July 5, 2024

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The Psychedelic Renaissance and the Veterans Leading the Charge

Psychedelic healing around Austin and beyond

BY BRANT BINGAMON

City Manager Will Present His Proposed Budget

Community groups begin fight for more equitable budget

BY AUSTIN SANDERS

Advocates Overwhelmingly Oppose Expanding Juvenile Jail Campus

They say services shouldn’t be tied to incarceration

BY BRANT BINGAMON

79 UT Protesters’ Charges Dropped

County attorney says nonviolent charges aren’t a priority

BY LINA FISHER

Austin Elders: Meet Sara Laas, the 94-Year-Old Who Couldn’t Stay Away From Austin

This independent woman won’t be “put in a box”

BY NAINA SRIVASTAVA

Headlines / Quote of the Week

food

Restaurant Review: Mexta

Mexta wants to be Austin’s new upscale Mexican dining destination

BY MELANIE HAUPT

music

Michael Corcoran Has Died and Austin’s Lost a Voice That Always Kept Things Interesting

Columnist, author, historian found dead at 68

BY KEVIN CURTIN

Crosstalk: Arts Grants Open, KOKE-FM DJs Change Stations, and More Austin Culture News

The new Texas Touring Roster arrives

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Caleb de Casper, Money Chicha, and More Crucial Concerts for the Week

Classical, hip-hop, jazz, blues, and much more

BY CY WHITE, DEREK UDENSI, CARYS ANDERSON, RAOUL HERNANDEZ, MICHAEL TOLAND, CHRISTINA GARCIA, JAMES SCOTT, KEVIN CURTIN, GENEVIEVE WOOD AND DOUG FREEMAN

Live Music in Austin

BY DEREK UDENSI

Screens

Film Reviews

Despicable Me 4

Former supervillain-turned-Anti-Villain-League agent Gru returns

Kill

An army commando fights a gang of thieves on a way to save his true love from an arranged marriage

MaXXXine

Triumphant third installment in Ti West's cinematic slasher-horror series

Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot

Inspirational story about a community that rallies to find homes for foster children
arts & culture

Theatre Review: Exit Strategy

Or, how one scrappy school strives for salvation

BY CAT MCCARREY

East Texan Author May Cobb Kills in California

Texas writer brings mayhem to the Hollywood Hills

BY OSCAR RODRIGUEZ

Dinos, Sharks, Muppets, and Lots of Fireworks Lead Our Recommended Events

Get ready for the Fourth or the weekend in general

BY JAMES SCOTT, KATHERINE MCNEVINS, CY WHITE, RICHARD WHITTAKER, CAT MCCARREY, MAGGIE Q. THOMPSON, DEREK UDENSI, GABRIELLE HOGAN AND LINA FISHER

Sexy Empowerment, Terror Tuesday, Book Adaptations, and More Weekday Recos

Local event suggestions for the arts inclined

BY JAMES SCOTT, KATHERINE MCNEVINS, RICHARD WHITTAKER, LINA FISHER AND CAT MCCARREY

columns

Opinion: One Year Later, Local Leaders Must Be Bold Despite “Death Star” Law

A San Marcos city council member urges localities to push back on anti-democratic forces and address their communities’ urgent needs

BY ALYSSA GARZA

The Off Beat: What Is the Best Burger in Austin?

A Fourth of July salute to the city’s real grillmasters

BY CARYS ANDERSON

Qmmunity: New Month, New Open Calls

Rounding up July open calls for onstage queerness

BY JAMES SCOTT

Day Trips: Gorman Falls, Colorado Bend State Park

Prettiest waterfall in Texas is worth the effort getting there

BY GERALD E. MCLEOD

The Luv Doc: Apples to Oranges

Nitpickers. They’re worse than nose-pickers.

BY THE LUV DOC

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

BY MR. SMARTY PANTS

Free Will Astrology

Your weekly horoscope, July 5-11

BY ROB BREZSNY

The Common Law

Smart water meter installation

BY LUKE ELLIS AND CALEB SNOW

Feedback

Letters to the editor, published daily
sports

The Verde Report: Is the End Approaching for Austin FC Coach Josh Wolff?

Help is coming, but the question remains whether he's the man to lead the reshaped roster

BY ERIC GOODMAN

comics

Eyebeam

BY SAM HURT

This Modern World

BY TOM TOMORROW

Jen Sorensen Comics

BY JEN SORENSEN

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