Dec. 27, 2019

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The Make It Movement Wants You to Learn a Trade and Love What You Do

Can skilled jobs and career education change Texas culture?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: Equity Is Everybody’s Business

We the people of Austin own the future of our schools

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

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Dark Clouds Over Travis County Expo Center?

County and city at an impasse over hotel occupancy tax monies

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

After 20 Years, Measles Return on Travis County

Austin Public Health official says resurgence of measles is "directly attributable to the anti-vaccine movement"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Future Plans for AISD HQ Site Unveiled

The soon-to-be-former Austin ISD complex will be demolished to make way for a four-story office / retail space

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Is There an Equity Audit in AISD’s Future?

More analysis, debate likely before future school closures

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

2020 Council Races Already Taking Shape

Alter draws a challenger for D10 seat

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City:One Challenge Finalists Focus on Healthy Living

Corporatation-funded competition aims to improve East Austin mobility

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Election Ticker: Marching Toward 2020

Early voting in the primaries is only seven weeks away

BY MICHAEL KING

food

A Brief History of Holiday Tamales

And where to acquire these little bundles of iconic Texan year-end tradition

BY EMILY BEYDA

Hangover Helpers: How to Start the Year Off Less Miserable

With a new book and local remedies, we've got you covered

BY JESSI CAPE

The Best Recipe for Your Lucky Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day

Pickle the little legumes and never look back

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

music

10 Austin Acts to Catch at Free Week 2020

Free Week bands you’ll be hearing more about in the coming 12 months

BY THE MUSIC STAFF

Faster Than Sound: Blood Goes Big, Free Week Contracts

In the ATX music news: punk poetics by local septet Blood, January’s Free Week dates, and the Live Music Fund’s first feedback

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

A Decade in Austin Films

The city’s cinema, from indie visions to Oscar winners and international blockbusters

BY THE SCREENS STAFF

Now Streaming in Austin: "Pigeon: Impossible"

From "Pigeon Impossible" to Spies in Disguise

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AFS Cinema Presents Two Asian Film Classics for the Holidays

In single takes, Yi Yi and Tokyo Story explore the true meaning of family

BY JENNY NULF

Hustling Uncut Gems With the Safdie Brothers

How their family history glistens in their New York story

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

arts & culture

Dragula Star Louisianna Purchase Finds Fantasy in the Nightmare

Competing on the reality series turned this Austin drag queen into a queen of the night

BY SARAH MARLOFF AND BETH SULLIVAN

Arts Reviews

Hideout Theatre's The Hallmark Holiday Musical

This delightful improvised spin on Hallmark Christmas movies has just what the real things never do: surprises

"Tia J. Boyd: Future Inhabitants" at the Carver

Tia J. Boyd's photographic portraits of warrior women reveal the subjects' power and beauty in a post-postapocalyptic world

"Ashley Benton + Christopher Lee Gilmer" at Wally Workman Gallery

Art is, we’ll insist, transcendent when its foundation is skill and passion
columns

Qmmunity: Hope, Glitter, and Change for 2020

Ring in the new year with all the queers

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: The Museum of Illusions, Dallas

A museum that plays tricks on your mind

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Naming Conventions

A name with three syllables that ends with a breakup

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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