June 28, 2019

Volume 38, Number 44

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news

Is Austin Big Enough for Both MLS and USL Soccer Teams?

Rival sports titans square off in soccer city

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: What the Market Will Bear

From the creeks to the streets, Austin gets clear on what it wants

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s Not Running Again and You Can Thank the Lord

Curtains down for the notoriously belligerent legislator, aka Sticky

BY MARY TUMA

Attorney General Ken Paxton Gets Yet Another Legal Pass

The latest twist in the years-long saga over Paxton’s securities fraud charge

BY MARY TUMA

Austin Monitor Publisher Merges With Glasshouse Policy

New venture hoping to expand journalism, research, public policy

BY MICHAEL KING

Houston Company Buys Texas Monthly

Enterprise Products LLC buys mag from equity firm Genesis Park

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Dials Back Laws Targeting Homeless

In response, Abbott again threatens to save Austin from its elected leaders

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Bites the Bullet, Helps the Homeless

Decriminalization advocates prevail, new shelter deal OK’d

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

New Plan Reimagines Walter E. Long Park

New plan reimagines Austin's largest park

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

APD Officers Named in Excessive Force Suit

Breanna Williams says the 2017 incident caused emotional, physical, and professional distress

BY MEGAN MENCHACA

Council Recap: Too Late to Turn Back Time

New taxes for Lakeside homes, operators for Butler Pitch and Putt

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Sarah Cook Invites Diners to "Be Here Now" at Kyoten Sushiko

An unlikely artist at Mueller's satellite iteration of Otto Phan's omakase restaurant

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 27, 2019
music

X Frontman John Doe Has More Fun in the New World

Living quietly in Austin for two years now – and only for hours at a time!

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: Cutting Up on Tuesday

Queer nightlife gets a new clubhouse, SIMS Foundation faces spiked membership, Spoon’s greatest hits, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Texas Platters

Shinyribs

Fog & Bling

Adam Carroll

I Walked in Them Shoes

Wil Cope & the Dope

Denial River

Jack Ingram

Ridin' High... Again

American Sharks

11:11

Megafauna

Ghost Coast

TC Superstar

R&D
screens

The New-Look Songwriters Across Texas Goes Beyond the Honky-Tonk

Local music show is back on the CW with its broadest lineup yet

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Orson Welles Refracts Noir in The Lady From Shanghai

It's the maverick director versus the world at AFS Cinema

BY JULIAN DEBERRY

What’cha Watchin’?

Screengrabs from the Chronicle staff

Film Reviews

Anna

International ass-kickery with a strong but beautiful female lead? Luc Besson, back on his sh*t again.

Annabelle Comes Home

Anybody want a slightly soiled, demonically possessed doll?

Child's Play

Everyone's favorite homicidal doll is back

The Fall of the American Empire

Oscar winner Denys Arcand mixes crime, political commentary

Our Time

Reygadas’ latest exercise in navel-gazing is at least pretty to look at

Yesterday

Imagine a world without the Beatles ... then imagine a better film
arts & culture

Austin Dance India Calls on Us All to Respect Mother Earth

Multimedia, multicultural production Sacred Earth Stories appeals to the heart

BY SUMAIYA MALIK

Arts Reviews

Georgetown Palace Theatre's Evita

In this engaging production, the saga of Eva Perón is told with immediacy and power

“Rehab El Sadek: The Memory Palace” at Big Medium

The exhibit is a personal chamber about the artist’s past wherein she recovers memories but also reveals their fragility
columns

Qmmunity: The Parties Are Political

A whole lotta events honoring Stonewall

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Old State Capitol, Baton Rouge

Cajun history in the Old State Capitol

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Dog Herpes

Wherein the Luv Doc contemplates greater and lesser acts of bestiality

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

And Then There Were Eight

Previewing the World Cup Quarterfinals

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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