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The Weather Underground
Former members of the Weather Underground still know a thing or two about "which way the wind blows" in this always timely documentary.
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Film Review  September 26, 2003, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

The Weather Man
In this heartfelt comic drama, a wonderfully controlled Nicolas Cage plays a man who, despite the appearance of success, is despondent over his superficiality.
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Film Review  October 28, 2005, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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)..."

Weather Up Starts Brunch This Weekend
Popular Eastside cocktail spot adds brunch, bimonthly supper club
DAILY Food  April 23, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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...."

Winter Weather Emergency Update
Who's open, who's closed for the cold snap in Austin
DAILY News  January 15, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Local Critters Struggle Through Wet Weather
Austin, Hill Country's animals getting hammered by rains, other harsh conditions
News Story  July 13, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...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..."

Gumbo Weather: Winter Warmup, Cajun-style
Food Story  February 4, 1999
"...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...."

A 'Wild Streak of Weather' or Instant Meme?
Does the Weather Channel reporter predict the conditions on the ground accurately?
DAILY Emergency  September 13, 2008, by Kate X Messer
"...The Weather Channel's Jorma Duran reporting live from Beaumont last night. It's a funny clip with some pretty accurate forecasting......"

Why Do Texans Let Weather Get in the Way?
Postmarks  January 17, 2007
"...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..."

Operation: Weather
Screens Story  February 9, 1996
"...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..."

Nothing Warm but the Weather
Postmarks  May 21, 2018
"...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..."

All-Weather LCD Soundsytem
Consecutive nights united by one continuous party
DAILY Music  November 2, 2017, by Abby Johnston
"...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..."

Where the Girls Go/ATX: Extreme Weather Edition
Queertastic grrrl events this weekend, and every weekend.
DAILY Qmmunity  November 14, 2014, by Sarah Marloff
"...Suggestion: Between day drinking margaritas and avant pop, you’ll forget this cold weather spell any moment now...."

Bad Weather (Slight Return)
Two hour delays for some, but which schools are open as normal?
DAILY News  February 11, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Ignore the Winter Weather Austin, Improv will Warm Up Your Weekend! 
Improv Warms All at the Paramount!
DAILY Chron Events  November 22, 2013, by Sarah Sharif
"... 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..."

Heavy Weather
An unseasonably mild year of city arts funding ends in a tempest
Arts Story  September 24, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...The nice weather couldn't hold after all...."

Change in the Weather
A different kind of summer for the city arts funding process
Arts Story  September 3, 2004, by Robert Faires
"...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..."

Bad Weather Means Delayed Start
Good news: Forecast of ice means a lie-in
DAILY News  February 23, 2015, by Richard Whittaker


More Bad Weather, More Closures
UPDATE: A fresh chilly blast means more lousy driving conditions
DAILY News  January 28, 2014, by Richard Whittaker


Cold Weather Tips
It looks like autumn finally caught up with Austin. Are you prepared?
DAILY News  December 10, 2012, by Monica Riese


Hot Chocolate for Cool Weather
Homemade hot chocolate mix will warm up your day
DAILY Food  October 26, 2012, by Mick Vann


Weather-Beaten but Still Ticking
City lands $900,000 for weatherization but Rábago no longer heads program
News Story  January 6, 2012, by Amy Smith
"...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..."

Stormy Weather
AFS Essential Cinema presents Fire Beneath the Ice: Films of Iceland
Screens Story  November 19, 2010, by Kimberley Jones


Leather Jacket Weather
This year's Chaos in Tejas blobs Austin
DAILY Music  May 19, 2010, by Audra Schroeder


Changes in the Weather
As Burnt Orange cools down, UTFI heats up
Screens Story  January 18, 2008, by Joe O'Connell


Chile Weather
Food Column  August 30, 1996, by Virginia B. Wood


Quiet on the Set
Less talk, more action: Aaron Katz and Cris Lankenau sound off on Cold Weather
Screens Story  March 12, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...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..."

We Don't Need No Stinkin' De-Icer
City trumpets response to the great storm of aught-7
DAILY News  January 19, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"... 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..."

The Company You Keep
Members of the Weather Underground resurface in this contemporary thriller directed by Robert Redford.
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Film Review  April 26, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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..."

The Avengers
It's been some time since I had a chance to catch the old BBC television show upon which this updating is based. Last weekend, then, found me sprawled in my...
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Film Review  August 21, 1998, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

Geostorm
It's not just a storm, it's a ...

Film Review  October 27, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

Memorial Weekend Flood Assistance
Resources for folks hit by the Memorial Weekend floods
DAILY News  May 24, 2015, by Nina Hernandez and Kate X Messer
"...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...."

Erin Ivey: The Finest Kind
Local singer-songwriter indulges ‘Dreamy Weather
DAILY Music  June 5, 2013, by Jim Caligiuri
"...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...."

Twister
A daredevil storm chaser gets the tornado he's always longed to see.
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Film Review  May 10, 1996, by Marc Savlov
"...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..."

Livin' Large!
Dexter Jackson (Carson) wants to be a TV news reporter something fierce. This young black man is anxious to break free of the family dry cleaning business and, toward that...
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Film Review  September 20, 1991, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...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)..."

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary
Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies
DAILY Screens  May 19, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...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...."

Farmers Market Report: April 20-21
Perfect conditions this weekend
DAILY Food  April 19, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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...."

Farmers Market Report: November 3, 2012
What's happening at the farmers markets this week
DAILY Food  November 1, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...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.)..."

Studio Visit: Lily Brooks
This photographer's move from Boston to Austin meant a change in the weather and more
Arts Column  September 21, 2012, by Andy Campbell
"...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..."

In a Blink of an Eye
A conversation with Double Trouble’s Tommy Shannon
DAILY Music  July 28, 2010, by Jim Caligiuri
"...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...."

Dear Glutton: The Best Patio Dining
Where to take out-of-towners to enjoy the warm weather
Food Column  February 2, 2017, by Emily Beyda
"...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?..."

Thundersleet Brings Late Starts (Updated)
Another night of freezing conditions delays primary voting hours
DAILY News  March 3, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...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...."

Food-O-File
As the weather cools down, the food event calendar heats up
Food Column  October 4, 2013, by Virginia B. Wood
"...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"....."

Farmers Market Report: April 14-15, 2013
Rhubarb and squash blossoms have arrived
DAILY Food  April 12, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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..."

Farmers Market Report: March 30-31
Easter weekend happenings at the markets
DAILY Food  March 29, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...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...."

Peach Forecast
The outlook is delicious
DAILY Food  March 7, 2013, by Anna Toon
"...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...."

Farmers Market Report: Jan. 19-20
Perfect farmers market weather!
DAILY Food  January 18, 2013, by Kate Thornberry
"...The Sunday farmers markets were tough last weekend, weather-wise, due to that icy polar wind just whipping across town...."

In Our Nature
Writer/director Brian Savelson’s feature debut is a study in fine gradations of resentment in the great outdoors.
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Film Review  December 14, 2012, by Leah Churner
"...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..."

Farmers Market Report: September 15th
What to look for at the markets
DAILY Food  September 13, 2012, by Kate Thornberry
"...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)...."

Crawl No. 1
Yellow Jacket, Weather Up, and the Scoot
Food Story  August 10, 2012, by Claudia Alarcón and Wes Marshall
"...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..."

G-Force
In its gadget-lust and obvious Transformers envy, G-Force is a loud and stupid Jerry Bruckheimer production, and its guinea pig spies are similarly crude.

Film Review  July 31, 2009, by Kimberley Jones
"...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..."

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