Dec. 24, 2021

Zeke Barbaro

Volume 41, Number 17

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Austin at Large: Life Beyond the Cop Shop?

ULI-Austin members craft hypothetical – but plausible – visions for APD’s unloved HQ

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: It’s a Wrap!

City Council ends the year by teeing up a couple of thorny issues for consideration in 2022

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Civics 101

UT Student Government Slowly Implodes

Half the exec board is gone, and the remaining members face removal next semester

BY SKYE SEIPP

Stunning $67M Verdict in APD Shooting Case

Landon Nobles verdict largest sum awarded in a police excessive-force case in Austin

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Rosemont Residents Return Under Dubious Conditions

Families question conditions of apartment complex

BY LINA FISHER

Don't Give the Gift of COVID This Season: Get Tested!

How to sign up for free testing with Austin Public Health

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Racist Relic Rock Removed in Lockhart

Campaign to move Confederate statue finally clicks

BY BRANT BINGAMON

State Ban on Delta-8 Fails in Court (Again)

Texas Supreme Court upholds legality of Delta-8

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

Austin Chronicle Nonprofit Wish List

Your guide to charitable giving
food

R.I.P., John Mueller; Farewell to Contigo; Garbo’s Lobsters On; Trudy’s Says Howdy to Seafood; the Garrison Brothers Are Convivial Steak Holders

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 December 22, 2021

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

“No Willie, Waylon, or the Armadillo in 1977!!!” The Punk Beast Begins to Stir in Austin

A nascent scene takes shape in chapter three of the "Austin Punk Chronicles"

BY TIM STEGALL

Crucial Concert Countdown: New Year’s Eve Edition

BY GREG STITT, MICHAEL TOLAND, RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music Events

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Robert Rodriguez Opens The Book of Boba Fett

The Austin filmmaker takes the mask off Star Wars' enigmatic bounty hunter for new Disney+ show

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Austin Arthouse Film Festival Goes Global for Its Second Virtual Year

Making your screen into an arthouse

BY ADRIENNE HUNTER

Film Reviews

American Underdog

Kurt Warner biopic is too winsome to win big

A Journal for Jordan

True story meets romance with an army father away from home

The King's Man

Spy comedy threequel is a king-sized disaster

Licorice Pizza

PTA's San Fernando Valley memories are blurrily sentimental

The Matrix Resurrections

Overly talky, shoddy action ... but at least it's a Matrix movie, right?

Sing 2

Animated singing animals sequel is bear-able (geddit?)

Spider-Man: No Way Home

The multiversal smackdown you’ve been waiting for!

Swan Song

Mahershala Ali faces himself in a melancholic clone drama

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Joel Coen's stark and silvery take on the Bard's revenger
arts & culture

Review: Hideout Theatre’s Bah, Humbug!

Fun Dickensian long-form is a short-term cure for the pandemic blues

BY BOB ABELMAN

Five Things to Do Outdoors This Christmas Weekend

Get into the big outside this holiday season

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Arts Events

Art galleries, live performances, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Events

Local events, volunteer opportunities, fitness classes, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: The Force Is Strong With This One

It's Santa Boba Fett!

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Texas Abortion Ban Is an Attack on Free Speech

SB 8 restricts the right of an individual to use their voice to help another person procure an abortion

BY RACHEL OSTERLOH

Qmmunity: Home-O for the Holidays

Find your queer crew this holiday season

BY BETH SULLIVAN

Day Trips: K. Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner

Tour the oldest independent brewery in Texas

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Thy Neighbor’s Landscaper

Capitalism has its shortfalls

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 24-30

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC Signs Veteran Winger Ethan Finlay

Columbus Crew alum explains why the decision to join ATXFC was an easy one

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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