Dec. 2, 2022

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Volume 42, Number 14

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Gift Guide 2022

Local and National Gifts for the Politically Minded

Goodwill to all and coal for a few

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Chronicle Endorsements for Austin City Council Run-Off Election

Early voting runs Dec. 1-9 ; election day is Dec. 13

Austin at Large: What’s Public, What’s Private

Power and parks: My conflicting views of privatizing public services and spaces

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Your Guide to Charitable Giving

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Council Considers How Fast to Move on Land Development Code Reform

Sometimes the tortoise loses

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Black Entrepreneur Talks About the Future of Cannabis

The cannabis industry to come

BY LEENA ALALI

Austin Police Yet to Release Shooting Footage

Raj Moonesinghe was shot in the back

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin Rebates for E-Bikes Double

Getcha getcha e-bikes (in January)

BY LEENA ALALI

Ascension Seton Construction Plans Threaten Water Flow

Seiders Springs eternal?

BY LEILA SAIDANE

Austin Libraries Prepare for a Barrage of Book-Banning Bills

Rating books, jailing librarians, and more

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

food

Gift Guide 2022

Gifts for Sweet Teeth

Say it with sugar this holiday season

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Upscale Gifts for Culinary Nerds

Outdoor pizza oven, perfectly sphere ice cubes, and more fancy kitchen gifts

BY ROD MACHEN

Five Food Gifts to Help Smash the Patriarchy

Excellent comestibles from women-owned local businesses

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Gifts for Green Buds

Cannabis reform, chill refreshments, and real cool prezzies

BY JESSI CAPE

Five Food Gifts That Are Austin AF

Austintatious gifts for far-flung relations

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Gifts for $100 at Your Local Boutique Grocery

Supermarket sweep

BY A. RICHMOND

Lazarus Opens on Airport, J-Prime Opens Downtown, Old Thousand and JewBoy Bring the Holiday Fusion, Hanukkah Gets the Haute Cuisine, and Everything Is Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

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 1, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Gift Guide 2022

The 2022 Gift Guide for the Music Head on Your Holiday List

Let local merch supply your holiday presents

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Former Fine Southern Gentlemen's Expansive Rebrand to Feels So Good

A more inclusive name for the rising screenprinters/record label/music venue

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Top Texas Drummer Ernie Durawa Turns 80

The Sunday Antone's celebration benefits nonprofit HOME

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Urban Heat, Jonathan Terrell, Dayglow, Marcia Ball, and a smattering of metal headline our recommended shows

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MARS SALAZAR, DOUG FREEMAN, RACHEL RASCOE, ABBY JOHNSTON AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Gift Guide 2022

Five Film Books From Austin

From Pinocchio to psychotic women, your gift guide for reading material

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Filmmaker Emily Hagins Says Sorry About the Demon

Hagins brings her horror-comedy home for Other Worlds Film Festival

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

An Action Hero

A recluse forced back into the spotlight in this Hindi thriller

Angry Neighbors

Frank Langella goes on a rampage against the McMansion next door

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power

Overblown TED Talk on sexism in Hollywood picks odd targets

The Eternal Daughter

Ghosts of family bonds haunt Tilda Swinton in this continuation of The Souvenir

Hunt

South Korean spy thriller uncovers a history of cruelty and compromise

Leonor Will Never Die

Wildly creative Filipino romp finds spectral fun in Manila's film biz

Nanny

Eerie migrant drama is an intriguing addition to Black horror

Nr. 10

Danish stage-set dark drama descends into disappointing silliness

The Quintessential Quintuplets Movie

The anti-harem anime gets a suitably heartwarming resolution

Violent Night

David Harbour cracks down hard on the "naughty" list in the Christmas slugfest
arts & culture

Gift Guide 2022

Keeping Your Yuletide Gifting Gay

Qmmunity gathers a list of local queer-owned businesses to shop this holiday season

BY JAMES SCOTT

Gifts That Give Back to the Community

Pay it forward with these presents benefiting local nonprofits

BY SARAH K. WOLF

10 Holiday Treats for Dogs (and Their Humans)

Local artists and artisans putting pets first

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Review: Archive Theater’s A Sherlock Holmes Christmas

Should you welcome this Holmes for the holidays with seasonal cheer?

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: This One’s on Us

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Regenerative Agriculture Can Save the Southwest

We can end drought by restoring soil and local water cycles

BY ELIZABETH HEILMAN

Qmmunity: The Gift of Gay

Tips on how to shop small and queer from The Little Gay Shop's Justin Galicz

BY JAMES SCOTT

Gift Guide 2022

Day Trips: Holiday Gift Guide

Cap’n Day Trips suggests four gifts for globetrotters

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Science FTW

Like the 45th president, some things really are simpler than they seem

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Short-term rentals in Austin – what happens next?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 2-8

BY ROB BREZSNY

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Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

World Cup Watch: WC 2022 at the Midpoint

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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