March 31, 2023

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news

What State Police Patrolling Austin Means

Send in the troopers

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

State Offers Exciting New Incentives Package to Retain Public School Teachers

Tough times for teachers, but the Texas GOP is here to help

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Public Notice: Echoes of History

From the 23rd Street Mural to the Police Academy, in only 50 years

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

San Marcos Police Get the Reckoning Advocates Have Been Waiting For

Not-so-sexy AF

BY JORDAN BUCKLEY

Texas Environmental Penalties Are Increasing

Time for tougher regulation

BY LINA FISHER

Bill of the Week: Texas GOP Targets Transgender Youth

Bill would ban certain treatment for trans kids

BY DEX WESLEY PARRA

Lawsuit to Come After Elderly Deaf Woman’s Arm Allegedly Broken by Jailer

Attorney says she is finally getting a meeting with jail staff

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Observer Journalists Won’t Go Down Without a Fight

They're rallying all the support they can get

BY ABE ASHER

AISD Moves Toward Affordable Child Care in Old Pease Campus

Plus other news from their latest meeting

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Calibrate Wellness Offers Radical Relief With Cannabis Edibles

Go green with these chef-created edibles designed for everyone

BY JESSI CAPE

Wu Chow Doubles, Perla’s Pleases, Oseyo Flexes Vegan, Texas Veg Fest Returns, and Live Fire and Heritage Fire Prepare to Blaze Into Town

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 March 30, 2023

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Longtime General Manager Tom Gimbel Departs Austin City Limits Television

ACL brand ambassador launches artists management agency in NYC

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Crosstalk: Austin Parks and Rec Board Discusses Fair Pay at SXSW, and More Music News

The latest moves from Austin's Tribe Mafia and Jackie Venson

BY LINA FISHER AND RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Arya’s Weyes Blood aftershow, celebrating SPOT, Urban Cultural Fest, and more

BY ANGELA LIM, KRISS CONKLIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, TIM STEGALL, JULIAN TOWERS, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Lights, Camera, Stupidity in Austin-Made Satire

Bryan Connolly's Make Popular Movies spoofs how films are (and aren't) made

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

All That Breathes

The struggle by three men to save the endangered black kite

The Ants and the Grasshopper

Documentary wonders how to change minds about climate change

Bholaa

A homeward-bound ex-con gets caught up in a nefarious plot

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

The high fantasy game rolls a critical hit with a boisterous adaptation

Enys Men

The form of British folk horror conjured to mask a psychological drama

The Five Devils

Scents unlock memories and secrets in this French drama

Malum

A rookie cop gets harassed by demons in a remake of Last Shift

Smoking Causes Coughing

Rubber director's sentai spoof is weird, discursive magic

Spinning Gold

The crazy story of Casablanca, the label behind Kiss, P-Funk, and disco

A Thousand and One

The struggles of one Harlem family against the backdrop of a changing NYC
arts & culture

Five Arts Happenings off the Walls and in the Wild

Historical celebrations on your doorstep and road trips worth the drive

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: Penfold Theatre's Vincent

Size matters when painting a portrait of Van Gogh

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: Time to Vote for Your Favorite Local People and Places in The Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin Awards

Show your appreciation for the good work folks are doing

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Online Voter Registration Saves Money and Reduces Fraud. So Why Won’t Texas Allow It?

Travis County's voter registrar explains why online voter registration is good for business

BY BRUCE ELFANT

Qmmunity: Celebrating Latinx Legends

Tatiana Cholula talks about refusing American assimilation in favor of celebrating Latinx culture through drag show Divina

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Port Isabel Lighthouse, Port Isabel

Keeping the lights on after almost two centuries on the Gulf Coast

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Just Exhausted

You might be the gardener

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, March 31 - April 6

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Predictable Austin FC Isn’t Just Playing Badly. It’s Playing Boring.

Is it time to hit the panic button?

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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