Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

12 Reasons Why Matthew McConaughey Should be the Mayor of Austin

3 Comments 10 October 2014

A few days ago, I posted the picture below with a promise to write about why Matthew McConaughey should be the mayor of Austin. photo by Rick Kern for Getty Images And I’m not talking about in the future. McConaughey should be mayor now. I’m encouraging everyone in Austin to write in Mr. McConaughey come [...]

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10 reasons why Schlitterbahn is the best place on the planet

11 Comments 30 September 2014

  photo via Schlitterbahn   Schlitterbahn Waterpark is as Texan as corn dogs, boobie implants and Walker, Texas Ranger. Built in New Braunfels, TX, in 1979, this water park is often referred to as the “HOLY SHIT OMG BEST WATER PARK FOREVER <3″ If you’re from Texas, Schlitterbahn is rite of passage. If you’re not [...]

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Featured, Film, Pop Culture

Notes From a Recovering Lena Dunham Hater

3 Comments 16 September 2014

  I used to dislike Lena Dunham simply for the fact that I was utterly and completely jealous of her. She had everything I wanted: a respected film and television show loosely based off of her life, a book deal, cover stories in major newspapers and magazines, comparisons to Woody Allen, a friendship with Nora [...]

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Featured, Hipstercrite Life, Pop Culture

10 Ways To Know If Your Fitbit Has Taken Over Your Life

5 Comments 03 September 2014

Activity trackers have been all the rage in 2014, and arguably no device has received such wide acclaim as the Fitbit. For many, the Fitbit, which comes in the form of a clip or wristband, has become a form of obsession. Once you’ve joined the Cult of Fitbitdom, there is no turning back. You take [...]

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Featured, Film, Music, Pop Culture

In Defense of Relatability in Storytelling

3 Comments 07 August 2014

This week, I noticed a number of film acquaintances and friends sharing a New Yorker article calling the “rise” of the expectation of relatability in creative work a “failure” of society. The article’s author, Rebecca Mead, believes that by us viewers expecting relatability in whatever work we are observing, we are creating a “reductive experience” [...]

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Austin’s Moontower Comedy Festival Has So Many Boinkable Comedians This Year

No Comments 25 April 2014

Guys, I’m stoked. The Moontower Comedy Festival just started and I got a press badge. For this blog. How the hell that happened, I’m not sure. All I know is that that means I can stalk write about the Kids in the Hall. Man, I love the Kids in the Hall. I’ve written about them a disgusting [...]

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Hey, Rick Moranis! Will You Come to Our Party?

1 Comment 07 April 2014

Dear Rick Moranis, We are throwing a party in your honor on April 27th at Wright Bros. Brew & Brew in Austin, Texas, and you are cordially invited. I can’t afford your airfare or a hotel room, but you’re welcome to crash at our place. We have a spare bedroom with a weight machine! I [...]

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Austin, Featured, Film, Pop Culture

20 Screenings, Panels & Conversations You Should Check Out at SXSW Film 2014

1 Comment 07 March 2014

This is my third year at SXSW Film, and I’m so stoked! This year’s lineup is great as usual, with a diverse mix of super indie, international and Hollywood talent. There is also a variety of interesting and cutting edge panels that are worth attending. Here is my list of the top 20 films, panels and conversations to check out [...]

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