April 10, 2020

Jason Stout

Volume 39, Number 32

WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin at Large: How to Wear a Mask

Constructive thoughts from the near side of the curve

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Adjusting to a Virtual Reality

City Council and LDC rewrite team both trying to figure out the new normal

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Council Preview: The City Will RISE Again

$15 million fund proposed to help deliver quick cash relief

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin’s Economic Forecast is Unsurprisingly Bleak

City budgeteers project COVID-19 recovery could take two years

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

COVID-19 Emergency Center Takes On Social Service Needs

Task forces tackle food access, behavioral health, homelessness

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Federal Funds Flowing Into Central Texas for Housing, Transit

Doggett announces $122 million in COVID-19 relief

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin's Construction Ban Lifted, but Will Workers Be Safe?

COVID-19 remains a hazard as thousands return to job sites

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Texas Democrats File Second Vote-by-Mail Suit

Federal lawsuit follows earlier state filing for emergency action

BY MICHAEL KING

Texas Workforce Commission Overflowing With Unemployment Claims

Has COVID-19 exposed the flaws in an inadequate state system?

BY MARY TUMA

UT Spring Breakers Outbreak Climbs to 49 Confirmed Cases

Ages 20-40 account for half of positive cases in Travis County

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Travis County Jail Population Continues to Drop

COVID-19 accelerates the trend, despite Abbott’s pushback

BY MICHAEL KING

Former Travis County D.A. Ronnie Earle Dies

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin ISD Board Passes New Rules on Grading and Graduation

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Temporary, But Indefinite: Texas State Parks Close

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

food

Chronicle Cooking

New recipes: Basil Flower Patisserie’s Burnt Basque Cheesecake, Siete Family Foods’ Green Enchilada Egg Bake, and Melissa Carroll’s Olive & Rosemary Focaccia

Austin Craft Brewers vs COVID-19: Zilker Brewing and Nomadic Beerworks

How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 3)

BY ERIC PUGA

Eric Silverstein Has Three Businesses, and Three Different Rent Situations

How the Peached Tortilla founder is juggling rent during COVID-19

BY JESSI CAPE

Weekend Wine: Boxed Wines for the Current Reality

BY WES MARSHALL

No Need for Hoarding: Foolproof Tips for Cooking with Pantry Staples

Make the most of your on-hand ingredients

BY LINA FISHER

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options

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

Faster Than Sound: Gary Keller’s Austin Music Movement Shifts Resources

Major music advocacy funding impacted by the COVID-19 crisis

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Excerpts From Texas Is the Reason, a Look Into Austin Music's DIY Age

Scenes from inside the weird gold mine

BY PAT BLASHILL

Checking In With...

Austin musician dispatches from inside COVID-19 quarantine

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Supporting Austin Music Venues During Shutdown

Via fundraisers, merch, tickets presales, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Song Premiere: Croy & the Boys’ “Boy Weren’t We Something”

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Song Premiere: The Sour Notes’ “Camera”

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Song Premiere: Manifest Destiny’s Child’s Rojo

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Vulcan Video Closes

Multiple staff members confirm end of beloved rental store

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Rooster Teeth Rescheduling RTX Gathering

Event drops back from July to September

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ATX Television Festival Switches to Streaming

TV fest adopts virtual format in response to coronavirus

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Indie Meme Launches Online Screening Series

First film, Bombay Rose, comes with director Q&A

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Amazon Providing Platform for SXSW Films

Details of 10-day "virtual festival" still to be confirmed

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Wanna Watch Machete With Us?

Livetweet #NowStreaminginAustin” Thursday, 8pm

Now Streaming in Austin

“Slow Creep,” It’s Such a Beautiful Day, Supernatural, Planet Terror, “The Paint Wizzard,” Death Proof, Eggshells

Film Reviews

Beanpole

Post-war Russian drama reappraises the position of women veterans through a strange compact

The Hottest August

A month-long portrait of NYC captures our fears for the future

The Other Lamb

Cult drama revisits, rather than revises, an old narrative

Porno

Horror-sex-comedy never quite (ahem) rises to the occassion

Trolls World Tour

Too many notes make for a flat CG-animated sequel
arts & culture

Austin Creative Alliance's Artists Emergency Relief Fund

ACA provides pandemic assistance, one artist at a time

BY ROBERT FAIRES

The Invoke Quartet in Quarantine Times

Local foursome plays online, tosses polyhedral dice, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Drinking, Writing, Staying Sober

You can’t do all three at once, no, but check this out

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Listings

Virtual galleries, streaming improv, and more

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: Habit Forming

Checking in with musicians in quarantine, #NowStreaminginAustin, Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19, and more new and recurring features

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Ten Days in March at L’Oca d’Oro

Living wages and paid sick leave are built into the local restaurant’s DNA. But without a government plan in place – for testing, sanitation checks, financial relief – co-owner Adam Orman explains why they’ve had to close their doors... for now.

BY ADAM ORMAN

Opinion: Capitalism Has Failed Americans in This Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed longstanding structural problems. This is an opportunity to rethink our systems before they collapse.

BY MARINA ROBERTS

Qmmunity: An Ode to Q Mascot Binky

This one goes out to the pets getting us by in difficult times

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Responsible Daytripping

The wildflowers can wait

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Big Camping Trip

There is a huge difference between encouragement and pressure.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 10-16

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 2)

BY LUKE ELLIS

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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