Bill Murray Rolls Into Kimmel On Horseback, In a Dress 

Jimmy Kimmel Live, like the rest of the world, has temporarily migrated to Austin for SXSW. His guest last night, Bill Murray, decided to work with this theme. » 3/20/15 9:30am 3/20/15 9:30am

Texas Just Had Its First Legal Gay Wedding, State Still Throwing Tantrum

A legal shot across the bow or a crack in the dam, no matter how you want to describe it in metaphor, the legal marriage of two women in Austin, Texas continues to show that state same-sex marriage bans are just as likely to be ended in "death by a thousand cuts" as they are by one major Supreme Court ruling. » 2/19/15 10:50pm 2/19/15 10:50pm

Texas Cops On Dash Cam Video: “Call the Cops. They Can’t Un-rape You”

The Austin Police Department has launched an internal investigation after dash cam footage showed two police officers joking with each other about raping a woman. Sigh. » 11/01/14 5:00pm 11/01/14 5:00pm

Texas Bra Shop Humiliates Trans Woman, Despite 'Inclusive Policy'

An Austin, Texas undergarments store is receiving quite the backlash over an allegation that it treated a trans Austinite very badly. According to the complainant, she was asked for ID stating she was female and told she needed to have had sex reassignment surgery in order to have the fitting. » 6/30/14 11:45pm 6/30/14 11:45pm

Hell Yeah: Texas Woman Lays Into Legislators at Abortion Bill Hearing

As testimony for and against the Texas abortion bill continues, we have a new contender for most badass speech yet. Meet Texas resident Sarah Slamen, the soon-t0-be New Yorker brilliantly calls out her state's legislators, thanking them for finally doing their bullshit dirty work in the public eye for everyone to… » 7/09/13 10:10pm 7/09/13 10:10pm

Connie Britton And Kyle Chandler Reunite Because TEXAS FOREVER.

Mr. and Mrs. Coach of Friday Night Lights are together again, RIGHT NOW, at the AXT Television Festival — it's a surprise reunion!!! I'm dying, and so is a lot of Twitter.
» 6/08/13 4:15pm 6/08/13 4:15pm

Texas Trying to Secede from Union, Austin Trying to Secede from Texas

Now that the election is over and the cry babies have had their temper tantrums, they're now starting to regroup. Or maybe they're actually still in the midst of a collective nervous breakdown? Who can tell with these right wing ding dongs? Their first order of business is not taking a good hard look at themselves… » 11/14/12 12:55pm 11/14/12 12:55pm

Austin Is Probably Way Too Indie For You

Actress and professional quirky-girl Zooey Deschanel performs with her band, She & Him, at a day party during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas on Saturday, March 15, 2008. Behind Deschanel is her music partner, M. Ward.(AP Photo/Jack Plunkett) » 3/11/12 2:00pm 3/11/12 2:00pm

The Best Thing to Drink While Watching The Princess Bride

The only way to improve upon an evening spent watching The Princess Bride for the thousandth time is to add wine. And now there's the perfect wine for the occasion, Princess Bride wine! "The Bottle of the Wits" is the genius creation of the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, Texas, and you can choose from the "Inconceivable… » 2/02/12 9:05pm 2/02/12 9:05pm

The Only Pep Talk You Will Ever Need

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Michael Scott and Tony Robbins had a love child? Here is your answer. This dude's name is Chad Goldwasser, and he is the Chief Excitement Officer at something called the Goldwasser Institute, which offers products which will "inspire you to break through to the next level… » 12/18/11 2:50pm 12/18/11 2:50pm

The Kid You Would've Dated Before MTV "Made" Him


Austin is a 15-year-old nerd who loves politics and history. He also hasn't exactly had his growth spurt. But he's adorable! And speaking as a former high-school nerd, I would have totally had a crush on him...before MTV made him into a "ladies' man." » 2/21/11 11:30am 2/21/11 11:30am

City Puts Renaming Of Solid Waste Services Department Up For A Vote,…

Austin, Texas is a place full of wonderfully weird people, and when the city decided to leave the renaming of its shit disposal team up for public vote, something wonderfully weird happened. What name does Texas's weirdest city favor? » 2/06/11 4:15pm 2/06/11 4:15pm

Ten Reasons To Love On The Road With Austin And Santino

Okay, so it doesn't have the gravitas of Mad Men. But nothing can else on TV can fill me with such unmitigated delight as On the Road with Austin and Santino. Here's why. » 9/13/10 6:30pm 9/13/10 6:30pm

Airport Sedition II: Is Jesse Jackson A Hypocrite Or Are We Just In A…

Another day, another round of airports (only, this time, everyone's Stateside) as our semi-beloved Spencer Attackerman heads to Netroots Nation in Austin to represent the Washington Independent and I sit alone outside of security having driven him to BWI as way to convince him to keep doing Crappy through tomorrow.… » 7/17/08 10:00am 7/17/08 10:00am

Who Would God Vote For? Probably the Fascists!

Not that I ever smoked, but I guess I'd start, too, if my house looked like that. But there are disasters all over the place today, from Hillary's wonderful comments on race to the innocent guy we held in Gitmo who decided that the terrorists were right about us to the Myanmar cyclone pictured. It's disaster day on… » 5/08/08 10:00am 5/08/08 10:00am

Obama: Gotta Get That Dirt Off Your Shoulder

Another week, another Friday Crappy Hour in which the lesser-known Crappyist Megan (of Glamocracy) is forced to beg for someone to write it with her so that she can avoid talking to herself online like she does in real life. Luckily, Spencer Ackerman (of the Washington Independent and the newly-launched Attackerman)… » 4/18/08 10:00am 4/18/08 10:00am

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