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The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...There was a time not so long ago when Austin's..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Scaling the Pyramid
City moves to reprioritize social service programs in the new year
"...Psychologist Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory states that basic physiological requirements (e.g., food and water)..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

The Sunday Survey: 9/5/10
Award season in Austin
"...Dontcha love long weekends? The way that press releases seem to appear,..."

Sept. 5, 2010 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Going the Distance
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long explore the difficulties of long-distance relationships in this rom-com.
"...Directed by: Nanette Burstein. Starring: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Jim Gaffigan and..."

Sept. 3, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Famous Long Ago
Legendary "Humanzee" Oliver, his friends, and the bitter fight over animal welfare at a Texas refuge
"...Once upon a time, everyone knew Oliver...."

Dec. 15, 2006 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Hanging Up the Torches
After 20 years of juggling fire and other foolery, the Flaming Idiots are calling it quits.
"...Most of the time, people want you to stop being an idiot...."

Dec. 26, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...If he hadn't been driving the getaway car, Tim O'Connor might have punched Willie Nelson...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...The Democratic Lieutenant Governor, who began his political career in..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

David Sedaris and the Art of Ignoring
Austin-bound, the author adds a new descriptor: controversial.
"...New Yorker, he’s used to being in one of the most crowded cities in America: not crowded as in..."

April 28, 2024 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Five Dark Events to Beat the Heat
Nighttime distractions that flip off the sun
"...When even native Austinites are complaining about the heat, you know something's awry. But maybe we're finally..."

July 21, 2023 Arts Column by Richard Whittaker

Photographer and Digital Artist Rodell Warner Wins Tito’s Prize for the Arts
Austin-based Trinidadian artist takes home award for rising creators
"...Austin's art scene truly embraced the digital era today with the announcement that 3D artist..."

May 25, 2023 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

The Chronicle Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe
As the Guardians of the Galaxy gather once more, every MCU film reviewed
"...Hey, true believers, are you ready for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? This being the 32nd movie in..."

May 5, 2023 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Best Things We Saw at Austin Psych Fest 2023
Toro y Moi, Automatic, and more highlight homegrown festival’s return
"...Considering Austin’s inclement weather and the precarious state of national touring – survival..."

May 1, 2023 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Residential Address: Rent Party’s Hot Jazz Makes Peace With the Swing Era
Sextet merges decades on the dance floor, Fridays at Long Play East
"...from Downtown on East Cesar Chavez, nestled in between the thunderous dance music pumping out of the Granny's Tacos..."

April 14, 2023 Music Feature by Gary Lindsey

Behind the Wheel With Deezie Brown
After five years of fine-tuning, the perfectionist producer and rapper rolls out 5th Wheel Fairytale
"...Obviously, the job I refer to is not this job (Hi..."

Aug. 26, 2022 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Jack White Swings for the Fences at Austin Sandlot
Singer/guitarist/first baseman hits home run in post-arena show baseball game
"...Out there at the Long Time, the bats are wood, the..."

June 3, 2022 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: The Austin Music Census Returns While the Live Music Fund Faces Delays
A spring music ecosystem news roundup with all those familiar players: the Austin Music Census, Live Music Fund, and HAAM
"...In 2015, the first Austin Music Census highlighted fault lines in the..."

May 27, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

A Culture 50 Years in the Making: The Kerrville Folk Festival Experience
Life-altering and deep-listening scenes from the oldest music festival in Texas
"...If Texas is the state with the richest folk songwriting history, the Kerrville..."

May 20, 2022 Music Feature by Hank Erwin

Meet Me at Waterloo Records: Playing, Shopping, and Encountering Life-Changing Moments at the Heart of Austin Music
Influential Austin characters reminice on 40 years of playing, shopping, and encountering life-changing moments at the heart of Austin music
"...and gave me a piercing look. Queued up at the vinyl room register in Waterloo Records, I flashed back..."

April 8, 2022 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Friday
Seventies funk GOATs, queer nu metal, and so much more
"...very, very tired) music team, Friday was filled with the Chronicle’s wild day party at Hotel Vegas and witnessing..."

March 19, 2022 SXSW Post by Thomas Fawcett

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...SXSW has strapped on the rockets with not just a few titles for this..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Space and Distance: A Joint Interview With Balmorhea and Explosions in the Sky
How Austin’s landmark instrumental outfits soundtrack the state of Texas
"...Chris Hrasky wishes there was a better backstory to Big Bend (An Original..."

Dec. 10, 2021 Music Feature by Austin Powell

After the Pandemic at the Alamo Drafthouse
New management, new owners: Can the Austin movie chain retain what made it special?
"...The oldest operating Alamo Drafthouse in the nation still survives...."

July 2, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Forget Decorum: Music Fans Holler Their Appreciation for the Symphony
And the classical music crowd goes wild
"...like a fanfare: blaring brass and thundering timpani flooding the concert hall with big, glorious sound. That's certainly how..."

May 28, 2021 Features Feature by Robert Faires

Checking In: The Saving Graces of Sarah Jarosz
Texan roots muse sings of Cedar trees, Bay towns, wilderness
"...World on the Ground, fifth LP and first since 2016 by Sarah..."

June 24, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Hot Luck Music Headliners Dig Into the Festival Menu
Talking turkey with Archers of Loaf, Erika Wennerstrom, Robert Ellis, Sunflower Bean, the Suffers, and PJ Morton
"...Robert Ellis feels pretty good these days...."

May 24, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Envisioning the Future of Austin State Hospital
What will it take to turn the former Texas State Lunatic Asylum into a world-class center of brain health?
"...It used to be lovely. There was a lake, with boats, and lily ponds, and..."

March 22, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Fantastic Fest Interview: Jeremy Saulnier and Macon Blair on Hold the Dark
Blood and snow in one of Netflix's rare theatrical releases
"...It may seem a long way from Austin to Alaska, but of course when..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Jawbreaker, Last Band on the Titanic
Saving lives decades on
"...The Nineties were a simpler time, an age of Clinton-era..."

July 14, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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