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Luv Doc: Not Mellow at All
There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing
"...Now, I realize there are certain tree-huggin', otter-scrubbin', Earth-lovin'..."

April 19, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Book Review: Black Leopard, Red Wolf
Marlon James’ epic new novel is a literary phantasmagoria
"...In a recent NPR interview, Jamaican-born author Marlon James described a keen dislike..."

April 2, 2019 Arts Post by Jay Trachtenberg

Faster Than Sound: What Sparked Joy at SXSW Music
Marie Kondo-ing my Festival experience, with scooters and shooters in the giveaway pile
"...Australian act. Bilingual Austin powerhouse Gina Chavez also received NPR love on the inaugural Tiny Desk Family Hour SX..."

March 22, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Panel Recap: The Second Golden Age of Audio: Podcasts
After a wave of acquisitions, Spotify chiefs allay fears
"...how growing up, his school days were bookended by NPR—his bedtimes featured a lullaby of jazz radio hosts. “It’s..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Katarina Brown

SXSW Music News: Father John Misty, Jenny Lewis, and Toro y Moi Give Way to Music Week
What’s what so far at SXSW Music
"...punk shrieks Otoboke Beaver, and Congolese electro-junk group Kokoko! NPR Music’s first-ever TIny Desk Family Hour drew huge lines..."

March 13, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Music Review: Tiny Desk Family Hour
Nine sanctified mini concerts debut a future SX staple
"...NPR Music’s Bob Boilen said he hoped the inaugural Tiny..."

March 13, 2019 SXSW Post by Libby Webster

Faster Than Sound: 15 SXSW Buzz Bands to Cure Millennial Burnout
By legs, Lyft, or Lime scooter, get to the following 15 acts
"...NPR backs Naomi Hamilton's fiery, razor-sharp guitar melodies. The Irish..."

March 8, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Behind the Buzzwords: Diving Deeper at SXSW EDU
Panels that highlight challenges and strategies shaping the Mendez turnaround plan
"...behavior issues in some of Chicago's toughest schools. And NPR education reporter Anya Kamenetz will lead a conversation on..."

March 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Luv Doc: Critical, Urgent Texts
Confession: The Luv Doc hates texting
"...Now ... about your girlfriend texting you sweet nothings..."

March 1, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc: A Few Thousand Words
Even a few thousand words from a fake doctor are not enough to fix years and years of dysfunction
"...So, CD, you need to talk to someone –..."

Feb. 22, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc: Lucky You
How can someone who has experienced such wealth and plenitude ever hope to live a life free of tortured conscience?
"...Then again, I didn't grow up rich. Well, actually,..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Vince Staples Pays Tribute to Mac Miller at Emo’s
Compton rapper prompts smiles and bouncing off walls
"...face and voice overtook the screens with videos from NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert. Staples had said his part, so..."

Feb. 11, 2019 Music Post by Marilee Bodden

Faster Than Sound: I’m Just Not Into Labels
CD Baby brings DIY Musician Conference to Austin, Sidewinder won't be ready for SXSW, and PledgeMusic withholds Fastball campaign funds
"...navigate streaming. The bilingual local's career track includes an NPR Tiny Desk performance and tours as a U.S. State..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Luv Doc: A Very Honest Person
The Luv Doc is uncomfortable with the idea of a "hall pass"
"...OK I am about to be brutally honest here...."

Feb. 1, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Luv Doc: Supermodel Shape
Pretty much everybody has six-pack abs
"...Anyway, as I sit here flexing my six-pack abs..."

Jan. 25, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Joins SXSW Speaker Roster
A$AP Rocky, Olivia Wilde, and the Fonz all join conference
"...Ableton Tony McCall, artist Elise Trouw, and musician and NPR commentator Meredith Ochs discuss music and technology in Featured..."

Jan. 15, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 LGBTQ Victories Worldwide
It’s the most listicle time of the year!
"...LGBTQI nonprofit Mawjoudin (Arabic for “we exist”) staged Tunisia’s first ever..."

Dec. 27, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Ray Emerson

Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century
Time to rethink jazz
"...writer for The New York Times, Village Voice, and NPR uses solid research, copious interviews, and an accessible writing..."

Dec. 21, 2018 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Wright House Rebrands to Include Sexual Health Clinic
All's well that ends well at ASHwell
"...Though ASHwell treats patients regardless of their insurance status,..."

Dec. 12, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

The Luv Doc’s Holiday Gift Guide
What you need is enough morphine to send you sweetly into that good night
"...As predicted, technology is outpacing our ability to live..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild
Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money
"...On Friday, musician patronage nonprofit Black Fret awards a quarter-million dollars to bands at..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: A More Urgent Warning
National Climate Assessment amplifies the alarm
"...pack of cigarettes every day for decades," she told NPR. "But the time to stop smoking is now, and..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Column by Michael King

Why Did KUT-FM Muzzle Its Watchdog?
Austin’s NPR affiliate publishes, then removes two investigative stories detailing a troubled newsroom culture
"...move isn't a particularly good look for Austin's troubled NPR affiliate, plagued by accusations of workplace hostility and threats..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SXSW Taps ConsenSys Founder Joseph Lubin for 2019 Keynote
Blockchain & Cryptocurrency track programming comes into focus
"...been translated into over twenty languages and featured on NPR’s Morning Edition, PBS Newshour, and in The New York..."

Oct. 9, 2018 SXSW Post by Bonny Chu

The Luv Doc: A Graceful Exit
Leaving someone pretty much implies you have something more important to do
"...I would happily tell you how to make a..."

Sept. 21, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Gina Chavez Sees the Light
Latin-infused songstress on her new sound and new marriage
"...a decade, garnering ten Austin Music Awards and a NPR “Tiny Desk” concert along the way. But it wasn’t..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Luv Doc: The Real Yoko
Some people aren't easily able to shamelessly express themselves through movement
"...It might even be possible that you're actually into..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

So Goes the Statesman
Daily paper awaits GateHouse revamp
"...Gallaga and Selby have been regular guests on local NPR affiliate KUT, and the future of that relationship is..."

Sept. 14, 2018 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

KGSR Rebrands as Austin City Limits Radio
New licensing deal will re-invent frequency’s format
"...the station in 2009, eventually relocating to KUTX, the NPR affiliate whose eclectic mix of music seems the most..."

Sept. 6, 2018 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Ngozi Ukazu Hip-Checks This Year’s Staple! Expo
Local artist brings a hockey team’s worth of wit & bro-centric warmth
"...Ukazu: I’m from Houston. You listened to, maybe, an NPR article?..."

Sept. 5, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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