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One Child Nation
Inside China’s 36-year war on women’s bodies
"...woman’s agency and ownership of her body, and more. Award-winning documentarian Nanfu Wang (Hooligan Sparrow, I Am Another You)..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Other Worlds Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Time After Time
Fest to honor Nicholas Meyer, director of the beloved chrono-romance
"...The award is basically Other Worlds' hall of fame (previous recipients..."

Aug. 15, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Envisioning a More Flavorful Future With Emmer & Rye’s Fermentation Program
Chef Alfred Francese becomes a self-made flavor scientist
"...I make. I don't want to cook for an award, or a position. I want what I'm doing to..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Food Feature by Alexandra Detmar

To Know Joe Lansdale Is to Love Joe Lansdale
All Hail the Popcorn King trails the writer of the purple rage
"...page, the life story of this 10-time Bram Stoker Award-winning "Champion Mojo Storyteller" from the piney woods of Nacogdoches..."

Aug. 16, 2019 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Peanut Butter Falcon
This modern Huck Finn may not innovate, but you can't deny its heart
"...last March, it was honored with the competition’s Audience Award. Whether this indicator of popular affection will be enough..."

Aug. 9, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spread Your Wings With The Peanut Butter Falcon
The story behind an unlikely filmmaking adventure
"...returns to Austin this week after winning the Audience Award at SXSW this year. In a year in which..."

Aug. 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Watch The First Trailer For Raise Hell, The Story of Molly Ivins
SXSW smash documentary about the Texas original blazing onto screens
"...played at SXSW, where it picked up the Audience Award for festival favorite. Now it's being released in October..."

Aug. 8, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Summer of Pride Reading List
Standout new(ish) books for Stonewall's 50th anniversary
"...Samantha Allen, a GLAAD Award-winning journalist and senior reporter for The Daily Beast, blends..."

Aug. 7, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Mary J. Blige & Nas Prove Their Royalty at COTA
Co-headlining NYC legends marathon 150 nonstop minutes
"...Mary Jane Blige, 48, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 BET Awards. “We’re both celebrating the..."

Aug. 5, 2019 Music Post by Derek Udensi

Public Notice: They’re Baaack!
Council faces a busy first week
"...Austin Pride Day, and another presenting a Distinguished Service Award to Greg Guernsey, who's retiring after 13 years as..."

Aug. 2, 2019 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Texas Teen Book Festival Author Lineup Announced
Is your favorite among this year’s stellar array of writers?
"...Book Festival announced its 2019 author lineup today, featuring award-winning authors Mary H.K. Choi, David Yoon, Gabby Rivera, Abdi..."

July 26, 2019 Arts Post

Les Dames D’Escoffier to Award Two Women in Hospitality Scholarships
Deadline for online applications is August 29
"...Les Dames D’Escoffier has already awarded more than $85,000 in scholarships to women in Austin..."

July 26, 2019 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Jackie Venson Strips Off Her Blues Band and Becomes Her Own "DJ"
Austin's reigning Best Guitarist scales the ladder to the roof
"...Winner of February's Austin Music Awards plaque for Best Guitarist and the first black woman..."

July 26, 2019 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...trans and queer identity. This feature won the Teddy Award for Best LGBTQ-themed feature at the 2019 Berlin Film..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 3
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 15-21
"...Book Club: Whistling Past the GraveyardIn this 2013 novel, award-winning author Susan Crandall pairs a spirited 9-year-old with an..."

July 15, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

July Is Crime Month: The Crime Blotter, Week 2
A curated guide to unlawful activities around town July 8-14
"...In this new thriller from the author of the award-winning Final Girls, the protagonist must race against time to..."

July 7, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Festival Founder Resurrects Spamarama After 12-Year Hiatus
Spam-centered celebration comes to Moontower Saloon
"...duke it out for the equally coveted Worst Taste Award. Past contenders include Jurassic Pork, Parts Too (a Styrofoam..."

July 4, 2019 Food Post by Alexandra Currie-Buckner

Austin's aGLIFF Announces 2019 Honorees
Celebrating directors of seminal queer films Go Fish, Trick
"...and Jim Fall will be honored with aGLIFF Tribute Awards...."

July 3, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Crap Taste
The sweet deliverance of blissful apathy
"...I have it on reasonably good intel that if..."

July 5, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin Filmmakers PJ Raval, Andrew Bujalski, Leah Marino Join the Academy
Trio joins as Oscar-awarding body emphasizes diversity
"...as they become the latest voting members of the Oscar-awarding industry body...."

July 1, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Dance India Calls on Us All to Respect Mother Earth
Multimedia, multicultural production Sacred Earth Stories appeals to the heart
"...musicians, with spoken word commentary by Austin Critics Table Award winner Carla Nickerson and projected images and sound of..."

June 28, 2019 Arts Feature by Sumaiya Malik

Texas Book Festival Announces First 15 Authors
Fall lineup includes Susan Choi, Attica Locke, Hafsah Faizal
"...Ranger Darren Mathews in this followup to Locke’s Edgar Award winning thriller Bluebird, Bluebird. • Ben Mezrich. Building on..."

June 26, 2019 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Council Recap: Too Late to Turn Back Time
New taxes for lakeside homes, operators for Butler Pitch and Putt
"...decades of prior city practice, Council voted 7-4 to award operation of the Butler Pitch and Putt to Pecan..."

June 21, 2019 News Post by Austin Sanders

Celeste Quesada Retires From the Austin Music Awards
Creative director led the metamorphosis of the AMAs
"...as producer and creative director for the Austin Music Awards since 2014, has announced her retirement from the event...."

June 21, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

This One's for the Ladies
Documentary following Newark’s Nasty Boyz is only skin deep
"...pictures’ spanglier vision of male stripping, this SXSW 2018 award-winning documentary is realistic about where the action is more..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Toy Story 4
Fourth verse, first as the first, second, third as the adventures of Woody and Buzz continue
"...only that 2010’s Toy Story 3 – an Academy Award winner that had the chutzpah to force its toy..."

June 21, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Austin Film News: From A(nimation) to Z(ombies)
Production updates from around town and just beyond city limits
"...death on June 9 of William D. Wittliff, the award-winning author who scripted some of the most memorable depictions..."

June 21, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

The Satire's Still Timely in Gilbert & Sullivan Austin's Iolanthe
And the topsy-turvy team's show delivers a fanciful fairy tale, to boot
"...the 1974 album Todd; Asimov to pen the Hugo Award-winning and hugely influential Foundation trilogy; and Rehnquist to snazz..."

June 21, 2019 Arts Feature by M. Brianna Stallings

AAAFF Review: "Sister"
Short film is a letter to the children of China’s One Child Policy
"...The 8-minute animated short, which won the audience award for Narrative Short at this weekend's Austin Asian American..."

June 18, 2019 Screens Post by Lilli Hime

Watch: Big Cedar Fever’s New Western Swing
Barnstorming Hill Country swing trio drops new EP and video
"...up dancehalls across Central Texas, and February’s Ameripolitan Music Awards in Memphis brought back home the award for Best..."

June 18, 2019 Music Post by Doug Freeman

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