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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 »

ATX Television Festival Expands With Empire
Fox’s breakout drama Empire conquered the battle for audience eyeballs and utterly dominated the online pop culture conversation for the duration of its winter run. No surprise then that the ATX Television Festival would want a piece of the pie. Or should we say Cookie?

2:00PM Tue. Apr. 28, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

ATX Television Festival Expands With Empire
 
High Profits: Cannabis as Pot of Gold
On the eve of 4/20, CNN airs a marijuana double-hitter: the premiere High Profits (produced by Austin-based Bat Bridge Entertainment), and Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution, Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s ongoing investigation into the safety of marijuana. Or as the news network’s PR department puts it: “Sunday is Smokin’ on CNN.”

11:15AM Sun. Apr. 19, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Children of Giant Speak
Sixty years after Giant filmed in Marfa, Texas, and went on to become a great American classic, you might think that few stories remain untold about this celebrated movie. But then again, you’re not Austin documentarian Hector Galán, whose Children of Giant debuts tonight on the PBS series Voces.

12:40PM Fri. Apr. 17, Marjorie Baumgarten Read More | Comment »

Q&A With Comedian Tig Notaro
In the documentary Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, co-directors Michael LaHaie and Christopher Wilcha film comedian Tig Notaro as she travels around the country with fellow comic Jon Dore, performing in backyards, small living rooms, and cornfields.

9:01AM Wed. Apr. 15, Andy Campbell Read More | Comment »

Oh Me, Oh My, Oh iZombie
The world can be a surprisingly small place, and the strands that connect us are often unexpected. When TV writer/producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright started adapting Chris Roberson and Mike Allred's comic iZombie for TV, they quickly realized they had something in common: burlesque.

9:00AM Tue. Apr. 14, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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ATX Television Festival Justifies Your Love
Now that we’re all binge watchers, ATX Television Festival’s dribble-dribble release of its 2015 lineup is hell on the nerves: We wanna know, and we wanna know now! Well, today we know a little bit more than we did yesterday.

2:00PM Wed. Mar. 25, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

From Westeros to College Station
Say you're Texas A&M and you want to commemorate the five millionth volume acquired by your library, who would you get to make that gift and what would the book be? Rick Perry and Fed Up!? Robert Earl Keen and Cormac McCarthy's The Road? How about Game of Thrones' George R. R. Martin and The Hobbit?

4:00PM Thu. Jan. 29, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Evolution of a Criminal Airs on PBS
In his debut documentary Evolution of a Criminal, Texas filmmaker Darius Clark Monroe weaves together autobiography and atonement, dramatic reenactments and talking head interviews. It airs tonight on PBS’ Independent Lens.

9:30AM Mon. Jan. 12, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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