Nov. 3, 2017

Volume 37, Number 10

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Best of Austin 2017

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ON THE COVER:
features

The 28th Annual Austin Chronicle “Best of Austin” Awards

Readers Poll and Critics Picks

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

news

Chronicle Endorsements

Our endorsements on local bond packages and state constitutional amendments

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Point Austin: Building Cathedrals

Public libraries and schools sustain a common culture

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Building Foundations

Good work on the sustainable design front

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Elizabeth Colvin

Open enrollment for the ACA runs through Dec. 15

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

SAFE Cares

Nonprofit announces program for young survivors of sex trafficking

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Harding Eyes 2018 A.G. Race

Outgoing Travis County Democratic Party chair would be a longshot

BY MARY TUMA

Adler Pulls Frank Rodriguez Nomination

Aide won’t serve on Charter Review Commission

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Halloween Shooter in Custody

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: Hush Please … We’re Hiring a City Manager

City requests A.G. ruling to keep search confidential

BY MICHAEL KING

CodeNEXT: Slogging Toward Draft Three

BY SARAH MARLOFF

CHIPs Are Down

Millions of children could lose their health care, thanks to Congress

BY MARY TUMA

EMS Contract Expires

Union hobbled after talks break down on Monday

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Who Wants to Take on Ken Casaday?

Elections underway at police union

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Forced Testimony Over Evidence?

No physical evidence implicates Cardenas in his cousin's murder

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Cap Metro Hangs Hopes on “Connections 2025”

High frequency bus lines attempt to increase commuter freedom

BY JACK CRAVER

food

Food Events

screens

With a History Like That …

The Austin Polish Film Festival delves into the country's complicated past

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

What’cha Watchin’?

If you ever dreamed of being Jane Goodall, Chronicle Controller Liz Franklin invites you to take a stroll through PBS' uncanny valley of robotic animal spies

Film Reviews

A Bad Moms Christmas

The raunchy moms are back with some Christmas spirit(s)

Dealt

The remarkable life of a blind card mechanic

Jane

The life of famed anthropologist Jane Goodall

Jigsaw

The Saw character returns

LBJ

Harrelson dons prosthetics for this complicated biopic

Singularity

A supercomputer determines that mankind is an infection that needs to be eradicated

Suburbicon

The dark side of Fifties middle America

Thor: Ragnarok

The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date

Una

A woman confronts an older ex-lover with devastating results

Wonderstruck

Two lives intertwine across time in the latest from Todd Haynes
arts & culture

Texas Book Festival 2017

Lovers of the literary, you’re needed at the Capitol for this year’s TBF, stat!

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Capital T Theatre's The Brothers Size

In this staging of Tarell Alvin McCraney's drama, struggles with brotherhood and blackness play out against Yoruban ritual

Groundswell Theatre Company's Bear Eats Bear

This site-specific audio work puts the audience in a postapocalyptic world to show how central art is to the human experience

Butler Opera Center's Così fan tutte

This production brings Mozart's test of female fidelity into the modern world of Tinder and high finance
columns

Gay Place

Lots of worthy FUNdraisers this week

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Best of Texas

Here’s half a dozen of the best things about Texas travel in 2017

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Buttering Your Muffin

Never discount the sexual voraciousness of a pimply-faced teenager

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Front license plate – do I even need it?

BY LUKE ELLIS AND CAROLINE YOUNG

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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