Jan. 18, 2019

Volume 38, Number 21

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news

Austin’s Least-Loved Landfill May Be Poised to Grow Again

The other ACL: The Austin Community Landfill

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Point Austin: The Definition of Insanity

Waiting for the Legislature to finally do its duty on school finance

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Whole Foods’ 180 on Eastside Redevelopment

“Full-line” store, not now-jettisoned value brand, to take spot at Plaza Saltillo

BY SARAH MARLOFF

New Data and Rules for Dockless Scooters

Open data on 2 million dockless trips, plus new rules for riding on trails

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Village Idiot Alex Jones Must Spill His Secrets

Lawsuits by Sandy Hook families want to look at Infowars’ books

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

With Climate Change Award, Bloomberg Makes It Rain in Austin

Billionaire ex-New York mayor wants to speed up urban carbon reductions

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Dell Medical Is Bringing Health Care to the Homeless

UT school forms a street team

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Richard Overton Gets a Heartfelt Send-off

Austin's oldest man, America's oldest World War II vet laid to rest at Texas State Cemetery

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

¡Dale, Austin FC! MLS Makes It Official

Austin finally is a major league town, with soccer taking the pitch in 2021

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

The Duchess of Palms

Remembering Texas trailblazer Nadine Eckhardt

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Eric Johnson Prevails Over Racist Confederate Plaque

No more Confederate nonsense, Empower Texans gets a pass, and the first-ever LGBTQ Caucus

BY NINA HERNANDEZ, SARAH MARLOFF, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MARY TUMA

food

Sweet Ritual Expands Its Thriving Vegan Ice Cream Location on Airport

Bigger and better from the ground up

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Carpenters Hall Is Smart, Beautiful, and Almost Annoyingly Cool

The restaurant within Carpenter Hotel is a conceptual ode to German, Czech, and Texan cuisines

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Organ Great James Polk Works Wonders Outside the Limelight

We speak with Austin’s esteemed multi-instrumentalist and former arranger for Ray Charles

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: Music Lab Explores Consolidation

Rehearsal space’s Oltorf location posted for sale; Hi, How Are You Day draws the Flaming Lips; and Esme Barrera tribute launches Girls Rock El Paso

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup

After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Start Your Week With Magnolia Mondays

Violet Crown season highlights the indie powerhouse

BY BRITT HAYES

Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, and More Austin Film News

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

A Dog’s Way Home

They're all good doggo adventures, Brent

Glass

M. Night Shyamalan's meta-comic trilogy crashes into Earth with a dull splat

Replicas

What hath science wrought? A dull cloning thriller, that's what.

The Upside

Remake of a true story of an unlikely friendship is the flattest version yet
arts & culture

In Heartland, Playwright Gabriel Jason Dean Makes the War in Afghanistan Personal

Michener Center alumnus' latest drama turns down the volume of war

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Symphony Orchestra's Variation Voyage

ASO’s first concert of 2019 had us hearing all sorts of feels, but Leon Fleisher’s piano also got us thinking

"Dave McClinton: Despite It All" at the Butridge

The digital collagist’s new solo exhibition is peopled with many colors

Last Woman Standing by Amy Gentry

Amy Gentry’s Austin-set second novel is an electric revenge thriller
columns

Qmmunity

Signs of hope in the Capitol

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Woody Guthrie Center, Tulsa, Okla.

Guthrie Center hits a high note

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Square Pegs

You have to allow people the space to build the walls that make them feel safe

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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