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East Austin Studio Tour: The Eureka Room
Sometimes you order 7,000 LEDs – you know, light-emitting-diodes – from China, and the company fucks up. But the company fucks up in your favor, because they double the order and send you 14,000 LEDs instead. Whatcha gonna do?

4:15PM Thu. Nov. 8, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Five Strange & Beautiful Pins You Should Know About
So many lapel pins out there lately. And some of them adorable enough to unleash a mild squee over, and quite a few of them hawking one fandom or other, and so many based on some TV-related creation, oh boy, advertise your corporately sponsored pop-culture affinity, rep-re-seeeeeeeent! But, hold on a second.

8:00AM Tue. Sep. 11, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Coffee Lids Book at BookPeople Tonight
“If you’re one of the billions of people worldwide who begin the day with a cup of take-out coffee,” goes the press release, “you may have marveled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid.” Well, yes.

9:30AM Mon. May 7, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

It’s Free Comic Book Day in Austin on Saturday
Because that’s the deal on the first Saturday in May – as it has been since 2002, thanks to a certain Joe Field of Flying Colors Comics in Concord, California.

1:30PM Fri. May 4, 2018, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Afridrilles, Shoes From Africa to Austin and Beyond
In the spirit of teaching a person to fish instead of simply giving them a meal, Ubuntu Made, an Austin based nonprofit, is making waves by using a combination of entrepreneurship and philanthropy to help those in need through … shoes.

7:00AM Sat. Apr. 14, 2018, Acacia Coronado Read More | Comment »

Ink & Paper & the Dark Ambience of Demdike Stare
A man named James Renovitch is ultimately to blame. I’ve been listening to the intense, tenebral noisefests of Demdike Stare for about a year now, having been introduced to their work only because of the brand of notebook I tend to write in and which I tend to write in mostly because that brand of notebook works really well with this fountain pen I’ve got.

10:00AM Mon. Sep. 18, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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Summer has you feeling all vibrant and exhilarated … that is, until you realize that you’re sweaty, itchy, and smelly. Luckily these local skincare products have you covered. They’re free of all the stuff you can’t pronounce and full of wholesome ingredients guaranteed to revitalize your soul, or at least your Instagram game.

8:00AM Sun. May 21, 2017, Isabella Castro-Cota Read More | Comment »

Beware the Spill Zone at BookPeople on Monday
Fierce, sure, because this tour has a foursome of YA authors presenting their new darkling fantasies and spymaster thrill rides – and one of these things is not like the others, because it’s text and pictures.

8:00AM Sat. May 13, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Flying in Style With Five and Four
So Austin-Bergstrom International Airport has a new terminal, the South Terminal, and never mind any rumors that the addition was necessary just to handle the extra traffic that floods in during SXSW – because that, at least, is bullshit.

8:00AM Thu. May 4, 2017, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

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