May 20, 2016

Volume 35, Number 38

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Chronicle Endorsements

The Chronicle’s endorsements for the May 24 runoffs

10-1, Take Two

Five City Council incumbents up for re-election this November

BY AMY KAMP

Point Austin: Somebody Else's Job

Where does the school finance ruling leave 5 million Texas students?

BY MICHAEL KING

Notes on Kamp: Our Transportation Crisis

We can't afford to keep ignoring our infrastructure

BY AMY KAMP

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: It's All on Camera

City Council gets ready to dive back into the breach

BY MICHAEL KING

Outsmarting Traffic

Austin prepares for the final round of the Smart City Challenge

BY AMY KAMP

No Prosecution for APD Officer

Freeman won't be charged in teen's death

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Catching Up to Science

New federal guidelines reverse trend in medication abortions

BY MARY TUMA

Changing Lanes

Taxi industry braces for big changes

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

C'mon Take a Slow Ride

Chaos still reigns in Uber and Lyft's wake

BY MAC MCCANN

Saying "No" to Anti-Muslim Hate

Faith groups come together to show support for Austin's Muslim community

BY DINA SAMIR SHEHATA

If It's Broke, Don't Fix It

Texas school finance system ruled constitutional

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report

Why Bernie will, should, and must stay in the race

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Kitchen Ghosts

Unearthing Austin's culinary history: Schneider Beer Vaults

BY RACHEL FEIT

Review: Oasthouse Kitchen + Bar

Considered dining outside the core

BY BRANDON WATSON

Shoulders to the Wheel

Flat Track Coffee rolls out a new shop

BY NEHA AZIZ

The Take-Out

Looking at Austin through new eyes

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Between Ships and Static

The "grandfather of Austin's avant-garde," Rick Reed, only don't call him that!

BY CONOR WALKER

Playback: Guy Clark 1941-2016

End Transmission: Adios Guy Clark, and Transmission Events as we knew it

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Looking at the Big Picture

Paramount Summer Classic Film Series goes large

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Film Reviews

The Angry Birds Movie

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a game! It's a movie!

A Bigger Splash

Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, and others meet and mix in the sun

Brahmotsavam

Telugu drama.

The Darkness

Supernatural horror film from the Blumhouse scare factory

Last Days in the Desert

Ewan McGregor plays both Jesus and the devil in this secular imagining

The Lobster

The Dogtooth director is back with another fractured parable

Mad Tiger

The ups and downs of Japanese punk band Peelander-Z

Money Monster

George Clooney plays a cable-TV guru taken hostage by an irate viewer

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising

Seth Rogen learns that girls just want to have fun

The Nice Guys

Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe pair for laughs in this detective caper
arts & culture

Cliona Gunter, Vulnerable Maker

This artist opens her home for the West Austin Studio Tour, but more to the point, she opens herself

BY SAM ANDERSON-RAMOS

Carolyn Cohagan's Time Zero

With her new YA novel and her program Girls With Pens, the Austin author promotes literacy as girl power

BY MICHAEL BERRY

Arts Reviews

Arden of Faversham

This Shakespearean-style "true crime" drama is not without compelling elements, but a lack of polish weighs on this staging

Paper Chairs' Poor Herman

Elizabeth Doss' new play shows the literary lion Melville to be just like one of us

"De la Complicidad con la Agresión: Works by Miguel A. Aragón"

Aragón's images of drug cartel victims show the difficulty of addressing violence in today's society
columns

Oops

Page Two: Vote Yes on Prop 1

Why the hell not?

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

What an excellent day for an exorcism

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Port Mansfield

Tiny village on the Texas coast in South Texas is a fisherman's paradise

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Meathead

Vegetarians are a little farty and occasionally sanctimonious

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

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