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Shawn Badgley

52 articles in 2003   •   page 1 of 2

Taking on 'Trivial Pursuit'

Bill and Gin Tolany's 'Dibs' parties smart.

Screens Feature, Dec. 19, 2003


Comic book store wars? What comic-book store wars? And: The Austin Public Library makes merry while making a difference.

Books Column, Dec. 19, 2003


Bestselling true-crime author Suzy Spencer is giving the Texas Department of Criminal Justice hell for the holidays.

Books Column, Dec. 5, 2003

Demolition Man

Documentarian Jesse Moss on Speedo

Screens Feature, Nov. 28, 2003


Authors are not authors in prison; Jessa Crispin should go to prison; Denis Johnson is ACES.

Books Column, Nov. 28, 2003

TO: America; FROM: The BBC

Subject: FWD: 'The Office' on DVD

Screens Feature, Nov. 14, 2003

The Birthday Party

They can make movies, but can they cut a cake?

Screens Feature, Nov. 14, 2003


Q: Amis, Armey, Avedon? A: The 12th annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest. Plus: Sandra Bullock buys a book.

Books Column, Nov. 14, 2003

2003 Texas Book Festival Preview

What's past is present: earlier coverage on attending authors

Books Feature, Nov. 7, 2003

Doubt and Caution at All Times

An interview DBC Pierre and Dan Rhodes on tour, together

Books Feature, Oct. 31, 2003

Death Becomes Her

Kier-La Janisse unleashes CineMuerte on poor, innocent Austin.

Screens Feature, Oct. 24, 2003


Martin Scorsese needs to keep his mitts off the blues. You need to mark your calendars. I don't need a drink.

Books Column, Oct. 10, 2003

The Fortress of Solitude

Why are we reviewing Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude when everyone else is? Because it's the finest novel of the past five years.

Books Feature, Oct. 3, 2003

Long Stories Short

The Cinematexas International Short Film Festival

Screens Feature, Sep. 12, 2003

Mr. Majestyk

"You make sounds like you're a mean little asskicker. Only I ain't convinced. You keep talkin', I'm gonna take your head off."

Screens Review, Sep. 12, 2003


Books Review, Sep. 12, 2003


This editorial content is brought to you by the Steve Miller Band. And … I'm having job dreams.

Books Column, Sep. 5, 2003

Queer Paradise

The 16th annual Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival: a preview

Screens Feature, Aug. 22, 2003

Larry Charles, Dylan's Director, Un-'Masked'

He's not Bob Dylan. He's Bob Dylan's director.

Screens Feature, Aug. 22, 2003


Good morning!

Books Column, Aug. 22, 2003

Here Come the Judges

The Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund Panel screenings

Screens Feature, Aug. 8, 2003


My mouth is like the motherfuckin' Sahara Desert up in here.

Books Column, Aug. 8, 2003


Column body.

Books Column, Jul. 25, 2003


There is no Dana. Only Zoul.

Books Column, Jul. 11, 2003


Eyes only.

Books Column, Jun. 20, 2003

Book Review

When it comes to coming of age novels, "Manuel Luis Martinez's protagonist, Robert Lomos, is a bit different, and Martinez's first novel, Drift, is, too. Robert moves, all right -- from San Antonio to Los Angeles and back -- but his erratic path in the footprints of Martinez's expert narrative one is anything but linear." Martinez will be at the Cepeda Branch Library on Wednesday, June 4, at 7pm.

Books Feature, May. 30, 2003


Books Column, May. 30, 2003

In Person

BookPeople employees put down the books and, as it turns out, pick up Steve Martin pretty quick.

Books Feature, May. 23, 2003


This humidity's making me hot.

Books Column, May. 23, 2003


No Whammies.

Books Column, May. 9, 2003

Wordsmith Smackdown

A new documentary about the funny, punny world of Austin's annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships.

Screens Feature, May. 2, 2003


The spring is dead. Long live the spring!

Books Column, May. 2, 2003

Bob Dylan

Music Review, Apr. 25, 2003

Rise and Shine

The quiet and uncalculated approach of John McManus

Books Feature, Apr. 25, 2003

SWT creative writing director Tom Grimes' new novel: an excerpt

Books Feature, Apr. 25, 2003

... And Read All Over

Everybody's doing it -- devouring Holes, that is, this year's selection for citywide reading.

Screens Feature, Apr. 18, 2003


Please form two lines and file in slowly.

Books Column, Apr. 18, 2003


Baby, please don't go …

Books Column, Apr. 11, 2003


Don't forget to take your bilberry extract.

Books Column, Apr. 4, 2003

In Person

Disregarding any traces of overstatement, it was hard to not think of Jean Genet while studying the work of Floyd Bell, whose studio is the Snake River Correctional Institution in Ontario, Ore. …

Books Feature, Mar. 28, 2003

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