Nicole Haddad

Suze Orman is my hero

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If you’re fresh out of college, drowning in credit card and student loan debt, and your paltry salary at your crappy new job is barely paying your rent, Suze Orman’s The Money Book for the Young, Fabulous, and Broke is most definitely the book for you.

Get your Mel Brooks on

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photo / drunkside 

Texas Hillel kicks off its summer-long Mel Brooks movie festival tonight with the original version of “The Producers,” starring Zero Mostel and Gene Wilder.

June is Adopt-A-Cat Month

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photo / McNick 

If you’ve ever thought about adding a feline member to your famliy, there is no better time than the month of June, National Adopt-A-Cat Month. Town Lake Animal Center is reducing its cat adoption fee from $75 to $35. The fee includes a spay or neuter surgery, a microchip, and all the vaccinations your kitty is old enough to receive. Additionally, many vets in Austin provide a complimentary first checkup for adopted cats.

ACL Festival lineup announced

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photo / Thomas Hawk 

Bob Dylan, Bjork, and the White Stripes are set to headline this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival. Other acts include the Killers, Bloc Party, Arcade Fire, Wilco, and Amy Winehouse. I could continue to list band names, or you could go check out the lineup yourself.

Roadside carnival surprisingly doesn’t suck

That Other Paper | Carnival review

Seen that carnival set up at Ben White and I-35? It actually doesn’t suck.

Hail Mary

That Other Paper | Austin Outlaws

Want your fix of full-contact football in the off season? The Austin Outlaws are ready to deliver. And don’t think that just because they’re girls they can’t take the hits.

Ron Jeremy: The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz

an interview with Ron Jeremy

We sat down with Ron Jeremy to learn about the golden age of porn and his stint in stand-up comedy.

Marc Maron is ready to let you laugh at him

That Other Paper | Marc Maron interview

After fighting personal demons and audience members, Marc Maron has evolved into a finely tuned comedy machine. He sat down with That Other Paper writer Nicole Haddad during his most recent trip through Austin.

Last chance for winter romance

The holiday season is upon us, and while the weather outside may not be frightful, there are still plenty of delightful wintry things to do in Austin this time of year.