March 27, 2020

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 39, Number 30

WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Point Austin: So Long, It’s Been Good to Know Ya

After a couple of decades … bidding farewell

BY MICHAEL KING

Public Notice: Amid All the Closings, an Opening?

Land Development Code not back to square one

BY NICK BARBARO

"Stay Home, Work Safe" Orders Issued for Central Texas

Urgent measures deemed essential to combat spread of COVID-19

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Understanding Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation

Dell Medical School explains containment efforts, & when to adopt them

BY BETH SULLIVAN

State Officials "Exploiting" Coronavirus Pandemic to Ban Abortion?

Reproductive rights groups blast Abbott, Paxton

BY MARY TUMA

Council to Vote on "Anti-Eviction Ordinance"

Ordinance allows 60-day grace period for rent payment during pandemic

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Loses Court Challenge Over LDC Protest Rights

Ruling voids prior 7-4 votes on code rewrite; next steps unclear

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

The Latest Effects of Coronavirus on Texas Elections

Abbott postpones run-offs, Dems sue to expand vote-by-mail

BY MICHAEL KING

District Judges Issue Order on Felony Personal Bonds

New “Standing Order” formalizes standards for personal bonds

BY MICHAEL KING

Where to Find Meal Services During Austin's School Closures

School districts distributing free meals for students, parents

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin Homeless Service Organizations That Need Your Help Now

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

How Choosing Colorful Foods Can Promote Health

Taste the rainbow with Ayurveda-inspired eats

BY JESSI DEVENYNS

Nic Patrizi Opens Industry Soup Kitchen in East Austin

Vic and Al’s space is now a community kitchen to address food insecurity

BY ALEX DETMAR

Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production

Local sotol makers offer the critical commodity free of cost

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Are Austin Restaurants Too Small To Fail?

No, they’ll fail – unless they get the support they need

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options

Our constantly updated resource of local eateries to support while maintaining your social distance
music

Birth of Western Swing, Death of Milton Brown

Chapter excerpt from the new book by ATX music historians Michael Corcoran and Tim Kerr spotlights the debt that the kings of country swing, Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys, owed to Texan Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies

BY MICHAEL CORCORAN

Vinyl Saved My Life Tonight: Record Stores Deliver in a Crisis

Local media emporiums maintain online shipping during C-19 lockdown

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Faster Than Sound: Music Industry Workers Face Uncertainty Around Unemployment Benefits

Independent contractors advised: “When in doubt, go ahead and register”

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

SXSW Announces Film Award Winners

Shithouse takes top narrative honors

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin

Every day we’re highlighting locally-made movies to watch while self-quarantining, including Also Starring Austin, Frances Ferguson, Miss Congeniality, Danger God, Two Step, Men, Women and Children, and Prince Avalanche

Join Us For The Texas Chain Saw Massacre At Home

Live tweet this Thursday night

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bacurau

Brazilian drama mixes social commentary and exploitation action

Balloon

Astounding true story of an airborne Cold War escape

Crip Camp

Remarkable Netflix documentary looks at a moment of social revolution for people with disabilities

The Perfect Nanny

French cuckoo-in-the-best thriller is rarely as good as its lead

The Wild Goose Lake

Chinese noir stumbles over its own remarkable style
arts & culture

In Memoriam: Terrence McNally

Covid-19 complications claim the distinguished playwright

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List

What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Austin Arts Happenings Online: A Chronicle Round-up for Your Quarantined Exploration

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Listings

Donation and volunteer opportunities, job openings, online fitness classes, and more

BY KAT NCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Greetings From the Very Near Future

Notes from a week in isolation

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Coronavirus Is Exposing the Threat the Texas GOP Poses to Public Health

Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez explains why a government that takes care of its people builds a healthier and safer country

BY CRISTINA TZINTZÚN RAMIREZ

Qmmunity: Honoring Our Trans and Nonbinary Siblings

Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations go virtual

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Sweet Berry Farm, Marble Falls

Farm offers pick-your-own strawberries, tulips, and more

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Cabin Fever

Maybe we should backpedal a bit from the materialism-will-save-us rhetoric

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, March 26-April 1

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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