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SXSW Adds 102 Movies to 2019 Film Festival Lineup
After Us, what else does the film fest have in store?
DAILY SXSW  January 16, 2019, by Richard Whittaker
"...The massive list of 102 features, TV and streaming titles, and special events includes all the titles for the Narrative and Documentary Feature Competitions, Headliners, Narrative and Documentary Spotlight sections, Visions, Global, Episodic Premieres, and 24 Beats Per Second...."

This Holiday Season, Give Political Gifts That Resist
Anti-MAGA merch, feminist nudie mags, Chron swag, and more
News Story  December 6, 2018, by the News Staff
"...Is it 2020 yet? Celebrate our inch-by-inch movement toward the light with gifts from the heart and the conscience. You can also direct your holiday glad tidings toward any of the worthy nonprofit providers and advocates in our Wish List. Stocking Stuffers..."

EAST 2018: Brenner’s Picks
Our savvy arts reprobate has a few suggestions for you, comma, citizen
DAILY Arts  November 15, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And, because those two previous items mean that you’re probably jonesing to get your EAST on like never before … here’s a brief list of recommended stops, to help you decide among the 500-plus possibilities almost bullying this city with their powerful, creation-backed tyranny of choice...."

Texas Book Festival 2018: The Full List
Lineup includes Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, + 280 more
DAILY Arts  August 29, 2018, by Robert Faires
"...Fall just got a little closer, readers, not in a meteorological sense but a literary one. The Texas Book Festival has released the full list of authors for its 2018 event, and you can look forward to more than 280 great guests to attend, among them Cecile Richards, Julián Castro, Susan Orlean, and Dessa...."

Hereditary
Toni Collette's burning inferno of a performance illuminates this extraordinary horror
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Film Review  June 8, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Hereditary is a flawless example of slow-burn horror. It stands with and above the best contemporary horror domestic dramas, like Kill List and A Dark Song, and alongside true classics, like The Haunting and The Innocents..."

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
News Story  May 3, 2018, by Mary Tuma
"...24, Cole secured nearly $54,000 in contributions while Vela got only $8,000. Most of his donations are modest (with the exception of one $1,500 donor), while Cole's include $20,000 from Annie's List and several $1,000 donations..."

Five Recommended Arts Events in Austin This Weekend
Benthos, People’s Gallery, porn, dance, and homely weirdness
DAILY Arts  February 22, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Based on Annie Sprinkle’s Post Porn Modernist, brought to staged life by Madison Young, it’ll lay bare (so to speak) the mostly underground realms of BDSM, pornography, and kink. And if the show gives you even more, ah, ideas than you already have? We suggest stocking up on supplies, on whatever new accessories you might require, via this list of adult stores and sex shops in Austin...."

SXSW’s Big Third List
YFN Lucci, Wyclef Jean, Ought, and 572 more
DAILY Music  January 10, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...In one gargantuan list, South by Southwest programmers have stocked more than a quarter of the music lineup for the March mega conference. Big names include “Everyday We Lit” rapper YFN Lucci, Fugees Haitian Wyclef Jean, and Canadian post-punk breakouts Ought...."

Headlines
News Story  January 4, 2018
"...Year of the Woman? 100 Democratic and Republican women have filed to run for Texas legislative seats this year, as compared to 76 women who filed in 2016, according to Annie's List. The surge, mostly led by Democratic candidates, could be attributed partly to Trump pushback (at least for Dems), the #metoo movement, and the success of women candidates in Virginia...."

BBC Names Top 100 Comedies of All Time
Film critics poll picks Some Like It Hot for top slot
DAILY Screens  August 22, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...Unsurprisingly, the comedy that nabbed the top slot frequently shows up on lists of the best films of all time, full-stop: Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot, which put Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in a dress and a spotlight on Marilyn Monroe’s undersung comic gifts. Rounding out the very well-rounded top 10 – a classic Cold War satire, silent slapstick, romantic comedies, the Marx Brothers, Monty Python, and more..."

All Eyez on Me
Keep ya head up but don't expect too much from this biopic
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Film Review  June 23, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Instead, the film just plods from one incident to the next, beginning with Shakur’s mother Afeni (Gurira), a Black Panther emerging from jail with her yet-to-be-born son still in her womb, and continuing all the way to the rap icon’s still-unsolved murder in Las Vegas, at the age of 25. Only in the post-credits do the filmmakers fully list the amazing amount of work Shakur created during his brief time on Earth..."

The 25th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
The lowdown on the 2017 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories
Arts Story  June 8, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...In a large number of this year's entries, including the 10 finalists, characters experienced the loss of someone close or could see such a loss coming and were caught up in the process of grieving. In life, the void at the heart of that process can make feelings difficult to articulate, but in fiction, words can be found to describe the pain and turmoil inside, and we readers can understand what it means to endure the death of a sister who drove you crazy when she was alive, a parent when you yourself are still a child, a lover who doesn't speak your language...."

Quote of the Week: Sally Hernandez
The sheriff's grandmother had a way with words
News Column  May 18, 2017
"...– Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s advice to women running for office during Tuesday’s Annie’s List training..."

SXSW Panels: Woke Food
SXSW food track navigates contemporary food systems
DAILY Food  March 14, 2017, by Emily Beyda
"...Most of the talks here focus on the infinite possibilities of the future, how everything is going to be bigger, better, faster, brighter from here on out. How we can access a better world through smart coding and intentional consumption; a vision of a kind of late-stage capitalistic utopia where you can fix what ails you, heal the world, by buying the right things in the right way..."

SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity
Wendy Davis on Clinton's loss and the prospect of future gains
DAILY SXSW  March 11, 2017, by Mary Tuma
"...Davis, who now leads the woman-focused advocacy initiative Deeds Not Words, joined Cynthia Terrell of Representation2020, which works to include more women in elected office, on the panel moderated by Texas Tribune congressional reporter Abby Livingston. Panelists discussed ways women face gender inequity in politics, and offered solutions to fix the glaring problem..."

SXSW Unloads Headliners
Avett Brothers, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan plus 134 more
DAILY Music  February 24, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Combing through South by Southwest’s last eight band lists totaling some 1,593 artists, we’ve asked ourselves, “Where’s the beef?” There were ample up-and-comers, international intrigue, and local luminaries, but few – if any – headliners. Until now...."

SXSW Announces Film Lineup
Edgar Wright's Baby Driver, Ben Wheatley's Free Fire, and more
DAILY SXSW  January 31, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...The film fest, running March 10-19, just released the nearly full lineup (sorry, horror fans and those with short attention spans, you have to wait another week for the Midnighters and shorts lists). The Headliners category drops three big additions, with a few more promised to come..."

SXSW Music No. 5
Hurray for the Riff Raff, Naomi Achu, Cakes da Killa, and 171 more added
DAILY Music  January 27, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...The remainder of the list brims with emerging artists, international curiosities, and homegrown breakouts. Cameroonian singer Naomi Achu has signed on for the Music portion of the festival running March 10-19 in downtown Austin..."

2016’s 10 Biggest Queer Crushes
We’ve got a crush on you and all you do
DAILY Qmmunity  December 29, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...We know she’s no stranger to these lists, but hello Presidential Medal of Freedom. *wipes away tear*..."

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  October 6, 2016, by Nick Barbaro
"...Abby Wambach will be the keynote speaker at Annie's List's annual San Antonio luncheon this Friday, Oct. 7, at the Marriott Riverwalk..."

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