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Bess Bistro to Close: Updated
Another longtime Austin restaurant announced today that it will close its doors. Bess Bistro, the below-ground sister to Walton’s Fancy and Staple will close September 20 after nine years in business. All private event obligations will still be honored.

4:00PM Fri. Sep. 4, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

Texas Book Festival 2015: The Mighty 300
What event could bring together Gary Hart and John Sununu, Jonathan Lethem and Lemony Snicket, Taye Diggs and Leonard Pitts, Robert Christgau and Jessica Hopper? The Texas Book Festival, natch. And for its 20th edition, the annual lit extravaganza has booked a record 300 authors.

3:50PM Fri. Sep. 4, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Yard Dog Turns 20
Twenty years ago, Randy Franklin and his wife Jann Baskett opened Yard Dog Art Gallery. Spanning folk art to fine art, the South Congress landmark has curated Ian McLagan, Walter Salas-Humara, Mike Egan, Jimmy Lee Sudduth, Mose Tolliver, Kurt Herrman, and Scott Griffin. Tonight and tomorrow they celebrate with music and art by Steve Wynn and Jon Langford.

2:30PM Fri. Sep. 4, William Harries Graham Read More | Comment »

How Accurate Is Your Water Bill?
On Wednesday, Aug. 26, KXAN reported the story of Catt Bowen, who said her August Austin Water bill came back six times higher than the bill she was issued in July.

2:25PM Fri. Sep. 4, Chase Hoffberger Read More | Comment »

Fran Kranz Versus the Bloodsucking Bastards
When you're part of one of the most beloved deconstructionist horror movies of all time, you'd be wise to avoid the genre. But when The Cabin in the Woods star Fran Kranz saw the script for Bloodsucking Bastards, he was sold on the office comedy, not the gore. In fact, he didn't even see the vampires coming.

1:20PM Fri. Sep. 4, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

What’s Next?
Final city budget adoption begins Tuesday, Sept. 8, and Council needs to determine which of several dozen proposed amendments – increases, cuts, and money shuffles all – will survive. And they’re still trying to design a process to get there.

1:15PM Fri. Sep. 4, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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One in a Crowd: Slash
You may recall filmmaker Clay Liford's viral hit "My Mom Smokes Weed," and that time that it was stolen from him by an Internet thief.

12:30PM Fri. Sep. 4, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

The Enigma Wants YOU
Carnivals and sideshow oddities that entranced 20th-century dreamers from Ray Bradbury (Something Wicked this Way Comes) to Tod Browning (Freaks) and Walt Disney (Dumbo) have mostly faded to blackout. Not all’s lost, however. Former Austinite and co-founder of the Jim Rose Sideshow, the Enigma appears at Elyisum tonight to marvel the mundane mind.

11:30AM Fri. Sep. 4, Marc Savlov Read More | Comment »

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
On May 7, 2005, Austin citizens cast their ballots regarding an ordinance to ban smoking in nearly all public places, including bars, music venues, and bowling alleys.

10:25AM Fri. Sep. 4, R.U. Steinberg Read More | Comment »

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Weird City Hip-Hop Canceled Local festival’s second year is scratched out
Review: War Room Christian melodrama likens prayer to war against the devil
APD Tracks Social Media Local social media monitoring software company met with shady digital spying group
Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants Newcomers and established names get AFS boost