May 22, 2020

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Volume 39, Number 38

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Knowledge Is Power as Nursing Homes Combat COVID-19

There’s a lot we don’t know about the pandemics’s toll in care centers, but what we do know is bad

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Austin At Large: Chronicles of Deaths, Foretold

The coronavirus works for free and cares not about its approval rating

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Voting, Any Way You Want

Voting by mail ... or with your pocketbook, just for fun

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Austin City Council Wants to Help Workers Put Their Health First

Sick? Stay home.

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Climbing Infections Be Damned, Phase 2 of the "Open Texas" Plan Begins

Greg Abbott hits the gas, tries to outrun virus

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

City of Austin Releases COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines

Understanding stages of risk and how to adjust your behavior

City Plans to Spend $270 Million in COVID-19 Relief

Clock is ticking to allocate anticipated federal funding

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Federal Judge Legalizes Texas Vote-by-Mail

Broad ruling says all Texas voters can request mail ballots

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin Police’s New Rules for Incident Video

APD promises to release video of "critical incidents" within 60 days going forward

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Great Demand, Greater Expectations for AISD

Timeline set for superintendent search

BY BETH SULLIVAN

New Findings Shed Light on Oakwood Chapel Burials

Remains at city's oldest cemetery were exhumed, studied, and now await reinterment

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Improved Data, Not Increased Need, Leads to Higher Homeless Numbers

Ending Community Homelessness Coalition issues results from January's Point in Time Count

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

How One Hair Salon Is Getting Back to Neon-Colored Business

Shell Vega of Urban Hair weighs her options

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Foxtail Supper Club Adds Camaraderie to Your Socially Distanced Dinner Table

Share a meal with friends in separate homes

BY JESSI CAPE AND WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

New Food Truck Cumberland Shares Its Chow Mein Recipe

Chef Chris Sapp talks about opening during a pandemic

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

What Will Local Shows Look Like in the Future?

What will shows look like in the live music capital? That's all local club owners can think about.

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Edith Frost Returns

Austinite once again, Edith Frost offers first new songs in over a decade, plus Natalie Jane Hill's debut and Red River Cultural District requests

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re playing

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

Sword Guitarist Kyle Shutt: Self-Portraitist – By Request!

Out-of-work shredder began re-facing his solo LP for fans

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Livestream Music Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

The Paper Street Podcast Gives a Voice to the Indie Film Industry

With movie production in lockdown, try the sounds of Paper Street

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

AFS Cinema Unveils the Lone Star Slate

New streaming program curates the best of Texas indies

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Diana Kennedy: Nothing Fancy

From Essex to Michoacán: the true story of the English exponent of Mexican cooking

On a Magical Night

French fantastical bedroom farce trudges when it should dance

The Painter and the Thief

Intriguing tale of crime and redemption

The Trip to Greece

Coogan and Brydon's latest culinary comedy is a dish too far
arts & culture

Forklift Danceworks Goes "On the Job" With Essential Workers

The company's new audio series gives voice to city employees and what they're doing during the pandemic

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Northern-Southern Gallery's "Left in Leaves"

This group exhibition frees artwork from lockdown and sends quarantined viewers in search of it

BY ROBERT FAIRES

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: Stages and Phases

In this week’s issue, a closer look at what the reopening of Texas entails

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: To Prepare for Future Shocks, Austin Must Get Weirder

Becoming truly weird means becoming a futurist, argues Jake Dunagan

BY JAKE DUNAGAN

Qmmunity: From Harvey Milk to 2020’s Rainbow Wave

Plus Bizarre Stripper Burlesque and Cheer Ups Quarantikki Happy Hour

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Gillespie County Country Schools

Take a trip back in education history while enjoying the Hill Country scenery

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Tested in All Ways But One

There has never been a better time in the history of the planet to get to know someone without swapping cooties

BY LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 22-28

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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