Aug. 26, 2016

Volume 35, Number 52

e-edition   |   pdf
ON THE COVER:
news

Election Preview

A candidate roundup for the November election

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: Zimmerman's Hypocrisies

Denouncing "subsidized" Austinites, council member should try a mirror

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: The Quality of State Killings

Why is the TDCJ so reluctant to test death drugs?

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

City Council: Zimmerman, Bond, and Budget

(And a few other things got done)

BY MICHAEL KING

Grove Battle Grinds On

Valid petition suit of PUD neighbors dead for now

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

UT's Cocks Not Glocks Demonstration

Photo gallery

Trump's Austin Appearances

Photo gallery

What Does Austin’s Explosive Growth Mean for Capital Metro?

Big changes are coming, but it’s not clear yet what they will be

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Cop Disciplined for Celebrating Killing on Comments Board

17-year veteran and APA board member receives 3-day suspension

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Justice Department Begins Phase-Out of Private Prisons

Five Texas prisons currently under contract with federal government

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Look Who the Donald Is Bringing in From the Cold

Would Trump surrender our people's democratic sovereignty to Putin?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

LGBTQ Bars Reclaim Their Place as Community Hubs

After Orlando, queer space is more important than ever

BY SARAH MARLOFF

LGBTQ Kitchens Make Austin Proud

Sundaze and Texas Chili Queens are rising stars in Austin’s food truck universe

BY SHAUN LEE

Review: General Tso'Boy

Basic doesn't mean boring at new fast casual concept

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton

How to impress your SO's parents on a budget

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Quin Galavis Turns Darkness Into His Magnum Opus

Obfuscating the narrative between fiction and lived experience on My Life in Steel and Concrete

BY GREG BEETS

Titan of the Telecaster Bill Kirchen

The guitarist settles in Austin but flies Transatlanticana

BY JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: David Yow Meets the Jazzus Lizard

David Yow fronts the Jazzus Lizard, Cherubs knock off 22 years of rust, Preston Hubbard dies, and Blind Lemon Jefferson gets kicked off Texas license plates

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Capital City Black Film Festival Grows by Leaps and Bounds

Four-day event showcases African-American experiences in cinema

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Film Reviews

Ben-Hur

We're (unfortunately) off to the chariot races again

Don't Breathe

Home-invasion thriller is more methodical than innovative

Greater

The saga of a college football underdog

Hands of Stone

Robert De Niro returns to the ring in this Roberto Durán biopic

Level Up

A man races through London to save his kidnapped girlfriend

The People vs. Fritz Bauer

The hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Richard Linklater: dream is destiny

Doc on local filmmaker is a thoughtful portrait

Southside With You

When Barack met Michelle

Space Dogs Adventure to the Moon

Canine astronauts venture to the moon
arts & culture

Guide to Austin Improv

The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater's W.

This solo version of Woyzeck is a fresh, compelling take on Buchner's play, powerfully performed by Joey Hood

“Engaged in Conversation” Gallery Shoal Creek

The pairing of works by Katie Maratta and Sydney Yeager offer visual pleasures that might have otherwise gone unseen
columns

Page Two: Moving Forward by Falling Backward

Keep on keeping on

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

Pride Week has arrived!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Oblate Missions, San Antonio

Can't make it to France or Mexico City? A pair of religious shrines make one holy site in the Alamo City.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Call the Movers

All you need to do is find that one magical key

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

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

Updates for SXSW 2019

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle