July 24, 2020

Illustration by Zeke Barbaro

Volume 39, Number 47

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

“Reimagining” APD and Its Huge Budget Starts Now

City Council and the city manager try to move away from policing, but is it enough?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Public Notice: Full Speed Ahead

City, AISD unfazed by public criticism

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

As Council Campaigns Begin, the Cash Rolls In

Off to the races!

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

AISD Names Dr. Stephanie Elizalde as Lone Superintendent Finalist

Trustees poised to select new district leader within days

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

The Case of Michael Hickson Highlights Legal and Ethical Issues Around Who Receives Treatment During a Pandemic

Who makes end-of-life decisions?

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

New Study Says a Nondiscrimination Law Could Bring Big Business to Texas

Texas Competes report: LGBTQIA protections could generate $738 million in state revenue

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Hillary Clinton Headline The 19th Represents Virtual Summit

Politicians, activists revel and reckon with the 19th Amendment

BY VICTORIA ROSSI

APD’s Secret Informants Eyeing Neighbors for “Suspicious” Activity, Leaked Documents Reveal

APD intel center puts spies among us

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Campaign to Recriminalize Homelessness Turns in Signatures

Will "Save Austin Now" make it to the ballot?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Drinks Issue 2020

Drinks Issue 2020

It's a weird year, but we still have to drink something

BY JESSI CAPE

How OPA Design Studio Makes Austin's Elite Brewery Taprooms

Stephen Oliver does his tap dance

BY ERIC PUGA

Austin Wineries Revive an Ancient Winemaking Technique

Locals winemakers go back to the earth

BY VERONICA MEEWES

Local Coffee Subscriptions to Keep You Humming Along

Another way to to get that needed caffeine: by mail

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Support Fair Wages and Your Digestion With Mayawell's Tonic

Agave + bubbles = good vibes

BY JESSI CAPE

Jeany's Ginger Elixir Is "The Caribbean in a Bottle"

Varied flavors put you on island time

BY JESSI CAPE

Local Hard Seltzer Brewed Right Here in Austin

Blue Norther offers a canned cold front

BY JESSI CAPE

Matthew McConaughey Dives Into the Whiskey Biz

Plus two refreshing summer cocktail recipes

BY JESSI CAPE

Food News Buffet: Dart Bowl Closes, Verbena Opens, WTF Is "Heat Week," and More Bite-Sized Food News

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 23, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Summer Songs of Protest

The stories behind three timely tracks by local artists Pussy Gillette, Kydd Jones, and Njune

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re playing

BY KEVIN CURTIN, DOUG FREEMAN, KAHRON SPEARMAN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

In 1990, Austin Audiences Watched Slacker... and Saw Themselves

Richard Linklater’s indie milestone celebrates 30 years

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Now Streaming in Austin: “Our Home Here”

Angela Chen explores the American Dream at Cine Las Americas

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Amulet

Supernatural thriller is more mood than meaning

Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

Intimate, semi-improvised last night at a dive bar sees delight in the dregs

Dead Dicks

The realities of depression meets the trap of reincarnation

Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful

The fashion photographer's contradictions, from the glamazons who knew him

Max Reload and the Nether Blasters

Gamer comedy isn't for casual players

The Rental

The summer camp slasher brilliantly reinvented for the vacation rental generation
arts & culture

Drinks Issue 2020

Graphic Designers Tout the Tastiest Beverage Packaging in Town

Local beverage packaging designs quench our thirst for tasty graphics

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Summer Break Theatre's COVID-Era Comedy

Area educators deliver a timely lesson in their original work Going the Distance

BY ROBERT FAIRES

A Lagniappe About Mary Trump’s Book

R.U. Steinberg recalls a childhood in the distant orbit of "the world's most dangerous man"

BY R.U. STEINBERG

The Postponement of "Deborah Roberts: I'm" Let the Artist Make More Timely Art

A pandemic delay allows the artist to meet the moment in her upcoming show at the Contemporary Austin

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: Welcome to the Drinks Issue

Who needs a drink?

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion – We Need Leaders: City Budget Misses the Mark

Politicians are offering empty and symbolic gestures but no real and substantial change

BY JOSHUA CRUTCHFIELD

Qmmunity: What a Weekend for Austin Drag and Cabaret

Die Felicia, Fat Bottom Cabaret, and Bulimianne Rhapsody make magic with digital showcases

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Stonehenge Replicas, Ingram and Odessa

The allure of Stonehenge comes to Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Man Bar

The best advice the Luv Doc can give is to not take his advice

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 17-23

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

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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