Aug. 9, 2019

Volume 38, Number 50

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news

The History of the LGBTQ Movement in Austin

From Stonewall to today, how Pride has progressed in our city

BY BETH SULLIVAN AND SARAH MARLOFF

Austin at Large: You Can’t Take Our Sons Away

On gun violence, white supremacy, misogyny, and fatherhood

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: The Wrong Way, The Right Way

ALEC, APA two associations with different responses to our challenging times

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Council Looks at Homelessness, Climate Change, and Gun Violence

Post-summer Council hits the dais running with 149-Item agenda

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Don’t Book ’em, Danno: DPS Backs Off on Pot Busts

State troopers take cite-and-release stance amid continued hemp-law fallout

BY KEVIN CURTIN

“Historic” Spending on Homelessness in New City Budget

FY 2020 plan calls for maximum tax rate to beat revenue caps

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Finally, Riverside Rezoning Case Arrives at Council

Massive southeast side project comes ashore

BY MICHAEL KING

“Texodus” From D.C. Raises Dems’ Expectations

Vulnerable GOP incumbents bail on 2020 congressional races

BY MICHAEL KING

Bonnenghazi! Drama Reigns in the Texas House

Did the speaker give his hard-right enemy a political target list?

BY MARY TUMA

NAKED CITY

AISD Slows Down “School Changes” Train

Release, review of draft scenarios pushed back one month

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Conservative Political Group ALEC Is Coming to Town

Corporate lobby group hosts mid-August legislative confab

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Frozen Desserts on the Face of the Sun

Where to find Austin's coolest, sweetest treats

BY JESSIKA ROTH

@GayTrashCleanupCrew Helps Save Austin Green Spaces

Whole Foods millennial and partner inspire Instagrammers to pick up trash

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

French Picnic Fare at Épicerie at the Contemporary

The menu at Laguna Gloria pairs delightfully with a stroll through the sculpture gardens

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of August 8, 2019
music

How a Collaboration Between Roky Erickson and Doug Sahm Became Part of the Blueprint for Punk Rock

Chapter one of the Austin Punk Chronicles concludes with two local legends setting the stage for a global music revolution

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: 10 Days of Gun Violence on Red River

Police step up presence in the Red River Cultural District as merchants’ association pushes for city improvements following three separate shootings in 10 days

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Cherubs

Immaculada High

Willie Nelson

Ride Me Back Home

Mike & the Moonpies

Cheap Silver & Solid Country Gold

Jesse Dayton

Mixtape Vol. 1

Calliope Musicals

Color / Sweat

Dayglow

Fuzzybrain

Pataphysics

The Future of Synth-Rock
screens

Bill Paxton’s Lost Film Ties Together UT, Bob Fosse, and William S. Burroughs

Cut up, chopped and screwed: The long path to Taking Tiger Mountain Revisited

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Babadook Director Sings a Song of History With The Nightingale

Jennifer Kent honors a commitment to the Aboriginal people of Australia

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Vulcan Video Gives Back to the Community with Taps and Tapes

The local movie rental store is preserving our shared VHS (and DVD and Blu-ray) heritage

BY SAM RUSSEK

One in a Crowd: "Citizen"

Help a new Austin-made reproductive rights doc get to screens

BY MARY TUMA

Film Reviews

The Art of Racing in the Rain

They're all good philosophizing puppers, Brent

Brian Banks

The true story of a high schooler falsely imprisoned

The Nightingale

Jennifer Kent's follow-up to The Babadook is a true historical horror

Pasolini

Minds meet as Abel Ferrara explores the final hours of the Italian maverick

The Peanut Butter Falcon

This modern Huck Finn may not innovate, but you can't deny its heart

Them That Follow

Snake-handling drama quietly eviscerates that whole "thoughts and prayers" deal
arts & culture

Arts Reviews

“Jeffrey Gibson: This Is the Day” at the Blanton

The artist explores his indigenous roots and American identity in this solo exhibition

Zilker Theatre Productions’ The Little Mermaid

Dynamite vocals and grand visuals overcome the musical’s narrative weaknesses to satisfy audiences nostalgic for Disney’s classic

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

The McElroys’ hit RPG podcast-turned-comic earns its exclamation mark
columns

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History

Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

A geological wonderland in the desert

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Problems That Don’t Actually Exist

Certain girls are really hot

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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