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The Mind’s New Science Guys
Y’ever think about how you think about things? Y’ever just sit there and go, whoa, there’s a three-pound lump of electrochemical pudding in the middle of my skull and its processes generate a variety of side effects of which my consciousness is, according to that same consciousness, the foremost?

10:00AM Mon. Oct. 3, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
It's a sad day in Texas journalism, and especially among the state's small cadre of education reporters. Austinite Michael Brick, a Houston Chronicle reporter and the author of the definitive story of the saving of East Austin's Reagan High School, has died this morning of colon cancer at the age of 41.

5:30PM Mon. Feb. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cargill Gets Strange
No secret can be hidden forever from the probing Eye of Agamatto – or from Twitter. Yesterday, local author C. Robert Cargill confirmed that he has actually spent the last year working on the script for the upcoming adaptation of Marvel's supernatural adventure series Doctor Strange.

3:20PM Wed. Dec. 16, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Dear God, What Hath Monofonus Wrought Now?
Thor Harriswildly talented painter, celebrated drummer for SWANS, helmet-wearing Viking-about-town – went through a period of extreme depression years ago. But who’s to say that depression, or his recovery from it, has anything to do with how downright inspirational the man is now?

10:30AM Mon. May 25, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Satanic Panic
Remember when Ozzy Osbourne was the most evil man alive, and Tom Hanks made TV movies about how role playing games would turn you insane? Kier-La Janisse does.

10:00AM Sun. May 24, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Cuneiform Press: Strong, Silent Type
There are people who make what are called zines.

4:30PM Fri. May 1, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Beef Sumo Needs Your Help!
“The stop-motion version of Frank Was a Monster Who Wanted to Dance cackles and prances with a Tim Burton-esque dark glee. As its narrator dulcets his best Boris Karloff, this two-and-a-half minute ‘work in progress’ roars to life with its star Batmobiling it down to the danceteria on a twangy crest of Shadowy Men From a Shadowy Planet surftones.”

4:20PM Fri. May 1, 2015, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

They've Gone and Monofonus'd the ATX Again!
We'd never suggest that everything that's issued by big corporate publishers is crap.

1:00PM Mon. Jan. 19, 2015, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Specht Speaks!
This week sees the release of Migratory Animals, the debut novel of local author Mary Helen Specht in which a scientist doing research in Nigeria is called home to Austin to help her sister cope with a medical crisis. In conjunction with her Jan. 20 appearance at BookPeople, the Chronicle talked to Specht about her writing process.

10:00AM Thu. Jan. 15, 2015, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

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Two Austin Musicians Killed in Wreck Chris Porter and Mitchell Vandenburg taken in tragic tour crash
Chris Cubas: King for a Month How comedian Chris Cubas talked his way into being one of the wealthiest people in Austin – temporarily
First Look: Eberly Victorian and mid-century modern meet in contemporary space