Sept. 6, 2019

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Wheatsville's Frustrated Employees Call for Change

Mismanagement and toxic working conditions remain entrenched in the co-op’s culture

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Public Notice: Everything in Its Place

Contemplating “urbanism”

BY NICK BARBARO

Austin at Large: Digital Spills in the Silicon Hills

On Austin’s – and our own – awkward relationship with tech

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

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Texas Democrats Request Special Session on Guns

Legislators in five cities press Gov. Abbott

BY MICHAEL KING

AISD Cops Take Union Head's Phone After Sex Ed Kerfuffle

Investigation stems from incident at contentious meeting

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Still Seeking Next Steps on Camping Policy and Homelessness

Council to flesh out next steps in coming weeks

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Texas' Latest Pro-Gun Laws Kick In

Never let it be said that Texas lawmakers have done nothing to respond to mass shootings

BY MICHAEL KING

Council, Community Urge APD to Halt Marijuana Arrests

Activists claim strategy unfairly impacts minorities, wastes resources

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Death Watch: Mark Soliz Hopes One Stay Leads to Another

Death row inmate argues fetal alcohol spectrum disorder renders him unfit for execution

BY SARAH MARLOFF

$291 Million Plan to Provide Health Care for Travis County Residents

Central Health's budget to serve nearly 200,000 residents

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

$20 Million State Grant Comes Through for Indigent Defense

Texas Indigent Defense Commission approves four-year grant to create public defender’s office

BY MICHAEL KING

food

A Story of Twin Sisters, Austin Real Estate, and Salad Dressing

SASS (Season All Stuff Sauce) forced to start over after their rent increased 350%

BY ROXY BONAFONT

Decadence With a Price at Arlo Grey at the Line Hotel

Impeccable attention to detail at the lakeside restaurant

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of September 5, 2019
music

The Class Conscious Honky-Tonk of Croy & the Boys

Corey Baum’s crew nails the zeitgeist of 2019 Austin

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Punk’s Not White at Black & Brown Fest

Austin punks of color shine at radical San Antonio collective’s second year, Mutual Feelings evolves on their own terms, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Jimmie Vaughan

Baby, Please Come Home

Spoon

Everything Hits at Once: The Best of Spoon

Jordan Moser

Long Night
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LOCAL VIDEO GAME REVIEWS

Genre Mashup Remnant: From the Ashes Gets the Recipe Right

Gunfire Games hits a bull's-eye with its new action RPG

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Rooster Teeth's Vicious Circle Could Use an Expansion

"Uncooperative shooter" is fun, but off to a slow start

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Getting in the Groove With Overpass

Driving rhythm game is perfect for beginners and experts alike

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Blue Collar Movie Making at Austin Revolution Film Festival

Beyond the micro-budget celebration of the true indies returns

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

Film Reviews

Aquarela

Incredible documentary is a song of the power of water

Before You Know It

Theatre family gets more drama than they expected in this sweet tragicomedy

Dauntless: The Battle of Midway

World War II airborne drama is more about rescue than combat

It Chapter Two

Back to Derry as the Losers Club takes on Pennywise again

Night Hunter

Henry Cavill heads to Canada to hunt down a serial killer

Official Secrets

True story of a whistleblower who saw the lies behind the Iraq War

Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour 2019

The fest's best shorts are a diverse treat

Tigers Are Not Afraid

Supernatural horrors are less terrifying than real life in this Mexican fable
arts & culture

"Sanctum" Explores Ancestral Memories in Our DNA

Alyssa Taylor Wendt and five other artists look at inherited memory in this group show at Big Medium

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Theatre en Bloc's Dance Nation

This production of Clare Barron's play invokes the experience of puberty for girls, in all its allure and terror

Archive Theater Company's Cyrano de Bergerac

Jennifer Rose Davis' new staging immerses audiences in 19th-century France, taking them on an epic journey that's equally humorous and heartfelt

"Kate Breakey: Ornithology" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery

Where late the sweet birds sang, where now resides the egg and eye
columns

Qmmunity: The Gay Gene

Plus events, cyber babes, and local queerlebrity book release!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Rock Art

If these walls could talk

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Buried Alive

Making metaphorical mountains out of metaphorical molehills

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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