Feb. 10, 2017

Volume 36, Number 24

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features

The Pet Issue

Austin's Most Eligible Dogs

Still single? Make a rescue dog your life partner.

BY DEVAKI KNOWLES

The Bookstore Cat Is Alive and Well

Sprawled across the book you want to read at Dragon’s Lair

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

BarkHappy App Connects Pups for Playtime

It’s a dog meet dog world

BY TUCKER WHATLEY

Finding a Friend With More Than Four Legs

Spiders and scorpions make prehistoric pets

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Fish Tank Worth a Thousand Words

Hiep Hong’s award-winning aquascapes are worthy of the greatest tanks

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Mr. Smarty Pets Knows

Fun facts and weird stats all about animals

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Photos: Chronicle Staff Pets

Meet our office pets and the pets we come home to

Pet Issue Giveaway

news

Sanctuary Cities and the Ways We Fight for Human Rights

When community matters more than the law

BY VICTORIA ROSSI

Point Austin: The Whiplash Generation

On trying to maintain humane sanity in a dangerously insane era

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Stating the Obvious

Adler "Austin Bargain" missing some fine print

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Yes, they really said that

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

APD’s Backed Up DNA Backlog

The department still holds evidence from 3,294 sexual assault cases

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Environmental Defenders

Tom "Smitty" Smith's retirement gives way to Adrian Shelley's arrival

BY MICHAEL KING

Nationwide Strike Aims to Shut Down the Country

Possible general strike planned for Feb. 17

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Fate of Simple Recycling Not So Simple

Council agrees to keep contract with textile pickup company, for now

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Rackspace Backs Out of ACC Deal

Remember to lock down a lease

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Next Steps for Elysium Park

Affordable housing development gets first-reading approval

BY MICHAEL KING

Confusion, Misery, Worry: The Immigration Ban in Texas

Refugee Services, SARA Organization attempt to keep their wits amidst chaos

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Campaign Launched to Replace Nixed County Funds

With friends like Gov. Greg Abbott, who needs enemies?

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: A New Path for State House Dems

The promise of new Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Chris Turner

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Poetry in Prison

The Freehand Arts Project steps into the county jail

BY MARY BRYCE

The Hightower Report: Is Trump’s America Our America?

Our emperor has no mandate

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

How Austin Restaurants Are Leading the Trump Era Resistance

Economically culture-jamming the new administration

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Review: Old Thousand

Chinese concept rebels with in-your-face food and vibe

BY MELODY FURY

Food Events

music

Austin Punk Pioneer Steve Marsh Climbs the Star Ladder

Ex-Terminal Mind vocalist explores outré galaxies in Evil Triplet

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: John Doe Moves to Austin

X's John Doe moves to Austin, Adam Nurre celebrates his late bandmates, and The Shopkeeper takes Congress House Studio to the movies

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

John Wesley Coleman III

Microwave Dreams

Alyse Black

Alyse Black

Black Joe Lewis

Backlash

My Empty Phantom

Collection of Memories I / II

Tje Austin

I Belong to You

SSB

More Stories to Tell

New Berlin

Basic Function
Screens

Film Reviews

2017 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Why not form an opinion instead of guessing what will win?

John Wick: Chapter 2

The body count increases exponentially in this new installment

The LEGO Batman Movie

The Dark Knight returns to Legoland

Rings

Japanese horror franchise reboot falls flat
arts & culture

An Idiot at FronteraFest

Diary of getting a homegrown 25-minute play onto the stage for Austin's biggest annual performance festival

BY T. LYNN MIKESKA

Arts Reviews

line upon line: first

In the percussion trio's concert of new works, four pieces took very different forms, but all resolved in a comparable calm

"Karen Kunc + Monika Meler: PrintAustin 2017"

At Gallery Shoal Creek, these artists’ prints interact well with one another – contrasting peace in nature and urban agitation
columns

Oops

Gay Place

The return of the Lesbian Prom brings a momentary break from politics

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: 8th Wonder Brewery, Houston

Craft brewery toasts the local iconic former sports stadium

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Equal Time

Good friends are going to cost you

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

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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