James Renovitch

Managing Editor

James graduated from Columbia University in 2000 and moved to Austin a year later. Ever since, he has followed the arts and video game scene in ATX, editing and writing stories for the Chronicle along the way. Over his more than 20 years with the paper he has climbed the "corporate" ladder from lowly intern to managing editor.

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A Comic Con, Drag Birthday, and More Recommended Events
A Comic Con, Drag Birthday, and More Recommended Events
Party hard this weekend

Arts, July 18, 2024

Juneteenth Events in Austin
Juneteenth Events in Austin
Commemorate the end of slavery in Texas with these happenings

Arts, June 13, 2024

Queens, Kings, and More Events to Help You Celebrate This Weekend
Queens, Kings, and More Events to Help You Celebrate This Weekend
Movies, theatre, classes, dancing, and more reasons to get out

Arts, June 13, 2024

Spiders, Slams, and Other Shows Worth Seeing This Week
Spiders, Slams, and Other Shows Worth Seeing This Week
Dare to go out on a school night!

Arts, June 13, 2024

ATX TV Festival, Burlesque Festival, and More Events to Start Your Week
ATX TV Festival, Burlesque Festival, and More Events to Start Your Week
The weekend is over, but that won't stop us

Arts, May 23, 2024

A CelebrASIA, Taste of Mexico, and Lesbian Wedding Highlight Our Community Events
A CelebrASIA, Taste of Mexico, and Lesbian Wedding Highlight Our Community Events
Fests, gatherings, classes, and more

Arts, May 16, 2024

A Beloved Birthday, Dragon Boats, and More Recommended Events for the Week
A Beloved Birthday, Dragon Boats, and More Recommended Events for the Week
Get out before the heat descends

Arts, April 25, 2024

Soundscapes, Bat Books, and More Arts Events for the Week
Soundscapes, Bat Books, and More Arts Events for the Week
Things to do when you're not staring at an interloping moon

Arts, April 4, 2024

A Drag Tribute, Eclipse Events Galore, and More Local Happenings
A Drag Tribute, Eclipse Events Galore, and More Local Happenings
Get your glasses and find your totality

Arts, April 4, 2024

Relays, Rides, and Rasslin' Headline This Week's Community Events
Relays, Rides, and Rasslin' Headline This Week's Community Events
Recommended happenings around town

Arts, March 21, 2024

An Uninformed Guide to the Latest SXSW Buzzwords
An Uninformed Guide to the Latest SXSW Buzzwords
We help you make sense of the lingo flying around the Fest

Arts, March 13, 2024

Queer Comedy, a Goth Market, and More Community Events
Queer Comedy, a Goth Market, and More Community Events
Recommended happenings for your calendar's approval

Arts, March 13, 2024

Election Day, STEM Day, Amplify Austin Day, and More Days to Remember This Week
Election Day, STEM Day, Amplify Austin Day, and More Days to Remember This Week
Our guide to community events for the week

Arts, Feb. 29, 2024

Lunar New Year Parties, OUTsider Fest, and More Recommended Community Events
Lunar New Year Parties, OUTsider Fest, and More Recommended Community Events
Get out the vote and more this week

Arts, Feb. 15, 2024

Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events
Dog Toys and Puppy Sports Lead Our Recommended Community Events
Bucking broncos, drag vampires, and more highlights

Arts, Feb. 8, 2024

Carnaval to Chili Cook-Off: This Week's Recommended Community Events
Carnaval to Chili Cook-Off: This Week's Recommended Community Events
A kickoff for Black History Month, Mean Girls trivia, a farewell to boobies, and more

Arts, Feb. 1, 2024

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2023
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2023
The people and critics have chosen the best of the fest

Food, Sept. 10, 2023

2022/2023 Austin Music Awards Winners
2022/2023 Austin Music Awards Winners
You voted – here's Austin's favorite artists, albums, and more

Music, Feb. 26, 2023

Moontower Announces Jenny Slate, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, and More for Its Just for Laughs Festival
Moontower Announces Jenny Slate, Leslie Jones, Jay Pharoah, and More for Its Just for Laughs Festival
Samantha Bee, Ziwe, Monét X Change, and many more added to lineup

Arts, Feb. 9, 2023

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2022
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2022
The people and critics have chosen the best of the fest

Food, Sept. 11, 2022

2021/2022 Austin Music Awards Winners
2021/2022 Austin Music Awards Winners
You voted – here's Austin's favorite artists, albums, and more

Music, March 8, 2022

Austin Restaurants Deal With Another COVID Wave and the Austin Music Poll Needs Your Votes
Austin Restaurants Deal With Another COVID Wave and the Austin Music Poll Needs Your Votes
LISTEN: The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP Community Radio

News, Jan. 14, 2022

The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2021
The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2021
The judges and fest attendees have tasted and spoken

Food, Sept. 12, 2021

The 2020-2021 Austin Music Awards Presentations
Sponsored by Cap Metro and The Austin Chronicle

Events, March 4, 2021

Dave Chappelle to Do Three Shows at Stubb's
Dave Chappelle to Do Three Shows at Stubb's
Tickets are on sale now and will go fast!

Arts, Nov. 13, 2020

Music Performances From the Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival
Go Fever, Nemegata, Mike Melinoe & Como Las Movies

Music, Sept. 9, 2020

So You Want to Vote
So You Want to Vote
A flowchart to help guide you through mail-in ballots, voter registration

News, Sept. 3, 2020

Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2020
Hot Sauce Festival Winners 2020
The judges have spoken (and scorched their palates)

Food, Aug. 30, 2020

Classic Game Fest Cancels 2020 Event
Classic Game Fest Cancels 2020 Event
"Biggest Retro Gaming Event in Texas" takes the year off

Screens, Aug. 26, 2020

SoundSelf Expands and Soothes Minds
SoundSelf Expands and Soothes Minds
Austin-created VR experience offers a virtual reality trip into consciousness

Screens, April 16, 2020

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