"..."Who really makes the jokes that Dorothy Parker gets the credit for?" asked the critic Diana Trilling in a 1942 review in The Nation. According to many of the New York literati of the Thirties and Forties, it was Dawn Powell, a writer Ernest Hemingway claimed was "the best comic novelist writing today." Though Powell was respected by her peers and impressively prolific, she never achieved a reputation to rival Parker's..."
"...Popping up in the Documentary Feature Competition category is St. Edward’s prof Scott Christopherson’s Peace Officer, while in the Visions category, Ben Powell sets sail with Barge, about tugboat workers, and Sara Hirsh Bordo profiles local activist Lizzie Velasquez in A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story..."
"...Austin filmmaker Ben Powell (“Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier”) grew up in Mississippi, hearing stories about “outlaws, people that just got out of prison, out there for their second chance” who work the river. Curiosity lead him to spending time with crews to demystify the myths..."
"...The list also shows how AFS continues to support filmmakers throughout the lifetime of a project: Hellion, Black Metal and Above All Else were recipients of grants in 2012, as was Ash (Nathan Duncan 's short doc exploring the abandoned parts of Austin State Hospital) and Russell O. Bush's examination of cultural tensions over the Asian practice of sky burials, Vultures of Tibet. Same goes with Computer Chess and Ben Powell's Barge, both of which were on the 2011 list...."
"...A few other secondary characters make little impression, save for fur designer Jean Pierre Le Pelt, played by an outsized Gerard Depardieu in randy animal skin getups that look like some bizarre collision between Tarzan and Iron John. In fact, costume designer Anthony Powell's creations for Cruella and Le Pelt rank as the film's most creative inventions..."
"...The Aggression Scale Director: Steven C. Miller, Screenwriter: Ben Powell 4 hitmen + $500,000 of stolen cash + 1 family = WAR Cast: Fabianne Therese, Ryan Hartwig, Dana Ashbrook, Derek Mears, Jacob Reynolds, Joseph McKelheer, Boyd Kestner, Lisa Rotondi, Ray Wise (World Premiere)..."
"...A nice chunk of change for a bunch of gas and glass, but, of course, it's the inspiration and craftwork, not to mention the interest compounded by history, that make for true value among unique objects fashioned by human hands. The mural – an anti-war statement influenced by the art of Terry Powell, crafted by Livingston and his apprentices John Hayward and Leith Hartell, driven by Frank Roberts' jury-rigged computer program – fairly glows with such value and interest...."
"...Peace Officer, Scott Christopherson Sir Doug & the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove, Joe Nick Patoski & Augie Meyers The Jones Family Will Make a Way, Alan Berg Petting Zoo, Micah Magee We Are Still Here, Ted Geoghegan Barge, Ben Powell Ex Machina, Alex Garland 808, Alex Noyer & Alexander Dunn 7 Chinese Brothers & The Overnight, Jason Schwartzman Uncle John, Steven Piet Night Owls, Charles Hood 6 Years, Hannah Fidell Nina Forever, Ben Blaine Raiders!, Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen Twinsters, Samantha Futerman & Ryan Miyamoto A Brave Heart The Lizzie Velasquez Story, Lizzie Velasquez & Sara Bordo T-Rex, Drea Cooper Hello, My Name Is Doris, Michael Showalter He Never Died, Henry Rollins & Jason Krawczyk Knock Knock, It’s Tig Notaro, Tig Notaro Rolling Papers, Mitch Dickman Frame by Frame, Mo Scarpelli iZombie, Rob Thomas SXSW Film Pro Tips [image-4] Photo Galleries..."
"...Ben Powell’s short doc “Phil Collins and the Wild Frontier” made its Kickstarter goal of $10,000 with days to spare, so the filmmaker has decided to set the bar even higher: $30,000 will secure him the rights to a new track by Phil Collins, whose book tour promoting The Alamo and Beyond: A Collector's Journey is documented in the film...."
"...KOOP got two outs early in the ninth inning but Quinn “Next On” Donahue and Huston Powell had back-to-back singles to give C3 Presents a five-run cushion. Charles “Franklin” Attal led C3 batters, going 3-for-4 with a double, triple, and 5 RBIs..."
"...A recent live LP on Jack White's Third Man Records should hold the tide for this spring's We Are the Champions. (Also: Sat., 11pm, Mohawk Patio) – Austin Powell The Bright Light Social Hour..."
"...Chris Thile's Live: Duets with Mike Marshall and upcoming solo release How to Grow a Woman From the Ground (both on Sugar Hill) reveal his complete mandolin mastery, while siblings Sean and Sara Watkins provide a harmonious backdrop of acoustic guitar, violin, and vocals. Austin PowellOkkervil River 5:15pm, Austin Ventures stage..."
"...The Thin Man (1934; on DVD: Warner Home Video, $59.98) is probably the most obvious place to start especially with The Complete Thin Man Collection, which came out in August but if by some fluke you haven't seen it, it remains the gold standard. Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a witty, loving couple that invariably become involved with murder..."
"...Their latest, Constellations, is a more subdued, frosty affair, completing a seasonal four-album cycle bookended by recent 7-inch single "Candor" b/w "Clamor" for local indie Western Vinyl. – Austin Powell Austin Kiddie Limits..."
"...Kimya Dawson, System of a Down's Serj Tankian, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Brett Dennen, Brendan James, and RX Bandits are all featured on the Young-curated soundtrack, whose proceeds benefit Iraq Veterans Against the War. – Austin Powell Horse + Donkey..."
"...– Austin Powell DeVotchKa..."
"...THE MATT POWELL BAND..."
"...2012 debut Chest Crawl is an instant party LP, but Surf N Turf, a recent split EP with Natural Child, proves the band's equally capable of bleary-eyed ballads. Austin Powell Paper Lions..."
"...(That's his cover of Neil Young's "Hey Hey, My My" closing the third season.) The band's glam debut was produced by Ghostland Observatory beatsmith Thomas Turner. – Austin Powell MIKAL CRONIN..."
"...In prison, cellmate Rev. Harry Powell (Mitchum) overhears Harper mumbling in his sleep and deduces where the money might be..."