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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 »

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 »

Alejandro Escovedo Grinds Axes at ACL
Once Austin housed a guitar SWAT team called the True Believers – Lynyrd Skynyrd run by Mexicans as born out of Andy Warhol’s Factory. Lou Reed, David Bowie, only roots huffing, Americana glam. At the final taping of Austin City Limits’ 42nd season, Alejandro Escovedo once again commanded a three-axe assault, the volume dialed to 11 and heart set on burst.

11:47AM Thu. Dec. 1, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

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Sadie Dupuis, Slugger
Earlier this year, Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis relocated from Massachusetts to Philly, churning out the dark, dreamy solo work that became Sad13. Slugger draws from the effervescence of Nineties radio pop, traces of R&B, and runs on Dupuis’ brainy songwriting and themes of female empowerment and sexual consent. She plays Mohawk next Wednesday.

9:00AM Thu. Dec. 1, Libby Webster Read More | Comment »

The Mystery: What’s on Kleinfeld’s List?
Kleinfeld? That’s Lenny Kleinfeld, of course: The man who left Chicago for a business trip to L.A. and, more than 30 years later, still hasn’t returned. The man who introduced the world to the stalwart detectives Bergman and Dunegan and all the homicide-riddled shit they have to deal with in that Windy City of theirs.

4:00PM Wed. Nov. 30, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Statesman Cuts Arts Staff
The voice of informed and experienced arts criticism in this city is about to get a whole lot softer. As of Dec. 31, the Austin American-Statesman is eliminating the position of full-time arts writer, meaning that Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, who has been employed there since 1999, will be out of a job.

3:30PM Wed. Nov. 30, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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