Aug. 27, 2021

Zeke Barbaro / Photos courtesy of LBJ Library & Museum

Volume 40, Number 52

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

APD's Early Warning System for Reckless and Aggressive Officers Is Broken. Is It Worth Fixing?

Falling into the GAP

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Legal Dangers Loom Large for Texas Abortion Care

Unless courts act, six-week ban takes effect Sept. 1

BY MARY TUMA

Austin at Large: One Step Forward, Two Steps ...

The Texas Democrats walk back their walkout amid hard feelings, flashes of hope

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Good News!

Masks, vaccinations, skateboarders all get reprieves

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Back-to-School Brings New COVID-19 Records

Let there be masks

BY BETH SULLIVAN

TABC to Texas Restaurants: Comply With State Vaccine Law and We Got No Beef

Liquor license suspension under SB 968 is "last resort," elaborates state agency

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin Plays the APD Chief Dating Game

Finalists court the community for Austin police top job

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Backs New Housing on City-Owned Crestview Site

Multiuse proposal includes 344 housing units, plus service and retail space

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Fareground’s Triumphant Return, Johnson’s Backyard WTF, Wanderlust’s Wine Expansion, Hilton’s Analog Debut, and Never Mind That Got-Damn Pumpkin Spice …

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 26, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Tim Kerr Sets His Own New Colors

Austin "Self-expressionist" paints visionary artists, photographs their environments, accompanies with old time music duo Up Around the Sun

BY TIM STEGALL

Faster Than Sound: You Might Find Your New Favorite Artist at Hot Summer Nights – Here Are 10 Contenders

Picks to reset quarantine listening habits, free today through Sunday

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

Hot Summer Nights 4 Mixtape, Y2, Witchcryer, Suzanne Santo, Hovvdy, and James McMurtry

BY KEVIN CURTIN, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, MICHAEL TOLAND, DOUG FREEMAN AND CARYS ANDERSON

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Sterling Morrison Birthday Tribute, Being Dead, Rod Wave, Shinyribs, Jason Eady, and Natalie Jane Hill with Julian Neel

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, CLARA WANG AND RACHEL RASCOE

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

aGLIFF Honoree Madeleine Olnek Finds a Space in Cinema

A look through the queer lens

BY JAMES SCOTT

Film Reviews

Awaken

Malick-endorsed abstract world trip finds joy in our world

Candyman

Cabrini Green’s monster returns to manifest abiding Black fears

The Colony

Post-apocalyptic drama gets lost in the smoke

Death Rider in the House of Vampires

Danzig gets dusty in this vampire Western

Flag Day

The Penn family gets in the skin of a counterfeiter and his daughter

The Macaluso Sisters

An intimate and devastating family portrait across decades

No Man of God

Elijah Wood dissects the mind of Ted Bundy

Not Going Quietly

A suitably complicated study of the health care advocate

The Old Ways

Brujeria horror has a fun Bruce Campbell vibe

100% Wolf

Animated Australian werepoodle comedy for all the family

PAW Patrol: The Movie

Puppy power scampers to the big screen

The Protégé

Outdated action flick wastes Maggie Q in double entrendres

Together

Towering and intimate performances illuminate a couple's lockdown tensions
arts & culture

The LBJ Presidential Library at 50

For five decades, the LBJ Library & Museum has been not only keeping history but also making history

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Stinky Jewelz Ascends From the Necks of Local Club Kids to Pop’s Biggest Stars

Chart toppers Olivia Rodrigo, Tinashe, and Post Malone sport Madeline Modesti's custom designs

BY RACHEL RASCOE

This Austin Teen Is a Star of Horseback Archery (But She’ll Use a Skateboard in a Pinch)

Annabelle Davis on her journey to the ancient martial art of mounted archery

BY MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS

Charles Stites' New One-Man Show Straitjacket Is Fun – Scary Fun

Charles Stites has another one-man show, and this time he's climbing into a Straitjacket for fun. Scary fun.

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: Why We’re Still Talking About LBJ

Reflections on the LBJ Library at 50, and a fond farewell to Food Editor Jessi Cape

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Texas Republicans Want to Jail People in Poverty Indefinitely and Call It “Reform”

Almost 75% of people sitting in Texas jails have not been convicted of any crime; they simply can't afford to go home

BY KENNA TITUS

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Bill Starts Moving With Quorum Restored

Plus, queer film fest aGLIFF kicks off hybrid festival and more queer events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Choctaw Cultural Center, Durant, Okla.

Tribe's rich history comes to life at modern community center

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Awkward Subjects Like Ice Cream

A rate that rivals even the most impressively war-torn third world countries

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 27 - September 2

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: After “Humbling” Experience, Cecilio Domínguez Returns to Star Form

To turn the season around, he's going to need to bring the heat

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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