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Peace in the Grove?
City Council is scheduled to consider the Grove at Shoal Creek planned unit development Tuesday, during a special-called, second-reading meeting coincident with Council's regular work session. It might not be as contentious as feared, say BCRC neighbors and developer ARG Bull Creek Ltd.

6:00PM Sun. Dec. 4, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Review: Hidden Reserves
The old certitudes have always been death and taxes. In Austrian Stille Reserven (Hidden Reserves, which just received its North American premiere at Other Worlds Austin), even the inevitability of the grave has been ripped away.

2:30PM Sun. Dec. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Other Worlds Austin Review: Ghost Rockets
There's a supreme arrogance to pretending there is no life beyond Earth. But isn't it equally hubristic to think they would traverse inconceivable interstellar distances, just to see us scarcely upright apes? And yet, as Fox Mulder would say, we want to believe.

1:45PM Sun. Dec. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Short and Sweet With Other Worlds Austin
Just because a story is short, that doesn't mean it's short on story. This weekend's Other Worlds Austin festival is brimming with short films that build a whole world in a few minutes.

1:00PM Sat. Dec. 3, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Geoffrey Freeman Reaches Settlement with City
Former Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman won’t go to arbitration on Monday to contest his firing. Earlier today, attorneys for Freeman reached a settlement with the city that will provide him with $35,000 and a separation classification of “general discharge,” leaving him free to find a police job in another town or city.

1:58PM Fri. Dec. 2, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

My Father’s House: A Moment With Bruce Springsteen
Winding from the entrance around the back of the building and down Sixth Street, the line at BookPeople on Thursday bustled with hundreds of people waiting to get a picture taken with Bruce Springsteen. The event, supporting his memoir Born to Run, allegedly sold out 1,200 tickets in one minute. I’m somewhere in the middle of the queue, trying not to throw up.

11:10AM Fri. Dec. 2, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

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Day Trips & Beyond: December Events Roundup
2016 still holds lots to see and lots to do.

10:00AM Fri. Dec. 2, Gerald E. McLeod Read More | Comment »

Rollerblades, Saxophones, and Aliens in Max Juren's Latest Film
When your film revolves around Rollerblades, saxophones, and an intergalactic interloper, you are bound to end up with something unique. That's surely the case with Bladeroller, a low-budget, sci-fi action film set in a futuristic world where a saxophone is the key to interstellar communication and possibly the planet's survival.

2:45PM Thu. Dec. 1, Will McCarthy Read More | Comment »

Austin Filmmakers Announced for Sundance
The annual announcement of the next crop of competition films slated for the Sundance Film Festival held in January always indicates that a new year is on the horizon. And I know a great many of us are ready to chuck off the dastardly 2016 and try our luck with a new calendar year.

12:40PM Thu. Dec. 1, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

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