July 15, 2022

Jana Birchum

Volume 41, Number 46

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Pushing for Real Police Oversight in Contract and on the Ballot

What exactly is a G File?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Austin at Large: Good Thing Austin’s Here!

Otherwise, “Texas” would be synonymous with persistent brokenness and failure

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Neighbors With and Without Homes Collide at Roy Guerrero Park

“But then where?”

BY ABE ASHER

SCOTUS Hobbles EPA, but Climate Tools Remain

Green raw deal

BY LINA FISHER

ERCOT Asked and Texas Listened, and the Power Stayed On

Strain on the grid continues, but without devastation so far

BY LINA FISHER

City Hall Gears Up for $300M+ Housing Bond

Austin voters will likely be asked to approve the money in November

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

More Than a Chance in Hell: The Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs Story

Considering the local frozen treat that helps to sweetly beat the heat

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 14, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Via con Dios, Z’Tejas! Bye-bye, Sala & Betty! Howdy, Origin at Mueller! Greetings, Chief Taco Officer at Favor! And, uh, How’s It Hangin’, New Wardrobe from Tiki Tatsu-Ya?

All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Adrian Quesada and the Long Path to His First Official Solo Release

Austin's unassuming superstar is a travellin' man

BY KAHRON SPEARMAN

Faster Than Sound: Raw Punks Mujeres Podridas on Comfort and Love

Brutal bandmates get nostalgic ahead of free Saturday show at Fairweather Cider

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Review: …And You Will know Us by the Trail of Dead

XI: Bleed Here Now (Dine Alone)

BY TIM STEGALL

Review: Angélica Rahe

Autorretrato

BY ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Kendrick Lamar, Brandi Carlile, Red Young, Chucky Blk, and more recommended shows

BY JULIAN TOWERS, DOUG FREEMAN, ROBERT PENSON, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KEVIN CURTIN AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

AFS Celebrates Culture-Defying Movies With Film as a Subversive Art

Revolution in the cinema

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

South Lamar Alamo Cinema Sees a Fight Over Unionization

Drafthouse versus Drafthouse United

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Both Sides of the Blade

Roiling, contradictory passions rule in Claire Denis’ latest

The Deer King

Gorgeous epic fantasy anime replaces combat with compassion

Gabby Giffords Won't Back Down

The congresswoman’s inspirational healing in an age of gun violence

Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris

All eyes on Lesley Manville in this tale of fashion and grit

Murina

Sun-bleached Adriatic noir is a scorching game of power and deceit

Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank

Blazing Saddles meets Bushido for animated joy

Where the Crawdads Sing

Cardboard characters get soggy in this swampy melodrama
arts & culture

Jenna Yoon Is on the Hunt for Lia Park and the Missing Jewel

Austin author Jenna Yoon hopes to bring more diversity to YA fantasy with her debut novel

BY KAUSHIKI ROY

Five Galleries With Weird Creatures Inside

Fantastic beasts, you might say, and where to find them

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: Disney’s Newsies

The Broadway strike musical occupies Zilker Hillside Theatre spectacularly

BY BOB ABELMAN

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: Ice Ice Baby

Beat the record-breaking heat with our cover story about Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Is Austin Energy Committed to Sustainability and Affordability? Its Rate Proposal Raises Doubts.

Opinion: The rate hike is bad for consumers and runs counter to the city's climate goals

BY KAIBA WHITE

Qmmunity: Cruel, Cruel Midsummer

Despite weathering many hot messes – climate and otherwise – Austin’s queer scene keeps the cool events coming

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Kerrville-Schriener Park, Kerrville

Former state park offers scenic camping and nature exploration on the Guadalupe

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: A Humbling Amount of Zeros

Wrap yourself in the healthy, comforting embrace of pragmatism.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 15-21

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: From Top-of-League Perch, Austin FC Looks Like Title Contenders

Plus, Sebastián Driussi becomes the first Verde player to be named to MLS All-Star Team

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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