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Family feuds for inheritance

June 11, 2012

Nothing brings out the razor sharp talons of family members like bickering over an inheritance. An inheritance that includes land, jewelry and of course, money. That is the basis of Texan playwright Horton...

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Take two for overlooked films

June 11, 2012

In 1960, Greg Barrios and David Berman started a volunteer-run film society at UT to bring alternative and independent cinema to the Austin community. The pair had an array of guest speakers and lecturers,...

Cotone offers handmade Italian fashion on the Drag

September 6, 2011

Decorated with a beautiful French-Italian fusion and a touch of Texan flair, Cotone Clothing Boutique fills its walls with ornate signs in colors of rich purples and blues displaying expressions like “La...

Seasoned punk rock trio comes of age

August 30, 2011

Lindsay “Coco” Hames, Maria “Poni” Silver and Jeremy “Jem” Cohen make up Nashville rock trio The Ettes. Currently on tour, the band will perform at Emo’s tonight. The...

Canadian comedian incorporates world cultures into act

November 4, 2010

Though born in Canada, funny man Russell Peters, whose parents are Indian, wanted to break away from the typical South Asian mold of choosing a practical career choice and instead opts for a more provocative...

Interpol’s latest rock album goes back to its roots with huge payoff for fans

September 7, 2010

American rockers Interpol have released their new self-titled album. Hailing from the alternative rock scene of New York City, they have three prior albums under their belt. Turn on the Bright Lights,...

‘Scott Pilgrim’ cast talks weaknesses, ideal superpowers

August 23, 2010

“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” follows the life of 22-year-old Toronto native Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera, “Superbad”) as he falls for American delivery girl Ramona Flowers (Mary...

‘Scott Pilgrim’ matures; Michael Cera doesn’t

August 12, 2010

This summer’s movie season has been filled with mediocrity, from “Iron Man 2” to “Sex and the City 2,” but “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” brings something new...

‘Eat Pray Love’ trumps romantic-comedy tropes

August 12, 2010

Director and “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has taken a break from choir and show tunes for a journey of self-discovery. “Eat Pray Love” is based on the memoir of the same name by...

Pop band Love at 20 mixes ’90s Brit, modern indie rock

August 11, 2010

From the ashes of the band Clap Clap emerges a new band called Love at 20. Austinites Mike Groener, Louis Lemuz, Mark Toohey, Amber Zook and Scott Clapsaddle make up the group of pop rockers. In...

Alt-rock group varies essence, tone of albums

June 18, 2010

  Silversun Pickups have become a staple of the alternative rock scene since the release of their freshman album, Carnavas, in 2006. The band got their start in East Los Angeles and had no...

‘Inception’ whirls into theaters with cinematic force

June 15, 2010

Visionary writer-director Christopher Nolan makes his return to cinema for the first time since “The Dark Knight” with “Inception,” a refreshingly intricate and visually stimulating...

‘Sorcerer’ misses magic, fresh tales for movie screens

June 14, 2010

From the director who brought you “While You Were Sleeping” and “Cool Runnings,” Jon Turteltaub presents his new project, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.” This...

Exhibit portrays shifting landscape of ethnic heritage

June 12, 2010

DiverseArts Culture Works’ New East Gallery is tucked away in the Saltillo Lofts on East Fifth Street. DiverseArts is a nonprofit organization that focuses on promoting multicultural art in Austin....

Thrice continues to evolve, thrive

June 6, 2010

California rock veterans Thrice have six albums under the band’s belt since hitting the alternative scene in 1998. Fans may be more familiar with earlier material because of the band’s extensive...

Sounds Under Radio’s alt-rockers strive to produce cinematic sound

June 2, 2010

Local alternative rock band Sounds Under Radio has been making a name for itself since 2007, with two independently released albums under its belt: Cinematica in 2008, and My Communist Heart in 2010....