Archive for January, 2008

National Singles Awareness Day (NSAD)

February 14 is National Singles Awareness Day. Ever been single on Valentine’s Day? Don’t you just hate how all those schmoopy, lovey-dovey couples rub it in your face with all their flowers, chocolates and lavendar-scented bath crystals? Now is your time to revolt! Join University of Texas student Nessie Estrada in her quest to promote “National [...]

Thank You, John Edwards

On the day that former Senator John Edwards announced the end of his presidential campaign, I want to say thank you to John Edwards.  When John Edwards announced his run for the White House in December 2006, Edwards chose New Orleans as the place to launch his candidacy.  Edwards’ decision brought a big spotlight on the widespread [...]

Special Thanks to all our Weekend Models

On Saturday and Sunday, Gabriel and I took over 1000 photos of 13 beautiful and handsome Austin models.  Storyville is grateful to Jackline Trinh, Wendell Dela Cruz, Anna Lindsey, Rudy Baldwin, Manuel Morales, Deniz Gerecci, Paulie Nguyen, Nina Lu, Rebecca Weiser, Cindy Chou, Christine Ann Lew, Melanie Horstman and Sarita Lo for their modeling services. You’ll be [...]

ColdTowne’s “See. Hear. Speak.” festival is a wrap

Congratulations to Chris Trew and ColdTowne Theater on the successful completion of their third annual “See. Hear. Speak” improv comedy festival.  On Saturday night, Storyville brought a crew of eight to the show, including Joy Li, all the way from Houston and Whitney Roche, all the way from Baton Rouge.

Giraphic gets a new website!

Josh Ford and Danny Ryan strike again.  One of our first designers, Giraphic Prints, just got an online makeover.  Check out the brand-new Giraphic Prints website.  The new website is super easy to navigate and the new site does a great job of displaying all of Giraphic’s original art.  Giraphic is one of Baton Rouge’s [...]

Keep Austin Corporate?

What’s the point of keeping Austin weird if we don’t support local artists and designers?  Don’t believe the hype.  The “Keep Austin Weird” slogan has been used and abused by corporations that have little or no connection to Austin.  Make sure that “Keep Austin Weird” businesses are really supporting this city, its citizens and especially [...]

Baton Rouge has a new Sweet Tooth!

Storyville’s long-time friend, Erin Rolfs, is at it again.  Named 225‘s “2008 People to Watch,” Erin recently became’s Executive Director and their newest concoction is “Sweet Tooth,” a free art criticism publication printed quarterly.  Each issue of Sweet Tooth will be designed by a local, professional artist. The result is not only a forum [...]

See. Hear. Speak. Comedy Festival

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Austin this Thursday, Friday or Saturday, make sure to check out ColdTowne Theater’s See. Hear. Speak.  Comedy Festival.  Performers from Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Denver and other cities across the country will be participating in the festival.  Storyville will be there for the Saturday night, 10 pm show.  Click [...]

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday was Martin Luther King Day.  Dr. King’s dream of racial equality has not yet been fully realized, but we’ve certainly made progress toward that all-important goal.  At LSU, UT and the other schools we visit, we look around and see a rainbow of skin tones flow in and out of the classrooms.  Scenes like this would have been hard to imagine only [...]

Saturday Night in ColdTowne

On Saturday night, Gabriel and I ventured over to see Austin improv comedy troop ColdTowne Theater.  My LSU roommate and New Orleans transplant Chris Trew performs with ColdTowne.  In 2007, ColdTowne was named Austin’s best comedy group by the Austin Chronicle.