June 7, 2019

Volume 38, Number 41

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news

As Tax Protests Begin, Travis Central Appraisal District Catches Heat

The causes and effects of the ongoing TCAD controversy

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Point Austin: Another Year of the Gun

As the carnage continues, the Legislature shrugs again

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Travis Flats Affordable Housing Complex Breaks Ground

122 apartments soon to be available for low-income residents

BY LILLI HIME

Ken Paxton Sues San Antonio for Cockblocking Chick-fil-A

Attorney general keeps choking the chicken

BY MARY TUMA

David Whitley Back in Abbott’s Office With Promotion, Raise

Disgraced former secretary of state keeps failing upward

BY MARY TUMA

Texas Department of Transportation to Eliminate Traffic Deaths by 2050?

Texas envisions safer roads

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Decriminalizing Homelessness at City Council

No sit/no lie, no more

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

More Survivors Willing to Join Sexual Assault Class Action

Attorneys for the survivors’ lawsuit presented to Public Safety Commission Monday

BY SARAH MARLOFF

How the Revenue Cap "Reform" Will Affect Austin and Travis County

Senate Bill 2, explained

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

With Session Over, AISD to Wrap Up Budget

Employee compensation still at issue in upcoming spending plan

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Eight of Our Favorite Summertime Fruit Beers in Austin

Core-cooling beer options to counter rising temperatures

BY ERIC PUGA

CBD Companies Find Practical Uses for Marijuana Compounds

Canvas 1839’s scientist and Willie’s Remedy explain cannabis molecules

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 6, 2019
music

Reliving Roky Erickson: July 15, 1947-May 31, 2019

Creature with the Atom Brain

BY KEVIN CURTIN

AUSTIN TERROR FEST

Church of Misery's Doom-Boogie Bounces Back From a Mutiny

The serial killer-obsessed fourpiece comes to Austin Terror Fest

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Windhand Frontwoman Dorthia Cottrell Haunts the Austin Terror Fest

Feeling comfortable covering Townes Van Zandt

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Progressive Black Metallurgists Panopticon Cast Dark Folk Into the Mix

Austin Lunn and his Blaze Foley tattoo come to Austin Terror Fest

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

French Black Gaze Band Alcest Explores Past Lives at Austin Terror Fest

“Religious people are sure about what they believe, whereas spiritual people never know”

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Reunited Chicago Extremists Indian Try to Top Their Swan Song

Austin Terror Fest welcomes reignited doom quartet

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

14 Austin Terror Fest Picks

The best metal for brave ears

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Austin Terror Fest Album Reviews

Seven platters spanning the spectrum of extremity

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

screens

ATX TELEVISION FESTIVAL

Veronica Mars, All Grown Up at the ATX Television Fest

Series creator Rob Thomas explains why the cult show has to change

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Livin’ la Queer Latinx Vida

The convention-busting writers' room of Starz' drama comes to ATX Television Festival

BY BETH SULLIVAN

ATX Television Fest Heads to Letterkenny

"You were talking with your pals the other day ..."

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How Did How Did This Get Made? Get Made?

Paul Scheer brings his live movie podcast to Austin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: "The Outfit"

Yen Tan's political comedy "The Outfit" asks if the clothes make the man

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Dark Phoenix

The X-Men finally leave the silver screen with a story they already told

Halston

Documentary about the life of the master couturier and milliner should have learned his lessons about simplicity and elegance

Late Night

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling spark and bond in this timely and charming media satire

Rocketman

Can this biopic of Elton John be as spectacular as the man himself?

The Secret Life of Pets 2

The cute critters return, but breaking the pack up means no one has as much fun

The Tomorrow Man

Lithgow and Danner give a charming edge to this predictable doomsday prepper meet-cute

Too Late to Die Young

The pains of adolescence laid sweetly bare in this Chilean period piece
arts & culture

Terrence McNally Knows About Lasting Impact

About to open a new play at Zach Theatre, the Tony Award-winning playwright talks about what endures

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

City Theatre's Parallel Lives: The Kathy and Mo Show

Two great performances drive this production, but the feminist comedy feels stuck in the Eighties

Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company's Everything! Everything! Everything!

The achievement of this new work is that it lives up to its name, including all that is remarkable about KDHDC

"Likesness" at Northern-Southern

In this group exhibition, people who depict people are the luckiest people in the world
columns

Qmmunity: Austin Sparkles With Black Pride

ABP's fourth annual Pride Weekend, dykes you should know, and more events for your Summer of Pride

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Avery Island, La.

Take a cool tour of a hot sauce factory

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Your Annoying Boyfriend

You should never ignore patterns

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

2019 Women’s World Cup: Everything you need to know

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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