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Update: 3805 Red River Historic Zoning Efforts

At 11pm last night, as the City Planning Commission voted 5-3 not to recommend historic zoning for 3805 Red River, both sides in the debate put forth compelling arguments. Read More | Comment »

News 5:45PM Wed. Aug. 27, Anne Harris

Sexuality Conference Brings Knowledge & Cuddles in October

Something that Rick Springfield sang about how we all need the human touch, right? Read More | Comment »

BRNNR BLG 5:10PM Wed. Aug. 27

Texas Teen Book Festival

We may be cracking the triple-digits still, but fall festival season will be here before you know it, and the names are already dropping faster than autumn leaves (once they start to drop, that is). Case in point: the Texas Teen Book Festival, which let fly a full 29 authors who will be coming to the celebration of YA reading on Saturday, Oct. 18. Read More | Comment »

Books 4:36PM Wed. Aug. 27, Robert Faires

Housecore Horror: Satyricon Out, Napalm Death In

Black news for Scandinavian metal fans: Satyricon have dropped from the Housecore Horror Film Festival. Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death will crush the crowd in their stead. Read More | Comment »

Music 3:45PM Wed. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker

Japanese Madness Overtakes Fantastic Fest

The latest from Studio Ghibli, insanity from cult directors Takashi Miike and Sion Sono, star power from Keanu Reeves and Jake Gyllenhaal, and the long-awaited history of Eighties VHS maniacs Cannon Films all just made the cut for the second round of Fantastic Fest titles. Plus, we have the first Fantastic Debate contender. Ding ding! Read More | Comment »

Screens 2:00PM Wed. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker

#ACreads: 'The Hundred-Year House'

It isn't every book club that has the author sit in to share secrets about the tome being discussed, but the Austin Chronicle Book Club isn't every book club. The online biblio-forum lets anyone on Twitter join in, which is how Rebecca Makkai came to field questions about her new novel The Hundred-Year House on Monday. Read More | Comment »

Books 1:48PM Wed. Aug. 27, Robert Faires

Council to Consider Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Tomorrow, Thursday, August 28, Austin could become the first city in Texas to pass a resolution (Item 84) requiring single-stall public restrooms to be gender-neutral. Read More | Comment »

News 1:00PM Wed. Aug. 27, Amy Kamp

10 Minutes with Graham Nash

Graham Nash made for the easiest rock star interview I’ve ever had the pleasure of conducting. The English light tenor is in town Thursday. First at BookPeople – signing copies of last year’s terrific autobiography Wild Tales (12:30pm) – then in concert with David Crosby and Stephen Stills at the Long Center, celebrating new box set CSNY 1974. Read More | Comment »

Music 11:30AM Wed. Aug. 27, Jim Caligiuri

Make a Joyful Noise

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton is as much a sketch of the artistic renaissance of post-World War II San Francisco as it is a focused portrait of this unique poet and filmmaker. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:50AM Wed. Aug. 27, Marjorie Baumgarten

Whole Foods' The Forager's Table event highlights local products

Livin' la Vida Local

Whole Foods might be the behemoth of the natural and specialty foods world, but each region of the company has the ability to bring in small, local vendors. The Forager’s Table dinner was a chance to spotlight some of these offerings. Read More | Comment »

Food 9:00AM Wed. Aug. 27, Rod Machen

The AggreGAYtor: August 27

India looks up, Oregon takes care, and the Pentagon does little, as your AggreGAYtor gives itself an award. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 8:30AM Wed. Aug. 27, David Estlund

Hellmund's Revenge

Not all economic migrants are heading north over the border: Tavo Hellmund, the man that brought Formula One motor racing to Austin, and was the driving visionary behind Austin's Circuit of the Americas, is part of a consortium that has returned F1 to Mexico City. Read More | Comment »

News 8:00AM Wed. Aug. 27, Richard Whittaker

Richard Attenborough: Tougher Than The Rest

Forget all the eulogies praising him as an aristocratic poet of cinema. The one time I met him, Lord Richard Attenborough was one tough bastard, puckish and funny. Read More | Comment »

Screens 2:50PM Tue. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker

First Look: Olamaie

Before culinary school, Texas native Michael Fojtasek spent time in Austin restaurant kitchens before striking out for New York City and then Los Angeles to gain more professional experience. After he met like-minded chef Grae Nonas, they returned to Austin to open Fojtasek's dream restaurant, Olamaie. Read More | Comment »

Food 2:03PM Tue. Aug. 26, Virginia B. Wood

Adam Carroll: Let It Choose You

Hailing from Tyler, Adam Carroll remains one of the best singer-songwriters in his home state. Many consider his “Rice Birds” a peak: “I was thinking of you when the rice birds flew/ When the false dawn came with the morning dew.” He sang it at Jenni Finlay’s anniversary party last week, while locals said under their breath, “Yes, that’s Adam Carroll.” Read More | Comment »

Music 12:35PM Tue. Aug. 26, William Harries Graham

This Time It’s Personal

So, students – you’re now discovering, that after buying your textbooks and shelling out for all your other necessities, there’s no cash left over for discretionary spending. That’s where the Austin Film Society’s new initiative – the Ed Lowry Student Film Program – will come in handy. Read More | Comment »

Screens 11:50AM Tue. Aug. 26, Marjorie Baumgarten

National Magazines Have Eyes on Austin Food

September issues of Bon Appétit and Taste of the South came out over the weekend and recognition for representatives of the Austin food scene figured prominently in both. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:15AM Tue. Aug. 26, Virginia B. Wood

Five Families in One Performance Troupe?

Five Families, yeah – with initial caps on those words, please. Read More | Comment »

Arts 11:00AM Tue. Aug. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner

The Return of the Oops

In the 2011 Republican presidential primary, Gov. Rick Perry crashed and burned after forgetting the third federal agency he would dismantle, "oops"-ing his way to ignominy. Three years later, and he can't even get straight the two felonies he is charged with. Read More | Comment »

News 7:00AM Tue. Aug. 26, Richard Whittaker

Update: 3805 Red River Historic Zoning Effort

Update: The City of Austin Planning Commission meets at 6pm, tomorrow, August 26, in Room 325 of One Texas Center to vote on a zoning change for the International Modern house at 3805 Red River. The change has been recommended by the Texas Historic Landmark Commission. Read More | Comment »

Design 3:57PM Mon. Aug. 25, Anne Harris

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