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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

Kickstart Your Weekend: Send Danni Danger to the Geekies

Danni Danger, one of Austin's Weird Girls, is trying to get to Los Angeles. Here's you chance to help her make the trip, and get back again. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:30AM Fri. Jul. 25, Richard Whittaker

The AggreGAYtor: July 25

Colorado joins the party, the Queen gets a show, and "ex-gay" quacks have a new front man, as your AggreGAYtor ponders the P in the V. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 9:30AM Fri. Jul. 25, David Estlund

Estate Sale Roundup: July 24-27

You'll need the big truck this week, and some brawn. Everything but the kitchen sink awaits. Read More | Comment »

Design 6:12PM Thu. Jul. 24, Anne Harris

Tour de France Report: Stage 18

The 101st Tour de France continues through July 27. Click through to read our report of Stage 18. Read More | Comment »

Sports 2:39PM Thu. Jul. 24, Larysa Pachulski

The AggreGAYtor: July 24

Exxon makes nice (thanks, Obama), Texas' florists pine for marriage, and Comic Con services a gay agenda, as your AggreGAYtor pitches a kinky costume party. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 1:45PM Thu. Jul. 24, David Estlund

Gotta Lot More Restaurant News

Baltimore's ramblin' pie man, Rodney Henry of Dangerously Delicious Pies, is re-locating to Austin. I chatted with him yesterday while he and his kids were completing the drive into town to settle down. Read More | Comment »

Food 12:15PM Thu. Jul. 24, Virginia B. Wood

Tori Amos at 50

May I be frank? Tori Amos said my name out loud at least thrice during this interview, and hearing that from my feminist fairy godmother made me want to vomit rainbows all day long. Preceding Wednesday’s show at the Long Center, the two of us talked about turning 50, feminism, and the music industry. Somehow I survived without openly weeping. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:00AM Thu. Jul. 24, Abby Johnston

'This One Summer' Is a Story for All Seasons

First Second Books, who recently brought us Paul Pope's magisterial romp Battling Boy and Gene Luen Yang's historical drama Boxers and Saints, adds depth to the usual mid-year media offerings with a powerful new book from cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki. Read More | Comment »

Books 10:00AM Thu. Jul. 24, Wayne Alan Brenner

Life for Baking Pot? Maybe Not

Jacob Lavoro’s attorney is confident his client can avoid spending the rest of his life in prison for the crime of baking pot brownies, if the presiding judge will properly apply the law in his case. Problem is, Lavoro resides in Round Rock – Williamson County – a jurisdiction not known for attaining that standard. Read More | Comment »

News 9:00AM Thu. Jul. 24, Chase Hoffberger

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