March 17, 2023

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 42, Number 29

Issue Supplement

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023, Part II

ON THE COVER:
features

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023

SXSW Asks: Whither Weed?

Cannabis experts look forward to a world of legality and organized cannabusiness

BY JESSI CAPE

Funko x Austin: The Business of Fandom

In its SXSW brand debut, "geeky Gucci" Loungefly shows the future for hometown print mavens and newly acquired portfolio pals Mondo

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

At SXSW, José Andrés Shares How the Power of Storytelling Drives His Mission

Chef announces new cookbook inspired by World Central Kitchen's work

BY MELANIE HAUPT

news

So You Wanna Move to Austin

Yes, You Should Move to Austin

But only if …

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

What Happens When Austin’s Daily Paper Dies

Since 2018, the corporation that owns the Statesman lost half its staff

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Women’s Shelter Closure Delayed, But Dozens of Residents Have Already Left

Outreach starts up in hopes that delay isn’t too little too late

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Bill of the Week: Texans Take to the Capitol to Battle Discriminatory Property Bills

Who gets a piece of Texas?

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Stanching the Flow of AISD Teachers Straight Out of Town

Education Austin demands higher pay for teachers and support staff

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin’s Petition Tradition Is Up For Review

It could get a little harder to put an ordinance on a ballot

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Weathering Austin’s Next “Unprecedented” Winter Storm

Why we can't just bury the power lines or trim back all the trees

BY LINA FISHER

Chronically Understaffed Austin 911 Call Center Can't Handle Peak Call Times

This is 911, can you hold please?

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Austin at Large: Back (and Forth) to the Future

At some point Austin history will stop looping upon itself. Until next time …

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: School Boards and Rail Lines

Searching for a super, roughing out the rail routes

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

food

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023

Where to Eat When It’s Late (or Early) and You’re Broke

Downtown food for every occasion

BY MELANIE HAUPT AND 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 March 16, 2023

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best New Pizza Places

Fresh pies? Save us a slice!

BY MELANIE HAUPT AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

DQ’s Free Cones Day, Central Market’s Grillapalooza, Dripping Springs’ Brewers Festival, Hotel Viata’s First Long Dinner of 2023, El Naranjo’s Guest Chef from Mexico City, and More

All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023

Your Field Guide to 80 Essential Acts at SXSW Music

Highlighting the best and buzziest at this year's festival

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

SXSW Music Spotlight: Coco & Clair Clair

Progressive pop duo offers an outlet for shy girl catharsis

BY LAIKEN NEUMANN

Five Essential Events Still to Come at SXSW Music

Star-studded options for the Festival's final Thursday through Saturday

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Electro-Pop Pioneers New Order’s “Blue Monday” Kicks Off SXSW Music

ACL Live show brought in former clubgoers and curious newbies alike

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest

The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023

SXSW Gets Mesmerized by First Look at Robert Rodriguez's Hypnotic

The Austin filmmaker blows the roof off the Paramount

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SXSW Film Review: Citizen Sleuth

Doc is a dogged investigation of true crime podcasting

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

SXSW Film Review: Self Reliance

The Most Dangerous Game spoof lacks bite

BY TRACE SAUVEUR

SXSW Film Review: Late Bloomers

The kindness of strangers creates beauty, growth, and laughs

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

SXSW Film Review: My Drywall Cocoon

Brazilian drama stylishly reduces its characters to metaphors

BY DEX WESLEY PARRA

Best of the Film Fest

Want more SXSW film reviews? Head over to austinchronicle.com/sxsw. Here's some tasty teases for you.

SXSW Announces 2023 Film Grand Jury Award Winners

Raging Grace tops best narrative category

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Breaking Ground: What Three New Studios Mean for the Texas Film Industry

Three new studios in the Austin area could mean space for the film industry to expand

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Full Time

French drama revamps the ticking clock thriller as biting social commentary

Inside

High-concept art heist flick is an arthouse dud

Moving On

Misguided rape-revenge dramedy depends on Tomlin and Fonda's charm

65

Adam Driver takes on dinosaurs as a space traveler in the wrong era
arts & culture

Players' Guide to SXSW 2023

Qmmunity Cheat Sheet to LGBTQ+ SXSW Programming

Catch up on the hottest second-weekend queer programming

BY JAMES SCOTT

Free Stuff to Do at South by Southwest

No badge, no wristband, no problem

BY JOELLE DIPAOLO

Review: Steel Magnolias

City Theatre finds the Southern comfort in this tear-jerking dramedy

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

Qmmunity: House of South By

House of Lepore makes ballroom culture an official part of SXSW

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Alamo Collections Center, San Antonio

Get a first look at the Phil Collins Texana collection at the new center

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Yukking It Up

Australians are hilarious even when they're not trying to be. That's just facts.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, March 17-23

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin FC Upset Is About “More Than Football” For Haitian Underdogs Violette

“We knew it was going to take heart”

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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