June 4, 2021

John Anderson

Volume 40, Number 40

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

The Fumbling, Bumbling Letdown of the 87th Legislature

Sine dead

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: A Tale of Two Gregs

While Abbott loses his marbles, Casar and other urban progressives band together

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

As Austin's I-35 Mess Gains National Attention, the City Refocuses on the Palm District

Applying an "equity lens" to reimagine the blocks alongside Austin's gnarliest highway

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

City Council and Staff Push and Pull Over Campsites and Transit Oriented Development

OK, how about here?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin Schools Get COVID-19 Vaccines Into Arms

Schools help promote vaccination while addressing community hesitancy

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Women’s Jail 2.0: Diversion or Expansion?

Travis County Commissioners Court mulls a long-term overhaul of the correctional complex in Del Valle

BY LINA FISHER

food

Small Town Barbecue at Its Finest

Brett's Backyard Bar-B-Que is smoked meat magic

BY ROD MACHEN

Dr. K Becomes Austin’s First Female, Black-Owned Cannabusiness

Diversifying the industry’s green rush

BY JESSI CAPE

Bye-Bye to Broyles, Hello to De Nada, Birds Gets a Lager, Ice Cream Celebrates Pride, 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 June 3, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Austin Imprint Keeled Scales Partners With Polyvinyl Records

New joint office expands the local label landscape

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ABBY JOHNSTON, MICHAEL TOLAND, DOUG FREEMAN, TIM STEGALL AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Inbetween Girl Comes Home for the Austin Asian American Film Festival

Austin-Made dramedy brings teenage dreams and Sorkin rhythms to the drive-in

BY SELOME HAILU

Missing in Brooks County Explores a New Location for the Immigration Crisis

Cine Las Americas selection explores death [not] on the border

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Amusement Park

Romero's lost film is more than a curio

The Carnivores

Austin-made relationship horror takes a bite out of the trauma of love

Dad, I'm Sorry

Vietnamese family goes through ups and downs in Saigon

Hero Mode

Gaming romp takes a family-friendly look at developer life

Jallikattu

Brutal, brilliant Indian drama sets a buffalo lose, but the men cause the chaos

New French Shorts 2021

The annual best of Gallic cinema, in small chunks

Spirit Untamed

Soft reboot of the Netflix animated horse show never gets out of the gate

Under the Stadium Lights

True-life high school football drama uses a worn-out playbook
arts & culture

The Plague Year: America in the Time of Covid by Lawrence Wright

In his account of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the New Yorker writer reports the killers are off the leash

BY MICHAEL KING

One Last Stop Is an Electrifying Queer Timeslip Romance

The author of Red, White & Royal Blue, Casey McQuiston, unveils her second novel

BY ROSALIND 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: Ding-Dong, Another Brutal Legislative Session Is Behind Us

This week's Sine Die cover package explores the ups and downs (mostly downs) of the 87th Texas Legislature

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Invest in Women and Families, Not New Jails

BY JUDGE ANDY BROWN AND ANNETTE PRICE

Qmmunity: Pride Month Is Here and Queer

Celebrate with Austin Black Pride, aGLIFF’s mini film-a-thon, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Paddle SMTX, San Marcos

Glowing river cruises in San Marcos

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Worst Thing

Nobody wants to witness self-indulgent acts on a first date

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, June 4-10

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Property tax protest – how do I increase my chances of winning at the ARB hearing?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: A Reflective Alex Ring Puts That Red Card in the Rear View

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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