Dec. 30, 2022

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news

Greg Casar Enters the National Spotlight, and Brings His Grassroots Coalition With Him

New year, new rep

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Public Notice: A Mayor (and a Superintendent) for All of Austin

Kirk Watson, Matias Segura set to lead city, school district

BY NICK BARBARO

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Abortion on the Border

A Q&A with one of the most important players in the state’s fight for abortion access

BY SARA HUTCHINSON

More Anti-LGBTQ BS From Ken Paxton

Why did the attorney general want a list of transgender Texans?

BY MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON

Microtransit Takes Off in Central Texas

Uber wins over the suburbs

BY BENTON GRAHAM

With Project Connect in Flux, Here’s How to Get Involved

Community engagement so far has lacked diversity

BY BENTON GRAHAM

Nonprofits Step Up to Bring Unhoused to Warm Shelter

City struggles to reach people and bring them in from the cold

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

food

An Illustrated History of a Black-Eyed Pea Party

A cartoonist and Texpat keeps the Southern tradition alive in Amsterdam

BY RACHELLE MEYER

NYE Draws Extremely Nigh, Granduca Becomes Viata, Snap Abets Your Healthy Resolutions, Fiore Tedesco Is All Over the City, and OMG Garrison Brothers What’s This About Water Buffalo Milk?

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 December 29, 2022

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Raul's in Overdrive: "AUSTIN IS UN-MELLOWING OUT!"

In 1978, visits from Patti Smith and Elvis Costello plus the Austin Punk Scene’s first record could mean “AUSTIN IS UN-MELLOWING OUT!”

BY TIM STEGALL

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week

Timbeko, Shinyribs, TC Superstar, an Exquisite Corpse, and more recommended shows for the week

BY KRISS CONKLIN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, LAIKEN NEUMANN, GENEVIEVE WOOD, MICHAEL TOLAND AND KEVIN CURTIN

What We’re Listening to This Week

New, local platters from Brazos, Fuvk, Eric Hisaw Band, and Discreet

BY AUSTIN POWELL, GENEVIEVE WOOD, TIM STEGALL AND JULIAN TOWERS

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

Return of the Revenge of the Final Girl in Scare Package 2: Rad Chad's Revenge

Zoe Graham and the new rules of horror in Scare Package 2: Rad Chad's Revenge

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Weird Wednesday Celebrates Low-Budget Legend Albert Pyun

An unstoppable workhorse whose films celebrated earnest fun

BY JULIAN TOWERS

Film Reviews

All Quiet on the Western Front

Shocking, graphic, and mournful adaption of the World War I epic
arts & culture

Five Celebrations of NYE Weekend

Boot out 2022 and usher in 2023 with laughs, music, and a good walk

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

Qmmunity: New Year, New Homoscopes

The stars predict what lies in the queer new year of 2023

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: The World’s Littlest Skyscraper, Wichita Falls

Legendary diminutive office building draws visitors from around the world

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Above the Knees

It's unhealthy to obsess over your least attractive feature

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, December 30 - January 5

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Peppermint Tears

BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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