hollyman on taking her vows as Sister Aimee

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

In Production: Something Evil at Brackenridge Hospital

Wrestler-turned-actor Dustin Runnels getting bloody for Scare Package

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Taiwanese Cinema Exposes a Secret History

A rare screening of Hou Hsiao-hsien's masterpiece A City of Sadness

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

One in a Crowd

Black comedy Duncan needs your crowdfunding help

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Film Reviews

Hold the Dark

Humanity's animal instincts exposed in the Alaskan wilderness

Kusama: Infinity

The colorful world of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama

Little Women

The Louisa May Alcott classic charmlessly updated

Night School

Kevin Hart goes back to school. Sadly, not comedy school.

Science Fair

The future is as bright as these charming science kids

The Sisters Brothers

A murderers’ row of great actors in this contract killer Western comedy

Smallfoot

Furry animated antics as yetis find proof: Humans exist!
arts & culture

Jennifer Higdon, American Voice

One of this nation's most acclaimed and active composers, on our rich melting pot of music

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: SAGE Studio’s Fall Show

Eastside gallery space gives artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities a place to shine

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's Confessions of a Mexpatriate

Raul Garza's solo show tells us that finding your true self in another country isn't easy

Blue Lapis Light's Belonging, Part One

The work's dancers, whether on the ground or sailing through the air, were beacons of human hope and empathy

"Matt Rebholz and Rachel Wolfson Smith: We Can See Through Time" at ICOSA

Drawings in red and blue ink, intended to be viewed through 3-D glasses, pull the viewer in to landscapes that make the familiar look alien
columns

Qmmunity

Gender Unbound: bigger and better than ever

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Round Rock Honey

Take a sweet trip to the land of golden sauce

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: The Morning Grump

Part of being a monster is lacking the self-awareness that you are a monster

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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