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Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Following a three-day hearing that concluded Thursday afternoon, U.S. Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary injunction blocking Texas officials from removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program until at least Feb. 21.

4:24PM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

SXSW Music List Four
Since last fall, South by Southwest has parceled out its 2017 music lineup via sometimes massive lists revealing hundreds of performers. From here on out, the conference will release small batches every Friday. This week’s arrives a day early so as not to compete with tomorrow’s presidential inauguration.

1:15PM Thu. Jan. 19, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Coming Out in the Dark
As is often the case these days, an idea came to fruition through social media. One person put out a call to action on Facebook to organize an LGBTQ protest on the evening of the inauguration. People from all over the Austin area responded.

12:56PM Thu. Jan. 19, Sloane Smith Read More | Comment »

Your Guide to the Weekend Resistance
Austin is preparing for an epic counterresponse to Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as president. It’s a long-haul weekend of protests, rallies, and marches calling for resistance against politics of fear and hate, and solidarity with the multiple communities the incoming administration has promised to target.

11:15AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
Three months after Mayor Steve Adler announced plans to create an LGBTQ Quality of Life Commission during October’s Hate Crime Summit, the first precursory meeting was held Wednesday night at the Asian American Resource Center.

11:10AM Thu. Jan. 19, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
If there’s one common theme state attorneys share in defending anti-choice rules in court this month, it’s a lack of tangible evidence.

8:00AM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Austin Food + Wine Festival Announces 2017 Talent
Here’s our suggestion. Stock up on extra-absorbent paper towels and cue up the Ann Peebles. Or deeply concentrate on a statue of Bacchus or the Green Man or Sucellus (or Padma Lakshmi, whatever) while reciting a spell. We all need to work together to make sure the rain doesn’t wash out the Austin Food + Wine Festival again.

12:01AM Thu. Jan. 19, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

American Genre Film Archive Expands
Viva sleaze! Viva exploitation! Viva arthouse weirdness! Austin's American Genre Film Archive has announced that it will be working with three genre home release specialists – Vinegar Syndrome, Arrow, and Severin – to put their incredible collections back where they belong: in the cinema.

12:30PM Wed. Jan. 18, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

ATX's Inaugural Addresses
As a certain wrinkled Dreamsicle prepares to become the nation's Complainer-in-Chief, Austin's creatives are making their feelings known through a variety of events and actions – some symbolic, some critical, some providing financial support to agencies whose future may be endangered during his administration. Here are several of note:

11:40AM Wed. Jan. 18, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

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