Oct. 22, 2021

David Brendan Hall

news

Chronicle Endorsements for the Propositions on the November Ballot

November 2021 Statewide General Election and City of Austin Special Election

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Austin at Large: Really? You and What Army?

Hand-wringing on all sides of all issues reflects our emerging crisis of legitimacy

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Are You a Felon?

Delta-8 products are now considered Schedule 1 narcotics; plus: boards and commissions evicted from City Hall

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Battle Over APD Staffing Gets Louder

Election Ticker: Battle over APD staffing gets louder

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As Texas Redistricting Maps Advance, Lawmakers Aspire for Newly Drawn Seats

Talarico goes south, Doggett west, as Casar trades up

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Anti-Trans Sports Bill Heads to Abbott's Desk

HB 25 makes Texas fifth state to pass legislature targeting trans youth this year

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Teen Inventor Honored for His "FireBot"

Search and rescue robot helps firefighters navigate burning buildings remotely

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Rosemont Apartment Woes Prompt Tenant Safeguards

Commissioners Court approves new housing bylaws in wake of eviction debacle

BY LINA FISHER

City Council: On South Lamar, Who Can We Trust?

With new zoning, housing project developer commits to some income-restricted units

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Cannabusiness Leaders Explain Their Paths to Green Gold

The Texas Hemp Harvest Festival is upon us

BY JESSI CAPE

Hot Luck Fest Returns, Top BBQ Joints Revealed, Bordeaux Women Honored, Prep ATX Launches, Mangia Dies a Lizardly Death, and Somebody’s Gerrymandering Pizza

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 October 21, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Medieval Times: Being Dead in an Era of Cruelty and Despair

The story of a real band and a fake band in two acts

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Levitation Returns for Halloween Weekend

A conversation with Botany and other cross-genre recs

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Ethan Azarian, Soccer Mommy, OUTlaw Pride Fest, Fuckemos, Playboi Carti, and Dr. James Polk & Centerpeace

BY DOUG FREEMAN, CARYS ANDERSON, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, DEREK UDENSI AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Buffalo Nichols Album Review

Buffalo Nichols (Fat Possum)

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Joe King Carrasco y Colectivo Chihuahua Album Review

Beers Bars & Guitars

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Lord Friday the 13th Album Review

Irrational Anthems

BY MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL 2021

Sonny Carl Davis Faces the Death of Old Austin in Buck Alamo

Checking in with the lonesome cosmic cowboy

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Director Peter Hedges on Why Austin Film Festival Means So Much to Him

A shared rain's a-gonna fall in The Same Storm

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Texas Thrill Ride Takes a Trip to The Big Bend

Where the fear and the antelope play

BY ADRIENNE HUNTER

Austin Filmmaker Puts Personal Experience Into Rehab Drama

Lane Michael Stanley's Addict Named Hal shows the long road of 12 steps

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Family History Gives Clifton Collins Jr. the Role of a Lifetime in Jockey

Director Clint Bentley gives the actor the inside track

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

At The Ready

Inside El Paso's high school cop club for students

Becoming Cousteau

The life and regrets of the man who made us fall in love with the ocean

Dune

The science-fiction epic gets the screen treatment its scale demands

The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson's candy-colored tribute to The New Yorker

Halloween Kills

The Shape is back from the dead again

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

A fleeting glimpse at the tragic life of the Greenwich Village singer

Mass

Devastating portrait of four parents in the aftermath of a school shooting
arts & culture

Five Things to Do at the Texas Book Festival

Online and in-person picks, from Pinocchio to plagues to portals to Hell

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Art galleries, live performances, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Local events, volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

Qmmunity: Austin's Frighteningly Fabulous Queer Halloween Parties

Trick or treat yo'self to Goth Prom, Little Gay Shop of Horrors, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Dobie Dichos, Oakville

Gather under the stars to celebrate storytelling and J. Frank Dobie

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Blowing Smoke

Telling the truth is easy. Lying is a lot more work.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 22-28

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Can Copa Tejas Salvage Austin FC’s Season?

Which Texas squad will walk away with the honors?

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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