Feb. 25, 2022

Jana Birchum / Design by Zeke Barbaro

Volume 41, Number 26

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

Austin FC 2022 Season Preview

Year Two for Austin FC Will Determine the Future of Local Sports Culture

A preview of the players, strategies, and songs for a new season

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Designate Your Favorite Austin FC Star Based on Your Beer Preference

Some soccer talent to go with that brew?

BY ERIC PUGA

Dining at Q2 Stadium

New and returning faves keep the focus hyperlocal

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Austin FC 2022 Regular Season Schedule

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election

Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Austin on Forefront of Addressing Excessive Force Used by Police During Protests

Shock and awe at mass indictment in Black Lives Matter protest shootings

BY BRANT BINGAMON AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Twitter Flame War Fires Up Austin FC Supporters to Help the Unhoused

For Los Verdes, y'all means all

BY KIT O’CONNELL

Austin at Large: The Pigs Inside Our Python

Austin takes a looooong time to digest what it swallows

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

“We Need Texas in This Fight”

Elizabeth Warren stumps for Casar, a growing progressive coalition in D.C., and affordable housing

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture

Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access

BY LINA FISHER

Both Candidates For Land Commissioner Want to Use the Office to Implement Green Policies in the GLO

Blue team candidates want a greener land office

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Round Rock ISD Boils Over as Superintendent Fate Is in Limbo

Board of Trustees punts its final decision

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Planned 20K-Seat Amphitheatre Back to Drawing Board After Enviro Board Loss

Violet Crown venue withdraws city water and sewer extension request

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Despite Discovery of Dead Body, Scheduled Sweep of Unhoused Encampment Went Ahead

Sweep took place mere hours after the discovery

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

food

Honey Moon and TLC Bring the Brunch; Sprinkles Salutes Women with Cupcakes; Austin Crawfish Festival Returns; Chef Fermín Nuñez Is, Like, Everywhere Lately; 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 February 24, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Carson McHone: Still Life, Still Alive

Potent Austin songwriter, now married and living in Canada, explores themes of attachment and longing, uncertainty and loss on new album

BY ABBY JOHNSTON

Faster Than Sound: Jim Eno Launches Project Traction for Women Music Producers

The Spoon drummer co-produced songs with eight women and nonbinary artists at his Public Hi-Fi studio

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Theo Lawrence, the Dead Coats, Doug Kershaw, Immolation, Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt, and Conan Gray

BY ABBY JOHNSTON, MARS SALAZAR, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, JULIAN TOWERS, CLARA WANG AND MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS

What We're Listening to Right Now

Medellin Collection, Kady Rain, David Ramirez, Slomo Drags, Whitmore Sisters, and User Unauthorized

BY RACHEL RASCOE, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN AND TIM STEGALL

Live Music Events

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Austin Film Society Presses Play on the Career of TV Superproducer Aaron Spelling

The History of Television series spotlights the man who built The House That Would Not Die

BY SAGE DUNLAP

Film Reviews

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Animated

A Disney-free lineup goes global

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Documentary

Award short list is predictable in form and content

2022 Oscar-Nominated Short Films: Live Action

Universal insights into unique stories

Bheemla Nayak

Political intrigue as a cop pursues the powerful

Cyrano

Musical rewrite of the tragic love triangle never hits the high notes

Dog

Channing Tatum picks up a canine pal in army vet drama

Studio 666

The Foo Fighters make their own Evil Dead

Valimai

Cops versus bikers in this Tamil action flick
arts & culture

The Austin Historical Weapons Guild Brings Historical Swordplay to Life

Cut, thrust, parry, fun

BY ROBERT PENSON

Five Things to Enjoy as Black History Month Continues

We highlight artists of color who bring a diversity of aesthetic vibrance to the theatres, galleries, and other venues of our city

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: TexARTS Theater's Sweeney Todd

Despite fruitless tweaks to the storytelling, this is a tale worth attending

BY BOB ABELMAN

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: Verde! Listos!

Inside our Austin FC season preview package; plus the return of the Austin Music Awards and the Chronicle's SXSW day party

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Black and Queer Creativity

Speaking to Black and Queer AF variety show host Aira Juliet about showcasing Black creativity, plus queer events coming up

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, Corpus Christi

Expansive horticulture park offers fun for everyone

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Boring People

Ask not from whom the dull tolls. It tolls from thee.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, February 25 - March 3

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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