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Bringing the Heat
A devotion to cooking pervades the mentality of many of the 200-plus contestants who enter each year
"...University of Texas, Wick works during the day for State Farm Insurance to put herself through school. But what..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Okie Noodling
Noodling is the sport (some say art) of catching big ol' catfish with your bare hands. The practice is legal only in Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Okie Noodling is Beesley's affectionate, funny, and engaging look at the noodlers in his home state.
"...Noodling is the sport (some say art) of catching big ol' catfish with your bare hands. Legal only in..."

Oct. 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Qmmunity: Anti-Trans Bill Starts Moving With Quorum Restored
Plus, queer film fest aGLIFF kicks off hybrid festival and more queer events
"...Senate Bill 2 began moving. A spitting image of state Sen. Charles Perry's SB 29 from this year's regular..."

Aug. 27, 2021 Column by Beth Sullivan

AAAFF Review: Cane Fire
How Hollywood created, and swallowed, Hawaiian identity
"...When Hawaii became a state in 1959, Americans held celebrations to welcome it to..."

June 7, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest Adds Last Two Titles
Follow-up to FF fave The Lure joins list
" come two late-addition titles for the genre-friendly film festival...."

Sept. 17, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Gospel According to Lee Fields
Soul man tells it all ahead of Saturday’s ice cream social
"...Saturday’s Ice Cream Festival boasts an after hours lineup of sweet soul music..."

June 22, 2018 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Other Worlds Austin Adds Beyond Skyline
Companion to 2010 surprise success headlines first wave
"...Strap in for the future: Dedicated SF film festival Other Worlds Austin has just launched wave one of..."

Sept. 25, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Adds to Music Roster
Imarhan, Minus the Bear, Joan of Arc, Charlotte Day Wilson, and 152 more
"...Austin, and now it’s time to share their first big list of Music Conference artists...."

Oct. 12, 2016 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Pickathon Polishes Off No. 16
Oregon fest boasts IPAs, ATXs, camping, and sustainability
" get away, so the appeal of a destination festival loomed larger than ever for me this year. Pickathon..."

Aug. 4, 2014 Music Post by Austin Powell

Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Old Settler's Music Festival goes to 25
"...This weekend marks the 25th annual Old Settler's Music Festival, but don't expect big celebrations surrounding the milestone. According..."

April 20, 2012 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

From Baby Beef to Beyond
Rodeo Austin mooooves into the history books with its own history book.
"...Austin – that shined-up chutes and scuffed-up boots other festival that happens every year during the same month as..."

April 19, 2012 Books Post by Kate X Messer

Hickenlooper Lobbies for 'Casino Jack'
George Hickenlooper on his Jack Abramoff film
" on the last night of the Austin Film Festival. I spoke with him in the upstairs lobby of..."

Jan. 5, 2011 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Long Stories Short
The Cinematexas International Short Film Festival
"...UT Student Competition..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Here Comes the Neighborhood
Capital Metro, City Hall, and Eastside neighbors come together to share their hopes -- and fears -- for the Saltillo corridor.
" the Feria de la Calle Cinco, an all-day festival at Plaza Saltillo that heralded a bright economic future..."

June 27, 2003 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Bring It
'Soldier of Cinema' Werner Herzog unloads on the state of short film and the ancient Greek drama that is WWF
" a guest of the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival, maybe you can tell us what happened to short..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Poetry in Emotion
Katherine Catmull never intended to pursue a career in acting. In fact, she seriously avoided it for as long as she could, choosing instead to earn her degree in English literature. Why is revealed in this profile of one of Austin's most sophisticated and literate performers.
"...I Learned to Drive, co-produced by Subterranean and the State Theater Company. While a standout in modern plays, dramatic..."

Oct. 6, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Getting the Joke
Comedy isn't the funny business it was in the Eighties, what with fewer clubs and audiences burned out by comedy on cable and hack comics. Seven Austin comics discuss the current state of stand-up in a round-table discussion.
"...We also wanted to look at the current state of Austin's stand-up scene, which has generated interest from..."

June 30, 2000 Arts Feature

Attention to Detail
The Little Things Make a Big Difference at Tocai
"...New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival..."

May 22, 1998 Food Feature by Pableaux Johnson

Featuring Texas
Films From Around the State
"...Henry, a former programmer with the Austin-based CinemaTexas Film Festival, "a friend of mine sent me an article from..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Day Trips & Beyond: Daytripping in the Age of a Pandemic
Stay home, stay safe, and still scratch that travel itch
"...might improve your mental health, it goes against the statewide ban on nonessential travel. A little daytripping may not..."

April 8, 2020 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Jesus Is Coming
The video mailed across the state, the Christian film that found an audience in Austin, and other stories of evangelicals using film to spread the word
"...Each week, she e-mails them to congregations across the state...."

April 27, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Indie rock accoring to Austin's Fivehead
"...Good and It's Not Right On, came out on Big Bucket Club Records, a label of their own devising...."

March 3, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Hess

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Big Jade & Krystall Poppin, Jacob Banks, Flipper, Spellling, and more notable non-ACL shows
"...Big Jade & Krystall Poppin..."

Oct. 14, 2022 Music Column by Derek Udensi

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...frontman Les Claypool, hardcore supergroup Off!, sissy bounce queen Big Freedia, and rarely touring soul man Cody Chesnutt stand..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Wizard World in the ATX
Austin gets on the comics convention circuit
"...Best new comics day ever! First the big-screen adaptation of Kick-Ass is booked for SXSW, then we..."

Jan. 6, 2010 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Big Stinkin' International Improv Fest: Full-Out Fun and No Net
"...this peculiar form of comedy last week during the Big Stinkin' International Improv Festival 2, a five-day celebration of..."

May 30, 1997 Arts Review

TribFest Recap: Can Texas Plan Properly for Droughts and Floods to Come?
Are we "thinking as preciously about water as we can"?
"...panel on Texas’s water woes at the Texas Tribune Festival...."

Sept. 25, 2022 News Post by Lina Fisher

We Have an Issue: Couch by Couchwest
Previewing SXSW’s all-virtual Conference and Festival, Austin FC’s spring training kickoff, and other stories on the web
"...globe, the cancellation of the 2020 South by Southwest Festival and Conference was a startlement, and one of the..."

March 12, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Great Austin Gift Ideas for College Graduation
Local bites, books, apparel, and ease the transition to the real world
"...Graduating from college is a big step, and with it usually comes big life changes...."

May 15, 2019 Events Post by Caitlin Davis

Episode 1 of The Tacos of Texas Is Now Live
PBS DocuSeries begins its taco travels in Austin
"...square footage there is in Texas, but it’s a big state,” says Rayo, in the pilot for his new..."

Sept. 25, 2018 Food Post by Nina Hernandez

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