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Atomic City's Last Stand: Get It While You Can
Atomic City's Closing Sale, October 28-October 31
"...a month ago that everyone's favorite purveyor of happiness, Atomic City, would be going out of business, but would..."

Oct. 26, 2010 Design Post by Anne Harris

Atomic City Makes Some Time
Closing sale extended to Oct. 17. Or so.
"...By now, most everyone knows that Atomic City, Austin's utterly unique l'il purveyor of collectible toys,..."

Sept. 28, 2010 Design Post by Cindy Widner

Remembering James “Prince” Hughes, Atomic City Owner and Austin Punk Luminary
The Prince is dead, long live the Prince
"...and sole proprietor of the legendary and phantasmagorical punkutopia Atomic City, passed away from complications of lymphoma...."

Aug. 7, 2022 Arts Post by Marc Savlov

Atomic Blonde
Spies duke it out in Cold War-era Berlin
"...East from the West was about to crumble forever, Atomic Blonde is a dark, violent, and sexy spy thriller..."

July 28, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bright Lights, Big City
At the crossroads of the Austin Music Awards.
"...When the guitarist steps forward and unleashes an atomic blast of Hendrix-hewn nuclear blues, he's not only standing..."

March 8, 2013 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Naked City
"...of remembrance 57 years after the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan. For more info, call 452-8282...."

Aug. 2, 2002 News Feature

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Mighty Atom
Atomic City's Jim 'Prince' Hughes is punk rock daikaiju at a whole different level
"...America dropped the bomb ("Little Boy") on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Aug. 6. Three days later, Nagasaki..."

June 8, 2007 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Best Place to Find King/Prince of the Monsters
Atomic City
"...and tin toy collectors for nearly three decades, and Atomic City remains the single coolest store in the state..."

Sept. 4, 2009 Best of Austin Feature

Into the Heart
U2 drops the 'Atomic Bomb'
"...Instead, they've released another album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb...."

Nov. 26, 2004 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Dancing About Architecture
Dynamite Hack goes prime-time; Atomic Cafe hangs in there; the Old Settler's Music Festival is upon us.
"...Things haven't been running all that smoothly at the Atomic Cafe these days, what with the untimely death of..."

April 7, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

True Today
Randy 'Biscuit' Turner's final interview
"...over a month ago, when Jim "Prince" Hughes at Atomic City informed me that the legendary Big Boys frontman..."

Aug. 26, 2005 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
Punk rock rough stuff; Emo calls it quits; Tenacious D seems to be the shit.
"...the Junk Records showcase night on Saturday; the River City Rapists and specifically singer Johnny Motard had SXSW reps..."

March 24, 2000 Music Column by Ken Lieck

For Your Consideration
What to see at the 21st annual Austin Film Festival
" Dr. Carl Weiss. Screening with 61 Bullets is "Atomic City," David McMurry's half-hour documentary about the town of..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Looking for Las Vegas
An Austin playwright discovers Sin City by going to Louisville
"...Not once have I made that supercharged, all-American, Sin City pilgrimage. I've never driven all night to watch the..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Barefoot Gen
"...account of his experiences as a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima when he was 6 years-old. Nakazawa's..."

Feb. 12, 1993 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Jordan Peele has met the enemy, and they is Us
"...The Wilson family is as atomic as they come. Mother Adelaide (Nyong'o), father Gabe (Duke),..."

March 22, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Aliens in America
Q&A with speculative fiction writer Robert Jackson Bennett
"...Robert Jackson Bennett takes on the aliens and the atomic age in his latest book, American Elsewhere (Orbit)...."

Feb. 14, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Violators Will Be Punished
"...also in the music explosion that rocked the Capitol City in the Seventies and made sideline superstars out of..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Dancing About Architecture
More Austin music news
" was held to celebrate the release of a city commissioned study of music's impact on Austin's economy ($616..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

20 Years of Austin Gifts
... And a slew of other local businesses celebrating significant anniversaries
"...Atomic City Whoa, Bettie! Page, that is. Yeah, they've got..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

The Image-Maker
Former Chronicle "Cover Master" and legendary tattoo artist Michael Malone's aka Rollo Banks' career has always on been in ink; now it's on paper.
"...force is on Jim Hughes -- the owner of Atomic City, better known as "The Prince" -- who sports..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

Dancing About Architecture
Terrorist attacks rock America while Frank Kozik drops his own bomb.
"...Prince, aka Royal Hawaiian Prince, aka Jim Hughes of Atomic City, has been in the hospital for over a..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Princess Mononoke
Japanese animated feature is packed with an environmentally aware storyline, breathtaking animation, and clever dialogue penned for this American release by Brit fantasist Neil Gaiman and delivered in English by a slew of American actors.
"...flood of Totoro toys down at local toy shop Atomic City is any indication. Princess Mononoke's only fault may..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Never Grow Up
Austin is a town that brings out the "lost boy" in everyone.
"...Savages). Prince, the proprietor of the Japanese toy store Atomic City, has pixie dust in him (as do so..."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Margaret Moser

Royal Headache’s Destructive Joy
Aussies pound out the The Breakfast Club of punk
"...Little Fingers, Sydney’s Royal Headache moshes populist perfection. The atomic punks’ Chaos in Tejas set in 2012 before the..."

Aug. 13, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Step Right Up
The terror and the wonder of the Museum of the Weird
" with the late, lamented punk rock/Japanese toy store Atomic City, it seems that not everybody who would immediately..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Homies for the Holidays
The art and science of Austintatious giftology
"...main one: Austin is an energetic, wildly creative, sophisticated city, and its local retail offerings have grown to reflect..."

Dec. 18, 2009 Features Feature

Making Biscuit
Punk icon Randy "Biscuit" Turner serves art 24/7
"...much to keep Ausin weird as anything else the city has ever birthed...."

Aug. 19, 2005 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Castle in the Sky / Kiki's Delivery Service
Miyazaki conjures a pubescent fable out of whole cloth that both kids and adults will enjoy immensely. Castle in the Sky, from 1986, isn’t Miyazaki’s finest, but that’s like saying Jackson Pollack’s Panel With Four Designs isn’t as good as his Lavender Mist.
"...don't hang at local Japan-fan stores like Momoko and Atomic City like I do, where all manner of Miyazaki..."

May 2, 2003 Screens Review by Marc Savlov

After a Fashion
Go shopping with our Style Avatar and you just might find yourself having a black Christmas, which, hopefully will not put you in the red!
"...New York's Bergdorf-Goodman ("The only store in the only city in the world ..."), Henri Bendel, and Neiman-Marcus. In..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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