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Melanie Haupt

Melanie Haupt earned her PhD in English at the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to her academic work, she is a blogger and freelance writer focusing on food criticism, up-and-coming dining culture, and historic Austin foodways. She is particularly interested in the intersections of feminism and the food industry.

60 articles in 2006   •   page 1 of 2

Duncan Sheik

Brighter/Later: A Duncan Sheik Anthology

Music Review, Dec. 29, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

Songs for Christmas

Music Review, Dec. 22, 2006

Michael Jackson

Visionary:The Video Singles

Music Review, Dec. 8, 2006

Darker Than the Deepest Sea: the Search for Nick Drake

Trevor Dann

Music Feature, Dec. 1, 2006

Michael Moore: A Biography

Emily Schultz seems more committed to delineating the boundaries of "Michael Moore" the persona rather than Michael Moore the person

Books Review, Dec. 1, 2006

KGSR Broadcasts Vol. 14

Music Review, Nov. 24, 2006

The Decemberists

The Crane Wife

Music Review, Nov. 10, 2006

Dana Falconberry

Paper Sailboat

Music Review, Oct. 27, 2006

Why Moms Are Weird

Pamela Ribon's second entry into what might be a "Weird" franchise, a Sweet Valley High for the savvy Internet set

Books Review, Oct. 20, 2006

Bobby Bare Jr.'s Young Criminals' Starvation League

The Longest Meow

Music Review, Oct. 6, 2006


Friday, Sept. 15, Zilker Park

Music Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

Saturday, Sept. 16, Paramount Theatre

Music Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

The Stills

Sunday, Sept. 17, Zilker Park

Music Feature, Sep. 22, 2006

Trying Somehow to Catch Up

Take two for What Made Milwaukee Famous' debut, Trying Never to Catch Up

Music Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

Patrice Pike

Music Feature, Sep. 15, 2006


Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of the Mountain

Music Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

The Long Winters

Putting the Days to Bed

Music Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

KT Tunstall

Eye to the Telescope

Music Feature, Sep. 15, 2006

Edie Brickell & New Bohemians

Stranger Things

Music Review, Sep. 15, 2006

A Tale of Two Sisters

There are no murder mysteries to be solved, no inheritance-related catfights; there is just life, which we all know can be a bitch

Books Review, Sep. 1, 2006



Music Review, Aug. 25, 2006

Mothers & Other Monsters

'Our children are hostages to the world,' a mother stricken with Alzheimer's tells her daughter in the story 'Oversite,' included among this collection by Maureen F. McHugh

Books Review, Aug. 18, 2006

Tapes 'n Tapes

The Loon

Music Review, Aug. 4, 2006

My Dirty Little Book of Stolen Time

It must be hard to come up with a new conceit for a novel at this late moment in literary history

Books Review, Jul. 28, 2006


Music Review, Jul. 21, 2006

Decline of the Lawrence Welk Empire

What better way to escape the vagaries of commodity culture than to escape to a Caribbean tourist trap, be devoured by rabid mosquitoes, and get stalked by deranged natives happy to butcher white folks where they stand?

Books Review, Jul. 14, 2006

Sara Hickman


Music Review, Jul. 7, 2006

Sufjan Stevens

The Avalanche

Music Review, Jun. 30, 2006

Tapes n' Tapes

Music Review, Jun. 16, 2006

The Seducer

Finally, English-speaking audiences find out what all the Norwegian fuss was about.

Books Review, Jun. 16, 2006

Lisa Loeb

The Very Best of Lisa Loeb

Music Review, Jun. 9, 2006

Summer Reading

Books Feature, Jun. 9, 2006

Body Piercing Saved My Life: Inside the Phenomenon of Christian Rock

Summer reading

Music Feature, Jun. 2, 2006

Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair with 50s Pop Music

Karen Schoemer

Music Feature, Jun. 2, 2006

(Don't) Take Them out at the Ball Game

At Dell Diamond, there's more than one kind of boob to be found in the stands.

News Feature, May. 19, 2006


Shearwater soars out from under Okkervil River

Music Feature, May. 12, 2006

Which Brings Me to You

It's clear that these two writers are trying to impress each other, rather than the reader

Books Review, May. 12, 2006

The Flaming Lips

At War with the Mystics

Music Review, May. 5, 2006

The May Queen

Women on Life, Love, Work, and Pulling It All Together in Your 30s

Books Review, May. 5, 2006


Music Review, Mar. 24, 2006

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