April 23, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 34

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ON THE COVER:
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

Yet Another Reason to Oppose Police Violence: It's Costing Us Millions of Dollars

Money for victims, perpetrators, and alternatives all comes from the same place

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: More Than We Could Imagine

At an unexpectedly delicate moment, Austinites can flip the script on public safety

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Local Leaders Unveil the Latest Strategy to End Homelessness

"No plan" no more?

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Bill Banning Law Enforcement From Contracting With Reality Television Clears Texas House

“Policing is not entertainment.”

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Death Watch: After 45 Years on Death Row, Sentence Overturned

Appeals court rules mentally ill inmate can't be executed

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Solar-Powered Suds

Texas breweries reducing beer's carbon footprint

BY LINA FISHER

After Years Sheltered From ICE by Local Churches, Immigrants Get Reprieve

Trio of refugees granted stays of removal for the next year

BY MARY TUMA

South By Southwest Has a New Investor

With 50% ownership in SXSW LLC, P-MRC provides “lifeline”

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Scenes From Saturday’s Stop Asian Hate Rally and Vigil

Asian American communities gather together and refuse to be silenced

BY LILLI HIME

Austin Bats Face Uphill Battle After Freezing During Winter Storm

The road to rehabilitation begins at Austin Bat Refuge

BY HALEY WELCH

food

Taquero Mucho Owner Launches Newest Project, Gabriela's South

Gabriela Bucio thinks pink

BY MADI MARGULIES

Majestic Meals for the Music Industry, Honey Moon Rises Triumphant, Love Supreme Steps In Giantly, The Butcher's Burger Pops Up, 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 22, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Danny Kiranos Finds Moral Ground in the Murder Folk of Amigo the Devil

Visceral songwriter mines darkness in the human condition

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Outlays Another $3.5 Million

City program supports 28 venues with ongoing grants as national Save Our Stages funds stall

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY DEREK UDENSI, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, LAIKEN NEUMANN, CARYS ANDERSON AND ALYSSA QUILES

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Open the Crypt Door to The Mortuary Collection

How two days of filming in Austin saved Ryan Spindell's horror anthology

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd: “Guts”

Help crowdfund Austin-produced horror-comedy short "Guts"

BY TRACE SAUVEUR

Film Reviews

Beast Beast

Lyrical look at Gen-Z life trips on its own good intentions

Bloodthirsty

Werewolf drama questions how the creatures of the night make that beautiful music

Downstream to Kinshasa

Congolese victims of war finally get their chance for redress

The Mortuary Collection

Deliciously wicked horror anthology knows what makes a story work

SAS: Red Notice

The UK makes an entry in the "absurd jingoistic action" sweepstakes

Sator

Occult horror will hold you in its dark, subtle spell

Shoplifters of the World

Airheads for mopey goths

Together Together

Surrogacy comedy defies the rom-com conventions

We Broke Up

Awkward anti-rom-com can't work out what kind of funny to be

Wildcat

The War on Terror adds a torture porn sheen
arts & culture

Ethan Hawke Pens a Valentine to Theatre in A Bright Ray of Darkness

His new novel is also a prayer for the stage and a reminder of the healing power of performance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"A Wished for and Welcome Guest" at Co-Lab Projects

The gallery has a new home, where it aims to make you feel like "A Wished for and Welcome Guest"

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: Another Day of Gun Violence in America

Do gun owners honestly think we don't have a problem here?

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: "We Are Here, We Are Queer, and We're on a Deadline."

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Ariz.

Arizona observatory is steeped in history

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Passed Over

Good shit is going to happen to other people

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 23-29

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Oh, You Thought This Would Be Easy?

Looking back at game 1, as game 2 approaches

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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