Nov. 8, 2019

Volume 39, Number 10

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Best of Austin 2019

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features

Best of Austin 2019

news

Point Austin: The Morning After

What voters said about taxes, city and county plans, and dogs

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Travis County & City of Austin Election 2019: Final Results

City propositions go down; Expo Center wins voters’ hearts

BY MICHAEL KING AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

NAKED CITY

Death Watch: Lawmakers Ask for Rodney Reed Reprieve

Texas House Criminal Justice Reform Caucus joins celebrities, activists asking to stay the Nov. 20 execution

BY BRANT BINGAMON

APD Unveils New Interview Rooms For Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

The next step in improving sexual assault investigations in Austin?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austinites Without Homes Find Themselves Pushed Out of Sight

Turns out those with and without shelter both want to be safe

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Death Watch: No Chaplain Needed Now in Murphy Case

Texas Seven member faces execution on Nov. 13 for a second time

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Report: Austin Leads State in Reproductive Freedom

But best-in-Texas ranking highlights what still needs to be done

BY MARY TUMA

AISD Delays Plans to Close Eight Schools

Advocates push to save Pease, Brooke

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Pour One Out for the Beto-Castro-Meter

Beto bows out gracefully while Castro hunkers down

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of November 7, 2019
music

LEVITATION 2019

Levitation Profile: Lingua Ignota

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Levitation Profile: John Cale

Founding member of Velvet Underground finds kindred spirits at psych festival

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Levitation Profile: Flipper

San Francisco noise punks bring chaos to the festival

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Plan Your Psychedelic Weekend With These Levitation Picks

Nearly two-dozen choices ranging from the Flaming Lips to Elephant Stone

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Levitation Album Reviews

Stonefield

Bent

Brutus

Nest

Nots

3

Black Mountain

Destroyer

Warish

Down in Flames

Tim Presley's White Fence

I Have to Feed Larry's Hawk

Coathangers

The Devil You Know

Ioanna Gika

Thalassa

Chelsea Wolfe

Birth of Violence

Allah-Las

LAHS

Dallas Acid

The Spiral Arm
screens

From the Fonz to Gene Cousineau: Henry Winkler's Career of Fearless Reinvention

The man who defined cool on the changing demands of acting, being an icon, and the joy of fly fishing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Joe Bob Briggs Teaches the History of Redneck Cinema

The original hillbilly deluxe

BY MARC SAVLOV

Now Streaming in Austin: RT Extra Life

Rooster Teeth's streaming charity marathon show aims to raise a million for sick kids

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Acceleration

Inept action flick marks the end of any possible Lundgrenaissance

Cyrano, My Love

The true (possibly) tale behind the writing of the French classic

Doctor Sleep

Back to the cinematic hallowed ground of the Overlook Hotel

The Irishman

Scorsese's filmmaking excellence can't mask a flawed retreading of mob history

Last Christmas

This is a movie inspired by a Wham! song, and you know what? It works.

Midway

Roland Emmerich goes all guns blazing recreating the pivotal sea battle

Playing With Fire

There's no spark in this joke-free firefighters-versus-kids flop
arts & culture

Arts Reviews

Heartland Theatre Collective's The Vineyard

The reasons to see this staging of Nicole Oglesby's new drama are the thorny questions it leaves you to answer

The Survivors/Los Sobrevivientes at Texas State University

Katie Bender's drama takes us inside the Alamo for the rare treatment of that story as something intimate, with feeling more than action

"Demons & Devils" at Recspec Gallery

Because we could all use a little more aesthetic exorcising, couldn't we?
columns

Qmmunity: Help Support Queer and Trans Students

Plus all-queer theater and queer archive rejects

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Best of Texas

Five best roadside attractions around Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Love Is Blind

When you make a presentation you should have some visual aids

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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