April 19, 2019

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With a Possible Update to the Texas Open Meetings Act, Former Council Members Recall Local Scandal

How a misunderstanding changed Austin politics

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin At Large: Stop Me If You’ve Heard This ...

When we perform as public citizens, what do we really want?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Two Steps Forward ...

A year ago, the last CodeNEXT draft was "unworkable." What's changed?

BY NICK BARBARO

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Ken Paxton Puts the Brakes on Federal Inquiry Into Debunked Voter Fraud Claims

A.G. tells Congress to wait in line

BY MARY TUMA

Support Remains for a Travis County Public Defenders' Office

Local judges, community leaders on what needs to happen to create a new office

BY MICHAEL KING

City Council Returns to Land Use Code Conversation

"Everybody is really saying the same thing"

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Death Watch: King Set to Die for James Byrd Lynching

Last-minute appeal seeks new trial as King maintains his innocence

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Community Leaders Remember Akwasi Evans

The passing of Eastside writer and activist will be felt for "a long time"

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD Is Hiring an Equity Officer

The new position will promote educational equity and inclusiveness for the district's 80,000-plus students

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Meat Master Aaron Franklin Talks Steak

Dive into five different cuts cooked five different ways in his new book

BY ROD MACHEN

Premium Pre-Mosquito Season Patio Hang Zones

Sawyer & Co. is full of culinary maximalism

BY EMILY BEYDA

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of April 18, 2019
music

Jamaica Dancehall Legend General Smiley on Pioneering the Art Form and Settling in Central Texas

Austin Reggae Fest standout might as well call Austin home

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival

Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Grupo Fantasma

American Music Vol. VII

Daniel Francis Doyle & the Dreams

Unrecognizable

Townes Van Zandt

Sky Blue

Tia Carrera

Visitors / Early Purple

George Ensle

Home

D.C. Bloom

Pack Up the Moon

David Messier

Time Bomb

Thunderosa

Ride the Snake

Dogs & Diamonds

Last Free Exit
screens

Whurley, Physics, and the Strange Work of Quantum Computing in Austin

Is the world ready to take a quantum leap?

BY TOM CHEREDAR

New French Cinema Week Displays a Nation’s Artistic Resilience

Vive la nouvelle France at AFS Cinema

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Now Streaming in Austin: Dark Side of the Ring

Evan Husney grapples with wrestling's hidden history for Viceland

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Breaking Habits

Documentary on life high in holy orders

The Curse of La Llorona

Latest Conjuring spin-off is a pale imitation of James Wan's original

Hagazussa

Witchcraft and oppression in late-medieval Austria

Hellboy

Hellboy is back, and this time he's R-rated

Her Smell

Elisabeth Moss is a the center of a rock and roll tornado in this heartbreaking ballad of self-destruction

Little Woods

Tessa Thompson takes all the tough choices in a grimy tale of downtrodden life

Master Z: Ip Man Legacy

Latest in the Ip Man series moves away from the Wing Chun legend himself

Penguins

Chilly nature documentary has a cuddly heart that's perfect for young animal lovers

Peterloo

A political massacre loses all urgency in this bloodless period piece

Starfish

The end of the world becomes a powerful, music-driven metaphor for grief, loss, and healing

Teen Spirit

Pop fable never feels like a smash hit

Wild Nights With Emily

Molly Shannon breaks the myth of the staid Emily Dickinson with this vibrant biopic
arts & culture

Vanessa Gonzalez Is Real, Funny, and Real Funny

The former Austin comic lets the audience into her life

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's Copenhagen

In the conversations of this Michael Frayn drama, we learn that history is broken, just like us

Zach Theatre's Matilda the Musical

With its memorable characters and energetic performances, this production connects adults with their inner child

Performa / Dance's Confections

This evening of works, performed outdoors at the Umlauf, mixed art, beauty, and nature in ways that enraptured
columns

Qmmunity: A Well-Deserved Celebration for Cheer Up Charlies

And so many hot events, we can't reco them all!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: The Elissa, Galveston

Tall ship returns as sailing school and museum

BY GERALD MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Not Mellow at All

There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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