Aug. 18, 2017

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 36, Number 51

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news

Looking at the Lege After a Flaccid Special Session

Alpha males Abbott and Patrick can't get their red meat passed

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Point Austin: What History Teaches

Charlottesville resistance an inspiration here and everywhere

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Sunrise, Moonset

Darkness at midday, bright lights at night

BY NICK BARBARO

A Guide to Confederate Monuments in Austin

Where to find them, for as long as they're still standing

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Eddie Rodriguez

The state rep chimes in on the special session

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Adler, Eckhardt Warn Paxton on DACA Program

Abandoning deferred action would impact 234,000 Texans

BY MARY TUMA

Alex Jones’ Charlottesville Conspiracy Theory

Crackpot demagogue has ideas about the Nazis in Charlottesville

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New APL Chief Appointed

Roosevelt Weeks takes over on Sept. 11

BY MICHAEL KING

Fasten Nabs RideAustin's Communication Engagement Director

Upstart rideshare company hires Joe Deshotel

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Calendar: CodeNEXT

The timeline is heating up

BY SARAH MARLOFF

County Bonds Set for November

$93.4 million for transportation, $91.5 million for parks

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Council’s Work Is Never Done

Agenda features budget, the future of AE, and a whole lotta housing

BY MICHAEL KING

Firefighters and City Can't Strike a Deal

At an impasse yet again over collective bargaining

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Congressional Districts to Get Re-Mapped

Judge rules Doggett and Farenthold’s districts unconstitutional

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

“Rape Insurance” Bill Close to Becoming Law

HB 214 bars private, state-offered, and ACA abortion coverage

BY MARY TUMA

Where Are the Democrats on the 2018 Ballot?

With three months left to file, Democrats … don't seem eager to sign up

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AISD's "Concerned Parents" Rail Against LGBTQ Inclusivity

Religious extremists against comprehensive sex ed and Welcoming Schools program

BY SARAH MARLOFF

AISD Campuses: Mostly in Good Standing

97% of district schools reach state targets for accountability

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hightower Report: How Is Trump Like Humpty-Dumpty?

For one, he's got a fragile shell

BY JIM HIGHTOWER

food

2017 AUSTIN CHRONICLE HOT SAUCE FESTIVAL

Some Like It Hot

Welcome to the 27th annual Hot Sauce Festival

BY BRANDON WATSON

2017 Contest & Festival Facts

The devil is in the details

Celebrity Judges at the Hot Sauce Festival

This year’s distinguished panel of judges includes …

A Taste of What's in Store

Scenes from the 2016 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

A Brief History of Chips and Salsa

The backstory on this power couple

BY SIERRA DIAZ

Dear Glutton: Preparing for the Hot Sauce Festival

Get ready for the heat with local sauces

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

Playback: Touring Austin's Latin Record Stores

Discotecas outnumber Anglo record shops

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Summer Jams Clearance Sale, Part 2

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Tell the Devil I'm Getting There as Fast as I Can

BoDeans

Thirteen

Josh Abbott Band

Until My Voice Goes Out

Brandon Luedtke

Morning Light

Mark McKinney

World in Between

Memphis Strange

Strange Seconds

Burial Wraith

Kneel to the Witches

Doom Side of the Moon

Doom Side of the Moon

Headcrusher

Death Comes With Silence

Adrian Ruiz Quintet

Premiere: A Collection of Originals

Altin Sencalar

Introducing Altin Sencalar

Peacemakers

Peacemakers

Mike Nicolai

Rooster Nudes

Nakia

Wine to Water – The "Water to Wine" Outtakes

Caroline Says

50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong

Horti

Corpus Callosum

Hardened and Tempered

The Trailer Sessions

Sons of Santos

The Spindletop Blues

Kathy & the Kilowatts

Let's Do This Thing!

Matt the Electrician

The Doubles

George Kinney & the Golden Dawn

Rebel Heart
screens

Shot Caller's Vivid Look at Crime and Punishment

Local director Ric Roman Waugh offers a brutal look at the penal system

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Teenage Time Bomb

Can you handle the suburban hellscape of Blonde Death?

BY ZACK CARLSON

What’cha Watchin’?

Advertising Director Cassidy Frazier lets The Son, Deadwood, and Peaky Blinders speak for themselves

Film Reviews

Brigsby Bear

A man searches for truth in nostalgia

Good Time

A crime caper goes horribly movie

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

I will always love you

Ingrid Goes West

Hashtag: #thisisyourlife

Logan Lucky

A different kind of heist film from the Ocean's 11 director

Shot Caller

The metamorphosis of the prison system
arts & culture

A New Cuppa Tea in Tripoli

Actress Bernadette Nason takes tales of a year in Libya and brews a potent memoir

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Jewish Repertory Theater's The Art of Remembering

In Adina L. Ruskin's play, AJRT offers an intimate look at how memories shape us

Panoramic Voices’ Bach: Mass in B Minor

Director Brent Baldwin and his chorus made this work of pure uplift – rousing to sing, delightful to hear – a joy to experience

“Young Latino Artists 22: ¡Ahora!” at Mexic-Arte Museum

At a time when Hispanic identity is ever more complex, the artists in “YLA 22” seem pretty sure of their own
columns

Page Three: Trump and the Co-opting of “Alt”

If "alt-left" means "anti-Nazi," count us in

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Gay Place

Celebrating Pride Week amidst stupidity and hate

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Key Lime Pie Tour

Looking for America’s coolest summer pie at bakeries and restaurants around the area

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Break It Off Easy

Who gets the cat and the flat-screen?

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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