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Newcomer joins KVUE’s morning newscasts

Early risers have likely noticed a new face on KVUE’s top-rated “Daybreak” and “Midday” newscasts. Recent arrival Cori Coffin has been anchoring the ABC affiliate’s 5 a.m., 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. news broadcasts on a temporary basis alongside Bryan Mays and meteorologist Albert Ramon. Coffin comes to Austin after ...

Dog and Duck Pub closing

    After 24 years of serving beer and fish and chips at 406 W. 17th St., the Dog and Duck Pub, which opened in May of 1990, will serve it final pint at that location on October 31, according to sources. More details as they become available.

Swift Distillery introduces a single malt Texas whiskey

A small distillery in Dripping Springs is joining the ranks of Texas distillers who have been demonstrating since 2009 that Kentucky isn’t the only state making good whiskey. Swift Distillery, owned and run by Nick and Amanda Swift, is introducing a single malt to the market this week — a ...

Review: ‘Bayonetta 2′ for Nintendo Wii U

“Bayonetta 2″ is an action sequel for the Nintendo Wii U. Credit: Nintendo of America Inc. “Bayonetta 2” is insane. I mean that in the best way possible. The hack-and-slash game for the Nintendo Wii U is a bloody, hallucinatory romp through lush set pieces where you play as a ...

SiriusXM radio inventor Martine Rothblatt added as SXSW keynote

Martine Rothblatt, creator of SiriusXM Satellite Radio, will be a keynote speaker at SXSW Interactive on Sunday, March 15. On Thursday, South by Southwest Interactive announced the second of its five keynote speakers for the 2015 festival: inventor and futurist Martine Rothblatt. Rothblatt will speak Sunday, March 15, in a ...

Fall Creek Vineyards opening new location in Driftwood

Fall Creek Vineyards is expanding to Driftwood and will soon have two idyllic places where people can enjoy their wines. Pictured is the Tow winery. Texas’ third oldest winery is expanding early next year with a new tasting room and production facility in Driftwood, right across the street from Salt ...

Please Be Kind to Cyclists, Davis Phinney Foundation fund-raisers set for November

I won this cruiser bike at the Please Be Kind to Cyclists fund-raiser a few years ago. This year’s event is set for Nov. 8. Two fund-raisers for really good causes are coming up in November … * Don a costume (or don’t) and head to the Please Be Kind ...

Ryan Adams stretches the limits of 'Austin City Limits'

  Ryan Adams and band taping “Austin City Limits” at ACL Live, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. / Photo by Scott Newton/Courtesy KLRU-TV Typical tapings of “Austin City Limits” run an hour and a half – maybe a little shorter for newer acts with less material to draw from, or perhaps ...

A-List: Austin Film Festival Food & Film Party, 10.22.14

A-List photos from the Austin Film Festival Food & Film Party on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014.

Spoon, Wendy Davis, Joaquin Castro to appear on Austin ‘Daily Show’ episodes

Spoon performs for fans at the Honda Stage at the Austin City Limits stage. Sunday, Oct. 12. Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / AMERICAN STATESMAN “The Daily Show,” which will be shooting four episodes in Austin next week, has announced the first three of its guests. Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, U.S. ...

SXSW announces first round of bands

Some of the buzzier 2015 South By Southwest Music artists, including soulful Irishman Hozier and Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett were announced yesterday via the festival’s online radio station, but today SXSW officially announced the first round of bands. Agoraphobia (Boiro SPAIN) Agosto (Buenos Aires ARGENTINA) Alvvays (Toronto CANADA) Angus & ...

We Wave initiative promotes safety for bicyclists, motorists

Maybe a friendly wave can help. Police Chief Art Acevedo will unveil a new initiative today that aims to improve safety of cyclists and motorists on Austin streets. The idea? A friendly wave makes bicyclists and motorists more aware of each other, and fosters cooperation and camaraderie between the two ...

Swift’s Attic puts cocktails within ice for speed, innovation

When Swift’s Attic bartender Curtis Hansford would visit downtown bars and order a cocktail, he noticed two important trends. The drinks he ordered would take 15 minutes to make and would often contain outlandish ingredients that had no business being in cocktails. They also featured large artisanal ice cubes cut ...

FFF Fest artist El-P auditions cats for feline Run the Jewels remix project

Warning: Above video contains strong language (and adorable cats). Last week hip-hop duo Run the Jewels previewed their Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 appearance with a ballistic set at Red 7. Ten days before the group’s highly anticipated album “Run the Jewels 2″ was scheduled to drop as a free ...

On The Record: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Churchwood

IN THE NEWS Stevie Ray Vaughan completists and holiday gift-givers, take note: Next Monday, Oct. 27, heralds the arrival of “Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection,” an expansive set that includes Vaughan’s four studio albums, five live records and a two-disc set of extra tracks. ...

Courtney Barnett, Bomba Estereo, Que coming to SXSW 2015

Courtney Barnett who plays FFF Fest next month is also coming to SXSW 2015. Yes, we’re in the midst of fall music festival season, but let’s talk about spring for a minute. The South by Southwest Music Festival is scheduled for March 17-22, 2015 and the first names for its ...

Zellweger’s new look

I like Renee Zellweger. I’ve interviewed her, and she has always been nice. But I feel that I should show you something, without comment. Go here.

Behold, the Electric Cheeto!

Pam LeBlanc rides her newly converted electric bike. Contributed/John Pierce You might recognize the bike, which we’ve long called The Cheeto. For the last six or seven years I’ve been pedaling it all over Austin. My husband Chris built it up from parts, and it’s served me well in getting ...

SXSW Interactive panel dump reveals themes, surprises

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele attend an advanced screening of “Key & Peele” on October 9 in New York City. Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly Every year, when South by Southwest Interactive releases its first big round of panels for the March festival, skimming the 500+ list of ...

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