Oct. 2, 2020

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Volume 40, Number 5

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

Stress Issue

Stressed Out? Let Your Freak-Out Flag Fly!

Making stress into a friend instead of a foe

BY NORA ANKRUM

Why Am I Crying? Spontaneous Tears Help the Brain Release Stress

Your body's trying to tell you something

BY SARAH MARLOFF

A Coronasomniac Explores the Link Between Stress and Insomnia

How to catch more restful ZZZs during a pandemic

BY BETH SULLIVAN

How Erika Thompson Keeps Her Cool While Scooping Up Bees

TikTok hit and Texas Beeworks owner stays meditative in viral videos

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Seeking Stress Relief at Austin’s Center for Music Therapy

What the opposite of anxiety sounds like

BY KEVIN CURTIN

How Digital Media Professionals Manage Stress in a Chaotic Online Environment

Don't let doomscrolling become a way of life

BY SYDNEY GREENE

Learning to Be in the Moment, Even When the Moment Sucks

Meditation isn't just for monks; center yourself and relieve stress

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Low-Cost Mental Health Services in Austin

Overwhelmed? Finding help doesn't have to be hard.

BY BETH SULLIVAN

A Well-Seasoned Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles

De-stress with Winnie the Pooh and cannabis

BY ALICE B. TOKER

Fighting Stress Through Fighting Sports

A Krav Maga devotee on the curative power of punching a bag

BY JOSH ROSENBLATT

How I Won the War Against Stress With A Little Help From Vinyl & Tequila

Giving praise before the altar of the turntable

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Fantasy Sex Toy Shop Strange Bedfellas Knows How to Relieve Your Stress

There be monsters ... and therein lies the fun

BY JAMES SCOTT

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the November General Election

Our picks for the local, state, and national races you'll see on your ballot

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Austin at Large: If We Make It ’Til November

How noisy, chaotic, incoherent, and unpleasant can this election cycle get?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice – Free Lunch: Yes or No?

A potpourri of virtual events and programs

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses

Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

For Many AISD Teachers, It's Career vs. Family

AISD forces reluctant teachers to return to campus

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Red Team Comeback?

Races south, west of town too close for Democrats' comfort

BY LINA FISHER

food

More Dope Chinese, Wheatsville Brings the Curbside, Kyoten Sushiko Shutters

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

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 1, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Select Live Music Reemerges

ACL Live reintroduces in-person audiences, alongside steady outdoor calendars at the Far Out Lounge and Sagebrush on South Congress.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, RACHEL RASCOE, DEREK UDENSI, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND GREG STITT

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jim Cummings Hunts The Wolf of Snow Hollow

The actor and director talks bloody myths and drive-in premieres

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

A Call to Spy

Heroic women spies of World War II get a worthy, if prosaic, tribute

The Forty-Year-Old Version

Radha Blank busts expectations about middle-aged women as rapper RadhMUSPrime

Herb Alpert Is …

Too many filler tracks in this history of the Tijuana Brass guy

Jiang Ziya

Epic Chinese animation mimics Marvel, but not for the best

On the Rocks

Sofia Coppola heads to NYC for a slight but charming anti-rom-com

One Hour Outcall

Emotional, rather than physical, consent is tragically probed in this sex work drama

Possessor Uncut

Identity melts in this psychotropic assassination brainblender

Ready or Not

Campaign doc charts the gap between youthful enthusiasm and electability

Saul & Ruby's Holocaust Survivor Band

Survivors' story never finds its rhythm

Save Yourselves!

Affable alien invasion comedy is really a lightweight relationship story

The Swerve

Azura Skye captivates as a woman on the edge of full collapse

The Trump Prophecy

Did they foresee this week's debate performance?

12 Hour Shift

Raucous and wicked organ-theft comedy isn't afraid to get bloody
arts & culture

Let's Go Hide in the Delightful Designer Forts of Fortlandia

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center brings back its fancy forts right when we need them

BY ROBERT FAIRES

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: Welcome to the Stress Issue

Also, we bid farewell to Art Director Jason Stout

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Even Post-COVID, A-F School Ranking System Should Get an F

We should take this moment to evaluate the utility of the A-F system as a whole, as it does not sufficiently capture the nuance of the work being done in our schools

BY ROLF STRAUBHAAR

Qmmunity: UT’s Gender Affirmation Project Is Back With Virtual Clinics

Plus, rainbow reading, queerlesque, and more to-do’s

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Millican Pecan Company, San Saba

Fall is the time to get cracking

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A White Suit

You can never be underdressed.

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 2-8

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Can I get a hardship driver’s license for football practice?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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