May 13, 2022

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 41, Number 37

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news

May 7 Elections Give Validation to Austin's Values

A taste of Austin politics in the suburbs

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Chronicle Endorsements for the May 24 Democratic Run-Offs

From Congress to land commissioner, here are our picks

BY THE 'CHRONICLE' NEWS STAFF

Austin at Large: Asymmetrical Info Warfare

Scorched-earth polarization makes us see our foes’ weaknesses as strengths

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Working Hard for the Money

City offers temp jobs and green job training … and lifeguarding

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

What’s to Become of Austin’s Unofficial Gay District?

A development plan would maintain Oilcan Harry's but displace two other gay-friendly bars

BY MAGGIE QUINLAN

Town Hall Calls for Quick Action to Combat Overdoses

The crisis is now

BY LINA FISHER

Council Recap: Nothing Goes Further Than Cash

A newly approved pilot program will provide 85 households with $1,000 per month

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Lake Travis Finally Considers Adding a Second High School

Reaching a tipping point

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Cap Metro CEO Departing to D.C.

Randy Clarke is set to head Washington D.C.’s transit authority

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

A Brief Guide to the Yard in South Austin

Encountering the true ATX spirit in our bustling modern metrop

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

AAPI Foodways FTW, Dos Olivos in Dripping Springs, Wine All Over Town, Genuine Joe’s Gotta Go, and Treaty Oak’s Peach Julep Will Refresh Your Palate All Summer Long

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 12, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

The Far Out Is Having a Moment

Scrappy South Austin venue is building a major presence in the city’s live music ecosystem

BY CHAD SWIATECKI

Faster Than Sound: Patti Smith and Bikini Kill in One Weekend

Lighting strikes twice in Austin, and Pleasure Venom opens

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Girl Ultra, Nori with strings, Maxo Kream, Mudhoney, Little Mazarn, and more recommended shows

BY CHRISTINA GARCIA, MICHAEL TOLAND, CLARA WANG, MICHAEL TOLAND, KEVIN CURTIN AND TIM STEGALL

What We're Listening to Right Now

Deezie Brown, El Combo Oscuro, Ifé Neuro, Don Leady, Lizzy Lehman, and more locals worth a listen

BY CLARA WANG, JULIAN TOWERS, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

One in a Crowd: Torched

New documentary about Austin's pro Ultimate Frisbee team crowdfunding now

BY JAMES SCOTT

Film Reviews

The Ancestral

A ghost plagues a Vietnamese family’s inherited home

The Automat

A tabletop history of NYC’s beloved Horn & Hardart diners

Charlotte

Calmly heartrending animated biography of artist Charlotte Salomon

Family Camp

Faith-based comedy rehashes “The Call of the Simpsons”

Happening

Stunning French tale of a woman seeking an abortion is depressingly timely

Hit the Road

Sweet and layered Iranian road trip dramedy

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Hindi-language battle-of-the-sexes comedy

Monstrous

Babadook wannabe falls over its own metaphors

Oasis Knebworth 1996

Brilliant documentary on the gigs that defined Britpop

On the Count of Three

Suicide pact - you first in this new dark comedy

Private Property

Erotic thriller with a neo-noir spin

Sarkaru Vaari Paata

A spendthrift and his tight-pursed friend clash
arts & culture

Five Things to Head Off the Hex on Friday the 13th

Shake off the curse of this mini-Halloween

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Austin Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Less-than-magical production salvaged by a night of unexpected spontaneity

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: Wake-Up Calls for Our Fossil Fuel Addiction

Kicking our fossil fuel addiction is good for the climate, our health, our economy, and geopolitical stability

BY BOB HENDRICKS AND MARK WARREN

Qmmunity: Party On, Queers

Jon-Erik Garcia, aka the Glitoris, talks about his own TuezGayz story, plus more queer events

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Lubbock Tornado Memorial, Lubbock

Monument commemorates havoc wreaked by two twisters in 1970

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Not Your Gig

Boundaries, motherf*ckers. Boundaries.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 13-19

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC, Fans Split on What to Do With Cecilio Domínguez

MLS investigation clears star player of misconduct, but questions linger

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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