Nov. 16, 2018

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Volume 38, Number 12

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news

Formerly Homeless Find Good Neighbors at Community First! Village

A week’s stay at Austin’s most talked about neighborhood

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Beside the Point: When You Assume ...

Yep, we're the assholes here

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Public Notice: How Small Is a Small Area?

Out of the ruins of CodeNEXT and into the next round of city planning drama... CodeWHAT?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Chas Moore

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

SBOE Gets Schooled on Women

State Board of Education reverses decision to remove Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller from curriculum

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Bills, Bills, Bills ... and Bonnen!

Nearly 400 bills filed already for the 86th Texas Legislature

BY MARY TUMA

A Plan for Pease Park’s Future

New master plan includes phase one redesign and upgrade of park's southernmost 13 acres

BY MICHAEL KING

Revisiting the Railroad Killer

Local journo Alex Hannaford’s Dead Man Talking podcast investigates the case against a man on death row

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Van Boven Heads Back to Court

Texas Medical Board still won't wipe exonerated doctor's record clean

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Back to Work!

Police, Fire, Water top a slim agenda post-election, pre-Thanksgiving

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Sex Education Update: Respect, Consent, Responsibility

AISD gathers feedback on potential changes to Human Sexuality and Responsibility curriculum

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest

Association to cast ballot between incumbent Tony Marquardt or challenger Selena Xie

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Rape Kit Backlog Cleared: Now What?

Advocates still uncertain of what’s being done with the results

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Why Did KUT-FM Muzzle Its Watchdog?

Austin’s NPR affiliate publishes, then removes two investigative stories detailing a troubled newsroom culture

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Sends Signals on Future Budget Cuts

School closures and the redrawing of school boundaries eyed as potential ways to address $29 million deficit

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Community, Policing

City, police union, activists arrive at compromise with new four-year contract

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

More Drama for Dusterhoft

Complaint alleges APD commander procured drugs

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

Top 15 Austin Breweries

Our semiannual power ranking of local brewhouses

BY ERIC PUGA

Discada Honors Tradition and Celebrates Border Food

Keep the menu simple and the flavors complex

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Tomar Williams Hones Four Decades of Soul

Breakout of his family band, the performer seizes on his pop, soul, R&B, and hip-hop successes and failures in Tomar & the FCs

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Playback: 2018-19 Austin Music Poll Ballot

Kevin Curtin votes in the only election that matters, and you can too

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking

Hannah Fidell travels The Long Dumb Road

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

My Obsession: Norma Jean & Marilyn

How HBO’s Monroe biopic highlighted the need for #MeToo

BY BRITT HAYES

Magic Lantern Shines a Light on British Christmas Ghost Stories

Hang with the spirits of Christmas past

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Austin filmmakers need your crowdfunding help

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

The Coen brothers head West, but it's a bumpy ride

Cam

Online sex worker drama massages authenticity into techno-thriller

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‎

Fewer beasts, but a much better story, make this sequel magical

Instant Family

Adoption comedy is rocky but charming

The Long Dumb Road

The road may be dumb, but at least it's fun

Monrovia, Indiana

Frederick Wiseman's passive observation gets mired in rural life

Widows

Viola Davis leads an efficient heist that rarely blows the doors off
arts & culture

Fabulous Realism at Atelier Dojo's Art Gym

Artists are ready to school you in their new studio at Canopy

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Snapshot: East Austin Studio Tour

E.A.S.T. artists explain the intention in their art

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Capital T Theatre's The Hunchback Variations and ...Faustus

The company's pairing of two Mickle Maher one-acts gets lit about art in a sublime way

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Men on Boats

With a diverse cast of women playing white men exploring the Grand Canyon, this show recasts history to show guys who just don't get it

MASS Gallery's "Staycation: thresholds"

The gallery's first exhibit in its new home invites viewers into the private self and into the stretching of one's limits
columns

Day Trips: Fort Lancaster

West Texas frontier fort has a story to tell

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Oops!

Qmmunity

Remembering, honoring, and celebrating queers

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Luv Doc: More Than Just Friends

Life is not a Merchant Ivory Production

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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