March 26, 2021

Wayne Alan Brenner

Volume 40, Number 30

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

The COVID-19 Long Haulers

Nearly 1 in 3 coronavirus survivors have strange, often changing symptoms without known causes or cures. Here’s what they and their doctors are doing about it.

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Austin at Large: Say Their Names, at the Capitol

Four Black Texans, four lives lost, four chances to advance criminal justice reform

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: The Housing Conundrum

Good news? Bad news? It’s all in your point of view.

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Small Change at APD

An interim chief and a blueprint for academy reform

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

RAICES Pushing Hard on Biden for Real Migrant Justice

Not nearly enough

BY LILLI HIME

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is April 1

Early voting for the May 1 special election runs April 19-27

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Improving Safety and Access on the Lakeside Hike and Bike

Caring for the trail

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Vaccine Demand Continues to Outpace Supply as Texas Expands Eligibility

Austin Public Health explores local vaccine strategies while awaiting more doses

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Austin Mushrooms With a View to the Future

Smallhold brings the fruits of fancy fungus to Austin

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

New Fortune's Kaput, There's an Otoko x Nixta, Bento Picnic's A-Grillin', Mudbugs are Back, 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 March 25, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: SXSW Online Offered Lots to Look Forward To

Virtual festival forecasts incoming local debuts and tentative fall touring.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY CARYS ANDERSON, KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI, MICHAEL TOLAND, ALYSSA QUILES AND LAIKEN NEUMANN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Who Pulled the Trigger on Brad Levi Ayala?

Austin-made documentary short “Less Lethal” spotlights the citizen detective who solved the police shooting

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What’cha Watchin’?

Editorial Intern Trace Sauveur finds something inside The Empty Man

BY TRACE SAUVEUR

Film Reviews

City of Lies

Time does no favors to this delayed investigation into Biggie’s murder

Happily

Deliciously acerbic comedy finally knows what to do with Joel McHale

The Inheritance

Legacies in the Black community through a French New Wave lens

Nobody

Bob Odenkirk gets gritty in this bloody, smart John Wick riff

One

Malayalam political drama lauds the tough guy

The Seventh Day

Training Day meets The Exorcist

Six Minutes to Midnight

Eddie Izzard is a teacher with a secret in the World War II thriller

The Toll

A rideshare into cosmic horror is just worth paying attention

Wojnarowicz: F**k You F*ggot F**cker

Inside the creativity and fury of the artist provocateur
arts & culture

Vote for New Music in Golden Hornet's String Quartet Smackdown VII

For the seventh year, Golden Hornet referees this composition competition while you decide the winner

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Forging a New Path Through Thrifting Old Clothes

Dominique Kirven of Gather & Co. discusses sustainability and gentrification in Austin’s thrifting community

BY ANGELA BONILLA

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: Finding Inspiration in the “Best of Austin”

Check out the nearly 900 (!!) people and places nominated in our "Best of Austin" Readers Poll

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Spring Has Sprung and So Has Austin's LGBTQmmunity

Producers of Filth drag collective pledges safety, The Little Gay Shop’s queer art market, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston

Houston’s best underground light show

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Trash Is Trash

Nobody wants to slam margs with a shitbag carrier

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, March 26 - April 1

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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