Oct. 15, 2021

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 41, Number 7

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the Propositions on the November Ballot

November 2021 Statewide General Election and City of Austin Special Election

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Hiring More Police Is Not a Great Way to Prevent Murders

A closer look at Austin's growing number of homicides

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: There’s No Zoning in Baseball!

Austin keeps hitting economic grand slams, but we can still tinker with the rulebook

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Rewilding Zilker Park

How do you polish a crown jewel?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Proposition B Swaps Parkland for ... More Parkland

City seeks voters OK of land swap proposed by Oracle

BY LINA FISHER

Austin Pilots New Tactics to Address Toxic Algae Blooms

Toxin found in Sculpture Falls poses greater risk to humans

BY LINA FISHER

New Police Chief Sends Signal With Stiff Discipline

Two officers suspended after police use stun gun on handcuffed suspect

BY BRANT BINGAMON

At Council: More Apartments, North and South

Council considers two zoning cases facing opposition from surrounding neighbors

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

After Two-Day Pause, Abortion Ban Reinstated

Following last week's pause, Texas Senate Bill 8 is back

BY MARY TUMA

COVID: Past Delta’s Peak, A Return to Stage 3

Nearly 72% of vaccine-eligible Travis County residents are fully vaccinated

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Drinks Issue 2021

Top 25 Austin Breweries of 2021

Our annual list of Central Texas’ top beers returns

BY ERIC PUGA

Biology Professor Brings Field Expertise to Craft of Botanical Foraging

Molly Cummings finds the spirit of West Texas

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Austin’s Anastasia Hera Makes Her Own Music and Tropical Rum

Inspired by nights at Flamingo Cantina, the rapper-singer finds her spirit

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Experience the World in Eight Drinks Around Austin

A thirst for travel

BY ALI LINAN

Four Non-Alcoholic Bevs We're Buzzed About

Pick your sips, from a sparkling yerba mate and sugar cane water to faux-bourbon and "mood-lifting" CBD cocktails

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Free Ice Cream from Lick, Fitzhugh Parties Hearty, Bird Bird Biscuit Spawns Anew, SXSE Does That Too, Don’t Forget Woo Woo, and What the Hell Is a Shaketini?

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 October 14, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Out There in the Fresh Air With Utopia, Old Settler's, and Kerrville Folk Festival

Fall fests coax us from the metropolis

BY KEVIN CURTIN, BETH CHRISMAN AND DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Mixing Major Films, Danny Reisch Establishes LA Studio

Good Danny's in Lockhart will stay open and tracking

BY RACHEL RASCOE

What We're Listening to Right Now

Duel, Cactus Lee, Kady Rain, Sweetfeed, Startographers, and the You're Gonna Be Great 2 comp

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, E. RYAN ELLIS, KEVIN CURTIN, RACHEL RASCOE, MICHAEL TOLAND AND ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Sue Foley, Nat Adderley Jr., Cheap Trick, Little Mazarn and Ralph White, High Desert Queen, and the Austin Record Convention

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, TIM STEGALL, MICHAEL TOLAND AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Todd Haynes Melds Sound and Vision in The Velvet Underground

New music documentary reframes the New York quartet as experimenters and innovators

BY JOE GROSS

Film Reviews

Ascension

Enthralling glimpses inside the dark side of the Chinese Dream

Bergman Island

The eternal story: filmmakers making films about filmmakers making films

The Blazing World

Stylish fairy tale-inspired drama is an overstuffed treat

Freeland

Moving stoner drama finds the downside of going legit

Hard Luck Love Song

Austin-made romantic noir is “Just Like Old Times”

The Last Duel

Ridley Scott reinvents the historical drama through the lens of stardom

Most Eligible Batchelor

Telugu rom-com about finding laughs and loves

Needle in a Timestack

Time-travel drama proves the rich can even mess up causality

The Rescue

Bravery in darkness in this Thai cave rescue documentary

The Velvet Underground

The originators of alt music get the artistic biography they deserve
arts & culture

Hope 4 Hip Hop Preserves and Reanimates History for the Next Generation

“Hip-hop is a melting pot, a mestizo of the arts.”

BY ADAM WOOD

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events

Our weekly pick of the top art events to get you out of the house

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Art galleries, live performances, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Welcome to the Drinks Issue

Beer rankings, women with spirit, and guys with great wives

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Painting the Town Rainbow

Celebrate Austin's historic LGBTQIA+ Quality of Life Study with a Pride photoshoot and more queer events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Mac & Ernie’s Roadside Eatery, Tarpley

Delicious cabrito burgers make it worth a trip

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: TXT ME BK

Where U at?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 15-21

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Three Questions Austin FC Must Answer in Its Final Six Games

A supreme striker, mid-week matches, and more Qs in need of an A

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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