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"...With its first full-fledged martyr on board, alternative rock broke through once and for all into the mainstream and became a true pop culture phenomenon. Punk, dead to the world five years before but suddenly fueled by the staggering record sales of Green Day and the Offspring, stepped up to claim its slice of the pie. Suddenly, and finally, radio programmers had a bona fide format on their hands: a little AOR from Seattle, a little Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) from California, and a lot of money from corporate America..."
"..."I think firefighters are the same all over the country, maybe even somewhat all over the world, in regard to our personalities, our types," says Kerr. "We all are adrenaline junkies; we resist change – although I'm sorta one of those unique people that really likes change." She cites the number of Blackberrys and hairdos she's gone through since she's been here (four) as proof...."
"...It would be two years, he said, until he could again mount a bike. He also recalled visions of his dead grandfather and great uncle, who told him, "It wasn't my time yet, and I had unfinished business back in the world." He continued: "I think for me, at the guttural level, I learned that I am a fighter and survivor, and I can get through anything ....."
"...Reed complained, in his letter to Hall. "I find it disturbing that having spent 10 years abroad helping a Texas company like Frito Lay become a world leader in snack foods, I don't find my government helpful in expediting my relocation back to the United States." Well..."
"...Marcus says that in these songs Judgment Day "is a way of life, present in the smallest details of landscape and language.... Its presence makes all these things into symbols and charges them with meaning...." Marcus speaks of "sins committed, perhaps even without intent, that will throw the world out of joint, crimes that will reverberate across space and time in ways that no one can stop." Marcus doesn't connect this atmosphere specifically with slavery; but it lives between the lines of his great book as it lives in every note of these songs...."
"...Now the world's leading proponent of human rights in Indonesia, Budiardjo continues her criticism of Suharto and Indonesia from her home in London, where she runs TAPOL, a London-based organization which exposes the ongoing human rights problems in Indonesia. TAPOL has reported extensively on the genocide in East Timor, where some 200,000 people have been murdered by Suharto's regime since 1975, and in West Papua, New Guinea, now called Irian Jaya, which was forcibly annexed by Indonesia in 1963..."
"...The bottom line is that a liberty-espousing Republican must be elected as president, not a MoveOn.org, neo-leftist Democrat. Indeed, because America is the only able defender of liberty on the planet, the free world counts on it...."
"...Saving on the labor and avoiding the dangers that come with carving down 300-pound blocks – it tends to be a better idea to outsource at that point," he explains. Immersed in the bartending world since 2001, Flores knows not only the logistics involved with serving perfect ice, but the importance. [inset-1-right]..."
"...`If we go to Sundance, we'll be like Ed Burns [who became an overnight success with The Brothers McMullen].' And it didn't quite work out that way. But when we got into this independent distribution world, we met this great group of people who've been phenomenally generous..."
"...Communication lines thus jammed, the stage is set for some serious youth-angst melodrama (for once of late, the collusion of melody and drama is bang-on). Director Currie has a certain visual flair that lends itself to the frequent scenes of club-hopping debauch, but with a story that feels ripped from the pages of whatever they call Tiger Beat on the bottom of the world it's all quite annoying, although, that said, no one can say Currie's film hasn't got its beat in the right place...."
"...Shannon ran over from second to back up King, who tagged first base for the second out, with the runner collided with Shannon at full speed. It was the crash heard 'round the Alternative Softball World..."
"...Starring: Billy Warlock, Leslie Easterbrook, Bruce Mcgill, Holly Fields, Victor Love, David Correia, Carol-Ann Plante and Christopher Lloyd. “The world's first interactive movie” is either a giant leap forward for video-game enthusiasts or a large step backward for film purists..."
"...Thus “okoge” also is slang for the women who gravitate toward gay men. Eventually the demands of the “real” world impinge on the threesome's idyll..."
"...He's so soulless and background-less we never even learn his name; we know this indifferent man only as the Bad Lieutenant. With an almost biblical structure, the movie is set in New York during the seven games of the World Series: Dodgers vs..."
"...Terry Allen’s new album, Bottom of the World Comes, arrives 14 years after his last disc. He hasn’t been sitting on his hands all that time, either..."
"...The two are childhood sweethearts, and have been shaped by growing up in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen as kids shunted around in the foster-care system. But as Southpaw starts, Billy’s on top of the boxing world, winning the light heavyweight belt at Madison Square Garden..."
"...Pennebaker's evil twin), has charted similar courses before, notably in Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam and Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, but this time out the objects of his affliction are pop-culture icons on a much grander scale. Hours after Kurt Cobain's shotgun-disfigured corpse was discovered in April 1994, the conspiracy theories began to fly fast and furious, and they're still up there, messing with not only the heads of everyone in Seattle, but also Nirvana and Hole fans the world over..."
"...Disneynature’s latest foray into the real-wild world puts the Marx Brothers’ Monkey Business to shame in terms of endearingly comic toque macaque antics and motherly love. Longtime wildlife filmmakers Linfield and Fothergill take us into a colony of our Darwinian, distant relatives that reside amid a pile of deep-jungle ruins in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka..."
"...Some key players from Emo’s 2008 team, including All-Star Brian Campbell and pitcher Mark Twistworthy, also left for New Brohemia. There were rumors New Brohemia was going to be the ASL equivalent of the 1997 Florida Marlins, who are alleged to “have bought the World Series.” I’ll just let you know, Joe says it ain’t so and so, unfortunately, does our next game...."
"...It helped me to think, to remember, to pass the time. The Dope Game and prison are such different worlds, so completely removed from the one that we all know, that I needed to put it down on paper in order to put it behind me..."
"...skirt deep blue/dark like skin. hair gots a thousand fishes and pearls hanging all the way down past behind." and pulls her down to the bottom of the ocean where she sees so many people "they take up all space and time." Bryant draws us ever so seductively into this world, singing Bridgforth's words like Billie Holiday with an Ellington tune..."
"...I’m irreplaceable now. I can do all five of my jobs just inside the world of Graham Reynolds..."
"...Their first meeting, all doe-eyed looks and slowly bubbling heat, sets the tone for the rest of the film. (Miller paints not only this scene but almost all that follow with a dewy, soft-focus brush straight out of soft-core porn; it's as though Bob Guccione had suddenly, finally, gone completely overboard and retreated from the fleshy world of Penthouse into bad romantic comedy.) Smitten, Mike nonetheless goes out on a pre-existing date with a woman “who would be a princess in Hungary if they still had that sort of thing over there.” Miller, working from his own script, piles on some of the most ill-advised attempts at humor in their dinner scene, as the Versace-clad woman stews over Mike's lack of decent clothes, transportation, and finally, his misattribution of a line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet..."
"...And why not? Mattox was reveling in his outright win over Judge Morris Overstreet, a relatively easy victory he secured despite echoes of a longtime grudge held against him by Democratic party bigwigs for his infamous 1990 campaign against the still-popular Ann Richards. Dancing to a live Tejano band under a "Mattox - Texas Tough" banner with his wife Marta and his kids Jimmer and Sissy, the former AG looked on top of the world..."
"...“El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States of America, a city that is safe, not in spite of the fact that we’re immigrants of the world over, but in large part because people chose to come to this country,” noted that area’s acting congressman. “They crossed Mexico..."
"...Let's hope so. Craig Biggio leads the club in hitting and only needs 66 more to reach 3,000. It could always be worse: Heading into Union Station this weekend are the defending World Champion St..."
"...Blame this slight on the fact that petty details, and, I think it was hinted, peculiarly American ones -- rampant commercialism, paranoia, the agenda of what was probably some redneck terrorist, and the logistical snafus of a city whose desire to burst upon the world's stage silenced those who questioned if it was ready to do so -- almost undermined the power of sheer spectacle. They nearly made us take our eyes away from the Great and Powerful Oz and see the little man pulling levers behind the curtain...."
"...Fantastic Market, aka Mercado Fantastico, launched in 2013 as meeting place for genre filmmakers in the Spanish-speaking world to connect with potential investors, buyers, and distribution partners. Over the years, it has evolved beyond that simple but vital remit..."
"...At last Wednesday's Texas Tribune breakfast, Riddle tried to blame all the mocking press she had received on being tricked by Anderson Cooper, and then put all the ills of the world on the "liberal progressive godless way." She said that she'd never meant to talk about terrorist anchor babies, but then went on to let this little gem fly: "What I should have said is I think there's a possibility for that, and let me tell you, I did visit with an expert, just to make sure I wasn't totally nuts, I guess, Dr. [Jeffrey] Addicott with St..."
"...For a group of students taking a gender studies course at Qinghai Normal University in Xihing City, China, appreciation came in letters. In this case, the letters were addressed to native Tejana writer Gloria Anzaldúa, in response to reading her "Speaking in Tongues: A Letter to 3rd World Women Writers" published in This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color..."
"...It's a streaming audio resource/listing of far-flung pirate radio stations broadcasting live over the Internet via RealAudio technology. Listening, I'm sucked into the hardcore world of underground radio on the Net, with gabber, house, and loads of new, unheard jungle jittering through my head..."
"...And you'll run across quite a few of them as you wend your way through the six decades of work represented here: a pair of Venuses, one tall and narrow with a petite guitar body and the other short, wide, and rectangular; a couple cut from glittering white marble, she with a tiny rectangular head atop a bass fiddle body and he with the same minuscule head atop a wide, square block with a large notch carved out of the bottom to create two legs; and other figures like these placed within geometric frames and grids that contain the similarly simplified shapes of birds, snakes, fish, livestock, clock faces, arrows, crosses, houses, vases, and more. They are the populace of a world utterly flat and devoid of decoration, just raw shapes occasionally defined by thick black outlines and unrepentantly brash primary hues...."
"...The modern would-be explorer is cursed: All the frontiers have been opened, the blank spots on the maps filled in, rivers and mountains named and inventoried, leaving only space travel -- but where's the joy in that? The clothes are goofy looking, and robots do it so much better. Luckily, we still have Antarctica, that alien, foreboding, incredibly beautiful and hostile spot at the bottom of the world..."
"...Ben Snakepit – who grew up in Richmond, Virginia, and moved to Austin in 2000; who toured the world playing bass with punk band J Church when he wasn’t busy working at I Luv Video or Sound Exchange on the Drag; who adopted his beloved pooch Peeber from the Austin Animal Shelter; whose brief goofy rivalry with Tim “Nakatomi” Doyle is a thing of the past; who drew the latest cover for the Austin Beer Guide; and whose diary-comic work has been mentioned in, of all places, Gentlemen’s Quarterly – is having a music-fueled book release party for his Manor Threat collection on Saturday, June 11, at Beerland...."
"...Slagging Dallas still thrives in Austin. As a sprawling suburban wasteland, slag away, but when infrastructure ruptures into culture, our criticism gurgles forth as uninformed – much like our city slogan, live music capital of the world..."
"...The Longhorns road to Omaha and the College World Series was nothing short of epic; NCAA records broken, and college legends made. Taking down the TCU Horned Frogs with a 5-2 win in the decisive third game of the Austin Super Regional playoffs, UT (46-14-1) advances to the CWS for a record setting 33rd appearance, but first since 2005...."
"...But in Toner's world, struggles are good. It's what speaks to him in the theatre: "a character who is engaged in some effort, that is beset by some problem that has to be solved..."
"...... I wrote a song about it: “Austin's changed, it’s true/ Please show me what happened.” That’s the first line of the song, called “The Bottom of the World.”..."
"...His four-year-long adventure would make a movie in its own right: A plan to reach the bottom of the world and back by surface travel (by bike from Texas to Argentina, a boat around the Darién Gap, hitchhiking to Tierra del Fuego, a ship to Antartica, then a bus back), a scheme scuppered only by getting deported from Ecuador on the return leg. Dennis said, "I came back, and all my friends were older..."
"...Ah, John Amos. The last great hero in a dismal world...."
"...Getting to the job or the grocery store becomes more difficult. But transportation is more than that – getting around is crucial to the simple act of being a human being and part of the world..."
"...Terry AllenBottom of the World..."
"...The anthropomorphized bunnies of Watership Down had more pizzazz than the entire cast of this pointless and histrionic exercise in big-budget Hollywood remakes. Come to think of it, if director Wolfgang Petersen (no stranger to submersibles, he helmed the brilliant, World War II-era U-Boat suspenser Das Boot) had cast his film with no one but a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea-era Peter Lorre, there'd be plenty more sympathy for the soggy characterizations within, but, tough luck for us, Lorre's long-gone dead, and Petersen seems to have lost his once-fine sense of narrative flow in the briny backwash of 2000's The Perfect Storm..."
"...Great short stories must, to borrow from Tim O'Brien's masterpiece, carry "all they could bear, and then some, including a silent awe for the terrible power of the things they carried." For a short story to resonate with a terrible power capable of leaving a reader awed, it must pull off a literary hat trick of astounding complexity. In ascending order these three feats are: to provide in an astonishingly compressed period of literary time sufficient dramatic motivation for the story's main character; to discover and render in response to this motivation the single, perfect dramatic action capable of bringing the story satisfyingly to closure; and finally, to magically capture a sense of the story's world opening out into eternity despite the brevity of what has unfolded..."
"...318 has developed a unique formula for achievement that relies heavily on afterschool programming to keep kids engaged. While the school's trophy case is a testament to that formula's success, the charismatic stars of this documentary – including Rochelle, who at just 13 years old is within reach of becoming the world's first female African-American chess master – reveal the less obvious benefits and hardships of such a program, which challenges students not just intellectually but also emotionally as they juggle school and family pressures, as well as their commitment to winning..."
"...More than two decades later, the unofficial "Mayor of South Austin" and owner of the Texicalli Grille on Oltorf is still hopelessly in love with his corner of the world and the folks who dwell there. "It's the diversity," he explains, as he sits in a booth after the lunchtime crunch at the Texicalli..."
"...Those first 40 minutes, however, are a blessing when compared to act two, wherein our hero loses his identity and embarks upon a spiritual search for self-discovery and the true nature of mystery and death. He forgoes his tough-guy mannerisms and dependency on logical thought and goes tumbling into a world of deep-breathing, symbolic hallucinations, and freshman-year film-school camera tricks..."
"...In moments of quiet, George has a special look in his eyes, the look of a dreamer, which makes it all the more shocking when he morphs into bully stance, screaming "faggot" at Clyde and unleashing an awful fury. (As George, perhaps the toughest role in the uniformly challenging lot, Peck is a knock-out; the rest of the ensemble cast of all teenagers is equally top-notch.) The question, in Estes’ intelligent meditation on the gradations of meanness and just what depths humans will go to when backed into a corner, is how different George really is from the rest of the kids – do they just do a better job of tamping down their hatreds and insecurities? Had they the strength or the means, would they exert their power over another, too? Ultimately, Mean Creek has less to do with George, and everything to do with the desperate measures that kids – and especially younger siblings – take to seize some control in a world that grants them very little..."
"...Before Steven Spielberg became a "serious filmmaker," he made movies like Close Encounters -- artfully enchanting blockbusters which whisked us through worlds of pure imagination. These otherworldly adventures -- which include Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., and Poltergeist -- were, at their childlike heart, simple human dramas played out on an intergalactic scale..."
"...Opening salvos in his conversational Olympics include protests over dairy products (“It makes me constipated”) to less romantic topics such as his ex-wife. Quite simply, he lacks the finesse it takes to make it in today's cutthroat world of mutual appreciation and amore..."