June 25, 2021

Zeke Barbaro (Deezie Brown / Magna Carda photos by John Anderson)

Volume 40, Number 43

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news

Austin at Large: Hanging Guns on the Wall

As Abbott tries to keep the drama alive, whose behinds will end up busted?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: How Austin Ranks

What a new report about racial segregation says about our city

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Office of Police Oversight Puts Its Difficulties With APD Leadership in Writing

Report offers insight into limitations OPO faces in doing its work

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Travis County Settles With Sexual Assault Survivors

$580,000 settlement reached in three-year legal battle over handling of sexual assault cases

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Despite Disaster, Austin Leveled Up in the 2020 Census

Austin-Travis County was the only city-county pair in Texas to beat its 2010 census response rate

BY LINA FISHER

Death Watch: The Stays Stop Here?

After a quiet COVID season, Texas' death row machine rumbles back to life

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Voting Rights Action

Texas Dems storm the Capitol (peacefully!)

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE AND MIKE CLARK-MADISON

A New Suspect in Sixth Street Shooting

UPDATE: Dre White, 19, arrested in Killeen

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Roll, Colorado, Roll: Rowing Dock Makes Waves With Black Austin Tours

Javier Wallace teaches Austinites about the connection between the Colorado River and Black history

BY CODY SONG

food

Five Fantastic Options for Filipino Cuisine in Austin

Finding family via bold and delicious feasts

BY ADAM WOOD

Musical Fajitas, Mama Fried Papas, Les Dames Are Recruiting, El Alma Turns 10, 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 24, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

21 Austin Rappers to Know in ’21

A hard-cut list of MCs proving the local hip-hop scene’s legitimacy

BY DEREK UDENSI

Faster Than Sound: Bartender-Turned-Activist Jeannette Gregor Amplifies Her Profession

Mohawk's new venue manager on her "messy and fickle" industry and getting back to live music

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY DEREK UDENSI, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, TIM STEGALL, CARYS ANDERSON AND ALYSSA QUILES

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Austin Cinemaker Space Reopens For the Community

Collaborative studio/workspace charts a post-pandemic future

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

F9: The Fast Saga

Script? We don't need no stinking script in the Toretto crew's latest

Fathom

A search for whale song becomes an ode to patient researchers

My Heart Can't Beat Unless You Tell It To

Modern vampire horror crumbles to reveal a tragedy of codependence

Siberia

Dafoe and Ferrara head to the frozen north

Too Late

Standup comedy can be murder in this stage-set satire

Werewolves Within

Howlingly hilarious lycanthrope comedy is a shaggy whodunnit
arts & culture

Before Stonewall by Edward Cohen

The short stories in this collection from Austin's Awst Press simmer with queer rage, grief, and longing

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

Qmmunity: House of Lepore Strikes a Pose

Ballroom comes to Coconut Club, Austin Trans Picnic, and more events to wrap Pride Month

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: I.B. Magee County Park, Port Aransas

Port A park has rebounded from Hurricane Harvey

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: My Girlfriend Thinks It’s Weird

So much more than crazy, lust-fueled, Saturday night monkey sex followed by midmorning migas, mimosas, and a luxurious afternoon nap

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly June 25 - July 1

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Stakes Raise as Rivals Columbus Crew Come to Town

A win will feel positively critical against the Crew at Sunday’s second-ever home match

BY ERIC GOODMAN

Soccer Watch

Breaking down the Euro 2020 and the 2021 Copa América

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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