July 21, 2017

Volume 36, Number 47

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The Austin Chronicle Cocktail List 2017

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news

The Damage Done by SB 4

Court records reveal impact of the "show me your papers" bill on immigrant lives

BY MARY TUMA

Lege Lines: Stretching Toward a Sunset

Don't praise the Senate GOP for working quickly to pass what's needed

BY MARY TUMA AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Headlines

Civics 101

Quote of the Week

Justice must find the light

NAKED CITY

Boycotting Texas’ Bigotry

BY MARY TUMA

Commissioners to Discuss Racial Disparities in County Jail

Thursday work session on heels on Grassroots Leadership's report

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Dripping Springs Wastewater Update

The EPA will allow the town to discharge treated wastewater into Onion Creek

BY MICHAEL KING

Abbott and His Armed Militia

The governor needs his muscle

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Mayor’s Plan to Fix Everything

Voila! Tourists pay to house the homeless.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Crime Lab: Evidence of Improvement?

Audits on active forensic labs expected to begin before July's end

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Contract Talks Getting Hot at AFD

Firefighters association president accuses city of bad faith bargaining

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Represented by Wikipedia

Taichin Preyor did not get the legal expertise he deserved

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Tracking a Caldwell County Landfill Proposal

Tracking a Caldwell County landfill proposal

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

The Hightower Report: What Are the Koch Boys Up To?

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

Food Events

25 Bars That Define Austin

Dives, lounges, and saloons that are raising the bar

BY BRANDON WATSON

11 Local Substitutes to Beer and Wine

A list of our favorite ale alternatives

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Five Beers for Tubing

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

Five Local All-Day Rosés

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

music

How Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" Became the Most Valuable Song of All Time

Buffett began composing the song after visiting a local Mexican restaurant

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Hot Shivers

New Whiskey Shivers, Butthole Surfers, Casualties, murals, and takes on American literary classics

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Five Films Improved by a Stiff Drink

We laughed, we cried, we passed out

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

A Trap Escapes

Alamo Drafthouse's Video Vortex unleashes Jungle Trap

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Food Editor Brandon Watson pairs old shows with fresh bubbles

Film Reviews

The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Errol Morris' latest doc profiles Boston photographer

Dunkirk

A harrowing new World War II classic

Girls Trip

A raunchy and empowering time in New Orleans

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Luc Besson's latest is a kaleidoscopic mess

The Women’s Balcony

An Orthodox community gets embroiled in gender politics
arts & culture

Throwing a Few Back With Shit-faced Shakespeare

When it's time to perform Shit-faced Shakespeare, here's how an actor prepares

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Chamber Music Festival: St. Lawrence String Quartet

This concert was a lesson in active listening from an active, assured, exceptional ensemble

"Far Out"

This show's works inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope tell stories, with the device's hexagonal golden mirrors a recurring visual motif

Richard III

Last Act Theatre's all-female production takes this drama from the doldrums to dynamite for Women Who Act
columns

Go Forth. Be Memorable.

BY THE LUV DOC

Oops

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips: Railean Distillery, San Leon

Texas' oldest rum distillery turns their welcome center into a neighborhood bar

BY GERALD MCLEOD

Gay Place

Cheers, queers!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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