The Austin Chronicle is a weekly alternative newspaper published in Austin, Texas since 1981. The Chronicle has been—infrequently—called the Comical since at least 1997. The Houston Chronicle daily newspaper is more often derided as the Comical (since at least 1990).
Wikipedia: The Austin Chronicle
The Austin Chronicle is an alternative weekly, tabloid-style newspaper published every Thursday in Austin, Texas, United States. The paper is distributed through free news-stands, often at local eateries or coffee houses frequented by its targeted demographic. The newspaper’s website claims a readership of 243,500.
The Chronicle was co-founded in 1981 by publisher Nick Barbaro and editor Louis Black, with assistance from others who largely met through the graduate film studies program at the University of Texas. Barbaro and Black are also co-founders of the South by Southwest Festival, although the festival operates as a separate company.
The Chronicle regularly includes reviews and feature articles about food, cinema, theater, art and music. The paper also has a number of annual features, including the ‘Best of Austin’ awards, cut-out masks for Halloween, the April Fool’s edition and a short story contest. The Chronicle sponsors the annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival, normally held in late August and is known for having a left-wing, pro-environmental, growth-weary and anti-conservative viewpoint.
In 2006, the Chronicle launched two staff-written blogs: Chronic, irreverently covering local, state, and national news and politics; and The Score, providing sports coverage not found in the print edition.
Austin Chronicle (May 8, 1997)
BY ALEX DE MARBAN
Johnson harbors hatred for representatives of “The Austin Comical,” because this paper doesn’t take his poop scoop seriously enough. Asked for a comment, he called this reporter a “scumbag” and hissed, “Why don’t you get out of my face!”
A Site To be Named Later
Friday, June 8, 2007
Our Own Little Slice Of Al
Yesterday, I saw this notice in the Austin Comical, err, Chronicle:...
A Site To Be Named Later
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Austin City Council Endorsements
Second, I remove anyone endorsed by the Austin Chronicle. The Comical is a pretty fair distillation of the local moonbattery, so anyone they think would be a good choice has got to be looked at with suspicion. Anyone they discount for pro-business or pro-sanity reasons gets an upgrade.