Oct. 27, 2017

Volume 37, Number 9

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features

How to Assemble Your Armed White Male Mask

The new face of terror, no ammo necessary
news

Chronicle Endorsements

Our endorsements on local bond packages and state constitutional amendments

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Bondology

How does one schedule a bond? Very carefully, and with a lot of advance planning.

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Point Austin: A Turning Point?

Flake, Corker, and Straus ... does the new GOP have room for decency?

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Trick or Treat!

Scary times for CodeNEXT

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus

The House Speaker is out after this term. Here's doubting he goes quietly.

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Death Watch: Areli Escobar

Court of Criminal Appeals orders re-examination of 2009 case

BY SARAH MARLOFF

During Austin Visit, A.G. Jeff Sessions Rehashes Immigration Myths

Activists protest Sessions and the DOJ’s “racist” agenda

BY MARY TUMA

Save East Austin Schools PAC vs. Facts

How did something so wrong get into the League of Women Voters’ voting guide?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Van Boven vs. the Texas Medical Board

TMB delays exoneration of Lakeway doctor

BY MICHAEL KING

Beto O'Rourke's Punk Rock Politics

Can the congressman from El Paso really take a Senate seat from Ted Cruz?

BY MARY TUMA

CodeNEXT Version 2: The Final Countdown

Marathon land use commission meeting precipitates close of public comment period

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: More Strategery ... and Books!

BY MICHAEL KING

Federally Sanctioned Sexual Assault?

Civil rights loophole at the heart of court reporter's case

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Dawnna Dukes’ Charges Dropped

13 felonies gone, two misdemeanors resolved

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What Did Happen to Ruth Bettis?

1982 slaying remains unsolved

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Lawsuit Filed Against Central Health

Argument over use of medical funding will continue in court

BY MICHAEL KING

APA, City Agree to Terms on New Contract

Union membership, City Council to consider agreement over next two months

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Peruvian-Inspired Food Bus Serves Killa Brunch

East Airport eatery Killa Wasi elevates casual dining

BY EMILY BEYDA

Food Events

music

The Brain Behind Ambient Trio Dallas Acid

Exploring the oscillators, envelope generators, and filters that create the band’s pastoral, spacey sound

BY DAN GENTILE

Playback: Death by David Vincent

Hanging with Morbid Angel singer-turned-country outlaw David Vincent and other dark tales of the live music capital

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Black Pistol Fire

Deadbeat Graffiti

Palo Duro

Ryou Cannon

Ingebrigt Håker Flaten

Hong Kong Cab

Glue

S / T MLP

Thor Harris

The Subversive Nature of Kindness

Protextor & Brother Bear

American Neon

David Ramirez

We're Not Going Anywhere

LeRoi Brothers

Check This Action
screens

DEATH BY FESTIVAL

Death By Festival Brings the Horror and Metal for a Good Cause

13 hours of ghoulish cinematic creations

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Don Swaynos on New Short Film "Don't Ever Change"

Austin filmmaker serves up gore and giggles

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Film Festival Picks

Local flavor and Texas ties

BY JOSH KUPECKI

What’cha Watchin’?

Real life is hardcore enough. Music Editor Raoul Hernandez finds sweet escapism in streaming kinder, gentler TV.

Film Reviews

All I See Is You

A blind woman who regains her sight starts to see things differently

Ex Libris: New York Public Library

An intimate look inside the venerable institution

Geostorm

It's not just a storm, it's a ...

Goodbye Christopher Robin

The story of A.A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh

Halloween Pussy Trap Kill Kill

Halloween hijinks with Dave Mustaine

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

The director of The Lobster returns with another salvo

Mr. Roosevelt

A comedian returns to Austin to care for her sick cat and confront her past

78/52

An effusive doc on the shower scene from Psycho

The Snowman

Jo Nesbø's crime series hits the big screen

Thank You for Your Service

American soldiers return from Iraq and try to readjust to civilian life

Tragedy Girls

Serial killer high-school girls in the social media age

Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

Another installment of Madea's spooky stories
arts & culture

Checking Out Austin's New Central Library

Yes, the city’s “Library of the Future” still has books, but this 21st century facility is about so much more

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Keeping Up With the Satans

For Halloween, one South Austin yard becomes an infernal delight

BY ROSE L. THAYER

Arts Reviews

TILT Performance Group's Zombie Prom

This musical is kitschy Halloween fun but with something to say about being different

Ballet Austin’s Not Afraid of the Dark

The glow-in-the-dark visions of this earnest, sweet ballet will excite and inspire the youngsters who see it

"2017 Texas Biennial"

The breadth of Texas viewpoints and artistic variety is evident in this year’s statewide survey of contemporary art
columns

Gay Place

Seriously, who doesn't love Halloween?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Old Alton Bridge, Denton

Goatman’s Bridge is a reminder of the cowardly Klansmen’s dastardly deed

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: What Happens Next Is AMAZING!

No, it probably isn't

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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