March 5, 2021

Zeke Barbaro

news

"Strong-Mayor" Proposal Divides Austin's Progressives

Power to the people?

BY LINA FISHER

Austin at Large: At the Bottom of the Well

Greg Abbott's still making horrible things happen, but at least now he's in charge!

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Taking a Mulligan?

Hancock Golf Course/Park plans seem to be off the boil

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council, City Utilities Continue to Soften Blow of Storms

Reason to relieve

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Abbott Lifts COVID Rules: Will a Surge Follow?

Governor's move seen as premature, reckless by local leaders, businesses

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Court Orders Change to Camping Ban Ballot

Following a ruling from the Texas Supreme Court, City Council changes ballot language

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Travis D.A. Announces New Policies to Support Rape, Abuse Survivors

D.A.’s Office commits to culture change to aid access to justice

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Drive to Unionize the Statesman Newsroom Prevails

Strength in numbers

BY JOSE BENJAMIN MONTAÑO

Zombies, Oprah, and Zoom, South By!

2021 SXSW EDU Online expands its scope

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Supporting Local Farmers and Ranchers Helps Everyone

Back to the soil

BY JESSI CAPE AND LINA FISHER

Abbott Don't Care, Real Fish and Faux, Crave Improves Pville, Everybody Requests Freebirds

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 March 4, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

The 2020/2021 Austin Music Awards Came Bearing a Pandemic Stimulus

Hop in the Winner Wagon and see who we surprised with this year's unique awards

BY KEVIN CURTIN AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Only in Austin: The 2020-2021 Austin Music Award Sweepstakes

Austin Music Poll's 40th anniversary inspires mobile sweepstakes and emotional write-ins

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, TIM STEGALL, DEREK UDENSI, CARYS ANDERSON, GREG STITT, LAIKEN NEUMANN AND ALYSSA QUILES

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

New Studio Brings the Technology Behind The Mandalorian to Austin

Co-Production House brings science to the set

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Films and Shows at SXSW by Austin Residents and Veterans

Fill your schedule with ATX @ SXSW

Film Reviews

100 Days to Live

Suicide isn't painless in this throwback thriller

Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry

Forget the details, relish the intimacy of this music documentary

Chaos Walking

Interstellar YA adaptation brings a new gender twist to the formula

Lucky

Kafkaesque horror-comedy blows the rape-revenge fantasy apart

Mandabi

Seminal Senegalese social satire from the father of African film, remastered

My Salinger Year

Life inside a literary agency, with novel dreams

Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney's new Southeast Asian fantasy is a landmark, but loses its way

Sophie Jones

Coming-of-age drama never escapes its influences

The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run

Back to Bikini Bottom for another laugh-filled roadtrip

Stray

It's not such a ruff life in this story of Istanbul's canine residents

Tom and Jerry

Your favorite cat and mouse duo are back and in NYC
arts & culture

Artist Ender Martos Celebrates His Past, Present, and Future in "Veintiuno"

The virtual exhibition marks the 21st of the 21st in the 21st ...

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Amplify Austin Is Needed Now, More Than Ever

This annual fundraising program amplifies the arts

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Bored, Unemployed, and Extremely Online: Textile Artist Finds the Silver Linings

After losing her office job, Odalys Vargas turned a quarantine hobby into her artform

BY LAIKEN NEUMANN

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: And The Award for “Loosiest-Goosiest Award Show Reimagining” Goes To ...

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: We Need to Prioritize Our Service Workers

Olamaie Executive Chef Michael Fojtasek: "The way to ensure the health and livelihoods of service industry people is through vaccination"

BY MICHAEL FOJTASEK

Qmmunity: OUTsider Arts Fest Gets Weird N’ Queer This Weekend

Plus, Trans Crowdfund Live fundraises for gender-affirming care for LGBTQIA Austinites of color

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: McFaddin-Ward House, Beaumont

Beaumont home is a museum to pioneer Texas family

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Pay My Rent

Three strikes and you might be the messiah

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, March 5-11

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Minors getting ink: Can an under-18 teenager get a tattoo in Texas with parental consent?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: More Players for Austin FC

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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