Sept. 9, 2022

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 42, Number 2

Issue Supplement

2022 HAAM Day Guide

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Hays County’s Overwhelmed Jail System in Dire Shape, Advocates Say

Some inmates are waiting years to see their day in court

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Unions Bet on Mayoral Candidate Kirk Watson

Endorsements flow in, though his proposals may leave some Austinites wanting more

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Recap: No Deal on License Plate Readers

Decisions on surveillance program, Statesman PUD, and parkland dedication fees all postponed

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

For St. Johns Neighbors, It’s Time to Weigh In

Plan for long-awaited development of Home Depot gets refined

BY ABE ASHER

Council Finds a Compromise on Renaming Pan Am Park

Pan Am still flying

BY ABE ASHER

Texas Feels Ripple Effects From Green Investment Ban

Blocking environmentally minded investment is harder than it may seem

BY ISABEL MANEY

Safety Instructor Fired After Insulting Massacre Survivors

Caldwell County detective lost his job after his presentation at Lockhart High School

BY JORDAN BUCKLEY

food

2022 Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Hot and Bothered: Austin’s Record-Hot Summer Affects Pepper Harvesting

The hottest peppers are most threatened by increasing temperatures

BY A. RICHMOND

Meet Your 2022 Hot Sauce Festival Judges

Meet the tastemakers for this year's competition

Hot Sauce Festival FAQs

Everything you need to know about attending

Scenes From Last Year's Fest

BY JANA BIRCHUM

Tickets and More Information

Kerlin Prioritizes Kerlaches, Farmhouse Offers Intoxicants, Sawyer & Co. Cajuns Into the Night, SBK’s Downtown Again, and WTF Is Andy Baraghani Doing on SoCo?

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 September 8, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Have You Seen the Last of Kevin Curtin?

No, but due to big life changes, I am demoting myself

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Unpacking Harry Styles' Austin Run With the Professor Teaching a Class on Him

Texas State's Dr. Louie Dean Valencia offers a crash course in the Harry-verse

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Fest, Eastside Kings Festival, HAAM Day, Vein.fm, Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few, and more

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, JULIAN TOWERS, ROBERT PENSON, MICHAEL TOLAND, MARS SALAZAR AND DEREK UDENSI

Meet UT Math Professor and Spellbinding Songwriter Sean Keel

The seldom-performing educator's fragile voice breathes bittersweet nostalgia

BY JACK CORCORAN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

Screens

Film Reviews

Barbarian

Buried secrets make for the year's smartest, scariest horror

Beautiful Blue Eyes

Roy Scheider's final role, as a cop seeking revenge for the Holocaust

Brahmastra Part One: Shiva

Hindi cinema gets its own Marvel-style franchise

Clerks III

Deservedly self-indulgent return to the Quick Stop where Kevin Smith began

House of Darkness

Neil LaBute takes a smart bite out of the vampire drama

Lifemark

Faith-based adoption drama

Medieval

Brutal historical epic gives gritty, accessible life to a Czech icon

What We Leave Behind

Iliana Sosa's extraordinary portrait of her grandfather's cross-border life
arts & culture

John Aielli’s Eccentric Home Opens for an Estate Sale

The legendary deejay's home was a reflection of who he was, and now Austinites get a glimpse inside

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Five Hyperlocal Feats of Austin Artistry

They're created here, they're staged here, they're about here

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: The City Theatre's The Fantasticks

Reverential and sharp production of the classic musical

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

We Have an Issue: The Weekend Forecast Is Hot. Very, Very Hot.

The 32nd annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival is here

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

The Luv Doc: Always Exploring Boundaries

Austin has a long tradition of allowing children into unseemly places

BY THE LUV DOC

Qmmunity: The Gay Outdoors

Get out and touch grass at Tawa Threads’ outdoorsy art exhibit. Plus: Austin drag takes a bite outta the Big Apple!

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Lucky Land, Houston

Chinese-themed gardens guarded by thousands of terra-cotta soldiers

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 9-15

BY ROB BREZSNY

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Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: After Back-to-Back Losses, Austin FC Must Regroup for Stretch Run

Wolff: “The focus has to be recaptured”

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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