April 16, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 33

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WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 1 City of Austin Special Election

Our picks for the eight propositions you'll see on your ballot

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Unlikely Allies Unite to Beat Up on "Strong Mayor" Plan

Democracy, now?

BY LINA FISHER

Austin at Large: We Have Better Things to Do

Stay mad, Dan Patrick! Public safety will be reimagined, with or without you

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: We Heartily Endorse ...

Taking apart the Austinites for Progressive Reform vote

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

APD Veteran Says She Told the Truth and Paid the Price

Blue lies matter

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Council Recap: Hey, Remember That Thing We Asked You to Do?

City Council revisits resilience hubs and Rainey Street density

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

The Ray Wants to Bring Electric Car Charging Stations and Roads to Central Texas

Helping Austin travelers reach the future faster

BY BENTON GRAHAM

As Outrage Grows, the Anti-Voter Train Rolls On

The steady march of "election integrity" legislation continues at the Texas Lege

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Senate Takes Time to Make Austin Pay for De-policing

Making up trouble

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Round Rock Rep Announces Bipartisan Support for His Bill Capping Insulin Costs

James Talarico offers a shot of hope

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Texas Climate Plan Hopes to Reduce Texas’ Carbon Emissions

Plan would also regulate the state's fossil fuel industry

BY LINA FISHER

“Ludicrous” Bills Target Trans, Intersex Youth

Senate Bill 1646 would codify any gender-affirming care for minors as child abuse

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

The 420 Issue (2021)

Planting the Seed: A Cannabis Conversation

The Luck Summit starts 4/26 and wraps on Willie Nelson’s birthday, 4/29

BY JESSI CAPE

The State of Delta-8: Booming Business?

And how potential cannabis reform could affect business

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Six Great CBD Products to Try in Austin

From wellness goals to stress relief, we’re loving these options

BY JESSI CAPE

Local CBD Company Joins Together Coffee and Community

Small truck, big impact

BY CLARA WANG

The Austin Chronicle Announces Two Cannabis Products

Easy Tiger Roars on Seventh, Simona's Coffee Supercharges the Colton House Hotel, Tiff's Got a Brand New Treat, You Could Win A Herd of Cattle, FFS, 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 15, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

The 420 Issue (2021)

In a Global Crisis, Luck Presents Writes a New Concert Promotions Standard

With a little luck, Ellee Fletcher Durniak and Matt Bizer thrive at improvising impossible situations

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Falling Hard for Sasha & the Valentines

The Massachusetts transplants debut their dream-pop LP, Daniel Johnston's NFT dustup, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN, ABBY JOHNSTON, DOUG FREEMAN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, JAY TRACHTENBERG, DEREK UDENSI, KEVIN CURTIN AND GREG STITT

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Shatara Michelle Ford Wants to Make You Uncomfortable

The Test Pattern writer / director explains how microaggressions from white Austinites taught them how to write about trauma

BY SELOME HAILU

Czech That Film Festival Returns To Austin

Celebration of Czech cinema includes virtual, drive-in screenings

BY TRACE SAUVEUR

Film Reviews

The Fever

Brazilian realist drama pitches modern man against modernity

In the Earth

Ben Wheatley's unexpected eco-horror is sinister and hilarious

Jakob's Wife

Crampton and Fessenden rewrite the vampire/hunter dynamic in this relationship horror-comedy

Monday

Sebastian Stan and Denise Gough let love slip and slide

99 Songs

Indian musical drama balances love and love of success

The Rookies

Milla Jovovich sleepwalks through an action-comedy dud

Vanquish

Wooden Wick knock-off wastes Ruby Rose's star power
arts & culture

“Altered Allusions: New Works by Nate Szarmach” at Davis Gallery

In these paintings of Christian figures, the lack of focus is the focus

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: Getting Into the Weeds

Celebrate 420 with our dive into Luck Presents, cannabis culture and reform, and some locally made CBD products to mellow you right out

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: The Extreme Anti-Abortion Agenda Being Pushed Forward at the Texas Lege Is Harmful and Cruel

Texans deserve the trust and the power to decide what is best for them, their bodies, and their futures

BY COURTNEY CHAMBERS

Qmmunity: Sports, Balls, and Bills

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: The Power Plant Texas Grill, Seguin

Comfort food in a comforting place

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Sex Was Really Good

What good would the Luv Doc be doing if he danced around the hard topics with feeble euphemisms just to placate some nebulous, antiquated, Victorian sensibility?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 16-22

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: The End of the Beginning for Austin FC

Major League Soccer’s 27th franchise officially debuts – finally! – on Saturday against Los Angeles Football Club

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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