June 21, 2019

Volume 38, Number 43

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news

Austin Contemplates How to Make I-35 Suck Less

The past, present, and future of the man-made barrier through the heart of our town

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: “The Time to Act Is Now”

Lloyd Doggett on the need to begin impeachment proceedings

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

No Pride Flags Flying in Williamson County

WilCo commissioners deny request to fly both LGBTQ and POW flags at county buildings

BY SARAH MARLOFF

East Austin Planned Parenthood Safe ... For Now

New state law shouldn’t impact East Seventh clinic

BY MARY TUMA

Trump's Mass Deportation Threat: Austin Responds

Mayor Adler: "We will take steps to mobilize community partners and resources"

BY MICHAEL KING

City Speeds Up Rape Kit Review

New contracts will expedite the process to clear rape kit backlog

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Roe v. Wade Conversation With Wendy Davis and the Attorneys Who Argued the Landmark Case

Sarah Weddington and Linda Coffee on abortion rights today

BY MEGAN MENCHACA

AISD Board of Trustees Approves $1.6 Billion Budget for 2019-2020

Lege gives AISD a one-year budget breather

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

A Year After Austin's Passage of the Freedom Cities Policies, Activists Urge APD to Do Better

Organizations applaud headway made, but say there's more work to be done

BY MARY TUMA

Council Plows Through Marathon Agenda

They've got 191 Items to go before decamping for summer break

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Protesters Descend On Leander Family Pride Event

LGBTQ activists and allies turn out to support attendees

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Toll Anti-Choice Laws Have on Real Lives

UT researcher interviewed 603 women about the barriers facing abortion care in Texas

BY MARY TUMA

An Intro to Our Beto-meter and Castro-meter

We'll be checking in with Texas' presidential candidates to see if their star is on the rise or fall

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Perfectly Barked Barbecue and Unlimited Hush Puppies at the Switch

The restaurant just off Highway 290 also serves up phenomenal peach cobbler

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin’s Food and Ag Lab: Keeping Your Meals Safe

Local ACC-backed start-up fights the good fight for food safety and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 20, 2019
music

Black Pumas Bring Down the Hammer Behind Powerhouse Singer Eric Burton

The frontman might not admit it, but he's a professional

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: School’s Out for Dayglow

Nineteen-year-old Sloan Struble leaves UT for the bedroom-pop big leagues, while two new area record stores make their debuts

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Austin-Travis County EMS Saves Real Lives on First Responders Live

Why are local emer­gency medical services on Fox's popular TV show?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Film News: From A(nimation) to Z(ombies)

Production updates from around town and just beyond city limits

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Life Reconstructed in Noir Classic The Killers

A death in New Jersey

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

Now Streaming in Austin: Flay

Austin horror escapes the courts and creeps onto VOD

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Echo in the Canyon

History of the Laurel Canyon folk-rock scene gets lost in its own winding paths

Funan

French animation gives translucent life to a family history of surviving the Khmer Rouge

The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil

A taste of Eighties-style buddy-cop action-comedy hits all the right faces

Ghost Light

The curse of Macbeth is given effervescent life

Papi Chulo

A heartwarming story of the messiness of friendship between the unlikeliest of pals

Pavarotti

Ron Howard's documentary shows the great tenor in all his humanity

This One's for the Ladies

Documentary following Newark’s Nasty Boyz is only skin deep

Toy Story 4

Fourth verse, first as the first, second, third as the adventures of Woody and Buzz continue
arts & culture

The Satire's Still Timely in Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's Iolanthe

And the topsy-turvy team's show delivers a fanciful fairy tale, to boot

BY M. BRIANNA STALLINGS

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's The Book of Will

Playwright Lauren Gunderson shows how the Bard’s works came to be collected in a story of devotion and loss

An Evening With Chlane at ColdTowne Theater

In a light, enjoyable sketch show, comic couple Chloe and Lane Ingram show the cost to intimacy with just one person over others

Rub a Duck at Blue Genie

These are the kinds of movements that will make everyone moist
columns

Qmmunity: Let the Haters Eat Cake

Plus, beer that gives back, storytelling for Stonewall, and more LGBTQ events

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Big Bend Fossil Discovery Center

Discover Big Bend National Park’s fossilized past at new center

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Pause the Game

The Luv Doc loves a good metaphor

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Previewing the knockout bracket

Round of 16 matchups now set; U.S. to play Monday

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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