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American Horror Story – Double Feature – review

Director: Various First aired: 2021 Contains spoilers When I reviewed the fifth season of American Horror Story, I had to admit that I was not a regular viewer of the series, which to that point had been a different story per season. That trend continued after season 5, I was just not drawn to the series itself. However, with season 10 (known a Double Feature) I was drawn back as it contained vampires (of a sort). In fact, this season booked the trend and rather than having 1 story it had 2; ep...
Tags: Movies, Austin, Harry, Belle, American Horror Story, Death Valley, Doris, Provincetown, Alma, Billie Lourd, Vampire Diaries, Provincetown Massachusetts, George Sylvester Viereck, Vampire, Finn Wittrock, Angelica Ross


A rare conversation at a NATO meeting shows how the alliance is trying to figure out what it does after Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at NATO headquarters, October 21, 2021.Virginia Mayo/Pool via REUTERS NATO is preparing for what leaders expect will be "a more competitive world." Alliance members are shifting away from counterterrorism toward more traditional security competition. NATO leaders see Russia and China as future challenges and a "technological edge" as vital for that competition. At the end of October, defense ministers from NATO's 3...
Tags: Europe, Isis, China, Virginia, Russia, Africa, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Ukraine, Austin, Afghanistan, Taliban, Nato


New Film From The Director Of Terrified Heading To Shudder

Thrilling news for those who love a good scare: horror and thriller-based streaming service Shudder (of AMC Network) picked up international distribution rights to "When Evil Lurks," Demián Rugna's fifth film. The Argentine filmmaker last helmed the 2017 supernatural horror "Terrified," which scared the socks off of moviegoers at Fantastic Fest in Austin the following year. The film was effective enough to land on the radar of Guillermo del Toro, who will be producing an English-language remake ...
Tags: Movies, News, Austin, Argentina, Uruguay, Fernando Diaz, AMC Network, Agustina Chiarino, Fernando Epstein, Demián Rugna, Sitges Pitchbox, Rugna, Aramos Cine, Machaco Films, Roxana Ramos, La Puerta Roja


Tesla's move to Texas from California is officially complete

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas in October 2021.Mike Blake/Reuters Tesla is now officially a Texas company, according to a regulatory filing Wednesday. The move is part of CEO Elon Musk's ongoing breakup with the Golden State. Musk stands to save an estimated $2.5 billion in moving his life and business to Austin. It's official: Tesla is now a Texas company.The electric automaker announced the move on Wednesday in a filing with the US Securities Exchange Co...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Trends, Tesla, Austin, Musk, Gigafactory, Tesla Gigafactory, Austin Texas, Lone Star State, Tech Insider, Tesla Inc, DOMINICK REUTER


Live music in Austin: Jayhawks, Billy Strings, Lindsey Buckingham and more

Our live music picks in Austin for Dec. 2-8 include Billy Strings, the Jayhawks, Lindsey Buckingham, Conspirare's Christmas concert and more.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Lindsey Buckingham, Billy Strings, Austin 360, Jayhawks Lindsey Buckingham Conspirare


Hurricane season officially ends today, but stay prepared for year-round disasters

Click image to see loop from KLIX of Hurricane Ida's landfall. Today is not only the last day of November, it is the official end of this year's Atlantic/Gulf of Mexico hurricane season. Although I no longer live very near a coastline, tropical systems do a whole lot of damage beyond their landfalls. We've endured the effects of Tropical Storm Hermine in 2010 and Hurricane Harvey in 2017 (what is it with H storms and Austin?) that hit the Texas coast. This year the Lone Star state escaped...
Tags: Texas, Taxes, Mississippi, Austin, United States, Louisiana, Irs, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Ida, Lone Star, Conshohocken Pennsylvania, Pelican State, Atlantic Gulf of Mexico, Pennsylvania New Jersey New York, Port Fourchon Louisiana, Eastern Seaboard Federal


Defense Secretary Austin orders National Guard to get vaccinated or face loss of pay

Defense Secretary Austin has ordered that all members of the National Guard must get Covid vaccines or face loss of pay and being marked absent from training. #defensesecretary #nationalguard
Tags: Defense, Austin, National Guard


Music to our Ears: Gathering in Nashville to Talk Agency Leadership

Each spring for several decades now, members of PRSA’s Counselors Academy (CAPRSA) — the Professional Interest Section designed by agency leaders for agency leaders — gathered for an annual conference to share best practices and talk shop. We’d meet in May and discuss how to grow our PR agencies, build culture, retain clients, survive (and thrive) in agency ownership — and even discuss making that sought-after pivot later in life. Like many other groups, the pandemic got in the way of what we’d ...
Tags: Atlanta, Pr, Austin, Nashville, Jackson, Ryan Reynolds, Will Ferrell, Thought Leadership, Poughkeepsie, Little Rock Ark, Fanelli, Natalie Ghidotti, PRSA, Glen Jackson, Ghidotti, Jackson Spalding


A color-coded map shows why Austin is fast becoming one of the least affordable cities in the US: Boomers have zoned most of the city like an exclusive suburb

Austin is so popular it's becoming unaffordable.Reuters Austin's residential zoning pits pro-housing millennials against "not in my backyard" boomers. Younger YIMBYs are pushing to boost affordability in a city where most zoning is single-family only.  It's frozen in court, meaning prices keep soaring — and the NIMBY boomers are winning. In Austin, Texas, a battle is brewing over residential zoning and affordable housing.As people flocked to the Texas metropolis over the last 10 y...
Tags: Texas, California, New York City, US, Trends, Austin, New York Times, Gavin Newsom, Eric Adams, Soho, Adams, Austin Texas, San Francisco Home, NIMBY, Ben Winck, Reuters AUSTIN


Share of Homebuyers Looking to Relocate Dips Slightly in October

30% of Redfin.com users looked to move metros last month, down from 32% at the start of 2021 but still above the 26% share seen before the pandemic Seattle, WA – Nov. 29, 2021 ( ) (NASDAQ:  ) —Nationwide, 29.5% of Redfin.com users looked to move to a different metropolitan area in October, according to a new report from Redfin (redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. That’s down from a peak of 31.5% at the beginning of the year, but still higher than the 26% levels seen bef...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Francisco, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Austin, Radio, Canada, Washington Dc, Miami, Seattle, San Antonio, Tampa, Redfin


Austin troubadour Charley Crockett's overnight success was years in the making

This week's Austin360 On The Record includes a breakthrough album from Charley Crockett, a holiday set by Patricia Vonne, and Hovvdy's latest pop gem.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Hovvdy, Charley Crockett, Patricia Vonne, Austin 360


A Los Angeles restaurant shut on Thanksgiving after workers didn't show up, as hospitality staff continue resigning from the industry in droves

A Boston Market restaurant in San Francisco, California. Staff at one of the chain's restaurants in Los Angeles didn't show on Thanksgiving, reports say.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A Boston Market restaurant in LA shut on Thanksgiving after staff didn't show, reports say. "No employees showing up today… We are unable to fulfill the orders," a sign at the restaurant read. The company said it was refunding people who had preordered Thanksgiving meals. A Los Angeles restaurant shut ...
Tags: Work, Jobs, News, California, La, Employment, Los Angeles, Trends, Economy, Austin, Unemployment, Retail, Chipotle, Hiring, San Francisco California, KTLA


A Dale Watson Thanksgiving, W.C. Clark's birthday bash and more Austin music

Our Austin live music picks for Nov. 25-30 include Ley Line and Tiarra Girls, W.C. Clark's 82nd birthday bash, the Allman Family Revival and more.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Clark, Austin 360


You can check in any time you like: Eagles to play 'Hotel California' at Moody Center

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band the Eagles will play its 1976 album "Hotel California" from start to finish at Austin's new Moody Center in May 2022.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: California, Religion, Austin, Eagles, Hotel California, Roll Hall of Fame, Moody Center, Austin 360


Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas, Elon Musk's new home base

Construction site of the Tesla Gigafactory in Austin, Texas.Mike Blake/Reuters Construction for Tesla's new factory in Austin, Texas, began in the summer of last year. Filings with Texas authorities showed the electric vehicle company will spend over $1 billion on the project. The project is expected to create 10,000 jobs. Tesla is pouring in more than $1 billion into its new Gigafactory in Texas that is expected to be completed by the end of this year.Construction filings with the Texas ...
Tags: Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Elon Musk, Texas, California, Cars, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Austin, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Musk, San Francisco Bay Area, Gigafactory


Arc Angels reuniting for Texas shows in January, including a fundraiser in Austin

Austin blues-rock supergroup the Arc Angels, featuring Charlie Sexton and Doyle Bramhall II, are reuniting to play four Texas shows in January.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Texas, Religion, Austin, Doyle Bramhall, Charlie Sexton, ARC Angels, Austin 360


Tesla will spend at least $1.06 billion on Texas 'Gigafactory' and hopes to finish it this year, filings show

The permits show that Tesla's previously announced expansion in Austin remains on track to start producing vehicles in the near future. #tesla
Tags: Tesla, Austin, Texas Gigafactory


Biden's big plans to take on China are running into 'angst' at home and abroad

President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a virtual meeting in November 2021.Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The Biden administration has made clear it wants to focus US resources on competition with China. But it's trying to shift that focus while juggling other commitments, including in the Middle East. Comments by Biden officials show they're still figuring out how to balance their means and their goals. The Biden administration has made clear that it wants to focus on com...
Tags: Europe, Politics, China, Iraq, Russia, Africa, Defense, US, International, Trends, Joe Biden, Austin, Afghanistan, United States, Xi Jinping, Middle East


Willie Nelson, Black Pumas and more Austin artists nominated for Grammy Awards

Willie Nelson and Black Pumas are among Austin artists nominated for the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be presented on Jan. 31, 2022.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Willie Nelson, Black Pumas, Willie Nelson Black Pumas, Austin 360


Samsung Picks Texas Site for $17 Billion Advanced US Chip Plant

Samsung Electronics has decided to build an advanced U.S. chip plant in Texas, a win for the Biden administration as it prioritizes supply chain security and greater semiconductor capacity on American soil. From a report: South Korea's largest company has decided on the city of Taylor, roughly 30 miles (48 kilometers) from its giant manufacturing hub in Austin, a person familiar with the matter said. Samsung and Texas officials will announce the decision Tuesday afternoon, according to people fa...
Tags: South Korea, Texas, Samsung, Tech, Austin, Biden, Samsung Electronics, Taylor, TSMC, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, Intel Corp, Jay Y Lee, Samsung Picks Texas Site, Billion Advanced US Chip Plant


A Chipotle general manager and 4 of his employees quit after a surge of to-go orders drove them to their breaking points

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider At least 5 workers at a Chipotle in Austin, Texas told Insider they quit on November 14. The location's former general manager said the store was too understaffed to meet the demand for food orders. Chipotle said the Austin location was closed November 15 "due to available labor," but reopened the following day. A group of five Chipotle employees, including a general manager and kitchen manager, quit their jobs at the end of their shifts on November 14 afte...
Tags: Digital, Trends, Austin, Williams, Chipotle, Austin Texas, James Williams, Guerra, Hollis Johnson, Parmer Lane, Mary Meisenzahl, Peter Guerra, Scofield Farms Chipotle


Her fetus no longer viable, Texas woman describes crossing state lines to have an abortion

For one Austin woman, a rare chromosomal disorder meant she had to choose between having a stillbirth or crossing state lines to have an abortion.       [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
Tags: Texas, News, Austin, Austin American-Statesman


Rolling Stones live up to legendary reputation with an incendiary Austin concert

Closing out a 13-show run of stadium-sized U.S. venues, the Rolling Stones lit up Circuit of the Americas in Austin with an incendiary show Saturday.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin 360, Rolling Stones lit up Circuit of the Americas


Texas Plans To Become the Bitcoin Capital, Vulnerable Power Grid and All (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Texas, already home to the most vulnerable power grid in the U.S., is about to be hit by a surge in demand for electricity that's twice the size of Austin's. An army of cryptocurrency miners heading to the state for its cheap power and laissez-faire regulation is forecast to send demand soaring by as much as 5,000 megawatts over the next two years. The crypto migration to Texas has been building for months, but the sheer volume of power those m...
Tags: Texas, News, Bloomberg, Austin, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Lone Star State, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, BeauHD, Lee Bratcher, Texas Blockchain council Right now Ercot


Rolling Stones show in Austin today: When to arrive, Mick Jagger's pop-ups and more

The Rolling Stones roll into Circuit of the Americas for the last stadium-sized show of their tour, after Mick Jagger popped up around Austin Friday.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Americas, Austin, Mick Jagger, Rolling Stones, Austin 360


Texas Plans To Become the Bitcoin Capital, Vulnerable Power Grid and All

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Bloomberg: Texas, already home to the most vulnerable power grid in the U.S., is about to be hit by a surge in demand for electricity that's twice the size of Austin's. An army of cryptocurrency miners heading to the state for its cheap power and laissez-faire regulation is forecast to send demand soaring by as much as 5,000 megawatts over the next two years. The crypto migration to Texas has been building for months, but the sheer volume of power those m...
Tags: Texas, Tech, Bloomberg, Austin, Ted Cruz, Greg Abbott, Lone Star State, ERCOT, Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Lee Bratcher, Texas Blockchain council Right now Ercot


Merry and bright or a bitter Christmas? A roundup of Austin holiday concerts for everyone

From homespun holiday traditions with classic carols to campy blasphemy that will make you cackle, a selection of Austin's best holiday music events.        [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Austin, Austin 360


3 ways to cut $1 trillion in defense spending over the next decade

An F-35A Combat Power Exercise at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, January 6, 2020.US Air Force/R. Nial Bradshaw Congress is moving to increase the Pentagon budget above the already astronomical level proposed by the Biden administration. But a new Congressional Budget Office report shows three ways to cut $1 trillion in defense spending over the next decade. Whether US leaders meet the challenges of today or continue to succumb to the power of the arms lobby is an open question. Even as Congress...
Tags: Utah, Post, Florida, Obama, Congress, Opinion, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Austin


Visions of a US Computer Chip Boom Have Cities Hustling

Many local governments see a silver lining in the shortage of semiconductor chips that has contributed to a slowdown in the global economy. From a report: The shortage of computer chips has zapped energy from the global economy, punishing industries as varied as automakers and medical device manufacturers and contributing to fears about high inflation. But many states and cities in America are starting to see a silver lining: the possibility that efforts to sharply increase chip production in th...
Tags: New York, Texas, Congress, Washington, Senate, Samsung, America, Tech, Intel, Austin, United States, House, Arizona, Biden, Taylor, Genesee County


Delay – “Switter Beat”

Twin brothers Austin and Ryan Eilbeck and their pal Jesse Wither (later of Stereogum favorites All Dogs) formed the pop-punk-ish indie rock band Delay way back in 1997 as teenagers in the Cleveland suburb of Berea. By 2003 they’d relocated to Columbus, where they set about becoming pillars of the local and national DIY scene, endlessly crisscrossing the country and playing and promoting countless shows at local bars and houses. Although they’ve never officially broken up, their most recent album...
Tags: Music, Austin, Cleveland, Columbus, Delay, New Music, Berea, Ryan Eilbeck, Jesse Wither