South Austin Popular Culture Center
"...Directed by: Sam Green and Bill Siegel. Checking in with some of the aging core members of the infamous late-Sixties-Seventies radical group the Weather Underground proves to be a wonderful reality check..."
"...David Spritz (Cage) belongs to that dissatisfied modern movie breed of privileged white men who reach some kind of spiritual breaking point and decide to fight back: Think Kevin Spacey in American Beauty, Edward Norton in Fight Club, or Michael Douglas in Wonder Boys or Falling Down. Ostensibly a success story, Spritz is a top Chicago weatherman who’s currently under consideration for a broadcasting position on a New York morning show, Hello America (co-hosted by Bryant Gumbel, in an amusing cameo)..."
"...Just as she promised during our conversation at the recent East Austin Urban Farm Tour, chef Kristine Kittrell is adding weekend brunches and a small, exclusive supper club at Weather Up a couple of times a month...."
"...Update: 8pm: Now Travis County has followed suit, and its offices will be closed on Tuesday. The Commissioners Court, which was supposed to convene in the morning, will meet when weather allows. Education..."
"...The sheer volume of water can cause burrows to fill with water or just collapse, burying them or forcing them out. And just because an animal nests above ground doesn't mean it's safe from the weather..."
"...It's also the time that food-crazy Cajuns lovingly refer to as "gumbo weather." The first frigid north winds trigger a communal urge for huge bowls filled with the cold-weather favorite -- a magical middle ground between stew and soup that reflects the land's bounty and fertile culinary culture. Whether it's chunky with chicken and smoked pork sausage or laced with halved blue crabs and plump Gulf shrimp, hot gumbo counts as the only true antidote for a wetland winter and one of French Louisiana's primary food groups...."
"...The Weather Channel's Jorma Duran reporting live from Beaumont last night. It's a funny clip with some pretty accurate forecasting......"
"...Hell, it looks from here like Austin is closed! And why? Because there's a hint of ice on the ground? A quarter inch of ice renders us helpless? We can't deliver mail, go to work, school, etc., whenever we have one of these winter storms? I mean, sure, going out in this wet, cold misery on foot is an act of masochism to say the least, but still. Well, I suppose ice storms haven't happened that often in the four-plus years I've lived here, but they are a fairly well-known condition of Texas winter. Suppose this weather continues; are we just going to keep closing things down, keep delaying important services, for as long as the storm goes on? This does not make sense to me..."
"...Discovery Channel Local actor Bill Wise is the real saving grace in this educational adventure, wherein "your" mission is to work with a group of kids and a cheerful robot (bad actors all) to learn enough about weather (or use your extant knowledge) to save the world from the crazed "Evil Weatherman" (Wise). He's gotten hold of ancient weather-control devices at Stonehenge, Atlantis, and the Giza Plateau and is hell-bent on using them for his own evil ends..."
"...In my opinion, you are both among the more knowledgeable and objective in verbally cutting through the myriad local issues and positions. In other words, you are usually the antithesis of “fake news.” However, your article last week about the Chamber’s CodeNEXT survey was, in my opinion, way off base in implying a recent “warming to CodeNEXT.” ["Warming to CodeNEXT?" News, May 18.] The only thing warming since the 6-month-old survey is the weather..."
"...On Halloween night, Jesus, a human-sized hot dog, and hundreds of other costumed millennials shivered in the rain at Circuit of the Americas. Twenty-four hours later, a noticeably older crowd sipped wine inside ACL Live at the Moody Theater, where the only inclement weather was a fog machine..."
"...Suggestion: Between day drinking margaritas and avant pop, you’ll forget this cold weather spell any moment now...."
"...Austin ISD is on a two hour delay (call the transportation department at 512-414-0238 if you have any concerns about bus schedules.) The good news is that staff and students will be excused tardies for bad weather...."
"... One of the great things about an improve show is that it's always a one-time experience! I love that last night will never repeat itself in history- ever. Sharing one-time jokes with the comedians on stage and those sitting around you is worth the effort of getting out into the suddenly cold weather. I sit here typing this in numerous layers and with the utmost admiration for the comedians I witnessed last night..."
"...The nice weather couldn't hold after all...."
"...Maybe those cool fronts in July deserve some credit, but the chief reason for this radical change in the cultural weather is the change in the arts funding process itself. When Cultural Arts Program Manager Vincent Kitch was hired last fall, his first mission was to clean up the city's messy method of funding the arts..."
"...Last week's surprise announcement that the city had regained financial footing in its weatherization program was followed by another surprise on Tuesday: Austin Energy's Karl Rábago, vice president for distributed energy services, is no longer overseeing the program. Anthony Snipes, chief of staff for City Manager Marc Ott, made the announcement at Tuesday's meeting of a weatherization subcommittee made up of minority business representatives..."
"...Listening to the star of Cold Weather, Cris Lankenau, talk about his favorite moments of the movie, it's easy to tell he takes pride in the final product. As he goes on about one of his favorite lines from writer/director Aaron Katz's latest film, the excitement is contagious..."
"... They could strain something! A press release from the city trumpets their response to the storm and all its subsequent mayhem. Here's some highlights: "City of Austin Public Works and Transportation: During the course of this event, 11 sanding truck crews and 21 hand-crews worked to clear off 130 bridges, maintained (sanded and cleared) 34 street locations, and continually monitored 22 locations that are potential dangerous in icy weather. Austin Fire Department: From midnight, Jan..."
"...Boomers, unite. Amid the fictional superheroes about to swarm into movie theatres this summer comes The Company You Keep, which foregrounds some historical combatants of yore: members of the Weather Underground who went underground for the last 40 years, forging new identities that provided safe cover until the events of the film threaten to expose some of these characters as long-wanted fugitives..."
"...True to the series, Fiennes' Steed is a gentleman out of place and time, a stiff-upper-lip Brit working for the mysterious British agency known only as The Ministry, headed by Broadbent's eccentric Mother and Shaw's equally oddball Father. When the weather over the Isles goes haywire thanks to Connery's bombastic and thoroughly deranged meteorologist character, August de Wynter, Steed is paired with the leggy Thurman as Dr..."
"...In “the near future,” a multi-nation effort to retard the planet’s globally warmed death spiral to, um, our current reality has resulted in a ring of weather control satellites orbiting the Earth, hilariously dubbed “Dutch Boy.” But someone – Steve Bannon? Doctor Evil? – has hacked their way into said satellites and the ginormous international space station that controls and constructs them. This results in a Weather Channeling orgy of cascading meteorological fiascos..."
"...As East Texas and six nearby states gird for the weather activity that just passed though our area, San Marcos, Wimberley, and areas along the Blanco River and other low-lying Hill Country are digging out from early-morning flooding...."
"...Unlike many local acts who gig constantly, Erin Ivey shows up only on special occasions. Friday, the petite singer-songwriter celebrates her new live album, Dreamy Weather, at Club DeVille in what promises to be an eclectic evening of surprises...."
"...In a word, wow. The first of the 1996 summer blockbusters finally arrives (after some of the best-edited theatrical trailers I've ever seen) and – surprise! – it's a keeper, a tumultuous love story set against the backdrop of 24 hours of really, really inclement weather in the Oklahoma heartland..."
"...Bit by bit, Kate transforms him into her ideal Man About Town. She cuts off his dreadlocks, she cleans up his street jive, she chooses his wardrobe, she chases off his girlfriend and appoints a more suitable bride (in other words, a match made in ratings heaven -- between the Man About Town and the white Weather Girl)..."
"...Sixties films were wild about sandy frolics starring Gidget, Elvis, Frankie and Annette. None of that beach bunny nonsense for us: When summer hits, we like to snap the shades shut, burrow under blankets, and tuck in with a foul-weather downer of a movie...."
"...I could get used to this alternating hot and cold weather! Especially when it involves rain. The weather is going to be gorgeous again this weekend, in the seventies with cool breezes: perfect market weather...."
"...The cooler temperatures we had last week didn’t dip low enough to kill off the hot weather vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, and eggplant (it wasn’t too great for the basil, though.)..."
"...August, as any Austinite will tell you, is the most unforgiving month here. Moving from Boston, Mass., Brooks found the Texas sun unbearable, so she started paying attention to the weather..."
"...August 27 marks 20 years since Stevie Ray Vaughan took that fateful helicopter ride after a show at Alpine Valley in Michigan. To commemorate, Legacy Records reissued Couldn’t Stand the Weather, Vaughan’s second record with Double Trouble and their first platinum seller...."
"...I've got some old friends from the East Coast visiting town this week, and they want to take advantage of the warm weather. What's a great restaurant with a nice patio where I can take them out to dinner?..."
"...Big news on the bad weather front: Overnight freezing weather means a delayed start to primary voting in today's elections, while yet again schools and campuses will be locked until late...."
"...Now for a lightning round of local restaurant news: Chef Kristine Kittrell advises us that her new Weather Up (1808 E. Cesar Chavez) kitchen has escaped the city permit process and is fully operational Tuesdays through Sundays from 5-11pm, offering an inviting assortment of what she calls "posh snacks"....."
"...It’s going to be warming up this weekend, so we will be back to the sunny and dry weather. I am hoping it won’t be as humid as it was before that last front came in..."
"...The weather prognosticators say that this weekend is going to be warm (in the eighties) and probably rainy (we need it!), but we’ll see. They couldn’t have been more wrong about last weekend, after all...."
"...With warm weather approaching it is difficult to avoid daydreaming about the long days ahead: backyard bbqs, good friends, seasonal brews, and of course, peach cobbler. While severe drought conditions persist throughout Central Texas with the rest of the state experiencing similar effects, as far as peaches are concerned, it’s all good news for now...."
"...The Sunday farmers markets were tough last weekend, weather-wise, due to that icy polar wind just whipping across town...."
"...Romantic vacations are riskier than most of us care to admit. Bad weather, unreciprocated smiles, and GPS malfunctions can sour the mood in an instant, and when the fog of passive-aggressiveness sets in, it’s hard to see past your own nose..."
"...Rain, and cooler weather--MAGNIFICENT! It may even be raining Saturday morning, but there is no reason to believe the weather report--we sure as shooting didn't get any 3 inches as promised on Thursday (shakes fist as Mark Murray)...."
"...WM: Kathryn Weatherup owns two successful bars in Brooklyn, and The New York Times has swooned over her abilities, saying "she lavishes attention on her cocktails, which she approaches with the punctiliousness of a lab technician and the purity of a nun. In her hands, a classic manhattan is a four-minute rite." After a visit to Austin, Weatherup saw the light and decamped to our town, where she and partner Gabe Harrelson have created Weather Up..."
"...The adolescent ticket-taker at Monday's matinee told me I have really pretty hair, and I very nearly fell over – how often, really, are people kind without provocation or generous without hope of reward? I was a little bit shamed, actually, and I decided I was going to be a better person, starting right then and there – starting, in fact, with G-Force, a movie I had only an hour before referred to, sight unseen, as "that goddamn gerbil spy movie." My first mistake: G-Force stars guinea pigs, not gerbils. My second mistake: I should have pledged to start this new open-hearts policy in another 89 minutes, which is how long it takes to weather this technically competent if utterly artless family film from überproducer Jerry Bruckheimer..."