Nov. 1, 2019

features

Winter Is Coming! Embrace the Cold as Night King Greg Abbott.

The Texas governor (dis)graces the Chronicle’s annual Halloween mask cover
news

Austin’s Steady Strides Toward Climate Sustainability

How are we doing and how effective can local policies be at mitigating a worldwide crisis?

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin at Large: Drop Your Ballot Like It's HOT

And then, someday, we'll make serious policy about our venues

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: The Beat(ing) Goes On

Never a dull moment on the Land Development Code front

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Texas LGBTQ Caucus Looking for Change

At town hall reps reinforced the need to flip the House in 2020

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Police Group Announces Support for Further Investigation Into Rodney Reed Case

His execution is set for Nov. 20

BY BRANT BINGAMON

TxDOT to Begin Clearing Encampments Under Highways

Service providers tell Abbott: You're not helping

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

#ATXLDC: And on the Sixth Day, There Was More Public Input

Familiar hopes, fears shared at Planning Commission hearing

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Board Unanimously Approves Expansive Sex Ed Curriculum

Marginalized students will see greater representation in gender identity, same-sex relationships lessons

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Election Ticker: Down to the Wire

What you need to know before voting on Nov. 5

BY MICHAEL KING

Death Watch: Is “Broken” Justen Hall Competent to Be Executed?

If a stay is not granted, Hall will be the fifth Texas inmate put to death this fall

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Rebooting Kitchen Culture With a Novel Concept: Sober Living

Food industry support groups encourage healthier lifestyles for restaurant workers

BY LINA FISHER

Five Good Places to Eat in Pflugerville? Easily.

Austin’s growing neighbor to the north gets cookin’ for real

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of October 31, 2019
music

SongwritingWith:Soldiers Helps Write the War After the War

Darden Smith, Mary Gauthier, and other songwriters combat PTSD one song at a time

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Falling Into Levitation

With a new autumn time slot, Levitation finds footing as a Downtown “gaggle of bands,” Angel Olsen chimes in on new album All Mirrors, and more music events

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Austin Polish Film Festival Breaks New Ground and Keeps Up With Tradition

The 14th fest focuses on the media's responsibility and the perspectives of women

BY ANNE S. LEWIS

Humor and Compassion at the Austin Jewish Film Festival

BY MARC SAVLOV

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Metaphors of Parasite

Bong Joon-ho on his obsession with stairs, Psycho, and how we eat

BY JENNY NULF

Now Streaming in Austin: "Maude"

Anna Margaret Hollyman has an identity crisis in this SXSW short

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Arctic Dogs

Animated antics on the frozen tundra

Badland

Hunting down Confederate war criminals. Seems fine by us.

Countdown

It's like Ring, but with an app instead of a ghost in a well

Harriet

Overdue biopic of the fearless anti-slavery hero loses sight of reality

Motherless Brooklyn

Edward Norton leads a stylish, meandering trip around a corrupt 1950s NYC

Terminator: Dark Fate

Sarah Connor and the T-800 remain the best components of SF franchise
arts & culture

Rudy Ramirez's FuturX Festival Puts Latinx Performance Center Stage

The theatrical Renaissance man moves Latinx performance out of the margins

BY TREY GUTIERREZ

Arts Reviews

TILT Performance Group's Pandora: Life Outside the Box

This world premiere of Allen Robertson's musical releases kindness and joy into the world

"Lone Star Wild" at Davis Gallery

In this Tex-centric group show, so many creatures great and small, perfectly captured on every wall
columns

Qmmunity: Support Trans Youth

Plus Halloween wins and Poo Poo Platter (birthday) parties

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Color Factory, Houston

Interactive pop-up exhibit turns art into experience

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Constant Correction

You can surely do better than 20/20

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

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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