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Five Bizarro Films at Fantastic Fest @Home
The strangest and most fearless of the streaming selection at this year's Fantastic Fest
"...Austin animation innovator Geoff Marslett deconstructs the current cinematic fascination..."

Sept. 30, 2022 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Five aGLIFF Movies to Stream at Home
Award winners and hometown heroes of queer cinema jump online
"...a rousing in-person extravaganza last weekend at Galaxy Highland, Austin's All Genders, Lifestyles, & Identities Film Festival is coming..."

Sept. 2, 2022 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Review: Zach Theatre's The Inheritance, Part 1
Epic in length and ambition, this portrait of gay life in the 21st century is stunning
"...Designers Josafath Reynoso (scenic) and Austin Brown (lighting) create a physical world composed of a..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Clock Runs Out on Music Hub: Mosaic Sound Collective Losing Lease to Development
Owners hold hopes to relocate music industry collective
"...Mosaic Sound Collective, the East Austin music/entrepreneurial hub that opened in 2017, is winding down..."

Aug. 19, 2022 Music Feature by Chad Swiatecki

Supremely Popular Radio Personality John Aielli Has Died
The beloved eccentric hosted KUT/KUTX show Eklektikos for 50 years
"...John Aielli, veteran Austin radio host known for his KUTX show Eklektikos, died..."

July 31, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Review: Gilbert & Sullivan Austin’s The McAdo
Spry rewrite of the classic operetta swaps kimonos for kilts
"...In the spirit of full disclosure, I'm an opera ignoramus and arguably the least qualified person in the..."

June 17, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

Five Films Not to Miss at the Austin Asian American Film Festival
A long weekend of movies defined by global possibilities
"...Asian cinema isn't one cinema, and the returning Austin Asian American Film Festival (June 23-26) reflects that diversity...."

June 17, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Escapism and Connection: The Illustrated Life of Billy Perkins
Hustling Austin posters for 30 years, Perkins perseveres
"...South by Southwest reconverging physically this March likewise resurrected Austin's annual poster-palooza, Flatstock. When the city canceled its flagship..."

June 17, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Austin Restaurants for Special Occasions
Want some ambience to go with your food? No problem.
"...1011 S. Congress, Bldg 2 #180"

June 14, 2022 Food Post

Council Has Much Business to Attend to Before Its Break
A 125-item agenda stands between Council and a summer break
"...the workforce protections now standard in city contracts to Austin Energy's renewable power contracts – appears per the Council..."

June 10, 2022 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Public Notice: Setting an Agenda for Land Use
"...including the proposed development at 200 Academy, the old Austin Opera House, coming back for its climactic third reading...."

June 3, 2022 News Column by Nick Barbaro

The Mystery of the Mysterines
Why did I fly 1,500 miles to see Liverpool’s sixth best act?
"...This year, South by Southwest resurrected in Austin. Halfmast, sure, but magic manifested nonetheless: Korean sound medium..."

May 25, 2022 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

To Oblivion and Beyond: A Breakdown of the Bands at Oblivion Access
Translating the scrolls at Austin’s most interesting festival of the year
"...Post punk/doomgaze/etc. quartet Glassing loudly released one of Austin's best 2021 albums with Twin Dream, a screaming, psychedelic..."

May 6, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: Neighbors Push to Limit Size of Austin Opera House Project
Traffic concerns clash with midsize venue vision at 200 Academy Dr. development
"...sticking point. The development hopes to revive the former Austin Opera House club off South Congress. While the owners..."

April 29, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Review: Laughing Boy
I Am the Man From Space (Persistence of Vision)
"...comes Laughing Boy, that flash ginger formerly of NYC, Austin-based for decades, having leveraged the harsh downtime of Our..."

April 22, 2022 Music Feature by Memory Harker

Matteo Lane: "I’m Joking, Can You Imagine?"
How is a comedy festival like Six Flags? Ask comedy's rising star.
"...London, and even Chicago, Matteo Lane used his creativity, opera singing, and impressions – which he calls a natural..."

April 20, 2022 Arts Post by Dina Barrish

Knock Their Socks Loose
Hardcore’s leading lights bring Emo’s to its knees
"...ambitious band in hardcore.” The arrival of last year’s concept-record/song-suite/death-rock-opera A Tear in The Fabric of Life had appeared..."

April 16, 2022 Music Post by Julian Towers

Five Things to Experience at Fusebox Festival
The return of the avant garde and experimental drama and artextravaganza
"...Sure, Austin Opera will be presenting their own full production of..."

April 8, 2022 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Review: TexARTS Theater's Sweeney Todd
Despite fruitless tweaks to the storytelling, this is a tale worth attending
"...story being sung, the musical is damn near an opera. So much so that Austin Opera will stage its..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Arts Feature by Bob Abelman

City Council Comes Back
First meeting of 2022, first reading for the Opera House
"...on last month, a project to revive the storied Austin Opera House as well as allowing for new housing,..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

More Choices for Dinner and a Movie at Blue Starlite
Austin’s drive-in chain announces a pair of new locations
"...bringing the exotic vibes of Tiki culture to North Austin and the joy of al fresco dining to the..."

Feb. 4, 2022 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Childhood, Richard Linklater's Austin-produced and -animated story of growing up in the shadow..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Opera Probes the Power and Perils of Connection With The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs
The local company launches a new collaborative production for the nation
"...choose pieces that we think will make sense for Austin." So says Austin Opera general director and CEO Annie..."

Jan. 28, 2022 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Proposed Development Would Revive Austin Opera House but Faces Neighbor Opposition
200 Academy Drive: Big hit or last call?
"...Congress strip, looks wholly unremarkable today. But it's an Austin cultural landmark dating back 45 years, home to vitally..."

Jan. 21, 2022 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Hamilton's Resident Director Makes Bass the Room Where It Happens
Austinite Ashley Brooke Monroe leads the touring Broadway show back to the stage she loves
"...For many Austinites, their first taste of a Broadway show doesn't involve..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Concourse Project Brings the Raver Spirit Back to Austin
High-capacity event space looks to diversify their sound
"...powerful sound system and resplendent lighting, immediately ranks amongst Austin's largest music rooms, but please don't call it a..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

ACL’s Hardest Decision: St. Vincent or Erykah Badu – Reviewed Side-by-Side
A novel persona and a paragon of realness in clashing set times
"...god, he didn’t. He’s the worst…. I’m onstage at Austin City Limits. I know, it’s crazy. Hold on, you..."

Oct. 4, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Deborah Hay's New Work for Dancers in Sweden Was a Long-Distance Creation
The pandemic forced the Austin choreographer to adapt her dance and even premiere for an audience of no one
"...set to premiere Horse, the solos, in collaboration with Austin choreographer Deborah Hay and composer Graham Reynolds, when COVID..."

Sept. 10, 2021 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Qmmunity: Fear, but Make It Queer
Abbott revives attack on trans kids, Netflix brings queer Fear Street party to Austin, and more news
"...know the feelin': Pride Month is officially over, and Austin Pride's parade lies just outside the reach of your..."

July 9, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

Qmmunity: House of Lepore Strikes a Pose
Ballroom comes to Coconut Club, Austin Trans Picnic, and more events to wrap Pride Month
" House of Lepore mother, Ms.GIRL6, HoL is among Austin's few but flourishing houses in Central Texas' contemporary ballroom..."

June 25, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

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