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Austin Fashion Week Challenge: Black and Tan
What Would Tim Gunn Say? That AFW's Black and Tan rocked.
DAILY Design  May 6, 2013, by Anne Harris
"...An eclectic crowd gathered at Haven on Friday night for Austin Fashion Week's Black and Tan challenge, the brainchild of lingerie designer Megan Summerville. One of the few events of the week emphasizing construction and design over commerce, the evening did not disappoint...."

Austin Fashion Week: Go Local for 'Noir & Encore'
Austin Fashion Week gala benefits Arc of the Capital Area
DAILY Design  May 3, 2013, by Anne Harris
"...If you wanted a primer on Austin fashion designers, Saturday's Austin Fashion Week soiree, Noir & Encore, would be a good place to start. Enthusiasm for our diversity of design talent as "there must be something in Austin's water", is common..."

Austin Fashion Week 2011 Recos
The annual celebration of design and couture heats up
DAILY Design  August 22, 2011, by Anne Harris
"...Along with the end of summer comes Austin Fashion Week, capped off by the Austin Fashion Awards on August 27th at Moody Theater. This week, Saturday, August 20th through Saturday, August 27th, the denizens of Austin's style industry will crank out their wares and services during official and special events...."

Austin Startup Week
Getting started with Austin Startup Week
Screens Story  October 2, 2014, by James Renovitch
"...The purpose of Austin Startup Week is trifold: to showcase what Austin has to offer start-ups; to schedule panels and discussions pertaining to issues that concern upstart companies; and to schmooze, schmooze, schmooze. The week is filled with helpful tips, peers, and business opportunities, but like most everything in the world of start-ups, it is what you make it..."

Austin Fashion Week Recommended: April 27
If Sunday is your holy day you may not make it to services
DAILY Design  April 26, 2014, by Anne Harris
"...Fifth, 4-7pm). Doesn't mens fashion deserve some love this week? Join Dandy's (411 Brazos #110, 4-7pm) for an open house with fellow locals, West China Tea serving up "Cockteals" which are crafted traditional Chinese teas with spirits..."

Austin App Now Under Under Armour Umbrella
MapMyFitness adds tech component to leading sports brand
DAILY Screens  November 19, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...One of the world's leading purveyors of workout gear announced last week that it would acquire an Austin-based app, MapMyFitness...."

Austin and the Academy
'Tree of Life,' 'Bullhead' score Oscar nominations
DAILY Screens  January 24, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Chronicle with Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League and Bullhead director Michael R. Roskam over the weekend; you can read the interview here...."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
What can Austin do to combat the powercenter plague? More than you might think.
News Column  November 7, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...You might not know this from reading the Statesman editorial board, which last week reflexively burbled out from its persistent vegetative state the familiar spin that the sins of big boxes are purely aesthetic, and thus venial rather than mortal. "Most buildings are big boxes..."

The Oral History of Austin Beerworks
How the local brewery became the heir to the aluminum throne
Food Story  March 9, 2017, by Eric Puga
"...Michael Graham (co-founder, Sales & Marketing): [Back in the early 2000s], Adam went to Baylor and I went to the University of Colorado in Boulder. Adam came up to visit one weekend and we just crammed in as many brewery tours as possible..."

Austin @ Large: A Bad Precedent
The courthouse deal is another chapter in Austin's same old sad Downtown saga
News Column  January 30, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...But I do usually try to reserve my energies in this space for public problems that it's not too late to solve, instead of just bewailing the injustice of it all. This week's sermon, though, may be an exception...."

Austin Stories
News Story  August 9, 2002
"...Council Member Daryl Slusher, much maligned during the Stratus debate, spent much of the past week promoting his idea to establish a community fundraising effort to purchase land owned by Stratus Properties -- specifically the 246-acre Tract 110, slated for office development. Perhaps he could pick up some extra cash from some of the prominent Stratus-oriented folks who donated funds to his May electoral campaign..."

Playback: Austin Music's Cooperative Future
Could music collectives make Austin the next Music Row?
Music Column  August 20, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...The end is nigh for Red 7. The Downtown concert venue was expected to remain open through September, but last week owners audibled to close a month early...."

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
DAILY Books  February 4, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame has a new book out from First Second this week – and he'll be presenting it in Austin on Sunday...."

This Week's Waste of Time
A healthy serving of 70s vacationing all in one free video game
DAILY Screens  September 2, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...There are cute games and significantly more not-so-cute games, but more often than not they deal in war-torn landscapes, the coldness of space, or imaginary worlds with very solid boundaries. There are exceptions, the most important one right now is This Week's Waste of Time, Seasons With Thomas...."

Guide to Austin Improv
The venues, events, troupes, and individuals who have transformed Austin into a "Yes, and" boomtown
Arts Story  August 25, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Several hundred are said to be active at present, and you can find them making instant theatre across the city seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. They present dozens of different shows weekly, everything from short-form competitions to long-form narratives based on literary and film genres to stories for kids narrated by a dog (with an actual dog onstage)..."

Page Three: Hell in a Handbasket
or, the Worst of Austin

A week in the life of local government
Columns  August 27, 2010, by Nick Barbaro
"...Well, the shit is certainly hitting the fan this week. From the Chamber of Concrete/Austin American-Statesman war on public education to the eternal shell game that is the Domain development swindle to the increasingly ludicrous boondoggle that is Water Treatment Plant No..."

Cool Austin, Cool Planet
This Earth Day, the ambitious Austin Climate Protection Plan celebrates a first year of slow, quiet, but impressive progress
News Story  April 18, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...On the muni side, those include individual climate protection plans for each city department and an education program for the 12,000 city of Aus­tin employees. On the community side, immediate goals include an informational website for Austin citizens – expected to launch this week – and a local carbon-footprint calculator and offset program..."

Recent Austin News Headlines
The week's news in review
News Story  March 23, 2017
"...It's a lengthy agenda, with the long-delayed Austin Oaks PUD matter headed for second reading and what looks to be a contentious 6:30pm public hearing. See "Council: A Busy Week at the Lege," Mar..."

Austin Aquarium Manager Sent to Federal Shark Tank
Covino gets a year behind bars
DAILY News  December 4, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"...On Monday, Dec. 2, just over a week before the new Austin Aquarium is scheduled to open to annual-pass holders, a Florida federal judge sentenced Ammon Covino, one of two brothers behind the new Northwest Austin aquarium, to a year and a day in federal prison for illegally procuring wildlife to exhibit in the first aquarium he opened, in Boise, Idaho...."

Ten of Austin's Top Sommeliers
A guide to somm-built wine lists in town
DAILY Food  July 9, 2013, by Margaret Shugart
"...They are the ones showing wine buyers the new trends.” He explained there are many talented and knowledgeable people building wine portfolios at the restaurant level around town, but the majority of establishments rely on suppliers and sales representatives to educate them on the next hot thing. Collins spends at least two weeks in Italy every year, traveling and tasting, in search of undiscovered treasures..."

Imagining Austin
Public forums begin on comprehensive and mobility planning
News Story  April 23, 2010, by Katherine Gregor
"...Austinites can "vote" on those issues at next week's Imagine Austin community forums, April 27-May 1. At the workshops – expanded to include both the city's Comprehensive Plan and its Strategic Mobility Plan – participants will work together to place people and employment around the region..."

Austin @ Large: Where's the Mayor?
Mayor Will Wynn visits European capitals – will anybody in Austin notice he's missing?
News Column  June 4, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...As I write this, it's cool and rainy (64 degrees) in Bonn, Germany, this week's featured stop on Mayor Will Wynn's tour of Europe. Fearless Leader, along with Austin Energy's Roger Duncan, will be speaking at an international renewable-energy conference and talking up Austin's designs to become the capital of that world, too..."

Austin @ Large: Welcome Back, Kirk
Kirk Watson's new job at the chamber stands at odds with his "message" as mayor.
News Column  December 5, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...I really don't sit down every week and think, "Hmm. How can I embarrass the Austin business elite today?" I have my own misgivings about a big-box ban over the aquifer -- qualms that, when viewed from 30,000 feet, look a lot like those of the Chamber of Commerce, the Real Estate Council of Austin, the Statesman, and all the other suits..."

Austin @ Large: Austin at Large
Thoughts on land use, social justice, and making Austin look, feel, and work better.
News Column  July 25, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Just to get it out of the way, let me note that the Kill-the-Smoking-Ban Countdown is now in week two, there being no City Council meeting today (Thursday). With the Budget Monster due to be unleashed July 30, we can safely assume further smoking-ban action will be deferred until after budget approval in mid-September..."

Playback – Now Hiring: Austin Music Office
Austin’s top governmental job in music is up for grabs
Music Column  April 27, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...The City's Economic Development Department (EDD) this week posted an online application for manager of their Music Division, a top governmental position held by Don Pitts since the office's inception in 2010. Pitts resigned in February, citing excessive bureaucracy, then returned as a consultant to assist through the busy spring festival season..."

East Austin Studio Tour? Here’s Four More Picks!
Just doing our best to mitigate that bothersome FOMO, citizen…
DAILY Arts  November 17, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...We posted an initial list of EAST picks earlier this week, and there are a brief five more from Sam Anderson-Ramos right here, too...."

West Austin Studio Tour: Recommendations
Five suggested stops along the annual Westside visual-arts tour
DAILY Arts  May 10, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...So many things to see during the two weekends of the West Austin Studio Tour, and of course you can get the best overview at the project’s own website, but we’ve got some picks for you – the sort of things you might otherwise miss, but which you should see if you enjoy beauty and professional technique and, uh, Chronicle recommendations...."

Hozier Takes Austin Music Hall to Church
Irish balladeer calls to the wretched and joyful
DAILY Music  April 22, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Duetting with Belfast singer-songwriter Alana Henderson, who set down her cello to steal the spotlight as a vocalist, Hozier captivated the audience with “In a Week.” The sinuous folk song about finding bodies in the hills of his native Wicklow County was a moment of grace with ancient wordplay and breathy vocals. Ramping back up with the full band, Hozier’s somewhat formulaic succession of mid-tempo rock songs with wordy hooks was spelled by R&B-influenced pop single “Sedated.”..."

Kickstart Your Week With Team Atlas
Live fitness tracker does what others can't
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2014, by Monica Riese
"...Kickstart Your Weekend is a series intended to showcase Texas film and tech projects that are crowdfunding their way to a goal, be it distribution, a prototype, or production costs. If you have a project that we should know about, email us at"

This Week's Waste of Time
Free Gaming Via Adult Swim
DAILY Screens  July 7, 2011, by James Renovitch

Art City Austin
The big outdoor art fair is spreading the love, via partnerships and pink notes
Arts Story  April 24, 2009, by Robert Faires
"...Art City Austin 2009 is on its way this weekend, and the annual outdoor visual-arts fair is seriously spreading the love this year: to architects, to performance artists, to bicyclists, and to, well, everyone in town. See, not only has sponsoring organization Art Alliance Austin expanded its Art City partners to include Pecha Kucha Austin, the Fusebox Festival, and Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop, it's also commissioned performance-art visionary Jaclyn Pryor (floodlines) to create a new iteration of her love-note courier service, pink, so anyone who visits Art City this Saturday and Sunday will be able to send a love note to anyone else in the city via a messenger on a pink bike...."

Austin @ Large: Vote, With Your Feet
This week's elections set the stage for years of citizen butt-kicking to come
News Column  May 14, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin @ Large: A Healthy Heart
Central Austin neighborhoods should embrace UT, not fight it.
News Column  January 23, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Some of them have, in the draft Central Austin Combined Neighborhood Plan, come up with a new approach: Make West Campus more like West Campus. As we reported last week, the plan conceives a grand bargain: In return for slamming the brakes on creeping student infill projects in the single-family neighborhoods near UT, the neighbors have given unprecedented support to increasing the density of West Campus proper...."

Paola Antonelli and Interaction Design
We talk with MoMA's Paola Antonelli about interaction design
Screens Story  March 12, 2015, by Andy Campbell
"...In many other museums, but usually in museums of the moving image or in social history museums, video games are presented with the arcade cabinet. Just last week I was at a farewell party at a Lower East Side dive bar, and they had Pac-Man in the cabinet..."

Design Standards
Austin's new commercial design standards are ready for prime time
News Story  August 11, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"...For the converted New Urbanists at City Hall, the shining City on a Hill (or, in this case, the gleaming bench on the sidewalk) is Downtown's Second Street, that eclectic mix of shops, restaurants, and residences buoyed by the AMLI condominiums. Second Street, and the Guadalupe 31 mixed-use development near UT, says Brewster McCracken, "are examples of the development type that's going to become common on our major thoroughfares." The City Council's about to make that happen, with a set of commercial design standards that they'll consider on first reading this week...."

Then There's This: Tuning In to Austin
Before revising land code, city performs field work with 'Code Next'
News Column  September 27, 2013, by Amy Smith
"...City planning staff and a team of consultants spent this week hosting a trio of "listening sessions" across town, gathering details about what residents like about their everyday stomping grounds and what they'd like to see changed – or not changed at all...."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2013
Arts writers raise their glasses to outstanding art in list of nominees
Arts Story  May 24, 2013, by Robert Faires
"...11 Week Interval, Jeff Williams, AMOA-Arthouse..."

Point Austin: God Knows
Two recent Texas lessons about the relation between religion and freedom
News Column  December 14, 2007, by Michael King
"...In the wake of Comer's forced resignation (which actually occurred several weeks before Nov. 29, when the States­man's Laura Heinauer broke the story), the agency drafted a transparently scurrilous memo attempting to portray Comer (after nine years of service) as "insubordinate." Spokes­woman Debbie Ratcliffe (who should know better) said that Comer had failed to remain "neutral" on issues before the SBOE..."

ACC South Austin: Plain, Weird, or Just Plain Weird?
Board spends $1.1 million on architecture fees and gets a Kleenex box
News Story  January 28, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...While Sosa is unhappy with The Box ("I could have designed something like that"), she's willing to accept it more or less as is: What matters to her is that the building not become any smaller, and that the campus open as soon as possible. The SACAC will come up with an official recommendation for action at their meeting this week..."

Austin @ Large: Big-Box Breakdown
Impact? What impact? The city's slothful retail strategy.
News Column  July 9, 2004, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...I was at City Hall last week and asked one VIP to comment on the big-box retail study presented to the City Council last week. "It was amazing!" this person said, tongue wedged somewhere between cheek and eardrum..."

Austin's Chambermaid
News Column  June 16, 1995, by Alex de Marban
"...The mayor is victorious. A week after a presentation by Mayor Bruce Todd before the Chamber of Commerce members urging them to support a governor's veto of House Bill 3193, which would excise Chamber member Gary Bradley's Circle C subdivision from Austin's extra-territorial jurisdiction, the Chamber of Commerce Executive Board voted Tuesday, June 13, to do just that..."

The Downtown Austin Plan
The city unveils its Downtown Plan in progress
News Story  January 11, 2008, by Katherine Gregor
"...That core question informs the Downtown Austin Plan, commissioned by the city and now being executed by the Austin office of ROMA Design Group. Early concepts and soft recommendations developed in Phase One (which stops at defining issues and opportunities) began a community review this week..."

CodeNEXT Prepares to Rewrite Austin
Sound Check, a week of city development code-related events, kicks off Nov. 16
News Story  November 12, 2015, by Katie Matlack
"...After years of working with stakeholders in smaller groups, November is showtime for the CodeNEXT team, who are eager for citizens to come out Nov. 16-21 during "Sound Check" week..."

Austin at Very High Speed
The who, what, where, when, and why of Formula One racing
News Story  July 9, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...Instead, the occasion turned into Suttle's first experience with the sometimes mercurial ways of Eccle­stone. Suttle recalled, "We start walking this thing around, working out what are we going to do, and I told Tavo, 'Eventually it's gotta be someone other than old Tavo and Richard telling people this is going to be a deal.' He said, 'Well, eventually Bernie will announce it, that we're going to have a United States Grand Prix, so we ought to prepare for that.'" Hellmund wasn't exaggerating: A week before the May 30 Turkish Grand Prix, the Austin group was preparing for a considered and rounded press release when the Ecclestone announcement made headlines..."

Point Austin: Budget Puzzles
Before your eyes glaze over, a few matters for consideration
News Column  May 18, 2007, by Michael King
"...We're a week off from the official opening of city budget season – the May 24 council policy discussion, intended to set budget priorities for the coming fiscal year – but the poor-mouthing has already begun. According to the city staff budget mavens (in their May 3 five-year forecast to the council), the 2008 budget will show a nominal $27.5 million gap between income and expenditures – that is, for a projected general funds budget of $595.8 million, we'll have an income of $568.3 million, leaving a $27.5 million shortfall..."

Point Austin: Beside the Point
City Council notes
News Column  April 15, 2005, by Michael King
"...John's Tabernacle over on Blessing Avenue. Before the recess, the council is scheduled to consider (postponed from last week) the "Blue Ribbon Committee" to be appointed to make "quality-of-life" recommendations based on the problems identified in the city's African American Community Scorecard..."

Austin @ Large: Before the Flood
The Waller Creek Tunnel could have been a boon to Downtown; now its just another failed proposal in the City of Ideas.
News Column  August 23, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Last week, City Hall abandoned the tunnel, after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided it didn't pass their cost-benefit test and thus didn't merit their participation..."

Austin @ Large: Out Into the DAMP
The Downtown Mobility Plan has critics from both the right and left, and that could be its undoing.
News Column  June 14, 2002, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...To begin somewhat far afield: Last week Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley announced that he would not, despite months of speculation, run for governor of Maryland. National media found this interesting, because O'Malley's opt-out clears a path to the statehouse for Lt..."

Point Austin: The Tree in the Way
Commission decision could lead to changes in tree ordinance
News Column  October 21, 2011, by Amy Smith
"...The Planning Commission spent weeks listening to public testimony and deliberating whether the tree should make way for a Downtown development. On Oct..."

The Austin Climate Protection Plan
An update on the state of the city's ACPP
News Story  December 7, 2007, by Katherine Gregor
"...Duncan cited a major benefit of the city's national reputation as an innovator: "Everybody knows what we're doing. When you become well-known as an absolute leader in the field, new technologies come to you." He fields calls and requests every week from researchers, solar manufacturers, and other enviro-tech companies that want to work with AE...."

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