July 12, 2019

Volume 38, Number 46

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news

The Roosevelt Room Stands Its Ground in a New Downtown

How the right lease negotiations kept the Fifth Street bar in business

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Austin At Large: Say Farewell to Greg Guernsey

An exit interview with Austin’s longtime planning chief

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Total Garbage

Good news and bad news about your waste stream

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Austin Partners With Corporations to Solve Mobility Problems

The City:One Challenge "puts residents at the center of the mobility conversation"

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Reps Outraged at "Inhumane" and "Dystopian" Conditions at Border

Willful neglect of human rights fuel funding effort

BY MARY TUMA

Texas Legal Services Center's Assertion of Rights Work Gives a Voice to Victims

Advocates stand up for victims' rights

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Erin Martinson’s Entry Heats Up D.A. Primary Race

Lawyer, victim advocate to challenge incumbent Margaret Moore

BY MICHAEL KING

Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana Effectively Decriminalized in Travis County

Texas decriminalizes “hemp,” chaos ensues

BY KEVIN CURTIN

State Rep. Bucy Hosts Town Hall on Schools, Border Crisis

Freshman legislator praises bipartisan support for “Texas values”

BY MEGAN MENCHACA

$406M ACC Budget Increases Pay Across the Board

College employees receive 3% raise, hourly workers bumped to $15 an hour

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

UT Austin Offers Free Tuition to Low Income Families

Incoming Longhorns to receive more financial aid thanks to oil revenues

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Drinks Issue 2019

Austin’s Mexican-Style Lagers Are Coming in Hot

Livin' la vida lager

BY ERIC PUGA

Canned Cocktails Swoop in to Save the Must-Have-a-Mixed-Drink Day

No bartender? No problem.

BY MELANIE HAUPT AND JESSI CAPE

Local Wine Experts Rank 48 Canned Wines Available in Austin

Good wine comes in cans, too

BY TOM THORNTON

Four Flavors of Local Kombucha That Come in Cans

Chill with a can of Greenbelt Kombucha's fermented tea

BY JESSI CAPE

Introducing Sparkling Sake to Austin

Texas Sake Company crafts newly canned sake, some CBD-infused

BY JESSIKA ROTH

Our 2019 Guide to Central Texas Breweries

A comprehensive list of places to grab a craft beer in and around Austin

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of July 11, 2019
music

Faster Than Sound: Willie and a Movie

The Red Headed Stranger rides again at Luck Cinema's kickoff, thriving Austin rapper Ladi Earth can't be categorized, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

The Legend Becomes Fact in New Wyatt Earp Documentary

New documentary And With Him Came the West explores the truth behind Hollywood's Wyatt Earp

BY SAM RUSSEK

One in a Crowd: “Monica and Me”

Short film about being “the other woman” needs your crowdfunding support

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Art of Self-Defense

Jesse Eisenberg excels as the mouse that roars in this karate black comedy

In the Aisles

Love – platonic and romantic – among the groceries

Oh! Baby

It’s 13 Going on 30, but 24 Going on 70

Sound! Euphonium: The Movie – Our Promise: A Brand New Day

Beloved anime franchise adds new phrasing to its familiar tune

Stuber

Buddy cop action-comedy isn’t making many friends

Summer Night

Barhopping slice of life about facing up to adulthood is Linklater-lite

Trespassers

Home invasion shocker is best at its most sadistic

The White Storm 2: Drug Lords

Drugs, guns, and violence on the streets of Hong Kong

Wild Rose

Jessie Buckley roars in this outlaw country tale (only the country is Scotland)
arts & culture

Uncorking the Story to the True Crime/Comedy Podcast Wine & Crime

Amanda Jacobson pairs vino reviews with different varietals of lawbreaking

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Immortal Longings at Zach Theatre

In this new play by Terrence McNally, Diaghilev and Nijinsky seek revolution and godhood in the 20th century

Fishbowl at ColdTowne Theater

In Stephanie Thoreson’s one-woman show, a gallery of awkward characters show us that it’s okay to be pathetic if you laugh about it later

An Accidental Cuban

Joan Moran’s up-to-the-minute page-turner exposes the dark and gritty side of Cuba with schemes full of treachery, double-dealing, and murder
columns

Qmmunity: The Science of Queers

Plus events to make and celebrate queer history

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Toilet Seat Museum

Toilet seat art collection relocates to The Colony

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Ex-Shtupping Girlfriends

Sometimes friends will let you down – sometimes in really big ways

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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