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Fantastic Fest Raises a Smile With First Announcement
The Banshees of Inisherin, V/H/S/99, sharks, and more
"...The festival, running Sept. 22-29 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and virtually Sept. 29-Oct. 4, will feature..."

Aug. 16, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...Ti West (The Innkeepers, In a Valley of Violence, House of the Devil) comes back to the big screen..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

La Doña, Wet Leg, Wolf Eyes, and Chris Patrick Added to SXSW’s 2022 Music Ranks
… along with 302 other acts from around the world
"...Dominican Jay, Ella Ella, Eyelid Kid, Flyjack, Fuck Money, House of Lepore, Indrajit Banerjee, Jane Leo, Johnny Chops, Kathy..."

Jan. 26, 2022 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Second SXSW Lineup Installment Adds Over 300 Acts
KT Tunstall, Shamir, Sunflower Bean, and Circuit Des Yeux highlight
"...bro, who got you smiling like that?” Houston native Tisakorean also found dance rap success on the app. On..."

Dec. 8, 2021 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

The Concourse Project Brings the Raver Spirit Back to Austin
High-capacity event space looks to diversify their sound
"...Concourse's calendar speaks for itself. Already, trance-bringer Tiësto, house and techno titan Carl Cox, and Hacienda veterans Sasha..."

Nov. 5, 2021 Music Feature by Christina Garcia

Fantastic Fest Nabs Latest Derrickson-Cargill-Hawke Horror Collab The Black Phone
Keira Knightley dark comedy Silent Night to close fest
" world premiere: Netflix slasher There’s Someone Inside Your House from Creep director Patrick Brice and SyFy original Slumber..."

Sept. 9, 2021 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Struggling to Connect With My Downtown Life Through Virtual Reality
Immersing my avatar in SXSW XR
" I wanted to enter Poison, a short from Korea’s Cooper Sanghyun Yoo that offers a cellular level vantage..."

March 17, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

A Speed Dating Sampler of All 69 Virtual SXSW Music Showcases
The sun always shines on TV
"...Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation..."

March 12, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Tom Petty, Charli XCX, and Demi Lovato Headline SXSW Film 2021 List
Festival drops complete lineup, with 2020 titles getting their shot
"...San José. Over in the horror-themed Midnighters, former Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest programmer Kier-la Janisse draws upon her..."

Feb. 10, 2021 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Releases V-I-R-T-U-A-L 2021 Music Roster
Sorry, Didirri, Connie Constance highlight global drop
"...the United States. Toronto’s Holy Fuck motoriks a deep house sound, Indonesia accounts for Grrrl Gang’s heartfelt melodic indie..."

Jan. 26, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Casper Fermentables Honors Korean and Jewish Roots With Preserved Foods
Ben Hollander’s cultured cultures
"...Hollander grew up eating and preparing a spectrum of Korean food and began his culinary education at age 13..."

Jan. 8, 2021 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Democracy is Saved, Salt & Time Patties Up, Chicken Salad Rules, and Here Comes Another Broken Egg
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
" look in the general direction of the White House without projectile vomiting. Meanwhile, those damned ’ronas are having..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Fantastic Fest Returns to Celebrate Itself
Global genre gathering announces streaming lineup
"...The Alamo Drafthouse's annual genre festival was forced to announce the cancellation..."

Sept. 10, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

House of Hummingbird
Korean coming-of-age drama doesn't mythologize the awkwardness of youth
"...other films, but in Bora Kim's quiet coming-of-age drama House of Hummingbird, the anguished anonymity of adolescence requires a..."

June 26, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin Restaurant Take-Out and Other Food Delivery Options During Coronavirus Quarantine
Support local business while maintaining your social distance
"...Banger’s Sausage House & Beer Garden Dine-in closed; to go and delivery..."

March 16, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Location Is Everything for the Lake Travis Film Festival
New fest brings indie cinema to new audiences outside of the city center
"...practical special effects by Meredith Johns of local FX house Hawgfly. On the film side, part of the schedule..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ultraviolent Fantastic Fest throwback makes its vengeance-filled return
"...his 2014 debut, Almost Human, Begos showed both art house horror and splatterpunk sensibilities. His recent vampire explosion, Bliss,..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...they start to discover a sinister presence haunting the house and taking control of Edna. Cast: Emily Mortimer, Robyn..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho on his obsession with stairs, Psycho, and how we eat
"...say that I'm a lover of stairs," the South Korean filmmaker frankly stated. Yet his most recent film, Parasite,..."

Nov. 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Jenny Nulf

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Visual Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho talks stairs, smells, and Psycho
"...say that I’m a lover of stairs,” the South Korean filmmaker frankly stated. Yet his most recent film, Parasite,..."

Oct. 30, 2019 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

Fantastic Fest Review: Parasite
Upstairs, downstairs gets a darker meaning in Korean masterpiece
"...the class system means in a modern day South Korea, has finally reached his pinnacle with his latest film,..."

Sept. 30, 2019 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

House of Hummingbird Explores the Adolescence of a Woman and a Nation
South Korean drama screens at the Austin Asian American Film Festival
"...of the sinking of the MV Sewol, a South Korean passenger ferry, in which 304 people drowned. The tragedy..."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin Asian American Film Festival Raises Its Profile
Asian cinema is back on the calendar and AAAFF celebrates its filmmakers
" early look at titles like opening night film House of Hummingbird, which gets its Texas premiere at AAAFF...."

June 14, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Faster Than Sound: Cracking the SXSW Music Algorithm
If my phone broke and clickbait subsided, where would bring me joy at SXSW?
"...Music Festival head James Minor revealed that this year's in-house emphasis pivoted on exposing new talent – as opposed..."

March 15, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Best of Asia at SXSW Music
"...piri? How about grunge geomungo? Jambinai uses these traditional Korean instruments (fiddle, bamboo flute, zither) to compose angsty rock..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Residential Art Gallery Collection Rert Is Creative Austin as It Used to Be
Amanda Jones and Chad Hopper let the Rert ones in
"...yourself," says Hopper. "We don't have, obviously, a large house. But we were willing to sacrifice that one room...."

Feb. 1, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Luv Doc: A Very Passionate Boyfriend
Find someone whose baseline is not assaulting you
"...My boyfriend is very passionate. He loves rock music...."

Oct. 19, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Fantastic Fest Wave Three Crashes Down
Music and madness fill festival lineup
"...Attendance – Director Quarxx Simon lives in an old house in the countryside with his severely disabled sister. He..."

Sept. 13, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

They're Here! Fantastic Fest Wave One Arrives
Overlord, Apostle headline fest opening salvo
"...Archive, plus two titles from the era of the Korean Quota Quickies – a strange period in South Korean..."

July 31, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Luv Doc: Breadwinning
There's a pretty good chance that the robot uprising is probably just around the corner
"...way. A lot of people were raised in racist households, but that doesn't make it OK to be a..."

July 13, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

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