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Reasonably Offensive
Two civil suits against live music venues downtown call into question Austin's sound ordinance.
"...Rhode says he used to have great stereo equipment. Then he tried to drown out the noise coming from..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Jailbird
The Prison Diaries of the Fabulous Thunderbirds' Preston Hubbard
"...is Preston Hubbard. From 1984-94, I played bass for the platinum-selling, multi-Grammy award-nominated Fabulous Thunderbirds. Besides recording five albums..."

Oct. 20, 2000 Music Feature by Preston Hubbard

Chow Downtown
Dining in the Heart of Austin
"...The Old Pecan Street Cafe has since become Shakespeare's Pub..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Food Feature

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
"...Bar 96, 11pm Nearly 15 years on, Austin's Ortiz brothers continue to stoke the fires of hard rock and..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Election 2004 Updates
The latest electoral happenings in Central Texas, updated daily
"...The earliest poll closing of the day occurred at Pease..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

Down & Out in Atlanta
The Official Crock of the '96 Summer Olympics
"...It may be winter everywhere on Earth below the equator, but that technicality hasn't stopped the Olympic Committee..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Features Feature by Jonathan Hennessey

Teal House Triumphant, Boozy Boba, Devil May Care About Warhol, LeRoy & Lewis Go Sweet, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...wrangled from numerous PR releases, official posts, words on the digital street, and even the occasional (verified) IRL eavesdroppings...."

Jan. 27, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Complex World
"...a near legendary rock 'n' roll club set in the downtown decay of Providence, Rhode Island? If you're writer/director..."

Oct. 18, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Turnaround Tale
Annie's List jumps out of the red and into the blue
"...was after 11pm on election night, and some of the guests at the Stephen F. Austin Hotel were calling..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Zupan on Impact
'Murderball' and the making of a celebrity
"...heals all wounds – but for now, one of the world's greatest sportswriters had better watch (or listen?) out..."

July 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Bigger, Better, Smarter
San Diego is everything Austin wants to be: livable, transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly, and downtown-centric. But will tools that worked in the nation's largest border and military base town translate to Central Texas?
"...San Diego has one of America's finest harbors. It's the largest U.S. city that touches the Mexican border. And..."

Jan. 14, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin Food + Wine Festival Tickets Go On Sale Today
More events, more celebrity chefs
"...all year – hungrily watching for any sign of the return of the Austin Food + Wine Festival and..."

Jan. 20, 2016 Food Post by Brandon Watson

Unsung Heroes
Chefs get the credit; sous chefs get dinner on the table.
"...fine dining outlets. In addition to your regard for the food, perhaps you've chosen the restaurant because of the..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Spinning Yarns
Tracing generations' worth of jazz and R&B history through the Texas Trumpets
"...hold down a solid walking rhythm, almost a shuffle. The guitarist comps jazzy rhythm chords and throws in the..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

SXSW Announces Midnighters, VR And More
Time to get dark and artistic with the latest film wave
"...its first announcement for film, so you've had your headliners and competition titles, with the normal array of talent..."

Feb. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
"...weekend's Texas Tribune Festival – for free, just like the hundreds of other people in the program...."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
City Council will decide whether to pay money for hotel venture; Pflugerville is considering building an airport; Jerry Weissberg resigns as CEO from ibooks.com; City Council to decide whether civilians or police should handle junk car enforcement.
"...When the city tooted its horn last year for working out..."

June 30, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

I Will Be Heard: Mama Duke
Lyricist thriving at the intersection of Black, female, and gay wants Austin to "feel this energy"
"...look me up and see a dog, that's that other bitch, Marmaduke," cracks Austin rapper Mama Duke during her..."

July 29, 2022 Music Feature by Kriss Conklin

Extended Stay
The restaurants of the JW Marriott
"...Generally speaking, hotel restaurants aren't meant to be singular dining experiences. They..."

Oct. 9, 2015 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Let's Make a Deal
Chronicle's Guy-in-the-Hood Vents (Just This Once)
"...anniversary came around, I was feeling, as I wrote then, in a valedictory mood, and christened this Austin Neighborhood..."

Oct. 4, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Qmmunity: Making It Ourselves
Examples of queer creativity abound in Austin, Texas
"...Creation is what being queer is all about, whether that's written, sung, or sculpted. Here's three examples of..."

Sept. 22, 2023 Column by James Scott

Alejandro Escovedo’s Hurricane Honeymoon
Rocker’s Category 4 account: “I thought, We might not make this"
"...in a private ceremony in Austin on September 6. The following morning, they flew to Mexico’s Northern Baja California..."

Sept. 23, 2014 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Jason Bourne
The former CIA op resurfaces in a new era of electronic surveillance
"...Robert Ludlum’s amnesiac CIA agent isn’t born again in the religious sense, it’s just that in this fourth film..."

July 29, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Migrating North
As the Texas and national film industry feels the burn of runaway production, many agree with one directive: Blame Canada.
"...infrastructure that increasingly is being dismantled and sought on the cheap in other countries?..."

Oct. 4, 2002 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Citizen McCall
Kinky Friedman once remarked that the line between fiction and reality is the one he snorted back in 1978. More than two decades later, he's still getting things mixed up. Chronicle writer Sidney Moody investigates why he puts his friend John McCall, the multimillionaire shampoo magnate and owner of the beauty supply firm Armstrong McCall, in his new detective novel Steppin' on a Rainbow without even bothering to change his name.
"...Kinky Friedman once remarked that the line between fiction and reality is the one he..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Books Feature by Sidney Moody

Book of Life
"...film, he does. Moreover, he keeps on his desktop The Book of Life, complete with the dreaded Seven Seals..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips & Beyond: April Events Roundup
Catch up on Texas travel news and plan some spring sightseeing
"...It’s April and the start of a festival season celebrating music, food, history,..."

April 2, 2023 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Slim Richey Benefit
Slim Richey injured in hit-and-run accident.
"...went out of a benefit tomorrow night Friday at the Hotel Vegas for 74-year-old guitar whisperer Slim Richey, who..."

March 1, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Will Travel for Food and Wine
Well-made wine, exquisite food, and great art – Spain should be on anyone's short list of travel destinations
"...trip with spectacular wine, food equal to any in the world, myriad museums, sophisticated cities, and a dazzling countryside?..."

June 26, 2009 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Governing Post-Boom Austin
Now that the lawsuits are over, we hope the council campaigns will turn to issues.
"...Judging from the City Council campaign so far, you'd think that the..."

April 12, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

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