March 8, 2019

Volume 38, Number 28

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features

SXSW 2019

Trump’s Twitter Library, a Ferris Wheel of Cheese, and More From the Wide, Weird World of SXSW

Festival-adjacent events abound!

BY KIMBERLEY JONES, SAVANNAH J SALAZAR, GREG STITT AND SARAH MARLOFF

Party With Chrondog Hank!

And other ways to connect with the Chronicle at SXSW
news

SXSW 2019

Stacey Abrams, Without Concessions

Now and for her whole life, the rising star finds her own path to victory

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Women Empowered: Five SXSW Panel Picks

BY MARY TUMA

SXSW Panel Explores the Rising Number of Journalists Killed on the Job

Free press under fire

BY MICHAEL KING

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar Top SXSW Candidate Cavalcade

“Conversations About America’s Future” collab with Texas Tribune

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Next Austin Bust

Will it be bad? Can we be ready? Or should we not care?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Michelle Obama, and All Who Love Her

Becoming tour brings First Lady’s grace to her Austin fans

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Public Notice: CodeCRONK and the Corridors

How to fix land use and transportation

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

“Troubling Data” From APD on ICE

Austin police assisted or cooperated with immigration officials nearly 600 times between January and December 2018

BY MARY TUMA

The Next CodeNEXT Put Off for Another Day, Again

City manager Spencer Cronk to wait for more input before making tough choices

BY NINA HERNANDEZ

Sexual Assault Suit Bombshell Lands in D.A.’s Office

ADA Mindy Montford accused of "possible defamation," revealed in secretly taped phone call

BY SARAH MARLOFF

High Court Turns Back Open Meetings Act

Rules that snared City Council thrown out

BY MICHAEL KING

Senate Delivers First Blow to Paid Sick Leave

SB 15, the boy who cried "voter fraud!" advance, and other Lege news

BY MICHAEL KING AND MARY TUMA

Nancy Pelosi Touts Voting Rights in Eastside Swing

U.S. House speaker stops in Austin to promote new anti-corruption legislation

BY MICHAEL KING

House Rolls Out School Finance Bill

Republican leaders propose $9 billion in funding for public schools over the next two years

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

SXSW 2019

Our Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

ABIA serves up live music, craft cocktails, and beloved local restaurant fare

BY JESSIKA ROTH

UT Professors Discuss the “Fourth Agricultural Revolution” at SXSW

Predicting the future of food

BY GRACIE AWALT

Why Is Austin Such a Promised Land for Food Entrepreneurs?

The land of milk and honey and consumer packaged goods

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of March 7, 2019
music

SXSW 2019

Cheaper by the Dozen

Twelve homegrown Picks 2 Click at SXSW 2019

37th Annual Austin Music Awards Kick Open Some Back Doors

Generations old and new nab honors and rock the Moody

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout

By legs, Lyft, or Lime scooter, get to the following 15 acts

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

SXSW 2019

This Woman’s Work

Female filmmakers take the forefront of SXSW this year

This Is Why You Have No Friends

Stories of outsiders, and the in-crowd that hates them

Are You Local?

Austin isn’t just a film-watching town – it’s a filmmaking hub

Into Darkness

Screams and laughs balance out on the supernatural side of life

Why So Serious?

From fake religions to Civil War silliness, there’s always something to laugh about

Elisabeth Moss Might Just Be Her Own Character

The actor headlines SXSW in opening night film Us, and probes the cost of fame in Her Smell

BY DANIELLE WHITE

Charlotte Flair, Queen of the Squared Circle

Women used to be an afterthought in professional wrestling: not anymore

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

VR/AR @ SXSW

What you see (and immersively interact with) is what you get

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Will Communal VR Be the New Cinema?

Lights, camera, headset

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

Robert Rodriguez Returns to His DIY Roots With Red 11

The film the Austin director shot while filming blockbuster Alita: Battle Angel debuts at SXSW

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Who the Hell Wants to Watch Cat Videos in a Theatre?

Everyone, when they’re curated by CatVideoFest

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

ATX Film News: Good News for Texas’ Film and Game Incentives

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson confidently lays the next cornerstone of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The Gospel of Eureka

Restore your faith in humanity with this documentary about LGTBQ acceptance in the Ozarks

The Image Book

Godard's final experiment is more thesis and installation than film

The Kid

The tale of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid gets a worthwhile if workmanlike retelling

Triple Frontier

US soldiers versus the cartels, but it's all about the benjamins

Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral

The original mad black woman faces her mortality, and the end of the series

The Wandering Earth

Chinese sci-fi epic about the hunt for a new sun
arts & culture

SXSW 2019

The SXSW Keynote by Elon Musk Is James Adomian's Future Shtick

A satirical look at what lies ahead for humanity, as the SpaceX founder might envision it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Preview Broad City's Finale at SXSW

The creators of the Comedy Central series also get back to their comedy roots with Upright Citizens Brigade

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The New Negroes Showcases the Full Range of African-American Comedy at SXSW

At the stand-up show hosted by Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle, black laughs matter

BY ROBERT FAIRES

How Local Opera Company LOLA Made the Play Lardo Weeping Sing

Peter Stopschinski’s 17-year journey to bring Terry Galloway’s outsized, outspoken agoraphobe to the stage

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Hyde Park Theatre's A Doll's House, Part 2

Like its source material, this sequel from another mother entertains and inspires on its own terms

Street Corner Arts' Junk

Ayad Akhtar's drama about Eighties junk bond traders plays like a prequel to 21st century America and its financial crises

Elizabeth Chapin: "Deconstructing Nostalgia" at Wally Workman Gallery

This "type of padded cell of Southern culture" is, pardon us, insanely beautiful
columns

Qmmunity: SXSW Gets Queer’d

Whether or not you’re carrying a badge, we’ve got the q’d events for you

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery

Barbecue and beer come together in Garland

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: The Definition of a Double Standard

There's no difference other than the equipment

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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