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Disney+ added a content warning to 18 episodes of The Muppet Show. Photo courtesy of BBC News

Disney Adds Warning Labels to ‘The Muppets Show’ Episodes

By Amira Boutros, Reporter March 12, 2021

Disney+ recently issued additional content warnings for negative depictions of cultures and people in certain films. Although the company has not specifically detailed the derogatory content, films with...

Part Two of our interview with author Melissa Maerz. Jacket design by Caroline Johnson, Jacket illustration by Carolyn Figel, Photo courtesy of Keith Bormuth.

An Interview with Melissa Maerz: Covering the Engaging History of ‘Dazed and Confused’ Part Two

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter March 10, 2021

This is part two of a two part series.  Read the first part here.     Q: Given how many people were involved, there’s bound to be some bad blood between [the cast and crew]. How did...

The Alamo Drafthouse Ritz was opened in 2007 and was intended to be the

End of an Era: Austin Icon Alamo Drafthouse Closing Three Locations

By Hannah Ashtari, Assistant Community and World News Editor March 8, 2021

Founded in 1997 by Tim and Karrie League, the Alamo Drafthouse, first located at 409 Colorado Street, quickly became an iconic Austin institution. The restaurant-theater chain expanded over the years to...

 “If I Ran the Zoo,” “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” “On Beyond Zebra!” and “McElligot’s Pool” were among the six Dr. Seuss books that are said to “portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong” according to a statement made by Dr. Seuss Enterprises. Photo courtesy of Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune, via Associated Press

Offensive Dr. Seuss Books Removed For Promoting Prejudice and Racism

By Amira Boutros, Reporter March 8, 2021

Six Dr. Suess books are no longer being published due to harmful and offensive portrayals of people of varied cultures and ethnicities. It was announced on the author’s birthday, Tuesday, March 2, that...

Melissa Maerz wrote the definitive history of Richard Linklater's 1993 film 'Dazed and Confused'. We had a talk with her about writing the book. Jacket design by Caroline Johnson, Jacket illustration by Carolyn Figel, Photo couresy of Keith Bormuth.

An Interview with Melissa Maerz: Covering the Engaging History of ‘Dazed and Confused’

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter March 4, 2021

  This is part one of a two part series.   When Melissa Maerz, future writer for Vulture, Rolling Stone and the LA Times, walked into a movie theater as a high school freshman to watch...

You can transform into Giga Cat Mario in the recently released 'Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury'. Photo courtesy of mynintendonews.com

‘Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury’ Does Not Disappoint

By Zach Maynes, Reporter March 4, 2021

Super Mario 3D World was one of the best games released for Nintendo’s failed Wii U console back in 2013, and after the massive critical and commercial success achieved by the previous two games in the...

Becky Milner and Sheri Lindsey enjoy pink tacos and “Zana Ebria” cocktails at Taquero Mucho. Photo courtesy of Mallory Milner.

Taquero Mucho: A Deliciously Pink Experience

By Mallory Milner  March 2, 2021

At first, it looked like a typical downtown Austin restaurant, just a medium-sized building that blended in with the rest of its surroundings. However, as we made our way to the host’s podium, everything...

Jay-Z performing at Austin City Limits Music Hall in 2012. Photo courtesy of Kris Krüg.

Austin City Limits Prepares For a 2021 In-Person Festival

By Amy Simon, Reporter March 1, 2021

Out of all the fun activities you can do in Austin, the Austin City Limits (ACL) Festival charts at number one. With several performances, including ones previously made by notable artists such as Billie...

'The Cable Guy' is mostly forgotten today, but has it been overlooked? Photo courtesy of Dress Like That

The Dark Genius of ‘The Cable Guy’

By Oliver Barnfield, Reporter March 1, 2021

In 1996, Jim Carrey was on top of the world. He had just starred in Batman Forever and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls : two of the most successful films of his career. He could have picked any project...

Kacey Musgraves began selling shirts with the words “CRUZIN FOR A BRUZIN” stamped on them as a way to help out Texans who had suffered from power outages and the loss of water while also calling out Sen. Ted Cruz for his inexcusable trip to Cancún, Mexico. She was able to raise over $100,000. Photo courtesy of @KaceyMusgraves

Kacey Musgraves Raises Money for Texas Charities Amid the Winter Storm

By Amy Simon, Reporter February 25, 2021

As millions of Texans struggle to regain power and clean water during the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, many celebrities and political figures have reached out to show their support and provide help and...

Will Smith with co-star Tommy Lee in 'Men in Black 3' (2012), directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. Photo courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

Iconic Actor Will Smith’s Most Successful Movies & Must-Watchs

By Amira Boutros, Reporter February 25, 2021

After achieving ultimate success from his sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Will Smith went on to star in critically-acclaimed films such as Hancock, which grossed over $600 million worldwide and Independence...

Netflix’s 'Spycraft' documentary series reveals the evolution of espionage in addition to detailing specific cases involving the rivalry between the United States and Russia.  Photo courtesy of netflix.com.

‘Spycraft’ Docuseries Chronicles the Delicate Craft of Espionage

By Amira Boutros, Reporter February 24, 2021

Netflix’s new documentary series, The Spycraft, chronicles the evolution of surveillance and espionage in foreign intelligence. This series reached number nine in the ‘Top TV Show’ category, taking...

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