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Wild New Board Game Sculpts Itself Up a Kickstarter Win
As board games go, this one’s pretty simple. As board games go, this one’s a real hoot and a half.

12:45PM Fri. Jul. 10, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Checking In: Kydd Jones Focuses
When Jackie Venson landed the opportunity to program essential summer concert series Blues on the Green for TV on Wednesday, she handpicked four local Black performers. Fellow Austin native Randell “Kydd” Jones occupied one of those coveted spots. “Roughly 25 minutes of authentic rap flashed by at the speed of rhyme,” read the Chronicle summation.

10:10AM Fri. Jul. 10, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

A Permanent Vacation in Palm Springs With Max Barbakow
At some point, Groundhog Day became a genre, not just a film. It's the common cultural shorthand for a cinematic time loop film, which is exactly what director Max Barbakow and writer Andy Siara weren't envisioning when they first started writing Palm Springs. Still, they inadvertently ended up made one of the best of the genre.

8:00AM Fri. Jul. 10, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Baking for Good Cooks Up a Tasty Benefit for Black Art Matters
Pop Quiz: 1) Do you like supporting a good cause?
2) Do you like sweets?
If you answered "yes" to either question – and especially if you said "yes" to both – then you need to know what local nonprofit Baking for Good has cooked up to benefit the initiative Black Art Matters.

3:30PM Thu. Jul. 9, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

Blues on the Green Pivots Successfully to All-Black Blues on the Screen
Summer concert series Blues on the Green, which draws tens of thousands of locals to Zilker Park annually, rechristened as Blues on the Screen Wednesday night for a pandemic-stricken populous. Fox 7 Austin teamed up with Austin City Limits Radio (97.1 FM KGSR) to broadcast a two-hour prime-time special benefiting the Central Texas Food Bank and E4 Youth.

2:15PM Thu. Jul. 9, Derek Udensi Read More | Comment »

Pandemic Production: Brandy and Ryan Fons, Publicists
On March 4, married couple and public relations duo Brandy and Ryan Fons, founders of Austin-based film publicity firm Fons PR, were in Los Angeles at a work event, diligently preparing to support their filmmaker clients through the busy weeks of South by Southwest.

11:00AM Thu. Jul. 9, Selome Hailu Read More | Comment »

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Video Premiere: Sarah Jarosz Shares “Johnny”
“How could a boy from a little bay town,
Grow up to be a man,
Fly the whole world ’round,
And end up on the same damn ground he started?”

Fourth track on June’s World on the Ground, “Johnny” traces a Hill Country nomad as written and sung by Wimberley-reared folk seer Sarah Jarosz and accompanied by Dadaist visuals.

9:00AM Thu. Jul. 9, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) may have had to go online for 2020, but the selection for this year's virtual fest is still worthy of the big screen, with the announcement that new documentary The Capone Tapes is this year's opening night film.

7:22PM Wed. Jul. 8, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Supercharging Big Medium’s Artist Relief Fund
Due to an overwhelming number of applicants to Big Medium’s Artist Relief Fund, the individuals behind the Canopy art and office complex have pledged to match up to $10,000 in donations made by Sunday, July 12.

5:10PM Wed. Jul. 8, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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A Dangerous Man At 18, Billy Joe Wardlow took a man’s life. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his.

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