May 12, 2023

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news

Inside Texas' Angels of Death, Who Refuse Hundreds of Death Row Pleas but May Expedite Daniel Perry Pardon

How the Board of Pardons and Paroles runs its ship

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Public Notice: Thinking Outside the Litter Box

A less than purrfect solution to police staffing?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Austin Police Association Will Do Whatever It Can to Kill the Voter-Approved Oversight Provisions

But, in a city that has made its will clear, that'll be an uphill battle

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

ERCOT Sends Mixed Messages About Summer Grid Capacity

But blaming renewables for failures doesn’t add up

BY LINA FISHER

Will Texas Reduce Marijuana Penalties?

Keep it class C, Texas

BY DEX WESLEY PARRA

While Austin Medics Negotiate a Labor Contract, Hays County’s Fight to Unionize

For Hays County's nonprofit EMS team, becoming a union is no easy task

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Amid a Childhood Obesity Epidemic, AISD’s P.E. Requirements Aren’t Likely to Help

UT study finds laws increasing P.E. time haven't curbed childhood obesity crisis

BY MADI DONHAM

food

Restaurant Review: Luminaire

San Antonio's Steve McHugh steps into the Austin dining spotlight

BY EVAN RODRIGUEZ

Bar Review: Las Bis

Vibey patio bar is a saucy complement to Luminaire

BY EVAN RODRIGUEZ

El Raval Opens Where Barlata Used To Be, Wu Chow Expands, Mueller Scores Big (Again), Bouldin Creek Welcomes Underdog, Tso Is So North Now, and More

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 11, 2023

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Art-Punks Transy Warhol Carve the "Space to Figure Everything Out"

Quartet seeks Control in transphobic Texas on gushy, unabashed debut

BY TIM STEGALL

Soundwaves' New Exhibit Envisions 20 Austin Songs as Art Prints

Signed Spoon and Sue Foley pieces fundraise for the SIMS Foundation

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Crosstalk: Miss Manners Retires From Hip Hop Hooray After 15 Years, and More Music News

DAWA Fund apps open May 15 and Lizzy McAlpine melts ACL Live

BY RACHEL RASCOE, WAYNE LIM AND ANGELA LIM

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Water Damage, TisaKorean, a tribute to Mandy Mercier, and more recommended shows

BY RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, ANGELA LIM, JULIAN TOWERS, MICHAEL TOLAND, LAIKEN NEUMANN, KATIE KARP AND DEREK UDENSI

Review: Alex Coke & Carl Michel Sextet, EMERGENCE

Co-leaders make the most of band's unusual, drumless instrumentation

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Review: Large Brush Collection & Creekbed Carter Hogan, Split

Tape of tender lullabies envisions a warm refuge for queer people

BY WAYNE LIM

Review: Tearjerk, Face to Face

Debut EP roots in a fresh plot of emotionally forward indie folk

BY KRISS CONKLIN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Chasing the Story of Chop & Steele

Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader tell a goofy First Amendment story

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

BlackBerry

Rise and fall of the original smartphone as hilarious tech satire

Book Club: The Next Chapter

Tedious sequel recycles that Golden Girls energy again

The Eight Mountains

Touching depiction of male friendship in the Italian Alps

Fool's Paradise

Charlie Day as actor and his double in this Hollywood satire

Hypnotic

Robert Rodriguez and Ben Affleck team up for a pulpy mindbender

STILL: A Michael J. Fox Movie

The kinetic life of the Back to the Future star
arts & culture

Five Arty Reasons to Visit the Blanton

As the art museum gets an exterior makeover, don't miss the beauty inside

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Getting in Bed With the Pizza Man

No delivery men were harmed in this one-woman show about sex

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 News About News

Meet the News team

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: UT Shouldn’t Prioritize Football Over Historic Preservation

The university needs to preserve its cultural heritage, not prioritize another football facility

BY EDWIN BAUTISTA

Qmmunity: Stick Together

In light of frightening futures, the queer community must stand together

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Padre Island National Seashore

Texas treasure is home to abundant wildlife and open for visitors

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Go to Lockhart

Because silverware is for whiny vegan beta cucks

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 12-18

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin FC Loses Sebastián Driussi, Owen Wolff for Crucial Stretch of Games

Star player sidelined with groin injury

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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