April 30, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 35

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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

The Opportunity to Reimagine Public Safety Is Here Right Now. Will Austin Take It?

“We want everything that can be done outside of the police, to be done outside of the police.”

BY BRANT BINGAMON AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Right Back Where We Started

Texas will do little. Austin will do more. America will validate us. What happens next?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Trying to Get Swimmers’ Ears

Plus parks, public safety, naked gardening, and more...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

God Don’t Like Ugly: Austin Faith Leaders Unite to Smite Prop B

But big money’s rolling in to back camping ban campaign

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Election Ticker: It’s a Long, Long While From May to November ...

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND LINA FISHER

Lege Finds Even More Funds for Anti-Choice Grifters

Alternatives to Abortion program gets $100M in House budget

BY MARY TUMA

Young People Power Texas Climate Plan

House Democrats package 41 bills to protect the environment

BY LINA FISHER

Community First! Expansion to Create 1,400 Additional Homes for Austin's Formerly Homeless Neighbors

A neighborhood to call home

BY BETH SULLIVAN

For Trans Texans, One Bill Forward, Two Bills Back

Texas has filed the most anti-LGBTQIA bills in the nation this year

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Round Rock High Schoolers Spark Learning During the Pandemic

BY BENTON GRAHAM

food

Austin Restaurants and Seafood Suppliers Work Toward Sustainability

Staying afloat with Minamoto Foods' SeaChange program

BY VERONICA MEEWES

L’Oca d’Oro Reopens, ACC Bristol-Joseph Scholarships Activate, Chocolate In General FTW, and Small Mercies Everywhere …

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 29, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Denny Freeman, the Graceful Guitarist Who Made Everyone Sound Better, Has Died

Masterful player had a foundational presence on Austin music

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound – The Music Relief Magic Number: $20 Million

Music Makes Austin budget proposal warns full-capacity touring won't return until 2022

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DEREK UDENSI, CARYS ANDERSON, TIM STEGALL AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Sparxs Studio Is Turning Cinema Into a Single Mom's Game

Founder and CEO Samenta Bruington doesn't take no for an answer

BY SELOME HAILU

ATX Film News

Austin at the Oscars, and cinemas move towards reopening

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Awaken

Malick-endorsed abstract world trip finds joy in our world

Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train

Japanese anime blockbuster screams into the nightmare void

Four Good Days

Bland rehab drama is more wasted than its characters

In Silico

Study of the attempt to replicate a human brain overthinks everything

Limbo

Immigration dramedy shipwrecks Syrian migrants in Scotland

Mortal Kombat

Blood knives! Fatalities! GORO!

The Outside Story

After a year trapped inside, a welcome comedic reminder of life in fresh air

The Resort

Idiotic haunted hotel horror can't be heard, isn't worth seeing

Separation

Dolls and evil, dolls and evil ...

Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street

How one TV neighborhood became our shared classroom

Triumph

High school wrestling drama is admirable for giving athletes with disabilities a platform

The Virtuoso

Murder for hire and betrayal for fun

Walking With Herb

Bagger Vance, but with more evangelical stuff
arts & culture

Amy Gentry Is All the Rage in Her Third Novel, Bad Habits

The Austin author talks anger, solidarity, and grad school villainy

BY ROSALIND FAIRES

Austin Opera Races Back Into Live Performance With Tosca at Circuit of the Americas

The company brings grand opera to the Grand Prix with an outdoor staging of Puccini's powerhouse

BY ROBERT FAIRES

In Buda, Mini-Golf and War Memorial Are Ingeniously Paired

A veteran's story inspires across generations at the Memorial Miniature Golf and World War II Museum

BY ALI MONTAG

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: Don’t Forget to Vote on Saturday

A weird election, but an important one, too

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Texas' Anti-LGBTQIA Bills Are Cruelty Aimed at My Transgender Patients

A physician caring for transgender patients and the sister of a transgender man explains how discriminatory policies impact lifelong health

BY ALIZA NORWOOD

Qmmunity: Treat Your Fine Queer Self With This Week's Qmmunity Events

Mask up for Austin Black Pride’s Pose watch party, drag brunch at the Iron Bear, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: The Riverside Dreamer, Mission

Rolling on the Rio Grande

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Unmasked and Undangerous

Nothing is more dangerous than a control freak who has just figured out the situation is beyond their control.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 30 - May 6

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: The Only Game in Town

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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