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Wen Ren’s End-of-the-World Drama Last Sunrise Found Its Spark in China
Light in the dark
"...premiere this week as part of the Other Worlds science-fiction film festival's year-round programming. However, this cosmic calamity is..."

July 19, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

aGLIFF 2019 Announces Full Lineup, Including Trixie Mattel Documentary
Gay Chorus Deep South to open jampacked fest schedule
"...most interesting aspects of Brief Story is the way science-fiction and magical realism blend to focus on emotional growth..."

July 17, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar … and You Can Ask Them Anything
No, really: Working scientists. Waiting for your questions. In a bar.
"...Yes, Austin’s own Thinkery – you know, that science-forward, Mueller-based wonderland of amazement, delight, and education for young..."

July 17, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Qmmunity: The Science of Queers
Plus events to make and celebrate queer history
"...It all comes down to science – at least according to Megan Rapinoe. My all-time..."

July 12, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

The Luv Doc: Ex-Shtupping Girlfriends
Sometimes friends will let you down – sometimes in really big ways
"...Aww, thanks! May you live a long and lovely..."

July 12, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Fishbowl at ColdTowne Theater
In Stephanie Thoreson’s one-woman show, a gallery of awkward characters show us that it’s okay to be pathetic if you laugh about it later
"...even though he accidentally crippled her right hand in science class. She's so unimportant that she registers on no..."

July 12, 2019 Arts Review by Laura Jones

State Board of Education Brings a New Anti-Sex Circus to Town
Anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ, and creationism advocates to help revise Texas public schools’ sex education
"...unsuccessful SBOE candidate who has supported teaching creationism in science classrooms and also backed the Lege's failed 2017 "bathroom..."

July 5, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Pinkish Black
"...low keyboard moods alongside drummer Jon Teague for a science-fiction fever dream of a doom and ambient universe. Spellbindingly..."

July 5, 2019 Music Review by Christina Garcia

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...feel drowsy at a crowded meeting, it's due to science. Ambient air's concentration of CO2 is usually around 800..."

July 5, 2019 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

David Giancola Puts the Pedal to the Metal With Axcellerator
Director leaves tragedy behind and embraces the B-movie
"...three years later when it was dissected by Mystery Science 3000. However, by that point Giancola was directing his..."

June 25, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin’s Food and Ag Lab: Keeping Your Meals Safe
Local ACC-backed start-up fights the good fight for food safety and more
"...young company operating out of the Austin Community College Bioscience Incubator. "That's like the gold standard," says Toczko. "USDA..."

June 21, 2019 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Last Black Man in San Francisco
A gentle, poetic look at gentrification that shimmers with the winds of history
" though they could belong to a piece of science fiction or a documentary; by the end of the..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Luv Doc: A Little Bit Metro
Some people defy sterotypes
"...Point is, some people don't line up with stereotypes...."

June 14, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

CBD Companies Find Practical Uses for Marijuana Compounds
Canvas 1839’s scientist and Willie’s Remedy explain cannabis molecules
" the brain and reduce [many other] symptoms. More science is needed across the board, for sure."..."

June 7, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Eight of Our Favorite Summertime Fruit Beers in Austin
Core-cooling beer options to counter rising temperatures
"...gonna trust more, the Chron­icle booze experts or some science nerds who haven't had a drink since weatherman camp?..."

June 7, 2019 Food Feature by Eric Puga

The Luv Doc: Your Annoying Boyfriend
You should never ignore patterns
"...This is truly my favorite type of question because..."

June 7, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Other Worlds Film Festival Comes Back Home
SF extravaganza gets a new name and an old home
"...the future and expanded horizons as the region's preeminent science fiction film festival. For its sixth outing, it returns..."

May 31, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Getting Over Someone
We're programmed to dream up worst-case scenarios as a survival mechanism
"...It's also possible that you developed coping mechanisms to..."

May 24, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

A Few Faves From the Paramount Summer Classic Film Series
Immortal gems of the cinema help us define a classic
"...a future, an elaborate ecosystem that blended magic and science. From swamps to mountains to deserts, the locations never..."

May 24, 2019 Screens Feature by The Screens Staff

A Dog's Journey
Bailey the dog is back, and this time he has a new purpose
"...British science-fiction pioneer Michael Moorcock's greatest, most morally complicated creation was..."

May 17, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Celebrate the Apollo 11 Moon Landing With These Texas Road Trips
Houston and other Texas sites celebrate the golden anniversary of the first lunar landing
"...Back in Space City, the Houston Museum of Natural Science has something that may leave you moonstruck: a meticulously..."

May 17, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Luv Doc: Two Spaces
Secretly hoping it's a 1988 Ford Escort with a whale fin spoiler
"...– Two Spaces..."

May 17, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

Edward Zwick Reopens Death Row Case in Trial by Fire
True-crime film takes another look at a triple homicide that never happened
"...justice system. The withholding of exculpatory evidence, the junk science, the use of snitches in return for reduced sentences,..."

May 17, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Nominees for the 2018-19 Austin Critics Table Awards Announced
The Critics Table's picture-perfect year
" G Minor, Schumann Chamber Players The Sound of Science, Golden Hornet Thomas Burritt Chamber Percussion Recital, Butler School..."

May 13, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Red Joan
Based-on-true-life spy drama can keep its secrets to itself
"...activist Leo Galich (Hughes) for ruining "the purity of science" for her. She's absurdly noble, and the script pushes..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

At the Capitol, Texas Tries to Catch Up With Cannabis
From medical use to decriminalization to legalization, marijuana seems to have bipartisan support, so what's taking so long?
"...include people with other conditions," offers CEO Morris Denton. "Science proves the efficacy of this medicine for other conditions."..."

May 3, 2019 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Getting Your Head Around (and Hands on) the Art of Abraham Cruzvillegas
Conceptual artist brings "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?" to the Contemporary Austin
"...explore each piece – something more common at a science museum than an art exhibit. It is the rare..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Avengers: Endgame
The end is the beginning is the end as Marvel's Infinity Saga reaches a satisfying, tearful end
"...yet again hit that sweet spot between magic, mysticism, science, and action to do so. They even smartly manage..."

April 26, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

APD Asks City Council for Financial Help With DNA Testing
And more news from the dais
"...crime lab in 2016, two firms – local Signature Science and Virginia's Bode Cellmark Forensics – have been tapped..."

April 26, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Luv Doc: She Talks Too Much
Conversation is how we flush stupidity into the open so we can kill it
"...Let me start by being direct and to the..."

April 26, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

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