The End of Austin: Brendan Gaughen’s work featured by The Criterion Collection

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The most recent issue of The End of Austin turned some heads, to say the very least. The publication skyrocketed from just over 50,000 views to over 70,000 in just three weeks thanks to the incredible work of the many contributors to the latest issue. One of these pieces, Slacker Geography, 25 Years Later by American Studies Ph.D. candidate Brendan Gaughen, inspired a whole host of attention from the city’s residents (past and present) and film buffs.

We’re thrilled that both Brendan and The End of Austin nabbed some very positive feedback. Among these plaudits were an Alcalde piece about his work as well as a quick piece from The Criterion Collection‘s blog. And be sure to check out the comment thread at Brendan’s original piece (linked above) for fascinating firsthand accounts from people who appeared in or worked on the film.

Talk about reaching the public through innovation and creativity. Nice work, Brendan!

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