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SXSW Eco: The Future of Hyperloops
Hyperloops – the world’s first supersonic ground transport system – may be the mass transit system of the future.

4:30PM Tue. Oct. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

SXSW Eco 2015: Global Climate, Global Conflict?
From No Blade of Grass to Mad Max: Fury Road, eco-horrors have taught us that global climate change will bring about global conflict. But Joshua Busby, an associate professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, sees developing nations learning rather fighting.

10:00AM Tue. Oct. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

HBO's The Leftovers Premieres at the Paramount
At this point, Austin is no stranger to having television shows shot in the area. HBO’s The Leftovers, the latest entry to the list, showed off its wares Saturday night with the premiere of season 2.

4:45PM Mon. Oct. 5, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Report: Anti-Abortion Law Forces Women to Wait Longer for Procedure
The evidence demonstrating the disastrous effects of abortion-restrictive law, House Bill 2, on Texas women continues to pile up. But the willingness of anti-choice lawmakers and conservative-leaning judges to accept the reality is an entirely different story.

2:45PM Mon. Oct. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: The Strokes
Julian Casablancas still sports the same home-barbered shag as the days his New Yorkers’ 2001 bow Is This It burned up radio, opening playlists and programmers to garage-punk-influenced hipster music. In fact, on Sunday at ACL (weekend one only), the Strokes came off perfectly preserved in that moment they strutted across the Lower East Side like kings.

12:15PM Mon. Oct. 5, Tim Stegall Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: The Weeknd
Mixing a unique cocktail of chemically sexual excess with self-loathing, the Weeknd’s contradictory impulses somehow garner mass popularity. Canadian Abel Tesfaye spins hit singles out of his brooding decadence.

11:47AM Mon. Oct. 5, Michael Toland Read More | Comment »

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MondoCon Gets Revealing
Here's hoping MondoCon didn't completely empty your wallets, purses, and billfolds. The weekend's tribute to print, vinyl, and collectibles under the Austin-based Mondo banner came with a whole bunch of surprise announcements, sneak peeks, and big reveals.

11:40AM Mon. Oct. 5, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Hozier
There’s a superficial appeal to Hozier that’s easy to understand. His commanding presence juxtaposes against an Irish cream vocal sweetness and heartfelt delivery. Yet he gives you that little extra. Playing to a seasoned crowd at the HomeAway stage early Sunday evening, the Emerald Isle’s latest import provided warm and fuzzies, and a few surprises.

11:35AM Mon. Oct. 5, Kahron Spearman Read More | Comment »

ACL Review: Dwight Yoakam
Credit ACL Fest for a lineup that has Dwight Yoakam setting up the Weeknd. The honky-tonk superstar had an Austin Ventures stage, predictably beyond capacity, two-stepping and feeling more like ACL of a decade ago than its contemporary incarnation. As the singer noted, “It’s been a long time. It’s all grown-up now.”

11:20AM Mon. Oct. 5, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

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ACL Review: Father John Misty The joke’s on us ... or is it on Josh Tillman?
ACL Review: The Strokes Is This It, new again perennially