Sept. 20, 2019

Volume 39, Number 3

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news

Democrats and Their Campaign Teams Train Up to Turn Texas Blue

The Texas Democratic Party focuses on flipping the state as early as 2020

BY ROXY BONAFONT

Austin at Large: The Oldest Story in Town

Will Austin ISD's "School Changes" be our last chance to learn our lesson?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Think Global

Act local: Flooding and more

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Gun Activist Cody Wilson Gets Probation in Sex Case

The man behind 3D-printed guns takes plea deal after high-profile arrest

BY ROXY BONAFONT

Grassroots Leadership Sues to See Contract Between ICE and CoreCivic

The organization hopes to shine light on ICE and the T. Don Hutto facility

BY BRANT BINGAMON

City Council Aims to Calibrate Camping Rules

Three-phased approach reflects growing consensus on dais

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Travis County District Attorney Moore and Her First Assistant Sued

Sexual assault survivor alleges the D.A.'s Office lied to undermine her

BY SARAH MARLOFF

APD Weed Arrests Decline, but Racial Disparities Remain

Of the 86 people jailed, 41 were Hispanic, 31 were African American, and 14 were Caucasian

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Death Watch: Failures at Trial Anchor Last-Chance Appeal for Sparks

If SCOTUS does not act, Sparks will be the third man executed in Texas this month

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Former Council Member Don Zimmerman Sues to Travel Back in Time

Suit alleges new abortion support funding would violate Pre-Roe state law

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Five Ways YOU Can Fight Climate Change

Yes, you can do things to help the planet

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Vegan Magazine Founder Summer Burton Talks Reason and Queso

Former Buzzfeed exec and Texas native is obsessed with animals

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 19, 2019
music

Parisian Chanteuse Lou Rebecca Is the Complete Pop Package

Personas, dance, fashion, and Holodeck-ian synth transform into the electro crooner

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Faster Than Sound: 523 Thompson Sticks Around

DIY venue co-runners recap a year ahead of Vans event, Rev. Merrill Wade ends the Soul of a Musician Series, and Hi, How Are You Project announces Daniel Johnston tribute

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Paul Cauthen

Room 41

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Darkness Falls on the Edge of Time

The Texas Horns

Get Here Quick

The Ugly Beats

Stars Align

Midland

Let It Roll

Roger Wallace

Live at the White Horse
screens

FANTASTIC FEST 2019

How Fantastic Fest Is Shaping the Genre Film Scene

Fifteen years in and still fantastic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Fantastic Fest Asks "Who Is Wrinkles the Clown?"

And why do we want him to scare us?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Scream, Queen! and the Legacy of the “Gay” Nightmare on Elm Street

Fantastic Fest's monster in the closet

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Death, Grief, and Buddhism in Fantastic Fest’s The Long Walk

Laotian cinema pioneer Mattie Do's patiently ponderous tale

BY JENNY NULF

Fast Color Is the Superhero Movie We Really Need

Actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw is a beacon to behold

BY JENNY NULF

What’cha Watchin’?

Editorial Intern Charlie Mangan hangs with hit men and heavy hitters

BY CHARLIE MANGAN

Film Reviews

Ad Astra

Brad Pitt deals with a case of the space ... madness!

American Dreamer

Jim Gaffigan shows a flair for darkness, but this rideshare thriller stays in neutral

Desolation Center

Before corporate fests, Desolation Center blew the Mojave apart

Downton Abbey

The beloved Masterpiece series makes a royal return

Edie

Sheila Hancock braves the elements in a tale of defeating old age

The Goldfinch

Donna Tartt's metaphorical novel gets an award-season adaptation

Hustlers

True crime drama gets an A-list female empowerment sheen

Running With the Devil

Nicolas Cage's Cook goes into the coke business

Villains

Delicious black comedy finds bad guys in a battle of the generations

The Wedding Year

Can too much romance kill the mood?
arts & culture

Paper Chairs Makes Theatre With a Little Lone Star Surregionalism

The Texas premiere of Will Arbery’s Plano play knows place like home

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Shrewd Productions' Jump

In Charly Evon Simpson's drama, characters caught in the dark currents of grief and depression seek a way through

"Andy Coolquitt: Pinto Beans" at Bale Creek Allen Gallery

The artist's solo show is a public display of well-organized chaos, a sculptural nirvana of randomness and resourcefulness

“Valerie Fowler: The Story of the Deer in the Road”

Wonderfully painted memories of where the wild (and even-toed ungulate) things are
columns

Qmmunity: 2020 Hopefuls Tackle Queer Rights Convo

Gender Unbound, AIDS Walk with Big Freedia, Butch Queen, and more

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Sitting Bull Falls, New Mexico

Hidden recreation area in the mountains

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Taste for Ballin'

20-inch blades on the Impala

BY 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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