May 19, 2023

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Volume 42, Number 38

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

Summer Events Guide

Mark your calendar for the season’s most exciting arena tours, film fests, sports, food events, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, KATHERINE MCNEVINS, JAMES SCOTT AND DEREK UDENSI

news

How Texas Wreaked Havoc on One Man's Journey to Citizenship

Living the American nightmare

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Tensions Rise Ahead of Meeting on Zilker Plan

Dazed and confused over Zilker

BY LINA FISHER

City Plans New Emergency Homeless Shelter, But Without Much Community Input

A Southeast Austin warehouse will soon become a shelter

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Statesman Reporters Are About to Strike

The paper’s corporate owner hasn’t budged on union priorities

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Could New EPA Haze Rule Push Fayette Power Plant Out of Favor?

Stricter pollution controls mean higher costs to keep it running

BY LINA FISHER

food

The Restaurants of 626 Lamar Reflect a Changing Austin

From Toddle House No. 2 and G/M Steakhouse to Counter Cafe and Garbo's, what's old is new again

BY ROD MACHEN

Peoples Feel Good BBQ, Diner Bar Collabs with Mashama Bailey, Daiboku’s Debut, TenTen’s Plant-Based Sushi, the Roosevelt Room’s Indulgences, Hyatt Centric’s Finery, Something Something Bacalar, 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 18, 2023

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Bridge Farmers, Sue Foley, and Caelin top our list of recommended shows

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, WAYNE LIM, MICHAEL TOLAND, JULIAN TOWERS, KEVIN CURTIN, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND DEREK UDENSI

Temple of Angels' Joyful Dream-Pop Return and Five More Songs From Austin Artists

New music picks from Sabrina Ellis, DAIISTAR, Wilson Marks, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN, ABBY JOHNSTON, DOUG FREEMAN AND WAYNE LIM

The Ballsy, Artsy, Anti-Sixth Street Outlook of DJ Joaqu.n

Austin to L.A., keeping up with the beloved Pangea Sound producer

BY CHRISTINA GARCIA

Live Music in Austin

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

screens

The Family That Films Together: Robert, Racer, and Rebel Rodriguez on Hypnotic

The moviemaking dynasty proves the value of working from home

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Fast X

The Fast franchise gets bigger and a little closer to the end of the track

Knights of the Zodiac

Overstuffed adaptation of smash manga Saint Seiya

Master Gardener

A lesser study in collapsing masculinity from Paul Schrader

Rally Road Racers

Animated race movie about a slow loris with speedy dreams

Robots

Awful people create likable doppelgängers in this dating tech-comedy

The Starling Girl

Coming-of-age drama inside the quiet oppression of a fundamentalist community
arts & culture

Five Events to Help Give Back to Your Community

Donate your money, your time ... your toys?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Alchemy Theatre’s The Baker’s Wife

Musical’s Provençale charm and wit lie just beneath the surface

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: 100 Summery Things on the Horizon

Pick up this week's issue for The Austin Chronicle's summer events guide

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: How to Stay Mindful in the Face of Fascism

A satirical guide to maintaining your personal mental health and well-being while your queer, trans, BIPOC, and non-Christian neighbors consider fleeing Texas

BY AUBREE BROWN

Opinion: Teachers Can No Longer Afford to Live in Texas

Senate Bill 9 is an insult to teachers

BY CARY BESHEL

Qmmunity: Shantay, You Stay

A new season of Drag Race All Stars means watch parties aplenty

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Singing Ringing Tree, Abilene

Soundless sculpture still impresses

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Doesn’t Love Dogs

Like people don't already know you're a monster

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 19-25

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Payroll Is Up, Even Though Wins Are Down

Inflated contracts, questionable investments, and underachieving veterans add up to one of the league’s largest payrolls

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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