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Qmmunity’s 2020 Guide to Gifting Queerly and Locally
Gifting queer cheer after one helluva year
"...vibes while also projecting a fresh, fashion-forward youthfulness. From neon-color-blocked windbreakers and bold Western shirts to flouncy flower rompers,..."

Dec. 3, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...Is You." Circling back to the beginning, "Thru the Neon Night" chugs down the same midnight interstate, and the..."

Dec. 4, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Be Filled With Dredd For Other Worlds
Judge Dredd retrospective plus new hits for SF fest
"...electronic entity in this music video that wears its neon cyberpunk heart on its sleeve...."

Nov. 11, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Review: The Get Together
Shakey Graves and friends grow apart in this Austin dramedy
"...the city of Austin itself. The film features gorgeous neon shots of various hotspots around town, as well as..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

AFF Review: The Blue Orchid
Danish fever dream mixes Cronenberg and Carruth
"...every frame within the nether world stripped down to neon hues from single sources,..."

Oct. 29, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Review: Murder Bury Win
Bloody board game comedy is sinister fun
"...detected across acres of forested property, and blood runs neon-red and abundant. While the over-the-top performances and plot-points may..."

Oct. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

Maria’s Taco Xpress Sells to Investment Company, Sign Up for Sale
Iconic South Austin restaurant has been operating since 1997
"...reflected that message." They wanted something different from the neon (which was "everywhere at the time") and found inspiration..."

Sept. 30, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

Local Musicians Perform Remotely for HAAM Day
A wide array of artists played for the health care nonprofit
"...Synth-pop artist San Gabriel played out in front of neon-lit refrigerators filled with beverages inside a convenience store with..."

Sept. 16, 2020 Music Post by Naomi Brady

The Wrestler Rises Again in You Cannot Kill David Arquette
The actor’s return to the ring in search of wrestling respect
"...You Cannot Kill David Arquette, out this weekend from Neon's new boutique label Super LTD, catches every drop of..."

Aug. 29, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Slabs, Screw, and Stories from the Country: Deezie Brown & EC Mayne Soundtrack Bastrop County
Candy Blue Like Screw reclaims Texas rap heritage
"...mounted ornamental spare tire known as a "fifth wheel," neon lights in the trunk, and loud, bass-heavy speakers...."

Aug. 14, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: Heads Up, Pandemic Parents:
Do You Want a Public School to Come Back To?
"...tons (literally) of Armadillo memorabilia, vintage Texas bar fixtures, neon signs, and more. It'll be a live auction at..."

Aug. 7, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Public Notice: Failing Grades for Texas
School districts beset by pandemic, State rules
"...treasure trove of Armadillo memorabilia, vintage Texas bar fixtures, neon signs, and more. See the 500-piece catalog at"

July 31, 2020 News Column

Rondo And Bob Goes to Times Square
Joe O'Connell's documentary gets world famous billboard space
" see your movie celebrated than on the glowing neon and digital screens of Times Square. Now Rondo And..."

July 27, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

We Are Little Zombies
Wildly inventive Japanese musical comedy-drama finds the joy in nihilism
"...gaming, a loaded political context), all illuminated by Hikari's neon-glazed handheld gaming console. Games were the only way his..."

July 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Texas Pride Online Fosters Virtual Qmmunity
Queer and trans artists unite across Lone Star State
"...It did feel like, "Holy shit, Budweiser has a neon rainbow sign in the gay bar." But as we've..."

June 26, 2020 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
Here are the sounds we’re consuming
"...Southern-style eatery in April, now release a mother lode: neon signs including the T-gill's "Home Cooking" marquee, Jim Franklin..."

June 26, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Public Notice: Voting by Mail? Better Act Fast.
Plus: $$ for Tesla, Threadgill’s auction & more
"...the signs, the Burton Wilson photos, the "Howdy Strangers" neon at the back door! Kenneth Threadgill's platinum record. The..."

June 26, 2020 News Column by Nick Barbaro

How One Hair Salon Is Getting Back to Neon-Colored Business
Shell Vega of Urban Hair weighs her options

May 22, 2020 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

We Have an Issue: Stages and Phases
In this week’s issue, a closer look at what the reopening of Texas entails
"...What you won't find in these protocols is guidance..."

May 22, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo on Demand to offer curated selection of films
"...drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire (released by Neon, the distribution label he cofounded) before its February release..."

May 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

New Austin Music You Can Enjoy at Home
What we’re spending our time with
"...electro-soul of new one-off "Inside Friend," featuring a wavering, neon solo from sometime Jerry Garcia stand-in John Mayer. "It's..."

April 17, 2020 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Amazon Providing Platform for SXSW Films
Details of 10-day "virtual festival" still to be confirmed
"...Seimetz's She Dies Tomorrow saw it get acquired by Neon just after the festival was canceled. Films with a..."

April 3, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

What'cha Watchin'?
Editorial intern Asa Canty watched the animals
"...I imagine it does to watch the northern lights; neon but gentle, a searing watercolor. The climactic fall through..."

Feb. 21, 2020 Screens Column by Asa Canty

Ultraviolent Fantastic Fest throwback makes its vengeance-filled return
"...nails in it, good ol' fashioned stomping. Drenched in neon blues and reds, it's never about subtlety. But then..."

Feb. 14, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

We Have an Issue: On This We Can Agree
Land development code, the D.A. race, and adieu to Sarah Marloff
"...of the self-descriptor "progressive" is meant to be another neon sign announcing where we're coming from...."

Feb. 7, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: It's All About Design
Art Director Jason Stout and Publisher Nick Barbaro on the air
"...the Paramount blade and Magnolia Cafe's "Sorry We're Open" neon sign • How the practice of wayfinding orients you..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Design Post by Kimberley Jones

More Stories Behind the Signs
" Jessi Cape and Richard Whittaker is about the neon signs that help shape Austin's cultural landscape. What caught..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Postmarks

The Stories Behind Austin’s Iconic Signs
How both classic neon and changing design continue to draw patrons to local restaurants and theatres
"...and brand-new visitors of our local treasures. From original neon and vintage scripts to restored and revamped handmade art..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Features Feature by Jessi Cape

How the Red River Cultural District Was Made
Decades of off-kilter activity and music activism culminate in our current concert hub
"...Beyond Cheer Up Charlies' pink glow, there's a smaller neon insignia at the corner of Red River and Ninth...."

Jan. 31, 2020 Features Feature by Rachel Rascoe

The Meteor Turns a Convenience Store Into a Neighborhood Hang for a New South Congress
Before and after noon, diners find craveable carbs and chill vibes
"...Meteor takes on a magical feel, with the pink neon "Open" signs in the window casting a rosy, ethereal..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

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