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Found in Translation: Hirokazu Kore-eda Explores The Truth
Every journalist has had an awkward interview. One that just didn't gel, or the interviewee was cantankerous, or the questions were idiotic. That’s exactly what Hirokazu Kore-eda presents in the opening of his latest film, The Truth, as an actress blows off a series of asinine questions during a press junket.

2:00PM Mon. Jul. 6, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Learn to Make the Omni's Salted Watermelon Spritz Recipe
While sipping something fruity and boozy hotel poolside sounds like a real slice of heaven, for now we’ll have to settle for homemade spritzers and faceplanting on the backyard sprinkler.

1:35PM Mon. Jul. 6 Read More | Comment »

Watch: Urban Heat’s “Running Out of Time”
Creating compelling visuals ranks as no easy task in a pandemic. Urban Heat leader Jonathan Horstmann effectively self-directed a music video for “Running Out of Time.” He shot his bandmate’s performances from a distance in his home studio, then drafted spouse Hannah Sexton to film his parts.

10:00AM Mon. Jul. 6, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

Willie’s Picnic Reboots Virtually, Glitches and All
2020 meant to reset Willie Nelson’s annual July 4 Picnic. The daylong fest scheduled a return to his Luck Ranch in Spicewood after five years at the unforgivingly hot Circuit of the Americas. Matt Bizar and Nelson grandniece Ellee Fletcher Durniak taking over production as Luck Presents pointed tradition into decade five with youthful reinvigoration.

9:00AM Mon. Jul. 6, Doug Freeman Read More | Comment »

How to Enjoy the Fourth of July Safely, Responsibly, and Lawfully in Austin
Going into the Fourth of July weekend, city officials would like to remind you of pre-existing local orders on COVID-19 safety that have been additionally “bolstered” by the governor’s executive order and proclamation yesterday. (Bolstered. We see your delicate shade, COA press release writers, and we dig it.)

1:05PM Fri. Jul. 3, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

Pointing Out Detention Centers "In Plain Sight"
The plane flew low over the desert mountains, so close to the large tents pitched outside El Paso’s Border Patrol Station 1 that Maribel thought her prayers had been answered. She’d been crying inside her tent, asking God to deliver her from the makeshift detention camp, when she heard the plane’s roar.

11:30AM Fri. Jul. 3, Victoria Rossi Read More | Comment »

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Gov. Abbott Issues Executive Order Requiring Face Masks in Public
Welp, it’s not every day the governor issues an executive order mandating the wearing of face coverings in public places.

5:15PM Thu. Jul. 2, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

APD (Finally) Ends Low-Level Marijuana Enforcement
Austin Police Department officers will no longer issue citations or make arrests in most low-level Possession of Marijuana cases, according to a memo from Police Chief Brian Manley.

3:39PM Thu. Jul. 2, Austin Sanders Read More | Comment »

Vanilla Ice Cancels Austin Show After Blowback
Today, Vanilla Ice announced cancellation of his performance at Emerald Point Bar & Grill’s Independence Day Throwback Beach Party on Friday over public condemnation of the event.

1:15PM Thu. Jul. 2, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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