tim league http://kut.org en Here's What Austin's Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like http://kut.org/post/heres-what-austins-newest-housing-chronically-homeless-looks <p>Plans are moving ahead in the Austin area to house about 200 people who are chronically homeless.&nbsp; Community First Village has been about a decade in the making and in just a matter of months, it will break ground.</p><p>The property is 27 acres, with little cottages, mobile homes and even some teepees dotting the landscape. A three-acre community garden is also on-site.&nbsp;<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F119668266&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 22:55:49 +0000 Joy Diaz 9162 at http://kut.org Here's What Austin's Newest Housing For the Chronically Homeless Looks Like Alamo Embraces Changes Coming to South Lamar Plaza http://kut.org/post/alamo-embraces-changes-coming-south-lamar-plaza <p>Changes are coming to the South Lamar Plaza Shopping Center and to the Alamo South Lamar theatre.</p><p>A deal to tear down the strip mall and build a mixed-use development is moving forward. Many of the stores that have been at that location for decades will have to move elsewhere.</p><p>The Alamo Drafthouse and its karaoke bar, The Highball, will remain. But only after closing for much of 2013 to undergo extensive renovations – including adding three screens to the theatre and expanding the lobby area. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:25:04 +0000 Laura Rice 5101 at http://kut.org Alamo Embraces Changes Coming to South Lamar Plaza I Can Has Award? Alamo Drafthouse Founder Judging Cat Video Contest http://kut.org/post/i-can-has-award-alamo-drafthouse-founder-judging-cat-video-contest <p>Tim League is a pretty big deal in the movie business. He’s founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema – which in turn led to distribution arm Drafthouse Films. He also founded Rolling Roadshow and Fantastic Fest. But Tim League could soon be best known for his role as a judge in an internet cat video contest.</p><p>That’s right, internet cat videos. If you're one of the few humans left on earth&nbsp;unfamiliar with the concept, you can head over to a little website called YouTube and type in “cat.” You’ll get <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IytNBm8WA1c" target="_blank">funny cats</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctJJrBw7e-c" target="_blank">funny cats in water</a>, <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3dm5J5r0A" target="_blank">how to wrap a cat for Christmas</a> and about <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=cat&amp;oq=cat&amp;gs_l=youtube.3..0l10.8053.8345.0.8630." target="_blank">1.8 million others</a>. Internet cat videos are big.</p><p>Just last month, Minneapolis hosted the first ever <a href="http://www.walkerart.org/openfield/event/internet-cat-video-film-festival/" target="_blank">Internet Cat Video Film Festival</a>. The idea was attributed to the Walker Art Museum’s “cat-lady-in-residence” but went on to draw an estimated 10,000 attendees. Internet cat videos are truly big time. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:13:27 +0000 Laura Rice 5060 at http://kut.org I Can Has Award? Alamo Drafthouse Founder Judging Cat Video Contest Alamo Drafthouse Unveils New Logo http://kut.org/post/alamo-drafthouse-unveils-new-logo <p>Here it is! The local chain of <a href="http://www.originalalamo.com/">beer and burger-serving movie theaters</a> hired local design firm <a href="http://guerillasuit.com/">Guerilla Suit </a>to create the new brand.&nbsp; This is the first logo change for the Drafthouse in 12 years.</p><p>Check out their video to hear a history of the logo and the rationale behind the new design.</p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 20:21:26 +0000 Nathan Bernier 464 at http://kut.org Alamo Drafthouse Unveils New Logo