May 22, 2015

Volume 34, Number 38

e-edition   |   pdf
ON THE COVER:
news

Season of Risk

What can be done to stop the rising rate of HIV in Austin?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: The Appraisal Scam

TCAD can't accurately appraise commercial properties – and the Lege likes it that way

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Golf and Taxes at City Council

Proposals before Council suggest change is in the air

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Is Something Rotten at Wheatsville Co-op?

Workers call for co-op to implement living wage standard

BY AMY KAMP

Council: Taxes Are Challenging

Council prepares to challenge TCAD

BY MICHAEL KING

Suffer the Children

Anti-abortion Lege targets vulnerable minors in judicial bypass bill

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Billpocalypse!

Bills start dying as sine die draws near; schools get new A-F grading system; and more

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bill of the Week: House Bill 2474

Bill would require additional reporting of vaccine-preventable diseases

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Anti-Sharia Bill Dead, but Sentiment Alive

HB 562 unlikely to make it out of the House, but the Islamophobia behind it is here to stay

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

Speculation Surrounds the Cancellation of MACC Awards

Did choice of emcee lead to cancellation of annual Latino excellence awards?

BY TONY CANTÚ

Waco Motorcycle Shooting Fallout

Questions remain after Waco motorcycle gang shoot-out

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council Proposes ABA Coverage

Advocates persuade Council on autism treatment benefits

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Obama's Bizarre Sales Pitch for TPP

Obama's trying to sell the TPP; Hightower's not buying it

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Written in the Stars

Inside Austin's Yelp Elite

BY CHERYL COUTURE

Mary's Pop Shop

Neighborhood eatery is mostly solid

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Bribery Bakery's Sweet Talk

Jodi Elliott's next chapter

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food-o-File

Another Austin growth spurt

BY VIRGINIA B. WOOD

Food Events

music

The Ballad of Davy Jones

Hickoids guitarist keeps breathing

BY MARGARET MOSER

Playback: Austin's Revamped Record Convention

The Austin Record Convention – the biggest in the country – returns Downtown

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Shinyribs

Okra Candy

Greezy Wheels

Unusual Thing

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston

Ethan Azarian & Jeff Johnston

Abram Shook

Landscape Dream

Happen-Ins

Glamour Shots

We Jam by Condos

We Jam by Condos

Jamey Simms

... At Night

Party Plants

Party Plants EP

Marie Davidson

Un Autre Voyage

Night Viking

Burrito Arena
screens

Tall Tales and Texas Rising

Fact battles fiction in new History Channel miniseries

BY JOE O'CONNELL

H.R. Giger's Sublime Nightmares

Doc profiles the late surrealist artist

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Help Desk

Is it possible to find friends on Tinder?

BY MICHAEL AGRESTA

Film Reviews

5 Flights Up

Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton play a long-married couple who consider moving from their apartment

In the Name of My Daughter

The Affaire Le Roux, a famous missing-person case, is the subject of this French drama

Saint Laurent

The celebrated fashion designer is tracked from 1967 to his death in 2008 in this live-action biopic

Slow West

A whimsical and wistful fable follows a young romantic and a hard-nosed realist out West

Tomorrowland

Seeming more like a calculation than a flight of fancy, this adventure tale has both hits and misses

The Unwanted

Sheridan Le Fanu's vampire story Carmilla is given a Southern Gothic edge
arts & culture

Joke 'Stache

Danny Palumbo wins Funniest Person in Austin 2015, advances equal rights for facial hair

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Krapp's Last Tape / Hughie

Pairing of Krapp's Last Tape and Hughie reveals haunted old men and masterful acting by Michael Stuart

"Bobby Scheidemann: Together at Sunset"

Scheidemann's rush-hour portraits of people in cars reveal the character of both individuals and highway

"Shrine of Inevitable Forces"

This exhibition in an abandoned church shows how time and pressure can reshape objects into rich new forms
columns

Gay Place

Roasting Ursula

BY KATE X MESSER

Day Trips: Southfork Ranch, Dallas

Big hats and big hair are remembered fondly at the Ewings' house

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Friends With Benefits

Some people don't like peas all up in their carrots

BY THE LUV DOC

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin Chronicle Adult Spelling Bee

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle