July 30, 2021

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 48

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Issue Supplement

First Plates 2021

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin Police Funding Restored; Is It Too Much, or Not Enough?

The 2020 city budget finds itself coming full circle

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: It’s Good to Try New Things

We could build more decent housing for all Austinites if we rethink what’s “normal”

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: To Comply, or to No-Comply ...

That is the question as skaters try to slow ACC’s roll

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Rosemont Residents Forced to Temporarily Relocate for Winter Storm Repairs

More woes for residents of Rosemont complex

BY LINA FISHER

Council’s Back! Housing Highlights Mammoth Meeting

The return marks the first in-person meeting at City Hall in more than a year

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin Identifies Top Seven Candidates for Next Police Chief

APD Interim Chief Joseph Chacon among those on the shortlist

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

At Reed Hearing, Fennell Breaks Silence, Says "They're All Liars"

Victim's fiancé long suspected in 1996 killing, denies all guilt

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Marching for Democracy, From Georgetown to Austin

Refusing to take even one step back

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

As COVID Surges, AISD to Offer Virtual School

Remote option for K-6 students too young for vaccine

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Fat City’s at Yard Bar, Chicken Salad Shoppe Embiggens, Try Hard Succeeds, and There’s Austin Oysters for Everyone

All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

How Did Legendary DJ and Londoner Paul Oakenfold Land in Bastrop?

The Londoner finds his way to a Texas ranch

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Molly Burch on Romance Movies and New Album Romantic Images

Local singer-songwriter reveals her favorite rom-coms and rom-drams

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Gary Clark Jr. Spotlights Familial Austin Talent in Blues On the Green’s Return

“Everybody is listening to the guitar man”... and his friends

BY KEVIN CURTIN

New, Local Music We’re Listening to

Ladi Earth, Danilo, Aaron Stephens, and more recommended sounds

BY RACHEL RASCOE, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, CLARA WANG, LAIKEN NEUMANN, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS AND CARYS ANDERSON

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

J Soulja's hip-hop open mic, an Elliott Smith tribute, and more recommended local shows

BY DEREK UDENSI, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, CHRISTINA GARCIA, BETH SULLIVAN AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

ATX Screen News: Animation, aGLIFF, and the Alamo Village

Incentives get funded, aGLIFF gets glam, and the oldest Alamo is reopening

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What'cha Watchin'?

Account Executive Marisa Mirabal celebrates our First Plates issue with a menu of movies

BY MARISA MIRABAL

Film Reviews

The Clockwork Girl

Animated steampunk romance for the kids

Enemies of the State

Ockham's razor cuts this conspiracy documentary to shreds

Fully Realized Humans

Sharp-witted lo-fi comedy sees the ups and downs of trying to fix yourself

The Green Knight

Dev Patel and David Lowery enchant with this astounding Arthurian myth

Jungle Cruise

Take the Disney ride with Emily Blunt and the Rock, straight to adventure

Old

Beach vacation, anyone?

Ride the Eagle

Jake Johnson gets his head straight in this comedic kin to Walden

Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Go ninja, go ninja, GO! Wait, wrong toy line …

Stealing Chaplin

Affable British comedy puts two dupes in Sin City

Stillwater

Torn-from-the-headlines thriller never matches Matt Damon’s everyman
arts & culture

Ventana Ballet Opens Season Three With a Flock of Night Birds

The company's avian-themed program includes five dancers, three cellists, and art from the atxGALS collective inside the Cathedral

BY ROBERT 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: Chow’s On

Welcoming back our First Plates issue, celebrating the restaurants and food trucks defining Austin dining today

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Day Trips: South Llano River State Park, Junction

A river runs through it

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Qmmunity: Queers Gone Country

Nashville's Jaime Wyatt brings queer twang to Austin, Elysium gets Bizarre, and more events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

The Luv Doc: The Digital Scale for Gayness

Just because you enjoy a certain sexual activity doesn't automatically qualify you for a whole new orientation

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 30 - August 5

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin Is Getting Great Soccer, Just Not From Austin FC

The Verde sit dead last in the Western Conference

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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