March 29, 2019

news

Music, Spirituality, and Social Justice Meet at New Story Festival

Three-day mash-up offers holistic approach to change

BY ROBYN ROSS

Point Austin: Whoop, Whoop, Hooray!

When legislators sneeze, Texans catch colds – or worse

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Moving the Discussion

It’s all about land use, even when it’s about transportation

BY NICK BARBARO

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NAKED CITY

Abbott Finally Appoints SOAH Chief

Kristofer Monson tapped as the state's new Chief Administrative Law Judge

BY MICHAEL KING

Capital Metro Breaks Ground Next Week on New Downtown Station

New station – ETA spring 2021 – envisioned as “public gathering space and mobility hub”

Council: Can Social Impact Investing End Homelessness?

Catching up with the dais as they bet on success

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD Board Finally Renames Lanier High

School board renames campus for former student, fallen veteran Juan Navarro

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Commissioners Court Candidates Get Early Start on Democratic Primary

In Western Travis, it's almost 2020

BY MICHAEL KING

Lege Lines: Dem Lawmakers Boycott Anti-Abortion Bill Hearing

Brass ovaries vs. HB 16, and other battle lines drawn at the Capitol

BY MICHAEL KING, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MARY TUMA

Religious Refusal Bill Prepped to Grant Texans License to Discriminate

"Sincerely held" nonsense at the Senate

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Feasting on Filipino Flavors at Be More Pacific

Former food truck combines Southeast Asian tastes for a fun and approachable experience

BY JESSI CAPE

Trill Taqueria Highlights Vegetables and Makes the Artisanal Accessible

Expect surprising choices and bold tacos at this Eastside food truck

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of March 28, 2019
music

Patty Griffin on Her Battle With Breast Cancer and New Album

Local songwriter rises through the fire

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation

Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Austin Filmmaker David Blue Garcia Goes Back to the Border for Tejano

Guns, drugs, and laughs in this microbudget thriller

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: "Angus and the Boys"

Austin crime short shows the power of manipulation

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How to Make Films in Georgetown

GTX Film Fest & Conference highlights filmmakers young and old

BY SHALAVÉ CAWLEY

Film Reviews

The Aftermath

Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård are stuck inside of Hamburg with the Casablanca blues

The Beach Bum

Fear and loathing in Florida with Korine and Matthew McConaughey

Dumbo

Another Disney live-action remake, but this one has a little magic

The Field Guide to Evil

Folk horror anthology has intriguing international scares

Hotel Mumbai

True-life terrorism and heroism in the 2008 Mumbai attacks

The Hummingbird Project

Who knew you could tell a character story about laying fiber-optic cable?

Mercy Black

Viral horror faces the reality of childhood crimes

More Than Blue

Grab a double-size box of tissues for this Taiwanese tearjerker

Slut in a Good Way

Charming sex-positive teen comedy is good old shameless fun

Transit

A contemporary retelling of life in occupied France has chilling modern resonances

Unplanned

The God's Not Dead team go after reproductive rights
arts & culture

Ballet Austin's Grimm Tales Gets Brutally Frank

Stephen Mills and company embody an artist’s fabulous vision

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Snapshot: Rodeo Austin

It’s not all bucking broncs and fried food on a stick. Photographer David Brendan Hall goes under the rope to explore the inner workings of the rodeo.

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Salvage Vanguard Theater’s Antigonick

This production gives an ancient tale a fresh look and feel while retaining its tragic power

Different Stages' The Book Club Play

This production captures both the cringeworthy humor and drama of its characters in a mockumentary for the stage

"Denise M. Fulton and Sam Yeates: A Shared Vision" at Davis Gallery

We got your signs and signifiers right here, mon ami – and that's just lagniappe
columns

Qmmunity: Celebrating Trans Lives

Trans Day of Visibility and more queer events

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Nueces County Courthouse, Corpus Christi

Historic courthouse escapes wrecking ball for now

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Hick Barney

Is President Trump's brain the same size as that of a stegosaurus?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

Pro soccer is back!

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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