Aug. 24, 2018

Volume 37, Number 52

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news

Austin's Next Shot at Ending Homelessness

Thanks to an infusion of philanthropic cash, the city and its iTeam embark on a new effort

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: The Circus Returns to Town

Final-day filings bump up the list of wannabe Council candidates

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: The Battle Is Joined

Land use policy will define the November Council election

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Sarah Eckhardt

The optics of local governance

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Paid Sick Leave on Pause

Successful effort by right-wing group, attorney general, stunts city ordinance

BY MARY TUMA

County May Contest Tax-Exempt Status of Soccer Stadium

It's the tax, man

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Southwest Key & Their Contracts

County votes to continue contract with nonprofit, city to deliberate on Aug. 30

BY MARY TUMA

Lewis Conway’s Complex Candidacy

Eligibility questions, vague accusations plague Council candidate's early campaign

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Who's on the City's November 2018 Ballot?

Monday filing deadline yields complete list of candidates

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Ballot Lawsuits Simmer at Supreme Court

Ellen Troxclair, Texas Public Policy Foundation file briefs supporting audit and CodeNEXT petitioners

BY MICHAEL KING

The Doctors in Van Boven's Corner

Baylor Scott & White disputes amicus submission in Van Boven hospital litigation

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: Reasons for Optimism

A manageable agenda? Heard that one before.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

The City Needs Gravediggers, Too

PARD's long, hot summer with interment services

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Third-Party Police Oversight?

You're kidding.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Crime Lab Chronicles

City memo updates on troubled DNA lab's progress

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

2018 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Welcome to the 28th Annual Hot Sauce Festival

The heat is on

BY JESSI CAPE

2018 Hot Sauce Contest & Festival Facts

Everything you need to know

Celebrity Judges

This year’s distinguished panel of judges includes ...

A Taste of What's to Come

Scenes from the 2017 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

A Different Kind of Taco

Baja-style tacos are Rosarito’s specialty, and Austin’s obsession

BY AARON TEEL

Finding the Perfect Hot Sauce Is an Art Form

A pepper for every palate

BY ALISHA MCDARRIS

Food Events

music

Playback: White Denim Breaks Free

White Denim’s new LP Performance signals a new era of emancipation for Austin’s prog rockers, and Como Las Movies rides a nuevo wave

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

White Denim

Performance

Freedonia

Freedonia

Slomo Drags

Deacon Bruise

Sungod

Wave Refraction

Raquel Bell

Swandala

Kev Bev

Love Lemonade

the Stan Laurels

Maybe

Paper Moon Shiners

Illusions of Composure

Ben Millburn

Sunglass Moustache

Justin Stewart

Renaissance

Oliver Rajamani

Flamenco India

Blynd Birds

Find Your Conscience, Baby

Exhalants

Exhalants

Super Thief

Eating Alone in My Car

Madi Meeks

For You

Pocket Sounds

You Are Not Alone

Joe Ely

Full Circle: The Lubbock Tapes

Zach Varner

Blues in the Nude

Nervous Exits

Get Out
screens

Need to Flip a Car or Burn a Building Down? Call EB3 Effects.

How brothers Everett and Craig Byrom went from building maintenance to making movies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Andrew Bujalski Explores Breastaurant Culture in Support the Girls

Hot wings and rules of engagement

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

A.X.L

A boy and his electronic dog

Beautifully Broken

Christian drama about fatherhood and faith

Blue Iguana

Trans-Atlantic diamond heist flick wth additional hijinks

40 Years in the Making: The Magic Music Movie

Behind the Music for a band you've never heard of

Good Manners

A Brazilian werewolf tale that takes a while to bite

The Happytime Murders

Puppet comedy crime caper is less Feebles, more just feeble

Mile 22

Wahlberg and company get bloody as a CIA black ops team

Papillon

New adaptation of Henri Charrière's autobiographical novel of life on Devil's Island

Puzzle

The pretty pieces don't all fit in this jigsaw-solving drama

Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

The life and times of the Golden Age of Cinema's favorite pimp

Support the Girls

The hidden rules of life in Andrew Bujalksi's breastaurant comedy
arts & culture

The Past, Present, and FuturX of Latinx Performance in Austin

The current surge of Latinx theatre and dance in Austin speaks to both tradition and pioneering new directions

BY ROXANNE SCHROEDER-ARCE

Snapshot: The Secret Behind Sazón’s Award-Winning Hot Sauce

It’s all about balance, baby

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Austin Scottish Rite Theater's Wit

In this production, people are there for one another and no one has to face the end alone

"Crit Group 2018" at grayDUCK Gallery

The body of work by artists in the Contemporary Austin's current critique group often engages the body in some way

Lenka Clayton: The Distance I Can Be From My Son at the Blanton

In a series of amusing videos, the artist sheds light on the judgment calls parents make while balancing their children's safety and autonomy
columns

Gay Place

The Flash Collective calls on the queer community to help create public art

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Monument Inn Restaurant

Houston area eatery overlooks the busy ship channel

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Freedom

A Tinder date that went really well

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Why So Much?

BY LANCE MYERS

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