April 24, 2020

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 39, Number 34

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin at Large: Call the Cops, Send In the Clowns

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Public Notice: Life Goes On

Even while you’re not paying attention

BY NICK BARBARO

Tatum Report Depicts Bleak Conditions for Accountability at APD

Is meaningful reform to address bias, bigotry “aspirational at best”?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Preview: So Much Money, So Many Needs

Agenda touches on COVID-19, live music support, and transit

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

After Five Decades, Austin Recovery To Close

Nonprofit succumbs to financial challenges made worse by COVID

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

First Nonprofits Receive RISE Funds

$5.6 million in grants to aid Austinites during COVID crisis

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Judge Sulak Issues Vote-by-Mail Injunction

Enables mail ballots for all voters to vote by mail

BY MICHAEL KING

Photo Gallery: The Face Shield Project at Austin Convention Center

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

food

An Intermediate's Guide to Marijuana Edibles

Now is the time to bake and get baked, in the comfort of home

BY ALICE B. TOKER

How to Craft a Quarantine Pipe Out of Your Random Fruits and Veggies

Kevin Curtin makes a DIY pineapple bong, pepper pipe, & yam bowl

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Austin Craft Brewers vs. COVID-19: Hi Sign and St. Elmo Brewing

How local breweries are responding to the pandemic (Part 5)

BY ERIC PUGA

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco

Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town

BY LINA FISHER

Crema Bakery & Café Stands Up for the Austin Community

Free sack lunches, desserts, and a brown butter blondie recipe

BY JESSI CAPE

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

Support local business while maintaining your social distance
music

Playback: You Can’t Press Pause on Life

A musician’s life: laid off, livestreaming, and … giving birth?

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Pure X Reconciles With Austin

Local rock group returns after six years, Gold Rush Vinyl checks in, and Threadgill’s closes permanently.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

David Garza Recounts a Few of the 10,000 Stories Behind Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters

Texan muse and former Austinite relocated production to El Paso

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Threadgill’s Old No. 1 Closes Permanently

Pandemic closes a part of Austin history

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Checking In: Blackillac Begins Recording Its Debut

ATX MCs keeps their eyes on the prize

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Checking In: A. Sinclair (& Family) Rises Into the Eye of the Tiger

ATX indie trueheart sings “time to find out what really matters”

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Checking In: Trumpet Clarion Ephraim Owens Sits at the Piano

Tedeschi Trucks Band brass man always broadens our scope

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Checking In: Will Johnson Homeschools His Kids

Song whisperer and his wife Jessie Johnson also blast some Madvillain

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

SXSW and Amazon Announce Virtual Festival Lineup

Feature and shorts from 2020 fest going online for 10 days

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Indie Meme Film Festival Goes Virtual

Celebration of South Asian cinema comes to your living room

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin

The Bob Zula, Lazer Team, “Skip Day,” “Vulcan Video: The Exit Interviews,” Friday the 13th

Film Reviews

Other Music

History of a lost Manhattan record store keeps a basic tune

Pahokee

Austin filmmakers' portrait of rurban Florida both illuminates and obfuscates

Sátántangó

Bela Tarr's marathon exploration of evil and inertia in a small town, gorgeously restored

A White, White Day

Icelandic revenge drama is really a perfect study of stifled grief
arts & culture

Come Sail Away With Amanda Ward's The Jetsetters

Local author asks, "Won't you let me take you on a sea cruise?"

BY ROBERT FAIRES

In Memoriam: Glenna Goodacre

Sculptor of Austin’s beloved Philosophers’ Rock has died

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Fusebox Festival 2020: Virtual Edition Preview

Here's who will be charging up your screen this year

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Review: Adam Levin’s Bubblegum

Fantastic new novel deeply reimagines our world for better and worse

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 KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: Love Letters to Austin

Send us your stories about what you love and miss most about our city

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Online Reviews Are Where Our Kids Are Learning How to Bully Online

A restaurant industry veteran argues Yelp and other review sites encourage bullying behavior

BY MIKE TERSIGNI

Opinion: Because of COVID-19, It’s Less Safe Behind Bars. Here’s How Federal Prisoners Can Petition to Get Their Sentences Reduced.

Criminal defense attorney Chris Perri explains avenues for early prison release in Texas

BY CHRIS PERRI

Qmmunity: Dancing on Our Own … Together

A Qmmunity-curated playlist, plus some cute to-do’s

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Stay Trips: Alaska

Head to the North Country virtually

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Batshit Crazy

Viruses don’t respect boundaries

BY DAN HARDICK

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 24-30

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 4)

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Austin Soccer Family Unite

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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