Aug. 28, 2020

Illustration by Zeke Barbaro

news

Local Activists Call Out Police and Find Themselves Flagged as Threats

Doesn't take much to get on the watchlist

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Austin at Large: Truth and Reconciliation

“Reimagining” public safety will involve more than just technocratic change

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: No Help for Public Schools

Why the PPP only works for charters

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Gets Surprised by APD's New State Grants

Refund the police?

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

’Horns Return; COVID to Follow?

The University of Texas community braces for impact as the fall semester gets underway

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Waterloo Counseling Center Will Become a Program of Texas Health Action Alongside Kind Clinic

THA announces vision to combine sexual and behavioral health services

BY BETH SULLIVAN

A Look at the City Council Races for Districts 2, 4, & 7

As Garza moves on, Pool and Casar seek to stay put

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Four Open Seats, and Many Demands for Change at AISD

School board shakeup

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Retailers Fighting Ban on Smokable Hemp

Plaintiffs argue Texas Department of State Health Services overstepped with consumable hemp prohibition

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Community Court Finds New Home at Terrazas Library

Temporary move allows greater number of people experiencing homelessness to access walk-in services per day

BY ANGELA BONILLA

food

2020 (Virtual) Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

The 30th Anniversary of the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Goes Virtual

Hot sauce and silver linings

BY JESSI CAPE

Hot Sauce Festival FAQ

Everything you need to know to keep it saucy

2020 Hot Sauce Festival Judges

Meet the tastemakers for this year's competition

BY JESSI CAPE

2020’s Hot Sauce Festival Music Acts

Get sweaty in the privacy of your home with these performers

30 Years of Hot Sauce Festival Creates Many Memories

Reminisce with event staff, judges, and fans during this year’s break from the heat

Cuantos Tacos Celebrates One Year of Mexico City-Style Street Tacos

Suadero y secret salsa

BY JESSI CAPE

Nixta Taqueria Slings Lacto-Fermented Hot Sauce

With bonus natural wine recos for Austin’s sweltering season

BY ALEXANDRA DETMAR

Hot Sauce: Your Lifestyle Is the Target

What does your favorite condiment reveal about who you are?

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

TABC-Thwarting Shenanigans, Smokin’ Beauty’s Vietnamese Brisket, Lenoir’s Sunday Suppers, and More

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

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Three Hours and 1,342 Families at the Central Texas Food Bank

Volunteering during a pandemic

BY ALI MONTAG

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of August 27, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Jonathan Terrell, Too Rock & Roll for Country, Too Country for Rock & Roll

The inward-facing cowboy trims the fat and lets his second solo LP dictate itself

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Austin Record Stores Hang On, Together

Online and curbside pivots support an altered Record Store Day for Austin vinyl emporiums this Saturday.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

The Hot Sauce Fest, a Love & Lightstream, and more sounds to check

BY DEREK UDENSI, DOUG FREEMAN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, KEVIN CURTIN AND GREG STITT

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Exploring the Life and Death of Jennifer Cave in True Crime Podcast The Orange Tree

Former UT students Tinu Thomas and Haley Butler find a history of murder on campus

BY DAVID SOTELO

Austin Artist Brings Gamera to Vibrant Life in a New Box Set

Matt Frank builds the perfect monster

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

New Drive-In Cinemas Lighting Up Austin

The movies you want to see with the social distancing you demand

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Can we all finally just be excellent to each other?

Bring the Soul: The Movie

BTS back on the stage

The Eight Hundred

Chinese retelling of the bloody battle for Shanghai

Fatima

Faith-based movie is better made and more frustrating than most

Feels Good, Man

The tragic story of Pepe the Frog

Get Duked!

Gloriously idiotic horror-comedy pits Scottish youth against aristocratic killers

House of Cardin

Biodoc of the fashion innovator is only sew-sew

Mr. Soul!

Putting spotlight on the TV host who brought Black celebrities into white homes

The New Mutants

The last of the X-Men finally get to the screen

Nomad: In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Herzog on Chatwin becomes Herzog exposed

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Dickens’ hero gets a lively and innovative new interpretation
arts & culture

The Many Worlds of Author Marshall Ryan Maresca

The Austin-based maestro of Maradaine writes and sells at a steady and impressive pace

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

ArmadilloCon 42 Blasts Off Into Cyberspace

Even on Planet COVID, the long-running Texas fan convention keeps celebrating science fiction and fantasy

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

Opinion: The Importance of Feeling Heard

How do we motivate people to vote? By showing them their elected leaders are listening.

BY SANDRA NICOLAS

Qmmunity: Now That’s Real Magic

Guest columnist James Scott on why you can’t separate art from its problematic artist

BY JAMES SCOTT AND BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Save the World Brewery, Marble Falls

A six-pack to-go for a good cause

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Outside of Austin

The Luv Doc is not going to throw Lampasas under the bus

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 28 - September 3

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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