March 15, 2019

Volume 38, Number 29

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SXSW 2019 Week Two Preview

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features
news

SXSW 2019

The Cannabis Industry Is a Growth Market at SXSW

New Cannabusiness track reaches new highs

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin

Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: It Ain’t Easy Being Weird

Welcome to Austin – accept our gift of the spirit of change

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Southwest Key CEO Juan Sanchez Steps Down

Embattled CEO/founder departs amid protests, investigations

BY MARY TUMA

Dawnna Dukes Finds Herself on the Wrong Side of the Texas Ethics Commission Again

BY MARY TUMA

Sarah Eckhardt's State of the County Address Features Brags and Worries

The state of Travis County is strong, but challenges remain

BY MICHAEL KING

GOP Speech Bill Sides With Alt-Right Activists

Senate Bill 18 to protect “free expression” from campus provocateurs

BY MARY TUMA

New Study Changes City Council's View of Flood Risk

Puzzling over a variance on Avenue D, and spending the first of the 2018 bond funds

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Laura Press­ley Trolls County Clerk in Real Time

DeBeauvoir wisely declines to take the "election integrity" bait

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: “Born Alive” Bills Filed

National right-wing moral panic over “infanticide” hits Texas

BY MARY TUMA

Lanier High School Staff, Students Skeptical About Renaming

Campus last of six Confederate-name schools to be changed in AISD plan

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

SXSW 2019

40 Restaurants to Try in Downtown Austin

Check off all your food goals without leaving the city center

BY JESSIKA ROTH

A Guide to Getting a Beer During SXSW

Ditch the convention center and check these brewpubs

BY ERIC PUGA

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of March 13, 2019
music

SXSW 2019

16 Punk Rock Bands to Slam Into at SXSW

BY TIM STEGALL

11 EDM Artists to Help You Find the Beat at SXSW

BY CHRISTINA GARCIA

18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music

BY DAN GENTILE

19 Post-Punks to Bounce Around To

BY RACHEL RASCOE

The Best of Asia at SXSW Music

BY DAN GENTILE

13 Jazz Acts to Help You Keep Cool at SXSW

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Top 20 Hip-Hop Artists at SXSW Music

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Nine Must-See Indie Rockers at SXSW

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

14 R&B Acts to Soothe Your SXSW Soul

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

14 Australian Acts to See at SXSW

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Expand Your Mind With These 13 Psychedelic Bands at SXSW

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Nine Metal Bands to Bang Your Head to at SXSW

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

16 Experimentalists to Help You Get Weird at SXSW

BY RICK WEAVER

Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Go South of the Border With These 15 Latinx Acts

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

19 Exceptional Songwriters Showcase Their Craft at SXSW

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Laura Jane Grace Finishes Media Therapy to Concentrate on Music Again

Catching up with the singer, activist, and Against Me! and Devouring Mothers bandleader

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Beastie Boys' Ad-Rock and Mike D Talk Trap, Basketball, Bogus Conspiracies, SXSW, and Their New Book

"We realized that all we do have, before this started and after it ends, is the three of us.”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm

If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

SXSW 2019

Lance Bass Relives an Astounding Fraud in The Boy Band Con

Manufactured pop meets true crime in this documentary about Lou Pearlman

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Maeve Higgins Makes SXSW Ghost Comedy More Than Extra Ordinary

Comedian and podcaster takes on the afterlife

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Can Kitties, Weed, and Votes Save Blockchain?

As the cryptocurrency bubble looks ready to burst, developers and innovators at SXSW see new uses for the underlying tech

BY TOM CHEREDAR

Tracking the Next Big Things at SXSW Gaming

Beyond playtime: where the developers and designers will be at SXSW

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

SXSW Film Reviews

SXSW 2019 Film Awards

All the winners from this year’s jury competitions

Film Reviews

Apollo 11

Astounding documentary takes us back to the first crewed mission to the moon

Birds of Passage

Colombian drama redefines the drug trafficking movie

Made in Abyss: Journey's Dawn

Part one of epic anime quest is a fine first step

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

The original girl detective makes a modern return
arts & culture

Kambui Olujimi Speaks Art to Power in "Zulu Time"

This Brooklyn artist’s solo exhibition at the Blanton shows how those in power make sure the world runs on their watch

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre's Notes From the Field

This production of Anna Deavere Smith's provocative docudrama calls out America's criminal justice system

Co-Lab Projects and Partial Shade's "Soft Opening"

In this one-night event, four works by four artists revealed themselves over time in an empty East Austin lot

"Exquisite Corpse" at Recspec Gallery

Dying is an art; at this gallery, they do it well
columns

Qmmunity: The Future Looks Freeing

Events to queer SX and advocate for LGBTQ equality

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Twilight Epiphany Skyspace, Houston

Light show accents the space between day and night

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Drop Crotch

The difficult conversations we don't have are often the ones that alter the course of our lives

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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