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Shawn Badgley

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Somebody Up There Likes Bob Byington

The writer-director talks about his fifth feature

Screens Feature, Apr. 4, 2013

Take Two Aspirin and Ping Me in the Morning

Heath care: an oral future

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Celluloid Icons

The larger-than-life John Milius and the enigmatic, introverted Harry Dean Stanton come into focus

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2013

Harry Dean Stanton's Long Ride in the Whirlwind

The character actor moves front and center in SXSW doc

Screens Daily, Mar. 6, 2013 10:00 AM

Deconstructing John Milius

SXSW Film explores wild life of a Hollywood iconoclast

Screens Daily, Mar. 5, 2013 11:20 AM

Trading One 'Community' for Another

Dan Harmon is talking to you

Screens Feature, Jan. 10, 2013

Two Sides to His Story

Manuel Gonzales leads the nonprofit Austin Bat Cave into uncharted territory while readying for a rapid literary ascent of his own

Books Feature, Jan. 10, 2013

No Catharsis in 'The Comedy'

Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker talk about savage reviews and the danger in grand gestures

Screens Feature, Nov. 29, 2012

‘The Comedy’ Is Not Joking Around

Rick Alverson and Tim Heidecker on their polarizing new film

Screens Daily, Nov. 28, 2012 10:00 AM

World Series for the Ages Commemorated in Box Set

Game 6 and all

Sports Daily, Dec. 20, 2011 6:28 PM

There Can Be Only One

'Chronicle' beats BookPeople for the millionth time to capture ASL title

Sports Daily, Nov. 13, 2008 12:01 PM

International Man of Independents

The wide world of producer Anish Savjani

Screens Feature, Oct. 10, 2008

Trial and Error, Rewarded

The days- and nights- and years-long journey to make August Evening

Screens Feature, Oct. 3, 2008

Welcome to the Neighborhood


Screens Feature, Aug. 29, 2008

Private Parts in Public Places

Bob Byington lifts the lid on Registered Sex Offender

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2008

Making More Than Ends Meet

Chasing the middle class dream in Intimidad

Screens Feature, Mar. 7, 2008

Will Ferrell Plays Dirty

On jocks, jokes, and why he's no Cuba Gooding Jr.

Screens Feature, Feb. 29, 2008

Being Blocked

British author Jim Crace was struggling with a new book set in Austin. Then Austin came calling.

Books Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

The Michener Center for Writers Launches a New Fellowship

Books Feature, Feb. 8, 2008

Geek Out!

Gifts for Trekkies, Anglophiles, and arthouse obscurists

Screens Feature, Dec. 14, 2007

On Watching Cine las Americas' La Hora Fria and John Huston's 'Under the Volcano'

While getting ready to go

Screens Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Temples and Playgrounds

Previewing the 2007 Texas Book Festival, Nov. 3-4

Books Feature, Nov. 2, 2007

Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas

Homeless drug- and gambling addicts, design flaws, crawfish, black widows, graffiti of inspiration and despair

Books Review, Oct. 26, 2007

Half-Brother Against Half-Brother

Jeff Nichols on 'Shotgun Stories'

Screens Feature, Oct. 5, 2007

Bob Dylan

Music Review, Sep. 21, 2007

Bob Dylan & His Band

Music Feature, Sep. 7, 2007

Cinema16: European Short Films

Some of the best directors working today, whether abroad in relative obscurity or amid the grimy existential zillion-dollar glitz of Gotham City

Screens Review, Sep. 7, 2007


Cera and Hill are comic gold in this comedy, which is from the Judd Apatow stable and which has credits populated with refugees from Arrested Development.

Film Review, Aug. 17, 2007

Bardot, Buñuel, Handy Manny, and Home Run Derby

Screens Review, Aug. 17, 2007

Turns Out the Winners Do Write History: Late 'Chronicle' Comeback Stuns BookPeople, Clinches Series

Sports Daily, Aug. 13, 2007 12:25 AM

'Chronicle' Modulates Frequency of KOOP's Bid for Unbeaten Season, Wins Instant Classic 7-5

Sports Daily, Jul. 23, 2007 9:07 PM

Lonely Avenue: The Unlikely Life & Times of Doc Pomus

Alex Halberstadt

Music Feature, Jun. 1, 2007

Chewing Up the Scenery

Last thoughts on Planet Earth

Screens Feature, May. 25, 2007

'Flatland: The Movie'

World premiere, Sunday, May 20

Screens Feature, May. 18, 2007

Notable Upcoming (as in Tonight) Event of Interest

The chain gang

Books Feature, May. 18, 2007

Also Out Now

Screens Review, May. 11, 2007


Book deals, raw deals, and notable upcoming events of interest

Books Column, May. 11, 2007

Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal

Josh Hancock, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, dead at 29

Sports Daily, Apr. 29, 2007 7:04 PM


The first of Vladimir Sorokin's novels to be translated into English; the author will be at BookPeople on Saturday

Books Review, Apr. 27, 2007

The Mirror of Soul: The Forough Farrokhzad Trilogy and Steven Wright: When the Leaves Blow Away

Screens Review, Apr. 6, 2007

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