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Austin’s Ninth Annual Bug (Eating) Festival
Two legs good, six legs tasty!
DAILY Food  June 1, 2016, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...The Delysia Chocolatier people will be there, and those Slow Food Austin folks, and representatives from the Grow Network and Aspire, and the ever-industrious women of Crickers crackers. And more, yes, as the event is sponsored by Yelp, as your Austin Chronicle’s Wayne Alan Brenner probably won’t stumble too badly in his emceeing duties, as the first Saturday in June eventually fades among Manor Road’s plethora of drinking and dining venues … and the uneaten, still-living, free-in-the-urban-wild crickets begin their nightly chirp...."

Other Worlds Austin Has The Answer
Writer/director Iqbal Ahmed talks identity before Texas debut
DAILY Screens  May 18, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin Chronicle: Where did the basic idea for this come from, apart from you going, "I shall write a movie where the accountant is the hero"? Iqbal Ahmed: Some of my favorite movies are the ones that surprise me. Films that start in a world that I recognize, and that start in a very banal, relatable world..."

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...."

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
Arts Story  May 5, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...In that time, Mills has been a conscientious steward of the company, taking care to preserve the traditions that connect Ballet Austin to the city – such as the annual production of The Nutcracker, 53 Christmases and counting – while also developing a ballet for a new Austin, a growing, more cosmopolitan city with a taste for the new and daring. "New" matters to Mills; on being handed the keys to his artistic home, Mills told the Chronicle, "Bringing new work into our company is the number one priority for me." It's a goal he's made good on, choreographing more than three dozen new dances himself, including an inspired adaptation of Hamlet that's been performed around the U.S..."

Do Me Baby! Austin Does Prince
Only Bowie may have prompted era peer the following year
DAILY Music  April 27, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Equally here and now is the fact that the disc was produced and compiled by John Riedie, who landed on the cover of the Chronicle April 15 as Austin Creative Alliance CEO...."

East Austin Urban Farm Tour Announces Lineup
Eat at more than 20 restaurants on one Sunday
DAILY Food  April 5, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...Since we are all about lifehacks here at the Chronicle food desk, we are going to tell you how to achieve both squad goals in one afternoon. Farmhouse Delivery is presenting the seventh annual East Austin Urban Farm Tour between 1-5pm on Sunday, April 17, with bites from some of Austin’s best restaurants and sips from some of the best beverage artisans..."

Austin Music Legends Honored at AMAs
Susan Antone will receive the first-ever Margaret Moser Award
DAILY Music  March 1, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Last year, despite the all-star house band and one-of-a-kind tribute performances to Ian McLagan and Austin High School, the 33rd Austin Music Awards felt like they were missing something special. Margaret Moser, celebrated Chronicle writer who produced and directed more than 30 AMAs, was no longer at the helm...."

When Is Austin Comedy a Sure Thing?
Maybe on a Wednesday, definitely on a Saturday
DAILY Arts  February 3, 2016, by Spencer Beghtol and W. A. Brenner
"...But, yeah, how do you know that even something called Sure Thing is a … sure thing? It all depends on the night’s line-up, right? More or less? Still, we dispatched one of our newest comedy-craving Chronicle interns, the redoubtable Spencer Beghtol, to check out the Sure Thing action last week when Pat Dean was the headliner, and this is his report:..."

Playback: The Austin Music Poll's 11th Hour
A final push to get out the vote in the Austin Music Poll
Music Column  January 28, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...If you haven't already voted in the Austin Music Poll – make haste. The ballot, available on p.3 or online at, expires Monday, Feb..."

5 Reasons to Love Breakfast in Austin
From breakfast tacos to coffee, Austin knows how to do breakfast
DAILY Chron Events  December 11, 2015, by Allen Martinez and Patricia May
"...We’re serious about breakfast tacos [image-3] Folks in Austin are serious about their tacos. The fact that The Austin Chronicle has its own bracket pitting the city’s best morning taco delights speaks volumes about their importance..."

Austin Food and Wine Alliance Awards Culinary Grants
Here are all the winners
DAILY Food  December 9, 2015, by Brandon Watson
"...Here are this year's winners: Texas Keeper Cider: $12,000 The AFWA grant will help the cult craft cidery build a taproom featuring micro-batches and Texas-sourced cider/wine hybrids. See the Chronicle profile of the brand here...."

Other Worlds Austin Celebrate Women in SF
Fest announces new award, plus YA opening night film
DAILY Screens  November 2, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sadly, they are as under-represented as creators of genre films as they are everywhere else in the movie industry. Selected by a jury consisting of Chronicle senior editor Marjorie Baumgarten, Atlanta Film Festival creative director Kristy Breneman, and Gamechanger Films president Mynette Louie, the winner must either be written or directed by a woman, or represent female performers as strong, leading protagonists..."

Frizzi 2 Fulci Haunts Austin
Fabio Frizzi on melody and mayhem with Lucio Fulci
DAILY Screens  October 2, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin Chronicle: While he’s best known as a horror director, you first worked with Fulci on I Quattro Dell’Apocalisse...."

No Smoking, Austin: 10 Years Later
Chronicle revisits smoking ban at bars, music venues
DAILY News  September 4, 2015, by R.U. Steinberg
"...The Chronicle revisited some of those on both sides of the argument to reflect on the ban and get their input on what will probably become yet another debate in the months and years to come – e-cigarettes...."

Austin’s Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival Has No Bounds In Stock
The annual juggernaut of performative hijinks returns to the ATX
DAILY Arts  August 28, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Joplin: [frowns] You know that, right? I mean, you’re the Chronicle’s Listings Editor, right?..."

Austin's Public-Access Glory Days
When We Were Live time-travels back to weird TV
Screens Story  August 27, 2015, by Marc Savlov
"...OG 512 live music videographer-cum-docent CapZeyeZ's Dave Prewitt, New World Order hater Alex Jones, The Austin Chronicle's Best TV Talk Show Host, 1991, Ask Livia [Squires] Live, and many of the other luminaries of legendary Austin late night have offered to share their memories (and 3.5-inch tape footage) from ACTV's finest years. Hell, I may even show up, sidearm drawn...."

The Cartography of Home: Austin's Atlas
The Chronicle talks to Ann Armstrong of map project Austin's Atlas about the local preservation tool
News Story  July 23, 2015, by Cindy Widner
"...Austin Chronicle: Why did you create Austin's Atlas?..."

The 2014-15 Austin Critics Table Awards
Top honors to Salvage Vanguard's Thr3e Zisters, LOLA Austin's Femme Bohème, and Texas State's Kiss Me, Kate
Arts Story  June 4, 2015, by Robert Faires
"...Critics participating in this year's awards – covering the period from May 1, 2014, to April 30, 2015 – were the Austin American-Statesman's Cate Blouke (theatre), Claire Cana­van (theatre), Luke Quinton (classical music/visual art), Claire Spera (dance), and Jeanne Claire van Ryzin (arts); and the Chronicle's Elizabeth Cobbe (theatre), Caitlin Green­wood (visual art), Adam Roberts (theatre/classical music), Elissa Russell (theatre), Seth Orion Schwaiger (visual art), Jonelle Seitz (dance), Natalie Zeldin (classical music), and Robert Faires (arts). Theatre..."

House Delays Closure of Austin SSLC
Amendment scraps SSLC closure
DAILY News  May 23, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...Despite guardian pleas, the Senate approved SB 204 – a Department of Aging and Disabilities restructuring bill – by Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, in a 26-5 vote in April, as the Chronicle previously reported..."

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour
Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom
Arts Story  May 7, 2015, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...Austin Chronicle: How has your work changed since you've become a parent?..."

Art and Motherhood on the West Austin Studio Tour
Four WEST exhibitors reveal how their work is informed by being a mom
Arts Story  May 7, 2015, by Caitlin Greenwood
"...Austin Chronicle: Mockingbird Domestics sits right at the crosshairs of design, art, and home furnishings. How do you personally feel connected to the work?..."

Senate Votes to Close Austin State Supported Living Center
Despite guardian opposition, Senate passes bill to close Austin SSLC
DAILY News  April 14, 2015, by Mary Tuma
"...However, that is precisely what guardians of SSLC residents want to avoid, for the health and safety of their loved ones, as the Chronicle previously reported (See: "Evicted and Helpless," Sept. 19, 2014)..."

Amplify Austin 2015: The Little School That Can
Our give-a-thon series continues with some love for St. James'
DAILY Chronolog  March 2, 2015, by Jessi Cape
"...As the launch of Amplify Austin nears, a few of us in Chronicleland would like to share some favorite causes and Austin nonprofits...."

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
"...(How fine, precisely? Later this week, we'll be running a full review by the Chronicle's own Jessi Cape, so check back for that.)..."

Top 10 (+1) Major Shifts in Austin Visual Arts in 2014
In the visual arts, 2014 was marked by transition: for galleries, curators, and critics
Arts Story  December 31, 2014, by Seth Orion Schwaiger
"...4) THREE CRITICAL VOICES MOVE FROM AUSTIN Austin Chronicle's Andy Campbell, Glasstire's Dorota Biczel, and everything-man Russell Etchen now serve as Austin's ambassadors to Houston, Peru, and L.A...."

Google Fiber Rolls Out in South Austin
Sign-ups begin in South, Southeast Austin today
DAILY News  December 1, 2014, by Mary Tuma
"...Separately, in an attempt to help bridge the digital divide for low-income residents, Google and the city of Austin announced plans to offer free Internet access to housing authority residents last month, as the Chronicle previously reported. Those services will be rolled out concurrently with the overall Austin strategy...."

Wizard World Austin Comic Con 2014
PHOTO GALLERY  October 7, 2014
"...Dalek-ed wheelchair wins the Austin Chronicle Best Costume award..."

Putting the Austin Into Wizard World Austin
Local talent appearing at the geek culture gathering
DAILY Books  October 2, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...2pm: Challenges of a YouTube Startup Hey, it's the Chronicle coverstars of Weird Girls, talking about finding an audience for your web content (Room 8)...."

National Magazines Have Eyes on Austin Food
Food trailer and piemakers garner national attention
DAILY Food  August 26, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Though it's not in Austin proper, Royers Round Top Cafe (105 Main in Round Top) is a popular dining destination for Austinites. Royers also made the list with their much-loved pecan pie based on a recipe shared by longtime Houston Chronicle food editor Ann Criswell..."

Point Austin: Going Down Slow
The fading numbers of Austin's African-Americans
News Column  June 26, 2014, by Michael King
"...Like the Chronicle's music writers, Cole has noticed in recent years a diminishment of the "social scene": "cultural venues and opportunities to socialize with other African-Americans" – so that young people may look around and think there are greener (or livelier) pastures elsewhere, perhaps Houston or Atlanta. She noted also that "social justice issues" in general – dropout rates, teenage pregnancy, poverty – are inevitably raised in these discussions, but in her experience, "I don't think the African-Americans who are leaving are necessarily the victims of those types of statistics..."

Your Window Into the Austin Invasion Music Festival
Concert Window allows ATX fest to be streamed online
DAILY Music  June 19, 2014, by William Harries Graham
"...Austin Chronicle: The first Concert Window shows were at Club Passim?..."

Point Austin: Clean Is as Clean Does
Austin's success against sealants starts a trend
News Column  June 19, 2014, by Michael King
"...At the Chronicle, we had plenty of fun responding to the Statesman's manufactured hysteria – another of many examples that pasting "investigative" onto a story does not mean better reporting. Our Jan..."

Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014
Supposedly sane people, totally making shit up for 45 hours straight
DAILY Arts  June 18, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: You're producing the improv marathon at the Hideout this year?..."

Mike Martinez: 'Leadership of Austin's Tomorrow'
News Story  May 29, 2014
"...Austin Chronicle: You've emphasized in your campaign that you're "a working-class guy with working-class values." What do you mean by that, and why do you think it's important?..."

Austin Sketch Fest
Skewering reality for the fifth year in a row – now with Skinny Bitch Jesus Meeting and more!
Arts Story  May 22, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: You're returning to this city to perform in the Austin Sketch Fest. When was the first time y'all came here?..."

Austin Critics Table Awards 2014
Nominees announced, with top honors to a 'Vibrator,' a fixed 'John,' and a merry 'Roll'
Arts Story  May 8, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Those ink-stained wretches of the arts beat have made their call. After poring over the hundreds of stage productions, concerts, and exhibitions mounted in town between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014, the folks who cover culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin Chronicle have agreed on the most outstanding achievements in dance, classical music, visual arts, and theatre in the past year and announced the results..."

Chaos in Tejas Returns with A Weekend in Austin
Organizer Timmy Hefner books a mini fest May 28 – June 1
DAILY Music  April 18, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...“I feel like I’m running out of cool, unique things that I’m really excited about,” he told the Chronicle...."

White Denim Added to Austin City Limits’ 40th Anniversary
Local foursome about to go even wider thanks to PBS staple
DAILY Music  April 7, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The foursome, Chronicle cover boys for the Austin City Limits Music Festival last summer and again last month during South by Southwest, have enjoyed a mighty fine ride since the October release of fifth LP Corsicana Lemonade, working two runs around the country with one supporting Tame Impala. Then two sets at SXSW, last Thursday’s eye-opener at Stubb’s, and soon they’re off to Europe for dates with the Arctic Monkeys before returning stateside to play Lollapalooza before this homecoming at the Moody...."

SXSW Live Shot: 2013/2014 Austin Music Awards
An epic last dance for AMA director Margaret Moser
DAILY Music  March 13, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...“Tonight is about celebrating Austin music on a night when the whole world is in town,” emcee Andy Langer announced at the onset of the 32nd annual Austin Music Awards, the last ceremony run by departing Chronicle senior writer Margaret Moser. “For a long, long time, the center of the musical universe revolved around this woman.”..."

The Austin Review's Launch Party Is GO
New indie journal releases itself with a night of readings & noms
DAILY Books  January 10, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...For, verily, we are little other than Deep & Serious Connoisseurs of Literature here in the arts section of your Austin Chronicle. Do we not host the annual Short Story Contest, the latest winners of which are methodically being chosen even as you read these words? Do we not retain a dedicated, case-hardened phalanx of proofreaders to save us from our own editorial missteps of spelling and grammar? Do we –..."

Never Mind the Polar Kind, Austin Has Its Own Vortex
And that irrepressible powerhouse of theatre is about to turn 25
DAILY Arts  January 9, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That ragtag and industrious repertory company – in the person of co-founder Sean TC O'Malley, ganking your reporter from some Chicago House open mic in '89 – was what first got me involved in theatre in this town. And so why, in part, I've been covering the arts scene for your Austin Chronicle for nigh on 15 years now? You can blame the Vortex, friend.]..."

Austin Aquarium Manager Sent to Federal Shark Tank
Covino gets a year behind bars
DAILY News  December 4, 2013, by Jordan Smith
"..."Ammon is a talented and creative builder who was assigned with the design and building" of both the Portland and Austin aquaria, Vince Covino reiterated in a Dec. 3 email to the Chronicle..."

Austin Kleon Keynoting SXSWi 2014
Local author to give Interactive Conference opening remarks
DAILY SXSW  August 26, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Since then, he's also released 2012's Steal Like an Artist and even shared some tips for aspiring writers here on the Chronicle website...."

More Tequila for Austin
Tequila 512 offers huge flavors for medium price
DAILY Food  August 22, 2013, by Wes Marshall
"...This interview starts with Lauren maintaining that her handsome husband might share some of Tito’s attributes. Look for more about Tequila 512 in todays's print edition of Austin Chronicle...."

The Food Issue: Finding Austin's Bodegas
We need to talk about Austin's takeout issue for a minute
DAILY Food  June 12, 2013, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Read more Food stories at The Austin Chronicle’s Food Issue is on stands Thursday, June 13...."

This Is a Blogpost About Austin's Jennymarie Jemison
Partly because her movie's in the Seattle International Film Festival
DAILY Arts  May 20, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: Acting and graphic design aren't necessarily complementary skill sets, though you seem to have an instigating talent for both. How'd you choose to work in both areas?..."

Assaulting the Stand-Ups at Austin's Heckle Factory
The New Movement: Our favorite content(ious) providers
DAILY Arts  April 10, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: Oh yeah?..."

Why Austin?
Kim Jong-Un attempts to keep Austin scared
DAILY News  March 29, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...As folks who are somewhat familiar with Austin, we at the Chronicle have some ideas...."

From the Vaults: The Yellow Brick Road Leads to Austin
Michael Sieben illustrates new edition of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'
DAILY Screens  March 8, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...To illustrate the book, the publishers called on Austin artist Michael Sieben, who is also known as a member of Austin's Okay Mountain collective of artists, as well as the co-owner of Roger Skateboards. Sieben, who confessed last month in an Austin Chronicle interview that his "very first paying gig as an illustrator" came from this publication, also discusses in that piece the process of how he got this illustrious job and why he remains in Austin...."

Yehudi Mercado Brings a Cartoon Rodeo to Austin Books
Celebrating the release of 'Pantalones, TX' this Saturday
DAILY Books  March 6, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...Austin Chronicle: Kind of like a junior version of Smoky and the Bandit, right? As the press release says...."

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