Jan. 31, 2020

Volume 39, Number 22

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

RE:DESIGN Issue

RE:DESIGN

As we try on a new look, we take a moment to appreciate the signs all around us

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Evolution of The Austin Chronicle Logo

As we debut our print issue redesign, we revisit our changing masthead

BY NICK BARBARO

The Stories Behind Austin’s Iconic Signs

How both classic neon and changing design continue to draw patrons to local restaurants and theatres

BY JESSI CAPE AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

The World of Wayfinding in Austin

How we get from here to there in our ever-changing city

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

How the Red River Cultural District Was Made

Decades of off-kilter activity and music activism culminate in our current concert hub

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Can You Guess These Iconic Austin Signs?

Test your knowledge of local design

Failure to Communicate

Signs Austin Chronicle employees have left around the office
news

Point Austin: Top Down, Bottom Up

In a year of crucial elections, we need to be prepared

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: More Unintended Consequences

If you build it ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

NAKED CITY

People Experiencing Homelessness Are More Visible Than Ever. That Doesn’t Mean They’re Being Counted.

What it was like on the ground for this year’s Point in Time Count

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Black Pumas’ Unparalleled Four-Show Stubb’s Booking

Three consecutive sold-out shows tacked on another date and catapulted an already unprecedented local success story into another realm altogether

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Atari Announces Plans for Austin Hotel

Yeah, like the games – but don’t get too excited

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

In Memoriam: Peg Miller

Last call for the big-hearted co-owner of Chicago House

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Out Youth Launches “Be YOU” Curriculum for LGBTQ Students

Developed to support the emotional and social well-being of LGBTQ middle and high school students

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Trump Administration Validates Texas’ Anti-Choice Policies

State rewarded for booting Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

BY MARY TUMA

Death Watch: Mitigation Appeal Denied, Abel Ochoa Set to Die

He'll become the first person executed in Texas in 2020

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Election Ticker: From Warren to WilCo

Elizabeth Warren weighs in on the D.A. race

BY MICHAEL KING

City Hall Moves a Little Bit Closer to Decriminalization

Pot, or not?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Opens Black History Month With First-Ever Genealogy Event

Growing Your Roots conference is free and open to the public

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

food

The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress

Before and after noon, diners find craveable carbs and chill vibes

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of January 30, 2020
music

Faster Than Sound: Happy Birthday, Daniel Johnston

Hi, How Are You Day commemorates the late, great Daniel Johnston, and SaulPaul's Alien Adventure beams down at Scottish Rite Theater

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

Dinner and a Movie With Crazy Rich Asians

New collaboration between Asian grocery chain and cineastes mixes food and film

BY JENNY NULF

Lucky McKee Talks His New Thriller Kindred Spirits

Austin-made twisted tale of family bonds hits VOD this week

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated

This year's Academy-loved cartoons push the boundaries of the medium

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary

Trauma defines these glimpses into other real lives

2020 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live-Action

An uneven selection does not represent the best narrative shorts

Coda

Musical drama about friendship and loss

Miss Americana

Officially sanctioned documentary gets us a little closer to TayTay

Oscar Shorts 2020

Best of the Oscar animated and live-action shorts

Quezon's Game

An under-told story of how the Philippines saved European jews from the Holocaust

The Rhythm Section

Blake Lively doesn't live up to her name in this flat spy romp

The Turning

Henry James' creepy classic resurrected yet again
arts & culture

Arts Reviews

Austin Opera's Everest

The production took audiences to the summit with powerhouse elements that made this opera grand

City Theatre's Art

Macho arguments about taste abound in Yasmina Reza's dramatic comedy

Southwest Theatre Productions' Trade With Klan

In Donald E. Baker's new drama, the utter plainness of an Indiana small town makes its devotion to the KKK all the more shocking
columns

We Have an Issue: A Few Words About Our Redesign

Chronicle Editor Kim Jones talks about our new look and new features

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Queerness by Design

Plus Bizarre strippers, the DWNLD, and a whole lot more

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: Seminole Indian Scouts Cemetery, Brackettville

Remembering Black Seminole heroes outside of Brackettville

BY GERALD E. MCCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Matrimonial Schvitz

Hopefully it's a destination wedding

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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