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Half Step Garners Top Industry Nom
UPDATED: Chris Bostick hoping to take home 2014 Spirited Award
"...the short months since opening his craft cocktail house, Half Step, on Rainey Street, he’s found his concept to..."

June 6, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Step Right Up
The terror and the wonder of the Museum of the Weird
"'s the other business that's run in the back half of the building: the Museum of the Weird...."

Sept. 9, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Next Step
They've made their films. They've done the festivals. Now, four filmmakers share stories about finding -- and losing -- distribution.
"...the white balance on a TV crew's Betacam from half a block away, but face it, what good is..."

April 20, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

A Man and a Half
Hanging with music industry legend Jerry Wexler
"..."Good," he says, only half mollified...."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Council Recap: A Big Step Forward in St. John, but Much Work Remains
Greystar, HACA selected to redevelop Home Depot site
"...has wanted and needed for generations. This is a step in the right direction, but we know there is..."

July 30, 2021 News Post by Austin Sanders

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
"...smoke at all and I drink plenty," he quipped half seriously before speculating sans the chuckle. "I don't know..."

Feb. 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Half a World Away, and at War
How one journalist went from a desk job to covering the war in Congo
"...legs, barely hanging to life – and realizing I'd stepped into this lost and forgotten war where millions had..."

May 16, 2008 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Planning Commission Leaders Step Down to Chart Housing Waters
Conor Kenny and Fayez Kazi look to bring more affordable housing to Austin
"...Chair Conor Kenny and Vice Chair Fayez Kazi – stepped down from the high-profile city board on Aug. 25..."

Sept. 4, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Step One: Create an LGBTQ Commission
It takes a village to forge a better quality of life for everybody
"...After Flannigan, Paige Schilt, a local memoirist, facilitated the two-and-a-half hour discussion between community members, including well-known figures Paul..."

Jan. 19, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

A Small Step
Texas Lege allows anyone to get a prescription for Naloxone
" sober for one year after two and a half spent abusing painkillers, crack cocaine, and heroin, believes changing..."

Nov. 6, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Texas Two-Step
Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey on their true-crime comedy, 'Bernie'
"...Stepping into the interview suite at the Four Seasons during..."

April 27, 2012 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Hurricane (Half)Day
AISD to close schools early on Friday
"...Austin-Travis County Emergency Operations Center. “This is a precautionary step to remove students and buses from the roadways as..."

Sept. 11, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Latest Rainey Street Revamp Open At Last
Much anticipated cocktail menu from Chris Bostick getting warmed up
"...Opening to the public last week, Half Step is the newest bar to join ranks on..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Food Post by Gracie Salem

Sillakh Wants To Change the Way You Look at Boxing
And save his sport in the process
"...and you see the whole charade as just a half-step removed from watching prison gang fights on YouTube...."

April 26, 2012 Sports Post by Kenny Pailes

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW blurbs
"...which conquered local radio and led to festival appearances. Half a decade, a near-breakup, and a couple of albums..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Fri. 16, Half Step, 9:30pm; Sat. 17, the Main II, 10:15pm Colombia..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: DJ Shani Unites Black Women in House Music
Also the search continues for missing musician Brenden "Chameleon King" Foster, and increased afterhours sound enforcement impacts local venues
"...Following years of slinging cocktails on Rainey Street, Half Step stopped broadcasting music outside over the P.A. in..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Where Is Your Bartender Drinking Tonight?
Pro tips on where to find the best crafted cocktails
"...also gives big props to the barely opened, much-talked-about Half Step, down busy Rainey Street from the Blackheart. "It..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Food Feature by Gracie Salem

The Staff of Life: Grandma Dottie's Oatmeal Bread
Step-by-step, foolproof instructions
"...I've broken down the recipe into elaborately explained, this-cannot-possibly-fail steps. – Kate Thornberry Grandma Dottie's Oatmeal Bread: Step-by-step foolproof..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

SXSW Music: Must-See Latin
Puerto Rican rap, Mexico City shoegazing, and seven other acts en español
"...Las Kellies Wed. 15, Half Step, 9pm; Thu. 16, Tap Room at the Market,..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

SXSW Panels: The Future of Food and Drink
Highlights from the 2017 food track
"...of Cocktail Culture in the U.S. Saturday, March 11, Half Step Chris Bostick gathered a group of cocktail enthusiasts..."

March 12, 2017 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Goodbye Lover
"...blacker-than-black murder mystery that struggles valiantly to stay one step ahead of the viewer and succeeds more often than..."

April 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...movies in which our hero is always one stupid step behind the villain who, in this picture, doesn't really..."

July 7, 1995 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

SXSW Thursday Picks & Sleepers
S.H.I.T. – So Happy It's Thursday blurbs
"...covers LP declares influences from Townes Van Zandt to Stephin Merritt. Doug Freeman My Jerusalem..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

'Possession Arrow': Barnes<->Huggins
"...Badgley, Rick Barnes. All clock times are approximate.] First Half Barnes, 17:41 I am going to hold this Rodin-esque..."

Feb. 3, 2007 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

Music of the Heart
"...affecting. When it's not, however, it's just a small step up from annoying. Streep plays the fortysomething Guaspari as..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

25 Bars That Define Austin
Dives, lounges, and saloons that are raising the bar
"...these days, but you wouldn't know it when you step inside this Sixth Street mainstay. The bartenders (and clientele)..."

July 21, 2017 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Cuban Fury
Nick Frost is a schlubby guy who's gotta dance.
"...Kelly exuberantly confessed in Singin’ in the Rain over half a century ago: “Gotta dance, got-ta dance!” From Tony..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Snow Angels
Filmmaker David Gordon Green guides his cast, headed by Sam Rockwell and Kate Beckinsale, through a fumbling world of nursed grudges and blown opportunities.
"...everyone else and everyone, it seems, is one small step away from total collapse. In such a close-knit community,..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Josie and the Pussycats
It's far more subversive than the Seventies Hanna-Barbera cartoon on which it's based.
"...-- a fair amount of the gags are only half-there, and the film's riotously colorful tone feels forced at..."

April 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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