April 22, 2016

Volume 35, Number 34

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Vote no on Prop. 1

Block the Vote

If you can't beat 'em, disenfranchise 'em

BY AMY KAMP

Point Austin: A Modest Proposition

How much misinformation can you buy for $2 million?

BY MICHAEL KING

Notes on Kamp: Will Austin Ever Get Smart About Public Transportation?

Mobility is closely tied to equality

BY AMY KAMP

Public Notice: Love Your Mother Earth

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Recap: A Dissent Into Satanism

Things get devilish with Zimmerman’s Satanic amendment

BY MARY TUMA

More to the Story

Advocates work to change the conversation around human trafficking

BY LIZZIE JESPERSEN

Prop. 1: False Advertising Claims Escalate

City officials deny claims on background checks

BY MAC MCCANN

Austin Leads Pack on Early Student Aid Submissions

Local students and their families get much-needed FAFSA help

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

UT Murder Coverage Misses the Point

Article's portrayal of suspect's mom demeaning, judgmental

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Campus-Area Homeless Face Backlash in Wake of Haruka Weiser Murder

Viral petition seeks to relocate Guadalupe's homeless community

BY MAKEDA EASTER

Cyber Attacks Stymie Abortion Fundraiser

Bowl-a-Thon hack affects Lilith Fund

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Hightower Report: Why Doesn't Congress Do What the People Want and Need?

Hightower asks an age-old question about Congress

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: Thai-Kun

Domain brick-and-mortar is even better than the truck

BY BRANDON WATSON

The Take-Out

Expecting more from Austin's institutions

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

The Payback

Onetime James Brown impersonator Charles Bradley transcends

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Playback: Spring Festival Season Evolves

Storms can halt an already truncated spring festival season

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Michael Fracasso

Here Come the Savages

Calliope Musicals

Time Owes You Nothing

Everybody Wants Some

Everybody Wants Some

Dave Insley

Just the Way That I Am

Ralph White + Thor Harris

Tossing Pebbles on the Sleeping Beast

Surly Gates

Lay Low

Purple

Bodacious

Honey and Salt

Seams of Value
screens

They Shoot Movies, Don't They?

Heather Page on the state of the Texas Film Commission

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Mopping Up the Red in Green Room

Austinite Macon Blair on neo-Nazis and Patrick Stewart

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Barbershop: The Next Cut

Cutting hair and cutting up

Beyond Sight: The Derek Rabelo Story

Guided by his faith, a blind Brazilian fulfills his dream of surfing

Compadres

Mexican action comedy

Criminal

Kevin Costner is a prisoner who is implanted with a CIA op's knowledge

Elvis & Nixon

Now we can do more than wonder about the day these two men met

Green Room

Punks and Nazi skinheads meet in this tense yet lovely kick in the teeth

A Hologram for the King

Tom Hanks stars in this seriocomic take on Dave Eggers’ 2012 novel

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Modernized fairy tale is a wan follow-up

A Space Program

Artist Tom Sachs guides a handmade bricolage mission to Mars

Union Bound

True story of a captured Union soldier helped back North by slaves
arts & culture

Gross In

Is any writer in Austin as revolting and entertaining as Andrew Hilbert?

BY FRANÇOIS POINTEAU

MOONTOWER COMEDY 2016

Let's Look for the Purple Banana With Princess

Judging by their tribute band, Maya Rudolph and Gretchen Lieberum would die 4 U, Prince

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

David Cross Goes Cross Country

In "Making America Great Again!!," David Cross cracks up fans from sea to shining sea

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Bryan Gutmann: A Stand-Up Guy

Telling jokes at a mic has always been the main thing for Bryan Gutmann

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Aaron Brooks Has This Story

Aaron Brooks' skill at shaping bits of life into laugh-filled tales may soon put him out of a job

Jim's Still Frank

Underground comic Jim Norton has changed the way he looks but not the way he speaks his mind

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Jenny Zigrino, History Channeler

Among Moontower comics, Jenny Zigrino is the Ren fairest of them all

BY ASHLEY MORENO

Arts Reviews

The Explorers Club

Austin Playhouse's sublimely silly satire of Victorian pomposity ventures where other comedies fear to tread

Street Corner Arts' Bull

Street Corner Arts turns a corporate office into a ring where fighting for your job is a bloodsport

"Rebecca Marino: The Best Available Evidence" at grayDUCK Gallery

The exhibit drops viewers into the middle of the mystery of UFOs, but without providing any answers
columns

Page Two: Let Us Pray and Play Guitar

The revolution is ongoing, the revolution is daily

BY LOUIS BLACK

Oops!

Gay Place

Some weeks are for the birds, others for the bears

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: W.G. Jones State Forest

Environmental study area provides habitat for endangered species and a walk on the wild side

BY GERALD MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: His Blessing

It's hard to be worthy of someone's daughter

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Hornography

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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