"...More important, it would improve the quality -- and even just the visibility -- of the campaigns they run. When we tool around town during the voting season, we don't hear "God, I'm so revolted by the candidates!" though they may indeed be revolting..."
"...News & World Report’s Best Places to Live). This time around, it’s Outside magazine’s “Best Towns Ever: Where to Live Now,” recognizing the “25 Most Fit, Fun and Adventure Ready Towns” in its July issue...."
"...(And Myers clearly gets a kick out of mocking 69's obvious inspiration, Studio 54, and its flamboyant overlord Steve Rubell, who Myers ably portrayed in 54, his only dramatic role to date.) To put his evil plan into action, Goldmember time-travels to the present, with Powers' spy dad, Nigel Powers (Caine), nabbed as bait to lure in Austin, now in league with soul sister Foxxy Cleopatra (Knowles). None of this really matters (and a good half of it is completely incomprehensible); any plot development is just an occasion around which to construct skits for Myers..."
"...The FABPAC recommendations totaled $5 billion over 25 years; most of that in repairs and expansion, rather than new construction. So in picking the projects for this time around, the board's mantra was "worst first," as Superintendent Paul Cruz has put it..."
"...When I was a UT undergraduate back in the grubby early ‘90s, the Hole in the Wall was the standard-bearer of Austin’s self-styled title of Live Music Capital of the World. On any given night of the week, you could see local heroes like Cotton Mather and Banana Blender Surprise, not to mention touring acts from around the world...."
"...Oleg, one of the men onboard, fears that losing perspective may mean losing himself."Diarchy" / Italy (Director and Screenwriter: Ferdinando Cito Filmomarino) – Giano and Luc are traveling through the woods when a storm breaks, forcing them to take shelter in Luc's villa. Gradually and insidiously, a competition emerges between them, with terrible consequences."The Legend of Beaver Dam" / Canada (Director: Jerome Sable; Screenwriters: Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion) – When a ghost story around the campfire awakens an evil monster, it's up to nerdy Danny Zigwitz to be the hero and save his fellow campers from a bloody massacre..."
"...Now, after toting up the homeland security bill and watching Austin's sales tax revenue drop, and drop, and drop, and drop (the terrorists are winning!), staffers, council members, and council candidates are tossing around deficit estimates that are double what, nine months ago, was the worst-case scenario for FY2003. Congratulations, Toby! Here's your full plate and your empty pocketbook..."
"...Vote for Me: Politics in America Howard is dead-on. If you take a look at the thriving documentary communities around the nation, the older ones like Boston and San Francisco, the newer ones in Tucson and Albuquerque, they all have one thing in common: the active support of their public institutions..."
"...Most of the plot revolves around the secondary couple, Claudio and Hero. Hero is a challenge, as a young woman whose virginity provides the narrative linchpin..."
"...Shafeek said "[Dealth Waltz founder and Mondo label manager] Spencer Hickman, before he even came on with Mondo, had been teasing the fact that he had the rights, and it almost became a running joke within the company. 'When's Twin Peaks coming around, when's Twin Peaks coming around?' He used to put it on all the back covers of all his albums, 'Coming in 2014.' Then it was 'Coming in 2015.'"..."
"...I’ve never been a 3-D guy. And, who knows, maybe this is partially me trying to get my hands around something that I was never able to do in real life..."
"...This is really about obsession within the film-loving community. Like its subject matter, the documentary is a low-budget, rough-around-the-edges, passion project..."
"...So what is a true noir? To Muller, it's another case of "you know it when you see it." "It's a certain story where the reader can empathize with characters who are bad, who are doing something that's bad." It's not just crime stories: He sees the style spilling over into westerns, court room dramas, and even the borderline surrealist. While the exact timing of classic noir is hazy around the edges, like a drunk's recollection after an all-night bender, for him the core era runs from 1944 to 1952..."
"...Today (Thursday), the City Council is set to vote to sweep up the husks and leavings of AMN and dump them into ACTV's sandbox with an eye toward freeing up Channel 15, current home of the Music Network, for the privately funded (that is, "professional") music and arts channel being flogged around City Hall by people from L.A. Or something like that..."
"...The toll road plan will not do much good though it will not do as much harm as progressives seem to think unless we have both a real, effective urban transit system, which means one that includes at least some measure of rail, and land-use policies (not just in Austin but around the region) that encourage density and discourage sprawl. Neither of those things is within CAMPO's purview; transit is up to the voters in November, and land use is up to the city councils and county commissioners...."
"...Mindiz-Melton credits Austin Interfaith for the turnaround. "We would not have achieved what we achieved without them..."
"...Gym Buddies centers around Aparna (Nikita Redkar) and her best friend Quinn (Chelsea Lane) as they set out to achieve their fitness goals. Well, kind of – Aparna just broke up with her boyfriend and might be more interested in accidentally tagging him in a gym selfie..."
"...When you drive around Austin with the windows down you can catch glimpses of earlier decades wherever you go. You’ll see midcentury houses with rusted Camaros resting out front, little kids lining up for sno-cones, and high school sweethearts kissing under shady live oaks...."
"...Cesar Chavez, 512/524-0580 With a patio overlooking the Colorado River, the Eastside’s newest hotspot has the feel of a Hill Country campground. Enjoy the scenery during the day or cozy up around one of the fire pits at night..."
"...Thirty minutes prior to the Bacon Takedown, the line from Hickory Street was out the door and around the corner. People had come to see an amateur cooking contest where 16 competitors battled with bacon as their main ingredient..."
"...Our quiz burns through nearly seventy multimedia questions in two exciting hours. The quizmaster gets to know the players, and smack talk flying around in all directions is pretty much par for the course."..."
"...Arkane Studios, hands down the biggest name at the show, showcase their recently released and critically acclaimed stealth game, Dishonored. This is the season when lots of big titles begin hitting store shelves, so a quiet and/or deadly stroll around the beautiful dystopia of Dunwall might be just what’s needed to prove to you that Dishonored is a must-have...."
"...Austin Bat Cave Executive Director Courtney Robinson jumps in. "And hip-hop has always been around for them..."
"...Gramps was a golfer. The Hustle would often find clubs, tees, and – most enticingly – books of golfing jokes lying around Grandpa's..."
"...Long ago, there was a proclamation that on leap day a woman was allowed to ask a man to marry her, and if he turned her down, he owed her a silk dress and a pair of gloves. So we built this program around leap day being a day to romantically defy tradition." The songs in the program will revolve around themes of men pursuing women, women pursuing men, ways to get a man, and ways to comfort yourself should you not manage to get your man..."
"...Still, the 2002-03 AMA did manage to serve up a surprise or two before the night was up. Granted, the city's old guard, represented by Fromholz, Benson, Shaver, et al., was out in force for the evening in a fine example of "What Goes Around Comes Around." On the other hand, Ruthie Foster, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, and Jane Bond (appearing with the Hole in the Wall Gang), exemplified some of the best of what's going on in Austin in 2003..."
"...well, it just gets ugly. Should such terrors come to pass, Manning -- who doesn't actually leave until the end of January -- may be around long enough to see them..."
"...Kiolbassa also mentioned that she's unclear on the role Group Solutions RJW will play in the coming months of the rewrite. According to Pantalion's memo, the communications and public involvement firm has been hired as a subcontractor to assist with gathering public input "for the purpose of informing the commissions' and Council's discussions." According to their website, RJW has worked on numerous local projects, including MoPac and watershed protection projects around Waller Creek..."
"...The walk also provides LGBTQ youth a chance to better understand the history of HIV in and around Central Texas. According to Out Youth’s Kathryn Gonzalez, a local LGBTQ youth center and advocacy organization, “by hearing the stories of partners, families, and friends of loved ones lost, [youth] begin to grasp the enormity of the crisis.” Like allgo, Out Youth is another beneficiary of the event...."
"...Part 2: “I’m the Wolfman” High on being the Wolfman, Wild Bill fails to notice treachery all around him. Jensen’s pulling Don King shit, misleading Bill into thinking he’s fighting Frail Floyd, when really he’s taking on Steel Stan...."
"..."As we were packing up, early in the morning at first light, breathing a little more relaxed, all of a sudden that motion detector starts going rar-rar-rar. I race up the stairs, and there it is, in the middle of the floor, nothing around it..."
"...This latest announcement also includes three whole slates of shorts from around the world, including a swath of Texas and U.S. premieres, and the latest from Calvin Reeder, creator of the um – eye-opening short "The Procedure."..."
"...There's a nonsensical sign, standing straight and tall near broken headstones, noting that the location is under watch of cameras, likely never installed. Trash dots the area around an old white oak tree..."
"...“There’s a ton of them just running around loving stuff, hating stuff,” Porter said. “I gravitate to darker themes in my material, but inspiration comes from a lot of directions..."
"...As the children grow older in front of us – one of the film’s most powerful elements, since the difference between a thirteen-year-old and a fifteen-year-old with a gun is so severe – they become adept killers. The camera, like its subjects, is restless, constantly chasing and shaking around in anticipation of a big game sighting..."
"...JS: No, the mayor’s not going to be sitting around saying “White Horse, but not Barracuda!” It’s going to be some sort of board, a group of people who are qualified to make these decisions in a professional way. There might be people in government on the board, but it won’t be a government board..."
"...Around this time last year, Austin-based Rhythm Superfoods added broccoli to its roster of vegan, nutritionally intact Doritos alternatives. As with their original kale chips, the snack fairies at Rhythm first roll fresh broccoli florets in a garlicky dressing of cashews, spices, and other vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free goodness, and then dehydrate them to irresistibly crunchy effect..."
"...There is also some continuity, as three veterans of the station will stick around: • Brian Blake will remain as IT manager. • Former programming director Doug Gray becomes community media facilitator. • Charles Wright will serve as equipment and lab coordinator...."
"...Larger exterior access panels have already been installed, so sizable crates can be maneuvered into and out of the building more handily, and a large electric lift will be added so supersized artworks can more easily be moved between floors. And the museum's humidity controls are receiving an upgrade that will put them on par with those of major museums around the world...."
"...It's undeniably a big get for the dormitory community, and Mayor Matt Powell said the city was "excited" to host TXMOST (even if it is only a temporary arrangement). He said, "Science museums play a major role not only in providing an educational entertainment option for families, but also in delivering STEM-based resources to get kids excited about science, engineering, and the world around them.”..."
"...On Monday, January 5, the Food Network kicked off a new show called Best Ever that recognizes the best examples of specific dishes from restaurants around the country. The series opened with a focus on pizza, heralding 11 distinctive pies..."
"...They've arranged tonight's screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline to benefit Heughan's favorite charity, Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research (LLR) UK (@beatbloodcancer). The Austin screening is part of an ongoing Emulsion tour around the U.S., largely fueled by social media and Heughan's high-profile job on the Outlander series, which resumes on Starz in April 2015...."
"...Red Army Director: Gabe Polsky Following the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War, Red Army tells the story of the nation's famed Red Army hockey team through the eyes of its captain Slava Fetisov. Whether he was pitted against enemies in the political arena or on the ice, Fetisov's story provides a rare glimpse behind the Iron Curtain of the 1970s and '80s by mirroring the social and political forces at work in the world around him..."
"...Also speaking from the stage was Dan McCabe, the self-identified “Most Boring Person on This Panel,” who runs Bacon’s philanthropic organization SixDegrees.org. More of the panel’s talk addressed that nonprofit initiative’s efforts (since 2007 it’s raised around $5 million to support a diverse array of charities) instead of pimping the celebs’ current media projects, which made the whole thing seem classier than it might have, and the accompanying talk-show badinage served to further confirm the ginger-haired Ms..."
"...This band can easily charge $8 at Red 7, have everyone bounce around for 90 minutes, and earn a thoroughly positive write-up. And yet, they couldn’t help but sound anonymous at Psych Fest..."
"..."It's more important to have healthy outcomes, to have prevention, and to avoid Medicaid births than it is to focus on a principle that is not even in the [budget] strategy," she said. (Indeed, Dukes expressed extreme frustration, saying that moving funds around and limiting access to those funds makes it look as though lawmakers are addressing the lack of women's health care funding and access without actually accomplishing much..."
"...So we enter the new dispensation of all-geographic districts, the sainted "10-1." That's what struck me most forcibly about the maps – there are fairly clear lines around our neighborhood political opinions, and the new political map may well upend many expectations about who votes how and where. A few days before the election, Steve Beers posted a thoughtful piece in Burnt Orange Report about city voting patterns, and he came out strongly in support of Prop..."
"...If you're hanging around the exhibitors, you should probably drop by Booth 2307 where the folks from Antarctic Press will probably be pushing Bad Kids Go To Hell hard. We've been waiting for the movie adaptation of this horror comic since back at Wizard World Austin Comic Con in 2010, when UT alum Barry Wernick told us his comic would be lensing locally at Spiderwood Studios..."
"...Drafthouse Films isn't fooling around when it comes to distributing Danish comedy Klown, but they must be kidding to give the R-rated comedy an all-ages trailer...."
"...– Further down the line, the society will raise private cash for a dedicated visitor and exhibition center. The site already hosts around 4,400 visitors a year, including students on field trips, but AFS hopes to boost that to over 40,000..."