April 29, 2016

Volume 35, Number 35

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Vote no on Prop. 1

Reasonable Doubt

Did misleading DNA analysis land an innocent man on death row?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Unlearned History

Vietnam War Summit raises ghosts and questions

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Learning to Share?

A full week of Proposition 1

BY NICK BARBARO

Notes on Kamp: The Only Way Is Abolition

The death penalty is too flawed to be saved

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Mobile Homes and Climate Change

City Council gets through a brief agenda the week before budget talks begin

BY MARY TUMA

City Budget Preview Remains Strong, With Notes of Caution

Good times continue?

BY MICHAEL KING

"Every Human Being Is Legal"

St. Andrew's offers sanctuary to immigrant mother and child

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

Death Watch: Longtime Death Row Inmate Dies

Max Soffar has died of liver cancer

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Ott Takes on Acevedo

City manager reprimands police chief for comments

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lee Renaming Brings Out Butter-Knife-Sharp Wit

Don’t ask a question you don’t want to know the answer to

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD Proposes a Budget

AISD sees its money go back to the state

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

What is fueling Hurricane Donnie Trump?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Review: L'Estelle House & the Drafting Room

Charming space still has a few kinks

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

LEVITATION FEST 2016

Levitation Interviews

Shoegazer, Aussie everywoman, ex-Sonic Youther, and Latin psych superhero talk Levitation.

Levitation Imaginings

Hard to get some psychs on the horn, so conjured them through other means

Levitation Picks & Sleepers

Blurbing the under and overcard

International Sleepers

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Sleepers Worth Showing Up Early For

BY LIBBY WEBSTER

Local Levitation

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Levitating Platters

Twin Peaks

Down in Heaven

Holy Wave

Freaks of Nurture

Boogarins

Manual

The Brian Jonestown Massacre

Musique de Film Imaginé

Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

The Night Creeper

Parquet Courts

Human Performance

Heron Oblivion

Heron Oblivion

Boris, Merzbow

Gensho

Woods

City Sun Eater in the River of Light

Black Mountain

IV

Animal Collective

Painting With

Promised Land Sound

For Use and Delight

Ty Segall

Emotional Mugger
screens

Pushing Past La Periferia

Cine Las Americas Film Festival aims for a wider reach

BY SEAN L. MALIN

Reeling in the Hill Country

Escape from the city with the Hill Country Film Festival

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

I Like to Watch

Penny Dreadful and the Showtime curse

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Keanu

A refreshingly silly, unabashed mix of humor, violence, and cuteness

Men & Chicken

Danish black comedy is a nimble tone-shifter

Mother's Day

The movie is a moneymaking contrivance, just like the holiday itself

Papa: Hemingway in Cuba

A young writer travels to revolutionary Cuba in 1959 to meet his idol

Sarrainodu

Telugu action film

Sing Street

The director of Once and Begin Again helms another joyful music film
arts & culture

Illusory Impressions

Catherine Davis and Michelle Thompson's site-specific dance-and-music work will move you in ways you won't expect

BY JONELLE SEITZ

Austin's April Dancers

A month flooded with movement closes with Jennifer Sherburn's Arena and Tapestry's Passing It Forward

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Zach Theatre’s Ann

Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production

Andrea Ariel Dance Theatre’s Lumen

The site-specific dance inspired by Dan Flavin’s art evoked pure wonder and worked as a study of threes

“Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s”

The Blanton Museum of Art’s retrospective may tap nostalgia for a certain generation, but it can be deeply moving, too
columns

Page Two: The Problem With Prop. 1

When someone is lying to you about something, it is usually best not to endorse and empower them

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

The second annual Austin International Drag Fest returns this weekend

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Lt. Henry O. Flipper

Former Buffalo Soldier helped establish mining in the border region.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Tastes Like Biebs!

Wherein the Luv Doc contemplates the soft, tender flesh of an almost-royal Canadian

BY THE LUV DOC

Smarty Pants

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

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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