Sept. 24, 2021

John Anderson

Volume 41, Number 4

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

New Districts Set the Stage for the Politics of the 2020s

The city and state begin to show their work

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin at Large: Your House Is Our House

Reconnecting to a vision of an Austin where everyone can live, despite our failures

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Our COVID Problem, in Two Charts

Why we’re not leaving Stage 5 any time real soon

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

What Happened After Last Summer's Black Lives Matter Protests? APD Won't Say.

City doesn't want to make after-action report reviewing APD's response public

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Manager Names Interim Chief Joseph Chacon as Chief of Austin PD

APD veteran awaits City Council confirmation next week

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Pressure Grows for Austin to Settle With Protesters Injured by APD

Nearly a dozen of those most seriously injured last summer are suing the city

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Death Watch: Supreme Court Halts John Henry Ramirez's Execution Over Religious Freedom Appeal

Court will hear Ramirez's case for pastor's touch during execution this fall

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Celia Israel Makes "Exploratory" Move Toward 2022 Mayor's Race

State rep not seeking a fifth term in Texas House

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 4

Early voting: Oct. 18-29

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

Austin Restaurant Weeks, Triumphant Tiki Freaks, Yellowbird's Milton Speaks, Mind the Top Chef Peeks

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 23, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Strand of Oaks and the Cadence of Joy

Overcoming grief and exploring sobriety, Tim Showalter finds himself In Heaven

BY E. RYAN ELLIS

Faster Than Sound: The Fall Music We Always Talked About

Music columnist returns to two major venues and a new one

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Review: TC Superstar, As Seen on TV

Toxic media consumption and deflated millennial aspirations inform synth-pop troupe’s third LP

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Review Tony Kamel, Back Down Home

Wood & Wire frontman leans into reflective ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast sounds on solo album

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Review: Shinyribs, Late Night TV Gold

Austin's jolly purple joy-giver shines light into the midnight hour

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Mélat, Ramsay Midwood, Quinn XCII, Tomás Ramírez, Hotmom, and Dawa's 2 Year Anniversary

BY CLARA WANG, KEVIN CURTIN, CARYS ANDERSON, RACHEL RASCOE, MICHAEL TOLAND AND MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

How Fantastic Fest Is Adapting to COVID (Again)

Tim League on doing business in Texas and upgrading FF's home viewing experience

BY MATTHEW MONAGLE

Film Reviews

The Capote Tapes

A literary life of oblivious self-destruction

Cry Macho

Old man Eastwood heads down to Mexico and into his soul

Dear Evan Hansen

Broadway adaptation is really The Talented Mr. Ripley: The Musical

Fire Music

It’s definitely not trad, dad, in this history of free jazz

Love Story

Telugu romance heads to the big city
arts & culture

Last Bow of an Accidental Critic

Lessons and surprises from a career that shouldn't have been

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Finding the Funny in Bleak Times at Moontower Comedy

A Q&A with stand-ups Akaash Singh and Paul Varghese

BY NEHA AZIZ

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: Hats Off to a Maestro

Farewell to Arts Editor Robert Faires

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Austin’s Sustainability Efforts Need Anti-Displacement Tools

An environmental policy advocate explains why urban planning and increased sustainability efforts must address gentrification as Austin's people are just an integral to Austin as its infrastructure is.

BY CHELSEA GÓMEZ

Qmmunity: Advocacy Orgs’ Toolkit Informs Trans Students of Their Rights

Plus, don't miss queer crafting, But I'm a Cheerleader screening, and more events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Three Rivers Petroglyph Site, New Mexico

Ancient rock art displays Jornada Mogollon creativity

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Secret Eye Roll

The internet is chock-full of tips on tipping

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 24-30

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Lessons From an Austin FC Collapse

What needs to get fixed if the Verde are going to start winning in a near-ish future

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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