May 27, 2022

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Volume 41, Number 39

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ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Be It Flood or Fire, Austin Is Preparing for Disasters to Come

Austin residents must be prepared for hell or high water

BY LINA FISHER

Austin at Large: Neither Slumber Nor Sleep

We will be othered, threatened, vilified, even fired upon. We must not let it stop us.

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Policy Priorities, Space Constraints

What really makes a difference in housing production

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Few Election Surprises as Texas Finally Finishes Its Primaries

The field is set

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON AND MORGAN O’HANLON

No End in Sight to Endless Lines at Austin's Airport

Chaos at AUS

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Families Facing Formula Shortage Turn to Local Milk Bank

Austin's milk bank has seen a 700% increase in postpartum mothers wishing to donate milk

BY MAGGIE THOMPSON

Hardcore-Nazi Austinite Wanted by the Law

After making numerous threats, local white supremacist made a mistake in threatening law enforcement

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

The Beergardigans Return: Austin Kids Grade Local Breweries

The second installment with your beer garden friends

BY ERIC PUGA

We've Got Festivals, and Ramen Tatsu-ya Chilled Noodles, and Much Tasty Booze and Brunches Galore, and – um, What Happened to That Chicken Salad Shoppe?

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 May 26, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

After a Relapse Into Addiction Quietly Broke Up Street Sects, the Duo Has Exorcised Their Demons

The Gentrification V 7-inch hit last week, but Austin experimentalists are focusing on a balanced existence instead of rushing anticipated third LP

BY JULIAN TOWERS

Faster Than Sound: The Austin Music Census Returns While the Live Music Fund Faces Delays

A spring music ecosystem news roundup with all those familiar players: the Austin Music Census, Live Music Fund, and HAAM

BY RACHEL RASCOE

What We’re Listening to This Week

A. Sinclair, Quin NFN, Denis O’Donnell, Alexalone, and more sounds worth your time

BY DOUG FREEMAN, DEREK UDENSI, RACHEL RASCOE AND KEVIN CURTIN

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

A Joe Bataan/Grupo Fantasma collab, Strand of Oaks, Christelle Bofale, a few festivals, and more recommended live shows

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, CHRISTINA GARCIA, RACHEL RASCOE, KEVIN CURTIN, MICHAEL TOLAND AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

The 48 Hour Film Project Celebrates 20 Years in Austin

The fastest movies in Texas

BY SAGE DUNLAP

Film Reviews

An Ardent Heart

Spanish faith-based drama

The Bob’s Burgers Movie

The Belchers make the big-screen jump beautifully

F3: Fun and Frustration

Part two of the Fun and Frustration series

Montana Story

Death in the modern West underlies this poignant family drama

Top Gun: Maverick

Tom Cruise proves he’s the last of his kind
arts & culture

Kitty Kitty Bang Bang Gets Back Together for the Texas Burlesque Festival

The kitties of Austin's legendary burlesque troupe still have claws

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Five Things to Keep Your Arts Account in the Black

From a fresh take on War of the Worlds to pushing back against censorship

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Laughter, AAPI Style With Y'All We Asian

Austin's all-Asian comedy troupe raps up AAPI Heritage Month with a Big Ol' Comedy Showcase

BY VALERIE LOPEZ

Arts Events

Art galleries, theatre, comedy, dance, and more

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Community Events

Local events, volunteer opportunities, kids' activities, and more

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS

columns

We Have an Issue: What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Disaster

In this week’s cover story, Lina Fisher examines the looming threats of flood and wildfire

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Qmmunity: Queer Latinx Joy

Cuchi Cuchi host Lavender Thug explains what makes this Latinx drag show “feel like home”

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: BeeWeaver Honey Farm, Navasota

Farm offers a delicious education on essential insects

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Situationship

Love should be an affirmation not a concession.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, May 27 - June 2

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Opening the Books on Austin FC’s Salary Figures

A closer look at who’s bringing the best and worst value to the club

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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