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David Giancola Puts the Pedal to the Metal With Axcellerator
You can hear David Giancola's grin on the phone. The filmmaker is driving from his home in Vermont to Boston to catch a flight to Austin, where he will present his latest sci-fi action romp, Axcellerator, as part of the Other Worlds Film Festival's year-round screening series. It's not just the warmer weather - although that's a plus, he says.

8:37PM Tue. Jun. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Houston Company Buys Texas Monthly
Texas Monthly just announced it has been sold to Texas Monthly, LLC, an affiliate of Enterprise Products (EPCO), a privately held company with interests in real estate, ranching, and energy production. For two years, the owner has been Houston private equity firm Genesis Park.

12:15PM Tue. Jun. 25, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s Not Running Again and You Can Thank the Lord
You won’t find controversial right-wing legislator Rep. Jonathan Stickland, R-Bedford, ranting obnoxiously on the House floor anytime soon, and you’ve apparently got the big guy upstairs to thank.

7:10PM Mon. Jun. 24, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Local Restaurants Celebrate Negroni Week
If you ask us, summer in Texas is negroni season. This might not be an intuitive statement at first glance – Lone Star, the signature drink of lakeside picnics and backyard barbecues, is probably the first bev that comes to mind – but when you consider the cocktail’s history as a hot weather aperitif in various sunny European nations it makes more sense.

2:15PM Mon. Jun. 24, Emily Beyda Read More | Comment »

Austin Drag Brunch Roundup
Drag queens are at the height of their reign. You’ve seen them on the big screen. You’ve seen them win Emmys. Some boldly say they’re America's new favorite pastime. But, one thing that has arguably reigned longer than the queens themselves is brunch.

1:30PM Mon. Jun. 24, A. Micah Mills Read More | Comment »

Maggie Rogers Invigorates Austin City Limits
Upon entry at ACL Live on Friday, Maggie Rogers eyed the audience. “Okay Austin,” she quipped after jogging out in a flurry of red tassels. “If you’re still sitting down, I don’t know what you’re doing.” Considering her opener “Give A Little,” reclining onlookers at her Austin City Limits taping weren’t prepared for the cosmic pop force that is Rogers.

12:55PM Mon. Jun. 24, Rachel Rascoe Read More | Comment »

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Austin Monitor Publisher Merges With Glasshouse Policy
Last week, the Capital of Texas Media Foundation – publishers of the online subscription city politics newsletter Austin Monitor – announced a merger with Glasshouse Policy, a research and public engagement nonprofit.

9:00AM Mon. Jun. 24, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Cyclists Take to the Track for Bike Night at Circuit of the Americas
Pedal-pushers of various skill and fitness levels rejoiced as Bike Night returned this month to Circuit of the Americas. The weekly events allow cycling enthusiasts to take to the smooth 3.4-mile, 20-turn track normally reserved for significantly speedier conveyances.

8:00AM Sun. Jun. 23, Reid Jowers Read More | Comment »

Float Fest Cancelled
Float Fest, the summer gathering that combines a music festival with river tubing, has been canceled. It was scheduled to run July 20-21 in Gonzales.

5:27PM Fri. Jun. 21, Kevin Curtin Read More | Comment »

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Float Fest Cancelled Construction delays, caused by rainfall, thwart music & tubing
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Council Bites the Bullet, Helps the Homeless Decriminalization advocates prevail, new shelter deal OK'd
Celeste Quesada Retires From the Austin Music Awards Creative director led the metamorphosis of the AMAs

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