Oct. 5, 2018

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 38, Number 6

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ACL Music Fest 2018 Week One Preview

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news

Congressional Crossroads

Profiles of Austin’s six congressional campaigns

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Affordable Housing & the Promised Land

Proposition A and Austin's affordability predicament

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Show and Tell

Civic leaders have big plans for your future

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Will Voters Give Soccer the Boot?

IndyAustin kicks off anti-stadium petition drive

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Abbott Tips the Scales in 3rd Court Judicial Race

Need help getting elected? Just get appointed.

BY MICHAEL KING

Onyeri Gets Life in Prison

Maximum sentence after attempted murder of judge

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Would You Like to Swap a Vowel?

City Council gets into its A-E-I-O-Us

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CodeNEXT Gets an Autopsy Report

Planner offers a post-mortem on failed code revision

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Election Ticker: Almost Deadline Time

The latest news from the November 2018 campaign trail

BY MICHAEL KING AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

More Off-the-Air Static at KUT

Overtime pay cut angers station's already demoralized staff

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

ROT Rally On! Heat Wave Saved!

Travis County agrees to let biker, car events use the Expo Center

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD: Back to Basics

A vision for the district, and renaming Confederate schools

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

The Lens on Juan Sanchez

Southwest Key CEO defends himself at Texas Tribune Festival

BY MARY TUMA

Police Proverbs

APD's new community brand, same old contract issues

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Segundo Awaits 5th Circuit

Death row inmate scheduled for execution Oct. 10

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

ACL Fest 2018

AC Food Fight: Tacos at ACL

Handheld food won’t interrupt the dance party

BY JESSI CAPE

ACL Eats Vendor List 2018

Le Bleu Perfects the Vietnamese-Austin Mash-Up

This North Austin bánh mì shop keeps the focus on flavor

BY JESSI CAPE

Awakened Bean Delivers Coffee, Vegan Donuts, and Positive Vibes

Local roaster infuses its treats with consciousness

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Food Events

music

ACL Fest 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

Handicapping ACL's first Friday plus a handful of locals

ACL Fest Interview: Big Thief

Brooklyn folk rockers in the Friday interview spotlight

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

First Friday ACL Fest platters

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

Handicapping ACL’s first Saturday plus a handful of locals

ACL Fest Interview: Durand Jones & the Indications

Soul quintet blesses the fest

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

ACL Fest Interview: Curtis Harding

Atlanta soul raconteur stays true to the song

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

ACL Fest Interview: Japanese Breakfast

Shoegaze-infused indie rockers find inspiration in food and memory

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

First Saturday ACL Fest platters

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

Handicapping ACL's initial Sabbath plus a handful of locals

ACL Fest Interview: Amber Mark

Glossy jazz with shades of Sade

BY CLARA WANG

ACL Fest Interview: Khruangbin

Houston trio transforms rare grooves into a trance-inducing tapestry

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

ACL Fest Interview: The Revolution

Backing band honors the legacy of the Purple One

BY TIM STEGALL

ACL Fest Interview: Shakey Graves

Native Austinite looks to schmooze his inspirations at ACL

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

First Sunday ACL Fest platters

Pick a Headliner: Paul McCartney vs. Metallica

We break down each act's stats so you can make an informed decision

BY TIM STEGALL

ACL Late Night Shows

Local and national acts hit the clubs

BY JEREMY STEINBERGER

Molly Burch Finds the Love in Pop

Singer/songwriter puts the guitar down for the follow-up to her acclaimed debut

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Playback: Everyone Keeps Asking Me for ACL Fest Passes

Here's why ...

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Austin Filmmakers’ Waking Nightmares

They're just making a movie. What could possibly go wrong?

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

What’cha Watchin’?

Editor Kim Jones programs hifalutin Shakespeare and the highly gross mortifications of the pubescent body

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Bisbee ’17

A dark piece of American history exposed through theatre

Colette

Famous French author underserved by prosaic biopic

Heavy Trip

Scandinavian black metal comedy plays a familiar tune well

Hell Fest

Murder at the amusement park, but this time it's horror themed

Knuckleball

Southern Gothic in in the Canadian heartland

Monsters and Men

Racism drama never matches its powerhouse opening sequence

The Old Man & the Gun

Robert Redford has rarely shone more than in this true-crime tale

Shine

Salsa-dancing siblings fight over gentrification

A Star Is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga headline this remake of a remake of a remake

22 July

Horrific Norwegian terrorist attack dissected a little too cleanly to be moving
arts & culture

From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen

Sarah Bird's historical novel tells one woman's unique tale of freedom

BY MARISA CHARPENTIER

Snapshot: ACL Fest Poster Artist Michael W. Hall

How hopping freight trains inspired the Smithville painter

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Once

This musical disarms the cynicism of our age with the sweet story of a guy and a girl who bond over music

En Route Productions' *some humans were harmed in the making of this show

CB Goodman's play is memorable for its exuberant satire, but an abrupt hairpin turn toward the serious makes the show even more memorable

"Shawn Camp: Equivocation" at Northern-Southern

In this three-part installation, the artist plays with light to creates work that is atmospheric and at times beautifully comtemplative
columns

Qmmunity

On making space and the return of two favorites

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas

Jefferson's Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Depravity of a Gruntle

Dragging someone out of black hole is never easy

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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