April 8, 2022

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news

Whether Saving Lives During the Freeze or Saving the City From Save Austin Now, Bob Nicks Just Helped

"I didn’t do a thing. I sat in my office and dispatched people. But I was part of it.”

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: “No Significant Impact”

On unforced errors, ugly legacies, double standards, and loving thy neighbor

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: A Potpourri, Plus the World Cup

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Council Considers Fuentes’ Call to Slow Down AUS Fuel Project

New tanks to be located directly opposite Southeast neighborhood

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Neighbors of Proposed Fuel Tank Strategize Against Relocation

Southeast Austin residents met in an effort to stop the construction of a new fuel facility

BY ABE ASHER

Residents of Contentious Encampment Moved Into Transitional Housing

City HEALs St. Johns Encampment

BY KIT O’CONNELL

Integral Care Union Drive Nears the Finish Line

Helping the helpers

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Meant to Bee: Austin Becomes Official Bee Haven

So be cool to your neighborhood pollinators

BY HANNAH UEBELE

Death Watch: A Mother Set to Die

Melissa Lucio says she didn't kill her daughter and half of the Texas House of Representatives agree

BY BRANT BINGAMON

City, County Pledge to Help AISD’s Recapture Struggle

As school funding in Austin is stretched paper-thin, officials say they'll push to secure more dollars

BY MORGAN O’HANLON

food

Meanwhile Brewing’s National Beer Day at Loro; C-C-Cake Club Congregates; Fojtasek Everywhere You Look, So Very Very Much Sushi, and How About That Sweet Live Fire Action, Hoss?

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 April 7, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Meet Me at Waterloo Records: Playing, Shopping, and Encountering Life-Changing Moments at the Heart of Austin Music

Influential Austin characters reminice on 40 years of playing, shopping, and encountering life-changing moments at the heart of Austin music

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND KEVIN CURTIN

What We're Listening to This Week

A cross-border collaboration, Good Looks, Adrian Quesada, Skloss, and Letting Up Despite Great Faults

BY CHAD SWIATECKI, JULIAN TOWERS, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, RACHEL RASCOE AND ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Liberty Lunch Reunion, Genesis Owusu, Poppy, Chief Cleopatra, Georgia Parker, Monte Luna, and more

BY TIM STEGALL, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, JULIAN TOWERS, RACHEL RASCOE AND CHRISTINA GARCIA

Live Music Events

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Camp Shakespeare Documentary Says We Will Meet, And There We May Rehearse

PBS film Take Pains. Be Perfect. puts UT's theatre program center stage

BY ELLEN DALY

Film Reviews

All the Old Knives

Newton and Pine as spies and lovers caught in old intrigues

Ambulance

Is it good? No. Is it Michael Bay at his most explodey? Yes.

Coast

A small-town girl falls for a touring band

Memoria

Tilda Swinton's sonic obsession will enthrall you

Morbius

Marvel's living vampire gets a Sony Spidey-verse spinoff

Mothering Sunday

Literary adaptation charts doomed romance between classes

Navalny

Extraordinary documentary portrait of Putin’s nemesis

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The supersonic hedgehog zips through a distracting two hours
arts & culture

FUSEBOX FESTIVAL

Fusebox's Celebration of Avant-Garde Arts Is Still Free, Still Free-Spirited

Fest brings together Christeene, Golden Hornet, and Dexter

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Five Things to Experience at Fusebox Festival

The return of the avant garde and experimental drama and artextravaganza

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

MOONTOWER JUST FOR LAUGHS

Comedy Wham's Top Five Moontower Just for Laughs Big Names

The Austin comedy podcast's Five for Laughs: Headliners Edition

BY VALERIE LOPEZ

Comedy Wham's Five Austin Comics Not to Miss at Moontower Just For Laughs

The Austin comedy podcast's Five for Laughs: Locals Edition

BY VALERIE LOPEZ

The Standups Star Brian Simpson Recalls the Shows That Changed His Career

Moontower comic thrives on the pressure

BY ROD MACHEN

Five Unmissable Podcasts at Moontower

Like you're in the studio with your favorite comedy podcaster

BY DINA BARRISH

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: What’s the Deal With the Cover?

Forty years of Waterloo Records, and a look back at the Waterloo sticker cut-up craze

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Keep Austin Kinky

Austin Kink Weekend kicks up the heat with leather, fetish, and all sorts of delights in-between

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Gao Brothers Sculpture, San Antonio

Beijing-based artists spark political discussion

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: No Thanks

The fundamental nature of entitled people

BY THE LUV DOC

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, April 8-14

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Here comes the tax man

BY LUKE ELLIS

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Grading Coach Wolff After Season 2’s First Five Matches

Two wins, two draws, and one loss to start the season

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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