Jan. 17, 2020

Volume 39, Number 20

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news

City and Cap Metro Contemplate How to Make a "Real City” Transit System

Following the slow march toward a vote on a multibillion-dollar investment in public transit

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Point Austin: Punching Down in Our Names

Abbott’s refugee rejection confirms the triumph of Trumpism

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Transit for Art for Transit

Call to artists: Jump into the billion-dollar pool

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Feb. 3

Early voting in the March primary election begins Feb. 18

BY SARAH MARLOFF

NAKED CITY

Women's March Returns to Signal Boost All Women’s Rights

UPDATED: Event looks to rally the vote in 2020

BY SARAH MARLOFF

SAFE Alli­ance Sees Fewer Assault Survivors Seek Services

Decrease follows nationwide trend

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Paxton Bans State Employees From Donating Pay to Planned Parenthood

But they can still donate to an anti-choice group

BY MARY TUMA

Conservative Former Council Member Ellen Troxclair Now Has a Podcast

On her inaugural episode, former CM bemoans her experience on the liberal Council

BY MARY TUMA

Abbott to Refugees: Drop Dead

Religious orgs condemn governor for refugee ban

BY MICHAEL KING

Congressional Candidate Attacked by “Revolutionary” Bullies

Heidi Sloan assaulted following weekend campaigning

BY MICHAEL KING

Will Austin Police Stop Making Marijuana Busts?

Council considers how to get “as close as possible to zero arrests”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Austin Election Ticker: The Endorsements Begin

Delia Garza’s Twitter tangle, Central Labor Council likes, and more

BY MICHAEL KING

food

North Austin's Ebisu Japanese Restaurant Boasts Fresh Modern Sushi

Anyone for sake mac & cheese and other tasty surprises?

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of January 16, 2020
music

The Forgotten Era of Glitter Rock in Mid-70s Austin

The Austin Punk Chronicles, chapter two, part one: glam rock (1972-76)

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: Renovated Beerland Opens, Dozen Street on Its Way Out

Rounding up 2020 venue news plus all things Hi, How Are You Day

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Four Austin Films to Watch in 2020

From cowboy horror to songs to save your life

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

John Cameron Mitchell Finds Life After Hedwig

Musical rule breaker moves into narrative podcasting with Anthem: Homunculus

BY JAMES SCOTT

Fantastic Fest Interview: Riding The Wave With Justin Long

The actor talks psychedelics, jobs, and ... rabbits?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd: Zanie Cat

Austin web series mixing crafts and camp needs your crowdfunding help

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bad Boys for Life

Not bad, not good, just the same again from the aging action heroes

Dolittle

Downey has and is fun as the doctor who can talk with the animals

Feedback

Trouble in the radio booth

Les Misérables

French drama keeps the name and spirit of Hugo’s classic

The Song of Names

Holocaust drama about a missing musical prodigy never finds its rhythm

Underwater

Neo-creature feature is a soggy mess

VHYes

Bizarro tribute to camcorder culture is silly and profound

Weathering With You

A magical rainy adventure in Tokyo with sympathy for the underdog
arts & culture

Austin Opera Sets Audiences Atop the World's Tallest Mountain

Joby Talbot's adventurous new opera scales Everest

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Symphony Orchestra: "Rach Star"

Orion Weiss played Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto with the Austin Symphony, and we were spellbound

"The Impossible Winterbourne: AlphaBots" at Ao5 Gallery

I, for one, welcome our totes adorbs steampunk overlords
columns

Qmmunity: Oscars Flop, Local Awards Do Not

Plus a trans masc social, sweet queer bluegrass, and more

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: The Bonfire Shelter

Take a hike into an ancient time capsule

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Paying for It

Being broke in America is a cardinal sin

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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