Jan. 4, 2019

news

Central Texas Lawmakers Speak Out About the 86th Legislative Session

Interviews with the team representing 2.1 million Austin metro residents

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: The Gavel Descends

The 86th Texas Legislature: Hoping for the Best ...

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Happy New Year?

Hoping for new starts at each level of government

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

APD Holds Little Back in Dusterhoft Firing

Seedy personal life at center of assistant chief's tumble from heights of police brass

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Guns in 2018: The Carnage Continues

A look at the Gun Violence Archive findings for the year

BY MICHAEL KING

NAKED CITY

Richard Overton Dies At 112

America's oldest man and World War II veteran, died Dec. 27

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Rape Case Audit Faults APD

Shows fewer than one-third were cleared in accordance with federal guidelines

BY SARAH MARLOFF

School Finance: Still Hard

Panel approves recommendations to improve state's outdated school funding system

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

The Grinch That Stole Oak Hill

Texas Department of Transportation releases environmental report on the agency's plans for the intersection of U.S. 290 West and Texas 71

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Planted Brings Vegan Food to Austin's Non-Vegan Spaces

Britty Hamby pushes for access to plant-based cuisine and builds a food community

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Delicious and Nurturing Indian Fare at a South Austin Strip Mall

Asiana Indian Cuisine has something for every palate

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

10 Free Week Acts to Watch This Weekend

Keep an eye out for these musicians in 2019

BY RACHEL RASCOE, LIBBY WEBSTER, RICK WEAVER, DAN GENTILE, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, JEREMY STEINBERGER AND TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: A Tale of Two Red River Fests

Free Week and This Is Austin, Not That Great share Red River

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

The Future May Finally Be Brightening for Texas Film Incentives

The sequel to film rebates?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Your 2019 Guide to Film Festivals in Austin

Mark your calendar for these celebrations of cinema

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AFS Spotlights the Early Work of Support the Girls Director Andrew Bujalski

Three from the heart

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

What’cha Watchin’?

Screens editor Richard Whittaker heads to Canada

Film Reviews

On the Basis of Sex

RBG biopic focuses on a single case, but blurs the details

Second Act

Lean In meets The Secret of My Success in workplace rom-com

Shoplifters

The meaning of family on Japan's social fringes compassionately explored
arts & culture

Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival

Saving Jason Tremblay’s Gretel! The Musical

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: 37th Street Lights

The holidays may be over, but you can catch this iconic stretch of Austin oddballness for a few more days

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Tortoise and Hare

This delightful, inspiring musical teaches us there's more to the story than the amazing race

Sugar, Water, Purple: Can We Kick It? at ColdTowne

This showcase showed how improvisers from disenfranchised groups can provide meaningful support for one another and make damn good improv

"Tammie Rubin: Everything You Ever" at Women & Their Work

This sculptural labyrinth of values casts an epiphytic spell
columns

Qmmunity

A new year to be queer-er

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bryan Museum, Galveston

The story of Texas through rare artifacts

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Small Tweaks

The devil is in the details

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Distracted driving issues

BY LUKE ELLIS AND HALEY HOLT

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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