Aug. 13, 2021

John Anderson

Volume 40, Number 50

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kevin Curtin

news

Austin ISD Leans in to Win Back Families, Boost Enrollment

Every student counts

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Austin at Large: Be of Good Cheer, Be Not Afraid

When venomous fear becomes a weapon, we ourselves can become the antidote

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Being Brave

School districts set to defy Abbott's political posturing

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Makes Last-Minute Changes to $4.5 Billion Budget Plan

A budget is born

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As Data Drops, City Redistricting Panel Sprints

Nov. 1 is the deadline for Austin's ICRC to adopt new City Council district map

BY BETH SULLIVAN

COVID-19 Update: ICU Bed Availability Drops to All-Time Low

And then there were two

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin ISD Mandates Masks for Back to School

Austin joins Texas districts in defying Abbott's COVID-19 orders

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Change of Plans Provides a New Home for the Unhoused

Northbridge Shelter opens

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

At Age 69, Veteran Barkeep Wisecracks His Place Into Local Legend

Happy birthday to Derven Rodgers, Crown & Anchor Pub's bar star

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Beloved Local Pastry Chef Joins the Stiles Switch Team

Callie Speer: ambassador of fun

BY ROD MACHEN

Tacodeli Gets Boozy Dinners, Hopdoddy Marries Beyond Meat, Sweetens Cove Bogeys at the Alamo Drafthouse, 2 Dine 4 Flaunts the Ocean, and More

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

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Bigger Than Me: The Musical Journey of BLK ODYSSY

A child of funk who lost his brother to police brutality soundtracks a revolution on BLK VINTAGE

BY THOMAS FAWCETT

Faster Than Sound: Delta Variant Leaves Venues Between a Rock and the Governor's Orders

The latest on music hubs, festivals, and relief funding

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

Buffalo Nichols, Stephanie Bergara, and the Hickoids soundtrack our week in local sound

BY DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND TIM STEGALL

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

TC Superstar, Swass Night, Tune-Yards, and more recommended shows

BY CHRISTINA GARCIA, RACHEL RASCOE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, CARYS ANDERSON, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS AND KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

How UT’s Tom Schatz Shaped Austin’s Film Scene

Austin’s film community looks back at the 45-year legacy of a guiding force at UT RTF

BY PAUL STEKLER

Film Reviews

The East

Colonial ambitions implode in this brutal recounting of Dutch folly

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds levels up for the summer’s most charming and fun blockbuster

Raging Fire

Donnie Yen ponders honor and guilt in this top tier cop thriller

Respect

Bloated Aretha Franklin biopic lacks her glitz and power

Rising Wolf

Ambitious elevator horror falls straight to the ground floor

Swan Song

Meandering story of nearing death flies on Udo Kier’s wings
arts & culture

A Reimagined Waterloo Park Invites the Public to It on CommUNITY Day

It was 10 years in the remaking, but finally the Waterloo redo is ready for you

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: Two Questions Inspired by BLK ODYSSY

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Opinion: The Task for UT Staff and Faculty This Fall

Building confidence in students will need to be a priority for the UT community

BY AVANI CHHAYA

Qmmunity: Austin Pride Made the Right Call

Yes, Pride's cancellation is sad. But it brings us one step closer to a post-pandemic future.

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Goose Island State Park, Rockport

Coastal park offers campsites and a fisherman's paradise

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Millennial Sip

A message from one of Bill Gates' roughly 1.18 billion involuntary stenographers

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 13-19

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC at Midseason

How El Tree can still make its playoff mission a reality

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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