June 12, 2020

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Volume 39, Number 41

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

How Are We Going to Vote?

While the U.S. moves toward voting by mail, Texas digs in its heels

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin at Large: And Still, We Rise

Austin has liberated itself from exhausted narratives before. It's time to do it again.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: You Know Things Are Bad When ...

Part 47 in a long series

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Black Lives Matter

Scenes from Sunday’s Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives

A Tidal Wave of People Batter the Foundations of Austin’s Structural Racism

Thousands took to Downtown and Eastside streets to say, emphatically, that Black Lives Matter

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Voices From the Black Austin Rally and March for Black Lives

Letting the protesters speak for themselves

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Hundreds Tell Council, APD That Big Change Must Happen – Now

Voices of sorrow and rage

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Poised to Enact First APD Reforms and Budget Cuts

Change begins now

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

A Closer Look at the Resolutions To Address Structural Police Reform

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Seeks Dream Leader Amid Budget Nightmare

New superintendent likely to take reins of a district in fiscal crisis

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

City, Cap Metro Commit to “Historic” Transit Expansion Plan

Plan includes new rail lines and enhancements to the current MetroRail Red Line, MetroRapid, and MetroBus service

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Over Massive Opposition, State OKs Landfill

Travis County, nearby residents seek to overturn TCEQ decision to allow new ACL transfer station

BY VICTORIA ROSSI

Requiem for Bulk Trash Day

Get used to the pile in your garage – Austin Resource Recovery isn't rescheduling spring bulk collection pickups

BY KEVIN CURTIN

food

Sam Houston & Blk Odyssy Adds Chicken and Waffles to Their Message

Serving up some neo-soul food

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 11, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

The Multifarious Mike Wiebe

Music, comedy, faux-Christianity: the many faces of the Drakulas/Riverboat Gamblers frontman

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound – Summer in the City: Concerts, Protests, Relief Controversy, Potentially Less HAAM

Clubs navigate show safety, local musicians soundtrack protests, and HAAM asks for city aid.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

Music we’re playing

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Austin Asian American Film Festival Goes Online

Join in the celebration of shorts

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

They Built an App to Connect Seniors and Students. Now They Just Need to Convince Seniors to Log On.

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Film Reviews

Hill of Freedom

Delicate South Korean tale of love lost and found finally gets U.S. release

The King of Staten Island

Pete Davidson grows up a bit in this semi-autobiographical dramedy

Marona's Fantastic Tale

Animated adventures of a hound with many owners is no pointless shaggy dog story

Rounded Corners

NYC teen dramedy about opening yourself up to growing up

Shadows of Freedom

Fascinating if brief documentary about the overlooked Algerian Jewish Resistance

Warning: Do Not Play

South Korean horror is really about the terror of filmmaking failure
arts & culture

Austin-Based Choreographer Hopes to Make a "Social Justice Summer"

With some crowdfunding support, Charles O. Anderson will be able to make dances for this time

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: What’s Next, and How Fast Can We Get There?

In this week's issue, the rallying cry to defund police catches on, and Republicans try to quash vote by mail for good

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Op-Ed: Extinguishing Racism in Central Texas

Pflugerville Councilmember Rudy Metayer on how we can start rebuilding a broken society

BY RUDY METAYER

Qmmunity: LGBTQIA Community Marches in Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Sculpture Gardens

Four sculpture gardens inspire the mind and exercise the body

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Bad Case of ZTSD

The Luv Doc has a fat Santa's bag of helpful advice

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, June 12-18

BY ROB BREZSNY

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Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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