Jan. 3, 2020

Volume 39, Number 18

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news

Point Austin: Happy New Year?!?

Looking forward ... 2020 could go either way

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Ho, Ho, Holidaze Continues

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

An “Awesome First Year” for Austin's Office of Police Oversight

OPO fields more than 800 incoming contacts – comments, complaints, and kudos – in 2019

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Lawsuit Seeks to Block Converting Microtel for Permanent Supportive Housing for City's Homeless

One project stalls, another moves along

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Local and State Election Ticker

Mamas Walking, Mamas Voting Edition

BY MICHAEL KING

East Austin Wellness Clinic Offers Discounts to Austin's Creatives and Service Industry

METSI Care rethinks affordable health care

BY KEVIN CURTIN

The Beto-Castro-Meter Comes to an End

Both Texans have left the Democratic candidate building

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Texas-Based Restaurant Chains Worth Your Money

If you're going to eat at a chain, it might as well be a Texas chain

BY JESSI CAPE AND ROD MACHEN

Cruelty-Free Shop Offers Totally Vegan Tattoos

Common Difference is revolutionizing animal-free art

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of January 3, 2019
music

Faster Than Sound: Peacemakers Cap a Decade at Evangeline Cafe

Evangeline Cafe keeps rolling out South Austin roots, the Coconut Club brings dance and DJs Downtown, and the newly improved Austin Music Poll drops

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Kinky Friedman

Resurrection

The Channel

Multi Goods & Services

Martian Warlords

Area 69

Mike McCoy, Trompe-l'œil

Eyein' Lies

Nowherebound

Mourning Glory

The Beaumonts, Hickoids

This Is Austin, All the World's a Dressing Room

Charlie Mars

Live at the Saxon Pub With David Grissom
screens

Wrestling Legend Dustin Rhodes Keeps Steppin'

The Austin native continues a family legacy with a new TV show and a revived career

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cinematic Documentary Making Waves Might Get Loud

AFS screening the story of the people who bring sound to the movies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Adoring

Love and pets in this Chinese ensemble rom-com

Cunningham

Remarkable record of the middle years of the choreographer who rejected labels

Ip Man 4: The Finale

The adventures of the martial arts legend come to an end ... possibly.
arts & culture

ISHIDA Dance Makes Its Debut

A world-class contemporary dance troupe for Austin makes its first moves

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

"The Sorcerer's Burden: Contemporary Art and the Anthropological Turn"

This ambitious exhibition reveals inquiring anthropologists within today’s artists

"The New Flesh" at ICOSA Gallery

It’s a body of work, but the anatomy isn’t necessarily of this Earth

Lady in the Lake by Laura Lippman

Sixties Baltimore is unveiled in this new crime novel
columns

Qmmunity: A Decade of Austin’s Queer History

Plus Iron Bear says farewell to Eighth Street and Joterias returns!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bob “Daddy-O” Wade

A tour of dearly departed Bob “Daddy-O” Wade’s art

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Bigger Check

A simple "I love you" phone call would have sufficed

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Overzealous debt collection – what are my rights?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

A Legend Passes On; The Legacy Continues

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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