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Al Harrington's Quest for Equity in Cannabis
The former NBA player and SXSW Online speaker bolsters cannabis entrepreneurs
"...from trying to support minority owners in need of capital for a startup (particularly important since banks won't give..."

March 12, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

We Have an Issue: And The Award for “Loosiest-Goosiest Award Show Reimagining” Goes To ...
"...talking about this year's AMAs, we sure liked the idea of the 2021 ceremony marking a kind of welcome..."

March 5, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Riders Against the Storm Hit Their Stride With Flowers for the Living
Three-time winners of the Austin Music Awards' Band of the Year honors keep building community and creativity
"...the unappreciated depth of Black talent in the Texas capital...."

Feb. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

SXSW Online to Feature Stacey Abrams and N. K. Jemisin in Conversation
James Cameron, Ted Lasso team, Bill Hader also announced
"...it always will be. The gender binary – the idea that there are only two separate and opposite genders..."

Feb. 11, 2021 SXSW Post by Kimberley Jones

KMFA's New Home Brings the Community Into Contact With Music
Austin's classical music radio station has a new building where people can see the sounds
"...Draylen's mother, Shamika Wilson. Through their connection came the idea of naming the studio for Draylen. In life, he..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: Girls Like Us Occupy Hotel Free TV
P1nkstar celebrates trans Texan artists on Hotel Vegas' virtual platform and Music Lab closes final location to make way for Tesla
"...how to translate our work into digital spaces. This idea put us back on track."..."

Jan. 22, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...it another stone-cold global groove from Cilantro Boombox, the capital's Latin and pan-African dance floor specialists and longtime Sahara..."

Jan. 1, 2021 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

For One Austinite When the Pandemic Closed the Border, Uzbekistan Rolled Out the Welcome Mat
Jennifer Whiddon reflects on what it was like getting trapped abroad for six months
"...of Kyrgyzstan, about a five-hour drive away from the capital...."

Dec. 25, 2020 Food Feature by Sara Hutchinson

To the Ends of the Earth
Japanese travel story captures the isolation of culture shock, with fear and levity
"...Sofia Coppola made Lost in Translation, she had no idea a wave of Japan-set travelogues where characters “find themselves”..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Movie Review by Jenny Nulf

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...electro traditionalist's frying cumbia, a DayGlo tour through the capital's Eastside uncovers a beating heart of street art. Like..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

All My Life
True-life cancer romance is tepid chicken soup for the soul
"...his reputation with family dramas like Harvest and Human Capital...."

Dec. 4, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...her stake within the upper echelon of the Texas capital's storied music scene. The Northeast Austin native impactfully employed..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

Faster Than Sound: City of Austin Delays Venue Funding – Again
Live music venues have asked for dedicated COVID-19 relief since March, but the city says applications won't open until next year.
"...again. If they really care about the 'Live Music Capital of the World,' the way they market it in..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Public Notice: I-35 Cap(ital Express) and Stitch
Pondering the future of a road with so much baggage
"...We've been writing about the I-35 Capital Express Central project for quite a while now, and..."

Nov. 20, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Top 20 Austin Breweries of 2020
It's time for our annual Central Texas Brewery Power Rankings
"...trickle into the company bank account. Not a bad idea for the charmingly chummy (seriously, it's the friendliest taproom..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Food Post by Eric Puga

Could a Hotel Tax Help Save Austin’s Creative Sector?
A familiar debate returns under extreme circumstances
"...because Austin is known internationally as the Live Music Capital of the World, and its music industry is its..."

Oct. 9, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Council Preview: City Finds $15 Million to Help Struggling Businesses
Three programs designed to assist economic sectors forced to close early in the pandemic
"...paying $6 million upfront to replace the city's Human Capital Manage­ment System, the city can pay for the new..."

Oct. 2, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

From Light Rail to a Downtown Tunnel: The Parts of Project Connect
Diving into the plan
"...do we still not know? As popular as the idea is, rail to the airport is not a surefire..."

Sept. 25, 2020 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Development Through a Barbecue Lens
Shane Stiles shares the location history and future of Stiles Switch BBQ
"...and you decide to go in on a similar idea with The Switch. Tell me how that came about..."

Sept. 11, 2020 Food Feature by Rod Machen

A Summer of Protests to Reclaim Power From the Police
"Whose streets? Our streets."
"...call on Facebook for action at the Target in Capital Plaza, 5 miles north of Downtown. An MRB member..."

Sept. 11, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Who Will Be Nuked by the 819?
Austinites unleash a new postapocalyptic RPG on Twitch
"...Shannon McCormick: The idea for NUKED actually goes back almost four years, before..."

Sept. 7, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Faster Than Sound: R&B Innovator Nayome Gets Personal
Sade-loving local Naomi Sutton previews sophomore EP, Latin music enters Live Music Fund conversation, and more music news.
"...Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center as funded by the capital's $12 million creative space bond. Austin Tejano Music Coalition..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Austin At Large: Voices In Our (Old) Heads
OK Boomers, do you now regret pushing for 10-1? Where do you think it went wrong?
"...traffic as the worst of the city's woes, think Capital Metro is inept and corrupt, and hate cyclists and..."

July 10, 2020 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

A Dangerous Man
At 18, Billy Joe Wardlow took a man’s life. Nearly 30 years later, the state still wants his.
"...the poverty they'd known in rural Northeast Texas. The idea was to drive the pickup to Montana, change their..."

June 26, 2020 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Faster Than Sound: Edith Frost Returns
Austinite once again, Edith Frost offers first new songs in over a decade, plus Natalie Jane Hill's debut and Red River Cultural District requests
"...the request also put a number to the long-discussed idea of the city actually purchasing music venues...."

May 22, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Mike & Sherry Project Supports the Mental Health of Austin Hospitality Workers
When things get tough, the tough get help from Mike & Sherry
"...started the Mike & Sherry Project in partnership with Capital Area Counseling (back in March of 2019) to support..."

May 13, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Council Recap: Tip the Band, Skip the Pork Chop
Relief funds for artists, planning for fair and just mobility
"...through the “quarter cent” agreement between the city and Capital Metro (a portion of the transit authority’s sales tax..."

April 24, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

In Memoriam: Glenna Goodacre
Sculptor of Austin's beloved Philosophers' Rock has died
"...a study in contrast. Author Lawrence Wright had the idea that the city could use more statues, and with..."

April 21, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Faster Than Sound: $1.5 Million in HOT Funds Routed to Emergency Musician Relief
Austin Music Disaster Relief Fund created – contentiously.
"...Tovo's proposal drew ideological lines about what the capital should be used for. Advocates fought for years to..."

April 17, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Unbounded Agency Launches Weekly IGTV Series for Creative Entrepreneurs
Creative Capital fosters skill sharing, connection during COVID-19
"...Virtual skill-sharing and idea exchange isn’t a new concept on the internet, but..."

April 9, 2020 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

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