You want to go to a place where everybody knows your name?
That’s your house, right? Where you live?
Dollars to donuts, citizen: Everybody in your house – unless you’re being, what, burgled? – everybody there goddamn well knows your name.
You know that Bennu Coffee place on MLK, the one with the gorgeous custom-built bar? The one that’s open 24/7 and is usually filled with people slaking their need for caffeine and tasty noms and a place to hang or study their asses off?
It might seem a bit odd, comparing our Trump-tainted trainwreck of a 2017 to the Spandex-flexing DayGlo paroxysm that was 1984, right?
But, when you’re talking about George Orwell's novel, well, things can get real insightful really fast – and pretty fucking creepy, too. And what about – hello, climate change – what about John Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath?
Ever had too much time on your hands? That's what fantastical horror comedy Dave Made a Maze is about. So what's the craziest thing that producer John Charles Meyer ever built when killing time? "This movie."
The westward migration from NYC to Missoula, Mont., may sound like a strange choice for a celebrity gossip writer, but makes more sense when taking into account Anne Helen Petersen’s penchant for nationally conscious storytelling that weaves the cultural into the political. Also, today’s celebrities mostly exist on the internet.
Former vice president and one-man meme Joe Biden will stop at the Paramount Theatre in December as part of his American Promise Tour. He’ll promote his new book, but also, according to the press release, "connect friends and neighbors around the topics that matter most." Is there nothing he can't do?
Mechas, Atlanteans, and vampires: While last weekend's RTX festival was under the banner of local online studio Rooster Teeth, there were big announcements there for local animation outfits Powerhouse and Mighty Coconut as well.
Finally, a full year after the Austin Police Departmentshuttered its DNA lab due to out-of-date procedures and unqualified analysts, department officials have tapped a third party to run an audit on the five remaining crime labs currently in operation.