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SXSW Comedy: Doug Loves Movies
During his second show at this year’s fest, comedian Doug Benson said the Downtown government buildings made a “great backdrop for all the anti-government movies they’re showing” at SXSW. Just as fitting: his 4:20 curtain call three blocks from the Texas State Capitol.

11:30AM Sun. Mar. 22, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: The Super Secret Show
The advance billing for SXSW Comedy’s Super Secret Show left everything to the imagination until the 11th hour, having simply promised for weeks to deliver a “true legend” onto the yoga mat-sized Hideout Theatre stage. “This is like one of them experimental theatre places,” the performer chuckled after being introduced.

11:30AM Thu. Mar. 19, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: The Laugh Button Live
A week from now when we all reflect on the adverse lifestyle choices we made during SXSW 2015, the dedicated minority who stuffed their way into Esther’s Follies on Monday night for The Laugh Button Live showcase will gently smile to themselves and nod off with an IV in their arm.

1:45PM Wed. Mar. 18, Russ Espinoza Read More | Comment »

SXSW Comedy: Covering All Things Comedy
If you’re a new comedian struggling to get noticed and get paid, veteran comedian Bill Burr has some simple advice: “You know you’re getting fucked when they say ‘It’s good exposure.’”

11:40AM Tue. Mar. 17, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

SXSW Interactive: Andy Warhol, Digital Pioneer
“Of course, we all know Andy Warhol…” was the opening salvo of Andy Warhol: Digital Pioneer, a presentation by Eric Shiner, who by merit of his job description (director of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Penn.) is one of the world’s foremost Warhol evangelists.

4:30PM Sat. Mar. 14, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

Film Premieres: The Waiting Is the Hardest Part
Lot of films at SXSW being screened for the first time, and who knows what, precisely, all those state-of-the-art projectors will bring? Except that some of the works among the dozens and dozens – some of them will be downright brilliant.

3:00PM Wed. Mar. 11, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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High School Musical Nominations Out!
While the old cowboys were upstairs chowing down on biscuits and sausage, the young thespians were downstairs enjoying a different kind of breakfast treat: the nominations for the second Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards.

11:45AM Sat. Mar. 7, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Kazuo Ishiguro Slays a Dragon
Note: Kazuo Ishiguro doesn’t write fantasy.
And Margaret Atwood doesn’t write science fiction.

10:30AM Sat. Mar. 7, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Staple! Indie Media Expo Brings ‘Em in From Beyond Austin
It’s not just the guests of honor and the bigger indie projects from outside our state making a beeline to The Marchesa this weekend.

10:00AM Thu. Mar. 5, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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First Look : Mongers Market + Kitchen A fishmonger and a chef open a raw bar …
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