Jan. 29, 2016

Volume 35, Number 22

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Roe's End?

After nearly three years of fighting, Texas reproductive rights advocates will get their day at the U.S. Supreme Court

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: On the Endorsement Carousel

The Chronicle begins its endorsements process

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Chaos Reigns!

City needs your help now!

BY NICK BARBARO

On the Record: Sexism and the City

Council should get serious about gender equality

BY MARY TUMA

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Let's Face the Music

Ring in the New Year with a marathon Council meeting

BY MICHAEL KING

Uber Says "Thumbs Down"

No truce in the TNC war

BY MAC MCCANN

Eastside Residents Protest STRs

Protesters don't want to see homes turned into hotels

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Blocked by the Cops

Choose your words carefully before tweeting at APD

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Meet the Candidate: Huey Rey Fischer

Fischer has spent time working under the Capitol dome for a trio of Dem legislators

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Gimme Shelter

Austin's housing market is rough. It's even worse if you have a criminal record.

BY AMY KAMP

The Hightower Report

Why the GOP's fence fantasy is a farce

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

With the Grain

How Austin kitchens are beginning to love gluten

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Queen Bee

Tara Chapman redefines local with Two Hives Honey

BY JESSI CAPE

Review: Geraldine's

Rainey Street dining matures

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

One truck isn't the only problem with how white Austin views "Asian" food

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Texas Moonshine

Previously pigeonholed psych trio Ringo Deathstarr transcends its root crushes

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Playback: The Austin Music Poll's 11th Hour

A final push to get out the vote in the Austin Music Poll

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

John Wesley Coleman III

Greatest Hits

Los Jazz Vatos

El Jefe

Ariel Abshire

Unresolved

Lew Card

Follow Me Down

Harvest Thieves

Rival

Broken Teeth

Bulldozer

James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins

Mighty Long Time, Live at Antone's Nightclub, Live at Antone's Vol. 1, Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

Spoon

Gimme Fiction
screens

Fantastic Four

Crowdfunded juggernaut Lazer Team hits screens big and small

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Two Americans in Paris

UT grads go abroad for "Margot"

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animation

Watch and prepare for your Oscar pool

2016 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Form an opinion instead of guessing what will win this category

Airlift

Bollywood actioner

The Boy

Horrors: A nanny finds that her new charge is a life-sized doll

Dirty Grandpa

Robert De Niro and Zac Efron go on a raunchy road trip

The 5th Wave

Chloë Grace Moretz battles Earth's fifth wave of alien attacks

The Finest Hours

Perfect effects and performances made this sea-rescue movie a dandy

45 Years

A long-married couple begins to question their union

Kung Fu Panda 3

Now a kung-fu master, the panda is no longer a grasshopper

Lazer Team

The first feature film from Austin's Rooster Teeth gang is a hoot

Mountain Men

Estranged brothers exchange truths while stuck in the woods
arts & culture

Stephen Harrigan on A Friend of Mr. Lincoln

The Austin writer reveals the vision behind his portrait of the 16th president as a young man in his new novel

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Salvage Vanguard Theater's Denim Doves

Adrienne Dawes' play takes the idea of postapocalyptic sister wives in an original, amusing direction

Southwest Theatre Productions' Exit 27

At its heart, Aleks Merilo's play about boys exiled from their cultlike church is about mind control

"Cali Thornhill DeWitt: This Magic Moment" at Farewell Books

Nineties youth rebellion meets millennial "meh" and resigned participation in this solo show
columns

Gay Place

Some weeks are for the birds, others for the bears

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Perky Breast Mountain, Bakersfield

Distinctive peak outside of Bakersfield has guided travelers for centuries

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Cat Poop!

A pile of cat poop is hardly a severed horse head, but you should probably take it as a message

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

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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