May 11, 2018

Volume 37, Number 37

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news

May 2018 Democratic Primary Coverage: Catch the Run-Off

Filtering through the final round

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Point Austin: Can This Code Be Saved?

Plan for a common future, or pretend it just won't happen

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Two Tales of One City

Land use commissions diverge; dogs

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Sheryl Cole

The heat's still on in House District 46

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Death Watch: What Evidence?

Juan Castillo set for execution on May 16

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Andrew Romero out at Austin Police Association

APA vice president suspended 20 days from APD, resigns from union post

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Good News for Norman and Sims Students

Merged schools to see more teachers, bilingual classes, afterschool programs, and more

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: A Special Event

Alison Alter, agreeing to disagree

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

CodeNEXT: “Highly Unlikely”?

Planning Commission plays along, Zoning & Platting calls to terminate

BY SARAH MARLOFF

What Drug Test?

City mulling policy rewrite after EMS asst. chief eschews standard procedure

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Soccer Volleys: Court Orders and Community Forums

Conversation could heat up in June

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Candy-Coated Copyright Infringement

Museum of Human Achievement sues Mars, associates over SXSW installation

BY KATE GROETZINGER

Chronicle Endorsements

Recommendations for the run-off

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

food

A Different Kind of Barista at Empowered Coffee

Employees with intellectual or developmental disabilities make coffee and learn life skills

BY DAN GENTILE

Diets Don’t Always Mean Deprivation

Sarno brothers release their plant-based, indulgence-focused cookbook with a Central Library demo

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

ICYMI: Full English Serves Breakfast for the Queen's Subjects

Get thee some tea sandwiches

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Food Events

music

Freewheeling With the First Lady of Austin Country, Kelly Willis

Pondering her first solo album in more than a decade

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Playback: Strictly Conjunto

“We don’t want this music to die” – Johnny Degollado

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Mobley

Fresh Lies, Vol. I

Kat Edmonson

Old Fashioned Gal

Jeff Plankenhorn

Sleeping Dogs

Willie Nelson

Last Man Standing

Charley Crockett

Lonesome as a Shadow

Chris Cogburn / Ingebrigt Håker Flaten / Bob Hoffnar / Henry Kaiser

En las Montañas de Excesos
screens

How Rooster Teeth Became an Online Phenomenon

9.5 million YouTube subscribers can’t be wrong

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

True Life, Unfiltered

New mini-fest AFS Doc Days scours the globe for fresh viewpoints

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: Distance

He said, she said, IRL and online, in Distance

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Backstabbing for Beginners

Diplomacy and corruption mix in true-life drama.

Disobedience

Rachel Weisz explores the complexities and joys of choice in Britain's Jewish communities.

Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy goes back to school

Lu Over the Wall

Japanese mermaid tale with a big heart and a groovy beat.

Measure of a Man

Even Donald Sutherland reciting fortune cookie wisdom doesn't save this YA snore.

Overboard

Unexpected remake of the Eighties' most questionable rom-com

Racer and the Jailbird

Euro crime drama skips a gear in its switchback action.

Revenge

Bloody vengeance fit for the #MeToo era.
arts & culture

Phillip Wade and Friends on the West Austin Studio Tour

The artist has some creative friends show in his Clarksville home

BY MELANY JEAN

Snapshot: Atlanta’s Shaky Knees Music Festival

The ATX/ATL fest connection

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Theatre en Bloc's Cry It Out

This production tackles the huge challenge of exploring motherhood and class, and can't quite have it all

Tapestry Dance Company's April Fools

This remount of the tap troupe's valentine to vaudeville brought the old art form back with delights in abundance

"Dawn Okoro: Punk Noir" at the Carver Museum

The artist provides a corrective to preconceived notions of punk, exploring the ethos through black personal style
columns

Gay Place

Queer-story being made in Austin

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Bessie Coleman, Atlanta Historical Museum

Texas-born pioneer aviatrix is remembered in her hometown

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Flaming Hetero

No matter what we believe ourselves to be, we are what we prove ourselves to be

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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