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Alamo Adds Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday to Virtual Cinema
Before the Alamo Drafthouse was a national chain, it was a home to obscure gems of cinema in themed evenings like Terror Tuesday and Weird Wednesday. Now as the Austin-based theater company has its sire shuttered, it's taken those beloved institutions online in all their exploitation wonder, starting this week.

12:01AM Tue. Mar. 31, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Make This Limoncello Recipe from Austin's Il Brutto at Home
Limoncello, an Italian lemon liqueur, is a perfect accoutrement or add-in for all sorts of dishes and drinks – try it with mixed berries, seafood salad, cheesecake squares, bourbon iced tea, or even just mixed with sparkling water and served over ice.

7:34PM Mon. Mar. 30, Jessi Cape Read More | Comment »

Cine Las Americas Canceled for 2020
Another blow to the Austin film scene today as Cine Las Americas has just announced that the 23rd Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, scheduled for May 6-10, has been canceled.

5:30PM Mon. Mar. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Judge Blocks State From Banning Abortion During Pandemic
Despite the best efforts of Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, Texas abortion providers can continue their work – for now.

5:10PM Mon. Mar. 30, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Supporting Austin Music Venues During Shutdown
Alongside citywide efforts like Austin Community Foundation’s Stand With Austin Fund and the Red River Cultural District’s Banding Together ATX, many local music venues have launched their own fundraising options.

9:09AM Mon. Mar. 30, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

Now Streaming in Austin: Maybe Shower
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally-made titles to watch while self-quarantining. If you were wondering how people were getting through the coronavirus quarantine, the big breaking news today is that there's a world shortage of condoms.

8:00AM Mon. Mar. 30, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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Now Streaming in Austin: Fireflies in the Garden
Welcome to Now Streaming in Austin, highlighting locally-made titles to watch while self-quarantining. OK, so in our series of Austin-shot streaming recommendations, we've had comedies, horrors, noirs, documentaries - now it's time for a star-studded weepie.

8:00AM Sun. Mar. 29, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Local Cinemas Embrace Online Experiment to Ride Out Coronavirus Closures
As cinemas closed in the face of coronavirus, there have been widespread fears that many may never open again. That concern has been deepest for art house cinemas. However, in a new wave of experimentation, indie distributors are creating virtual ticket booths that still benefit theaters - including several in Austin.

11:00PM Sat. Mar. 28, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Starting Wednesday, You Can Ride the Bus for Free
Beginning Wednesday, April 1, Capital Metro is implementing free fare for all customers throughout the entire month of April. The free fare service is part of Cap Metro’s ongoing efforts to minimize spread of the novel coronavirus.

1:30PM Sat. Mar. 28, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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These Austin Restaurants Are Standing Up for Their Staff During COVID-19 Pandemic Shining a light on the extra efforts of special local eateries
Local Cinemas Embrace Online Experiment to Ride Out Coronavirus Closures AFS, Alamo, and Violet Crown all screening online

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