July 5, 2019

Volume 38, Number 45

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news

The Austin Women Dispelling Stigma and Moving Mental Health Issues Forward

From Sheriff Sally Hernandez to state Rep. Celia Israel, local women are changing the conversation

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: The Victory of Tom DeLay

With redistricting ruling, SCOTUS says it’s OK to cheat to win

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Rodney Reed Loses Latest Appeals

Longtime death row inmate will challenge the court's ruling

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Paxton Thinks Abortion Providers Get a "Pass" in Court

A.G. urges SCOTUS to make it harder for providers to fight anti-choice laws

BY MARY TUMA

Council Readies for New Budget Realities

Members might reconsider economic incentive packages

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Council Votes to Protect Mobile Home Residents

Nine mobile home parks rezoned for MH residential use

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

New Information in Roxanne Paltauf Disappearance

Phone records may provide clue in 2006 case

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Beto, Castro Come to Town

2020 Texans throw shade as rivalry heats up

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

State Board of Education Brings a New Anti-Sex Circus to Town

Anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, and creationism advocates to help revise Texas public schools’ sex education

BY MARY TUMA

District Court Candidates Announce Dem Primary Candidacies

Here come the judges ...

BY MICHAEL KING

food

25 Restaurants to Help You Eat Your Way Around the Domain in Austin

Sips, bites, sweets, and other food options from around the globe

BY THE FOOD STAFF

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of July 3, 2019
music

Soul Stunner Miss Lavelle White Turns 39 (or So)

“I had a hard life, but it channeled into the music”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Music Advocates Say Convention Center Expansion Key to Unlocking City Funds

Can the commercial music industry finally get a cut of the HOT action? Also: City protects venue employees from receiving sound citations and Austin rapper Hella Sketchy dies of overdose.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis

Beautiful Lie

Teenage Cavegirl

Candy Cigarettes

Hector Ward & the Big Time

Smile Into Life

Gary Nicholson, Whitey Johnson

The Great Divide, More Days Like This

Destroyer of Light

Mors Aeterna

Pinkish Black

Concept Unification
screens

Rooster Teeth Pumps up the Volume With New Podcasts at RTX Austin

The media giant adds some fodder for your headphones

BY KATELYN LANDRY

The Illustrated World at AFS Cinema's New Season of Animation

There’s more to animation than Disney and Miyazaki

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: RTX For Austinites

A new way to get a taste of Rooster Teeth's annual convention

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Midsommar

Ari Aster’s folk-horror excursion to Scandinavia never sees the forest for the trees

Spider-Man: Far From Home

Everyone's favorite web-slinger returns for a new era of Marvel

Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

A rare journey behind the words of America's poet laureate
arts & culture

What Happened to Bonnie and Clyde's Missing Gun?

In which we hear the report of a gun and a secret is revealed

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's Death Tax

This production of Lucas Hnath's play questions who really pays when the Reaper comes calling – and before

"Mathieu Grenier: Expanded Nomenclature" at grayDUCK Gallery

In his first solo show in Austin, this Montreal photographer blurs language and lines
columns

Qmmunity: Queertopia

And queer events to take you there

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Texas Prison Museum

Slammer school in Huntsville

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Crap Taste

The sweet deliverance of blissful apathy

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Finals Edition

Women's World Cup down to the Final Four

BY NICK BARBARO

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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