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SXSW Announces Closing Night Film and More
SXSW dropped some last-minute additions to their Film and Interactive slate today, so let's dig in.

2:55PM Wed. Feb. 22, Dougie Gerrard Read More | Comment »

I Pee With LGBT
Trans rights activists and allies around Texas are “rolling up their sleeves, pulling down their pants, and peeing with LGBT” after Austin native and renowned director Richard Linklater collaborated with ACLU of Texas, GSD&M, and Legacy Community Health on a commercial denouncing Texas’ proposed bathroom bill.

11:12AM Wed. Feb. 22, Courtney Naquin Read More | Comment »

Send a Card for Girlfriend's Day
When it comes to crime noir, Netflix's Girlfriend's Day has it all: murder, corporate intrigue, furniture sales, reformed Nazis, new holidays, and the perfect greeting card.

3:30PM Tue. Feb. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Devolver to Host Video Games Impacted by Immigration Ban
The sudden and convoluted rollout of President Trump’s executive order that severely restricted travel and immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries threw an unexpected wrench in travel plans for thousands of people who suddenly found themselves unable to enter the United States.

7:00AM Wed. Feb. 15, Tucker Whatley Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird
When the going gets weird, as Hunter S. Thompson surmised, the weird turn pro. Or, as in offbeat indie comedy Little Sister, they head for home.

12:40PM Tue. Feb. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird
Consider the Tails of Two Bunnies
Between us, my partner Jean and I have been house rabbit owners for nearly 20 years, and the questions we get about caring and keeping them generally fall into two categories. The first concerns practical care (“Yes, they use a litter box,” is a constant assurance). The second, however, is much more interesting: “How do you know they have a personality?”

10:00AM Mon. Feb. 13, Josh Kupecki Read More | Comment »

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Sembene! and Black Girl: Viewing the "Father" of African Filmmaking
You have to admire any filmmaker whose movies have been banned in his home country. And when that person is Ousmane Sembène, who is widely regarded as “the father of African cinema,” the admiration of this Senegalese artist extends to an entire continent, as well as international film fans.

5:15PM Sat. Feb. 11, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

John Wick vs. John Wick
Tales of redemption are about a bad guy with a good guy inside. But when the good guy emerges, the bad guy still lurks. According to John Wick: Chapter 2 director Chad Stahelski, that's why there are always so many mirrors and reflections in the film. "There's always two guys looking at each other. There's John, and there's John Wick."

9:00AM Fri. Feb. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Wide Open Games and Playing the Personal
If you were to picture a video game zine, you'd likely envision a small, photocopied and stapled publication filled with personal anecdotes and opinions on gaming culture. That is not the case with Sam Potasznik's Wide Open Games.

2:00PM Wed. Feb. 8, Will McCarthy Read More | Comment »

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How to Cook Meat and Influence People Jess Pryles and the making of an Austin food celebrity
A Guide to Austin Ramen Local chefs look to give the dish the respect it deserves