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Omar L. Gallaga


Austin, TX, United States

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Recent articles by Omar L.:

How to Make Your Musical Magnum Opus on an iPad

From recording to mixing tracks, Apple’s tablet might be all you need to get a song out of your head and in front of your fans. → Read More

Why Watch Content on Your Phone When You Can Watch It on Your TV?

Here’s how to cast correctly—it’s never been easier. → Read More

Think Airport Crowding Is Bad Now? Wait ’Til Summer

Increased demand and staffing shortages are already contributing to huge delays and airport logjams across the country. Here’s what you can do. → Read More

What to Do If You Can't Log In to Your Google Account

Locked outside your calendar or Gmail? Here's how to get un-stuck—and prevent it from happening in the first place. → Read More

Environmental crisis dire, but not hopeless, say Brian Eno and Beatie Wolfe at SXSW

If Brian Eno, the legendary musician and music producer, is right, billions of people are already working to help fix the environmental crisis. → Read More

‘Let’s change the narrative,’ urges digital storyteller Céline Tricart at SXSW keynote

Celine Tricart is an award-winning filmmaker behind the short VR films “Sun Ladies” and “The Key." → Read More

SXSW: No spoilers, but 'The Boys' season 3 starts with 'one of the craziest things anyone has done'

"The Boys" returns for Season 3 on Amazon Prime in June. At SXSW, the show's creator promised a shocker in the first 10 minutes of the season premiere → Read More

How People Actually Make Money From Cryptocurrencies

Power traders use “staking” and “yield farming” to generate passive income, but there are risks. → Read More

‘Community’ stars virtually discuss Gillian Jacobs’ Disney+ doc ‘More Than Robots’

A virtual Q&A at SXSW between cult comedy “Community” castmates Joel McHale and Gillian Jacobs proves light on its feet, funny and worth the time. → Read More

Where to eat in Austin during SXSW 2022

SXSW is back. Here are the best places to walk, scooter and rideshare to during the big event, according to a local. → Read More

What to Play When You’re Not Playing 'Wordle'

Once a day may not be enough. Try these 14 alternatives. → Read More

They'll be here all night: Comedy's back in Austin, but pandemic recovery still goes on

It’s been a long, surprisingly busy year and a half for some of Austin’s funniest people, the performers. → Read More

Oscar-nominated ‘Eurovision’ songwriter Savan Kotecha got started in Austin

Oscar-nominated songwriter Savan Kotecha went to Westwood High and has written hits for Ariana Grande, One Direction, Ellie Goulding and other stars. → Read More

Missing the movies? Here's everything you need to create an outdoor theater in the backyard

Find out how some Austin families have created outdoor movie options during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Former ‘SNL’ star Nasim Pedrad’s long road to bringing ‘Chad’ to SXSW

It’s been five years since comedian and actress Nasim Pedrad first wrote the pilot for “Chad,” a TV series in which she plays a 14-year-old boy. → Read More

‘Fargo’ Season 5 is percolating, says showrunner and Austinite Noah Hawley

“I am not in a place where I’m writing on that yet,” Hawley said at SXSW. → Read More

Grammy winner, new Austinite Paul Oakenfold promises crowd-pleasing set for AG Rugby opener

DJ Paul Oakenfold is now an Austinite and is playing a set after the home opener for AG Rugby at Circuit of the Americas. → Read More

'Black Monday' SXSW 2021 Q&A panel stacked with laughs from Paul Scheer, Don Cheadle and more

The pop culture and entertainment side of South by Southwest's online event got a strong start on several fronts. → Read More

Austin director Richard Linklater thinks it’s the perfect weird time for ‘That Animal Rescue Show’

Richard Linklater, the Austin director of beloved films including "Boyhood," "School of Rock" and, of course, "Slacker" and "Dazed and Confused," can easily name three out of the four pigs living at his home.Standing on his porch, he can see two of them, but not the fourth one, and now he can’t remember that one’s name. There’s "Dood" (or "DüD"), there’s Star, who has a star-shaped mark on her… → Read More

Roku raises profile in Austin

The TV platform company says Central Texas 'is important to our future growth.' → Read More