Oct. 19, 2018

Volume 38, Number 8

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news

Chronicle Endorsements

Recommendations for mayor, Council, school and college districts, bonds, and propositions

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Point Austin: This Most Important Election

How and why the Chronicle takes endorsements seriously

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: False Binary Choices

Finding middle ground in Austin politics

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Ted Gordon

AISD Trustee Ted Gordon on school funding

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Finding Funds for School Mental Health

Foundations help save 16 campus-based clinics

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Ready to Wrangle Scooters

Permanent "dockless mobility" rules ready for public comment

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Where’s the Fire, Chief?

City announces finalists to succeed Rhoda Mae Kerr

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Dusterhoft Claims Defamation

APD officer sues KLBJ host and guests

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

For "Active" Seniors Only

Affordable housing without transit? Council faces challenge.

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Council Poised to Bless Camelback

With commission and neighborhood support, the lakeside Camelback PUD appears headed for approval

BY MICHAEL KING

Fours on the Floor

Handicapping the next Council's coalitions on land use

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

MLS in Austin: Someday, Someway

It won't be the Crew, but there will be an Austin FC, league suggests

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Follow the Money ... to the Polls

Election funds flow to and from candidates and PACs

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Death Watch: Rockwell Schizophrenic or Faker?

One execution stayed, another set for Oct. 24

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Survivors Hit Back at City, County in Court

Plaintiffs hit back at motions to dismiss in sexual assault class-action suit

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Election Ticker: Early Voting Begins Monday

Victory for voting rights, political parties (the fun kind), the latest endorsements

BY MICHAEL KING

Zavala Families Facing the Future

As Austin ISD modernizes one Eastside campus, others remain fearful

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Heidi Group Heave-Hoed

State finally kicks incompetent anti-choice health provider to the curb

BY MARY TUMA

food

Living Off the Land With Local Leaf

Eric Knight and Stacy Coplin turn Central Texas foliage into yaupon tea

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Austin Chefs on What "Locally Sourced" Means to Them

Small gardens have big impact on flavor

BY R.T. FRANK

The Dish: Relish the Comfort of Hibachi Scallops at Sushi Japon

Newly remodeled Japanese steakhouse delivers entertainment and big flavor

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Boz Scaggs Doesn't Mean to Be Argumentative

The Texan parses blues, R&B, and rock & roll ahead of two Austin shows

BY TIM STEGALL

Playback: Agent of Change Returns

New hope and typical bureaucracy precede Council vote on sound dispute resolution

BY KEVIN CURTIN

ACL LIVE SHOTS ENCORE

Paul McCartney

Listen to what the man said

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Lil Wayne

NOLA rapper brings the uproar

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Vince Staples

Cali rapper gets the mainstream woke

BY CLARA WANG

Rhye

The future of R&B is androgynous

BY DAN GENTILE

screens

UT Grad Brings Politics Back to the Multiplex With The Oath

Producer Ray Mansfield and star/first-time filmmaker Ike Barinholtz on their timely satire

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

No More Cartoon Villains

Dismantling insulting stereotypes with the Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

Film Reviews

Big Kill

Low-budget Western rides high in the saddle

An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn

This year's weirdest, most delightful rom-com

The Guilty

Single-location thriller travels deep into a killer mystery

Halloween

The night he came home again (for the first time)

The Oath

Promise you'll see this hilarious and timely political satire

Studio 54

The rise, fall, and legacy of NYC's most famous nightclub
arts & culture

Edward Carey's Portrait of Madame Tussaud in Little

The Austin author both writes about and illustrates the grand, strange life of the waxworks queen

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Snapshot: ACL Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Songs

Because you either like the Beatles, or you haven't listened to enough of the Beatles

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Theatre Synesthesia's The Fault

In Katie Bender's play, an American family tries to save itself from being shaken apart

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance" at the Ransom Center

This evocative excavation into the artist's process of creating art and making books reveals the work of art is the completed book itself

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

This bittersweet novel charts a wrongful conviction's effect on a young couple
columns

Qmmunity

Modern-day cultural fads

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Altstadt Brewery

German-style brewery’s tasting room opens outside Fredericksburg

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Very Passionate Boyfriend

Find someone whose baseline is not assaulting you

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

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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