May 15, 2020

Illustration by Jason Stout

Volume 39, Number 37

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Coronavirus and the Threat to Those Recovering From Addiction

Maintaining connections – at a distance – to stay sober during the pandemic

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Stupidity – It’s Not Essential

It’s absurd out there, but you can still make good decisions, now and in November

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Cruz (Out of) Control

Whose well-being does the junior senator have at heart?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

COVID-19 Is Still Here, but Texas Wants Us to Move On

That's not an order

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Legal Heat Rises on Vote-by-Mail

Dallas Dems file criminal complaint against attorney general

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Recap: Stay Home, Go Slow, Be Resilient, Ask for Help

City Hall extends eviction freeze, earmarks relief funds, and more

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

For Texas Prisoners, COVID-19 Shouldn’t Be a Death Sentence

Criminal justice advocates warn of outbreaks behind bars

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Attorney General Still Refuses to Let Rosa Jimenez Go

Retrial in 1995 case on hold while Ken Paxton appeals

BY BRANT BINGAMON

AISD Girds for a Rough Ride Next Year

Sustainable funding, limits on charters highlight legislative proposals

BY BETH SULLIVAN

APD Holds Back Info on Officer-Involved Shooting as Union Plays Hardball

Justice delayed for Michael Ramos

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

For Those Who Lost Jobs Due to COVID-19, Time Is Running Out for ACA Enrollment

Lloyd Doggett Touts Benefits of the Affordable Care Act

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Eckhardt, Rodriguez, Zimmerman Square Off for Watson’s Vacant Seat

Filing deadline passed, the SD 14 field locks into place

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Savilino Pivots From Restaurant Gear to Tailored Face Masks

Meet the man behind the masks

BY JESSI CAPE

Two Texas Cookbooks Help Austin's Restaurants and Food Banks

A tale of two recipe books

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options

Our constantly updated resource of local eateries to support while maintaining your social distance
music

The Heaven & Hell in 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History

We return to the Red River strip of March 1966 to witness Roky Erickson and crew

BY JON SAVAGE

Faster Than Sound: Locals Join Over 1,000 Independent Clubs Fighting for Survival

Meet the National Independent Venue Association, goodbye Shady Grove, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re playing

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DEREK UDENSI, GREG STITT, RACHEL RASCOE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND DOUG FREEMAN

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Uncover the Forgotten Wartime Heroism of Marcel Marceau in Resistance

Jesse Eisenberg and UT student-turned-filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz find strength in silence

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’s Happening With Austin Cinemas

Who's open, who's closed, and who went online

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Alice

French sex work drama finds a different kind of happy ending

New French Shorts

Queer and immigrant stories, satire and romance give new perspectives on French culture

Nothin' No Better

The death and new life of a small Mississippi town

Raising Buchanan

Bodysnatching comedy find humor in our shortcomings

Up From the Streets: New Orleans: The City of Music

Delightful if overstuffed musical history of the Crescent City

Valley Girl

Because remakes.
arts & culture

The Contemporary Austin Feeds Your Head With The Contemporary at Home

All the art in the Jones Center and at Laguna Gloria is yours for the viewing on the museum's new website

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Redefining Distancing

How Austin's recovery community is adapting to COVID-19

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Diversity and Equity in Times of Crisis

BY JEFF HUTCHINSON

Qmmunity: BT2 Joins Ranks of Gay Bars Austin Has Loved and Lost

We can still do our part to preserve its history

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Zaragoza Birthplace State Historic Site, Goliad

State historic site remembers the hero of Cinco de Mayo

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Stanky Jeans

Thus spake the Chronicle's Ad Hoc Fashion Editor

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 8-14

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Live Major League Sports Are Back!

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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