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Cindy Widner

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Protect and Preserve

How can we keep Austin's cultural heritage authentic?

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

The Cartography of Home: Austin's Atlas

The Chronicle talks to Ann Armstrong of map project Austin's Atlas about the local preservation tool

News Feature, Jul. 23, 2015

Watching the Detectives

Austin native Gabriel Luna spills (a little) on season 2 of HBO's True Detective

Screens Feature, Jun. 18, 2015

The Race Is On

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore takes TV comedy news to a surprising new place

Screens Feature, Apr. 23, 2015

The Human Condition

Ex Machina writer/director Alex Garland on robots, sex, and the collaborative spirit

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Golden Girl

In 'Boyhood' and beyond, Austin native Zoe Graham acts naturally

Screens Feature, Jul. 24, 2014

Malaise and Methodology

Ann Cvetkovich crafts a radical approach to considering depression

Books Feature, Jan. 17, 2013

McMillan Case Dismissed in Houston

DiverseArts director has a new appreciation for his allies back home

News Feature, May. 17, 2012

About That History? It's Gone.

Developers destroy a little bit more of Eastside history

News Feature, May. 3, 2012

The Fun Platform

Helen Knode's new murder mystery finds her leaving noir and stepping into the light

Books Feature, Apr. 26, 2012

McMillan 'Traumatized' by Houston Cops

DiverseArts Culture Works founder / director travels to Houston due to a death in the family, and gets roughed up by police and arrested

News Feature, Apr. 19, 2012

News From Around the World and Down the Street

The Daily Texan makes us all proud.

News Daily, Mar. 27, 2012 5:54 PM

Black Like Who?

Baratunde Thurston lightens up the conversation on race, technology, and social change

Screens Feature, Mar. 1, 2012

What To Do After SXSW

David Foster Wallace. HRC Symposium. What else do you need to know?

Books Daily, Jan. 12, 2012 9:53 PM

Top 10 Most-Viewed Stories on

Notes on our virtual relationships

Features Feature, Jan. 5, 2012

The Year in Books

Thirty-one titles that got us talking this year

Books Feature, Jan. 5, 2012

"Minerva's Wreck" Sticks the Landing

Wayne Alan Brenner's third whatchamacallit

Books Daily, Dec. 19, 2011 5:18 PM

Hang the Holidays

Help is on the way

Features Feature, Dec. 8, 2011

Forever Dumb

Beavis and Butt-Head are back

Screens Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Reading Romance

Jeffrey Eugenides' The Marriage Plot wants to know what love is

Books Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

Romance in Rewrite

An extended conversation with Jeffrey Eugenides

Books Feature, Oct. 27, 2011

War Stories

From Austin to the Upper Peninsula to Afghanistan and back: Heather Courtney's long journey to arrive at Where Soldiers Come From

Screens Feature, Oct. 6, 2011

Kid Powers

Charlie Belle kicks up some Magnetic Fields buzz

Screens Daily, Sep. 23, 2011 4:15 PM

Get Those Lighters Ready

It's rock & roll reading time.

Books Daily, Sep. 22, 2011 3:07 PM

Meme Weavers

Did two Austin Web designers tap into our unconscious desire to replicate stock photos? Nah – they're just having a laugh.

Screens Feature, Sep. 15, 2011

Illuminating 'Incendiary'

Jordan Smith's SXSW interview with the Willingham case filmmakers

Screens Daily, Jul. 12, 2011 3:35 PM

Celebrate Reproductive Rights While You Can

A Planned Parenthood benefit party and props for Jordan Smith

News Daily, Jul. 8, 2011 3:17 PM

The Pop Palette

Fay Helen and Anne Hanraham's celebrity makeovers

Screens Feature, Jun. 30, 2011

Anatomy of a Scene

New York and No Wave in Blank City

Screens Feature, Jun. 30, 2011

Spinning Flavor

The MALI conference celebrates a decade of diversity

Screens Feature, May. 19, 2011

New Kids on the Doc

How to be teenagers who make a short that screens at Cannes

Screens Feature, May. 12, 2011

Winning the Future, Part One

Young writers incite local shindig

Books Daily, May. 11, 2011 4:58 PM

Safe. Mutual. Respect.

JD Samson (wo)mans up for the Gay Place.

Qmmunity Daily, Mar. 30, 2011 3:56 PM


Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

SXSW Film Conference Quickies

Catherine Hardwicke's Directing Workshop

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

The Dish & The Spoon

Daily reviews and interviews

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011


Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2011

sxswf: We All Scream for Pee Wee!

Guess who's back?

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2011 3:29 PM

Killer Lifestyle

Patty Schemel doc Hit So Hard remembers living and dying in the 1990s

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

The Polar Bear Express

The Beaufort Diaries' animated journey from book to screen

Books Feature, Mar. 10, 2011

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