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  1. scary things
    Austin Bombing Suspect Explodes As SWAT Team Closes InThe 24-year-old white, male suspect reportedly killed himself with an explosive device while fleeing from authorities.
  2. scary things
    4th Explosion in Austin Leaves Two Men Seriously InjuredPolice believe it’s connected to the package bombings that killed two people in Austin earlier this month, but this blast involved a trip wire.
  3. 2018 Moontower Festival Lineup: Tig Notaro, Tiffany Haddish, Nikki Glaser, […]The seventh annual Moontower Comedy Festival takes place in Austin in April, and today they revealed the full lineup of comedians slated to […]
  4. Sexual Misconduct Allegations Have Put the Future of New Orleans and […]With theaters and training centers in Austin and New Orleans, three comedy festivals under its name, and a published book about improv, The New […]
  5. the grub street diet
    Munchies’ Helen Hollyman Eats DIY Nachos While Making Friendship Bracelets“My friendship bracelet looks like something that got mangled in a car door — I blame it on the wine spritzers.”
  6. terrible news
    Franklin Barbecue, America’s Best Smokehouse, Has Closed After Catching FireNobody was hurt, but the owner says he isn’t sure when they’ll reopen.
  7. Remembering Lashonda Lester, the Funniest Person in Austin A wave of shock and grief swept through the Austin comedy scene yesterday as news spread that 2016’s Funniest Person in Austin winner […]
  8. select all
    Austin’s Done Just Fine Without Uber — Even If South by Southwest Hasn’tTechies complaining about Austin’s lack of Uber are confirming precisely what Austinites have come to resent about SXSW.
  9. Bob Odenkirk, Dan Harmon, Michael Ian Black, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 10th through Sunday the 19th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
  10. Patton Oswalt, Ali Wong, Colin Quinn, and More Join the 2017 Moontower […]The sixth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival takes place in Austin next year, and today they revealed the initial lineup of […]
  11. the grub street diet
    Outdoor Voices Founder Tyler Haney Enjoys Frozen Margaritas and Lots of Tacos“The chips and salsa are top-notch, and I keep it simple with one hard and one soft chicken taco.”
  12. interviews
    Texan Entrepreneur Now Delivers Austin-Style Breakfast Tacos in New York“I have to question myself every day … Am I insane?”
  13. the urbanist
    8 Creative Ways Cities Are Combating Rising TemperaturesFrom street spritzes in Japan to man-made wind in the Middle East.
  14. the urbanist
    9 Artists Who’ve Become Their Cities’ Unofficial MayorsFamous townies — like Wayne Coyne, George R.R. Martin, and Erykah Badu — who’ve become local mascots.
  15. Why Uber Is Stopping Its Service in AustinOh, the horror.
  16. Lawsuits
    Man Claims Whole Foods Served Him a Cake With a Gay Slur [Updated]He claims his “Love Wins” icing message included the word f-g.
  17. Arrests
    Austin Chef Paul Qui Arrested for Allegedly Attacking GirlfriendHe’s been charged with unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury to a family member.
  18. Presidential Bites
    Of Course Obama Stopped for Tacos in Texas TodayHe has no problem holding up his motorcade when good food is involved.
  19. Tips
    IHOP Calls ‘Black Ppl’ Receipt a ‘Teachable Moment’First lesson: Maybe don’t call future racist receipts “teachable moments.”
  20. Chris Hardwick, Todd Barry, Cameron Esposito, and More Join SXSW Comedy’s […]Austin’s SXSW festival returns next month from Friday, March 11th through Sunday the 20th, and today they revealed the initial SXSW Comedy […]
  21. Food Fight
    Texans Are Really Pissed About Austin Claiming the Breakfast TacoA San Antonio resident even launched a Change.org petition to exile someone from the state.
  22. Texas Cop Shoots and Kills Naked 18-Year-OldCould he have been any more unarmed?
  23. Deals
    What Vetri’s Empire Cost Urban OutfittersThere will be pizzerias inside shops.
  24. James Adomian, Maria Bamford, Ron Funches, and More Join the 2016 […]Austin’s fifth annual Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival is slated to take place in April 2016, and today they revealed an early look at the […]
  25. Slideshow
    103 Beautiful Dishes: The Most Visually Exciting Food in America Right NowGrub Street called up the country’s best chefs with one simple directive: Show us the most beautiful thing that’s on your menu right now.
  26. The Next Wave 2015: The Top Up-and-Coming Comics Outside of NY and LAWelcome to the second semi-annual edition of The Next Wave, Splitsider’s roundup of exciting new comic voices from around the country. Though […]
  27. style tribes
    SXSW Street-Style GIFs: Windbreakers and Bucket HatsPlus: pink coats, green beards, and a ramen-themed T-shirt.
  28. Building a Comedy Scene in Austin with Sure ThingPopular Austin, Texas standup showcase, Sure Thing, packs the back-porch of the Austin Java coffeehouse every Saturday night, even in the […]
  29. jerks
    Texas Cop Demands to Know Why a Man Isn’t Supposed to Hit a ‘Whore’It didn’t end well for him.
  30. Check Out ‘The Daily Show’s New Texas-Themed Opening TitlesThe Daily Show kicked off its week in Austin, Texas last night, and the show began with the above Western-inspired opening title sequence […]
  31. Cold Brew
    The Race to Create America’s Premier Carbonated Cold BrewThe Austin-based company Coffer has already attracted attention from coffee industry heavyweights.
  32. Keeping Moontower Weird: Inside Austin’s Youngest Comedy FestivalI started my weekend by watching a grown man fit a fake vagina over a microphone. Let me explain. The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival in […]
  33. Grub Guides
    23 Excellent Coffee Shops That Make Milk a Top PriorityGoat’s milk, housemade almond milk, and non-homogenized Jersey cow’s milk.
  34. crimes and misdemeanors
    Tyler, the Creator Arrested in AustinFor inciting a riot.
  35. very sad things
    Drunk Driver Kills 2, Injures 23 at South by Southwest in AustinThe driver is in police custody after a deadly chase.
  36. ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ Is Doing a Week of Shows in Austin for SXSWJimmy Kimmel is getting ready to host another week of his late night talk show from Austin, Texas. From March 10th to March 14th, Jimmy Kimmel […]
  37. So Close
    Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Cancels Plans to Open UptownIt’s Hurricane Sandy’s fault.
  38. Name Change
    Austin Restaurant May Use Daniel Johnston Album Art to Expand BusinessThe restaurant’s exterior is home to a famous mural.
  39. Lists
    Bon Appétit Unveils Its 10 Best New RestaurantsAska, Fat Rice, and Saison made the cut.
  40. Tenacious D, Patton Oswalt, and More Join Austin’s Fun Fun Fun FestAustin music and comedy festival Fun Fun Fun Fest just announced this year’s lineup. Jack Black and Kyle Gass’s band Tenacious D are […]
  41. The Grub Street Diet
    Tumblr’s Jen Pelka Previews Qui in Austin, Throws Excellent-Sounding“Avocado is the new pork fat.”
  42. Awards Season
    Food & Wine Names Best New Pastry Chefs 2013Six chefs at the top of their game are honored.
  43. There's the Rub
    Austin’s Franklin Barbecue Pops Up in New York; Mighty Quinn’sSmoke gets in your eyes.
  44. tours
    Map of Friday Night Lights’ Shooting LocationsGoing to South by Southwest? Take a break at Coach Taylor’s house.
  45. Empire Building
    Schlotzsky’s Spreading Across So. Cal; Venice Ale House Heading to AustinWe’re getting an Austin sandwich chain in exchange for a craft beer bar.
  46. Moontower Fest Disinvites Matt Braunger for Performing at Competing SXSW There’s a rivalry brewing in Austin, Texas, between two spring comedy fests: The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival and South by […]
  47. news bloopers
    Dazed and Confused Passerby Keeps Austin Weird in Local News GaffeEverything’s weirder in Texas.
  48. Foodievents
    Austin Restaurant Foreign & Domestic Coming to New York for the ‘TurkeyMore turkey legs than a medieval fair!
  49. junk
    Vince Hannemann, the Junk King of AustinAnd his Cathedral of Junk.
  50. Fun Fun Fun Fest Has a Funny Funny Funny Comedy Line-UpWhat a great trend it has been for music festivals to include comedians. Austin’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, which this year runs from November 2-4, is […]
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