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Tornado Survivor Wins Turkey Trot Poster Contest

Terri Caldwell Bennett's life-long hobby of drawing and painting in private is going public in a big way this fall. The entire city of Austin will see her artwork on the t-shirts, posters, and all other promotional materials for the 24th annual Thundercloud Turkey Trot. The win couldn't have come at a better time. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:30AM Mon. Sep. 29, Virginia B. Wood

Don Hertzfeldt Takes Homer Simpson to a Terrifying Future

Austin animator Don Hertzfeldt guest-animated a stretch of The Simpsons’ opening credits last night, wherein Homer's trip to the couch to watch TV turned into a time-travel to a terrifying future of ectoplasmic blobs, a consumerist dark lord, and flipper fetishism. Read More | Comment »

Screens 10:39AM Mon. Sep. 29

The AggreGAYtor: September 29

Eric Holder gives us his last hoorah, the EEOC gives us T-word justice, and Christians dump the NALT excuse, as your AggreGAYtor test drives Ello. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 10:15AM Mon. Sep. 29, David Estlund

Texas Defense Dominates

The Texas Longhorns marched into Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday afternoon and dispatched the Jayhawks 23-0. The game wasn’t much of a contest, and it definitely wasn’t pretty. Both offenses struggled to get into a rhythm, but Texas’ defense made the difference. Read More | Comment »

Sports 9:50AM Mon. Sep. 29, Eric Sollenberger

The Road to 10-1: District 8

Tonight at 7pm, candidates vying for the brand new District 8 seat have the chance to make their cases at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter (5701 Slaughter Ln.). Read More | Comment »

News 9:17AM Mon. Sep. 29, Nina Hernandez

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Phranchyze, Jean Grae, Homeboy Sandman

Saturday, kicking off Weird City’s inaugural year in the company of veteran, East Coast MCs, Austin’s locals delivered with passionate, political verse, and body-shaking grooves. Read More | Comment »

Music 2:47PM Sun. Sep. 28, Nina Hernandez

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Dilated Peoples

The Weird City headlining trio of Evidence, Rakaa Iriscience, and DJ Babu brought down the Empire Garage Saturday. The Los Angeles crew commanded the crowd like three generals staging for battle. With Babu controlling the decks, Ev and Rakaa reciprocated the room’s energy, delivering a first-rate return to Austin. Read More | Comment »

Music 2:00PM Sun. Sep. 28, Kahron Spearman

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Guilty Simpson

Following an excellent set by BoomBaptist (with special guest Keeper), Detroit rapper Guilty Simpson finished the night with a strong, no-frills performance. Guilty brings Detroit and its hip-hop history everywhere he rocks a mic. Friday night at Holy Mountain as a Weird City headliner, the veteran wordsmith dropped trademark ambassadorship. Read More | Comment »

Music 2:30PM Sat. Sep. 27, Kahron Spearman

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Austin’s Own

Demonstrating your mic skills in any sparsely populated forum remains a daunting task. Especially for grassroots Austin rappers – working a genre that necessitates consistent bursts of energy. The homegrown local bill at Beerland Friday night also had a nearby Dâm-Funk set to contend with. Read More | Comment »

Music 1:47PM Sat. Sep. 27, Kahron Spearman

Springdale Farm Aid

In the days when Texas was a mostly rural, agrarian society, communities came together in difficult circumstances. Barns were raised, crops harvested, and folks helped out their neighbors. Austin's close-knit food community is upholding that historic tradition this weekend with a benefit for Springdale Farm. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:00AM Sat. Sep. 27, Virginia B. Wood

Fantastic Fest 2014: Simon Barrett Brings The Guest

It's day eight of Fantastic Fest, and Simon Barrett may be the only person who doesn't look like 10 miles of bad road. The writer of 80s-tinged horror-thriller The Guest wisely only arrived for the second half of the bacchanalia. He said, "Normally I'm in way worse shape by now." Read More | Comment »

Screens 8:00AM Sat. Sep. 27, Richard Whittaker

Let's Go Phone Poll Supports Prop 1

On Friday, Let’s Go Austin – the umbrella political action committee created to support Proposition 1, the Austin rail and road bond - released the initial result of a phone poll taken of 500 likely Austin voters. According the release by research group Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research, “Proposition One holds a 52 to 43 percent margin.” Read More | Comment »

News 7:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, Michael King

Local Game Music Gets Orchestrated

The Austin Civic Orchestra kicks off its season this weekend by embracing the Past & Present. Video game enthusiasts might be interested in the "present" portion of the show with locally composed music from the seminal Wing Commander series. It wouldn't hurt for you to hear some Beethoven either. Read More | Comment »

Screens 4:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, James Renovitch

Five Questions with Brady Lowe

On Sunday, there's going to be a smack down. Five chefs will be duking it out to be the Cochon Heritage BBQ King, transforming 200 pound heritage breed pigs into six dishes for a panel of distinguished judges (and one Chronicle food editor). Read More | Comment »

Food 3:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, Brandon Watson

Where the Girls Go/ATX: The Post-Pride Edition

As we pack up the glitter, glowsticks, and strands of baubles and beads; cut off Stargayzer wrist bands, and slide our aGLIFF badges into scrapbooks, Pride Season feels officially put to bed. Lucky for us ATX queers, there's never a lackluster weekend here. You may wish to not pack away that glitter. You're gonna need it. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 2:30PM Fri. Sep. 26, Sarah Marloff

Pride Crosswalk Update

It happened in seconds. Without objection, the motion was passed by Austin City Council to direct the City Manager to begin finding the means and method for installing rainbow crosswalks on Bettie Naylor Street, cementing the once-derelict Warehouse District’s center as Austin’s historic “gayborhood.” Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 2:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, David Estlund

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival: Jean Grae

Before her descent into Weird City cyphers Saturday at the Empire Control Room, New York rap idol Jean Grae talks femcees, the possible re-release of her pulled 2008 masterpiece Jeanius, and why she still considers retirement. Read More | Comment »

Music 1:00PM Fri. Sep. 26, Nina Hernandez

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival: Pharoahe Monch

Phaorahe Monch’s April release, PTSD: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, attacks social injustices with an anti major-label sentiment in ways the Queensbridge, New Yorker’s previous three albums didn’t. That’s largely due to the rapper’s realization of the circumstances surrounding his longstanding depression. Read More | Comment »

Music 12:01PM Fri. Sep. 26, Chase Hoffberger

Food-o-File: Friday Lagniappe

Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:30AM Fri. Sep. 26, Virginia B. Wood

Estate Sale Roundup: September 25-28

Drive the wreck in almost any direction this week and run into one of these sales. Read More | Comment »

Design 5:42PM Thu. Sep. 25, Anne Harris

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