Oct. 12, 2018

Photo by Shelley Hiam

Volume 38, Number 7

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ACL Music Fest 2018 Week Two Preview

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news

City Slickers

How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Climate Change Awareness Month

From the Islands and the IPCC comes the latest urgent warning

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Damn the Torpedoes ...

Full speed astern at Planning Commission

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Bill Bunch

Save Our Springs Alliance executive director gets it a little twisted

NAKED CITY

Does the U.S. Pastor Council Have a Right to Discriminate?

Houston-based group files federal suit

BY MARY TUMA

Allan, Fulmore No More

School district's effort to rename Confederate schools continues

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Finding a New Fire Chief

Search to replace Rhoda Mae Kerr trudges on

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Mulling D.A./C.A. Merger

Discussion to blend district attorney and county attorney into one office continues this week

BY MICHAEL KING

To Expand or Not to Expand

That is the question

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

City Housing Blueprint: Making New Plans

Life beyond CodeNEXT

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Arts Funding: The Resolution

Council approves 2019 funding, ponders next move

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Election Ticker: Travis Turning Out

Voter registration deadlines come and gone

BY MARY TUMA, AUSTIN SANDERS, MICHAEL KING AND NINA HERNANDEZ

Buck Wood on Dark Money

Campaign finance lawyer rejects Prop K claims

BY MICHAEL KING

On the Trustee Trail

AISD, ACC candidates talk money, equity

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Plan B Against “Justice” Mike Toth

Austin attorney challenges candidate's qualifications

BY MICHAEL KING

Jason Dusterhoft: Bad Apple

APD vet in trouble again

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

A Public Defender's Office in Travis County?

Commissioners to consider concept of split system

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Michael Galvan Wants to Go to Trial ... Quickly

Cold case suspect says put up or shut up to District Attorney's Office

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

ACL Fest 2018

AC Food Fight: Desserts at ACL

Sweet treats are naturally occurring mood boosters

BY JESSI CAPE

ACL Eats Vendor List 2018

Driftwood's Vista Brewing Offers a Peek at Tradition

Food, brews, and more on 21 acres of high-end architecture and folksy ambience

BY ERIC PUGA

The Best of Oktoberfest

Seven local picks for celebrating pretzels, brats, and beer

BY EMILY BEYDA

ICYMI: The Tavern

An Austin O.G. gets a menu makeover and retains its paranormal presence

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

ACL Fest 2018

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

TGIF picks for Zilker Park

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

ACL platters to spin on the TGIF of ACL's second weekend

Friday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview

Weekend one headliner recap to stoke your second weekend of ACL Fest

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

Saturday, in the park, I don't think it was the Fourth of July

ACL Fest Interview: Charley Crockett

Local country-soul man samples his wares on the BMI stage

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Penultimate platters for ACL Fest 2018

Saturday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview

Revisit ACL's first weekend to get a jump on the second

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Picks

Saturday handicapping for ACL Fest weekend two

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Five final ACL platters for 2018

Sunday ACL Fest 2018 First Weekend Recap / Second Weekend Preview

Last Sunday's highlights inform ACL Fest's final day

Tom Gimbel Takes Austin City Limits Global

Sky’s the limit for the ACL brand

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: ACL Fest Spoilers

As ACL’s second weekend dawns, here are the most unforgettable moments from week one

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Puns, Pigs, and Puppets in Austin Web Series Buckle Up

Ridesharin' dirty with writer Andy Silverman

BY DAN GENTILE

Passion Project

Jim Cummings is supercharging self-distribution with Thunder Road

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ATX Film News

Emmys, gen:LOCK cast, plus a good omen for film incentives

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

After Everything

SXSW comedy Shotgun returns with new title

All About Nina

Mary Elizabeth Winstead excels as a comic in freefall

Bad Times at the El Royale

Neo-noir hijinks gets away with being style over substance

First Man

Gosling and Chazelle's moon man biopic soars

Free Solo

Staggering mountaineering achievement mixes vertigo with wonder

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Slappy returns in this perfectly timed sequel

Gosnell: The Trial Of America's Biggest Serial Killer

Anti-choice propaganda dressed as true crime drama

The Hate U Give

Astounding adaptation of YA novel critiques race in modern America

I Am Not a Witch

Documentary-like drama explores West Africa's witch camps

Kinky

The pains of being rich and into bondage

The Samuel Project

A family story untold unlocks art and new bonds

Thunder Road

SXSW award winner is a captivating study of a mess of a man

Venom

Spider-Man's nemesis gets a spin-off without web-head
arts & culture

Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos

Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada

BY TREY GUTIERREZ

Arts Reviews

Prima Doñas' LatiNacional: tu casa es mi casa

The improv troupe behind Latinauts gives 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a makeover like the country has never seen

“Ana Esteve Llorens: Correspondence” at Las Cruxes

The textiles in this solo show map a negotiation between the weaver and her surroundings, a lattice charting stretch and slack over time

Suicide Club: A Novel About Living by Rachel Heng

This debut novel about a future in which people can live forever is a bittersweet yet life-affirming story of eternity versus death
columns

Qmmunity

On self-care, Halloween month, and getting the queer vote out

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Stella Mare RV Resort, Galveston

Pair of beach houses offer an island retreat

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Hot Mom

Austin has more Peter Pans than just about any city this side of San Francisco

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Halloween mischief – is pumpkin smashing or toilet papering legal?

BY LUKE ELLIS AND MARK GOLDBERG

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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