July 10, 2020

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Volume 39, Number 45

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WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Chronicle Endorsements

July 14 Primary Run-off Election and Senate District 14 Special Election

BY THE CHRONICLE EDITORIAL BOARD

Looking at the Hard-to-Handicap Race for a Texas Senate Seat

Who will take Kirk Watson's Texas Senate District 14 seat?

BY MICHAEL KING

Austin At Large: Voices In Our (Old) Heads

OK Boomers, do you now regret pushing for 10-1? Where do you think it went wrong?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Advice on Ballot by Mail Voting

Got questions about the joint run-off and special election? The Travis County Clerk's Office has answers.

APD Finally Agrees to Cease Low-Level Pot Busts

We just said no ...

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

COVID-19 CODE RED: Austin Moves Into Crisis Mode

Austin Public Health: "We are in a very dangerous situation in Texas"

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Camp Cleanups Prove Challenging for Those Without Homes

Sweeping away lives

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

What Are the "Next Normals" for Scooters in Austin

The pandemic takes on personal mobility

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

Chronicle Readers Choose Conans as Their Favorite Pizza in Austin

Local deep-dish pizza institution takes prize as top Pie Fighter

BY JESSI CAPE

Local Couple Provides Red Beans and Rice to a Hungry Community

Maris Clegg and Chris Cubas offer some community nourishment

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Food News Buffet

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of July 9, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Austin Choirs Seek Community Through Virtual Worship

Music remains an integral part of most religions, so what happens when the choir can't meet?

BY NATALEAH SMALL

Faster Than Sound: Austin Music Commission Considers a Black Live Music Fund

Envisioning a Black Live Music Fund and fixing the Broken Spoke

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re playing

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KEVIN CURTIN, KAHRON SPEARMAN, RACHEL RASCOE, TIM STEGALL AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Netflix's Home Game Catches Austin Roller Derby on the Track

TXRD rolls onto the unconventional sports show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Found in Translation: Hirokazu Kore-eda Explores The Truth

Oscar nominee on adapting his Japanese script for France

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Beach House

Terror rises like a tide in this unnerving lo-fi cosmic horror

First Cow

Kelly Reichardt's latest historical amble finds literal sweetness in the mire

Homewrecker

Cringe-inducing and clunky intergenerational black comedy

The Outpost

Afghan war drama about one of the bloodiest battles

Palm Springs

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti do more than just rehash Groundhog Day

Relic

Senility and the supernatural in this nerve-wracking Australian horror

We Are Little Zombies

Wildly inventive Japanese musical comedy-drama finds the joy in nihilism
arts & culture

Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery – an Excerpt

In this chapter from her book, Erica C. Barnett describes the point when her life became a shrinking circle

BY ERICA C. BARNETT

"Marianne Levy: Grimm Re-Articulated" at the Dougherty Arts Center

This exhibition of ceramic sculptures recasts fairy tales with animals who are more human than the people in the originals

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: Meet the Interns

COVID may have robbed our summer interns of the hands-on experience of putting out a paper, but they're making the most out of their virtual internship

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: A Crisis of Leadership in the D.A.’s Office

The women behind the sexual assault class action litigation are still waiting for meaningful change

BY SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS

Qmmunity: Today in Queer Austin History

How a little-known legal case may have shaped the LGBTQIA movement

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Matagorda Beach

A seashore with social distancing

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Attitude is Everything

The fundamentally trite platitude at the crux of eternal recurrence

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 10-16

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Austin Bike Shops Face Uphill Climb

With unprecedented demand for new inventory, parts, and repairs throughout quarantine, local bicycle shops struggle to keep up

BY DAVID SOTELO

Soccer Watch

Rodney Redes Becomes Austin FC’s First Signing

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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