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DVDanger: Hellions
Freddy. Jason. Dracula. The Wolfman. Icons of horror, all. But is there anything truly more terrifying than children, with their tiny hands, unfathomable motivations, and scant grasp of the morality that binds civilization together? Give them axes and a lust for teen blood, and that's pretty much the genesis of Hellions.

9:00AM Sun. Feb. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival Announces Panels
ATX Television Festival announced a round of panelists, mostly people who are not actually being announced, because they are surprises. I find the best kind of secrets are the kind you announce, or else how will people know you have a secret?

6:00PM Sat. Feb. 6, Jacob Clifton Read More | Comment »

Final Kickoff for County Commissioner
Wednesday evening, Feb. 3, at Tres Amigos, political consultant Marc Hoskins formally “kicked off” his campaign for Travis County Commissioner, Pct. 1, although he in fact entered the race a few weeks ago. Introduced by his former boss, state Sen. José Menéndez (D-San Antonio), Hoskins welcomed a couple dozen supporters and reiterated his platform.

7:00PM Fri. Feb. 5, Michael King Read More | Comment »

SXSW List 6
With South by Southwest’s Music Conference just 40 days and nights away, artist announcements now arrive like clockwork. Today’s batch of 156 acts brings the total to an estimated 1,412 and includes ATX electro-pop warriors Ghostland Observatory, hyper-literate folkie Suzanne Vega, and four-time Grammy-winner Pat Benatar and hubby Neil Giraldo.

10:50AM Fri. Feb. 5, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Adapting Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Dying is easy, as the saying goes, but comedy is hard. So what about jokes about the undead? Writer/director Burr Steers had a simple rule when adapting Seth Grahame-Smith's 2009 parody novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. He said, "Play it straight. We would create this alternate Regency world where the zombie invasion had happened."

6:30PM Thu. Feb. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Shorter Fuse, Bigger Bang
What's crazier than Fusebox Festival packing more than 50 boundary-busting interdisciplinary projects – including a variety of performances, installations, talks, and events – into 12 days? How about Fusebox packing 60 such projects into just five days? 'Cause that's the plan for 2016.

11:00AM Thu. Feb. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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White Denim 2.0
Late last Friday, James Petralli sat in a local warehouse full of light bulbs, breaking away from a recording session to contemplate an upcoming series of performances in which his band White Denim pops up in tiny clubs throughout Austin every Thursday in February.

9:00AM Thu. Feb. 4, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Study: Less Contraception, More Medicaid Births After Planned Parenthood Ban
What happens when you boot Planned Parenthood out of a preventative health program? Less access to contraception and more taxpayer funded births, according to new research.

4:00PM Wed. Feb. 3, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

When Is Austin Comedy a Sure Thing?
It’s Wednesday again in Austin, Texas. And even on a Wednesday – because you are in Austin, Texas – you can find some night-time comedy show or other that’ll probably make you laugh your ass off and help you make it over the long week’s hump. But can you find a sure thing?

1:30PM Wed. Feb. 3, Spencer James Beghtol and W. A. Brenner Read More | Comment »

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