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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 »

Checking In: Alex Coke Plays Saxophone In His Driveway
“Tough Texas Tenor” described Dallas native and Austinite since 1977 Alex Coke in a millennial Chronicle feature, the saxophonist responding: “I was born in Texas and I play the tenor, so I guess that qualifies, but it takes a long time to get a sound.” And what thoughtful, humanist tone that remains – Mondays in his driveway for the hood, and here online.

3:47PM Wed. Jul. 8, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Fantastic Fest Canceled For 2020
Another, seemingly inevitable hit to Austin's film festival scene has landed: Fantastic Fest, the annual celebration of global genre film run by the Alamo Drafthouse, has been canceled for 2020.

6:30PM Tue. Jul. 7, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

High (Relative) Turnout in Early Voting as Election Day Approaches
Through Monday, more than 50,000 people had voted in Travis County – 6.08% of registered voters. From those early returns, Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir estimates a final turnout of about 15% – not overwhelming, but high for an interim election.

2:30PM Tue. Jul. 7, Michael King Read More | Comment »

Chef Maribel Rivero's Encurtidos Recipe
Though Manor Rd. favorite Yuyo has shuttered, executive chef Maribel Rivero is still sharing her South American food expertise via her Cocina Maribel live virtual classes, with topics including knife skills, braising, and ceviche making.

10:12AM Tue. Jul. 7 Read More | Comment »

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Checking In: Ley Line Needs Their Sisterhood
Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, and twins Madeleine and Lydia Froncek blend Brazil, Latin America, West Africa, and Austin as Ley Line. Multi-lingual single “Ciranda” ebbs a Brazilian “choral arrangement accompanied by a bass drum and a circle dance” in tribute to ocean goddess Yemanjá. It’s the third song advancing this fall’s We Saw Blue.

10:10AM Tue. Jul. 7, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Austin-Based Code 4 Helping Local Government and Businesses Reopen Safely
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Found in Translation: Hirokazu Kore-eda Explores The Truth
Every journalist has had an awkward interview. One that just didn't gel, or the interviewee was cantankerous, or the questions were idiotic. That’s exactly what Hirokazu Kore-eda presents in the opening of his latest film, The Truth, as an actress blows off a series of asinine questions during a press junket.

2:00PM Mon. Jul. 6, Richard Whittaker 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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