March 20, 2020

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Volume 39, Number 29

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Health Care Needs Your Help to Slow COVID-19’s Spread

Keep your distance

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Austin Hunkers Down and Waits as the Pandemic Grows

It’s closing time

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Local Students Face an Open-Ended Spring Break

School's out for ...

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Increased Pressure for “Vote-by-Mail”

Mail vote would expand franchise and public safety – but not without problems

BY MICHAEL KING

Social Justice Advocates Call for Big Moves to Ease the Blow of Coronavirus

The most at risk

BY MARY TUMA AND BRANT BINGAMON

People Experiencing Homelessness Brace for More Changes in Support Systems

Where are they supposed to go?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Cap Metro Begins Modified Transit Schedule March 18

New boarding and cleaning protocols also announced

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Headlines

Quote of the Week

food

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Crew Has Answers

Nine pro chefs and YouTube personalities tackle our burning food Qs

BY JESSI CAPE AND LINA FISHER

The Faces Behind Your Restaurants and Bars

A hospitality professional reflects on what happens when there are no more guests

BY JILLIAN WHITLOW

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine

Support local business while maintaining your social distance

BY JESSI CAPE, WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, AND EMILY BEYDA

Central Texas Food Bank Needs Community Support More Than Ever Before

BY JESSI CAPE

music

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters Gets Political With the Chronicle

He should be a prime-time news analyst. Televisions would melt.

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Austin Music Awards Went Off Without a Hitch in a Show of Communal Strength and Support

The night everything cancelled in the capitol

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Austin Musicians Brace for Public Shutdown

Dispatches from the week the music died

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Local Music to Livestream, Download, and Otherwise Enjoy Digitally

What we’re watching and listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, GREG STITT, KEVIN CURTIN, MICHAEL TOLAND, DOUG FREEMAN, TIM STEGALL, DEREK UDENSI AND RACHEL RASCOE

Livestreaming in the Age of Quarantine

Austin musicians “going live” instead of playing live

BY KEVIN CURTIN

screens

Live From the Texas Film Awards

The party went on with remote tributes and hip bumps

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Coronavirus and Cinemas: Who's Open, Who's Closed, and What We're Doing

As most cinemas close, we’ll still be here for audiences and filmmakers

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Eight Unconventional Romantic Comedies You Can Stream Right Now

Not-so-cookie-cutter love stories willing to get a little weird

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Film Reviews

Big Time Adolescence

SNL’s Pete Davidson plays unlikely mentor

Blow the Man Down

Slick and smart New England noir shows the women run the show
arts & culture

Lizzie Skurnick on the Language Used Against Women

What women are doing to reclaim their power

BY SYDNEY GREENE

The Persistence of Vision Podcast Books Your Life Up Right

Austin-based audio series brings lively lit-talk from local lights

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Parallelogramophonograph Goes Virtual

Local improv troupe storms the internet with live yes-and comic relief

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Obey Giantess: Mega Mural of Feminist Proportions Pops Up Downtown

Artists Sandra Chevrier and Shepard Fairey give Austin a 12-story tribute to the centenary of the 19th Amendment

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Arts Events

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Reviews

Sad Girls Productions' So Lucky

This world premiere from a brand-new company lacks polish, but it does honor its community’s stories

Jo Carol Pierce’s Bad Girls Upset by the Truth

This revival of Jo Carol Pierce’s one-woman show from the Eighties pays loving tribute to the author without really coming into its own
columns

We Have an Issue: Hang In There

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: AISD Is Perpetuating a Historic Racial Dividing Line

Annika Olson of UT-Austin’s Institute for Urban Policy Research & Analysis urges AISD to reconsider its School Changes plan for elementary school closures

BY ANNIKA OLSON

Qmmunity: Stay Strong, Y’all

Reminding ourselves of our resiliency in difficult times

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park

Paddling the Rio Grande

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Same Soft Consonants

The Luv Doc gives his two cents on a bunch of tiny goddamn freeloading chemical zombies

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

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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