May 6, 2022

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Volume 41, Number 36

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news

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 7 State and Local Election

Early Voting April 25-May 3 • Election Day May 7

Making Sense of the First Days of a Post-Roe Era

Whether this week was a shock or felt like a long time coming, we look at an uncertain horizon

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Look What We Made Them Do

So, why do these creeps care so much about other people’s abortions, anyway?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Helping the Helpers

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

City Council Helps Firefighters Keep Arbitration on the Table

Blocking the exits

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Judge Kocurek Backs Out of Upcoming Eighth Street Trials

Judge seeks recusal after telling D.A.'s Office she "felt betrayed"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Integral Care Trustees Delay Vote to Authorize Union

The union would represent nearly 1,000 employees

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Staff Protest for Higher Wages

As the district solidifies its budget, the protesters hope the board listens to their demands

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

City Ordered to Pay Developer for Historic Montopolis Negro School Property

The high cost of history

BY ABE ASHER

Merging Music and Medicine at Dell Med

Dell Medical School's new orchestra to debut with hospital performance

BY HANNAH UEBELE

food

Restaurant Review: Birdie's

A neighborhood restaurant, for some

BY MELANIE HAUPT

The Merry Month of May’s Depressed Cake Shop, Celebratory Cinco de Mayo, Julep-Joltin’ Kentucky Derby, and the Visual Delights of Craft Beer Packaging

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 May 5, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

To Oblivion and Beyond: A Breakdown of the Bands at Oblivion Access

Translating the scrolls at Austin’s most interesting festival of the year

BY KEVIN CURTIN, JULIAN TOWERS, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND ROBERT PENSON

Faster Than Sound: How Two Years Off Made Oblivion Access Festival Even Better

An interview with the truly independent booking duo on their landmark lineup

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concert: Exploded Drawing, the DIY Gathering at the Center of Austin’s Beat Community, Returns

Friday’s lineup includes Mattie, DJ Design, and Fennec

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Crucial Concert: Austin Celebrates the Life of Late Nané Vocalist Daniel Sahad

BLK ODYSSY, Bright Light Social Hour, Sir Woman, and Quentin & the Past Lives among performers

BY RACHEL RASCOE

A Universe of Music at Your Fingertips Inside the Austin Record Convention

ARC runs Friday through Sunday at the Palmer Events Center

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Filmmaker and Film-Educator Paul Stekler Says Goodbye to UT

As he delivers his final class, the former head of UT-Austin's Department of Radio-Television-Film gives a commencement speech looking back on a career without a plan

BY PAUL STEKLER

After 22 Years, It’s a Wrap for East Austin Stories

UT RTF brings the long-running documentary shorts initiative to a close

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Sam Raimi makes the most Sam Raimi Marvel film imaginable

The Duke

Jim Broadbent is charming in this socially minded true-crime comedy

Escape the Field

Labyrinthine thriller knows to just follow the old map

Have You Heard About Greg?

Documentary makes the fight against Alzheimer’s personal

Inbetween Girl

Funny, nuanced look at life as a Texas teen

Petite Maman

Magical French tale is a strange tribute to Totoro

Respect the Jux

True life crime drama about a Jamaican migrant

Ryoma! The Prince of Tennis

A time-traveling tennis prodigy scores in this sports anime

Vortex

French cinema’s enfant terrible faces the horrors of growing old
arts & culture

Five Ways to Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

AAPI events abound and range from CelebrASIA to Bollywood fitness

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Zach Theatre's Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch

Surprisingly minimalist adaptation of beloved kids book still enchants

BY BOB ABELMAN

Arts Events

Art galleries, theatre, comedy, dance, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Events

Local events, volunteer opportunities, kids' activities, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

Opinion: The Case to Keep Leander Connected

A yes vote on Proposition A means continued transportation solutions

BY JAMES LARSEN

Qmmunity: Glam, Gore, and More

Fill your homosexual calendar with a b-day ball by House of Lepore, Hyperreal Film Club’s Aughts horror screening, and more.

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Faywood Hot Springs, New Mexico

Healing waters and a whole lot of history

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Personal Trainer

No need to wallow in the tedium of comprehensive knowledge

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 6-12

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Crazy high property taxes? File a protest.

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Josh Wolff Lets His Guard Down

Austin FC's leadership is hitting all the right notes

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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