June 11, 2021

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Volume 40, Number 41

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

hellsite.austin.gov

Everything needs to be online now. Austin is a world-renowned tech capital. Why can’t the city get it right?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: You Can Handle the Truth

Austin's local news, like its rock & roll, need never die, if we do our jobs right

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Wealth, and How to Grow It

The rich are accumulating astounding wealth, while paying shockingly little in taxes

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Set to Offset High-End Tax Break With Rent Relief

The ol' homestead

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

City Seeks to Break the Rich, White "Historic" Mold

Applicants wanted for equity-focused preservation workgroup

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Graduations Presage AISD's Return to In-Person Learning

As COVID-19 case counts drop and vaccination rates rise, the district looks to the fall

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

New COVID Milestones, but the Same Message: Get Vaccinated

Austin Public Health reflections on the road to herd immunity

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Women's Jail Vote Postponed Amid Community Pushback

Justice advocates, formerly incarcerated women outraged by proposed expansion

BY LINA FISHER

food

Bento Picnic: Everything in Its Right Place

Leanne Valenti’s Japanese homecooking venue exceeds the sum of its parts

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER AND JESSI CAPE

Bouldin Creek Cafe Holds Curbside Steady and Prepares for Return

Leslie Martin's longtime vegan diner goes back to this future ASAP

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

ATX Sliders Taunt Us with Food Porn, Gati's Got Ice Cream Dogs, Austin Oyster Co. Shucks 'Em Live, 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 June 10, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: The Spiritual Side of Quentin Arispe

Plans for Pride Month, Resound concert promotions, and IRL record store day

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, CARYS ANDERSON, DEREK UDENSI, LAIKEN NEUMANN, KEVIN CURTIN AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Luke Wilson Plays a Long and Lonely Game in 12 Mighty Orphans

The story behind the period drama about Texas' most unlikely high school football heroes

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

ATX Television Festival Looks on the Bright Side of the Small Screen

For its online Season 10, the fest does what it does best, virtually

BY LAIKEN NEUMANN

Back to the Screens for the Lake Travis Film Festival

Sophomore celebration of indie film opens the new era of in-person film festivals

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Censor

British video nasty throwback finds the real danger was in the cuts

The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

The Warrens are back at it again ...

Holler

A stunning look at life buried under the Rust Belt poverty line

The House Next Door: Meet the Blacks 2

Horror comedy sequel tries to bite into new laughs

In the Heights

An explosion of dance and song in this vibrant stage-to-screen adaptation

Queen Bees

Fast Times at the Assisted Living Facility ...

12 Mighty Orphans

Historical football drama can't get past first down

Us Kids

Portrait of the Parkland shooting survivors never comes into focus
arts & culture

Overlooked, Overheard Lets Us Hear the Sound of the City's Money Being Spent

Composer and audio artist Douglas Laustsen geo-tagged sites in the Govalle and Highland neighborhoods where local government's been at work

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

"Elements of Expression" at ICOSA Gallery

The artists of San Antonio's Clamp Light Studios take over ICOSA and take us to surprising new places

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: What’s Your Function?

Reporter Brant Bingamon goes inside the city’s buggy, behind-the-times website

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Rainbows Here, There, Everywhere

Cluck rainbow capitalism, keep your pink dollars in Austin’s queer community at these events

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: Walker Honey Farm, Rogers

This sweet superstore is the bee's knees

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Surpisingly Cold

Every summer day under 100 degrees means that a thousand enthusiastic well-meaning folks will move to Austin

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, June 11-17

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Unable to Gather, Austin FC Players Find Friendship in Fans

How the Verde squad is settling into Austin

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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