July 29, 2022

Jana Birchum

Volume 41, Number 48

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Front Steps Slips and Falls

As the nonprofit that runs the ARCH falls apart, the city's rush to replace it frustrates providers

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: Storms Along the Waterfront

How much should the city invest in the Statesman PUD? Zero, or $400 million?

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: City Budget Season Continues

A primer on the schedule and the tax rates

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Protecting Austinites’ Reproductive Rights

A package of city measures in response to Dobbs decision

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

It’s Official: Some People (Including Kirk Watson) Will Be on the Ballot

Applications to be on the ballot are open

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

AISD Reading Teachers Flummoxed as Leaders Quit en Masse

Later, graders

BY MADI DONHAM

Free Legal Counsel at Magistration Fizzles Out

County pulls the plug on pilot program thwarted by staffing crises

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Yoga Murder Suspect Pleads Not Guilty, as Defense Casts Doubt on Boyfriend

Plus, D.A. requesting her medical records

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Questions Arise About APD's Use of Sound Machines

Sonic warfare?

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Review: Peruvian Restaurant Llama Kid Is an Eastside Oasis

Once a virtual concept, this modern take is really solid

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Chi’Lantro Expands, Taco Flats Expands, G’Raj Mahal Preps a Return, Delucca Opens, Épicerie Spotlights Kallas-Lee, Central Market Celebrates Hatch, and More, More, More

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 July 28, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

I Will Be Heard: Mama Duke

Lyricist thriving at the intersection of Black, female, and gay wants Austin to "feel this energy"

BY KRISS CONKLIN

Faster Than Sound: The First-Ever Lucktoberfest Lands Halloweekend at Willie Nelson’s Luck, Texas

Plus, the Red River Cultural District searches for a new director, and remembering Stewart Wise

BY RACHEL RASCOE

What We’re Listening to Right Now

Detox, Mobley, Dropped Out, Holy Wave, Party Van, and Shane Cooley

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, TIM STEGALL, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ AND MARS SALAZAR

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Kate Bush Bash, Urban Heat, Knife in the Water, Night Cap, Adrian Ruiz, and Shimmer Island

BY TIM STEGALL, DOUG FREEMAN, ALYSSA QUILES, MICHAEL TOLAND, KEVIN CURTIN AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Austin Studio's VR Mini-Golf Game Gets New Course Based on Jim Henson’s Labyrinth

Mighty Coconut goes golfing in the beloved puppet classic

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

DC League of Super-Pets

Fuzzy superhero antics are perfect summery kids' fare

Fire of Love

Fascinating true romance in the shadows of the burning Earth

Resurrection

Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth terrify in this psychological shocker

Vengeance

B.J. Novak tells a touching tale of truth, myths, and Texas
arts & culture

Can Cap City Comedy Club Reclaim Its Throne?

The Austin comedy institution is back, but it returns to a radically changed stand-up scene

BY VALERIE LOPEZ

East Austin Comedy Club Is a Proving Ground for Stand-Ups

Austin's newest home to humor aims to be a funny, intimate hangout for locals

BY ROD MACHEN

Five Arts Events for Wannabe Time Travelers

Journey into the past (and to one nightmarish future) with these dazzlers

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

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: Some Stories

Mama Duke on the cover, plus an in-depth look at what went wrong at Front Steps

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: Musk – Make Austin an Ecological Paradise

Time for Tesla to lead the green charge in Austin

BY JESSICA EDWARDS

Qmmunity: Kings, Queens, and Other Things

Trans performers get the keys to the Kingdom on Fridays, plus Erica Nix enters the mayoral race

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: The Sentinel, Marfa

Hip restaurant and bar is home to local newspapers

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Pot Smokers

What kind of monster doesn't feel a paternal urge to shelter the innocent?

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 29-August 4

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: MLS, Austin FC Capitalizing on World Cup Shake-Up

International talent is clamoring for MLS playing time. That’s good for everybody.

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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