Dec. 13, 2019

features

Your Guide to Charitable Giving

How to donate to local nonprofits
news

City Hall Ready for Liftoff on New Land Use Rules

It's as easy as flood protection, affordability, parking, transition zones ...

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: And Unto Us, a Code Is Born

A decade’s worth of groaning begets the promise of a new city

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Speed 2, Trust 0

AISD board, City Council give up on consensus-building

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

AISD Equity Report Hits Home Hard

Was the School Changes process doomed from its inception from an equity perspective?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Council Dives Deep Into Racism at APD, Land Use

Busy week isn’t over yet, with development code hearing Saturday

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

End of an Era at Travis County as Gerald Daugherty Retires

County commissioner will depart at the end of 2020

BY MICHAEL KING

As State Attacks, Planned Parenthood Expands

Local clinic at Seventh and Chicon to undergo major renovation

BY MARY TUMA

Election Ticker: Travis County Races Heat Up

Noises from the March 2020 primary

BY MICHAEL KING

ICE Draws Fire for “Sham” Detention Contracts

Local groups say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shouldn't get away with sidestepping federal protocol

BY MARY TUMA

food

Austin's Best New Restaurant DipDipDip Tatsu-ya Reinvents Shabu-Shabu

Feel free to double dip

BY JESSI CAPE

Vegan Shop Rebel Cheese Is More Than Just Good Taste

Mueller's artisan cheese spot offers food for a cause

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of December 12, 2019
music

The Resurrection of Kinky Friedman

From Houston to Echo Hill, the self-proclaimed Texas Jewboy sings a new tune

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: A Month in Austin Rap

Three top-grade hip-hop albums emerged this fall. Let’s recap.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Charley Crockett

The Valley (and Other Biographical Tunes)

Zoltars

Telling Stories

VVV

Entanglement

Spray Paint

Into the Country

Twain

Adventure

Shelley King

Kick Up Your Heels

Ben Ballinger

Something to Show for It
screens

New Head at Austin Studios as the Facility Enters a New Era

Martin Jones leads the Austin Film Society-run facility into the next decade

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Politics of Slasher Black Christmas

The Canadian classic was about more than gore

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

One in a Crowd: Car Wars

Get revved up for the new version of the tabletop classic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

En Brazos de un Asesino

A hit man and his target go on the run: Romance, of course, ensues.

Hell on the Border

The story of the first black deputy U.S. marshal

Jumanji: The Next Level

Back in the game for a fun if flimsier sequel

Playmobil: The Movie

Toys and film franchises, toys and film franchises ...

Richard Jewell

Eastwood's latest assault on the establishment mangles its own history

6 Underground

Michael Bay proves again that he's no James Cameron

Skin

Brutal true-life tale of escaping life as a neo-Nazi

The Two Popes

Hopkins and Pryce are delicately charming in the true story of a modern schism
arts & culture

Clarksville's Willis Littlefield Readies His Annual Christmas Lights

The longtime resident is ready to light up his home and hand out holiday sweets for the 22nd Christmas

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Arts Reviews

Street Corner Arts' The Butcher of Baraboo

This hilarious production of Marisa Wegrzyn's black comedy starts strong and just keeps getting funnier

Ground Floor Theatre and Deaf Austin Theatre's Next to Normal

In this collaboration between the two companies, having signing actors and speaking actors perform side by side provides a uniquely engaging experience

"Rehab El Sadek: Transient" at Prizer Arts & Letters

The artist’s newest exhibition takes a temporary stand in the place where you are
columns

Qmmunity: Don’t Hibernate This Cuffing Season

From football to The L Word, there’s lots to watch queerly this week

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Balanced Rock Trail

Hike leads to a window on the world

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: For Good Reasons

The decision not to have children is heroic

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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