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Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2016

Five works of fiction and nonfiction reveal new depths of humanitity in their Texas characters

Arts Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

The Devil’s Sinkhole

The follow-up to The Devil's Backbone is not only another wild ride but more proof that Bill Wittliff is a master storyteller

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

The O. Henry Prize Stories 2016: The Best Stories of the Year

The 20 tales packed into this volume go to unexpected places and reveal lifetimes in just a handful of pages

Arts Feature, Nov. 3, 2016

God and Comedy

Screenwriter Michael Zagst chooses laughter with Divine Access

Screens Feature, May. 12, 2016

Where Is Your Mind?

Stories of the Mind brings mental health issues to light

Screens Feature, May. 5, 2016

SXSW Film Review: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru

Doc on longtime life coach surprisingly straight forward

Screens Daily, Mar. 15, 2016 1:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: Learning to See

Photographer captures unrecorded insects of the Amazon

Screens Daily, Mar. 13, 2016 9:00 PM

SXSW Film Review: The Hollywood Shorties

Doc on the story of the little people sports team is sweet and compelling

Screens Daily, Mar. 12, 2016 5:00 PM

Paging Mr. Herman

Paul Reubens' hard work results in Pee-wee's Big Holiday

Screens Feature, Mar. 10, 2016

Writer Pat Littledog

The Austin-based author of Afoot in a Field of Men is afoot again

Arts Feature, Mar. 3, 2016

A White-Knuckle Western

Co-directors Duane Graves and Justin Meeks aim to Kill or Be Killed

Screens Feature, Feb. 25, 2016

One for the Books

Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books

Arts Feature, Dec. 31, 2015

Gift Guide 2015: Fiction by Austin Authors

Passion, compromise, and human frailty figure large in this touching and funny Texas novel

Arts Feature, Dec. 10, 2015

Behind the Scenes

A peek inside Austin filmmakers' creative spaces

Screens Feature, Nov. 19, 2015

Austin Filmmakers' Creative Spaces: Photo Gallery

Screens Feature, Nov. 19, 2015

HBO's The Leftovers Finds New Life in Austin

The second coming

Screens Feature, Oct. 1, 2015

That Wild Man

Gary Cartwright: The mad, mad, mad life of a Texas wordsmith

Arts Feature, Jun. 25, 2015

Tall Tales and Texas Rising

Fact battles fiction in new History Channel miniseries

Screens Feature, May. 21, 2015

Death of an Extra: Odell Grant

Odell Grant, who had a face you couldn't forget, has died

Screens Daily, Apr. 7, 2015 3:30 PM

SXSW Film Review: Sailing a Sinking Sea

Sounds, light ignite tale of ocean gypsies

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 5:17 PM

SXSW Film Review: Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine

Apple chief as both genius and grotesque in Alex Gibney doc

Screens Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 3:15 PM

SXSW Film Review: The Goob

The freedom and horror of growing up

SXSW Daily, Mar. 18, 2015 8:32 AM

Mysterious Ways

Jones Family Singers doc preaches the gospel of understanding

SXSW Daily, Mar. 17, 2015 9:09 PM

The Kiss That Ignited Austin's Punk Scene

Made in Texas occasions a trip down nostalgia lane

SXSW Daily, Mar. 15, 2015 11:47 AM

Why Are My Phone Pics Not Works of Art?

It might not be the gear, but the photographer

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2015

Crime and Consequences

American Crime creator John Ridley talks about shooting in Austin, faith, race, and Felicity Huffman

Screens Feature, Feb. 26, 2015

Telling Stories

Bill Wittliff seeks the "yes" in his debut novel, The Devil's Backbone

Arts Feature, Dec. 4, 2014

The Devil's Backbone

Bill Wittliff's debut novel is a picaresque tale with a "Lucky Heart"

Arts Feature, Dec. 4, 2014


Filmmaker Andrew Shapter's battle to make art and beat cancer

Screens Feature, Oct. 9, 2014

Not Without a Fight

Authors Spivey and Sublett spin a complex tale of a Lubbock visionary's downfall, revenge

Arts Feature, Sep. 25, 2014

Bret Anthony Johnston at BookPeople

Corpus Christi author's novel revels in a parent’s worst fear

Books Daily, Sep. 8, 2014 4:34 PM

Adventure Beckons

Kat Candler rides the 'Hellion' roller coaster back home

Screens Feature, Jun. 26, 2014

His Name Was Gary Poulter

Meet the homeless man who became a movie star

Screens Feature, Apr. 10, 2014

'Butterfly Girl'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

'Beginning With the End'

Screens Feature, Mar. 15, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'Beginning With the End'

Dave Marshall lets his subjects rule this straightforward doc

SXSW Daily, Mar. 12, 2014 9:09 AM

'Things People Do'

Moral ambiguity is center stage in this directorial debut

Screens Feature, Mar. 12, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'Butterfly Girl'

Cary Bell's 'human portrait of survival'

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2014 10:55 AM

It's About Time

‘Predestination’ on a rainy Austin night is a must

SXSW Daily, Mar. 9, 2014 2:14 PM

SXSW Film Review: 'Things People Do'

Moral ambiguity is center stage in this directorial debut

SXSW Daily, Mar. 8, 2014 9:20 AM

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