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July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 4
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 23-31
"...Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at..."

July 23, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 9-15
"...Since July is Crime Month at the Chronicle, the ruffians and reprobates at..."

July 9, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin’s Sisters in Crime Prefer Their Ink Mixed With a Little Blood
Murders, they write
"...Currie Foster. Noreen Cedeño. Kathy Waller. They're sisters in crime, and they write – and read – and are..."

July 6, 2018 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Recommended True Crime Podcasts
Fill your auditory canals with nefarious activities
"'ve yet to venture down the dark alley of crime podcasts and need some tips for where to start,..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sherry Thomas Is Our Lady of Crime Solving
The game's afoot in a very different way in the Lady Sherlock series by Austinite Sherry Thomas

July 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

Playback: Bombs, Beto, and the Biggest Music Stories of 2018
“Playback” recaps the news, trends, and controversies of the year. Outrage level: high.
"...Austin's most shocking and sensational storyline of 2018 continued to play out during the South by Southwest..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Signs of Optimism at Troubled Crime Lab
Continued efforts aim to right past wrongdoings at the DNA lab
"...849 of their backlogged kits in April. But the crime lab saga is far from over. As APD works..."

Sept. 15, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Snapshot: Project Panic
To celebrate the Chronicle’s July Crime Month, staff go sleuthing at Austin Panic Room’s newest escape game
"...namely that it's home to a number of notorious crime gangs."..."

July 6, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

The Undertaker's Daughter by Sara Blaedel
Denmark's Sara Blaedel brings the mystery Stateside with a Danish woman who must deal with both a funeral home she's inherited in Wisconsin and a local murder
"...which sets her on the trail of the original crime that rocked the community...."

July 20, 2018 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner
In the sequel to UNSUB, Gardiner pits Caitlin Hendrix against a killer based on Ted Bundy and shows again what a great storyteller she is
"...threat of violence, even in fiction. There are more crime-based narratives circling around than ever before, and maybe that..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Review by Jessi Cape

Hunting the Golden State Killer in I'll Be Gone in the Dark
How Michelle McNamara tracked a killer before her untimely death
"...the Chronicle crew. So we have decided July is Crime Month, and given our writers and editors license to..."

July 20, 2018 Books Review by Jonelle Seitz

Albert Race Sample Relives Texas Prison Life in Racehoss
Surviving 17 years on a prison farm
"...the Chronicle crew. So we have decided July is Crime Month, and given our writers and editors license to..."

July 20, 2018 Books Review by Elizabeth Banicki

Steven Saylor's The Throne of Caesar
Caesar's murder gets a fresh coat of paint in this mystery of ancient Rome

July 13, 2018 Arts Review by Rosalind Faires

Exposing the Art of the Scam in Lie, Cheat & Steal
Comics Pat Sirois and Kath Barbadaro school you on the grift in their podcast
"...Heard any good crimes lately? Pat Sirois and Kath Barbadoro have, and they're..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Where in the World Is Bunny Lake?
Otto Preminger’s masterful abduction thriller still shocks and intrigues
"...Otto Preminger's 1965 suspense film, is not exactly a crime of passion since the act also involves a certain..."

July 20, 2018 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Dangerous World of Jean-Paul Belmondo
AFS explores the action star beyond Breathless
" and charisma that draws us to them. This month AFS Cinema, in partnership with the wonderful Alliance Française..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Feature by Josh Kupecki

Bluebird, Bluebird by Attica Locke
A double murder in an East Texas town draws a black Texas Ranger deep into the shadows of the Piney Woods and the tangled race relations there

July 6, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...opened fire with its first wave of titles for 2018, and it's already bringing the big guns, with the..."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DC Swoops Into SXSW to Kick Off Batman's 80th Anniversary
To the Bat-Bridge, Robin!
"...– and with the world's eyes on Austin this month thanks to SXSW, this seemed just too good a..."

March 15, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Rape Kit Backlog Reaches Zero
Kits have been sent out for testing, but the wait continues
"...The Austin Police Department’s notorious rape kit backlog is..."

April 9, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin
Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county
"...numerous failures leading to the closing of the APD crime lab, to an enormous backlog of untested rape kits,..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

DPS Troopers Push Undocumented Immigrants Into a Deportation Pipeline
Spike in traffic stops raises concerns about racial profiling, faulty record keeping, and the damage done to families
" the Border Patrol. DPS sent Rod­rí­guez a county-by-county, month-by-month chart indicating fewer than 300 incidents, but the Chronicle..."

June 2, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Austin's Paranormal Activity
Four places to check out if you ain't afraid of no ghosts
"...the name-brand spirit chasers do on prime-time cable. This month, The Paranormal Files is kicking it up a notch..."

Oct. 10, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Playback: Strike Up the Bond
Can the City finally save endangered clubs? Plus J.J. Offender obit and an Austin Music Poll plug.
"...Sixteen months ago – long after announcement of the ambitious Omnibus..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

ATX Film News
Acquisitions, awards, and a big gaming rumor
"...A late but deserving addition to the Texas Film..."

July 6, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Off the Desk
"...than $100 million in private and public funds by 2018, when the ARA will officially go out of business..."

Jan. 22, 1999 News Feature

Police Oversight: Starting From Scratch
Farah Muscadin’s work in progress
"...APD documents or receive IA briefings. And within a month of Muscadin beginning the job, the APA came looking..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

ATX Film News
Austinites on HBO and Netflix, plus big casting news
" HBO as part of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. A deeply moving drama exploring the complicated experiences of..."

May 25, 2018 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

"...state-funded companies and their employees from boycotting Israel. Last month, Pflugerville ISD speech pathologist Bahia Amawi and, separately, four..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature

Luv Doc: Small Tweaks
The devil is in the details
"...I can make my resolve last longer than a month?..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Column

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