Nov. 20, 2020

Jana Birchum

Volume 40, Number 12

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

A Long Activist Legacy Survives on the Eastside

Holding on to El Barrio

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: Too Late to Turn Back Now?

The long, slow slog to a new I-35 could still change direction

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: I-35 Cap(ital Express) and Stitch

Pondering the future of a road with so much baggage

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

D.A.-Elect José Garza Taps Reform Advocates for His Team

It’s a new day in court for Austin’s top law enforcement office

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Amid COVID-19 Spread, AISD Benchmarks Its Future

District changes dozens of its performance measures

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

As Nursing Homes Reopen to Visitors, Will They Stay Safe?

Caring, with caution

BY MARGARET NICKLAS

Thanksgiving Meals and Volunteer Opportunities

A list of free turkey dinners, grocery relief, plus how you can give back this holiday season

BY KAT MCNEVINS AND BETH SULLIVAN

food

Thanksgiving Feasts for Pickup or Delivery in Austin

And a couple of dine-in options for lagniappe

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Shop Local During the Holiday and Fill Your Belly With Delicious Carbs

Treats to soothe your soul

BY JESSI CAPE

More Closings, Some Openings, Kristen Kish, Thai Ice Creams, Texas Wines, and the Spice Must Flow

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

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Faguette Bakery Serves the Qmmunity, One Sweet Treat at a Time

BY JAMES SCOTT

Austin's Best Food and Drink Events This Week

Dinner parties, farmers' markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of November 19, 2020

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: KUTX Beacon Jay Trachtenberg Retires

Jay Trachtenberg retires from KUTX, Rick Carney steps down as Music Commission chair, and Johnny Bush ascends to honky-tonky heaven.

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

How a Local Drummer Inspired Riz Ahmed’s Character in Sound of Metal

Revisiting Fuckemos drummer Sean Powell's Austin dives and Hollywood highs

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Film Reviews

Coded Bias

How computers are absorbing racial and gender bias ... and what we can do about it

Collective

Terrifying documentary exposes how graft turned a disaster into a national scandal

Come Away

Maudlin melding of Peter Pan and Alice is a misreading of both

Hillbilly Elegy

Redneck rehab drama is better intentioned but more tone-deaf than the book

Jiu Jitsu

No jiu jitsu, and not enough Nic Cage in this Predator rip-off

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist

The master filmmaker revealed, under the guise of examining his film.

Luxor

History is with us always in this quiet romance

Mank

Corruption, lies, and credits on the set of Citizen Kane

Sound of Metal

A musician's worst nightmare becomes a catalyst for change

Vanguard

Jackie Chan goes back to being Jackie Chan in this globe-trotting action-comedy
arts & culture

"Premember" Drawings Capture Austin Shops Before They're Gone

Northern-Southern gallery is showing Drew Liverman's art series focused on quirky local businesses that are still here, but maybe not for long

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Local Comedian Prepares New Show for CBS in Shuttered Venue

Laura de la Fuente gets in on the Ground Floor

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: Past, Present, and Future

A look back at the Chicano civil rights movement in Austin; plus, preplanning Thanksgiving

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Don't Be Fooled – Universal Access to Health Care is a Good Thing

A medical student explains why universal health coverage is the fiscally responsible – and most moral – choice

BY DREW SANDERSON

Qmmunity: Trans Day of Remembrance

Plus, Poo Poo Platter’s eighth anniversary, holiday market at the Little Gay Shop, and more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Ellis County

Funny faces on the courthouse wall

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Slower and Stupider

Literally no one would live in Russia without vodka

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, November 20-26

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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