Feb. 12, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 24

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Once Again, Redistricting Looms in Texas

Republicans hold all the power to draw new lines, but there's more attention on the process than ever before

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: The Way We Got Here

On the journey to today’s Austin, Ron Davis helped make the road by walking

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Conserve What?

Dueling Hancock Conservancies have different priorities

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Recap: Kelly Holds Out on Hotel Purchase As City Gets Ready to HEAL

High-profile homelessness initiatives dominate meeting

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Election Time Again! Council Sets Propositions for May 1 Ballot

Local propositions to include strong mayor proposal and a reinstatement of the public camping ban

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Local Writer Makes Black History Month Accessible to All

Autumn Arnett knows there are stories to be told

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Where Do the Vaccines Go?

Dashboard reveals Black and Latinx residents aren't being reached

BY BETH SULLIVAN

HOPE Outdoor Gallery Takes Carson Creek Ranch to Court

Formerly friendly neighbors fall out over a gate

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Paxton Emerges From Seclusion, Faces Senate Skeptics

Embattled Texas Attorney General appeared Wednesday before the Senate Finance Committee

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Low-Waste Cooking Is Possible With a Few Small Daily Changes

Waste less, save more

BY JESSI CAPE

Jjim BBQ Opens, Siete Brings the Jambalaya, Kemuri Gets Boxy, and a Texas Rep Possibly Sells His Soul to Satan

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, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 11, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Austin Hip-Hop Pioneer Tee Double Perseveres

Holding the vision through institutional racism, isolation, and a double transplant

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: Sun June’s Emotional Landscapes

Songwriter Laura Colwell discusses atmospheric sophomore effort Somewhere

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN, LAIKEN NEUMANN, KEVIN CURTIN, MICHAEL TOLAND, GREG STITT, TIM STEGALL AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Tom Petty, Charli XCX, and Demi Lovato Headline SXSW Film 2021 List

Festival drops complete lineup, with 2020 titles getting their shot

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Find the Elephant in a Virtual Table Read for a New Austin Film

Chinwe Okorie uses childhood embarrassment for her latest short

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What'cha Watchin'?

Screengrabs from the Chronicle staff for a very unusual Valentine's Day

BY MARISA MIRABAL

Film Reviews

Adverse

Revenge is the game in this neo-noir

Breaking News in Yuba County

Kidnapping comedy with a star-studded ensemble

Film About a Father Who

Documentarian Lynne Sachs comes to terms with her complicated father

Judas and the Black Messiah

The revolutionary power of Fred Hampton reignited in this powerful story

Land

Robin Wright heads to the country for her directorial debut

Lapsis

Bleak but funny look at life at the low end of the high-tech gig economy

The Mauritanian

Gitmo torture drama can't decide on head or heart

Minari

Sublime and soulful drama about immigration, family and farming in 1980s Arkansas

Music

Inadvertently controversial drama tries to make magic from autism

The Wanting Mare

Enigmatic and beautiful futuristic drama speaks in dreams

Willy's Wonderland

Nic Cage takes on animatronic birthday greeters (of course)

The World to Come

Frontier romance speaks of a love that cannot speak the name it does not yet have
arts & culture

The Austin Chronicle Presents Rollo Banks' Lunar New Year Series

A pirate with ink in his veins

BY S. EMERSON MOFFAT

"The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop" Provides a Close-up on Cinema's Scenic Paintings

The exhibition of 12 vintage backdrops painted for MGM films reveals their techniques for creating grand illusions

BY ROBERT FAIRES

CAMIBAart's "Ciudades" Present Cityscapes Extending to Infinity

Daniel Rodríguez Collazo's work places a city in our city that resonates between here and Cuba and beyond

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Family Crisis Inspires an Adaptive Clothing Company

Brittany Burke launches Uniteable to bring stylish options for wheelchair users and people with amputations

BY SHANE PFENDER

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: Let the Balloting Begin

Vote now in the Austin Chronicle's "Best of Austin" Readers Poll

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: How to Win at Homelessness

A young adult with lived experience in homelessness argues that Save Austin Now’s push to criminalize destitution is short-sighted

BY SUMMER WRIGHT

Qmmunity: Luv, Luv, Luv

Poo Poo Platter’s Valentine Kai Kai, anti-Valentine’s Day burlesque with Bat City Bombshells, and more queer’d events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Old Taylor High School, Taylor

Going back to school in Taylor

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Disgusting Pig

Sometimes good friends are really shitty roommates

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, Februry 12-18

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Coming Soon to a Stadium Near You ...

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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