March 2, 2018

Volume 37, Number 27

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features

Our New Events Department Brings You All the Fun

Chron Events is off and running

BY MARK FAGAN

news

Chronicle Endorsements

Recommendations for the county, state, and country

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

You Be the Judge

Sex, lies, and politics in the 331st District Court

BY NINA HERNANDEZ AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: The Daily Carnage

Another month, another mass shooting ... will this one make a change?

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: In the Name of Fairness

Times change, and so do schools

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ted Gordon

AISD trustee on the Confederate school names

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Letters for Laura Monterrosa

Local, federal politicians probe T. Don Hutto on abused detainee

BY MARY TUMA

Say Hello to the New (Less Confederate) Schools

Five AISD schools will get a name change

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Did Y’all Even Vote?

Early voting totals are in, and they're quite low

BY MARY TUMA

Statesman Sold (We're Told)

Daily paper could go to GateHouse Media

BY MARY TUMA

CodeNEXT’s End Is Near, in Theory

What fate for our five-year, $8.5 million rewrite?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Council: Buckets Before Vendors

Light fare on the agenda this week

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Free-Net to Be Replaced?

California company slated to replace local digital literacy org

BY MARY TUMA

Austin Police Association Files Injunction Against Police Monitor

Union seeks to bar PM from IA investigations during impasse

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Put the Soccer Stadium in the River

Precourt Sports Ventures' troubles finding a home continue

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Political Discourse in the Modern Age

@WeThePeople #oftheUnitedStates

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

ICE Strikes Deal With Surveillance Firm

What does Vigilant Solutions’ license plate reader deal with APD mean for the city’s stonewall of ICE?

BY MARY TUMA

Election Notes

More news from the campaign trail

BY MARY TUMA, MICHAEL KING AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

food

Hunan Restaurant

There’s a spot at a North Lamar mini-mall serving excellent jajangmyeon

BY EMILY BEYDA

New Plant-Based Food Truck Serves Burgers and Builds Community

Plow Burger aims to feed the people, hold the meat

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Food Events

music

2017-2018 Austin Music Awards Winners

2017-2018 Austin Music Industry Awards Winners

Playback: The Austin Music Industry Awards Come of Age

Kevin Curtin reverses his “awards are bullshit” stance

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

A Broken Trust at the Alamo Drafthouse

After executive mismanagement of sexual harassment accusations, the movie chain reconsiders what it means to do the right thing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Paul Thomas Anderson on His Friendship With Jonathan Demme

Phantom Thread director to receive Texas Film Award

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Annihilation

Alex Garland's SF mystery is weird for weirdness' sake.

A Fantastic Woman

Emancipation in grief in this Chilean Oscar-nominated film.

Nostalgia

A life well lived examined in a film uninspiringly made.

The Party

Sally Potter's dinner party theatre is a delicious dish.

Red Sparrow

Erotic spy thriller is Fifty Shades of Gorky Park.
arts & culture

Local Opera Local Artists' La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling

The company’s take on Mozart’s last opera asks hard questions about forgiveness in a messy world

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Raw Paw Arson Benefit

The creative community rallies around the art collective after a fire destroys their home base and catalog

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: March 2

Arts Reviews

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Enron

This production of Lucy Prebbles' play smartly recounts and reframes the corporate beast's rise and fall

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

This debut fantasy novel is appealing, in part because it draws on legends of the Arab world for its magic

“18+” at Recspec Gallery

The exhibit of explicit work by 23 women and nonbinary artists has the effect of a peep show with recurring thrills
columns

Gay Place

Take a moment to enjoy Austin before SXSW barrels into town

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Manske Rolls, San Marcos

The unique twist on the cinnamon roll is a San Marcos original

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Backseat Driver

The most exquisite intellectual torture imaginable

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Renting your house during SXSW?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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