Feb. 5, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 23

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

The Eighth Street Survivors

They came out to protest police brutality. They were met by a life-altering wave of police violence. Eight months later, they still await justice and change.

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: To Shame the Strong

Let the congregation sing: “For God’s sake, give more power to the people”

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: And Now for Something ...

Puppies are cuter than real estate statistics

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Plan Would Aim Help at Encampments of Unsheltered People

A time to HEAL?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Carefully Moves Closer to a HealthSouth Deal

HealthSouth redevelopment takes center stage in negotiations

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Has Texas Observed Its Last Confederate Heroes Day?

Texas Lege considers bills to end the state holiday

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Travis County Allows Mystery (Samsung?) Project to Seek Tax Incentives

Say yes to the ... Silicon Silver?

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Family of Man Killed by APD Seeks Answers

The parents of Alex Gonzales file complaint with the Office of Police Oversight

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin Begins to Descend – Again – From a COVID Surge Peak

Steady as the COVID goes

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Google's Ad Ban Benches an Austin Entrepreneur's Senate Impeachment Trial Playing Cards

Owner Asher Garber says "sensitive event" ban wrongly lumps his cards in with QAnon T-shirts

BY KEVIN CURTIN

food

Sexy Food and Tasty Beer When Laos Is in the House

Chef Somsith and 4th Tap brew up a compelling culinary series

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Rogue Radish Pairs Pandemic Efficiency With Fresh Veggies

The salad and grain bowl food truck makes a move

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Stay Gold Goes Long, Hard Luck Turns Sunny, Sway Is Hopped, Spread & Co. Gets Woodsy, TFM Celebrates Blackness, and – Oooh, Free Cheese?

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

In an Austin Tea Room, the Japanese Way of Tea Is Taught Over Zoom

How Linda Mosley passes along centuries-old tradition during the pandemic

BY SHANE PFENDER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 4, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Collin Shook Strikes a Chord With Jazz Pop-Up Series

Monks Jazz Club improvs a hit for the pop-up pianist/promoter

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues

Ongoing funding under Phase 2 to begin in March.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

To the Wonder With Austin-Made Movie The Adventures of Thomas and Felix

Director Micah Barber finds inspiration in the questions kids ask for his magical fantasy

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Atlantis

Ukrainian post-war drama finds a nation dealing with and healing from PTSD

Earwig and the Witch

Studio Ghibli's first fully CG feature casts no enchantment

A Glitch in the Matrix

What do the people who believe we live in a simulation really believe?

Goodbye, Butterfly

Low-budget revenge thriller makes parents' hands bloody

Heartworn Highways

Restored documentary brings back the founding voices of outlaw country

Little Fish

Memories fade but emotions remain in this amnesiac apocalypse

M.C. Escher: Journey to Infinity

The mathematical artist, in his own words and unique images

The Reckoning

Plagues and witchcraft in this new period horror

Son of the South

Real-life civil rights drama finds redemption for those raised racist

Two of Us

Old loves and senility craft a complex tale of coming out late in life
arts & culture

Persephone Station Recasts the Magnificent Seven as Women in Space

Austin author Stina Leicht pens a rip-roaring mix of planetary intrigue, intergalactic adventure, and righteous sisterhood

BY MIKE BERRY

The Swallowed Man by Edward Carey

The Austin author's rich and strange take on Pinocchio has Geppetto tell the story from the belly of the giant fish

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: Seen and Heard

In this week's cover story, the survivors of police violence at last May's protests share their stories of continued trauma and search for justice

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Mother Nature / Murder Nurture

A single mother tries to process the shock and grief of losing beloved pediatrician Dr. Lindley Dodson to murder

BY KATY CHRISLER

Qmmunity: City Launches LGBTQIA Quality of Life Survey

Fill out the survey by April 30

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Copano Bay Fishing Pier, Rockport/Fulton

End of the road for a fishing pier

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Boob Size

Either you're delighted by fart bubbles or you're not.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, February 5-11

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Trump’s secret pardon – can Trump issue himself a get-out-of-jail-free-card and not tell anyone?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: TV Contracts and Bidding Wars

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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