Sept. 3, 2021

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 41, Number 1

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

The Austin Chronicle 40oz Anniversary Issue

The Austin Chronicle at “40”

Introduction by Publisher Nick Barbaro

BY NICK BARBARO

All in the Family

Bonded for life

BY KIMBERLEY JONES, S. EMERSON MOFFAT, ADA CALHOUN AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

The Work Matters

A look back at some of our most impactful reporting

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON, MICHAEL KING, DAN SOLOMON, AMY SMITH, ERICA C. BARNETT AND JIM SHAHIN

From the Music Desk

On Willie, Billy, Stevie Ray, Blaze, and more highlights from four decades of covering Austin music

BY MICHAEL HALL, TIM STEGALL, DOUG FREEMAN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND LEE NICHOLS

The Reporting Life

Oh, the places you'll go

BY CHASE HOFFBERGER, KEVIN CURTIN, RICHARD WHITTAKER, ERIC PUGA, KATHLEEN MAHER AND ROBERT FAIRES

This Job Will Change Your Life

Former staff reflect on the zigs and zags of life post-Chronicle

BY JESSE SUBLETT, MICHAEL VENTURA, MARJORIE BAUMGARTEN, GERALD E. MCLEOD, SHAWN BADGLEY, KACI BEELER, JESSI CAPE AND JOE O'CONNELL

PHOTOS: Historic Austin Businesses Sign the Chronicle's 40th Birthday Card

Iconic local marquees wish this alt weekly well
news

Two APD Officers Indicted for Murder in 2019 Shooting of Mauris DeSilva

Death led to calls for better mental health crisis response

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Days Seem Harder and Meaner

Mayor Steve Adler put it best this week: “We’re tired and we’ve had enough”

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: What Have They Done to Our Park?

What's left of Waterloo can't even be called a park

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Gets Briefed on Controversial I-35 Expansion Plans

Let the road rage commence

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

New COVID Safety Rules for Special Events

Negative COVID tests, other measures now required for city-permitted events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

After Initial Pushback, APD Quietly Adapts to Arrest Review

New policy will likely reduce the number of people arrested for small amounts of controlled substances

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Confusion Continues in Police Academy Reboot

Efforts to revise the curriculum taught at the Austin police academy proceed in turmoil

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Six-Week Abortion Ban Leads List of Bad New Texas Laws

Parade of horribles comes courtesy of the 87th Texas Legislature

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Death Watch: Laying on Hands, Praying Out Loud

Another death row inmate sues Texas for preventing his free exercise of religion

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Veracruz All Natural's in L.A., Jack Allen's in Our Hearts, Otoko's Got Kaieki-Ryori, Austin Food + Wine Festival Releases Tickets, 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 September 2, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Misery Business: The Cathartic and Unexpectedly Joyful Trend of Emo DJ Nights in Austin

Welcome to the Black Parade

BY CHAD SWIATECKI

We Asked Writers to Review Bands They’d Never Seen Before at Hot Summer Nights

Going into the unknown with TV's Daniel, xBValentine, Holy Death Trio, Frederico7, and Los Kurados

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RACHEL RASCOE, DAVID BRENDAN HALL AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

Abhi the Nomad, Animals on TV, Susannah Joffe, Nané, and more recommended tunes

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, TIM STEGALL AND CLARA WANG

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Paul Cauthen, Bun B, Diplo, Vrywvy, and more recommended shows

BY ABBY JOHNSTON, MICHAEL TOLAND, CLARA WANG, RACHEL RASCOE, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

Screens

Film Reviews

The Alpinist

Climbing doc has trouble keeping up with its enigmatic subject

The Lost Leonardo

High intrigue and big money in the murky world of high art

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvel's master of kung fu makes a convoluted cosmic splash

Un Rescate de Huevitos

The eggs are back for their fourth animated adventure

We Need to Do Something

The terror is coming from inside and outside the house

Wild Indian

Searing and brutal tale of two Indigenous men bound by bloodshed

Yakuza Princess

Brazilian-set Japanese revenger could be weirder and bloodier
arts & culture

Penfold Theatre Gives Live Readings of Radio Plays in the Ransom Center Archives

The company has dusted off radio adaptations of Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, and Thackeray for the 21st century to hear – live

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Here’s to 40 More

It's The Austin Chronicle's 40th anniversary issue

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Memories of Queers Past

Plus, QTBIPOC dance party Fuego turns up the heat and more queer events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Four Favorites

Looking back at decades of "Day Trips" for the Chronicle's 40th

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Little Dahoo Dores

We have to make space in our hearts for the paste-eaters like Greg Abbott and Dan Patrick

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 3-9

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

School mask mandate – what’s the current state of the law?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Consistency Eludes Austin FC as Expansion Season Pressure Mounts

The Verde suffer team's biggest defensive meltdown to date

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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