Dec. 6, 2019

Volume 39, Number 14

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features

Your Guide to Charitable Giving

How to donate to local nonprofits
news

What You Need to Know About U.S. Senate and House Races in Texas

Early voting in Texas starts Feb. 18, 2020. Here's the view from atop your Texas primary ballot.

BY MICHAEL KING

Point Austin: Can't Say We Weren't Warned

New U.N. "emissions gap" report heightens climate change alarm.

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Here Comes the Vote

Council preps for marathon Land Development Code hearing and first reading

BY NICK BARBARO

GIFT GUIDE 2019

A Political Guide to Gifting in 2019

Give the gift of hope!

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

Election Ticker: Noises From the Primary

The latest on local and state races

BY MICHAEL KING

Council to Consider Launching New Investigation Into APD Following Allegations of Racism

Multiple reviews and a "sense of urgency"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Death Watch: Without Intervention, Travis Runnels Will Be the Ninth Texan Executed in 2019

A troubled life, a dishonest witness, a “changed man”

BY BRANT BINGAMON

How Texas Impact Turns Faith Into a Tool for Progress

VIDEO: See Texas Interfaith Center for Public Policy/Texas Impact’s reports from the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP25

BY JAMES SCOTT

food

GIFT GUIDE 2019

Food Forward

Traverse the foods of Texas and beyond, and help a neighbor while you’re at it

Cluck-N-Burger Gives Food Truck Vibes at Its Airport Boulevard Location

Fried chicken to wedge salad at this cool new neighborhood eatery

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of December 5, 2019
music

GIFT GUIDE 2019

Books, Box Sets & Reviews

Molly Burch

The Molly Burch Christmas Album

Broadcasts Vol. 27

Broadcasts Vol. 27

Beatles

Abbey Road (Super Deluxe Edition)

Rolling Stones

Let It Bleed: 50th Anniversary Limited Deluxe Edition

Bob Dylan

Travelin' Thru, 1967-1969: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 15

Replacements

Dead Man's Pop

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Video Festival Reaches 5

Local DIY videos mingle with the big leagues, Austin Music Commission forecasts 2020, and Federico Pacheco leads KOOP into its next quarter-century

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

GIFT GUIDE 2019

Gifts to Make You Look Away From Your Screens

Plenty of films to read about this holiday season

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

Austin-Made Horror Anthology Comes Back Home for Other Worlds

Delivering a Scare Package

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

The Hidden Cost of Labor Calculated in Building the American Dream

In the rubble of the NOLA hotel collapse, Chelsea Hernandez's documentary remains relevant

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd: "A Grievance With Gravity"

Help this local short about feeling out of place raise essential funds

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Aeronauts

Ballooning adventure never drops its baffling meet-cute ballast

Fantastic Fungi

There’s more to this wonderful biological documentary than mushrooms

In Fabric

Marianne Jean-Baptiste says yes yes yessss to the dress

Mickey and the Bear

Life on the front line of the opioid crisis

A Million Little Pieces

James Frey's Oprah-(de)endorsed junkie journal makes it to the screen

The Whistleblower

Chinese thriller uncovers business corruption
arts & culture

GIFT GUIDE 2019

Benjamin Markovits’ Christmas in Austin

In this novel of a family gathering for the holidays, Austin serves as a mirror for the characters, and perhaps for the reader

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Janine Barchas’ The Lost Books of Jane Austen

In this nonfiction book, the local scholar provides fresh insight into the ways that Jane Austen became Jane Austen, literary superstar

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Humanities Texas Holiday Book Fair Has Something for Reader on Your Gift List

Twenty-three Lone Star literary lights will be at Humanities Texas' annual shopping event

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Austin Playhouse's She Loves Me

This old-fashioned rom-com musical oozes charm and earns its Pollyanna platitudes

Different Stages' Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Like the separate parts of the Creature's body, the technical and performance aspects unite to create a delightfully provocative production

"Jesse Narens: Creak, Crack, Creep" at Yard Dog Gallery

This Portland artist's images of nature transmogrified are a perfect antidote to holiday overcheer
columns

Qmmunity: Give, Queerly

Then get fancy with Fat Bottom Cabaret and prepare for The L Word’s return

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide

Unique Texas gifts worth a day trip

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Engaged to a White Liar

Wherein the Luv Doc expounds on what's hot in wedding table linens

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Humbug – holiday shopping gone bad

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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