May 14, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 37

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Best of Austin 2021

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

features

Best of Austin 2021

news

Austin at Large: The City That Never Shrinks

“Austin’s rapid growth” has become background noise. We should bring it up front.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Strange Bedfellows Indeed

Do AJC, SAN, really see eye-to-eye on homeless policy?

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

APD "Reimagined" Training Academy Still a Work in Progress

Adoption of new curriculum for pilot cadet class scheduled for May 31

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Lays Out Slow, Steady Plan to Enact Prop B

Arrests will be a "last resort" in phased plan to move camp residents over coming months

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Texas House Passes Near-Total Abortion Ban

SB 8 allows anyone the right to sue a provider

BY MARY TUMA

Voting Debate Turns House Into a History Class

Dems slow SB 7's roll with more than 100 amendments

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Scooters Flock Back, More Sustainable Than Ever

Post-pandemic, city and firms seek greater impact, resilience

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Death Watch: How Much Remorse, Repentance Is Enough?

Family of victim – and killer – wants sentence commuted

BY BRANT BINGAMON

State Employee Unions Look Askance at Texas Lege’s Pension Changes

Unions give a hard pass on cash balance plan proposed in Senate Bill 321

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Co-Op Conversions "Best Bet for Cultural Preservation"

Local businesses find strength in cooperation

BY LINA FISHER

food

Hopdoddy Goes Fusion, Tso's Gets a Jjim/Bom Bonus, Antonelli's Appears IRL, Garrison Bros x South Congress Cafe, and More

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, farmer's markets, beer, wine, and more for the week of May 13, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: KindKeith Has What You Need

A dreamy alternative R&B debut and a few major venue reopenings, too

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY DOUG FREEMAN, GREG STITT, MICHAEL TOLAND, DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI, ALYSSA QUILES, TIM STEGALL AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

Screens

Film Reviews

Army of the Dead

Latest zombie flick should just stay buried

The Djinn

The dangers of a wish coming true in this childhood horror

Finding You

Dismal YA romance piles up Hollywood clichés and Irish stereotypes

The Get Together

Austin party movie is one perfect night in the velvet rut

The Great Green Wall

A grand plan for Africa from an African perspective

The Human Factor

A rare look inside the failed Arab-Israeli peace process

The Killing of Two Lovers

Traumatizing tale of a collapsing marriage is a taut masterpiece

Profile

Undercover screenlife political thriller isn't fooling anyone

Spiral

Chris Rock reinvents the horror morality tale for the BLM era

There Is No Evil

Iranian anthology walks the line between life and death

Wrath of Man

Ritchie and Statham find a new, welcome gear in this bloody thriller
arts & culture

The Hunting Wives by May Cobb

When the Austin author leads you into the Piney Woods for her new thriller, the trip is sultry and surprising

BY ROSALIND 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: Everybody’s a Winner

Celebrating the "Best of Austin" Awards

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Time to Retrofit Our City for the Transit System Voters Approved

Mayor Pro Tem Natasha Harper-Madison offers a manifesto of sorts for transit-oriented development

BY NATASHA HARPER MADISON

Qmmunity: Save the Date

Austin Black Pride, Austin Pride announce summer celebration dates

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: FM 457 Bridge, Sargent

I can see for miles

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Premature

There is only one alternative to getting older, and it definitely involves not getting laid.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 14-20

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Ring’s Red Steers Austin FC Season Off Track

Team captain’s red card leaves ATXFC vulnerable in upcoming LA Galaxy match

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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