Nov. 6, 2020

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Volume 40, Number 10

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

2020 Election Results

Coming Out of the Ashes

After Election 2020, it’s not right, but it’s OK

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Voters Opt for Status Quo in Statewide Races

Bluenami proves illusory in Texas stalemate

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Westside City Council Races Go to Polarized Run-Offs

Districts 6 and 10 head to another race

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Vanessa Fuentes Mounts a Surprising Landslide in District 2

Meanwhile Pool and Casar hold their seats at Council

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Austin Freshmen Survive in Unflipped House as the County Sees a Dem Landslide

The blueberry abides (barely)

BY LINA FISHER

Austin's Props A & B Score Easy Victories

The big engine that did

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD Trustee Election Sees Highest Turnout Ever

Zapata, Foster to join board; two races set for run-off

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

November 2020 General Election Results

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

With Unrest a Possibility, Has APD Learned Its Lessons?

Law and disorder

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Face-to-Face Teaching Resumes at AISD Even as COVID-19 Cases Mount

It's back-to-school week (take 3)

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

food

Texas Sees Its First Hemp Harvest in 80 Years

Entrepreneurial farmers navigate state regulations and unsteady market, but still sees a bright future

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Delysia’s Golden Chocolate, Texas French Bread’s Wheat, Cinful Sweets on the Food Network, and Mozart’s Lights Up Lake Austin

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 November 5, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

My Gear: Exhalants Max Out

Austin punk trio celebrates its Atonement with a very loud gear spread

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Faster Than Sound: Damn, Kathy Valentine Can Write!

Go-Go's local Kathy Valentine reflects on her memoir at three Austin fall events

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, DOUG FREEMAN, KEVIN CURTIN, GREG STITT, RACHEL RASCOE, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND KAHRON SPEARMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Music at the Movies With Sound Unseen

Sound Unseen Film + Music Festival becomes a virtual tale of two cities

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Revealing America’s Classroom Fetish in FX’s A Teacher

Hannah Fidell uncovers an abuse of trust

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Action U.S.A.

Action! From the U.S.A.! Like the title says! (Screams) Do you want aaaaaction?

The Antidote

New documentary examines the necessity of simple acts of kindness

Call Me Brother

Austin-made incest comedy is more Dogtooth than American Pie

City Hall

Frederick Wiseman's epic dive into Boston politics is your new West Wing

The Dark and the Wicked

Gone to Hell, gone to Texas in this intergenerational horror

18 to Party

Gen X coming-of-ager is an unfocused but endearing debut

The Informer

Joel Kinnaman heads undercover in the most deadly jail

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Christmas is months away, but the first Christmas film is here

Jungleland

Underground boxing drama pits brother against brother

Kindred

Gaslighting horror adds racial tension to class dynamics

Let Him Go

Superman's parents get caught up in a Western noir

Recon

Under fire and torn apart by mistrust in World War II

True to the Game 2

Trust us, you'd be better off playing tiddlywinks
arts & culture

The Sword and the Shield Shows Malcolm X and MLK Were More Alike Than Different

Dr. Peniel E. Joseph's book argues that the civil rights leaders are two sides of the same revolutionary coin

BY SARA HUTCHINSON

FuturX Has a Labyrinth of Latinx Performance You Won't Want to Exit

Director and festival founder Rudy Ramirez has assembled exceptional artists into a maze of new and avant-garde Latinx performance

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: Welp.

Trying to wrap our heads around the election

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Hello From the Other Side

Plus, Queerbomb launches its Queer History Series

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Geronimo the Longhorn, George West

Stuffed longhorn graces the courthouse lawn

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Motivated Electorate

The last vicious lunge of the cornered rat of white American hegemony

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, November 6-12

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

My neighbor takes “Keep Austin Weird” to the next level

BY LUKE ELLIS

Oops!

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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