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DVDanger: Ryan Reynolds, the Most Interesting Man in the World
If Ryan Reynolds were the actor everyone thinks he is, he would take easy scripts, flash that million dollar Canadian smile, then head home to sleep on a pile of cash. He could be the Chevy Chase no one wants to throttle. Instead, he's a less spiky Bill Murray.

6:00PM Sat. May. 2, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Food-o-File: Weekend Lagniappe
Sometimes there is too much Austin food news to squeeze into the print edition of the Chronicle. Rather than wait a week, we've decided to give our readers a little bite of something extra.

11:00AM Sat. May. 2, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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

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

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, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

More Fun with City Commissioners!
In the latest episode of District 6 City Council Member Don Zimmerman’s already checkered record of board and commission appointments, Zimmerman says he will be nominating Antonio Buehler to the Public Safety Commission, the volunteer city board that recommends public safety policies (APD, AFD, EMS) to the Council.

4:00PM Fri. May. 1, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties: Cathe Dailey
When Corazon at Castle Hill closes for good after dinner service May 2, one of Austin's seminal restaurants will become part of local culinary history. Cofounder Cathe Dailey won't be there. She's attended some reunions and said some goodbyes over the past couple of weeks, but the eminently practical Cathe has moved on.

12:40PM Fri. May. 1, Virginia B. Wood Read More | Comment »

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Taking a Hard Look at the America's Next Cat Star Contestants
There are more kitty photos purr capita than ever before, thanks to smartphones and all of our fabulous photo-sharing apps (scienticians* posit that 78% of content on Instagram is cat-related). But if you thought there wasn't room on the Internet for another famous kitty, think again, because Animal Planet has found America's Next Cat Star.

11:45AM Fri. May. 1, Katherine McNevins Read More | Comment »

One in a Crowd: Among the Dead
Zombies: Fast or slow, intelligent or dumb, the one aspect they all share is that they won't stay dead. And some times, a zombie film just won't stay dead either.

11:01AM Fri. May. 1, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

10 Minutes with Dweezil Zappa
Zappa Plays Zappa hits Emo’s tonight with eldest son Dweezil leading a performance of 1975 LP One Size Fits All. A lengthy second set of Frank Zappa’s avant-rock compositions follows. Before soundcheck, at 4pm for $75, guitarists of all abilities can get tips from the Grammy-winning bandleader during a 90-minute class he’s dubbed Dweezilla.

10:00AM Fri. May. 1, Jim Caligiuri Read More | Comment »

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