The Projectionist at the Paramount Theatre

The 100-year-old Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas continues to support the preservation of cinema history in its original format. As theaters all over the nation are moving towards digital exhibition, the Paramount still screens some films on 35mm and 70mm film. Head projectionist John Stewart gives a behind-the-scenes look of how the projection booth operates.

The best bánh mì sandwich in Austin

Statesman food critic Matthew Odam took to the streets recently in search of Austin’s best bánh mì sandwich. The grilled pork banh mi at Saigon Le Vendeur tops his list. We spoke with owner and chef Tebi Nguyen about what makes a great banh mi.

Sound On Sound Fest embraces medieval theme

Audio slideshow: Set in a Renaissance fest village, SOS Fest adopted a medieval theme with mini motor bike jousting, axe throwing and more. Sound On Sound Fest is having its inaugural event at Sherwood Forest in McDade, Texas, Nov. 4-6, 2016.

Manny The Frenchie: Texas Happiness

Manny The Frenchie is visiting Austin for SXSW. He came to the Statesman Austin360 studio to tell us what he loves about Texas, including Whataburger and bluebonnets.

Austin's best burger: Odd Duck

A behind the scenes look at making Austin’s best burger at Odd Duck on South Lamar. Chef and partner Mark Buley explains how Odd Duck creates their burger with locally sourced ingredients.

Purple martins roost near Highland Mall

Every evening during July and early August, clouds of purple martins swirl into the trees around Highland Mall. We stop by for a bird-watching party hosted by the local chapter of the Audubon Society.
Editor: Tina Phan
Camera: Deborah Cannon

Dance Another World

Students learn English through dance at Brown Elementary School in Austin, through a program called Dance Another World.

Seed Spitting Contest at Luling Watermelon Thump

Seed spitting contest at the 59th annual Luling Watermelon Thump. The 2012 winner, Davis Camacho, 18, made a distance of 46 feet and 7 inches.

Pussyhat Project hooks Austin crafters

Local knitting and sewing groups join movement to make a pink hat for every participant in Women’s March on Washington. Hill Country Weavers employee Lisa Walsh explains the Pussyhat Project and the Austin knitters, crocheters and sewers taking part in the 'craftivism.'