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Getting Caught on 7 Splinters in Time
Director explains mindwarping time travel flick before screening
"...Sometimes you don't know what a film is really about..."

June 27, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A New Era for the Travis County Democratic Party
After years of infighting and a tumultuous election in March, the TCDP must now proceed as one
"...Just after 11pm on the night of this year's primary election, Dyana Limon-Mercado announced..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Breaking the Ice With Iceage
“Difficult” singer Elias Bender Rønnenfelt isn’t
"...Iceage, maintains a well-publicized distaste for music writers. After The Fader named him “Rock’s Most Difficult Frontman,” I had..."

May 24, 2018 Music Post by Isabella Castro-Cota

Two Shannons Take the Improv Stage to … Where?
Local stars McCormick and Stott, together at last for the first time
"...The Shannons, y’all. Two of them...."

Dec. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Frank Mills Call It Quits After 500th Show
Why is one of the city’s top improv troupes breaking up?
"...The Frank Mills, one of this city’s most acclaimed improv..."

Dec. 12, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy
What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?
"...From the top of a Downtown skyscraper, looking west, there's a..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Because the Night Playlist
Daylight savings end-times tunes
"...The light changed this week. The sun that sucks streams..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Luv Doc: Buttering Your Muffin
Never discount the sexual voraciousness of a pimply-faced teenager
"...I've discovered a wonderful cure for the stress I endure when stuck in Austin's awful traffic:..."

Nov. 3, 2017 Column by The Luv Doc

Ground Floor Theatre's Long Comeback
With Gibberish Mostly, Lisa Scheps' company makes its long-awaited return to the stage scene
"...Four months. That's how long Lisa Scheps expected it would take to resolve the..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Page Two: Dancing at the Revolution With the Radio On!
Louis Black recalls the joys of driving around and falling in love with pop songs
"...In these politically dark times, writing about what brings us joy..."

June 16, 2017 Column by Louis Black

Welcome to the Working Week-and-a-Half
A new federal provision mandating overtime pay for a new pool of salaried employees goes into effect in December. What does it mean, and how long will it last?
"...you make less than $47,000 annually, it might be time to ask your employer for a raise. For the..."

Nov. 18, 2016 News Feature by Jack Craver

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
"..."The present-day composer refuses to die!"..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Louis Black

Playback: David Yow Meets the Jazzus Lizard
David Yow fronts the Jazzus Lizard, Cherubs knock off 22 years of rust, Preston Hubbard dies, and Blind Lemon Jefferson gets kicked off Texas license plates
"...The official rock & roll handbook states: "A famous frontman..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Lady in the Van
Dame Maggie Smith is stunning in the role of the titular homeless lady
"...The movies tend to infantilize the geriatric generation, often regressing..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Live From The New Yorker
Editor David Remnick on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"...What defines The New Yorker? A handful of characteristics come to mind,..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
The Force awakens, and a franchise reboots
"...It’s decades after the destruction of the Death Star and good old Admiral..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Most Dangerous Man in Austin?
Cody Wilson's day-to-day life is pretty routine. But the product he's selling threatens to make gun control laws obsolete.
"...There's no sign on the walls outside of Cody Wilson's..."

Nov. 20, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
"...Austin receives no such shout-out in "Truckin'," the Grateful Dead's highest-charting single of the Seventies. The psychedelic..."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

One of the Good Guys
Is Chris Ohlson the nicest film producer in town, or just the hardest working?
"...great guy. Seriously. Everyone says so. In fact, that's the very first thing they tend to say about this..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Aimee Mann & Ted Leo: The Both
Likely/unlikely collaboration might even yield a musical
"...a deep friendship – one that manifests itself in their musical partnership, the Both. After touring together, the two..."

Aug. 13, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Point Austin: The Meanings of 'Affordability'
The new year signals changes in the life of Austin
"...Over the Christmas holiday, I spent a lot of time corresponding..."

Dec. 27, 2013 News Column by Michael King

Power to the People
Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance
"...Allison Orr is back in the old routine: up at 5am (5:30 on a "good"..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Egg & I
How an experimental treatment for major depression introduced me to the medical magnet and the return of 'energetic' medicine
"...on my back in a dimly lit room on the seventh floor of a Dallas research hospital. A device..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Greg Harman

The Animated Adventures of Don Bluth and Gary Goldman
The men behind 'The Secret of NIMH' visit Austin this weekend
"...From The Land Before Time to An American Tail, from Dragon's..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Want to hear some good drinking stories? Ask theatre people. Between their research for playing soused characters, work..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Range War at the Dobie Ranch
A bulldozer's intrusion onto 'enchanted' property uncovers the struggles of UT's historic retreat for writers
"...The morning after a rainstorm, the sun shines down on..."

June 21, 2013 News Feature by Amy Gentry

Going With the Flow
The next life of Waller Creek
"...Waller Creek and environs is to live intensively in the modern world and at the same time to be..."

Jan. 11, 2013 News Feature by Ari Phillips

Get Real. Get Right. Get Savage: The Return of Barrence Whitfield
Whitfield rekindles his local love affair
"...Barrence Whitfield & the Savages' visits to Austin in the Nineties are things..."

June 27, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

A Quarrel With the Status Quo
Charlie Baird on criminal justice, equity, and the Travis County D.A.
"...Charlie Baird: Well, I'll tell you, honestly – and the reason I'm hesitant is because I think it sounds..."

Jan. 20, 2012 News Feature

Drafty on the Flat Track
New Texas Rollergirls roster picks mix rookies, transfers, retirees
"...Another year, another Texas Rollergirls draft: But this one may..."

Nov. 24, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

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