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Godzilla vs. the Green Screen
Austin special effects artists can kill you with a squib or with a CGI bullet hit, gore it up with pig entrails or digitally composited blood, and create just about anything you can imagine with their bare hands or software. Does the industry need both?
"...cool. Computers are the most useful cinematic special effects tool since a teenage Rick Baker discovered you could use..."

April 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Habitat for Humanity Builds More Than Houses Foundation of Faith
"...am not eager for a reckoning before the power tool savants that swarm all around me, and instead I..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Features Feature by Jay Hardwig

AISD Gets Wired
"...not the aim, they stress. Technology is only a tool for learning -- albeit a powerful one. But in..."

Aug. 1, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

High Tech, Low Priority?
Not Everyone Is Sold on Computers in Schools
"...Technology Is a Tool..."

July 25, 1997 News Feature by Roseana Auten

10 Global Kitchen Utensils & Gadgets to Spice Up Your Kitchen
Scale up from that upcycled wine bottle rolling pin
"...sea salt will say you really only need three tools in your kitchen: a chef's knife, a skillet, and..."

June 14, 2019 Food Feature by Emily Beyda

Public Notice – CodeNEXT: Where We Stand
Taking stock after a hectic week
"...past eight days, including the long-awaited unveiling of a tool for testing different mapping scenarios;..."

April 27, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

More From Adler
Incumbent Steve Adler on Austin progress, challenges, 2018 campaign
"...has taken away from cities most of the counter-market tools that other cities have. Rent control is a counter-market..."

Jan. 18, 2018 News Post by Michael King

Local Encounters of the Gift Kind
Five Austinites share the stories behind their greatest gifts
"...evolution as a musician and showed her how a tool as a gift can carry you through life. “Give..."

Dec. 7, 2017 Chronolog Post by Beth Sullivan

Tovo and Casar Unfiltered on CodeNEXT
The Council members' full conversation with the Chronicle
"...already one. We don’t seem to be introducing new tools for combating those. What I think we see instead,..."

Sept. 14, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

Mapping the Mobility Bond
Track progress with this handy online tool
"...of Austin has come up with a nifty online tool to let citizens track the progress of individual bond..."

Aug. 11, 2017 News Feature by Jack Craver

“This is not workable.”
City Commissions slam draft CodeNEXT plan in Tuesday joint meeting
"...also the lead consultant on the Envision Tomorrow forecasting tool, which is supposed to predict the results on the..."

May 31, 2017 News Post by Nick Barbaro

The Luv Doc: Relationship Status
In your FACEbook
"...relationships), people kill people('s relationships). Facebook is just a tool (for communication), a tool people need to put down..."

April 8, 2016 Column by The Luv Doc

Commute.ly Helps Predict Local Commute Times
Local site aggregates past traffic to help you get there on time
"...engine idle. His co-workers quickly demanded access to the tool and it has grown by word of mouth ever..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Screens Post by James Renovitch

This Is the Box We're In
Council doesn't have a budget, but they're cutting it nonetheless
"...city's "affordability crisis" and the necessity to "use every tool available" to address the situation (he would repeat much..."

June 12, 2015 News Feature by Michael King

Kickstart Your Weekend With Politics and Film
It's the Austin trifecta: urban design, music, and UT filmmakers
"...Walkable Urban Design Tool..."

May 17, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Obama Props Up the Case Against 8
US Justice Department to file brief in Supreme Court Case
"...Truth About Homosexuality predictably called the push a "a tool of repression against Christians and people of faith," at..."

Feb. 28, 2013 News Post by Brandon Watson

SXSW Music List in Excel
"...to me. Instead, they recommend I use the online tool to create a schedule. The problem with the online..."

Feb. 18, 2013 Postmarks

Conditions of Puscifer's Parole
Live review of Puscifer at the Long Center last week
"...D, a wigged and mustached Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle and Puscifer front man. More..."

Feb. 27, 2012 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Imagining Austin
Austinites begin a new comprehensive plan for the city's future
"..."It's a decision-making tool," he added, "and the charter says it must be..."

Jan. 29, 2010 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Take Three
Texas film incentives don't always carry sufficient funding
"...local firms, he argues, it's a very focused publicity tool. He added: "You're dealing with a very narrow demographic..."

Oct. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Developing Stories: Controlling Developers
The hidden costs of Proposition 2
"...amendment also strips away city incentives as a policy tool for encouraging developers to reflect Austin community values. Prop...."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Column by Katherine Gregor

Tracking Cap Metro's Eastward Proposal
The Green Line takes conceptual shape
"...model; Hemingson said that "will ultimately be the best tool for predicting future ridership."..."

Sept. 12, 2008 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

How Green Grows My County?
'Greenprints' aim to protect our most precious natural lands
"...county greenprints into one comprehensive regional vision. As triage tools to determine which specific tracts of land get protected..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

The Journey of a Gun
Gun traveled circuitous path to Kevin Brown's hands
"...was Bratton's approach to gun-law enforcement as an important tool in reducing violent crime. Vineyard believed Bratton's approach should..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Big Move
Blogging revolutionary Mena Trott outlines her company's latest advance
"...Movable Type for personal use, the Perl-based freeware blogging tool was an immediate hit, with more than a hundred..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

The Consequences of Getting Personal
BlogHer founders Elisa Camahort, Jory Des Jardins, and Lisa Stone
"...in the blogosphere – between blogging as a business tool and blogging as raw, unfiltered personal expression and between..."

March 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Don't Fear the Interface
Web designers are wielding the coolest new tools for the greater good
"...Every day, for my job, I log onto a tool I must use to complete my day's tasks. Let's,..."

March 3, 2006 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

APD Racial Profiling: New Numbers, Old Questions
The 2003 report shows disparities but also problems with the data itself
"...search enforceable by a warrant, is by nature a tool with substantial potential for abuse...."

March 26, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Page Two
Saving what we can of Barton Springs -- most recently threatened by a proposed development deal between the city and Stratus Properties -- requires pragmatism and compromise.
"...been proven that, in Austin, compromise is not a tool...."

July 19, 2002 Column by Louis Black

Brave New Web
In the wake of Sept. 11 and the hard-line USA Act, the Internet has become a very unfriendly place for hackers.
"...been supplanted by fears of the power of this tool to cause harm. As a result, trends toward regulating..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

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