Sept. 17, 2021

Jana Birchum

Volume 41, Number 3

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news

Austin at Large: The Pleasure Is Not Ours, Sir

If GOP bad boys like Chip Roy dislike Austin so much, why not just leave us alone?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Oaks, Highways, and No Pickleball?

A potpourri of upcoming happenings

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Looking for Solutions for Residents Feeling Extreme Heat

UT-Austin partners with city, community orgs to mitigate local "heat island" effect

BY LINA FISHER

Record-Breaking Murder Count, Still a Low Murder Rate. Huh!

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Caldwell County Landfill Opens After Years of Dispute

Neighbor: "This landfill should not be where it's sitting"

BY LINA FISHER

Here's Where You Draw The Line: City, State Redistricting Hearings

Both ICRC and Texas House face the public Sept. 18

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Live From (Your Laptop on) Congress Avenue, It's #TribFest2021!

The virtual Texas Tribune Festival kicks off on Sept. 20

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Feds Escalate Legal Intervention Over SB 8

Biden's DOJ sues, files emergency motion to block Texas abortion ban

BY MARY TUMA

food

Sweet Ritual Weathers the Pandemic With More Products, More Sustainability

Living the ice cream dream

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Super Coffee Invades, Still Austin Celebrates, Trudy's Brings the THC, Bird Bird Almost, 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 September 16, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Dubbo Flipped a Dime into Rising Rap Career

North Austin rapper goes from trappin in the streets to national touring

BY DEREK UDENSI

Kacey Musgraves interprets heartbreak as chaotic, glamorous fever dream with star-crossed

One-time Austinite takes control of her own story in film debut

BY ABBY JOHNSTON

Review: Heartless Bastards A Beautiful Life

Erika Wennerstrom's extraordinary personal and artistic journey reaches a new pinnacle

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

Future Museums, Charley Crockett, Merciful Heavens, Frederico7, Eric Unusual, and Bob Schneider

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND TIM STEGALL

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Chris Conde and Third Root, Bully, Robert Ellis, Lil Baby and Lil Durk, Molly Burch, and Pulkingham Layne

BY CLARA WANG, CARYS ANDERSON, DOUG FREEMAN, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS, ABBY JOHNSTON AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Getting Real Weird at Fantastic Fest

Two gems from the Weird Wednesday archive connect the genre fest to the Alamo Drafthouse's history

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Blue Bayou

Ambitious drama explores heavy themes of fractured families and deportation

Copshop

Suspend disbelief for this splendid symphony of blood and bullets

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Formulaic biopic captures subject's glow without critique

The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain

True story of police killing comes to visceral, dreadful life

Lady of the Manor

Unconventional comedy pairs a stoner with a straitlaced 1800s spirit

Last Night in Rozzie

Childhood trauma bubbles to the surface as a man helps a friend with a dying wish

Malignant

Homage to giallo is fun, but is it good?

The Nowhere Inn

Layered St. Vincent mockumentary warps reality and opens a window to artist's heart

Prisoners of the Ghostland

Nic Cage and Sion Sono craziness is not the sum of its parts

Queenpins

Extreme-couponing caper offers laughs but little personality
arts & culture

Meghan Shogan Carves a Career Path Through Solid Rock

With hammer, chisels, and steel brushes in hand, the Austin artist is on a trajectory in stone

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

"Daniel Johnston: I Live My Broken Dreams" Tells the Story of an Artist

The first-ever museum exhibition of Daniel Johnston's work digs deep into the man, the myths

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

Opinion: Bring Back East Avenue – Downtown Is No Place for a 20-lane Death Machine

The case for running freeways around cities, rather than through them

BY CHRIS RILEY

Opinion: Oak Hill Road Plan Is Taxpayer Abuse

The argument against TxDOT's plan for a freeway flyover at the intersection of U.S. 290 and Texas 71

BY CAROL CESPEDES AND STEPHEN BEERS

Qmmunity: Whoa. The Matrix Is Back!

Remembering the message behind the blockbuster as a new Wachowskis opus appears on the horizon

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Big Ike, Denison

Giant bust of DDE welcomes visitors to his birthplace

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Space Limitations

This is super readable!

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 17-23

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Tough Decisions After Latest Damning Loss

The fans show up even when the team doesn't

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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