Jan. 22, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 21

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Mayor Pro Tem Contest Kicks Off New Council Storylines

A leading role at City Hall?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Just Another Wednesday

Rejoice and be glad in these first calm hours of the rest of our democratic lives

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Wednesdays

All this news is sure getting in the way of the news.

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Travis County D.A. Updates Public on Many Probes Into Police Conduct

D.A. updates public on many probes into police conduct

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Local Officials Seek COVID Clarity as Surge Eases Slightly

Lost in vaccination

BY BETH SULLIVAN

At Dell Med, Fauci on What Comes Next: “A Serious Look” at Pandemic Preparedness

In virtual speech, coronavirus top doc offers "a serious look" at pandemic preparedness

BY BETH SULLIVAN

APD Chief and Austin Police Association Get Prickly Over Post-Sedition Suggestions

Good cop, mad cop

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Panel Slams Problematic APD Training Videos

Audit identifies in 112 videos clear patterns in how cops treat people of color

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD's Stay-Home Stance Doesn't Extend to Sports

Come out and play!

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Austin's Latest Taco Craze Comes From Tijuana Via Instagram

Where to find birria tacos in Austin

BY VERONICA MEEWES

The Parlor Believes in Community, Artists, and Pizza

A daughter's plea

BY JESSI CAPE

LeRoy & Lewis x Huckleberry, Easy Tiger Returns to Downtown, Philanthropy Rules, OMG 4th Tap Brewing, 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 January 21, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Checking in With Area Musicians Yielded 80,000 Words of Pandemic Realness

Stay TF home

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Girls Like Us Occupy Hotel Free TV

P1nkstar celebrates trans Texan artists on Hotel Vegas' virtual platform and Music Lab closes final location to make way for Tesla

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

SUNDANCE AT AFS

Sundance Brings This Year's Hottest Movies to AFS's New Drive-in Screen

Time for a Sundance at Austin Film Society

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

At the Ready Gets in the Uniform Boots of Texas’ High School Cops

Sundance title comes to AFS's drive-in screen

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How to Attend the Sundance Film Festival's Screenings at AFS

Indie film showcase brings this year's hottest titles to AFS's new drive-in screen

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

About Hope

Religious romantic drama about finding your moral core through love (natch)

Acasă, My Home

Extreme gentrification on the outskirts of Bucharest

American Skin

Payback for police shootings in this violent drama

Go/Don't Go

Enigmatic end-of-the-world story blossoms into quiet hope

Identifying Features

Mexico's "disappeared" given a voice in this cross-border drama

No Man's Land

Well-intentioned cross-border drama finds humanity on all sides

Our Friend

Jason Segel is the friend you'd want in this true story of facing death

PG: Psycho Goreman

Splattertastic creature feature flips the evil script on Power Rangers goody-goodies

Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

Enigmatic Hungarian drama asks how much we invent our own worlds

Redemption Day

It's 2021, and terrorists in low-budget thrillers are still all foreign
arts & culture

The Blanton Museum Undertakes a $35 Million Makeover of Its Grounds

With the international architectural firm Snøhetta, the UT museum will add community spaces and art to its outdoor experience

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Renee Lai: A Study of Fences" at grayDUCK Gallery

In her grayDUCK Gallery solo exhibition, the artist sees more than what these barriers keep out

BY BARBARA PURCELL

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: Check It Out

In this week's issue, Music Editor Raoul Hernandez reflects on Checking In, his Q&A series chronicle musicians' lives under COVID-19 lockdown

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Embrace Austin Seeks to Build Bridges Between Queer People and Queer Initiatives

Qmmunity members organize to launch new LGBTQIA coalition

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Blind Lemon Memorial Cemetery, Wortham

Visiting the father of Texas blues

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Poo

Is not a rose nor does it smell like one

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, January 22-28

BY ROB BREZSNY

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: A Tiger in Austin FC’s Tank?

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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