The Greater Chamber of Commerce wants AMD to build its next mega chip facility in Austin; Gary Bradley is calling on his friends at the Lege for help; the city's libraries have been hit with a budget crunch; Molly Ivins is glad she's left the Fort Worth Star-Telegram; Austin police spokeswoman Sally Muir has moved upstairs to become Chief Stan Knee's assistant.
The latter half of the 20th century has brought rapid change, sometimes extinction, to cultures which once seemed almost frozen in time. UT's Ethnographic Film Festival, April 27-29, shows how cultures all over the globe are handling that change.
A Slacker reunion and a Waking Life sale top Linklater's agenda; entry deadlines announced for Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund grants, Austin Film Festival and Heart of Film Screenwriters Conference submissions, and new Cinemaker Co-op fest; and Jon Favreau comes to Austin.
The Blue Genie boys -- those whimsical artists responsible for the armadillo-festooned entrance to Threadgill's World Headquarters, the guitar gal atop Fran's Hamburgers, and other mini-landmarks around Austin -- have been fun for the people who see them and fun for the people who made them. Making giant panels for the new Texas State History Museum, though, was a bit more than just that.
First-time publication is like a cotillion for writers, Martin Wilson writes as he reviews five new first novels. And debut novelists are the gussied-up belles at the ball, with butterflies in their stomachs, dreaming of the glorious future that awaits them.