July 19, 2019

Volume 38, Number 47

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news

To Expand the Convention Center or Not?

Despite unanimous support from City Council, voters will decide the answer

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Race, Raids, and ... Us

Trump’s latest outrage fits a pattern from D.C. to Texas

BY MICHAEL KING

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Death Watch: State Seeks Death Date for Rodney Reed

Defense attorneys fire back, ask court to strike state’s motion

BY SARAH MARLOFF

City Takes Mobility Plan to Reddit

“Ask Me Anything” covers funding barriers, safety improvements, cyclist support, more

BY SAVANA DUNNING

Austin Leaders Move Forward With Homeless Aids

Homelessness: not a crime, not a picnic

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Feds Settle Lakeway Hospital Fraud Claims

Still, millions in additional claims remain unresolved

BY MICHAEL KING

Ending HIV in 10 Years: How Do We Do It?

CDC director visits Austin, calls for a "disruptively innovative" plan

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Palm School: A Battle Between City, County, Advocates, and Rodeo Austin

County Judge Eckhardt goes big, community stands firm

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Money for Running: Campaign Cash Highlights

July 15 reports trickling in for federal, state, local races

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Two Music-Centric Bars Add Rhythm to the Local Bar Scene

Hanging with the Long Play Lounge and Frazier's Long and Low

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Get Your Culinary Week in Shape With Austin's Meal Prep Club

Club Home Made's veggie-sitters club

BY EMILY BEYDA

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of July 18, 2019
music

Ray Prim Finds His Voice in the “Black and Blues”

Longtime 7 Stones frontman knows who he is and what he isn’t

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

My Gear: Capyac

The Austin-born duo drops in Saturday at the Scoot Inn from their new digs in L.A. with a boatload of tech

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Spoon-Feeding the Hits With Britt Daniel

Spoon frontman talks Beto, streaming, and 26 years of steadfast indie rock

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Bunny Michael’s Higher Self Will See You Now

Instagram’s spiritual meme-maker comes to Contrast Film Festival

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Wen Ren’s End-of-the-World Drama Last Sunrise Found Its Spark in China

Light in the dark

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Screengrabs from the Chronicle staff

BY KATELYN LANDRY

Film Reviews

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

History of the avant-garde jazz pioneers is surprisingly lacking in innovation

Crawl

Chompy creature feature is the savior of summer horror

The Farewell

Awkwafina is the heart of this loving story of families, belonging, and lies

The Lion King

Can you feel the shrug tonight?

Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love

Biography of Leonard Cohen's muse can't stop focusing on the artist

The Spy Behind Home Plate

Fascinating documentary about spy/baseball player Moe Berg never cracks his code
arts & culture

I Saw Crimes and Crimes of Texas

A crime tour of the Lone Star State in three books

Arts Reviews

"Secrets of Earth" at Raw Paw Gallery

Serigraphic alchemist Chris Dock invites you to look through his rose-colored lenses

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep

Casey Cep solves the mystery of the true crime book that Harper Lee never wrote

A Risky Undertaking for Loretta Singletary by Terry Shames

Police chief Samuel Craddock searches for a missing friend while on a visit to Jarrett Creek, Texas
columns

Qmmunity: Is Everyone on TV Gay?

Plus Contrast Film Fest, Frida Fridays, and more queer magic

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge

Old growth forest survives on the Rio Grande

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Handful

You can’t just beat children anymore unless you want CPS all up in your chili

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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