Feb. 19, 2016

Volume 35, Number 25

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Chronicle Endorsements

Who Killed Jim and Tina?

Why has the murder of two people in Kyle, Texas, eight months ago not led to a single arrest?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Let the Battle Begin

We didn't ask for this fight, but Uber and Lyft have bought it

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Density vs. Affordability

It is categorically impossible for market forces to build housing in the central city that is affordable by any definition of that word

BY NICK BARBARO

Notes on Kamp: Tragedy in Austin

The death of teen David Joseph should be a wake-up call

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Gasping for Air

Mayor Adler's search for a solution to the Uber/Lyft referendum fails

BY MICHAEL KING

"It Won't Stop Until We Stop It"

Monica Loera vigil a call to action for transgender rights

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Ubering to the Polls

There's no stopping a costly referendum election

BY MAC MCCANN

Police Union President Points Fingers After Shooting Death

Casaday blames staffing shortages and "perishable" training

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

String of Sexual Assaults Terrorizes North Austin

Six women have been attacked by a masked man since the end of last year

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Scalia's Dead, But It's Politics as Usual

Scalia's body was barely cold before arguing about his successor got started

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

The real stink in Flint, Michigan's water scandal

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

The Shopping List

Three ways to keep it local

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Proof & Cooper

Simple done right in Dripping Springs

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

Should Austin dining be graded on a curve?

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton

Where to go on an unpromising Tinder date

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Gypsy Son

Former Zeros front punk and True Believers co-captain Javier Escovedo circles back to Austin

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: And the Award Goes To ...

The Grammys went bust, but their local equivalent – the 34th annual Austin Music Awards – just dropped its star-studded lineup

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Carrie Rodriguez

Lola

David Pulkingham

Little Pearl

P.T. Banks

Moonlight Is Sunlight

the Wealthy West

Long Play

Half Japanese

Perfect

Wildcat Apollo

Melt Into the Ocean

Dicks

The Dicks From Texas, The Dicks From Texas & Friends
screens

Making a Mark

Powerhouse Animation continues to expand portfolio

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

I Like to Watch

Girls and Togetherness: straight white people crying

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

How to Be Single

This millennial romantic comedy wears that same old shaggy dress

Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha

Telugu romantic comedy

Race

Perceptive film about Jesse Owens going to the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Touched With Fire

Two manic-depressive poets meet in group therapy and fall in love

Walang Forever

Filipino romantic comedy

The Witch

Madness, mayhem, and witchcraft beset a family in 1630s New England

Zoolander 2

Are Derek and Hansel still in fashion?
arts & culture

The 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

The lowdown on the 2015 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

The Government Inspector at Mary Moody Northen Theatre

The St. Edward's University Theatre Department delivers Gogol's Russian satire with gigagags at top speed

Ballet Austin's Director's Choice

In four ballets, three ways of collective being and one irrelevant romance

"Seth Orion Schwaiger: Complex I" at Pump Project

This vast, ambitious solo show transforms the gallery space into a maze and a temple to art past and future
columns

Page Two: As Tears Go By

The sound will live forever; the memories never die

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Let's talk about (gay) sex

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Cupp's Drive-Inn, Waco

Old-fashioned hamburgers, plain and simple

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Titty Bar Lunch

The chef knows what medium rare is, so don't send your steak back because it's undercooked

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

Strong fills in the gaps

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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