Dec. 7, 2018

Volume 38, Number 15

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features

Your Guide to Giving

How to donate to local nonprofits
news

Chronicle Endorsements

Dec. 11 Run-Off Election; Early Voting Nov. 29-Dec. 7

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

GIFT GUIDE 2018

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist

Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more

BY THE NEWS STAFF

AISD Prepares to Slice the Apple

School district battles its budget monsters

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Cracking the Code

Change in our city will move at the speed of trust

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Transit, Then and Now

A lingering desire for streetcars

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Texas GOP: Not Muslim-Free

Following Tarrant County controversy, Republican Party of Texas reaffirms commitment to religious liberty for all

BY MICHAEL KING

Paxton Sues San Antonio Over SB 4

AG takes his anti-"sanctuary cities" show down the road

BY MARY TUMA

Dems Call for Health Care for All Texans

State Rep. Gina Hinojosa pledges to carry comprehensive health care bill to the 86th Texas Lege

BY MICHAEL KING

Council: They Saw the Light!

Only 101 agenda Items to go until Christmas

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Run-Off Ticker: Every Vote Really Will Matter!

Election news to use at the polls

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, MICHAEL KING, AUSTIN SANDERS AND MARY TUMA

Scottish Rite Dorm Admits They Failed Queer Resident

Separate rules were applied to UT freshman and her girlfriend

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Death Watch: Lucky 13?

The state on pace for a baker's dozen of executions by year end

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Court: Immigrant Detention Is Child Care

3rd Court of Appeals dismisses suit that challenged "family residential centers" that meet only minimal child welfare standards

BY MARY TUMA

DPS to Audit Austin Rape Case Clearance

APD chief asks for review of cases that aren't really solved

BY SARAH MARLOFF

food

GIFT GUIDE 2018

CBD-Centric Gifts to Keep Your Holidays Chilled Out

Seven ways to calm the hell down during this stress-filled season

BY JESSI CAPE

Food Events

music

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild

Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money

BY KEVIN CURTIN

GIFT GUIDE 2018

Top 10 Box Sets of 2018

Beatles

The White Album (Super Deluxe)

Art Ensemble of Chicago

The Art Ensemble of Chicago and Associated Ensembles

Metallica

... And Justice For All (Deluxe)

Brian Eno

Music for Installations

R.E.M.

The Best of R.E.M. at the BBC

Bob Dylan

More Blood, More Tracks: The Bootleg Series Vol. 14

David Bowie

Loving the Alien (1983-1988)

Joe Strummer

Joe Strummer 001

Charles Bradley

Black Velvet Deluxe Box

Tom Petty

An American Treasure
screens

GIFT GUIDE 2018

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen

From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER, JULIAN DEBERRY, DANIELLE WHITE AND JAMES RENOVITCH

Finding The Wrong Todd at Other Worlds Austin

Rob Schulbaum sees double in his new film

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Operations coordinator Trace Thurman on stalkers and superheroes

Film Reviews

At Eternity’s Gate

Transcendent examination of van Gogh through his own eyes

Back Roads

Dark family drama works, but was better as a book

Becoming Astrid

Pippi Longstocking creator's life story isn't for kids

Chef Flynn

New York's young culinary genius is an enfant adorable

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle

Latest update of Kipling's classic is caught in Disney's shadow

The Possession of Hannah Grace

Diabolical horror in the morgue is DOA

Roma

Alfonso Cuarón bleakly romanticizes his childhood maid
arts & culture

GIFT GUIDE 2018

Books to Read and Wrap for the Holidays

Ditch that elf on the shelf so you can put all these nifty books there

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair 2018

Humanities Texas has the one-stop shop for all the lit lovers on your gift list with 26 authors on hand to sign your purchases

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Snapshot: Threadgill’s Last Rodeo Show

Musicians and fans gather to say goodbye to an Austin institution

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Arts Reviews

Street Corner Arts' We Are Proud to Present ...

Street Corner Arts' staging is more than exceptional theatre; it asks thought-provoking questions about authority, perspective, and intention

line upon line percussion's The city wears a slouch hat

John Cage and Kenneth Patchen's experimental radio play proved an ideal vehicle for the creative daredevils of line upon line and the Rude Mechs to revive together
columns

Qmmunity

Queering tradition

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Ladonia Fossil Park

North Texas riverbed a treasure chest of ancient bones

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc’s Holiday Gift Guide

What you need is enough morphine to send you sweetly into that good night

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Timely Soccer Gifts

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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