Oct. 14, 2022

Jana Birchum / Design by Zeke Barbaro

Volume 42, Number 7

ON THE COVER:
news

The Mayor’s Race Offers Clear Choices on How Austin Should Grow

Election marks a critical juncture on the way to Austin's future

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Austin at Large: A Quick Trip to Los Angeles

There’s more than one left coast model of big-cityhood that Austin can avoid

BY MIKE CLARK-MADISON

Public Notice: Is This a Column Yet?

Random notes from around the city

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Council to Commit to Supporting Renters’ Rights

Tenant assistance, right to organize on the Oct. 13 agenda

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

After 44 Years, Contentious Gravesite Decoration Rules May Change

Will new cemetery rules stick?

BY LINA FISHER

Election Ticker: Tidbits From the Campaign Trail

District 3 candidate forum keeps it quick and Celia gets a PAC

BY THE NEWS STAFF

Youth Keep Up With Kandidates Personally and Politically

Climate change forum focuses on young voters

BY LEILA SAIDANE

Leander Voted to Keep Cap Metro, but Will Manor and Lago Vista?

Cap Metro's on the ballot again

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Austin FC Fans Prepare to Pack the Trains on MetroRail

The Red Line turns Verde

BY BENTON GRAHAM

ACC Reopens Historic Campus Ahead of Bond Election

ACC shows what it can do with less than $50 million

BY ABE ASHER

food

Drinks Issue 2022

Austin's Best Breweries of 2022, Power-Ranked

It's Top of the Hops VII!

BY ERIC PUGA

Venture Into Full-Flavored Mocktails at Home or Out on the Town

Elevated drinks on the wagon

BY JESSI CAPE

Fierce Whiskers Prepares to Increase Our Town's Bounty of Bourbon

Five facts about the up-and-coming local distillery

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Wine Tastings for When You’re Short on Time

Afternoon wine flight

BY MELANIE HAUPT

Queer-Owned Austin Coffee Shops Share Their Stories

Getting coffee from the LGBT and making the perfect espresso

BY JAMES SCOTT

Hyde Park Bar & Grill Is All Forked Up, NADC Burger Smashes Those Idle Hands, Industry Is Off the 86 Board, Marufuku Ramen Noodles Its Way to Mueller, and (How D’ya Like It?) 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 October 13, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

ACL Fest 2022

Memorable Moments From ACL Fest Weekend One

Some of our favorite performances that you can revisit this weekend

BY ABBY JOHNSTON, CLARA WANG, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, KEVIN CURTIN, JULIAN TOWERS, CHRISTINA GARCIA AND DOUG FREEMAN

Seven Lone Star-Launched Recommendations at Weekend Two of ACL Fest 2022

Seven Texas recommendations at ACL Fest Weekend Two

BY KRISS CONKLIN, DOUG FREEMAN, ALEJANDRA RAMIREZ, JULIAN TOWERS AND DEREK UDENSI

ACL Interview: On the Shoulders of Giants, the Huston-Tillotson University Jazz Collective Makes ACL Debut

All-student ensemble shares alma mater of jazz legacies

BY KRISS CONKLIN

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Big Jade & Krystall Poppin, Jacob Banks, Flipper, Spellling, and more notable non-ACL shows

BY DEREK UDENSI, KEVIN CURTIN, MICHAEL TOLAND, DOUG FREEMAN, TIM STEGALL AND LAIKEN NEUMANN

What We’re Listening to This Week

Charley Crockett, Flora & Fawna, the Black Angels, and more

BY RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MARS SALAZAR, KRISS CONKLIN AND HANK ERWIN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Academy Excludes Apollo 10½ From Oscar Consideration, Prompting Appeal

Animators push back at Academy committee bias

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Dolly de Leon Sails into the Triangle of Sadness

The Filipina actress discusses her breakout role in Ruben Östlund's Cannes award winner

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday

Fights galore, over-the-top kills, and a major Scott Adkins showcase

The Good Nurse

"Ripped from the headlines" story of murderous nurse Charlie Cullen

Loving Highsmith

Documentary about the acclaimed American novelist explores her past loves

Old Man

Uninspired cabin-in-the-words horror elevated by engaging acting

Riotsville, USA

Standout doc about the Sixties explores still relevant lessons in police oppression

Stars at Noon

Minor Claire Denis juggles an ill-fated love affair and a murky espionage plot

Traveling Light

Exploratory film revisits the not-so-long-forgotten events that defined the early pandemic

Triangle of Sadness

Ruben Östlund's newest Cannes' award-winning social satire falls flat
arts & culture

Five Fantasy-Forward Arts Events

Experience the outer reaches of creative imagination

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Ballet Austin II Launches Fables of the World Series

A more inclusive happily ever after with Maria and the Mouse Deer

BY LEILA SAIDANE

Review: Jarrott Productions’ The Pact

This new, locally sourced play cleverly covers its dark comedy center with a thick sitcom coating

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

Qmmunity: Big-Boy-Sized

Your Qmmunity editor is under the weather, so enjoy an extra-large queer listings section this week.

BY JAMES SCOTT

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Day Trips: The Lucky Rabbit, Jonestown

Old-fashioned roadhouse offers bands, burgers, and a big backyard near Lake Travis.

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

Luv Doc: Getting Ditched

When you gotta go you gotta go!

BY THE LUV DOC

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, October 14-20

BY ROB BREZSNY

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Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Austin FC’s Playoff Debut Is a Moment Five Years in the Making

The Verde and Black take on Real Salt Lake Sunday afternoon at Q2 Stadium

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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