Oct. 30, 2020

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 40, Number 9

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features

The Austin Chronicle's Annual Halloween Mask: The Anti-Masker

Find out how to transform into death incarnate with our mask instructions
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

Election Ticker: Are We There Yet?

The latest – and last! – news from the campaign trail before Election Day

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Austin at Large: The Big Engine That Must

Proposition A is wobbling around the final curve. We can’t let it derail.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Hancock Golf Park, Take 3

The plot thickens, or thins, or something ...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Housing Casts Shadows on Council's Preelection Agenda

The home stretch

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

ICE Targeted Immigrants in Sanctuary With Hefty Fines, Emails Show

Documents show Trump administration surveilled and targeted outspoken immigrants

BY MARY TUMA

A Guide to the Panels Working to Change APD

Safety in numbers

BY AUSTIN SANDERS AND BETH SULLIVAN

Superintendent Says AISD Will Honor Staff Health Accommodations Through End of Year

Online or in person? AISD readies for "all of the above"

BY BETH SULLIVAN

You Don't Have to Break the Law to Get Watched by ARIC

Anarchy in the ATX

BY JOHN ANDERSON

UT Research Reinforces Anti-Racism at Austin Water

Making equity flow

BY LINA FISHER

food

Swoop House’s Hospitality Honcho Has All the Luck

Stephen Shallcross carries on with Happy Foods and De Nada and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Voter Rewards Continue, Arlo Grey Returns, Treaty Oak Distilling Expands BBQ Team, and What the Hell Is Going On in Boise?

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

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of October 29, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Fat Tony Tales

Houston rapper plays sole release show in Austin

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Jerry Jeff Walker Brought the Magic

"Mr. Bojangles" author catalyzes the Seventies progressive country movement.

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Billy Joe Shaver Gets His Wings

Country songwriting sage (1939-2020) reunites with beloved son Eddy

BY KEVIN CURTIN

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, GREG STITT, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, DEREK UDENSI, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND TIM STEGALL

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Asleep at the Wheel and ACL Celebrate a Half Century of History

New KLRU retrospective wrangles two Austin icons

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Summoning Hell in Attack of the Demons

Austin artist Eric Power casts a cardgore spell

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Attack of the Demons

Animated horror creates a new genre: cardgore!

Belly of the Beast

Shocking and timely documentary exposes forced hysterectomies in California prisons

Come Play

Monster living within your phone doesn't deserve your screentime

The Donut King

The bittersweet tale of the man behind L.A.’s favorite treat

Madre

Spanish drama explore the devastating mysteries of loss

One Vote

From Alaska to Kentucky, the clear importance of voting

Spell

Appalachian hoodoo horror flips the switch on hillbilly cinema
arts & culture

YA Novelist Elizabeth Acevedo Has No Room for Hopelessness

How the author of Clap When You Land and keynote speaker at the 2020 Texas Teen Book Festival writes toward the positive

BY SARA HUTCHINSON

Blue Lapis Light's Beyond the Clouds

This aerial dance company's production brought its dancers down to earth but still lifted us up

BY ROBERT FAIRES

SAGE Studio Artist Rick Fleming Bags His Biggest Exposure Yet With Joe Biden Portrait

The local artist’s tote bag is now on sale in the Biden campaign store

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Photographer Randal Ford Captures Some Good Dogs

Local artist finds the soul of show dogs and mutts alike

BY NAOMI BRADY

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

Opinion: Let Go of Identity Politics and Vote

Turning Texas blue won't turn it into California

BY ANNA NEAR

Qmmunity: Between a Rock and a Homophobic Place

Plus, Joterias' and Poo Poo Platter's spooky digital drag to chill you and thrill you

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Día de los Muertos, San Antonio

San Antonio celebrates Day of the Dead

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Real A-Hole

Nobody likes getting walked on – unless maybe it's a middle aged man with back problems

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 30 - November 5

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Footgolf!

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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