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Drunk on a Train
Four friends bar crawl their way down the Capital Metro Red Line
Food Story  July 12, 2018, by Emily Beyda, Jessi Cape and Maurice Graves
"...I keep downing the dregs of everyone's unfinished pints as they hand them to me in utter train-makin' failure, but I can say that I had at least a four-spot of my own. I grabbed another pint of the recently introduced Dad Jokes Mexican Lager, which is corny and citrusy and so damn delicious on a sweaty adventure like this, thinking about making a train every 45 microseconds..."

Beachcombing Is Always Better With a Good Companion
This new illustrated guide is the perfect summertime accessory
DAILY Arts  June 22, 2018, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And those are just tiny excerpts, of course, a mere three pieces of bright driftglass from a well-bound beach of information chockablock with treasures. You’ll want to enjoy all of what Burgard has to share in this Beachcomber’s Companion – especially as she includes a section called “The Beachcomber’s Tool Kit,” to make sure you’re properly prepared, mentally and supplywise, before setting off on your next surfside adventure...."

Now Streaming in Austin: Distance
He said, she said, IRL and online, in Distance
Screens Column  May 10, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Dobrenko based the show on his own long-distance relationship experience, and built the show in two halves – Emily's version of events, and Sam's version. Each mini-episode stands alone, or can be watched together, in any order, creating a "Choose Your Own Adventure component," said Dobrenko...."

Shakey Graves’ SXSW Scavenger Hunt
Tape Quest encourages fans to explore Austin
DAILY Music  March 12, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Last week saw the Tape Quest launch, a scavenger hunt the Austin native calls a “badass, outdated, and somewhat contrived adventure.” He’s personally created strange mixtapes, glued them into vintage cassette recorders, and hidden them around town. You find and unlock them via clues and challenges...."

Art in Public Places' Wander
This interactive public artwork creates narrative pathways for you to travel in Downtown Austin
Arts Story  December 21, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...Fortunately for them, the tales are relatively short, with only a few stops. Fortunately for us, Wander works in classic you-know-what-your-own-adventure style, meaning that you can retrace your steps from one narrative path and turn down another one to see what else might happen...."

Sister of Shattering Glass
A new supernatural thriller spills out, live, through your phone
DAILY Arts  February 8, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That is, the adventure begins on Feb. 17 and continues through July … but you have to sign up by Feb..."

Gift Guide 2016: Coffeetable Books
Big books give heft to big success stories about women in business, Flatbed Press, UT’s collections, Pan Am, and the Spurs
Arts Story  December 15, 2016, by Robert Faires, Kathleen Brady Stimpert, Nina Hernandez, Wayne Alan Brenner and Jonelle Seitz
"...Hühne, now available from Callisto in a beautifully produced volume that's solid and hefty enough to clobber Optimus Prime with, is that book, that tome, that perfect addition to a life which embraces the freedoms and pleasures modern aviation technology has allowed. Whether you experienced any number of the flights yourself or you've only entertained flights of fancy about those years in which a certain sense of elegance and adventure still accompanied the fulfillment of transoceanic wanderlust, here's a deeply annotated catalog of wonders from "The World's Most Experienced Airline" for your happy perusal. – Wayne Alan Brenner [image-6-right] In the Company of WomenEdited by Grace Bonney Artisan, 359 pp., $35..."

Tabletop Games for the Holidays
Whether you're a neophyte or a gaming guru, we've got you covered
Screens Story  December 8, 2016, by Josh Kupecki, Robert M. Reyes, Richard Whittaker, Ashley Moreno and felix morgan
"...With expansion packs spoofing everything from H.P. Lovecraft and pirates to Adventure Time and romance (Love Shark Baby, anyone?), there's something to offend everyone..."

Words Without Music: A Memoir
Famed Austin composer appraises the autobiography of Philip Glass, father of the modern classical avant-garde
Music Story  May 28, 2015, by Graham Reynolds
"...Later, on the composer's first European tour, an audience member is so angry that he jumps onstage and runs to the piano to join Glass, who punches him in the jaw and continues with the concert. Elsewhere, the author describes his life-changing exploration of Tibetan Buddhism, from his first adventure-filled trip to India, to the incorporation in his music of what he gleaned..."

Song of the Sea
From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.
Film Review  February 20, 2015, by Steve Davis
"...Two children, the restless Ben and his mute younger sister, Saoirse, live atop a hill in a remote lighthouse overlooking the ocean with their widowed father, a man still mourning the disappearance of his selkie wife six years earlier. When circumstances dictate they leave home to live with their bossy but well-meaning grandmother in the city, an adventure ensues, one that involves a magical seashell, hapless fairies turned to stone, and their missing mother’s sealskin coat..."

Lit-urday: Children's Edition
Five new releases, fun for kids and their handlers
DAILY Books  November 1, 2014, by Jessi Cape
"...Wegman’s amusing depiction of his leads characters give a whole new meaning to dog-faced boy: Photographs of his young, grey pups are the blue-eyed faces on top of painted bodies and scenery. Big sister Flo helps her disappointed little brother Wendell by taking him on an outdoor adventure..."

You’re Probably Not Watching AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’
Here are five reasons why you should
DAILY Screens  July 9, 2014, by Rod Machen
"...Because of the not-so-subtle references to world-shaping companies like Apple, the tech nerdery has to be at least half as compelling as its tech nerd heroes. Last Sunday’s episode featured a text-based game called Adventure..."

The Fault in Our Stars
The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.
Film Review  June 6, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Weber (The Spectacular Now) dial back on the spikiness that made Hazel’s voice so winning in Green’s novel, and her inner monologue is translated to screen via a gauzier voiceover. After a slow, sweet build to an adventure in Amsterdam, the film dramatically plateaus, but not ruinously so: It is simply placid about other foregone conclusions..."

An Alternative to SXSW: Unplug Yourself
And who needs human interaction, anyway?
DAILY Screens  March 7, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Unless, of course, that’s not really your style and your living here isn’t directly coordinated with the idea that a world of innovation and adventure’s currently down the street. Should that be the case, we’ve found you a convenient ally...."

Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.
Film Review  February 28, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Now, Non-Stop brings us Liam Neeson as an alcoholic federal air marshal. What’s next? It’s as though Hollywood were trying to turn air travel into a white-knuckle adventure..."

Change of Venue
This year, FronteraFest is takin' it to the streets – and a chapel, a bookstore, a home ...
Arts Story  January 10, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...Where most FronteraFests see one or two projects mounted somewhere other than SVT, the 2014 festival has six – and that isn't counting Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, the independently curated day of site-specific short pieces that's been part of FFest for more than 15 years. You can take your pick of a church chapel, a SoCo sidewalk, a dance studio, a bookstore, a warehouse, or a writer's residence for a performance adventure...."

The Q&A Hole: What's the Best Thing They Got for Christmas?
And what's the best thing they gave? Nine citizens answer.
DAILY Arts  January 1, 2014, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...My favorite gift to get any to get any time of year, in fact: A mix CD.
In general, a well-made mix CD will reflect a certain amount of attention one has paid to the recipient. To a good friend, lover, or partner it may make reference to a song or songs that have special meaning as the soundtrack to a shared life adventure..."

Doug Dorst, Part Two: The Coffeehouse Transcript About 'S.' Continues!
Shout-out to JJ Abrams, who would've LOVED that peanut-butter cup.
DAILY Books  December 10, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...So I tried to make it good. And it's also a lot more plot-driven than anything I've ever done – not just "plot-driven," but adventure-y – which I've done a little of, but not a whole lot..."

Yes Yes: Sundance Announces 2014 Class
Austinites a-plenty in Competition and NEXT slates
DAILY Screens  December 4, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...Land Ho! / U.S.A., Iceland (Directors and screenwriters: Martha Stephens, Aaron Katz) — A pair of ex-brothers-in-law set off to Iceland in an attempt to reclaim their youth through Reykjavik nightclubs, trendy spas, and rugged campsites. This bawdy adventure is a throwback to 1980s road comedies, as well as a candid exploration of aging, loneliness, and friendship..."

The AggreGAYtor: October 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY Qmmunity  October 28, 2013
"...Bill and Ted end their problematic adventure, Peter LaBarbera thinks gay is gross, and Colorado gets a dose of common sense, as your AggreGAYtor detects a hint of Tobi Vail in the air...."

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