Aug. 7, 2020

Illustration by Zeke Barbaro

Volume 39, Number 49

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

Back to School?

A Wary Campus Community Readies for COVID at UT

Gone to Texas ... for now

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Local K-12 Educators Look at Ways to Start the School Year as COVID-19 Looms

Put on your thinking cap

BY AARICKA WASHINGTON

The ACC Drama Department Enters Teaching in the Coronavirus Tragedy

For Marcus McQuirter and the ACC drama department, even in the pandemic it's on with the show

BY ROBERT FAIRES

UT's RTF Department Changes Focus During the Pandemic

Safety on the set

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

For Early College Students, Online Classes Foretell Tech Careers

Just like the real world

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

When Accessing Education Is an IT Problem

AISD plots how to get wi-fi to students

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Kissing Is Out, Glory Holes Are In for Students During Pandemic

Austin health professions talk safe sex practices

BY NATALEAH SMALL

The Challenges of Going Back to School

Parents, teachers, and students share their anxieties over starting the fall semester while COVID-19 is still rampant
news

Austin at Large: A Pre-November Pep Talk

Reasons for optimism as we ride this circus train into Election Station

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Heads Up, Pandemic Parents:

Do You Want a Public School to Come Back To?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Police Chief Fights Back as Council Cuts APD Budget

Chief Brian Manley remains defiant

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Reports Challenge "Fear-Based" Model for Training APD Cadets

Police Academy zero

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

A Show of Police Force After Foster’s Killer Is ID’d

Daniel Perry claims self-defense; 40 arrested in weekend clashes

BY BRANT BINGAMON

For Its First Big Event, the 19th Gets Big Names

Next week’s 19th Represents, an all-women summit, gathers political heavy hitters in one (virtual) room

BY LINA FISHER

City, Cap Metro to Seal the Deal on Project Connect

Now the voters need to agree

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Austin Regional Intelligence Center's Secret Informants Show How Profiling Works

“Middle Eastern”? Your info might be on file at Austin’s fusion center.

BY JOHN ANDERSON

AISD’s High-Profile CFO Takes Her Leave

Nicole Conley passed over in search for new schools chief

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Consultants Lay Out Ways to Improve Homelessness Services

Report calls for more coordination, better tracking of outcomes

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

Roots Chicken Shak to Open at Revamped H-E-B Mueller Food Hall

Chef Tiffany Derry proves that working moms should run the world

BY JESSI CAPE

Those Pizza-Tossin' Dough Boys, Peached Tortilla's Fat City, and a Whole Lotta Schmears Going On

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 August 6, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: City Funding for Music Venues Still MIA

Live Music Capital flagships await aid as costs pile up.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

Ben Kweller hits the Continental Club stage, Threadgill's auctions some history, and more

BY DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN, RICK WEAVER AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

AGLIFF PREVIEW

Behind the Badge With Women in Blue

Dierdre Fishel thought her documentary was complete, but the story of police reform brought her back

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Trans Chorus Sings Proud in Out Loud

Los Angeles group finds its voice at AGLIFF

BY JAMES SCOTT

Film Reviews

Black Water: Abyss

Crocs in a cave, what more do you need?

Creem: America’s Only Rock & Roll Magazine

The true story of the underdog music rag that lived (and died) rock

Howard

The soaring music and short life of the man who made Disney sing

I Used To Go Here

Delayed coming-of-age comedy still has some maturing to do

Made in Italy

Neeson and son head to Tuscany for affable, predictable bonding

River City Drumbeat

Music and culture connected in West Louisville

She Dies Tomorrow

Deathcentric dramedy mistakes gloom for depth

The Tax Collector

Shia LeBeouf goes full gonzo as the man that scares the gangs

A Thousand Cuts

Lives on the line as press freedoms are threatened in Duterte's Philippines

Waiting For The Barbarians

Coetzee's novel of empire and colonialism adapted

'You Never Had It: An Evening With Charles Bukowski'

Lost tapes of a drunken night with the dissolute apostle
arts & culture

Children’s Authors Jarrett and Jerome Pumphrey on Finding Hope While Taking Things Slow

Wondering how to talk to kids? Try pictures.

BY SELOME HAILU

All Things Left Wild by James Wade

In his debut novel, the Austin author reveals a world of brotherly sin and redemption across the Old West

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: The News Is Always Breaking

It’s our Back to School issue... but what does “Back to School” even mean in pandemic time?

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border

The inhumane treatment of adults and children migrants must stop

BY NATALIE FELLOWS

Qmmunity: Longing for Our Queer QTs

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Sebastopol House Historic Site, Seguin

Historic limecrete mansion honors Black entrepreneurship

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Demon Sperm

Or the danger of a couple of bucketfuls of errant, herpetic, demon ejaculate

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 7-13

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Mask up, Austin (and stop bridge jumping into Lady Bird Lake)

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch: Back to Soccer?

BY NICK BARBARO

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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