Dec. 3, 2021

John Anderson

Volume 41, Number 14

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WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Gift Guide 2021

Politics Gift Guide 2021: Ain't That Good News

Some gift ideas for the politically and civically minded

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin At Large: Blinking in the Bright Light

Austinites stagger into the post(?)-pandemic streets, waving at the new neighbors

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Boards and Commissions in Revolt

Moving meetings out of City Hall is not a popular idea

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Seeks Consensus as It Eyes Affordability Crisis

A lot is not enough

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Hall Focuses on Housing Costs, EMS Talks

Council to consider resolution evaluating impact of zoning on housing supply

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin Chronicle Nonprofit Wish List

Your guide to charitable giving
food

Gift Guide 2021

Austin-Made Food Products to Satisfy Every Palate

Five savory and five sweet treats for the foodie on your gift list

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Hassle-Free Gifts for the Foodie on Your List

Ship it, sip it, sniff it, stuff it

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Koko's Bavarian Spreads the Germans, Tèo Gelato Gets Boozy, Curry Pizza House Opens Soon, 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 December 2, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Gift Guide 2021

Gift Guide for the Music Head on Your Holiday List

What a fan, finger drummer, or Austin nostalgia freak may want for Christmas

BY RACHEL RASCOE

BoomBaptist and the Art of Crafty Self Promotion Schemes

Instrumental hip-hop mastermind sells us his world

BY JULIAN TOWERS

Beaumonster: A Memoir by Jesse Dayton

The rockabilly rebel, outlaw country artist, session guitarist to the legends, and low-budget horror auteur looks back

BY TIM STEGALL

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Exhorder, Lera Lynn, Sobbrs, a Tom Waits tribute, and more shows worth seeing

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, JULIAN TOWERS, RACHEL RASCOE AND KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music Events

BY GREG STITT

screens

Sci-Fi Film Festival Foresees a Hybrid Future for Its In-Person Return

Other Worlds comes to Galaxy Highland and beyond

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Akhanda

Fantastical and explosive Telugu action drama

Benedetta

Paul Verhoeven gets historical for his new take on nunsploitation

Encounter

A veteran fears that unearthly forces are after his sons

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City

Gory take on the original survival horror game

Silent Night

English nightmare comedy is as much Noël Coward as George A. Romero

True to the Game 3

Back to the streets in this latest drama adapting Teri Woods' novels

Wolf

An astounding performance at the heart of this strange tale of identity
arts & culture

Gift Guide 2021

Warped and Bloodied: Two New Books by Drafthouse Veterans

Giving the forgotten children of horror and exploitation the analysis they deserve

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Biography of Spooky Rocker Roky Erickson Gets Inside the Myth and Madness

New oral history explores the head and mysteries of Austin's psych pioneer

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Five Things to Stuff Your Literary Stocking

Supercharge your personal, locally sourced library

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Mark the Calendar for A John Waters Christmas

The filmmaker and raconteur takes on COVID arguments, sloppy airplane dressing, and how to be rich with class

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Arts Events

Art galleries, live performances, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Events

Local events, volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Gift Cozy

It's the Austin Chronicle's annual Gift Guide issue

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Why I’m Not Sweating the STAAR Test Anymore

A Texas student explains why standardized testing seems like a big waste of time and money

BY AINA MARZIA

Qmmunity: Queer-to-Queer Cheer

Get in the holigay spirit with Austin Gay Men's Chorus, Little Gay Shop, and more events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide

A wish list for the travelers in your life

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Early Morning Texts

The DPS never sends out Amber Alerts at 1am.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 3-9

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

I want to run for office as an Independent. Is it possible to get on the ballot?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC Trims the Fat

Meanwhile the Mexican National Team sizes up Q2 Stadium

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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