April 5, 2019

news

Austin Struggles to Adjust as SB 4 Takes Its Toll on Immigrants

"We are not safer as a community when victims are running away from us rather than coming to us."

BY MARY TUMA

Austin at Large: Beto in the Fast Lane

O'Rourke bounces right back into an adoring, ambivalent Austin

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Changes...

Can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Congress Wants to Look at David Whitley's Books

Investigation to look into Texas' voter list fiasco

BY MARY TUMA

Disappointment After Public Forum on Riverside Mega-Redevelopment

Nobody goes home happy after meeting hits a wall

BY MICHAEL KING

Timeline Set for APD Audit

Review of sex assault cases to kick off this fall

BY SARAH MARLOFF

“Sincere” Bigotry at the Senate

Religious-refusal bill moves to the House

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Council Considers the Convention Center

Plans big and small for the city center

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: One Man Spared, Another Set to Die

Mark Robertson seeks stay due to racist lawyer

BY SARAH MARLOFF

LBJ Summit Returns to “Race in America”

Five years after landmark civil rights event, there's plenty to talk about

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lege Lines: "Texas Plan" Hits Home

School finance heads to the House floor

BY AUSTIN SANDERS, MARY TUMA AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

District Attorney Moore and First Assistant D.A. Montford Lose a Round in Survivors' Suit Drama

Federal judge allows for a possible second lawsuit

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

New Waves at East Seventh Hangout Kinda Tropical

Reopening promises renewed inclusivity, curated menu

BY ALEX DETMAR

South Austin Irish Pub Features Practically Perfect Fish and Chips

Darcy’s Donkey is a welcoming addition to Barton Springs Road's Restaurant Row

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 4, 2019
music

How a Joke on Facebook Became a Punk Album With 17 Covers of the Same Song

Austin punks offer takes on Worm Suicide song "Babies Ruin Bands"

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: Tameca Jones Is Wide Awake

Soul singer Tameca Jones finds clarity with help from the SIMS Foundation, synchronized punk duo Being Dead baptizes a debut EP, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters Hall of Fame: Rank & File's Sundown

Punk drummer/singer Rhys Woodruff of Borzoi shares his love affair with the first cowpunk album

BY RHYS WOODRUFF

Texas Platters

White Denim

Side Effects

the Teeta

Teeta World

Danny Schmidt

Standard Deviation

Quin Galavis

Victim/Nonvictim, Pt. 1

Robert Ellis

Texas Piano Man

Sydney Wright

Seiche

Rebel Flesh

Kill ... With Your Kiss

Shitty Advice

Jump the Shark

Trump Card

Use Your Collusion
screens

Owen Egerton Gets Physical for Mercy Black

Childhood trauma lingers in this Netflix horror

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Josh Frank Writes Himself Into the History of the Marx Bros.

There ain't no sanity clause

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ATX Film News: Award Winners, Toxic Vengeance, and Cheaper Nights at the Drafthouse

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd

Teen film Summer Nights needs your help

BY SAVANNAH J SALAZAR

Film Reviews

Babylon

Four decades later, this gritty and earnest recounting of black British life keeps all its power

The Best of Enemies

Unlikely alliances grow as conversation finds common ground in this historical true-life drama

The Brink

On the road with Steve Bannon as he tries to dismantle the world

Luz

German arthouse possession drama can't conjure up fear or questions

Pet Sematary

Latest Stephen King adaptation is a pretty good horror film, but nothing more

The Public

Emilio Estevez directs and stars in this social drama about who gets to use public spaces

Shazam!

DC finally gets to the heart of why we love superheroes

The Wind

Madness and jealousy on the American Great Plains

Woman at War

Saving the world, one wry laugh at a time in this Icelandic eco-comedy
arts & culture

Author, Poet, and Podcast Host Carrie Fountain Isn’t Trying to Trick You

The 2019 Texas Poet Laureate talks shop as she receives two Texas honors

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Penfold Theatre's Crime and Punishment

In this stage adaptation of Dostoevsky's novel, a fascinating glimpse into the more twisted corners of the human mind

Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing by Robert A. Caro

The author of The Path to Power shares the methods and motivations he employs while producing his award-winning biographies

Shooting Lessons by Lenny Kleinfeld

Kleinfeld's newest Chicago-based crime thriller takes the safety off
columns

Qmmunity: Less Space, More Hate

Plus events to queer tech and fundraiser for QueerBomb's 10th anniversary

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Hotel Faust

Sleep in Comfort

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Real-Life Swipe Right

There is a difference between being likable and having a neurotic need to be liked

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Do I need a fishing license if I never catch anything?

BY LUKE ELLIS AND MARK GOLDBERG

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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