Feb. 9, 2024

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Calls for Federal Hate Crime Investigation Follow Stabbing of Palestinian American in Austin

After Sunday’s statewide protest, a young man was attacked

BY LINA FISHER

PARD Considers the Future of Historic Home on Lady Bird Lake

Travis Heights citizens have fought to get it rehabbed for 40 years

BY BRANT BINGAMON

City Manager Threatened to Quit Rather Than Meet With Council Over Acevedo Hire

The planned closed-door meeting never happened

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Ken Paxton Attacks Austin’s Lenient Marijuana Policy

Critics say it’s a distraction from the A.G.’s legal woes

BY BRANT BINGAMON

food

Review: Nômadé Is a Tropical Dining Destination

Experience a melting pot of flavors at this Yucatán-inspired oasis

BY JESSI CAPE

music

Pelvis Wrestley’s High-Concept Pop Mythology

Bandleader Jammy Violet embraces queer world-building on sophomore LP

BY GENEVIEVE WOOD

Lydia Loveless, Helado Negro, and More Crucial Concerts

Essential Austin gigs in the coming week

BY ELIZABETH BRAATEN, GENEVIEVE WOOD, DOUG FREEMAN, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, RACHEL RASCOE AND DEREK UDENSI

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

Screens

Film Reviews

Float

A Type-A doctor-in-training enjoys a summer romance in small-town Canada

Lisa Frankenstein

Diablo Cody and Zelda Williams show their Tim Burton love with charm but not enough visual style

Out of Darkness

Stone Age survival horror echoes through history

The Taste of Things

An utterly charming and touching tale of the tender relationship between two middle-aged chefs in 19th-century France

Turning Red

A teen’s extreme (and extremely relatable) mood swings cause her to morph into a giant, rampaging red panda
arts & culture

Plethora of Riches: How Richard Samuel Turned an Art Gallery Into a Community Center

RichesArt launches annual Black History Month exhibit with new philanthropic initiative

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Review: Donya Stockton’s “Endless” Weaves the Shape of Things to Come

Solo show at Northern-Southern runs through Feb. 18

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER

Review: Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 Scales Down Tolstoy’s Masterwork

War and Peace goes pop in new Zach Theatre production

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Bloody Brides, Creepy Cats, and More Arts Events for the Week

Valentine's (and anti-Valentine) fun, soundtracking a rock, etc.

BY WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, JAMES SCOTT, KIMBERLEY JONES, BRANT BINGAMON, CARYS ANDERSON, KATHERINE MCNEVINS AND RACHEL RASCOE

Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events

Bucking broncos, drag vampires, and more highlights

BY KATHERINE MCNEVINS, WAYNE ALAN BRENNER, CARYS ANDERSON, JAMES RENOVITCH, NICK BARBARO, BRANT BINGAMON, KIMBERLEY JONES, JAMES SCOTT, MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON, LINA FISHER AND DEREK UDENSI

columns

Opinion: Preserving Culture Through Our Parents’ Cuisines

A child of immigrants writes about the importance of promoting cultural identity through food

BY TRISHTA NGUYEN

The Off Beat: Porcelain Infuses Noise Rock with “Realistic Ambition”

Intense quartet launches self-titled debut on Feb. 16

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Qmmunity: Booked and Busy

Pride in Black ATX starts a book club, and a new queer comedy competition gets funded

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Sculpture Zoo, Waco

Spend the day with free-range animals by the Brazos River

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Purebred

His heart was the size of a peppercorn

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, February 9-15

BY ROB BREZSNY

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BY SAM HURT

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BY TOM TOMORROW

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BY RYAN HENNESSEE

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