Sept. 11, 2020

David Brendan Hall

Volume 40, Number 2

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police

"Whose streets? Our streets."

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: ARIC, Meet ALICE

Two acronyms walk into an ongoing conversation about justice and equity

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Which CAMP Are You In?

Privatizers launch new strategy for school board elections

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council: Cash on Hand

City's RISE and RENT funds ready to deliver relief

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

The Forces Drawing ACC Students Back to Campus Despite Pandemic Uncertainty

“We’re trying to juggle it all”

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

UT Won’t Notify Entire Dorm of Positive COVID-19 Case

Officials cite CDC guidance and fear of "alarm fatigue" for decision to limit notifications

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Stay the COVID Course

Six months in, focus remains on Latinx health

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

They Were the Storm: A Tragedy on Lake Travis

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Project Could Mitigate Effects of Climate Change

Council approves phase 1 of project that could store 60,000 acre-feet of water underground by 2040

BY LINA FISHER

ARIC: Black Marchers With Guns?

How the Huey P. Newton Gun Club got caught up in Austin Regional Intelligence Center's snitching program

BY JOHN ANDERSON

Alicia Garza Talks Civil Rights Solutions at TribFest

Black Lives Matter co-founder conversation now streaming free to public

BY LILLI HIME

Out of Work and Stretched Thin, Hospitality Workers Share What Resources They Can

In a national day of action, Austin's Restaurant Organizing Project and other activist groups highlight the service industry's unique plight

BY DAVID EVAN RODRIGUEZ

food

Austin Development Through a Barbecue Lens

Shane Stiles shares the location history and future of Stiles Switch BBQ

BY ROD MACHEN

Chatting With Camila Alves McConaughey About Her Women of Today Community

Living well takes a village

BY JESSI CAPE

Oysters and Milkshakes and Music and Smoke and – Dip! Dip! Dip!

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 September 10, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Wood & Wire Hit a High Point in Uncertain Times

After garnering a Grammy nomination, the bluegrassers roll it forward

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: HAAM Day Fundraises Onscreen

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians’ biggest fundraising day of the year goes online

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

New Speed-Dating App Developed in Austin Doesn't Want to Waste Your Time

The Round wants you to seize the date

BY DAVID SOTELO

Other Worlds Fires Up The Flux Capacitor For Retro Warm-Up Fest

SF film fest makes jump online, starting with weekend tease

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

RTX at Home Rethinks the Fan Community Space

Rooster Teeth's massive annual gathering moves to online

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Blackbird

Susan Sarandon says goodbye to all this in deathbed remake

The Broken Hearts Gallery

Clumsy meet-cute should have looked at the best friends instead

Critical Thinking

The true story of a chess team that rewrote the rules

Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President

The 39th president's belief in the healing power of music

Our Time Machine

Stunning documentary about puppetry, art, Alzhiemer's, and a son's love

Rent-A-Pal

Who doesn't need a buddy? (Even if they're a tape.)

Sicilia!

Restored Italian experiment is more form than substance

Tenet

Time goes backward and forward these days …

Vinyl Nation

Reports of death of physical media have been greatly exaggerated

You Cannot Kill David Arquette

Finding salvation in the squared circle
arts & culture

Austin Theatres Are Moving the Stage Beyond Zoom

Companies thinking outside the boxes bring theatre to your radio, your mailbox, and your neighbor's yard

BY ROBERT FAIRES

"Melanie Clemmons: Likes Charge"

This solo exhibition at Women & Their Work conjures digital comfort in troubled times

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: Fumbling Toward Fall

Looking back at a summer of protest and anticipating a (superspreading?) UT football season

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Time to Look in the Mirror on Housing

Builder David Whitworth asks, is protecting single family zoning a Republican or Democrat issue?

BY DAVID WHITWORTH

Qmmunity: Back to School and Bassackwardlandia

State Board of Education excludes queer and trans kids in sex ed overhaul

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Comanche Lookout Park, San Antonio

Climb the (fourth) highest mountain

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Fear

The defining characteristic of all right wing nut jobs

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 11-17

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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