Nov. 25, 2016

Volume 36, Number 13

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features

Hyperlocal for the Holidays

From shoes to dollhouses to leather goods, these Austin designers are doing it their way

BY NINA HERNANDEZ, SPENCER BEGHTOL, TUCKER WHATLEY AND WILL MCCARTHY

news

Chronicle Endorsements

Recommendations for the city and school district

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Thanksgiving as a Refugee in America

Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: What’s Past and What’s Present

Capitol events provide a snapshot of current predicaments

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Grieve Globally, Act Locally

Texas' Legislative circus comes to town in just six short weeks

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Here Comes CodeNEXT … Eventually

Office pool projections start at spring of 2018

BY MICHAEL KING

NAKED CITY

A Future for the Affordable Care Act?

Foundation Communities: Obamacare is safe through 2017

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Local Wonks Austin Monitor Reach a New Partnership

Charitable monitoring

BY MICHAEL KING

Settlement for Cactus Rose

Displaced families will receive compensation for their moves

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

AMA Calls for a Nationwide Ban on Coal Tar Sealants

American Medical Association seals the deal

BY MICHAEL KING

Anti-Trans Bill Author Bullies Media

Sen. Konni Burton goes on the attack

BY MARY TUMA

Fake News Story Originates in Austin

See how easy it is to report fake news?

BY MICHAEL KING

Sheri Gallo Faces Scrutiny for City Email Use

District 10 council member and her darned emails

BY ANNAMARYA SCACCIA

Mayor Forms Racism Task Force

With Austin's long history of systemic racism, why did it take this long?

BY MARY TUMA

What’s the Future of Body Cameras in Austin?

That’s up to the courts for now

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Acevedo Out, Manley In, Search for Permanent Chief is On

Police chief leaves after nine-and-a-half years of local service

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

APD Lacks Multi-Lingual Officers as Populations Continue to Grow

Who’s speaking your language

BY OMAR RODRIGUEZ ORTIZ

Police Union Subpoenas Mayor

The state union is charging that Austin's mayor is trying to influence the arbitration of Geoffrey Freeman

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

The Hightower Report: Why We Should Reach Across Borders, Not Close Them

Trump's wall won't keep undocumented immigrants out

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Is Austin the Pilsner Capital of America?

Czech your privilege

BY ERIC PUGA

Review: Picnik

Paleo-friendly concept is virtuous but not holier-than-thou

BY BRANDON WATSON

Food Events

music

Paul Cauthen’s Deep Country Gospel

Former Sons of Fathers frontman’s solo debut deals out one of the best country albums of the year

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Black Friday? End of an Ear!

End of an Ear's new digs thrive just in time for Black Friday

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Broadcasts Vol. 24

Broadcasts Vol. 24

Brownout

Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath Vol. II

Nekrist

Seeking Justice in a Criminal Way

The Bright Light Social Hour, Israel Nash

Neighbors

Jonathan Terrell

Color Me Lucky

Walker Lukens

Never Understood

Blue Healer

Blue Healer

Smile

Like a Diamond in the Rough, You Shine

Economy Island

Economy Island

Imperialists

Who Are You Afraid Of?

Attic Ted

Parade Dust Mischief

Churchwood

Hex City

Rick Broussard, Two Hoots & a Holler

Time Has Shown Me

William Clark Green

Live at Gruene Hall

Elijah Ford & the Bloom, Marc Ford & the Neptune Blues Club

As You Were, The Vulture

Ethan Azarian, Jeff Johnston

When You Were Young
Screens

Film Reviews

Allied

WWII espionage thriller can't hold a candle to Casablanca

Bad Santa 2

A tired sequel that's more offensive than transgressive

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

A soldier returns home in Ang Lee's war movie

The Eagle Huntress

Real-life heroine soars above tradition

Moana

Set sail for Disney's gorgeous new adventure

Rules Don’t Apply

Beatty's Howard Hughes film is a frantic mess
arts & culture

Blue Genie Art Bazaar: The Movening

Blue Genie Art Bazaar shifts its longtime holiday gift emporium to a new space across from ACC Highland

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Austin Shakespeare’s Present Laughter

Lifted by wonderful performances, Austin Shakespeare's take on the Noël Coward backstage comedy is a delight to watch

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Rambunctious

The company’s program, with a new work inspired by the 1966 UT Tower shooting, spoke powerfully to our present moment

“Vivid Strokes: Contemporary Paintings From Vietnam”

In our tumultuous moment, seeing work by artists from nations that have known tragedy our own has not can be enlightening
columns

Page Two: This Too Shall Pass, Or … Ain’t Got Time for That Now

Along came Trump

BY LOUIS BLACK

Gay Place

These days, your chosen family is more important than ever

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: San Saba River Nature Park

Take a hike in a historic pecan forest along the San Saba River

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: In Favor of Waxing

There is far too much hair in the world already

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Horns Fail to Wreak Havoc in Brooklyn

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Maakies

BY TONY MILLIONAIRE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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