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Book Reviews
Reviews of Recent Fiction and Nonfiction
Books Story  May 19, 2000, by Amanda Eyre Ward
"...The Feast of Love: A Novelby Charles Baxter..."

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015
Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books
Arts Story  December 31, 2015, by Joe O'Connell
"...Charles Baxter is known as a writer's writer. His collection There's Something I Want You to Do cements that rep with stories divided into virtues and vices..."

Feast of Love
Robert Benton directs this Oregon-set meditation on the permutations of love among a constellation of characters.
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Film Review  October 5, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Retaining some of the flavor of the community of voices he fashioned in 1994's Nobody's Fool, director Benton keeps the story moving forward through its tenuous social connections. The script by Allison Burnett, based on a book by Charles Baxter, is another thing entirely, positing so many ridiculous coincidences, illogical occurrences, and sandpapered truths that this "feast" quickly becomes a veritable trough..."

The Smoke Clears In Lege Races
White contemplates recount as Strama's victory is secured
News Story  November 12, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...Democrat Kelly White picked up 24 votes and narrowed her loss to Republican state Rep. Todd Baxter to 147 votes after Monday's count of provisional and overseas ballots, but the White campaign is now considering whether to pursue a costly examination of more than 100 ballots tossed out of the mix..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  April 10, 1998
"...-L.T. Baxter v..."

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
News Story  November 18, 2005
"...• Former Austin Rep. Todd Baxter's decision to quit mid-term to take up lobbying could cost Travis Co..."

Naked City
Off the Desk:
News Story  April 17, 1998
"...- L.T. Baxter Bags Win..."

And They're Off!
Money flows into Texas House horse races
News Story  July 30, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...If Austin state Reps. Jack Stick and Todd Baxter ever suspected they'd be vulnerable targets by the end of their freshman terms, they sure didn't act like it..."

Play It Again, Sam
All About Eve (1950)
Screens Story  June 3, 1999
"...All About Eve D: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; with Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Marilyn Monroe, Barbara Bates...."

Lege Notes
Odds and ends – mostly odds – from under the pink granite dome
News Column  July 1, 2005
"...GOP Reps. Todd Baxter of Austin, Mike Krusee of Round Rock, and Dan Gattis of Georgetown each received a grade of 0%..."

So What – Now?
The TRMPAC trial concludes, as the fight continues over the 2002 Lege races
News Column  March 11, 2005, by Amy Smith
"...The plaintiffs also allege that TRMPAC effectively "laundered" $190,000 in corporate dollars by donating that amount to the Republican National Committee, which in turn sent checks totaling the same amount in noncorporate money to seven GOP House candidates, including two from Austin – Rep. Todd Baxter, who beat Kitchen in a tight race, and former Rep..."

"Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation"
The Arthouse exhibition "Comic Release" is well worth seeing if you like to give your mind's teeth something complex to chew on or you appreciate the vernacular of comic books and graffiti or even if you don't
Arts Review  October 15, 2004, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...If you're familiar with the surreal work of cartoonist Glen Baxter, say, then you might feel a slight tingle to be looking at a large original of his; if not, you may still be delighted by his The English have always adopted a relaxed attitude to sexual fulfillment at the end of one hall. If you fondly recall the Gottfried Helnwein self-portrait used as the cover of a Scorpions album, then you'll likely enjoy the Disney-dropping message of the artist's mixed media work American Prayer, and you'll probably even forgive the misspelling of his name on the nearby title card..."

Howard Defeats Bentzin
Dems claim a 'Republican' district
News Story  February 17, 2006, by Amy Smith
"..."This is a community that wants to take care of its children and its schools," said Howard, a former Eanes school board member and critical-care nurse. The district's former representative, Republican Todd Baxter, voted in lockstep with the Republican leadership – that is, pro-voucher and anti-choice – instead of reflecting the moderate views of the generally GOP-leaning district...."

Artist Cage Match: Fairey vs. Orr
Iconic Obey Giant creator sues Austin artist
News Story  May 16, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...Created by graphic artist Shepard Fairey, the ubiquitous image has been an inspiration for a generation of graffiti, collage, and mash-up artists. One of those influenced was Austin graphic designer Baxter Orr, who did his own take on Fairey's work: a piece called Protect, with the iconic Obey Giant face covered by a SARS (respiratory) mask..."

District 45
Right-winger Alan Askew aims to burst Dem freshman's bubble
News Story  October 22, 2004, by Amy Smith
"...Even as a Democrat trying to win re-election in a GOP-friendly region, it may be that Rose has better standing in District 45 than GOP Reps. Todd Baxter and Jack Stick have in their Austin districts..."

Election Results
News Story  November 6, 1998
"...Democrats prevailed in the majority of the county races with one historic Republican upset in Pct. 3 that gave GOP contender Todd Baxter a narrow victory over Democrat Nan Clayton..."

Election 2000
Chronicle Election Preview
News Story  November 3, 2000
"...R: Todd Baxter..."

SXSW Film Conference and Festival '98 Further Reflections
Screens Story  March 27, 1998
"...Dir/scr: James Boyd; Prod: Peter Baxter & James Boyd; DP: Robert Stanger; Ed: Robert Meyer Burnett & Adam Pertofsky; Cast: Bryan Taylor, Ron Wolf, Elizabeth Newman, Parker Lee, Doug Burch, Chris Carlyle, Drew Johnson, Dallas Riley...."

Across the State
Heflin, Hochberg, Mercer, and Mabry among the incumbents on the bubble
News Story  October 22, 2004, by Michael King
"...48 – Todd Baxter, R-Austin..."

Naked City
News Story  September 5, 2003, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...In the House, Travis Co. perfectly reflected TARAL's concerns about reproductive health being a "polarizing" issue: Democrats Dawnna Dukes, Elliott Naishtat, and Eddie Rodriguez scored 100%, while Republicans Todd Baxter, Jack Stick, and Terry Keel scored 0%..."

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