May 21, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 38

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin Charts New Territory With Project Connect Anti-Displacement Fund

Bringing transit home

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Austin at Large: It Hurts When We Do That

As the old doctor joke goes, then stop doing that. Good advice for City Hall.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Home Prices Still High

No surprise there, and they'll go higher. Plus policing.

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Austin Updates COVID Protocols Amid Abbott's Tightening Grip on Local Authorities' Powers

Local and state officials wrestle over mask mandates, again

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Report: APD Should Use Force More Carefully

Current orders do not even define what constitutes "resistance"

BY BRANT BINGAMON

"You Can't Stay Here": Austin's Unhoused Population Faces an Uncertain Future

Council, police, and providers confront camp challenge

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council: A Rezoning Case at Historic Delta Kappa Gamma House

On the agenda: A contract with the SAFE Alliance to run a new family violence shelter and Stratus eyes the sky

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

For Black Families, AISD's Special Ed Chaos Is Not New

Special, yet unequal

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Local Bakers Feed a Hunger to Serve Their Community

Making cookies and sandwiches is critical to community health

BY JESSI CAPE AND LILLI HIME

JuiceLand Strikes, DipDipDip Ice Cream Spikes, Samuel Adams Likes Moms, 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 May 20, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Viral Bedroom-Pop Sensation Dayglow Grows Up

Sloan Struble, 21, turns 35. He'll explain.

BY LAIKEN NEUMANN

Faster Than Sound: Kendra Sells, Unlimited

BluMoon singer's genre-dancing solo debut, a music supervisor panel, and more music news

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY ABBY JOHNSTON, GREG STITT, CARYS ANDERSON, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, DEREK UDENSI AND KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

On the Drunk Bus With Pineapple Tangaroa

The Austin body modifcation artist isn't playing around in his surprise new comedy

BY KEVIN CURTIN

A Strange Storm in The Clearing at Other Worlds

Appalachian horror will be part of this weekend's Return to the Galaxy all-dayer

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

One in a Crowd: AFS Cinema

Let's get the lights back on for the Next Picture Show

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Film Reviews

Blast Beat

A scientist, an artist, and lots of metal in this fresh immigration tale

Dream Horse

"Based on a true story" equine romp is fine rainy day fodder

Drunk Bus

Unlikely friends comedy makes all the right turns

The Dry

Murder and secrets in the Australian Outback

Final Account

How growing up in the Third Reich warped generations

Into the Darkness

Danish World War II drama sketches and stretches out its own moral complexities

New Order

Bleak Mexican drama puts cold social horror into bloody revolution

Riders of Justice

Mads Mikkelsen is out for revenge in this sweet, strange Danish tragicomedy

Scoob!

The Scooby Gang is back (for the first time)

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Angelina Jolie jumps in the fire in this action-thriller

The Truffle Hunters

Snuffling about with irascible old men and adorable dogs
arts & culture

Five Graphic Novels That Will Supercharge Your Sequential Existence

A smattering of comics to keep your eyes busy

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Paris Without Her: A Memoir by Gregory Curtis

In his latest book, the Austin author walks through the City of Light to find a new life after his wife's death

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Very Queer and Very Hip-Hop”: ATX Interfaces Cuts the Crap With Community-Based Art Programming

Through open mics, artist showcases, a zine, and more, the arts org seeks to amplify marginalized voices

BY LAIKEN NEUMANN

Seeking Nine Holes and a Lost Austin at Butler Pitch & Putt

A million dollar renovation transforms a city landmark, but the spirit stays the same

BY ALI MONTAG

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: Life’s Rich Pageant

In praise of people watching, and a face to follow on film

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Conspiracy Theorists Are Central to the New Voter Suppression. I Got to Know One of Them Too Well.

Op-ed: Austin City Council Member Greg Casar traces a fringe candidate's vendetta against him to Trump's Big Lie

BY GREG CASAR

Day Trips: North Shore and South Shore Parks, Bastrop

Glamping on Lake Bastrop

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Good Person

The Achilles heel of COVID is that it's not deadly enough to get the attention of the real knuckle draggers

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 21-27

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC Sees Path to First-Year Success in Nashville SC

Sunday rivals offer a blueprint for first-year MLS success for a small market club

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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