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Diane Obomsawin’s 'On Loving Women'

Love. It’s something all people have in common. Read More | Comment »

Books 6:30PM Wed. Apr. 23, Sarah Marloff

From Lake Charles With Love

Watch out, Austin, and lock up your daughters. Or your moms. Louisiana-bred comedian Jen Kober is in town for the Moontower Comedy Festival, and she's loaded with chewy SweetTarts. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 4:45PM Wed. Apr. 23, Kate X Messer

The Funambulist: Giulia Millanta

Giulia Millanta plays a CD release for her new album The Funambulist this Saturday at Strange Brew with her band – husband/guitarist David Pulkingham, drummer Michael Longoria, and Glenn Fukunaga on bass. She and Pulkingham just returned from touring Italy, where she was born and raised in Florence. Read More | Comment »

Music 4:25PM Wed. Apr. 23, William Harries Graham

Moontower 2014, Day 1: Local Laughs

Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival features tons of great comedians from all over. But as you pick shows, don’t forget great hometown comics, like 2013 Funniest Person in Austin and Mascot Wedding co-host, Mac Blake, and 2014 FPIA hopeful and co-host of Sure Thing, Brendan K. O’Grady. Read More | Comment »

Arts 4:05PM Wed. Apr. 23, Ashley Moreno

Who's Afraid of Gertrude Stein?

OK, everybody can quote "Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose" from Gertrude Stein's "Sacred Emily," and that's about it. Read More | Comment »

Books 3:25PM Wed. Apr. 23, Wayne Alan Brenner and Matt Bucher

Weather Up Starts Brunch This Weekend

Just as she promised during our conversation at the recent East Austin Urban Farm Tour, chef Kristine Kittrell is adding weekend brunches and a small, exclusive supper club at Weather Up a couple of times a month. Read More | Comment »

Food 2:00PM Wed. Apr. 23, Virginia B. Wood

Mondo Presents Marvelous Munchkins

If Mondo artist Mike Mitchell has a superpower, it's the ability to create solo shows without sunlight or nutrition. All he needs is a good night's rest. "That's the one thing I do. I don't eat as much, I don't do as much, I just work and sleep." Read More | Comment »

Screens 12:00PM Wed. Apr. 23, Richard Whittaker

TDCJ Fails to Protect Prisoners From Extreme Heat

In 2010, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice's Risk Management Division reminded employees in "heat awareness training" of the "common sense tips" that could prevent a "heat-related pet emergency," including that when left indoors one answer two questions: Is air conditioning available? And, will the house stay cool "through the heat of the day?" Read More | Comment »

News 11:55AM Wed. Apr. 23, Jordan Smith

David Lebovitz Does Austin!

American ex-pat David Lebovitz is on this side of the pond promoting his newest cookbook, My Paris Kitchen (Ten Speed Press, 346 pp., $35), with a sold-out class and two book signings at Central Market (4001 N. Lamar) this weekend. Read More | Comment »

Food 11:45AM Wed. Apr. 23, Virginia B. Wood

The AggreGAYtor: April 23

Indonesia shows some Muslim empathy, Georgia brings us closer to justice, and the nation's judges, like Washington D.C., show us what discrimination looks like, as your AggreGAYtor miraculously limits political bribery. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 9:30AM Wed. Apr. 23, David Estlund

HBO Gets in Bed With Amazon Prime

HBO and Amazon announced this morning a multiyear partnership giving Amazon Prime Instant Video exclusive access to select HBO programming. So now you can stop stealing your parents’ HBO GO password, and start stealing their Amazon Prime password instead. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:20AM Wed. Apr. 23, Kimberley Jones

‘Ain’t Nothing but a House Party’

Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole is not yet a declared mayoral candidate. But she’s beginning to act like one – Tuesday evening, she announced a “10 District Spring House Party Tour Across Austin,” telling Newsdesk she wants to “listen” to Austinites and take a “hard look” at running for mayor. (And by the way, there’s yet another candidate …) Read More | Comment »

News 8:52PM Tue. Apr. 22, Michael King

We Think This Is a Great Way to Celebrate Earth Day

How would we even know that this planet is a planet, without we've been informed by the methods of science? Read More | Comment »

Arts 2:47PM Tue. Apr. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner

Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra

Questioned about the difference between the instrumental expanse of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and 19-year-old side project Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Montreal rock poet Efrim Menuck explains how Godspeed’s “always been more about laying breadcrumbs.” Read More | Comment »

Music 1:45PM Tue. Apr. 22, Chase Hoffberger

The National: Fury & Squalor

“People love to sing about being alone together,” posited Matt Berninger before the National’s Austin City Limits Music Festival appearance last year. The collective chorus rising through the Moody Theater Monday night, the sold-out opening of a three-day stand for the band, echoed the sentiment. Read More | Comment »

Music 12:47PM Tue. Apr. 22, Doug Freeman

New Food Trailer Court is Ready to Picnic!

Eateries along Barton Springs' restaurant row have new neighbors with the opening of Barton Springs Picnic trailer park. The new park not only boasts eight of the most highly rated food vendors in Austin, but also paved parking, air-conditioned restrooms, picnic tables, and covered pavilions to make guests feel comfy during their visit. Read More | Comment »

Food 12:45PM Tue. Apr. 22, Amira Jensen

Nice to Meet You, Bookwoman

Hard to find and difficult to observe within their natural habitats, the independent bookstore has become a rare breed. Even Wikipedia believes there’s only two left in all of Texas (though Indiebound finds seven within 100 miles of Austin). Feminist bookstores – it must be said – are disappearing at an even faster rate. Read More | Comment »

Gay Place 11:35AM Tue. Apr. 22, Sarah Marloff

The AIBA Armadillo Awards: Keeping Austin Local

The Austin Independent Business Alliance wraps up Local Business Month by recognizing our long tradition of free-thinking independent businesses with the first annual Armadillo Awards at 5:30pm, on Thursday, April 24 at Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane. Read More | Comment »

News 10:17AM Tue. Apr. 22, Anne Harris

HB2 Protesters Return to Court

It's been more than nine months since state lawmakers passed the controversial abortion regulations known as House Bill 2 – that’s the same amount of time that a group of protesters arrested at the Capitol last July have been waiting to learn whether they'll be formally charged in connection with their activism against the abortion measure. Read More | Comment »

News 9:30AM Tue. Apr. 22, Jordan Smith

Austin Considers Film Incentives

Texas has economic incentives to encourage film, TV and video game projects to move to the Lone Star State. Last Thursday, staff from Austin's Economic Development Department briefed council on their plans for a Creative Content Incentive Program as a way to keep that new production within city limits. Read More | Comment »

Screens 9:00AM Tue. Apr. 22, Richard Whittaker

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