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Statesman Cuts Arts Staff
The voice of informed and experienced arts criticism in this city is about to get a whole lot softer. As of Dec. 31, the Austin American-Statesman is eliminating the position of full-time arts writer, meaning that Jeanne Claire van Ryzin, who has been employed there since 1999, will be out of a job.

3:30PM Wed. Nov. 30, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
It was the bake sale heard around the world. That's probably what the Young Conservatives of Texas hoped for Wednesday when they played pastry provocateurs to the University of Texas campus.

11:40AM Thu. Oct. 27, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
 
Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
As department head of UT-Austin's Radio-Television-Film program, documentarian Paul Stekler has taught a few lessons. Midway through his new online series of election shorts for PBS, he's learning one too. He said, "Anyone that tells you that short films are easier to do than longer films, tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Baked Cookies and Racism at UT
 
Austin Chronicle Earns Two AAN Nominations
The Association of Alternative Newsmedia announced today its 2016 AAN Awards Finalists, including two nominations for The Austin Chronicle, for excellence in column writing and cover design.

1:55PM Wed. Jun. 1 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 »

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
 
Top 10 Most Read Stories of 2015
As 2015 draws to a close, we take a look back at our most popular stories of the year.

7:35AM Wed. Dec. 30, 2015, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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SXSW Announces Online Harassment Summit
As Austin was flooding and Twitter was flooded with warnings and closures, SXSW Interactive Director Hugh Forrest announced an Online Harassment Summit and apologized for sending “an unintended message that SXSW not only tolerates online harassment but condones it.”

1:30PM Fri. Oct. 30, 2015, James Renovitch Read More | Comment »

SXSW Cancels Panels, Cites Safety Threats
Events get canceled at SXSW every year. Bands drop out, films have technical issues, panelists and moderators oversleep. However, the festival has announced that two panels scheduled for SXSW Interactive 2016 have been canceled over security concerns.

12:35PM Tue. Oct. 27, 2015, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Lilith Fund to Honor the Chronicle's Mary Tuma and Sen. Sylvia Garcia
It’s no secret that abortion rights and adequate health care for women have long been under siege by Texas lawmakers. The ongoing crisis is both dispiriting and dismally repetitive. But Austin Chronicle news editor Mary Tuma has never wavered in her attention to the reproductive rights beat.

7:30AM Mon. Oct. 5, 2015, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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