Sept. 2, 2016

Volume 36, Number 1

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features

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

Defining Terms

Why the Chronicle's 35th anniversary is focused on That Word

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Letters to the Editor: Classic Cuts

35 years of "keeping it weird"

BY DANIELLE WHITE

news

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

The Spirit of the City and the Letter of the Law Collide at Sekrit Theater

Beau Reichert struggles with the city over his backyard arts complex

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Point Austin: Return on Investment

Austin Energy rate cuts are both a financial and political dividend

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Good City, Bad City

City staff does some things right, some things wrong

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Austin Energy: Rate Cuts Solve Everybody's Problems

Council votes to approve utility rate reduction

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Preview: Wildhorses, Salamanders, Elephants

Only 51 items on today's agenda – but plenty of potential land mines

BY MICHAEL KING

Patrick: Cut Costs for Rich Kids

Lt. gov. targets tuition credits, waivers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

EMS Restructures Work Week for Medics

Shifting shifts

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

ACC Board Place 9 Race: Not a Snoozefest

Four candidates emerge from extended filing deadline

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Court Recognizes Legal Union of Planet K, Ron Paul Sign

Head shop wins five-year battle to display campaign sign on Bee Cave property

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

AISD Sees Uptick in Homeless Youth

Lack of affordability jeopardizes housing stability for Austin families

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

APD's Lone Female Assistant Chief Retires

Jessica Robledo was the only woman at the executive level during her tenure

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Cop Suspended for Pepper Spraying Handcuffed Arrestee

APD patrol officer Caldwell benched for 45 days

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report

When is daylight robbery not a crime?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

Preserving the Food and Beverage Industry With Fermentation

Jason White turns his science chops to gastronomy

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Review: L'oca d'oro

Italian concept brings luxury without the pomp

BY BRANDON WATSON

Dear Glutton: Where to Eat on a Rainy Austin Day

Stay dry and have a good meal

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

10 Freaks and Geeks to Redefine Austin Music

Local passion projects with singular visions

BY GREG BEETS, TIM STEGALL, KEVIN CURTIN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, DOUG FREEMAN, THOMAS FAWCETT, LIBBY WEBSTER AND JIM CALIGIURI

Playback: 35 Years of Chronicle Music Covers

We wade through the roughly 300 issues stamped with the mug of a musician

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

I Like to Watch: Roadies

Showtime series becomes a summer favorite

BY JACOB CLIFTON

Film Reviews

Game of Aces

World War I thriller gets lost in the desert

Klown Forever

Danish comedy duo head to Hollywood

The Light Between Oceans

Gorgeous period melodrama fails to connect

Little Men

Friendships are tested in this bittersweet coming-of-age tale

Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World

Werner Herzog goes down the internet rabbit hole

Mechanic: Resurrection

Jason Statham returns as the beleaguered assassin

Morgan

An AI experiment goes wrong in this forgettable genre exercise

The 9th Life of Louis Drax

A doctor unravels the mystery of a child in a coma

Nuts!

Stranger-than-fiction doc about an eccentric doctor

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Natalie Portman adapts Amos Oz's acclaimed memoir

Uncle Kent 2

Meta-sequel to the Joe Swanberg film

Yoga Hosers

Two teenagers battle an army of small sausages
arts & culture

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

Seeing Life’s Brevity in the Art Poles of South First

Street art goes vertical in South Austin

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hand to God at Hyde Park Theatre

Capital T Theatre delivers a fast-paced, funny take on this tale of a demonic hand puppet in a church basement

"Goya: Mad Reason" at the Blanton Museum

The images of war in Goya's prints are brutal and immediate, and it is for this reason that we must look at them
columns

What We Talk About When We Talk About Weird

Gay Place

Post-Pride Week parties aplenty

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Taxidermy

Stuffed and mounted animals may have their place in museums, but they're kind of creepy

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Every Few Minutes

Far-fetched, hopelessly sad, and embarrassingly pathetic

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Eminent domain – the government made a low offer – what next?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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