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“Cruel” Anti-Abortion SB 8 Sent to Gov’s Desk to Become Law
The most sweeping anti-choice bill since 2013’s House Bill 2 now moves to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk for an expected signature.

4:05PM Fri. May 26, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Five Things to Do in Austin This Weekend
Well, of course there’s Netflix and/or Hulu or whatever, yes. That’s what good sitting alone – or with however many others – in your room can be. But sometimes it’s even better – much better – to leave that goddamn room, to head out into the bigger room with the blue ceiling, into the city where you live, and be part of all that’s going on.

11:50AM Fri. May 26, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Drafthouse Wonder Woman Screenings Bring Out the Trolls
Whether it be Girlie Night screenings or Tough Guy Cinema, the Alamo Drafthouse has often taken a playful approach to gender in its booking philosophy. However, now it's riding high above some criticism that it's holding a women-only screening of Wonder Woman early next month.

5:50PM Thu. May 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Numbers Don't Lie, Film Rebates Work
With the Legislature's budget arguments almost done, the film, TV, and video-game industries nervously await the fate of the Texas Moving Image Industry Incentive Program (TMIIIP). Many fear that, having already lost TV shows like American Crime and The Leftovers, more productions will quit the state.

4:15PM Thu. May 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Exit U2
Released March 9, 1987, The Joshua Tree topped U.S. charts, sent “With or Without You” and “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” to the same spot, and eventually sold at least 10 million copies here and triple that worldwide. The tour comprised 111 shows in three legs over nine months. A fourth leg from U2 landed its sixth show in Houston Wednesday night.

3:20PM Thu. May 25, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Uber, Lyft Return to Austin Monday
Rideshare firms Uber and Lyft have announced they plan to return to Austin, as Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to sign transportation network company law House Bill 100. As a result, local rideshare rules like Austin‘s background check ordinance will be thrown out, to be replaced by weaker statewide rules.

11:55AM Thu. May 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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There Will Be Substrate Phantoms in Austin on Saturday
As if living in a demon-haunted world – thank you, Carl Sagan – isn’t harrowing enough, now we’ve got to deal with phantoms in the goddamn substrate? But, wait – maybe that’s a good thing?We’ll certainly find out after author Jessica Reisman releases her new novel, Substrate Phantoms, at Malvern Books on Saturday, May 27, 7pm.

12:01PM Wed. May 24, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

The Sour Notes Ride It Out
The pendulum of daily life, swinging from inspiring, devastating, and the mundane, receives gorgeous representation in the Sour Notes’ video for “Ride It Out.” Shadowing Blacklist and Law & Order: SVU actress Danielle Burgess, the clip finds her experiencing joy in the moments between the grind of modeling and ritzy parties.

10:30AM Wed. May 24, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

The “Collectors Show” at grayDUCK Gallery
The “Collectors Show” at grayDUCK Gallery on East Cesar Chavez is, as you might guess, a show about collectors. Or, rather, about what you might infer about collectors (of visual art) from what they collect.

10:00AM Wed. May 24, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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