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Cease and Spin
Waxploitation's new situation
"...After a year of brushing off cease and desist orders, the record-obsessed gentlemen behind one of..."

May 27, 2009 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

To Be and to Have
In this documentary, a one-room schoolhouse in France is a microcosm of the teaching universe.
"...Directed by: Nicolas Philibert. When To Be and To Have received the Best Documentary award at the..."

Jan. 16, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
"...dying, masochistic performance artist who lives with a dominatrix and amuses himself by hammering nails through his dick. The..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Death and Life of Free Radio
Austin microradio lived fast and died young -- can the movement live to broadcast another day?
"...More banging and the sound of wood starting to splinter -- then..."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Keep Calm and Party On
Everything you need to know to navigate SXSW Film
"...Unsure about when your boots are made for walking, and when it's time to hail a cab? You've got..."

March 4, 2013 Screens Post

Sticks and Stones
MonkeyWrench Celebrates May of '68
" foment revolution, too? Certainly it can inspire a cease-and-desist – which is exactly what happened when local radical..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Young and Restless
Seven local South by Southwest 'Picks 2 Click'
"...While David Beck and Paul Cauthen had run in the same musical circles..."

March 9, 2012 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Brewskee! Tears, Cheers, and Beers
Skee-ball calls foul over patent rights
"...East Fourth Street to crown a national champion – and try to save their sport...."

May 23, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Bonus Tracks
Bonus tracks
"...Ghostwriter, a haunted road hog with a brimstone growl and guitar mixed hotter than Lucifer. Road Angels and Torrential..."

June 11, 2004 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Smoke and Mirrors
Terry Black's isn't quite ready for the big leagues
"...Austin barbecue has been the focus of regional and national media attention for the past few years now,..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Thoughts on Grulke and on the Music Scene
"...met a few of the Chronicle staff (Louis Black, Roland Swenson, Margaret Moser, and Brent) all around the same..."

Aug. 15, 2012 Postmarks

Evicted and Helpless
Disabled residents to be forced out of state supported living center
"...parenthood alone. When her son Jason developed behavioral disorders and uncontrollable seizures as a result of oxygen deprivation during..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Sound and the Fury
Local theatre Alamo Drafthouse teams silent films with live musical scores by favorite Austin acts.
"...pianist takes his place behind a big, black Baldwin and carefully arranges the stack of sheet music on the..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Heyride Has a Hitch in Its Get-Along
Cease-and-desist letter issued by City of Austin to local startup
"...service is in dispute. Hours after the Chronicle hit stands this morning, the City of Austin issued a press..."

Nov. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Dan Solomon

A Question of Equity
Is It Time for Austin Actors To Go Union? And Vice Versa?
"...The company has worked on the play for weeks, and this is the last opportunity to run it before..."

June 9, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Free Mustache Rides
Lyft piggybacks on SXSW's success
" hoppers for pedicabs, ride-sharing services fight the city, and cab drivers fight rising waves of nausea. It's a..."

March 11, 2013 SXSW Post by Brandon Watson

New Republican Values: Theft Is Okay
GOP candidates use copyrighted works without permission
"...lifted an entire article from his Capitol Annex blog and reprinted it without permission. The article, written by Leibowitz..."

Oct. 24, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

The Gold Rush
"...Directed by: Charlie Chaplin. Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale and Mack Swain. Those classic scenes of Chaplin eating his..."

Jan. 13, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Disneyland on LSD With A Giant Dog
Tripping in the “Happiest Place on Earth”
"...recent afternoon off from tour, A Giant Dog front-people Andrew Cashen and Sabrina Ellis did what so many visitors..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Who Trolls the Trolls?
Austin filmmaker claims HBO's Silicon Valley ripped off his film
"...Austin filmmaker Lex Lybrand likes HBO's tech-bro comedy Silicon Valley. That's why he..."

June 8, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Zamboni™ Ices Shmu
Grand Theft Zamboni becomes GTZ Records
"...On Friday, Shmu – drummer and vocalist in local experimental breakouts Zorch – releases Shhh!!!!,..."

Oct. 26, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Court Rules Texas School Finance Unconstitutional
Dietz says current system fails students, must be rebuilt
"...on the state's school finance system: It is unconstitutional, and it is failing Texas children...."

Aug. 28, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Film Flam
Pacino sightings, plus SXSW keynote drama
"...local lemonade queen says hello to a little friend, and more shining stars at Sundance...."

Dec. 5, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

City Council: NI deal approved
Incentives package, Hotel ZaZa, and looking into ridesharing . . .
"...National Instruments Corp. to provide 10 years of personal and property tax rebates in return for a major expansion..."

March 8, 2013 News Post by Michael King

Backyard Star Wars
Other Worlds Austin screens fan films for Star Wars Day
"...You're wrong. Even add in the two Ewok films, and you're still not close. There are hundreds of Star..."

May 2, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Ringo Deathstarr Awakens the Force
Ringo Deathstarr achieves a Pure Mood, Lench anthem decries Eastside gentrification, and a Pink Floyd scion takes root in Austin
"...Facebook likes, zero free movie tickets, not even a cease-and-desist letter from Lucasfilm. Nevertheless, 2016 finds the local trio..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Austin Film Festival: Poverty, Inc.
Doc uncovers ugly truths in the booming global-poverty aid industry
"...Opening with a Machiavelli quote and driving through the current Mixmaster of charitable giving, Poverty,..."

Oct. 29, 2014 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

The Flapper Era
What 'Flappy Bird' can tell us about the present and future of game design
"...story of Flappy Bird, a little game about flying and avoiding pipes – such a simple idea that enchanted..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

sxswi: Convergence of Traditional & Internet TV
or, hanging with policy wonks makes my brain hurt.
" to turn on the device of our choice and watch what we want to watch, when we want..."

March 16, 2011 SXSW Post by Belinda Acosta

The Banks of the Blanco
Environmentalists and Hays County clash over river-clearing project
"...excavator grabbed the tree, hefted it into the air, and rumbled off to drop it onto the towering fire...."

July 29, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

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