Feb. 19, 2021

Jana Birchum

Volume 40, Number 25

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground

Austin slowly thaws out from an unprecedented – but not entirely unexpected – disaster

BY LINA FISHER AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Manley Makes His Exit

Police chief's 30-year career at APD will end March 28

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Assault Plaintiffs Get Court Date

Fifth Circuit set to hear oral arguments in late March

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Lege Takes Direct Aim at Austin Abortion Aid

BY MARY TUMA

food

Cooking for Causes Ponders Nonprofit Status

Mutual aid or 501(c)(3)?

BY LINA FISHER

Who’ll Shop the Grain?

When it’s the array of heirlooms ground by stone at Barton Springs Mill, more and more people will

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 February 18, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

It’s a Celebration

Deezie Brown and Jake Lloyd throw a gala

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Mobley vs. the Occident Supreme

Virtual tour of new EP caps Mobley's movie-sized year

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Unmasking the Dread Pirate Roberts in Silk Road

Filmmaker Tiller Russell looks at the man behind the internet's black market

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

From Paris to Morocco With the Children of Abraham/Ibrahim

AFS and UT select the best of Middle Eastern cinema

BY SHANE PFENDER

Film Reviews

Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar

Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo find a few laughs as vacationing friends

Blithe Spirit

Mirthless rewrite of Coward's classic can't raise a smile, never mind a ghost

Days of the Bagnold Summer

A mother/son Hesher for small town England

Jumbo

True love this wild and weird romance between a woman and her fairground ride

Nomadland

Story of America's itinerant population wanders too much

Sin

Portrait of the original Renaissance man lets obsession obscure the vision

Test Pattern

Issues of race and rape intersect in this startling Austin drama

Truth to Power

System of a Down documentary looks beyond the band

The Violent Heart

Socially conscious murder mystery romance is more schlock than melodrama
arts & culture

"Deborah Roberts: I'm" at the Contemporary Austin

In Deborah Roberts' solo exhibition at the Contemporary Austin, we learn what it is to be seen and not seen

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: We Weren't Built for This

This issue brought to you by the skin of our teeth

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: It’s Time to End the Oppressive Policing of Muslim Youth

An organizer argues against the targeted surveillance and aggressive policing tactics being used against Muslim youth, along with their Black and brown allies

BY RAMISH NADEEM

Day Trips: Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis

Memphis' Soulsville lives on

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: A Happy Outcome

Dream-chasing is a baller move

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, February 19-25

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin FC Signs Fills Second DP Slot

Club secures second Designated Player for $2.5 million transfer fee

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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