May 31, 2019

news

Looking Back at the Good and Bad of the 86th Texas Legislature

Sine dead!

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Tear It Down and Start Again

Convention Center reboot gives us a second crack at change

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Mayor Adler on How the 86th Legislature Will Affect Austin

“Something’s going to have to give. It’s real.”

BY MICHAEL KING

Travis County D.A. Kicks Off Reelection Bid

Margaret Moore says Travis County can be both “safe and progressive”

BY MICHAEL KING

City Council to Continue Considering Scooters in August

With basic rules in place, regulatory framework remains undecided

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Moves on Convention Center Plans

The 24-page resolution brings together many of the moving parts from last summer’s “Downtown Puzzle”

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

What Makes Wine 100% Texan

Texas lawmakers debate state grapes

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Two Wildly Different Indian Food Spots With Lighter Options

G'raj Mahal and Taj Palace offer their own spin on summer-friendly fare

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of May 30, 2019
music

At the Intersection of Appalachia and Experimental Folk Broods Little Mazarn

Otherworldly duo pulls attention through mesmeric, emotionally charged minimalism

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Swimming Upstream With Christelle Bofale’s Fluid Indie Rock

Heritage and heartbreak coalesce into a sea of emotion

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Faster Than Sound: The Fable Trilogy, Briscoe Center's "Greatest Hits," and Beerland Sold

Rare local reissues from Jazzman Records, the Briscoe Center’s Music Collections presents its “Greatest Hits,” and – has Beerland been sold?

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

AFS DOC DAYS

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Brings the Legend’s Legacy to AFS Doc Days

Biographical documentary captures the transformational jazz genius

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

AFS Grant Winner Over the Rainbow Explores Scientology Beyond the Drama

Finding empathy where there is none

BY BRITT HAYES

Cold Case Hammarskjöld Uncovers a Crime Too Terrible to Stay Buried

An assassination to hide an atrocity

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Nosferatu Festival Celebrates the Original Cinematic Vampire

Get in on the nights of the living dead

BY MARC SAVLOV

One in a Crowd: Vulcan Video Needs Your Help

Keep the tapes rolling at Austin's VHS and DVD institution

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

All Is True

"Who is it that can tell me who I am?" Not this Shakespeare biopic.

Brightburn

What if Superman, but bad?

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Who will win this epic new battle royal as Godzilla faces King Ghidorah?

Ma

Octavia Spencer subverts expectations and racist tropes in this fun horror

Nothing Stays the Same: The Story of the Saxon Pub

How a South Austin listening room survived, and what we can learn about preserving culture

The Souvenir

Joanna Hogg's dreamlike memoir of love and loss in 1980s London
arts & culture

A New Generation Brings Heloise Gold's "Bird Dream Dances" to Life

Taking wing with the bird dances Gold has been making for 40 years

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

"Heidi Pitre: Southern Peculiar" at the Butridge Gallery

In this solo exhibition, the South will rise again – not unlike a sort of puckish zombie made of cultural memories and witchy girlparts

"Heidi Pitre: A Permanent Record" at Elisabet Ney Museum

The artist's finely drawn illustrations on used library cards link viewers to books and libraries in ways both nostalgic and intimate
columns

Qmmunity: Summer of Pride Is Here

Kicking off Stonewall’s 50th anniversary with QueerBomb, Black Pride, and more

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Palmilla Golf Club, Port A

Hit the links at the beach

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: The Fur Garden

What could be more masculine than crawling out of a dumpster?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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