When Austinites Gray Haddock and Evan Narcisse booked “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan for their new series, “Gen:Lock
,” they couldn’t tell anyone. In this episode you can hear the story of how Haddock, the head of Rooster Teeth’s animation studio, and Narcisse, a writer on the “Rise of the Black Panther” comic, attracted such a celebrity-studded cast for this show, which launches in January
, PLUS: Austin’s first immersive selfie museum, the FOMO Factory
, opens in downtown in mid-September, and creator and Austinite Rachel Youens chatted with us about how a colorful, whimsical selfie-friendly space can help us reconnect with the best parts of childhood. AND: Ben Milam Whiskey
, a woman-owned distillery based in Blanco, is where Kentuckian Marlene Holmes, who previously worked for Jim Beam for more than 25 years, and longtime Austinite Marsha Milam are now making whiskey inspired by Ben Milam, a hero of the Texas Revolution and Marsha's ancestor. And in "A Toast," we recommend stencil artist El Federico, "Three Identical Strangers
," a documentary about triplets who were separated at birth, a new Netflix show "Dark Tourist
," which explores the hidden side of cities we love to visit, and the late summer hit movie "Crazy Rich Asians.
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