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DVDanger: Joe Swanberg Wishes You a Happy Christmas

As the holiday season begins, Joe Swanberg might seem to have a lot to be thankful for. But he's always a little wary. "My wife said there's a term for it. Impostor syndrome, that you're waiting to get found out. That's what I feel like in my career, that I'm just waiting for someone to realize that I'm not allowed to do things like this." Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:01AM Fri. Nov. 28, Richard Whittaker

From the Vaults: Reheating Old Dishes

Planning for a trip to the multiplex this Thanksgiving break? It’s slim pickings. Only three new film releases: a sequel, a spinoff, and a second Western from Tommy Lee Jones. Read More | Comment »

Screens 10:02AM Thu. Nov. 27, Kimberley Jones

Food-o-File: Wednesday Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Food 2:30PM Wed. Nov. 26, Virginia B. Wood

All Hail the Queen of Rural Media!

Jay Byrd is Earlene Hoople: That's what snagged our attention first, about this show, this upcoming production of A Kodachrome Christmas. Read More | Comment »

Arts 10:30AM Wed. Nov. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner

Protesting the Police

The last time members of this city gathered on such an occasion, in August, just days after news of Michael Brown’s death, there was an air of solemnity outside of the Capitol. The news was still in processing; the shock still reactionary. Read More | Comment »

News 9:50PM Tue. Nov. 25, Chase Hoffberger

Judge Rules Against DNA Testing in Reed Case

A last-ditch effort to introduce new DNA testing into the case of Rodney Reed was denied Tuesday evening shortly after 5pm in a Bastrop County courtroom. Visiting Judge Doug Shaver ruled against the Bastrop native, on death row since 1998. Supporters for Reed said that Shaver’s reasoning was not clear. Read More | Comment »

News 6:11PM Tue. Nov. 25, Chase Hoffberger

Heard at Wine and Swine

The Austin Food & Wine Alliance's annual Wine and Swine event has bounced around from venue to venue over the past few years, but here's hoping they've found a permanent home at Star Hill Ranch. After Saturday's downpours, Sunday dawned bright and blustery and the celebration of all things pork was another rousing success. Read More | Comment »

Food 3:30PM Tue. Nov. 25, Virginia B. Wood

The Blacker the Face

Not to make this tinder for some sociological or music debate, but I’m going to light a match anyway, just in case, and put on my “hater” cap. Sunday, Iggy Azalea won an American Music Award for “favorite” hip-hop album over Drake’s Nothing Was the Same and Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2. How is this possible? Read More | Comment »

Music 3:00PM Tue. Nov. 25, Kahron Spearman

Boyhood, Kumiko earn multiple nods
 

Film Independent Spirit Award Nominations Announced

The Film Independent Spirit Awards – sometimes shorthanded as the indie film Oscars – just announced its nominations, and boy, are there are a lot of happy Texans today. Read More | Comment »

Screens 1:37PM Tue. Nov. 25, Kimberley Jones

The Archive of the Patriarch

In one fell swoop, the Harry Ransom Center has given a major boost to its holdings by Latin American authors, Nobel laureates, and the most influential literary figures of the 20th century. The UT-Austin humanities research library and museum has managed all that by acquiring just one archive, that of Gabriel García Márquez. Read More | Comment »

Books 12:30PM Tue. Nov. 25, Robert Faires

Easy Tiger's Bread and Butter

One major consideration driving the recently disclosed growth of the ELM Group's successful Easy Tiger Bakeshop & Beer Garden (709 E. Sixth) is the need for larger baking facilities. The popularity and wholesale demand for David Norman's distinctive breads has already far exceeded demands projected when the bakery opened in 2012. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:30AM Tue. Nov. 25, Virginia B. Wood

UFC Fight Night Pounds the Erwin Center

With over 10,131 people in attendance, UFC Fight Night 57 on Saturday at the Frank Erwin Center proved entertaining from start to finish. In the very first fight of the night, lightweight Dooho “The Korean Superboy” Choi knocked out Juan Puig in 18 seconds, the third fastest KO in featherweight history. Read More | Comment »

Sports 3:02PM Mon. Nov. 24, Mac McCann

First Listen: Mrs. Glass “When the Levee Breaks”

Live music generally proves scarce on Thanksgiving Day. Check our music listings Wednesday, when the Chronicle comes out a day early thanks to the holiday. Just like every Thursday night, however, you can find Mrs. Glass vibrating strings and sipping whiskey at the Blackheart. Read More | Comment »

Music 1:30PM Mon. Nov. 24, Kevin Curtin

Rodeo Austin Re-Enlists Dwight Yoakam

Best music I saw during South by Southwest this year? Dwight Yoakam at Rodeo Austin. Work hell meant yours truly took in exactly two acts at the festival, for which my antidote has become spending the last Sunday of SXSW at the Travis County Expo Center. My wife and I hosted The New York Times and Rolling Stone for Yoakam – returning to that same Sunday in 2015. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:30AM Mon. Nov. 24, Raoul Hernandez

The AggreGAYtor: November 24

Lubbock gets fightin' mad, trans folk are remembered, and Winnie the Pooh gets ridden out of Poland on a rail, as your AggreGAYtor grabs a cup and gets to tapping. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 8:30AM Mon. Nov. 24, David Estlund

Private Prisons Seek Broader Markets

A new report finds that prison corporations, stymied by prison reform, are seeking new markets for human product lines – if you can't jail ’em, find another way to make ’em pay. Read More | Comment »

News 8:00AM Mon. Nov. 24, Michael King

News Roundup: Immigration, Coyotes, and Convictions

In this week's news roundup – Ted Cruz continues his quest to be as oppositional as possible; no charges for an officer who fired at an oncoming car; Council finally resolves its "coyote conflict management strategy"; and more. Read More | Comment »

News 7:16AM Mon. Nov. 24, the News Staff

DVDanger: Nick Damici Sees Late Phases

Ambrose, the surly, blind, widower/werewolf killer of Late Phases, doesn't get along with people too well. That's maybe why Nick Damici liked playing him. "He's kinda grumpy," said Damici, "but ironically I agree with him a lot. I love people individually, but I'm not a fan of humanity." Read More | Comment »

Screens 5:06PM Sun. Nov. 23, Richard Whittaker

Lit-urday: Inherent Vice

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe you're in the mood for a flashback – to the sunny days when acid wasn't just something you encountered in chem class – but also soaked in the sort of SoCal noir that made Chandler a household name. And literary, too. Have we got a book for you. Read More | Comment »

Books 10:10AM Sat. Nov. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner

Fighter Inside and Outside the Octagon

With 26 professional MMA fights and a decade of experience under his belt, 31-year-old Cub Swanson is at the peak of his career. Read More | Comment »

Sports 12:01AM Sat. Nov. 22, Mac McCann

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