March 6, 2020

Art by Billie Buck

Volume 39, Number 27

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Long Lines and Close Races Defined Super Tuesday in Travis County

The votes are in!

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Headlines

Quote of the Week

Civics 101

SXSW EDU Panels Tackle Stopping the School-to Prison Pipeline

Proposing policy solutions at SXSWedu

BY FRANCESCA D'ANNUNZIO

Candidates Step Gingerly Into Senate Special Election Fray

Eddie Rodriguez, Greg Casar, and Sarah Eckhardt all moving toward race to succeed Kirk Watson

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

University of Texas Pledges a Harder Line on Sexual Misconduct

UT Pres Fenves: "If a faculty or staff member commits these acts, the consequences will be clear"

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Anger at Pease Elementary as AISD Revokes Transfers

Transfer requests were for schools that had already reached maximum enrollment capacity

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

More Money, More Options for I-35

The decades-long plan to rebuild Interstate 35 through the heart of Austin is picking up speed

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Officials Express Concern, Not Fear, as Austin Events Face Possible Spread of Coronavirus

Austin Public Health delivers update on Travis County preparedness

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Amplify Austin Aims to Raise $12 Million

Annual day of giving benefits 750 Central Texas nonprofits

BY LAUREN GIRGIS

Central Texas Pig Rescue Puts on a Pig Pageant

Animal rescue groups educate and entertain

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

“Keep Austin Weird” Originator Remembered for Choosing Community Over Capital

Red Wassenich passed away Feb. 28

BY FRANCESCA D'ANNUNZIO

food

Austin’s Bar Scene Evolves as #sobercurious Becomes More Socially Acceptable

Enjoy the zero-proof experience of Sans Bar

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

The Bistro at Lark & Owl Bookstore Is Making Georgetown Cooler, One Beer and Book at a Time

Magic happens when a brother-owned bistro and biergarten joins a women-owned bookstore

BY ZELLY MARTIN

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of March 5, 2020
music

Another Sea Change Year at the Austin Music Awards

So much so that even we don't know what to expect!

BY KEVIN CURTIN

2019/2020 Austin Music Industry Award Winners

ATX’s best label, venue, festival, and more revealed at ceremony

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Industry Awards Honor Old & New

Recapping the ceremony, plus local trio Nevil pack shout-along garage rock, and concert site ShowList Austin relaunches

BY RACHEL RASCOE

screens

From Dirty Sixth to the Texas Film Awards

Whether it's Barbie commercials or Booksmart, Kaitlyn Dever is a true rising star

BY SHALAVÉ CAWLEY

The Stars at Night Are Big and Bright at the Texas Film Awards

Ceremony celebrates Shelley Duvall, Erykah Badu, and Kaitlyn Dever while raising funds for filmmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Banker

Controversial biopic about two bankers who helped build the African-American middle class

Becoming

Do you really know who you married? Especially if they’re a vessel for evil forces.

Beneath Us

The American dream reveals its nightmare side in this horror take on workplace abuses and day laborers

Extra Ordinary

Irish supernatural comedy is a cracker

Greed

Winterbottom and Coogan reunite to lampoon billionaires but the one-percenters won't flinch

The Jesus Rolls

The weirdest side character from The Big Lebowski gets his own film

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band

All the steps before that last waltz

Onward

Pixar’s latest fantasy can’t conjure up that magic we expect

Run This Town

How journalists took down Toronto’s infamously sloppy Mayor Rob Ford

Wendy

J.M. Barrie’s classic flies on new, grimier wings
arts & culture

New Exhibit at the Blanton Will Have You Feeling the Bern

"The Avant-garde Networks of Amauta" explores the social movement from Latin America in the 1920s

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Arts Reviews

Shrewd Productions' Alabaster

This deeply felt staging of Audrey Cefaly's new play brings us into a home where loss lives to show us when to leave

Gateway Theatre Project's Ghosts

This site-specific staging immerses its small audiences in Ibsen's bleak, tragic world via an Austin home

Hezada! I Miss You by Erin Pringle

Erin Pringle's debut novel is a circus of grief

Austin Symphony Orchestra Heads Bach to the Clubs

Round Two of ASO's collaboration between a string quartet and local DJs resulted in a sold-out show at the North Door

BY ROBERT FAIRES

columns

We Have an Issue: Wash Your Damn Hands

On SXSW, and coronavirus, and SXSW and coronavirus

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: A Plea for Red Flag Laws

Emma Bribiescas Mancha-Sumners lost her niece in a homicide last year. She believes stronger gun laws could have saved her niece’s life.

BY EMMA BRIBIESCAS MANCHA-SUMNERS

Qmmunity: p1nkstar Releases Debut EP Number 1 Hits!

Plus Iron Bear kicks off its grand opening weekend, and Cheer Ups celebrates turning double digits

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Statues of Texas Women

A list of Texas women who stand tall

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Wash Your Hands

The Luv Doc touches his face about a thousand times a day

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Common Law

Traffic, traffic, and more traffic laws

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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