July 13, 2018

Volume 37, Number 46

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features

Drinks Issue 2018

On Assignment

How does News Editor Chase Hoffberger prepare for the “Destination: Drinks” issue? By jet-setting through Mexico.

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

news

Point Austin: Of Frogs and Children

Do what you can to defend imprisoned refugees

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: “Gerrymandering Is Not a Game”

"... except when it is"

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Tom Nuckols

How would you like to be sued by Ken Paxton?

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Shoal Creek Trail on Track

Conservancy releases draft plan for public comment

BY MICHAEL KING

July 4 Murder, or Self-Defense?

What happened before Jason Roche shot Devonte Ortiz?

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Everybody Into Mabel Davis Pool

East Austin swimming hole back in business

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

County Construction: Brackenridge Hospital, Courthouse

Big plans for big buildings

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

TSTEM Coalition Steps in at Mendez

A plan to save a school

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

From the Banks of Sandy Creek

A material plant moves in?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Planning Commission Carousel

Nuckols, White both to resign

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Troxclair Won’t Seek Re-election for City Council

No incumbent will run in District 8

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Moms Describe Anguish in Letters From Inside the Hutto Detention Facility

Reuniting isn’t easy

BY MARY TUMA

Bastrop Sheriff Targets Latino Neighborhood

Faith group calls for meeting

BY MARY TUMA

City on Montopolis Negro School: Ours, Through Eminent Domain

City must agree to terms with Austin Stowell

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Annals of Law and Order

Court of Criminal Appeals expands use of "circumstantial evidence"

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Faith in Executions

Religious beliefs barred a potential juror from Christopher Young's trial. Did that cause his sentencing?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

Drinks Issue 2018

Drinking Local: A Cocktail’s Footprint

Where in the world are these cocktail ingredients from?

BY R.T. FRANK

Drunk on a Train

Four friends bar crawl their way down the Capital Metro Red Line

BY EMILY BEYDA, JESSI CAPE AND MAURICE GRAVES

Guide to Central Texas Breweries

Our comprehensive list of places to grab a craft beer in and around Austin

The Austin Chronicle Five-8 Brew Tour

Something’s brewing in North Austin

Food Events

music

Drinks Issue 2018

40 Songs to Make You Feel Better (or Worse) About Drinking

A sampling of drinking songs local, south of the border, and global

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Playback: Love Us or Hiatus

Rare gigs and soft breakups from Iron Age and US Weekly

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Drinks Issue 2018

Five Films About Our Favorite Bartenders

To those that serve, we salute you

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How the Reich Manipulated Pop Culture in Hitler's Hollywood

The power of propaganda

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Intern Charlie Neddo makes their recommendations for performances by trans actors

Film Reviews

Boundaries

Take a pleasant road trip with Christopher Plummer up the PCH

Filmworker

Leon Vitali, Kubrick's right-hand man, forever in the maestro's shadow

Hitler's Hollywood

The Third Reich's cinematic propaganda machine exposed

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Drac packs some serious SPF sunscreen when the Goth-ish animation goes aquatic

Leave No Trace

Into the woods in this moving family drama

Skyscraper

The Rock's take on The Towering Inferno is a damp squib
arts & culture

Sherry Thomas Is Our Lady of Crime Solving

The game's afoot in a very different way in the Lady Sherlock series by Austinite Sherry Thomas

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Drinks Issue 2018

Snapshot: King Bee Lounge

Mezcal and the meaning of life

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

"Jonathan Muzacz: Stained Slabs" at the Butridge

With his solo show, the artist revs up the gallery by bringing in the street in eye-catching style

"...of Warp and Weft" at Davis Gallery

Using wood and cheesecloth, Caprice Pierucci and Charles Heppner's mutation of form and fiber is beautiful even as it is foreboding

Steven Saylor's The Throne of Caesar

Caesar's murder gets a fresh coat of paint in this mystery of ancient Rome
columns

Drinks Issue 2018

Gay Place

Drink ’til it helps

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Utopia

French chef decorates her ultimate treehouses in Utopia

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Breadwinning

There's a pretty good chance that the robot uprising is probably just around the corner

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch

The finals edition

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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