Oct. 26, 2018

Volume 38, Number 9

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features

How to Assemble Your Brett Kavanaugh Mask

Start by trampling on someone's rights
news

Chronicle Endorsements

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

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Land for Water

The city is asking voters to send more money to a little-known program that protects Barton Springs

BY LINDSAY STAFFORD MADER

Point Austin: Lessons at Election Time

Vote like our lives (and Austin) depend on it

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice Light

Planning for the weekend

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week: Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Dipping into the literary well

Civics 101

This Week’s Rolling Boil

Living a handful of days without good water

BY MARY TUMA

NAKED CITY

The Floods Hit Sandy Creek

Sustained rains bring trouble to Llano County site

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Vietnam Memories

Ricardo Ainslie's new documentary The Mark of War airs Sunday

BY MICHAEL KING

Whole Foods’ Labor Market

U.S. Sens. Sanders, Warren probe Austin grocer's labor relations

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Sixth Street Shootouts

Three shootings roil Downtown this weekend

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER

Ora’s Last Stand?

Running circles around City Council

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Camelback PUD Ambles Forward

City Council gives preliminary approval to major northwest Austin development

BY MICHAEL KING

Election Ticker: Don’t Listen to Us!

Midterm coverage, from the folks you love to hate

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, CHASE HOFFBERGER, MICHAEL KING, MARY TUMA AND NINA HERNANDEZ

The Texas Public Policy Foundation: Not Always Evil!

Conservative think tank aligns with FIRST STEP Act

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Bullies Will Be Bullies

Decoding Jimmy Flannigan and Ken Casaday's most recent tiff

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Death Watch: Can Texas Keep a Secret?

State Supreme Court grants rehearing in execution drug supplier case

BY SARAH MARLOFF

The Threat Is Real

Still wonder how Kavanaugh will rule on abortion? Look no further than his record in Texas

BY MARY TUMA

food

Tasty Reads at the Texas Book Festival

Barbecue, pies, and more to whet your literary appetite

Give Booze a Shot

Local options for shots (shots shots shots shots)

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food Events

music

Music on the Page at the Texas Book Festival

Music books strut their feminism, hip-hop, and emo

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Playback: Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight

Cancer stricken pop savant crafts his NOT-posthumous album

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Texas Platters

Doyle Bramhall II

Shades

Charlie Belle

Like I Love This

Upper Reality

Holy Mountain Wata

Jane Ellen Bryant

Let Me Be Lost

Immortal Guardian

Age of Revolution

Cherubs

Short of Popular

Bright Light Social Hour

Missing Something

Shmu

Lead Me to the Glow

Jaimee Harris

Red Rescue
screens

Austin Film Festival 2018 Preview

Austin Film Festival Brings Paul Dano's Wildlife to Town

The actor becomes director with literary family drama

BY MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN

Small-Town Drama, Small-Town Hospitality

Austin director Tyler Russell gets help picking some Texas Cotton

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Also Starring Austin Makes ATX the Star

Mike Blizzard’s cinematic history finds more than just slackers

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

Iron Orchard Gets Its Day on Screen

Austin Film Festival shows the film adaptation of the classic Texas novel

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

From Paris to Austin

AFA Ciné-Club brings in Gallic wonders from the Champs-Élysées Film Festival

BY JOSH KUPECKI

What’cha Watchin’?

Screens editor Richard Whittaker has your Halloween binge watch ready

Film Reviews

Beautiful Boy

Steve Carell soars above this overly-earnest addiction biography

Border

Swedish coming out drama has a mythological bent

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

The great photographer's work reappraised and redeemed

The Happy Prince

Tragic Oscar Wilde biopic flies sporadically

Hunter Killer

Cold War flashbacks as Gerard Butler takes on the Russkies

Johnny English Strikes Again

Time to revoke this agent's license

London Fields

Buried crime drama finally emerges after legal scandals

Mid90s

Jonah Hill's coming-of-age story sometimes sparks with authenticity

Silencio

Time travel drama with a family twist
arts & culture

Ben Fountain on Beautiful Country Burn Again

In his new book, the author lights up 2016 to make sense of that crazy, intense year

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Books to Prep You for the Texas Book Festival

The read goes on forever at the 2018 Texas Book Festival

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Ghost Walk Austin

Suicide Brides and servant girl murders: Haunted tour guide Jim Miles explores the creepier side of Downtown Austin

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Austin Symphony's Happy Birthday, Lenny

In its concert celebrating Bernstein, the ASO shows the composer giving his all in even the briefest of works

“Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes” at Women & Their Work

In her small-scale re-creations of murder scenes in mystery novels, the artist provides playful social commentary on the genre

“Shanie Tommasini: Slippery Clump” at the Umlauf

The Umlauf Prize-winning artist uses big, playful shapes and environmental manipulation to look at art, nature, and conservation
columns

Qmmunity

Trump and other things that go bump in the night

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Active Plan, Brownsville

Tropical trail mix comes to the RGV

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Exposed Nipples

Unlike our president, a warm, sweaty, glitter-speckled nipple is nothing to be embarrassed about

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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