Feb. 26, 2016

Volume 35, Number 26

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Sixth Street Showdown

Downtown is growing, and with that growth come rising tensions between police, partiers, and activists

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Primary Thoughts

For your consideration as you enter the voting booth

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Farewell to STRADUTNC

With a decision made on STRs, perhaps we can move on to other things?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Not Just STRs

Restore Rundberg, nondiscrimination also on the menu

BY MARY TUMA

Kitchen Recall Petitions Submitted

Vote likely to take place in November

BY MAC MCCANN

The End of STR 2s?

BY MARY TUMA

Section 8 Renters File Suit

Residents say ongoing construction made it impossible for disabled tenants to live safely

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Campus Carry: Everybody's Unhappy

UT president announces his recommendations for implementing guns on campus

BY MAC MCCANN

Election Notes

Election day is almost here!

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Should big corporations have to pay the taxes they owe?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Better Living Through Chemistry

Science and craft combine at SPUN Ice Cream

BY BRANDON WATSON

Review: Central Standard

South Congress bar and grill is pleasingly out of time

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

What Austin dining can learn from San Antonio

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Deconstructing Sonic Borders

The 13th annual No Idea Festival explores everything from phenological sound art to avant jazz and microtonal composition

BY CONOR WALKER

Playback: Spotify Gifts Kealing Middle School

After the SXSW carnival leaves town, Kealing Middle School will have something to show for it – thanks to Spotify

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Bill Carter

Innocent Victims & Evil Companions

Gary Graves

Book of Lost Women and Absolute Divine Inspiration

Terri Hendrix

Love You Strong

Monk Parker

How the Spark Loves the Tinder

Buhu

Relationshapes

Boss Eye

Plays Cottage Vortex

Hallucinant Telepherique

Absorbed by the Forest
screens

A White-Knuckle Western

Co-directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks aim to Kill or Be Killed

BY JOE O'CONNELL

East Texas Noir

Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard get a swampy series

BY MARC SAVLOV

Nature's Treasures or Trail Mix

Banff Mountain Film Festival descends on the Paramount

BY JESSI CAPE

Film Reviews

Busco Novio Para Mi Mujer

Mexican romantic comedy fails to seduce

Hitchcock/Truffaut

Go behind the groundbreaking book of interviews; a must for cinephiles

Neerja

Indian drama about the heroic flight attendant on a hijacked plane

Only Yesterday

Animated Japanese film about a woman reflecting on her childhood

Risen

A Roman soldier is sent to track a rumor about the Christ's resurrection

Son of Saul

Hungarian Oscar entry finds original way to present a Holocaust drama

Triple 9

Grimy policier is an electrifying muddle with killer cast
arts & culture

Women of Mystery

Investigating the latest "persons of interest" in Texas' literary crime scene

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Swing

The script for this baseball play is a bit wobbly, but Austin Playhouse fields a strong production for the win

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin

The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
columns

Page Two: May the Circle Be Unbroken

Exploitation film's family tree

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

In the world of queer lady party-throwing, two years feels like a victory

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Pontotoc

Former Old West ghost town becomes scenic wine destination

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Always High

Who doesn't love sodomy?

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

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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