July 17, 2020

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news

Record Turnout in Run-Off Election Pushes Democratic Party Toward Change

State and local races show the blue getting bluer

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Austin at Large: Polling and the Police

What we know, don't know, and need to know about the public's view of public safety

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Whose Streets?

Imagine if you can... No police, no cars...

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Mental Health Crisis Plan Still Lags Behind Austin’s Needs

Trying to change how the emergency response apparatus handles mental health calls

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD News: COVID Delays On-Campus Classes, Supe Search Down to 6

Students will return to virtual learning for the first three weeks at minimum

BY KIMBERLEY JONES AND CLARA ENCE MORSE

As Budget Battles Begin, APD Takes a Minor Hit

Only a small change, for now

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND AUSTIN SANDERS

Advocacy Group Pushes Back at UT's Reopening Strategy

UT grad students: COVID-19 plans are "inadequate" and "dangerous"

BY BETH SULLIVAN

UT Commits to New Sex Discrimination Policies

Policy overhaul was spurred by protests organized by the student-led Coalition Against Sexual Misconduct

BY BETH SULLIVAN

University of Texas Announces Plan to Promote Diversity on Campus

Several student demands remain unfulfilled, including divesting from police and removing alma mater roots in minstrelsy

BY SELOME HAILU

food

JP’s Pancake Company Makes Tiny Cakes With Big Dreams

Meet the king of West Campus

BY SELOME HAILU

Austin's Growing Venezuelan Population Showcases Its Diverse Cuisine

Four food trucks prove to be more than arepas

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Food News Buffet

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

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 16, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Sulfuric Songwriter David Ramirez Pens His “I’m in Love” Record – Breakup and All

Austinite goes through heavy self-reckoning on new LP

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound – Relocations & Precautions: Austin Recording Studios During COVID-19

Big Orange and Cacophony engineers relocate as recording industry tiptoes back into the studio.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re playing

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

Mobley Readies Enthralling Multimedia Pandemic Collaboration A Home Unfamiliar

Collaborative visual album (dis)connects 30 musicians & filmmakers

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Stuck Between Worlds in Cine Las Americas' Feature Dear Homeland

Filmmaker Claudia Escobar finds musician Diana Gameros playing the waiting game

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Enlisting Robots in the Battle Against COVID

An Austin robotics company receives CARES Act funding to partially automate COVID-19 testing

BY NATALEAH SMALL

Film Reviews

Black Magic for White Boys

Sorcery and gentrification wrapped together by Onur Tukel, the Brueghel of Brooklyn

Flannery

The first lady of Southern Gothic letters on the cusp of the modern era

The Last Tree

British migrant coming-of-age drama empathetically explores what it is to belong

The Painted Bird

Jerzy Kosinski's brutal novel of Nazi-occupied Poland loses none of its inhumanity
arts & culture

"Ben Muñoz: Over My Head" at Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking

These bold new woodcuts capture the depth and bigness of life

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

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: Up Close With Our East Austin Neighbors

Pick up this week’s issue to see the “Where Is Here” portrait series of East Austinites aged 100 to newborn

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Decriminalizing Homelessness is Working. Now Austin Needs Investment to Take the Next Step.

The ordinance changes in Austin, designed a year ago to decriminalize the basic human need of having somewhere safe to sleep, have done exactly what they were crafted to do

BY MATT MOLLICA

Qmmunity: What Lies on the Queer Horizon

Plus, a voguing masterclass, digital drag, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Potty Breaks

Alternatives to public restrooms when traveling

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Big, Dumb & Inexplicably Lucky

How about some empathy for the simpletons?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 17-23

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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