Feb. 28, 2020

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 39, Number 26

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WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election

From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations

How the Democratic Primaries Could Affect Down-Ballot Races in Austin

See what happens when the circus is in town

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Point Austin: Primary Afterthoughts

As the days dwindle to March 3, your campaign correspondent assesses the damage

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Damn the Analysis – Full Speed Ahead

City report cut to protect "false narrative" on LDC?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Tries to Keep City's Trash Out of Hated Landfill

Waste not, what now?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

GOP-led Effort Aims to "Save" Austin From the Unhoused

Initiative seeks to reinstate city’s prior, more stringent camping ordinances

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Paul Cruz Steps Down at AISD

Superintendent takes UT post; transition plan still TBD

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As Kirk Watson Exits, a Special Election for Senator's Successor Looms

Three Democratic elected officials are considering the race

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Energizes Crowd at Austin Rally

Sanders voices “absolute confidence” his campaign will win Texas

BY MARY TUMA

Election Ticker: Final Laps Before E-Day

Countdown to Super Tuesday begins

BY MICHAEL KING

New Name, Same Vision for AIDS Services of Austin

HIV/AIDS nonprofit merges with national provider

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Brewing Pedigree Represents at Far West Austin's Beerburg

Trevor Nearburg puts a burg on it

BY ERIC PUGA

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 28, 2020
music

As Charlie Jones Exits C3, He Traces His Journey From College Station to Founding ACL Fest

Leaving the music promotions empire he helped build, Jones begins his new events company, Four Leaf

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Austin Bands for Bernie

Bands turn out for Bernie Sanders, plus a dive into the SXSW rumor mill and an expanded lineup for the Austin Music Awards

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

20 Years of Austin Studios

More than just soundstages: Looking back on the unique success of Austin Studios

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Lucifer Star Kevin Alejandro Heads to the Lake Travis Film Festival

Devilish star and rising filmmaker honored by fledgling fest

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd: Toon In, ATX!

New animation convention needs your crowdfunding help

BY ASA CANTY

Film Reviews

Brahms: The Boy II

The well-dressed, porcelain, miniature killer is back. Um … how?

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

The conservative justice finally apologizes for it all. Nah, just kidding.

Emerald Run

God, guns, and cross-border gem smuggling in this evangelical Christian crime flick

Emma.

Anya Taylor-Joy gives Austen’s priggish heroine the spark she deserves

The Invisible Man

Universal Monsters update thrills as a high-octane Gaslight

Ordinary Love

By-the-numbers cancer drama lives because of its performances

Seberg

Prosaic bio-drama of the radical starlet never shines like she did

Tread

Madness, paranoia, and a goddam homemade tank in this terrifying documentary
arts & culture

Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas Lives Up to Its Title

Stephen Harrigan chronicles the Lone Star State’s last 500 years

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Paradox Players' The Mountaintop

In this powerful production of Katori Hall's drama, MLK wrestles with his life's meaning – and maybe an angel

Different Stages' Gliders

Rita Anderson's domestic drama sets one family's frictions against the backdrop of the Apollo 11 mission

"Through the Dusk, a Light" at Recspec Gallery

Annalise Gratovich prints up a bright array of time and place

Hypothesis: These Science Fair Kids Are All Winners

On the ground at the 64th Annual Austin Energy Regional Science Festival

BY LAUREN GIRGIS

The Contemporary Austin Finds Its New Head in the Headlands

The museum's new director, sharon maidenberg, has run a renowned multidisciplinary arts center in the Bay Area for 10 years

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Feted by Fusebash, the Fancy Fundraiser for Fusebox Festival

Ziggurats of Jell-O and inspired night of performances pays for future art

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

OUTsider Fest Review: Hot Bits

Queer XXX film fest presents the funny, the sexy, and the human

BY JAMES SCOTT

columns

We Have an Issue: The Measure of Time

In this week’s issue, we’re looking back to the beginnings of Austin Studios, assessing C3 founder Charlie Jones’ mid-career move, and crossing – finally! – Super Tuesday’s finish line

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Video by Queer Latinx Artist Xandra Ibarra Pulled From San Antonio Art Exhibit

Plus Ballroom Basics, Greetings From Queer Mountain, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Santa Maria Plaza de Toros, La Gloria

The last bloodless bullfight in Texas (maybe)

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Your Superpower

Go out into the world and seek those things that bring you joy

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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