Anybody tells you that making art isn’t hard work, they probably haven’t made enough art themselves. But then, even artists who are kind of what you might call lackadaisical in their, uh, process – even those slackers could use a swig or five of some fine cold brew at the end of a working day.
Police Chief Art Acevedo suspended patrol officer Cameron Caldwell for 45 days on Tuesday for pepper spraying an arrestee after the individual had already been handcuffed and placed inside a prisoner transport van Downtown.
In a special-called noon work session today, City Council is poised to approve a settlement recommendation between Austin Energy and 20 stakeholders – from major commercial customers to environmental advocacy groups – that would result in $42.5 million in cuts to AE rates.
Saturday morning finds Aaron Behrens waiting to soundcheck with Ghostland Observatory, the electro outfit that’s taken him around the world for the past 12 years. After a hiatus for most of 2013-14, GLO again constitutes a harmonious unit. On this last weekend of August, the Austin duo razzle-dazzles thousands at a raceway in Montana.
This weekend sees the local release of Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, a portrait of the life and career of the Austin filmmaker. To celebrate this release, we take a look back in the archives of the Chronicle to offer up some backstory.
Austin's film festivals are often a prime launching pad for local talents. Last year's Fantastic Fest was no different, with author Owen Egerton unveiling his directorial debut, Follow. Almost a year later, it finally makes its bow on VOD.