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The Luv Doc: Getting Over Someone
We're programmed to dream up worst-case scenarios as a survival mechanism
"...positive outcomes. Maybe it's because somewhere deep in our DNA, we're programmed to dream up worst-case scenarios as a..."

May 24, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Caleb De Casper's New EP Is Here and Totally Queer
De Casper is “high-octane danceable rock music for you and your daddy”
"...sounds and artists who had “inserted themselves into my DNA through the ether of pop culture.” For now, De..."

May 15, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Mercy Chefs Opens Disaster Relief Mobile Kitchen in Wimberley
Chef Jay Bachman joins ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wed., May 15
"...volunteer, he is already very familiar with the unique DNA and culture of Mercy Chefs. The city of Wimberley..."

May 15, 2019 Food Post by Emily Beyda

ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
The 10-minute plays in this year's edition of the annual showcase venture outside the comfort zone
"..."unique" news. Thanks to the latest breakthrough in home DNA-testing technology – à la Ancestry.com – Aaron browses a..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

APD Asks City Council for Financial Help With DNA Testing
And more news from the dais
"...have been tapped to test the bulk of APD's DNA evidence, including its now-cleared rape kit backlog. The two..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: One Man Spared, Another Set to Die
Mark Robertson seeks stay due to racist lawyer
"...murder of his friend Sean Hill and Hill's grandmother Edna Brau, currently has several appeals and stay requests pending..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

MAGA vs. GND
"...cars, airplanes, radios, television, defeat of fascism and Nazis, DNA, integrated circuits, etc. The “Green New Deal” gets the..."

March 31, 2019 Postmarks

SXSW Music Review: DJ Paypal/DJ Taye/Madam X
Teklife footwork heroes meet a genre-bending UK ambassador
"...Footwork’s a Chicago thing, but its DNA stretches across the pond to styles including grime, drum..."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin
Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county
"...and the Texas Department of Public Safe­ty's Capital Area DNA Lab, ISAT's executive committee signed a memorandum of understanding..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Fader Fort Announces SXSW Lineup
Omar Apollo, Charly Bliss, Megan Thee Stallion, and Lil Gotit on deck
"...“Presenting artists early in their careers is our DNA,” explains Fader publisher Andy Cohn, who also oversees the..."

March 6, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Travis County District Attorney's Office Under Fire in New Court Filing
First Assistant D.A. accused of “possible defamation”
"...Borchardt, who says she was strangled, kidnapped, violently raped repeatedly over the course of several days..."

March 4, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Touts Progress on Rape Kit Backlog
Police update community on what’s been done and what comes next
"...the backlog, lab workers were able to get a DNA reading from about 35% of the tested specimens –..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap
After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real
"...bigger-budget Robert Rodriguez movie. He knew that Cameron's creative DNA was what had taken the story from a $10..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Altamesa Maps Lone Star Existentialism on Sophomore Stunner Idol Frontier
Evan Charles and Sean Faires brave the myth of the Southwest
"...caught in the afterglow of experiences that rearrange your DNA, wondering if your old life will even recognize you...."

Feb. 8, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

UPDATED: Council Calls for Independent Audit of APD's Rape Cases
CM Alison Alter says this is the "next step, not the end of the journey"
"...years – during which APD has struggled with a DNA lab shutdown, an overwhelming backlog of untested rape kits,..."

Feb. 6, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

The Kid Who Would Be King
The Arthurian myth retold as an entertaining allegory for the hope of youth
"...uselessness of adults is baked directly into the film’s DNA. One of Cornish’s more clever plot devices is the..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

APD Poised for Comprehensive Rape Case Audit
Council members call for "start to finish" review in wake of controversy
"...violence perpetrated against us wasn't enough, the presence of DNA wasn't enough, and our efforts to cooperate and participate..."

Jan. 25, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Buzz Mill's Lumber Society Teaches Primitive Survival Skills in a Modern Setting
Everything you need to know to survive the great outdoors
"...arrow and they pull it back, there's like this DNA that becomes active. The first time you light a..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...Scientists from Sweden's Uppsala University have produced DNA evidence that women Viking warriors fought alongside or even..."

Jan. 4, 2019 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival
Saving Jason Tremblay’s Gretel! The Musical
"...in order to thrive" was encoded in his plays' DNA and figures prominently in the story of Gretel!...."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Top 10 Austin News Milestones of 2018
Days like these
"...forensic division (a year and a half after the DNA lab was shuttered) and was on track to clear..."

Dec. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Federal Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Sexual Assault Class Action
Yeakel to consider motions to dismiss before issuing scheduling order
"...the statistics cited, each one – from APD’s “unfunctional” DNA lab and infamous rape kit backlog, to the D.A.’s..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Lucky 13?
The state on pace for a baker's dozen of executions by year end
"...brutally raped by his killer. Eight years later, after DNA linked Braziel – then serving time for another sex..."

Dec. 7, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Monrovia, Indiana
Frederick Wiseman's passive observation gets mired in rural life
"...school band concerts I am not obligated by shared DNA to attend. The film is a string of vignettes..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Rape Kit Backlog Cleared: Now What?
Advocates still uncertain of what’s being done with the results
"...In an email statement Wednesday, APD asserts that "DNA testing" is complete and that incoming kits are outsourced..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...from generation to generation. If scientists can crack their DNA, they could produce biofuels and drug precursors...."

Nov. 9, 2018 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Rape Kit Backlog: Now Tested
From 4,000 to zero
"...already large backlog ballooned to over 4,000 after APD's DNA lab shuttered in June 2016. As of April, all..."

Nov. 2, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Survivors Hit Back at City, County in Court
Plaintiffs hit back at motions to dismiss in sexual assault class-action suit
"...their own assaults when men are not," that women's DNA evidence is often left untested, and that local statistics..."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: Rockwell Schizophrenic or Faker?
One execution stayed, another set for Oct. 24
"...before approving an order to halt Kemp's execution pending DNA testing...."

Oct. 19, 2018 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Michael Galvan Wants to Go to Trial ... Quickly
Cold case suspect says put up or shut up to District Attorney's Office
"...five-year period: APD obtained a discarded toothpick containing his DNA in April of 2013, and matched it to a..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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