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Other Worlds Austin Is Listening
Social media is supposed to be the great connector. But Khalil Sullins, director of sci-fi thriller Listening, isn't convinced that people are quite ready for such constant access. The technology may be there, he warns, "But it's not in and of itself making us great communicators."

3:30PM Thu. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Hot August Nights Playlist
Did I sign up for Spotify just now? To access inveterate Chronicle blogger William Harries Graham’s playlist to this week’s “Hot August Nights” jukebox, it appears yes – finally. Having built my own version of the South Austin Popular Culture Center at work and home – CentPop – I hadn’t foreseen the pressing need to dive down a Ty Segall wormhole until today.

3:07PM Thu. Aug. 27, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Not Up for Debate
In the interest of presenting the full spectrum of feels in the conversations we had with some of our cover queers this issue, we will be presenting fuller versions of some transcripts. This is first of two posts featuring the interview with Morgan Robyn Collado.

1:30AM Thu. Aug. 27, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

Walk and Draw Along the Lake
The South Central Waterfront Initiative will kick off a “very intensive four months of planning,” as City of Austin Principal Planner Alan Holt puts it, with two Walk and Draw Walkshops this week (6:30pm, Thurs., Aug 27, and Sat., Aug. 29).

4:30PM Wed. Aug. 26, Amy Kamp Read More | Comment »

Belle & Sebastian Hikes Energy Rates
Belle & Sebastian hooked us with literary lyrics and luscious pop, but after two decades of bedroom songs, the Glasgow sextet put out an album far better suited to dance clubs. Founding keyboardist Chris Geddes rang up ahead of the band’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater show on Friday to talk about January’s Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance.

4:20PM Wed. Aug. 26, Abby Johnston Read More | Comment »

Found Money
Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Steve Adler announced that the city’s budget decisions had been made easier by the addition of $4.9 billion in property value above earlier estimates, following Monday’s certification of the property tax roll by the Travis Central Appraisal District. “There is a growth dividend for the residents of Austin,” said the mayor.

4:00PM Wed. Aug. 26, Michael King Read More | Comment »

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Zagat Reveals 30 Under 30 List
For the second year in a row, national and regional editors at Zagat have identified the emerging young hospitality professionals in key markets around the country. Austin is once again one of those markets and the 30 Under 30 list makes for a great introduction to the amazing talent working in the Austin food and beverage industry today.

3:30PM Wed. Aug. 26, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Wild Boys
The boy is the father of the man, as the saying goes. When it comes to the tribulations of saplings in horror movies, the end result is often a terrifying growth of twisted roots. Such is the case in The Boy, a SXSW nail-biter now on VOD from Elijah Wood's Spectrevision shingle.

2:16PM Wed. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Wave 2: The Martian, The Witch, and More
Fantastic Fest 2015 is less than a month away, and today the festival announced some of its biggest titles ever, with Ridley Scott's eagerly awaited The Martian, Patrick Stewart in Green Room, Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise, and the year's most hotly anticipated horror, The Witch, joining the schedule.

12:00PM Wed. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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