May 25, 2018

Volume 37, Number 39

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news

CodeNEXT Wrecks Austin

Or did Austin wreck CodeNEXT?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Point Austin: Gun Crazy

More massacres, more conversations, more sanctimony ... more nothing

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: New Math

Can CodeNEXT get to eight votes?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Dan Patrick

Our Lt. Gov. has some bad ideas about dealing with school shootings

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Big Bust at the Tax Office

Seven arrested for license plate forgery scheme

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Texas: An Abortion Desert

Women in 10 Texas cities must travel more than 100 miles for an abortion

BY MARY TUMA

Abortion Gag Rule

Trump's war on women's health continues

BY MARY TUMA

Motor Voter: Texas Won’t Play Nice

Why does the state want to restrict voting access?

BY MARY TUMA

Council Watch: Mariana Salazar

District 1 race continues to fill up

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council: What Do We Want? Money!

Who needs it? Fire stations, cops, and scooter companies.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

A Solitary Manley

On the vetting process for Austin's chief of police

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Limbaugh Rant Puts UT MasculinUT Program in Limbo

University program halted until after summer

BY MARY TUMA

Run-off Election Results

Winners and losers in the Democratic primary

BY MARY TUMA, MICHAEL KING AND CHASE HOFFBERGER

County Reports on Drug Use and Poverty

New studies and what they mean for Austin

BY MICHAEL KING

The School Board Shuffle

Geronimo Rodriguez named AISD Board prez after Kendall Pace resigns

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Food and Music Strike a Chord With These Austin Chefs

We explore the link between the culinary and musical in anticipation of Hot Luck

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food Events

music

I Heart K-Pop

Korean DJ nights choreograph a local niche

BY DAN GENTILE

Playback: Being Christeene in 2018

“I’m a collection of all the shit that you’re throwing around in this stratosphere of online media conversation.”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Christy Hays

River Swimmer

Future Museums, Neil Lord

Rosewater Ceremony

Midcentury

Modern Nostalgia

Okkervil River, Will Sheff

In the Rainbow Rain

Greyhounds

Cheyenne Valley Drive

Big Wy's Brass Band

Portal to Funkville

Jess Williamson

Cosmic Wink

RF Shannon

Trickster Blues
screens

Documentary Uses Virtual Reality to Explore East Austin Gentrification

Technology and social justice come together in Latinitas' film

BY MAE HAMILTON

ATX Film News

Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Blood and Baby Carts

AFS presents samurai series Lone Wolf and Cub

BY JOSH KUPECKI

Chronicle Recommends: War Movies

Movie picks for Memorial Day

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN, JOSH KUPECKI, STEVE DAVIS, MATTHEW MONAGLE, DANIELLE WHITE, KIMBERLEY JONES, MARC SAVLOV AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Beast

Murder-mystery rewritten as a chilling fairy tale romance.

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Goya-winning animation finds the demons within us all

First Reformed

Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke burn in the divine for this meditation on faith.

Itzhak

Violin maestro Itzhak Perlman gets the biodoc treatment

Mrs. Hyde

Isabelle Huppert glows (literally) in this SF-comedy makeover of the psycho-horror classic.

1945

Hungary's Holocaust culpability unearthed in one small village.

Outside In

Jay Duplass and Edie Falco in a story of post-prison re-integration.

Show Dogs

Unfunny canine buddy-cop comedy is no man's best friend.

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Should you have a bad feeling about this stand-alone Star Wars?
arts & culture

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2018

Actor/director Norman Blumensaadt, dance artists Kathy Dunn Hamrick and Anuradha Naimpally, and philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein join the ranks of cultural heroes

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: The Austin Chicken Wing Festival

1,500 Austin poultry fans spread their wings at foodie fest

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Capital T Theatre's Small Mouth Sounds

This hilarious and moving production reveals near deafening truths with barely a sound

Generic Ensemble Company's Carmen

This devised work shares the name of Bizet's opera, but it has its own story to tell, one that's modern, irreverent and funny

Object Collection’s It's All True

This opera culled from Fugazi concert detritus was an endurance test for both audience and performers
columns

Gay Place

Long live the long weekend

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: The Cistern, Houston

Houston’s former underground reservoir perfect canvas for light artist

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Debbie Downers

It is truly fascinating to witness the beautiful butterfly squeeze back into an ugly caterpillar

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

World Cup kickoff right around the corner, U.S. prepare for a series of pre-WC matches, and more

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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