Nov. 24, 2023

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Volume 43, Number 13

ON THE COVER:
WE HAVE AN ISSUE:

BY Kimberley Jones

news

Headlines / Quote of the Week

Planning Commission Recommends Adopting HOME Amendments ... With Amendments

There’s no place like HOME

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Housing Affordability Is Heavily Imbalanced Across Races, Report Finds

Housing shortage is greater for Black Austinites

BY MAE LACKEY

Texas Lege Defeats Abbott’s Voucher Plan – Again

Meanwhile, harsh immigration bill succeeds

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Meet “Lone Star Governance,” the Model Austin ISD Must Now Operate Under

Testing, testing, testing

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Interim Austin ISD Superintendent Likely to Become Permanent

District won’t hold a national search

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

A Foodie’s Guide to One of North Austin’s Strip Malls

Searching for the American dream at the Spicewood / 183 Center

BY TAYLOR HOLLAND

The Loren Hosts the Milk Bar, Bar Peached Brings the Fall Harvest, Perry’s Goes Mexican with Verdad, 12 Days of Free Lunch Is on Its Way, and 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 November 23, 2023

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

music

Mike Melinoe’s Playfully Sinister “Casper” and Four More Songs From Austin Artists

New music picks from Loveme, sayang, Shaz, and more

BY RACHEL RASCOE, GENEVIEVE WOOD, ELIZABETH BRAATEN AND RAOUL HERNANDEZ

Alex Maas’ Captivating 13th Floor Lineup and More Crucial Concerts This Week

From sunn O))) to Carolyn Wonderland, Shelley King, Marcia Ball’s holiday show

BY KEVIN CURTIN, RACHEL RASCOE, GENEVIEVE WOOD, CARYS ANDERSON, DOUG FREEMAN, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND DEREK UDENSI

A Saucy, Seven-Course Musical at Boggy Creek Farm

Jade Fusco’s activist interactive recruited members of Ley Line, BluMoon, and more

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Psych Punks Grocery Bag Shred Through Debut Break You

Catch the rising quartet at a Parish release party and Wizard Rodeo fest

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

The Eyes of Evil MoPac Are Upon You

Austin’s favorite anonymous Twitter account is the city’s newest podcast phenom

BY JOE GROSS

Film Reviews

Deep Sea

Gorgeous Chinese animated feature mixes wonderful fantasy with touching drama

Napoleon

Ridley Scott's superficial biopic is all strategy, no tactics

Wish

We just wish that this animated feature for Disney's 100th anniversary was better
arts & culture

Review: Zach Theatre’s A Christmas Carol

Boisterous but shallow jukebox musical of the Dickens classic misses opportunities

BY JASMINE LANE

Review: Zach Theatre’s The Thin Place

Horror makes a rare and successful excursion to the stage

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

Gobble Gobble Yada Yada

In this week’s issue: Evil MoPac speaks, holiday shopping begins

BY KIMBERLEY JONES

Opinion: The HOME Act Will Help Keep Austin Affordable and the American Dream Alive

Affordable housing in great locations helped my immigrant parents thrive in America

BY VALERIE ZHANG

Qmmunity: Starry, Starry Night

The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue invites Austin to celebrate the nighttime at their Starry Soirée

BY JAMES SCOTT

The Austin Chronic: A Guide to the Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner Weed-Walk

There is an etiquette to getting baked before the big meal

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Day Trips: Nativity Exhibit, Port Lavaca

Travel around the world through a Port Lavaca collection of Nativity scenes

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: An Upsell for Your Latte

We have pumpkins. The Irish have Guinness.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, November 24-30

BY ROB BREZSNY

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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