May 4, 2018

Volume 37, Number 36

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news

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight

All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46

BY MARY TUMA

Point Austin: Slaves for Rent

Sick pay lawsuit confirms what bosses think of workers

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: CodeNextYear?

Reports, editorial, public all say CodeNOT

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: James Graves Jr.

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

AISD’s Suspension Situation

U.S. Department of Education runs a study

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

5th Circuit Upholds Voter ID Law

Requirements will stay in place for now

BY MARY TUMA

Cap Metro’s Summer Pilot

Everybody on the bus

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Council: Come Get Loopy

Life on the dais, for quite a while

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Putting Brian Manley to the Test

Interim chief lone finalist to run Austin Police

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Former Firefighter Under Fire, Arrest

Erik Spalteholz charged with possession of child pornography, tampering with evidence

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Can’t Convict the Defendant? Convict the Judge.

Chief judge defends Burkhalter firing

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Neighborhoods Council: A Whole New Book

Civic discourse on the skids

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

food

FIRST PLATES 2018

100 Restaurants Defining Austin Dining Now

Jessi Cape’s Top 10 Restaurants

Chronicle Food Editor names her favorite Austin eateries

Virginia B. Wood Hall of Fame

Austin's Bowling Alley Food More Than Abides

Local culinary kingpins endure

BY BETH SULLIVAN

The People’s Poke

Austin's influx of poke shops is very welcome, just not really Hawaiian

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Five Austin Bars With Great Food

Get cool drinks and tasty snacks in one place

BY EMILY BEYDA

The Spice Is Right With These Indian Tacos

A mix of cultures in a Tex-Mex shell

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food Events

music

A New World Opens Up for Austin's Soul Priestess Mélat

The daughter of Ethiopian émigrés finds a voice with Move Me II

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Playback: Shakey Graves’ Active Dream Life

“I figured it was important to rebreak the mold sooner than later”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Shakey Graves

Can't Wake Up

Jerry Jeff Walker

It's About Time

Powell St. John

Sultan of Psychedelia

Beaux Cheveux

Ro Sham Bo

Buckley

Las Cruces

Red Shahan

Culberson County

Kacey Musgraves

Golden Hour
screens

Star Wars Memories

In honor of Star Wars Day, Austin’s creatives talk about how the Force changed their lives

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Workers of the World, United in Time

UT Lecturer Anne Lewis on her new doc, A Strike and an Uprising (in Texas)

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Editorial intern Tinu Thomas goes for coffee and cakes

Film Reviews

Bad Samaritan

David Tennant plays Hannibal Lecter, which is less fun than it sounds.

Ghost Stories

Three very British tales of terror.

Kings

Interracial tensions boil over in 1990s L.A.

Little Pink House

Courtroom drama makes dry property rights personal.

RBG

Loving look at the Supreme Court member, and unlikely pop culture icon

Tully

Modern motherhood unraveled and rebuilt by the Young Adult team.
arts & culture

Zines on the Central Library Shelves

The city works to recognize and grow zine culture in Austin

BY LETICIA URIETA

Snapshot: Levitation All Lit Up

Meet the visual artists behind the psych music fest’s trippy light shows

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Seen / Soon: May 4

Recapping the fifth Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards and anticipating the 33rd Funniest Person in Austin semi-finals

Arts Reviews

The Vortex's Performance Park

Whatever you want to call this play/scavenger hunt/immersive live roleplay, it’s a one-of-a-kind, wonderful theatrical experience

Filigree Theatre’s Trio

In Sheila Cowley’s new play, questions of identity arise for three people during the creation of a play

“Elizabeth Chiles: Weave” at grayDUCK Gallery

Chiles explores the ever-changing nature of light, time, and life through transcendant prints of light’s little dance through flora
columns

Gay Place

Austin pups celebrate the Year of the Dog

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Hot Springs NP, Ark.

Oldest national nature preserve still a hot destination

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Free Range Kids

On the ominous meaning of "kid-friendly"

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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