June 19, 2020

Photos by David Brendan Hall

Volume 39, Number 42

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

A Question of Compassion for Travis County's Family Violence Court

A woman alleged rape. The man she accused went free. Should his attorney run our court?

BY SARAH MARLOFF

Austin at Large: The Way to Safety

The cops are useless against COVID. But they have all the money.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: EDU Tidbits

Plenty of school news, even though school’s out for now

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Hundreds File Complaints Over APD Actions at Protests

An unprecedented surge, but will it lead to consequences for officers?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Getting Tough on APD

Council: Reforms and budget cuts only the first step

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

As COVID Spikes, Austinites Implored to Make Good Choices

Again, we must part

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Pro-Choice Groups Strike Back at Malicious Abortion Foe

Leader of small-town ban effort slapped with defamation suit

BY MARY TUMA

Meet the Emerging Opposition to Project Connect

Not on board

BY NATALEAH JOY SMALL

By Mail or In Person, the July 14 Election Is Looming

Masks encouraged, distancing required; 25,000 mail ballots sent

BY MICHAEL KING

Texas Democrats Take Vote by Mail to the U.S. Supremes

Texas Democratic Party and three under-65 voters ask Court to extend VBM to all Texas voters

BY MICHAEL KING

food

Lenny Dewi of @eats_n_noods Is the Octopus Lady

"A bowl of noodles a day will keep the doctor away"

BY JESSI CAPE

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of June 18, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Austin Musicians of Color Talk About the Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Their Communities

COVID-19 extends into all realities of Austin's pervasive inequality

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Venues Are Out of Money

Following last week’s Barracuda closure, a domino effect will continue without emergency city funding

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

Here's what we're listening to

BY DOUG FREEMAN, KAHRON SPEARMAN, DEREK UDENSI, RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, TIM STEGALL AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

A Celebration of Tradition and Change in Miss Juneteenth

Writer/director Channing Godfrey Peoples gives Black Texans back their crown

BY SELOME HAILU

Austin-Made Horror Anthology Debuts on Shudder This Week

That Scare Package you ordered is here

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Aviva

Dance your way through this genderfluid examination of relationships

Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

The life and legacy of the First Lady of Jazz

Miss Juneteenth

Intergenerational story of life and legacy in working class Black Texas

My Darling Vivian

Vivian Cash removed from Johnny's shadow through their daughters' voices

Tainted

Cold Canadian crime drama wears its sins on its sleeves

You Should Have Left

You probably shouldn't stay for this middling supernatural mystery
arts & culture

Austin Symphony Orchestra Keeps Playing From Beyond the Stage

For the second time in its 109-year history, the ASO weathers a global pandemic

BY DAVID SOTELO

"Kate Breakey: Black Tulips & Dead Flowers" at Stephen L. Clark Gallery

This exhibition focused on specimens of the plant kingdom is like a series of windows into arcane botanical memories

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

A Year Later, the Time Is Right for Another Conversation About Notes From the Field

In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Zach Theatre streamed its staging of the 2019 production and led a discussion on Zoom

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: If Dog Rabbit

Why taking the long view is essential to curbing COVID-19's spread

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Use Your Words Wisely

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Guadalupe River

Four swimming holes on the Guadalupe River

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Huge Dick

Not everyone is feeling the love.

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

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

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