Feb. 15, 2019

news

On the Edges of Gentrification, Planning a Different East Riverside Drive

City’s declared goals for the corridor and those of private developers do not necessarily coincide

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: “Show Us Your Papers”

The Whitley fiasco and the persistence of voter suppression

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Another Non-Revolting Development

Planning should always be this easy

BY NICK BARBARO

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Travis County Sheriff Apologizes for Embarrassing Internal Video

“Motivational” video re-creates galley slave scene from Ben-Hur

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

More Community Feedback on Renaming Reagan High

Northeast Austin school will drop all connections to Confederate postmaster general

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Murchison Middle School Principal Resigns Following Arrest of Two Students for Murder

The two minors are accused of fatally stabbing an Anderson High School student

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

State LGBTQ Chambers Form First-of-Its-Kind Alliance

The new Texas LGBT Chambers of Commerce will represent Austin, Greater Houston, North Texas, and San Antonio

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Council: Child Care “Scandal” Highlights City’s Own Failures

CMs also mull fate of APL’s Recycled Reads

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Four Suspects Charged in Brutal Assault on Gay Couple

Austin police are investigating the case as a potential hate crime

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Fire Chief Goes Easy on Accused Harasser

Wrist-slap for captain’s rude, sexist “horseplay”

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

City: More Affordable Housing Everywhere

Neighborhood Housing and Community Development draft goals to increase inventory for low- and moderate-income households

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD Trustees Push Back on Campus Closure Plan

“When we start messing with people’s schools, we start messing with their communities”

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Lege Lines: Full-Day Pre-K Tops School Wish List

Bipartisan support emerges for plan to fund full-day pre-kindergarten

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, MICHAEL KING, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MARY TUMA

food

Himalaya Kosheli and Fat Dragon Spice Up Spicewood Springs

Nepalese fare and Asian fusion revitalize North Austin shopping center

BY JESSI CAPE

Eating Bugs Is the Future of Sustainable Farming?

Austin entomophagy advocates bring the crispy, crunchy taste of crickets to the masses

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 14, 2019
music

Don’t Stop Believing: Moving Panoramas’ Leslie Sisson Overcomes the Trauma That Birthed In Two

Sophomore LP spins a sequel to the shoegazers’ extraordinary journey

BY LESLIE SISSON

Faster Than Sound: Multidimensional Production Team Musically Reimagines Fantastic Planet

Lifted Traces rescores classic films, Harlem re-emerges locally with Oh Boy, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap

After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Editorial intern Savannah J. Salazar joins the Resistance

BY SAVANNAH J SALAZAR

Getting Gleefully Inappropriate in Call Me Brother

Christina Parrish stars in the locally produced, subversive rom-com

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Alita: Battle Angel

The manga heroine comes to motion capture life

Arctic

Mads Mikkelsen follows in the wilderness steps of Jack London

Cold Pursuit

Liam Neeson is Mr. Plow ... with a vengeance

Donnybrook

Backwoods crime drama with a social conscience is gruelingly bleak

Happy Death Day 2U

Comedy-horror sequel is less Halloween, more Groundhog Day

Isn’t It Romantic

Another entry in the bizarre "head trauma leads to female empowerment" rom-com genre

What Men Want

Because we needed a remake of What Women Want, apparently
arts & culture

Austin Playwright-Performer Provides a New Kind of Documentation in (Un)Documents

In an award-winning solo show, Jesús I. Valles sits down, alone with family

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin’s OUTsider Queer Transmedia Fest Turns Five

Fest arrives with local recognition and international reach

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Snapshot: Far East Fest, Austin's Asian Food Festival

Chilly temps couldn’t keep 2,900 foodies away

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Filigree Theatre's When We Were Young and Unafraid

Sarah Treem's drama revisits a time not that long ago when American women were controlled

"Randall Reid: Past and Present" at Davis Gallery

The man who reassembles the past's artifacts has his own past's artifacts assembled for all to see
columns

Qmmunity: Love, Lust, and the Pursuit of Queerness

Lez Prom, OUTsider Fest, and more queer'd events

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Presidio San Saba, Menard

Spanish fort tells the story of a lost settlement

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Lucky You

How can someone who has experienced such wealth and plenitude ever hope to live a life free of tortured conscience?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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