Aug. 6, 2021

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 40, Number 49

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Vaccine or Ventilator? You Decide

As COVID-19 surges, the unvaxxed overwhelm Austin hospitals – again

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Is APD Making Austin Less Safe?

D.A., C.A. claim they’re being scapegoated by anti-reform cops

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Reform Follows Dysfunction

José Garza and Delia Garza didn't get elected by accident. The cops' own lies show us why.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Trade-Offs and Throughput

Oak Hill tree removal halted; Project Connect “15%” done

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

Council Recap: A Big Step Forward in St. John, but Much Work Remains

Greystar, HACA selected to redevelop Home Depot site

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Know Your Rights! The City Can Help

Workshops aimed at housing, employment discrimination

BY CLARA ENCE MORSE

Austin Rideshare Drivers Get Organized

Local chapter forms in support of the Protecting the Right to Organize Act, a renewal of workers' rights

BY LINA FISHER

It Wasn't Just ERCOT: Task Force Slams City's Freeze Response

Winter Storm Review Task Force finds fault in city's Uri response

BY KIMBERLY REEVES

food

Hog Book Aims to Encourage Hunting and Eating Feral Hogs

Jesse Griffiths wants you to #EatAHogSaveTheWorld

BY JESSI CAPE

La Barbecue’s Supper Club, Soup Peddler’s Pride, Hatch at Central Market, Seven Deadly Sins at Higher Ground, and Everybody’s Got Those Delta Variant Blues

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 August 5, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

On the Move All Her Life, UK Songwriter Jade Bird Finds Her Speed in Austin

"Austin feels quite grounded and down-to-earth, which just sort of mimics the English mentality"

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Faster Than Sound: Alexalone, All Together

Soft-spoken guitarist details world-building Polyvinyl debut – with help from bandmates

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Mary Jane Coles, Empowerment Fest, and whole lotta metal top our list of recommended shows

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, RACHEL RASCOE, CHRISTINA GARCIA, MORGAN-TAYLOR THOMAS AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Austin Music: What We're Listening to This Week

White Denim, Pocket Fishrmen, Sir Woman, and more recommended sounds

BY AUSTIN POWELL, TIM STEGALL, KEVIN CURTIN, RACHEL RASCOE AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music / Livestream Listings

BY GREG STITT

screens

Life in Portrait Format in Snapchat Docuseries Lago Vista

Show set in the Austin commuter belt gives a selfie-eye's view of being American teen

BY AVERY WOHLEB

Film Reviews

Ailey

The lasting legacy of revolutionary choreographer Alvin Ailey

Annette

Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard sing out loud in this highbrow musical

John and the Hole

Psychodrama from the bottom of a very literal pit of despair

Nine Days

Winston Duke sits in judgment on the worth of life in this metaphysical drama

6:45

Time loop horror relives a perfect and perfectly terrifying day

The Suicide Squad

James Gunn's bad guys doing good prove DC needs to get silly
arts & culture

Moving In the Ether With ARCOS Dance Company

Local dance troupe explores the interzone of real and virtual

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

"Black Is Beautiful: The Photography of Kwame Brathwaite" at the Blanton Museum of Art

Images from a decade of building Black identity and community say it loud

BY ROBERT FAIRES

Artist Fabian Rey Drums Up Support for Austin FC

Painted bombo drum makes for a new Verde tradition

BY HANNAH WILLIFORD

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: Do Your Part. Get Vaccinated. Do It Now.

Where to find the COVID vaccine in Austin

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Austin Pride Week Returns

Austin Pride organizers confirm events are moving forward as planned, strongly encourage attendees to mask up

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: National WASP WWII Museum, Sweetwater

A collection of artifacts commemorates the women who served as pilots in World War II

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: The Co Code

Let's pray there's a giant, flaming asteroid hurtling toward earth that will put an end to this nonsense

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 6-12

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Are COVID masks still legally required?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: A Well-Timed Burst of Fresh Talent

Driussi, Gaines signings spark hope for more goals

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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