July 2, 2021

John Anderson

Volume 40, Number 44

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

With Equity in Mind, Austin Embarks on Bringing Its History Up to Date

So many more stories to tell

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Austin at Large: The Rules No Longer Apply

Create decent housing for all Austinites (1 million and counting). Is it really so hard?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: A Fresh Take on Development

City's new "one-stop" permitting shop opens at Highland

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Texas Bill Gives Localities a Way Past State Obstruction to Medicaid

Lloyd Doggett looks to get Medicaid to more

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Progressives Push to Get Justice Reforms on November Ballot

Oliver, Siegel leading campaign to decriminalize pot, end no-knock

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

New AISD Budget Leans Into Boosting Enrollment

The school district is nervously eyeing the numbers looking for signs of recovery

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Amid COVID Chaos, STAAR Scores Take Dive

Number of students taking standardized tests also drops

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

Texas Dems Go to Court to Block Abbott's Funding Veto

Filing says governor's defunding of Lege is invalid

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

food

15 Breakfast Sandwiches in Austin Worth Waking Up For

Fuel your mornings without emptying your pockets

BY EVAN RODRIGUEZ

Grassroots Culinary Communities Offer Food-Based Mutual Aid

Cuarantine Delivery Coop and Oven Mitt Movement cook for the greater good

BY JAMES SCOTT

Vista's New Brews, H-E-B's Celeb-Packed Grill, Mama Kong's Piggy Wings, 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 July 1, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Faster Than Sound: Captain Quackenbush’s and Outer Heaven Disco Club Make COVID-Delayed Debuts

New musical hubs launch in former Strange Brew and Dozen Street spaces

BY RACHEL RASCOE

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week

What we’re listening to

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

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

After the Pandemic at the Alamo Drafthouse

New management, new owners: Can the Austin movie chain retain what made it special?

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

The Boss Baby: Family Business

Why is a movie about a talking baby this convoluted?

Cursed Official

Comedy, corruption, and spells in this Russian satire

The Forever Purge

The politics are still there, but the kills and thrills disappoint

Summer of Soul (... Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

A joyous historical document of the Harlem Cultural Festival

Sun Children

Iranian childhood poverty drama has a surprising Goonies twist

Till Death

Someone forgot that their marriage vows don't count after death

Zola

Incisive drama explores the story behind the infamous tweetstorm
arts & culture

Artist Calder Kamin Envisions "A World Without Waste"

With animals crafted from plastic bags, the Austin native turns our eyes to nature

BY BARBARA PURCELL

Fresh Takes on Gilbert & Sullivan by Gilbert & Sullivan Austin

The company's series of unconventional spins on the comic operas actually do the duo a service

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 Next for the Alamo Drafthouse

Also: Big changes at the Chronicle's Music Desk

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Looming Climate Disaster Is Obvious. What Are You Doing About It?

BY MARTIN LUECKE

Qmmunity: Austin FC Celebrates Inaugural Pride Night

Plus, UnBEARable at Iron Bear and Caleb De Casper, drag performers take over Native Hostel

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: TEXAS Outdoor Musical, Canyon

Palo Duro Canyon offers a stunning stage

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Cannon Fodder of Capitalism

No one wants to be the Michael Jordan of the cash register

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 2-8

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Fourth of July fireworks in Austin?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Goalkeeper Playing at All-Star Level

Brad Stuver leads MLS with 54 saves through 11 games

BY ERIC GOODMAN

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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