June 7, 2024

Heather Leah Kennedy for the Austin Film Society / Design by Zeke Barbaro

Volume 43, Number 41

ON THE COVER:
news

Austin ISD Budget Shortfall Could Put School Closures on the Table

Desperate times may lead to desperate measures

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Police Oversight Office Ramps Up Community Complaints Investigations

APD has only suspended one officer over the past year

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Save Our Springs Sues City Over Statesman Site Redevelopment

They claim city violated procedural rules and affordability requirements

BY LINA FISHER

Man Sentenced to 75 Years for Burglary as a Teen Hopes for Parole

Central Texan is now approaching 60 years old

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Rise in Absenteeism Is Costing Austin Public Schools Millions

Mental illness seems to be driving the absences, group says

BY BRANT BINGAMON

Headlines / Quote of the Week

food

Restaurant Review: Bambino

New Eastside pizza joint from L’Oca d’Oro owners has something to say

BY MELANIE HAUPT

music

Hot Summer Nights Returns, Joey Tea Departs, and More Music News

Keep up with the sounds of Austin

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Parker Woodland, Good Looks, and More Crucial Concerts

Album releases, artist departures, and more recommended shows

BY CY WHITE, CARYS ANDERSON, DEREK UDENSI, MICHAEL TOLAND, RAOUL HERNANDEZ AND JAMES SCOTT

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

screens

The 20-Year Overnight Success of Glen Powell

Hollywood’s newest A-lister – according to the directors who knew him first and best

BY RICHARD WHITTAKER

Film Reviews

Bad Boys: Ride or Die

Miami’s bad boy police officers embrace getting older

Handling the Undead

The newly dead are mysteriously resurrected in this Oslo-based arthouse horror

Longing

Richard Gere plays a man pulled into a mystery surrounding the son he never knew he had

Trim Season

A job trimming marijuana on a secluded estate turns into a nightmare race to stay alive

The Watchers

Dakota Fanning stars as an artist who becomes trapped in an Irish forest and is preyed upon by mysterious creatures
arts & culture

Theatre Review: King of Hearts

Alchemy Theatre’s production full of heart despite sticky story material

BY CAT MCCARREY

Arts, Comedy, Theatre, Movies, and More Recommended Weekend Events

Jackie and Foxy Brown?! Yes please!

BY JAMES SCOTT, KATHERINE MCNEVINS, CAT MCCARREY, CY WHITE, KIMBERLEY JONES, RICHARD WHITTAKER AND CARYS ANDERSON

Party People, Zines, Sharks, and More Events for the Week Ahead

Don't wait for the weekend!

BY JAMES SCOTT, KATHERINE MCNEVINS, KIMBERLEY JONES, CARYS ANDERSON AND RICHARD WHITTAKER

columns

The Off Beat: Hole in the Wall Celebrates 50 Years of Being an Austin Music Incubator

The Drag’s final girl plots a monthlong golden anniversary celebration

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Qmmunity: Pride Calendar

A buffet of June Pride events in Austin

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Houston Temple, Houston

Intricate wooden temple goes up in smoke in November

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Cowardice

The yellow flag goes to the Lone Star State’s largest Roomba

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, June 7-13

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Options for cost-effective legal help in central texas?

BY LUKE ELLIS

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: New Austin FC Signings Dull the Blow of “Inexcusable” 5-1 Loss

Club continues to solidify big roster moves for the upcoming midseason transfer window

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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