Rooster Teeth Raised … How Much?
Rooster Teeth Extra Life, the 24-hour tele-game-comedy-a-thon charity fundraiser for kids' health care is over, and the total is in: $665,234 in donations, plus extra merch sales that boosted the total raised to $895,000. That blasts through the goal of $500,000, and pwns last year's #RTExtralife total of $560,000.

1:15PM Sun. Nov. 13, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Rooster Teeth Gives an Extra Life
These are strange days, when you feel like doing good, but may not want to leave the house. Happily, mega gaming charity fundraiser Extra Life is on, and Austin's own Rooster Teeth is sacrificing sleep and sanity to raise money for kids' medical care.

1:30PM Sat. Nov. 12, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crunch Time for Rooster Teeth
When the world ends, it will be with neither a bang nor a whimper but, according to Crunch Time, with a lot of finger-pointing and really bad ideas.

3:30PM Mon. Sep. 12, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crunch Time for Rooster Teeth
 
Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
As department head of UT-Austin's Radio-Television-Film program, documentarian Paul Stekler has taught a few lessons. Midway through his new online series of election shorts for PBS, he's learning one too. He said, "Anyone that tells you that short films are easier to do than longer films, tell them they don't know what they're talking about."

9:00AM Sun. Jul. 10, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Crunch Time for Rooster Teeth
 
RTX: Nine Things We Learned About RWBY
How big a deal is Rooster Teeth's anime-influenced series RWBY? Friday's panel at this weekend's RTX festival filled the massive Austin Convention Center Exhibit Hall 1, then filled it again Saturday for a repeat. With a whole slate of programming all weekend, there's a pile of details about the future of RT's massive hit.

11:00AM Tue. Jul. 5, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

WebFest Brings the Really Small Screen to the Big Screen
WebFest, a digital/web series festival, is coming back to Austin for a third year. Boasted as the only festival of its kind in Texas, this year the festival joins forces with Austin Creative Alliance to be considered for ACA’s sponsorship. This will allow the festival to apply for grants to bring WebFest to the next level.

9:30AM Tue. Jun. 21, 2016, Rivers Wright Read More | Comment »

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The Hook Laughs With, Not at UT
UT has many beloved spokespersons, like the late Bill Livingston, who wished us aging UT alums “goodbye and good luck” on the old TEX registration system, sports announcer Craig Way, and probably some deans. But it’s time to open our hearts to one more: local comedian and new host of The Hook, Andrew Rosas.

4:25PM Fri. May 13, 2016, Ashley Moreno Read More | Comment »

Night Flight Flies Again
Stuart Shapiro doesn't seem the kind of guy that turned TV on its ear. Tall, graying, soft-spoken, he looks more like the IT innovator that he's become than the man that brought underground culture to cable TV. But that's exactly what he did for nearly a decade with USA Network's Night Flight.

9:00AM Sun. Apr. 10, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Live From The New Yorker
What defines The New Yorker? A handful of characteristics come to mind, mostly built around its commitment to long-form journalism. Editor-in-chief David Remnick adds another constant. "A magazine that doesn't have anything funny in it in a given week is a failed magazine." Now he hopes that humor is present in its new excursion into radio.

11:47AM Fri. Jan. 22, 2016, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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