Jan. 5, 2018

photo by Amalia Diaz

Volume 37, Number 19

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news

Life After Gentrification

When you and your home both have to move

BY JOSEPH CATERINE

Point Austin: Adler’s 2017 Austin Checklist

As 2018 dawns, the mayor compiles a list of accomplishments

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Business of Governing

Choosing a transit chief, a debt level & more

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ken Casaday

APA president still peeved about failed police contract

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review

AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Commuter Service Improvements

More trips for public transit riders

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Flu Season Spike

Texas is getting sick more than most

BY MARY TUMA

Arrest Ends Holiday Crime Spree

Xavier Lewis is charged with the Dec. 26 murder of Ebony Sheppard

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The (Longer) Road to CodeNEXT

Opponents would freeze the process via referendum

BY MICHAEL KING

"Some Dates Will Change"

ZAP Chair Jolene Kiolbassa predicts "a crazy sprint to the finish"

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Council and the City Manager

Tracking back on a lengthy and complicated search

BY MICHAEL KING

“A Bitter Pill”

APD begins life under Chapter 143

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

District 8 City Council Pool Filling Up

Two new candidates file campaign treasurer appointments

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

What's Up With Warren Wildlife?

Bouldin Creek's night at the museum

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

Eat Well, Learn French

Dine in Austin’s Petite Provence, speak French, and go back to basics

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Fronks Nut Milks Inspire Flavor and Reduced Footprints

Local dairy alternative is now serving Texas

BY ADRIENNE WHITEHORSE

ICYMI: Workhorse Bar

North Loop tavern gets it done right

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Food Events

music

Peter Tran's Spiraling Soundscapes

Modular synthesist moves Curved Light away from ambient, cassette-only output

BY DAN GENTILE

First Concert: Erica Shamaly

City of Austin Music & Entertainment Division manager Erica Shamaly betrothed to Duranie John Taylor?

Quit Your Day Job: Sam Baker

Song whisperer once picked cotton

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: The First Hit’s Free (Week)

Free Week, free rides, and freeing your mind!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

The Many Truths of I, Tonya

Sebastian Stan and Steven Rogers on unreliable narrators and figure skating's most controversial figure

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Korea’s Blue-Collar Heroes

AFS highlights the films of Bong Joon-ho

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Screengrabs from the Chronicle staff

Film Reviews

I, Tonya

Belated biopic redress for America's skating punchline

The Other Side of Hope

Searching for a better tomorrow in Aki Kaurismäki's droll tale of immigrants and restaurants
arts & culture

The Velveeta Room's Head Cheese

Pat Dean takes over the venue that’s redefining what a “comedy club” can be

BY CARINA MAGYAR

Snapshot: A New Year's Day Journey

Photographer David Brendan Hall braves the cold to snap Austin on the first day of 2018

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: Jan. 5

Austin gets to see how Buddhist high holy days are celebrated in Tibet and Qinghai, and how African-Americans and Latinos once stood together in an era of social change

Arts Reviews

“The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” at the Blanton

Aperture Foundation’s survey is a portrait of what we find with our cameras when we travel
columns

Gay Place

A queerer, more defiant 2018

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Exotic Wildlife Tours, Mountain Home

Excursions to the wildlife habitat give a look at a Texas legend

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Hot Zone

If you really want to be sure, complete immolation is the way to go

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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