Aug. 20, 2021

John Anderson

features

Austin Community College's Highland Campus

How Austin Community College's Highland Campus Is Redefining Higher Education in Austin

World-class facilities and innovative programs put ACC Highland on the cutting-edge

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

ACC’s Music Trade School Gets a World-Class Facility

The Music Business Performance Technology department spreads its wings at ACC Highland

BY KEVIN CURTIN

A New Broadcast Home: Austin PBS Prepares to Leave UT for ACC’s Highland Campus

KLRU gets a renewed focus on community outreach

BY CODY SONG

Kitchen Reno: Inside ACC’s Culinary Arts Expansion

Students get hands-on experience at ACC Highland's 28,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art kitchen

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Clothed for Business: ACC’s Fashion Incubator

Creativity and technical training come together in a fashionable package at ACC Highland's 7,500-square-foot facility

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

news

Austin at Large: Ain’t No Highway Wide Enough

TxDOT abandons any pretense of new thinking about I-35. It's time to stop them.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Texas vs. Austin vs. COVID-19

In the courts and schools and bars, the battle rages

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Save Austin Now Unhappy (Surprise!) With Prop A Ballot Language

Ballot spells out price tag for proposed mandated mimimum staffing levels at Austin Police Department

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Chacon Makes Final Cut of Picks to Lead APD

City manager announced on Friday top three candidates for police chief

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Council Recap: A Balanced Budget, Without Much Drama

But many hours of deliberation over two days on the dais

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

APD Hits Pause on Police Academy Curriculum Review

Volunteer review committee expresses concern over stalled process

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

No Mask, No Vax, No Entry? The Battle Between Local and State Leaders Continues.

Texas officials meddle with local COVID measures

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Can TABC Really Lift a Restaurant’s License Over COVID Rules? It’s Complicated.

The experts weigh in on the challenges for both sides

BY JESSI CAPE

food

Comadre Panaderia's Pop-Up Pan Dulce

Mariela Camacho's project aims to nourish the Latinx diaspora and fuel food system rebellion

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Covid-Positive Abbott vs. ATX, an Abundance of Tiny Pies, Farmhouse at Roughhouse, Boozy Bunkhouse Bargains, and More Things Without the Word 'House' In Them

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 August 19, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Saturday in Waterloo Park

Sights, sounds, and an undetermined musical niche at Downtown's new greenspace

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Album Review: Nobody’s Girl

BettySoo, Grace Pettis, and Rebecca Loebe helm a collective effort of defiant, supportive independence

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Album Review: Altin Sencalar’s Reconnected

Trombonist crafts a multi-cultural chordless jazz album as accessible as it is experimental

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

El Combo Oscuro, KVN, and Mike & the Moonpies are some of our favorite local sounds this week

BY DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, CHRISTINA GARCIA, RACHEL RASCOE AND ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Capyac, Marquis Hill, and Willie headline our recommended shows for the week

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, TIM STEGALL AND ABBY JOHNSTON

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

aGLIFF Opening Night Film Blitzed! Dances the Night Away

Nightclubbing with Britain's answer to Studio 54

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

CODA

Bawdy, touching and exhilarating fishing family drama takes a different look at deafness

Confetti

Tale of a mother's determination is slight but sweet

Demonic

Neill Blomkamp takes us head first, straight to Hell

Don’t Breathe 2

Misguided sequel tries to redeem the irredeemable

Ema

Pablo Larraín fuses sex and dance in this kinetic drama

Habit

Nuns on the run, but no fun

The Night House

Rebecca Hall falls into a void of despair in this enthralling ghost story

Reminiscence

The past is the only place to go in this future Miami

Sundance Short Film Tour 2021

Best of the fest in these perfect miniatures
arts & culture

"Beyond Van Gogh" Is a Three-Dimensional Perspective With a One-Dimensional Outlook

Touring immersive exhibition continues at Circuit of Americas through Sept. 5

BY CODY SONG

"If These Walls Could Talk" at Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery

The artists in this Cloud Tree Studios & Gallery exhibition get the walls not only to talk but to spin some fantastic tales

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: The Austin Chronicle Show Returns to KOOP Radio

Our pandemic-forced hiatus is finally over!

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Will Austin Ever Have a Gayborhood?

Plus, Future Front Market returns to Fair Market and more queer events this week

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Eclectic Menagerie Park, Houston

Outdoor collection is part sculpture museum, part inanimate zoo

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: A Heaven-on-Earth Couplehood

The Luv Doc thinks this reader might have a malfunctioning amygdala

BY THE LUV DOC

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 20-26

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Debating Austin FC After the First Half of the Season

Our soccer columnist argues with himself over how bleak (or is it bright?) the Verde outlook really is

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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