Sept. 25, 2020

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 40, Number 4

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Will the Third Time Be a Charm for an Austin Rail System?

Project Connect looks to help make connections

BY JACK CRAVER

Austin at Large: Mobility Is a Civil Right

The new Austin electorate, for whom equity is non-negotiable, considers transit

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Affordability Amended

Developers clean up, but where’s the housing?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Eastside Housing Proposals Blow Up at Council

"That was crazy"

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

About That AISD Waiver

Following backlash, confusion, district will seek TEA waiver to extend virtual learning, phase in classroom instruction after Oct. 5

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Abbott Reopening Plan Allows Businesses, Including Restaurants, to Increase Capacity to 75%

Bars, except those adapted to be restaurants, remain closed

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Stacey Abrams Sounds the Alarm on the Census Crisis

Fair Fight founder wants to ensure everyone gets counted

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

After Three Years Dem Congressional Nominee Julie Oliver May Seal the Deal

The Road Warrior of Texas Congressional District 25

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Travis County District Judge Orders Injunction Against Smokable Hemp Ban

Texas can't penalize retailers for selling smokable hemp until Feb. 1

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Travis County Voter Registration Deadline Is Oct. 5

BY BETH SULLIVAN

food

The Joy of Shower Beer

Advice: Get sudsed up with these eight Austin craft brews

BY ERIC PUGA

Roosevelt Room Reopens, Launderette Brings the Bagels (and Schmears), and – Who Was That On Netflix's Meateater Last Week?

All the news that's fit to make your taste buds quiver

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 24, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Last September, Late Iron Age Sonic Architect Wade Allison Spoke About Composing a Crossover Metal Standard

Eighteen days after the death of Power Trip frontman we uncover an unseen interview with the late guitarist

BY MICHAEL TOLAND

Faster Than Sound: It’s Now or Never for a Music Venue Preservation Fund

When will the city of Austin give music venues aid to preserve their so-called ‘Live Music Capital’?

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Brea Grant, Modern Scream Queen

The Stylist star, 12 Hour Shift director and UT grad becomes a powerhouse of horror at Fantastic Fest

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

How to Deter a Robber ... Politely

Writer/director Maria Bissell welcomes you to Wisconsin

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Filmmaker Chinwe Okorie Gets a Boost From Issa Rae

New short “Lovebites” features on the Insecure star’s website

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Akira

This animated science fiction based on a graphic novel set the modern standard of excellence for Japanese anime.

Ava

International espionage with a body count

Dead

Comedy about raising the dead doesn't raise too many laughs

Foster Boy

The for-profit foster system exposed in this heartrending drama

Gremlin

Some presents should stay unwrapped in this twisted horror

Kajillionaire

The con is on in Miranda July's oddball crime caper

The Last Shift

Different visions of the modern American working class, all beaten by the same system

Ottolenghi and the Cakes of Versailles

Cake and art mix in this portrayal of consumable creativity at the Met

Push

Documentary exposes how faceless landlords turn homes into assets

Rad

Hal Needham's BMX action flick restored

RPG Metanoia

Filipino animated gaming adventure gets a U.S. release

Shortcut

Mangled Italian creature feature should be even shorter

Still Life

Jia Zhangke’s 2006 masterpiece on a changing China finally reaches America

Sweetness in the Belly

Unusual take on the white savior narrative, set against the Ethiopian civil war
arts & culture

All the Neighborhood's a Stage in the Drive-Through Vortex Odyssey

The Vortex keeps things safe, sacred, and mythically provocative in their newest stage spectacle

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Every Day We Get More Illegal by Juan Felipe Herrera

With his latest collection, the former U.S. poet laureate offers a kind of spiritual style guide for our time

BY ROBERTO ONTIVEROS

Ways of Remembering: A Racial Geography Tour of UT-Austin’s Campus

Dr. Edmund T. Gordon's virtual tour illuminates the university's complicated history

BY SARA HUTCHINSON

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: Honoring RBG

The stakes have raised even higher for the most consequential election in a lifetime

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Keep the Census Queer and Get Counted

Plus, Joterías celebrates Latinx Heritage Month with a special show and more queer fun

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Lake Wood Recreation Area, Gonzales

It’s water over the dam at this scenic park

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Devil’s Playthings

Your nation is counting on you!

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, September 25 - October 1

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

Soccer Watch

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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