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UT English Professor Joe Slate Dies

Longtime University of Texas English professor Joseph Evans Slate died Wednesday, July 16 at the age of 86. We don't normally note the passing of UT profs in our food section, but unbeknownst to many, Joe Slate had a serious impact on the Austin food scene. Read More | Comment »

Food 4:50PM Mon. Jul. 28, Virginia B. Wood

Wines of the Week

"Dear Wes,
My husband and I are having the neighbors over for a party next weekend. Can you recommend a good red wine for the party? Any help can be appreciated! Also, we live outside of Austin, so they need to be easy to find. One other thing, we don’t like Cabernet." -KH Read More | Comment »

Food 4:00PM Mon. Jul. 28, Wes Marshall

The Road to 10-1: Catching Up

The July 15 campaign finance deadline set off a flurry of 10-1 activity, much of which we covered in the Chronicle’s July 18 overview (“Now We Begin”). Nevertheless, the campaign dust has hardly settled yet – July 18 also marked the opening of formal ballot application – so here’s a brief update on what’s been happening since. Read More | Comment »

News 1:45PM Mon. Jul. 28, Michael King

The AggreGAYtor: July 28

Austin pays a visit to Oz, Saint Petersburg takes a break from hating, and homophobes smell vomit, as your AggreGAYtor eats some worms. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 1:10PM Mon. Jul. 28, David Estlund

Tour de France Report: Stages 20-21

The 2014 Tour de France concluded yesterday. After the jump, our wrap-up of the final two stages. Read More | Comment »

Sports 1:08PM Mon. Jul. 28, Larysa Pachulski

Video Premiere: Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs

Wild Bill just can’t catch a break. The mustachioed Austin singer-songwriter goes for the girl at every turn in the new video for the Lost Knobs’ forthcoming single, “She Don’t Say No,” only to see his advances thwarted by a muscleman, pizza guy, and cop. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:50AM Mon. Jul. 28, Kevin Curtin

Aztex Host Conference Championship Tonight

The Austin Aztex beat the SW Florida Adrenaline 3-1 Saturday night in the PDL Southern Conference semifinals to set up tonight's conference title game against the Ocala Stampede, at House Park at 7:30pm – with the winning goal coming in the 57th minute on an amazing individual effort by teen phenom Bubacarr Jobe, early in the second half. Read More | Comment »

Sports 5:50PM Sun. Jul. 27, Nick Barbaro

The Road to 10-1: NAAO Forum, or …

The short answer is: You don’t – although the Network of Asian American Organizations is to be congratulated for trying. The NAAO hosted 28 City Council candidates Saturday morning at the Asian American Resource Center, allowing roughly five minutes per candidate – and heard them all with only about 30 minutes spillover. Read More | Comment »

News 5:38PM Sat. Jul. 26, Michael King

Lit-urday: All the Single Ladies

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. Maybe you feel like a novel so full of dancing, hard work, maternal beauty, and fierce independence that Queen Bey herself might enjoy this unique novel. That is, if Beyonce digs bad-ass science fiction. Read More | Comment »

Books 11:30AM Sat. Jul. 26, Jessi Cape

DVDanger: All This Horror Business

Ruggero Deodato is a delightful dining companion. I broke bread with the legendary 75-year-old Italian director last year during the Housecore Horror Film Festival, and he insisted on taking iPhone pictures of everyone at the table, like a proud and tech-savvy grandfather. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:00AM Sat. Jul. 26, Richard Whittaker

The Take-Out: July 25

This weekend, we're turning up the heat. Read More | Comment »

Food 4:15PM Fri. Jul. 25, Brandon Watson

Alphabet Soup: aGLIFF, IFP, and Other Announcements

The Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, aka aGLIFF, just announced its opening-night film, as well as some other titles. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine will open the fest, with the director Michele Josue and Shepard’s parents, Judy and Dennis, in attendance. Read More | Comment »

Screens 3:45PM Fri. Jul. 25, Marjorie Baumgarten

Lager or Leave It

Occasionally snarky, sometimes drunk, and always amusing, the guys behind Austin Beer Guide want you to drink good beer. In fact, they’ll gladly help you do it. Read More | Comment »

Food 3:45PM Fri. Jul. 25, Anna Toon

SMTX Pride Gets Mayoral Nod

Silvia Sandoval has done it again. Sandoval, founder of Rainbow Night, a safe and regularly scheduled San Marcos LGBTQ event, says SMTX Pride started as just an idea for a Saturday San Marcos event when the mayor called her about a speech. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 3:30PM Fri. Jul. 25, Kali Daryl Robinson

First Authors Announced for Texas Book Festival

On Wednesday, the Texas Book Festival announced the first slate of marquee authors for the 2014 edition, and as is usual with this Lone Star literary extravaganza, the eight guests cover the spectrum of the book world: fiction to nonfiction, local to international, new authors to old favorites – all that in just eight individuals. Read More | Comment »

Books 2:15PM Fri. Jul. 25, Robert Faires

Strange Kids Doing Strange Things

Do you know your Snake Eyes from your Rock Lords? Then you're already a fully paid member of the Strange Kids Club. Read More | Comment »

Screens 1:04PM Fri. Jul. 25, Richard Whittaker

Tour de France Report: Stage 19

The 101st Tour de France continues through July 27. Click through to read our report of Stage 19. Read More | Comment »

Sports 1:02PM Fri. Jul. 25, Larysa Pachulski

King Buzzo Unplugs

Buzz Osborne takes a sonic sidestep on Sunday at Red 7, leaving his trusty EGC axe and Sunn Beta amp head at home in favor of a Chinese Blueridge acoustic guitar. We sparred with the ever immodest Melvins mainstay about his solo tour and new LP, This Machine Kills Artists. Read More | Comment »

Music 12:30PM Fri. Jul. 25, Kevin Curtin

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Sensory Overload Edition

Dance parties, dessert, and sleepovers. Since the dawn of five-day work weeks, Friday afternoons have been the gateway to indulgence. And this weekend in ATX it's all about nourishing the senses. Pack in the art, the sound, and the movement with some of the cutest and coolest grrrls and bois around town. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 11:30AM Fri. Jul. 25, Sarah Marloff

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