Aug. 5, 2022

Jana Birchum

news

Austin’s Animal Shelters Struggle to Uphold No-Kill Reputation in the Face of Overcrowding

How overcrowding and mismanagement of Austin Animal Center and Austin Pets Alive! have them struggling to keep up

BY LINA FISHER

Austin at Large: HealthSouth – Headed South?

A seemingly straightforward P3 deal instead brings Council’s tensions to the fore

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Texans Can't Divorce While Pregnant, Can Use IVF for Now

Divorce, fertility, and Dobbs: What's up?

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

An Unwilling Council OKs Urban Alchemy to Run ARCH

Bad news travels

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Council Recap: So Many Decisions Still Unmade

Homelessness, East 11th and 12th development, and Statesman PUD in focus

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Gas Prices Just One More Nudge in the Shift to Cycling

Riding up that hill

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Local Roller Derby Community in a Jam Over Extreme Heat

A shade covering could cost more than $100,000

BY HANNAH UEBELE

food

Eastside Trailer's Giant Spud Creations Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

The Southern fusion cuisine of Anything’s Baked Potato has earned its cult following

BY HARIS QURESHI

Tito’s Latest Product Is an Empty Can

Why? Because they can.

BY MELANIE HAUPT

We're Loving Eberly’s Loo, Bakery Lorraine’s Proud Macarons, Satellite’s Greek Tacos, Eastciders’ Yellowbird Flex, and – Who Says Mañana (Dos) Never Comes?

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 August 4, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Austin Punk Chronicles: The Shock of the New – The Violators and the Skunks Invade Raul's

14 days after the Sex Pistols break up and mainstream media declares punk dead, Austin's scene begins at a Tejano bar on the Drag in Chapter 5, Part 1 of the "Austin Punk Chronicles"

BY TIM STEGALL

Remembering Radio Legend John Aielli, 1946-2022

Longtime KUT and KUTX host was loved for his eccentric insights and eclectic taste

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Faster Than Sound: 10 New Things to See at Hot Summer Nights

New bands, new names, and new releases among the hundred-plus free-entry acts

BY RACHEL RASCOE

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

ATX Queer Music Fest, Ovey Fest, New Candys, Bryan Carter, and more local shows worth seeing

BY ABBY JOHNSTON, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, CHRISTINA GARCIA, MARS SALAZAR AND MICHAEL TOLAND

Fifth Annual KOKEFEST Brings Clint Black and More to Hutto

Two-day lineup includes Turnpike Troubadours, Robert Earl Keen, Aaron Watson, and more

BY DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

Screens

Film Reviews

Bullet Train

Brad Pitt bumbles entertainingly through a hyperviolent slapstick comedy

Easter Sunday

Jo Koy's family comedy feels more like a TV pilot than a movie

I Love My Dad

Patton Oswalt embraces the cringe in a comedy of terrible parenting

Luck

Animated adventure is a bright if undemanding pleasure

My Old School

True-life high school tall tale takes a sickening, weird turn

Prey

The Predator franchise goes historical and stays bloody

Thirteen Lives

Ron Howard's breathtaking recounting of the Tham Luang cave rescue
arts & culture

Back to the Scene of the Crime With Heat 2

Austin author Meg Gardiner and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Michael Mann team up for a literary sequel to the classic heist flick

BY JOE GROSS

Five Fantastic Adventures at ArmadilloCon

Take a step into a bold future of writing at Austin's SF and fantasy conference

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Review: Broadway in Austin’s Mean Girls

Tina Fey’s musical induces laughter, sensory overload, and acid reflux

BY BOB ABELMAN

Beloved Costume Store Lucy in Disguise Closing

South Congress fixture shutting at the end of the year

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

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: Best of Austin: Restaurants Finalists Announced

Vote now!

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: How to Stop Drug Overdoses in Austin

An overdose prevention center could dramatically reduce overdose rates

BY CLAIRE ZAGORSKI

Qmmunity: Billet-Doux to Bat City

Embrace Austin throws an in-person love letter to queer ATX, plus an all-queer music fest, Pride fun, and more.

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Fredericksburg Pie Co., Fredericksburg

Heavenly confections are worth a trip

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

The Luv Doc: Lactometer

I like some milk that takes its time oozing out of the jug … like toothpaste … or soft serve … or that refrigerated premade cookie dough the lazy parents always get.

BY THE LUV DOC

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, August 5-11

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

City code compliance and backyard inspections

BY LUKE ELLIS AND AJ URTEAGA

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: In Wake of Cecilio Domínguez’s Departure From Austin FC, Unanswered Questions Remain

Does ATXFC leadership owe fans insight into what happened?

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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