April 17, 2020

Volume 39, Number 33

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin Slowly Gets the COVID-19 Testing Data It Needs

Knowledge is power

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Austin at Large: People, Read the Zoom!

Don't make me leave the house to deliver some sense to y'all in times like these

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Happy Earth Day!

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

City Scrambles to Get $15 Million to Struggling Austinites

The RISE-ing tide

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Garza Leads Council Into Magistration Fray

Providing both defense and prosecution counsel at magistration 24 / 7 would cost $4.1 million annually, says Travis County

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

5th Circuit Restores Medication Abortion (For Now)

Latest twist in legal battle offers partial victory to providers

BY MARY TUMA

Texas Democrats Stay Organized Amidst the Pandemic

Get this party started

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Let’s Get Counted”

Queer the Census initiative aims to increase LGBTQIA+ representation

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Masks for Docs Harnesses 3D Tech to Fortify COVID-19’s Front-Line Health Care Workers

All volunteer group is getting personal protective equipment where it's needed most

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Austin History Center Documents Life in Austin During COVID-19

Share your moment in history with AHC's new collection

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

FARM TO TABLE

Bee Tree Farm’s Owner Shares Life on a Busy Goat Dairy Farm

One woman’s farm and education mission

BY ZELLY MARTIN

From Navy Veteran to L.A. Motorcyclist to Austin Food Forest Guy

Neil Brosig starts a YouTube Channel, joins forces with Apis

BY JESSI CAPE

Eden East to Offer Contactless Produce Pickup

Owners Coté and Barrow pivots plans after months of hard knocks

BY ZELLY MARTIN

Alternative Fresh Food Options Still Serving Austin

The usual grocery suspects are crowded. Try these instead.

BY JESSI CAPE AND EMILY BEYDA

Comedor Teaches You How to Cook Their Modern Mexican Dishes at Home

Gabe Erales and Philip Speer talk "Assembly Kitchen" meal kits, changes in food supply chains, and more

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options

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

Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Recalls the Moment Her Band Topped the Charts in 1981

Austin born and raised, Valentine and the girls reigned with Beauty & the Beat – as excerpted from her new memoir All I Ever Wanted

BY KATHY VALENTINE

Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief

Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund created – contentiously.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music You Can Enjoy at Home

What we’re spending our time with

BY RACHEL RASCOE, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KAHRON SPEARMAN, GREG STITT, DEREK UDENSI AND DOUG FREEMAN

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Texas-Set Drama Bull Gets in the Chute With Black Rodeo Riders

Austin-based director Annie Silverstein premieres her SXSW selected feature

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

SoundSelf Expands and Soothes Minds

Austin-created VR experience offers a virtual reality trip into consciousness

BY JAMES RENOVITCH

Film Reviews

The Booksellers

Tale of New York antiquarian booksellers is the Reader's Digest version

Bull

Annie Silverstein's gritty observation of life in rurban America

Butt Boy

Ignore the name: Butt Boy is more weirdo noir than gross out comedy

The Dog Doc

Charming portrait of a vet pushing the boundaries of medicine for the sake of the pups

Earth

Documentary about how we reshape the land digs deep but maybe too wide

Slay the Dragon

Hard-hitting political documentary shows the menace of gerrymandering is coming back

Straight Up

Unconventional romcom tackles the emotional challenges of the sexuality spectrum

The Times of Bill Cunningham

The NYT fashion-lover revealed as really a lover of people
arts & culture

Have Austin's Magicians Vanished for Good?

With the coronavirus shutdown, it's now you see 'em, now you don't

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

The Heroine of The Roxy Letters Fights to Get Austin's Groove Back

Mary Pauline Lowry's quirky novel looks for the city's soul

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Special Olympics Texas Keeps Athletes Motivated Virtually

S.O. Connected app includes coaching videos, nutrition advice, and more

BY GIANNI ZORRILLA

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 KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: From the Ground Up

How we accidentally ended up with an Earth Day issue

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Comments Scapegoat, Endanger, and Distract

The senator has put his Asian American constituents in harm’s way, while giving cover to the government’s anemic response to the COVID-19 pandemic

BY NICK BLOOM

Opinion: Anti-Asian Racism Compounds the COVID-19 Crisis for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence

AFSSA Executive Director Darlene Lanham asks Central Texans to take a stand against coronavirus-motivated racism and to support our Asian communities

BY DARLENE LANHAM

Qmmunity: No Place for Bigotry in Health Care

Plus lots of virtual events to remind y’all of yer queer magic

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Stay Trips: The Inn Between, Concan

Tiny homes in the hills await your arrival

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Social Distancing Police

Reading a couple of coronavirus listicles on Buzzfeed doesn’t make you Anthony Fauci any more than being good at Madden NFL makes you Tom Brady

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 17-23

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 3)

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: When Will There Be Soccer Again?

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

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