May 8, 2020

Photo by David Brendan Hall

Volume 39, Number 36

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Local Nonprofits Adapt to Help People Survive Domestic Violence During COVID-19

Seeking shelter when home isn't safe

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin At Large: Keep Your Eyes on the Road

As we endure this age of clownery, we can have nice things in our future – even I-35

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Greg Casar Will Not Run for Kirk Watson's Vacant Senate Seat

Austin council member says: “I’m staying right where I am”

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Even as Cases Climb, the COVID-19 Rules Begin Unraveling

The state opens businesses up and Austin tries to keep some controls in place

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Travis County Clerk Lays Out Her July Election Plan

Despite threats by AG Ken Paxton, Dana DeBeauvoir expects a "hybrid" July election

BY MICHAEL KING

Council Preview: A Plan for Better Preparedness

Council to consider a communitywide "resiliency plan"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Cadet Training Delayed as APD Continues Reckoning With Charges of Racism

More investigations and audits for the Austin Police

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Highways and Scooters and Impact Fees, Oh My!

Austin mobility plans are moving right along

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

The 23 Words That Changed the Way Texas Sells Alcohol (or Not)

Say what, Governor?

BY KAREEM HAJJAR AND 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

Tonight I’m Playing Possum

Bunker buddies are frequently inhuman, so we’ve gathered extensive visual evidence from 100+ Austin musicians

BY DAVID BRENDAN HALL

Faster Than Sound – Austin Radio: “We Never Stopped or Went Off the Air”

Austin radio stations stay on-air and spirited during COVID-19

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re spending time with

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, RACHEL RASCOE, DOUG FREEMAN, TIM STEGALL AND GREG STITT

Exit Interview: So Long, Jeff Pinkus

BH Surfers/Honky/Melvins bassist off to Asheville, banjo on his knee

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Indie Meme Continues Pioneering Virtual Film Festival

Celebration of South Asian cinema heads into weekend two of virtual festival

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Tim League Stepping Down as Drafthouse CEO

Founder now executive chairman, replaced by former Disney exec

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Arkansas

Neo-noir is more Spaghetti Western than southern-fried Tarantino

Blood Quantum

Pioneering First Nation zombie film rips the genre away from traditional hands

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Disjointed art heist thriller is a better character study than crime drama

How To Build a Girl

Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein keeps this rock critic biopic rolling

Spaceship Earth

Science or stunt? The bizarre true story of Biosphere 2
arts & culture

Live Flower Arranging Workshops Make Business Bloom for House of Margot Blair

Austin florist Carly Blair adapts her business to the era of social isolation and interest blooms

BY SUMAIYA MALIK

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: Animal House

This week’s cover story profiles Austin musicians and their pets sheltering together

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion – Now or Never: Hold the Superintendent Accountable to Communities of Color

The search for a new AISD superintendent is a critical opportunity to rethink priorities

BY DANIELLE C.H. WRIGHT

Qmmunity: Stream the Rainbow

Ditch the doomscrolling and watch these queer movies and shows instead

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Stay Trips: Westcave Cellars Winery and Brewery, Johnson City

Hill Country winery reopening in stages

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Everybody Loves Sodomy

Folks around here don’t take too kindly to people openly flaunting their sexual predilections

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 8-14

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

COVID-19 and Austin – answering your legal questions (part 6)

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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