Feb. 7, 2020

Volume 39, Number 23

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race

Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race

BY SARAH MARLOFF

When Did the Single-Family Home Go From Being the American Dream to an Urbanist Nightmare?

One policy wonk's view of how we got here

BY DARYL SLUSHER

Land Development Code: What's New in Draft Two

A look at the latest version of Austin's revised land use rules

BY NICK BARBARO

Travis County Primary Candidates Jockey to Champion Criminal Justice Change

A closer look at the heated District Attorney, County Attorney, and County Court at Law races

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin At Large: What Are Y'all Afraid Of?

Framing the gains and losses on all sides of Austin's battles over land use

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: How Many Angels Fit in a Zone?

Coming up with some truly mental capacity numbers

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

On the Ground at Austin’s First-Ever African American Genealogy Conference

A community considers its roots

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Progress on Austin FC Stadium on Pace for Spring 2021 Opening

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Council Prepares for Round 2 of the Land Use Rewrite

Calm before the code

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Racial Disparities Persist and Worsen in APD Traffic Stops

Going nowhere fast

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Lawmakers Ask District Attorney to Free Rosa Jimenez

Texas Attorney General's Office urges she remain incarcerated despite poor health

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3

Campaign finance numbers set Senate and congressional candidates ahead, leave others in the dust

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Chocolatiers Harshit Gupta and Elliott Curelop Add Some Spice to Their Sweets

Madhu Chocolate puts an Indian twist on a classic treat

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of February 6, 2020
music

Terry Allen Reels in Moby Dick for His New Album

The multimedia conceptualist's first new studio album since 2013 sets sail

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Body Rock Turns 10

Riders Against the Storm and Chorizo Funk’s decade-built dance institution endures, Monday City music meetings, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Rolling Stones Booked for Circuit of the Americas on May 24

British Invasion co-leaders encore 2006 Zilker Park razing

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

screens

Where in Austin to Watch Hollywood’s Biggest Night

For those with red carpet fever

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Booksmart’s Kaitlyn Dever for Texas Film Awards

Parker Posey to MC, Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas performing

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

What'cha Watchin'?

Proofreader Lina Fisher gets real with interviews and the hottest of hot wings

BY LINA FISHER

Film Reviews

Becoming Leslie

The complicated real life behind Austin's weird icon

Come to Daddy

Family freakout with Elijah Wood in this slick and twisted thriller

Gretel & Hansel

The woods are dark and deep, but far from lovely ...

Parasite Black and White

A new way to see one of our favorite social satires – in monochrome

Two/One

Intercontinental tale of conjoined souls
arts & culture

Renee Davis' 25 Years as Harriet Tubman in Sister Moses

The dancer talks about her quarter-century of walking in the footsteps of this legendary conductor on the Underground Railroad

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Arts Reviews

Filigree Theatre's The Turn of the Screw

The carefully crafted atmosphere in this ghost story from Filigree Theatre may have you wondering if unseen spirits are lurking in the dark

Zach Theatre's A Night With Janis Joplin

This re-created rock concert with the legendary singer is so good, it may be better than the real thing
columns

We Have an Issue: On This We Can Agree

Land development code, the D.A. race, and adieu to Sarah Marloff

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: A Bittersweet Goodbye From Q Editor Sarah Marloff

Sending it off with Mahogany Project and QueerBomb fundraiser

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Day Trips: South Padre Island

Texas tropics really shine in the wintertime

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Cabana Boy

Concerns about becoming an "absolute bitch"

BY LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Oops!

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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