April 9, 2021

Zeke Barbaro / Getty Images ("Resist" embroidery courtesy of Badass Cross Stitch)

Volume 40, Number 32

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BY Kimberley Jones

features

Austin FC 2021 Season Preview

Austin FC, Explained

What you need to know about the team, the league, the players, and more

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Kekuta Manneh's Far-Flung Soccer Journey Comes Full Circle With Austin FC

The Gambian native returns to his adopted city to kick off AFC's debut season

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Five Austin FC Players You Need to Know

Plus our projected depth chart

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Austin FC 2021 Schedule

Plus who the betting sites are liking to win the MLS Cup

Austin FC Scores, Austin Craft Beer Assists

Where beer and soccer intersect

BY ERIC PUGA

Where to Watch Austin FC Matches

Combining your thirst for the game and, well, just thirst

BY ERIC PUGA

news

Austin at Large: On the Ground, in the Sky

Council tackles Austin’s intractable housing crisis in several dimensions

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice – LDC Rewrite: If Not Now, When?

Further thoughts on housing affordability and how it might be affected by the city Land Development Code

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Westside Residents Turn to Lege to Escape From Austin

Homeowners living in some of the city's priciest lakeside properties want to ditch the city's tax roll

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

City Officials Rebuke Out-of-Town Rep Wanting Austin’s Sound Levels Decided at a State Level

Adler says “outside interference” not welcome

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Election Ticker: Democracy, Dollars

Austinites for Progressive Reform, opposition PACs report campaign finances

BY LINA FISHER, MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND BRANT BINGAMON

Encampment Fires Add Fuel to Camping Ban Debate

Mackowiak: "No one has ever run as sophisticated a campaign as the one we are running"

BY LINA FISHER

Meet the People Behind the Props With the Chronicle’s Virtual Election Forums

VIDEO: Local campaigns join News Editor Mike Clark-Madison to discuss what they’re supporting – or opposing – on the May 1 ballot

Protesters Allege Austin Police Dumped Quadruple Amputee Activist Whitney Mitchell Out of Her Wheelchair

Fiancée of Garrett Foster was attending police brutality protest

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Lawsuit Filed to Force AISD to End Chronic Special Ed Delays

No more time to wait

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

LBJ School’s COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker Reveals Disparities

Data suggests vaccine hubs aren't reaching Black, Latinx Texans

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Three Pint-Sized Specialty Food Stores Sprout in Austin

Hold me closer tiny grocer

BY ANDREW TURNER

A Guide to Kolaches in Austin

And some of your sweet and savory pastry options in and around town

BY EVAN RODRIGUEZ

Crab Rangoon Pizza, Justine's Justin Returns, Lutie's at the Commodore Perry Estate, Rosen's Goes Brick-and-Mortar, and More

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 April 8, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: White Horse and Sagebrush Regular Jordan Matthew Young Rises on The Voice

"You're just cool, man." – Nick Jonas

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY ANNIE LYONS, ABBY JOHNSTON, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, MICHAEL TOLAND, DEREK UDENSI AND LAIKEN NEUMANN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Virtual Film Festival Pioneer Indie Meme Hits Its Stride

The celebration of South Asian cinema is still on your screens for year two

BY SHANE PFENDER

Austin-Made Romantic Horror The Carnivores Questions What It Is to Lose Control

Love bites in Caleb Johnson's strange examination of relationships

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Held

Short-term rental horror as a couple fight for survival (and the keys)

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Tunisia's Oscar nominee layers art, commerce, and romance

Moffie

Brutality and sexual awakening in Apartheid-era South Africa

Shiva Baby

Wry observational comedy puts the fun in funeral

This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

Extraordinary elegy to a dying village in Lesotho

The Tunnel

Fire in the mountain in the Norwegian disaster flick

The Unholy

Messy Catholic horror is weighed down by becoming a creature feature

Vakeel Saab

Remake of Pink takes on institutional sexism

Voyagers

SF snoozer never exceeds its "Lord of the Flies in space" pitch
arts & culture

Austin Embroiderists Build Community Stitch by Stitch

Local interest in fiber arts is growing rapidly as people find stitching is a way to calm nerves, find friends, and make political statements during the pandemic

BY JESSI CAPE

Valoneecia Tolbert Geeks Out in Tales of a Blerd Ballerina

The actress looks back at what it was to be young, geeky, and Black

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: The Revolution Will Be Embroidered

In this week's cover story, Jessi Cape explores the resistance potential in cross stitch

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: A Tragedy, Upon a Tragedy, Upon Another Tragedy; or, the Death and Despair of Jail Inmates

Law professor Ron Beal argues that Gov. Abbott, under the cover of the pandemic, has usurped the power of the judicial branch

BY RON BEAL

Qmmunity: A Local Queer-Inclusive Dating App Is in the Works

Qinsey app founders are seeking input from LGBTQIA folks to inform development

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Junction, Texas

Explore the eastern edge of West Texas at Junction

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Unwanted Parenting Advice

The more you know about masturbation and parenting, the better off you are

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 9-16

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Use the Force, Toto!

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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