Louie's signature Mediterranean fare claims a strong spot in the city's collective gustatory memory, Rebecca Chastenet de Géry writes. Indeed for many Austinites, Louie's 106 provided initiation into the world of Spanish tapas and introduced the vibrant, if now omnipresent, "Mediterranean" cooking style.
Each one of Krzysztof Kieslowski's 10-part Decalogue is constructed carefully enough to be seen on its own. But together, they are a jigsaw puzzle of color, texture, emotion, and meaning. We take a look at this extraordinary series, which the Austin Film Society will screen at the Alamo Drafthouse on Saturdays through March 3.
Just when a heavy cynicism about the future of independent film has overtaken the industry and most of its observers, the Sundance Film Festival came along during the early weeks of 2001 and, almost unexpectedly, brightened the downcast mood shared by its most dour participants.
Judging from the coverage he has been receiving, the most popular story trailing Robert Reich as he travels around the nation talking about his new book The Future of Success is an entirely personal one. Books Editor Clay Smith interviews the former Clinton administration secretary of labor and finds out a few other stories about the popularizing public intellectual.
Too-often regarded as dull compilations of dusty facts, biographies are rarely bestsellers, Amanda Eyre Ward writes. But Amanda Foreman's Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire reads like a racy novel, complete with enough rocky relationships, torrid trysts, and illegitimate childbirths to keep Jerry Springer in business for weeks.