Dec. 10, 2021

Jana Birchum

Volume 41, Number 15

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Southeast of Austin, an Unarmed Immigrant's Killing Galvanizes a Quest for Justice

Why did Adil Dghoughi die?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: Brightness on the Edge of Town

Samsung’s Taylor expansion lights up needs, opportunities in the Eastern Crescent

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Cars Off Guadalupe?

Project Connect rail plan envisions a transit throughway

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Slows Staff's Roll on South Central Tax District

Hold back the TIRZ (Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone)

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

ARPA Grants Help Austin Public Library Bridge Digital Divide

Council approves $450K for accessibility and outreach programs

BY LINA FISHER

AISD Ends T-STEM Partnership at Mendez Middle School

District will decide how to move forward in a vote later this month

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Austin Medics Seek Relief in Labor Talks, Chief Search

Trying to soothe EMS' chronic pain

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Parents' Rally Accuses Round Rock ISD of Corruption

As tensions mount between conservative parents and the school board, statewide figures join the fight

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Austin Chronicle Nonprofit Wish List

Your guide to charitable giving
food

East Austin's Rocheli Patisserie Brings Haute Couture to French Pastry

The Garcia family weathers multiple storms to open their paean to luxury

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Thai Fresh and Lenoir Return for Dine-In, Osome Fêtes Antone’s, Jeni’s Opens with Free Ice Cream, 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 9, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Space and Distance: A Joint Interview With Balmorhea and Explosions in the Sky

How Austin’s landmark instrumental outfits soundtrack the state of Texas

BY AUSTIN POWELL

Faster Than Sound: Black Fret Ball Returns to the Stage With $250K for Austin Artists

The latest on two homegrown music nonprofits looking to expand

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Review: Portrayal of Guilt

Christfucker (Run for Cover)

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Review: Nori

Nori

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Review: The Avocados

¡Ensalada! (Found Object Records)

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Nine Mile Records, Glasshealer, Vincent Neil Emerson, Hayes Carll, Luna Luna, Pink Sweat$, and more

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL, MARS SALAZAR, ABBY JOHNSTON, DOUG FREEMAN, RACHEL RASCOE AND CLARA WANG

Live Music Events

BY GREG STITT AND DEREK UDENSI

Screens

Film Reviews

Agnes

Sleazy, sexy, bawdy and surprising look at religion, lust, and power

Being the Ricardos

Miscasting (except for J.K. Simmons) derails this Lucille Ball biopic.

Christmas With The Chosen: The Messengers

Musical retelling of the birth of Jesus

Don't Look Up

Apocalyptic comedy is Adam McKay at his most Adam McKay-ish

The Hand of God

Unromantic semi-autobiography about an auteur’s discovery of cinema

Jaaneman

Telugu comedy about a catastrophic birthday party

National Champions

Ric Roman Waugh places the NCAA on trial in this chilling sports drama

Sword Art Online: Progressive - Aria of a Starless Night

New adaptation of the MMORPG anime

The United States of Insanity

Inside the family of Juggalos, and the deranged government crusade against them

West Side Story

Bernstein. Shakespeare. Sondheim. Spielberg. ’Nuff said!
arts & culture

Hamilton's Resident Director Makes Bass the Room Where It Happens

Austinite Ashley Brooke Monroe leads the touring Broadway show back to the stage she loves

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Ground Floor Theatre’s Unexpected Joy

Sitcom sheen overwhelms this musical’s stage pleasures

BY BOB ABELMAN

Five Arts Events to Get You in That Holiday Spirit

Classics, classical music, ballet, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

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: It’s Patisserie Week!

French pastry rules the cover, and other reasons we're eating cake right now

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Be Kind With Refugees

Immigrants should be celebrated for the contributions they bring to society, not feared or despised

BY DERRICK BONYUET

Qmmunity: Homo for the Holidays

Events where you can find queer cheer during the holidays

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site, San Felipe

Reconstruction of the colonial capital of Texas is a step back in time

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Bit Desperate

A gateway to a very dark shame spiral

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 10-16

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Upcoming Expansion Draft Conjures Bad Memories for Austin FC

Charlotte FC takes the "new kid" mantle in the MLS

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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