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Better Living Through Circuitry
What is it about Genesis P-Orridge that documentarians find so appealing? This is the second feature-length doc I've reviewed in which the colorful Psychic TV frontsperson has appeared (the first...
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Film Review  July 21, 2000, by Marc Savlov
"...Good thing, then, that he's so well-spoken. In fact, Reiss' documentary, which attempts to demystify the culture of those all-night bacchanals known as raves, is full of thoughtful dialogue from a veritable cornucopia of electronic music artists and the people who love them..."

Rubber
Rubber is a movie about a sentient, telekinetic, and homicidal tire on a rampage.
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Film Review  April 1, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by the French musician/filmmaker Dupieux (who, by the way, went by the sobriquet Mr. Oizo back when his single "Flat Beats" and his Muppety sidekick Flat Eric were an international pop-culture phenomenon), Rubber is a road movie in the most literal sense..."

Stargate
When genres collide. Ridley Scott fused the science fiction movie with film noir in Blade Runner. James Cameron fused the science fiction movie with the war movie in Aliens. In...
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Film Review  November 4, 1994, by Robert Faires
"...Are we richer for it? Well…. Roland Emmerich hasn't bettered us as a culture with Stargate, but he hasn't corrupted us, either..."

The Last Days of Chez Nous
This Australian film from director Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Mrs. Soffel) presents a microcosmic story of an extended family in the twilight hours before its final dissolution. Beth (Harrow) is...
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Film Review  May 21, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...J.P. (Ganz) is the husband, a Frenchman about to become a naturalized Australian, though his alienation from living in this foreign (and, to him, less civilized) culture is evident..."

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
DAILY Books  September 12, 2012, by Kimberley Jones
"...The Texas Book Festival announced its 2012 slate today, featuring big hitters in fiction (Junot Díaz, Justin Cronin) and nonfiction (Robert Caro, Douglas Brinkley, Cheryl Strayed, Naomi Wolf), plus pop culture personalities branching out (Jewel, Tony Danza)...."

Edibles in Isolation
Send Me to a Desert Island, but Let Me Have My ...
Food Story  January 7, 2000
"...Talk About Good (Junior League of Lafayette, Louisiana). One of the bestselling community cookbooks ever published, this spiral-bound beauty is a great testament to the culinary culture of Southwest Louisiana...."

The Sour Notes Ride It Out
Life’s tedium and passion captured in black & white
DAILY Music  May 24, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Following closely behind is the quintet’s sixth LP, Darkest Sour. The Sour Notes play tonight at Hotel Vegas with Crocodile Tears, Desert Culture, and Hex Boyfriend...."

Point Austin: Twilight of the Empire
Obama's expansion of the war leads nowhere
News Column  December 4, 2009, by Michael King
"...As the old saw goes, when your only tool is a hammer, every problem seems to demand plenty of nails. More distressingly, once proud of our civilian political traditions, over the past century we have steadily constructed a national culture (and corporate economy) that increasingly honors, promotes, and openly thrives on militarism and aggression and reflexively disdains and excoriates compromise and international collaboration...."

This Kitty's Got Claws
Teeth tears into everything from abstinence programs to rape culture. Is Austin grownup enough to handle it?
Screens Story  January 25, 2008, by Melanie Haupt
"..."The pervasiveness of the myth in so many cultures does say something about primal male fear, and it does say something about men and their attitude toward women," he says. "The goal was to take a misogynist myth and turn it around." Lichtenstein does so by writing his heroine, Dawn (played with admirable intensity by newcomer Jess Weixler), as a naif who slowly learns to accept and love her body, especially the power it enables her to exert over men who might attempt to violate her or add her to a list of conquests..."

Swingers
“You’re so money and you don’t even know it.”
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Film Review  November 1, 1996, by Alison Macor
"...But Mike's realization is a long time coming, and the bulk of Swingers' narrative focuses on the exploits of these friends -- all aspiring actors or entertainers of some kind -- as they make their way through the L.A. party scene, which includes the subculture of 1940s-style swing clubs and lounges..."

L.A.: Drastic Space
Letters at 3AM
Columns  May 23, 1997, by Michael Ventura
"...is able to avoid that. It's a rather drastic situation, when you consider it: Just how much American pop culture is generated by people who choose to live (usually in denial) in such a dangerous place..."

History Repeats
A writer and his artist aunt explore cave paintings and see more than just writing on the wall.
Features Story  August 17, 2001, by Eli Kooris
"..."These people say something about culture," Zintgraff says and takes a light pull on his cigar. We are sipping beer on picnic tables at the Galloway White Shaman Preserve, the main campgrounds of the Rock Art Foundation nestled between the border towns of Comstock and hanging Judge Roy Bean's Langtry..."

Separate Lives
AFS Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham / Ibrahim 6
Screens Story  February 17, 2012, by Marc Savlov
"...And then there's the much more modernistic take on the clash of the ancient and the new in Granaz Moussavi's My Tehran for Sale (2009). Marzieh Vafamehr is Marzieh, a youthful, exuberant fashion designer in modern Tehran torn between leaving her homeland behind her to follow her lover Saman (Amir Chegini) to Australia or stay hidden in Tehran's underground arts scene, immediately identified by a rave scene that's violently broken up by Tehran's culture police..."

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
News Story  December 25, 1998, by Monte Paulsen
"...This century, distant enemies such as the Soviet Union filled the savage shoes. These heroic tales of men with guns have been handed down through literature, culture, and ritual for three centuries...."

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
DAILY Screens  February 3, 2015, by Kimberley Jones
"...For the Record
Director: Marc Greenberg For the Record explores the “steno culture,” tracking several court reporters and captioners as they strive to attain the Guinness title of World's Fastest Court Reporter. (World Premiere)
*SXsports screening..."

Ingrid Goes West
Hashtag: #thisisyourlife
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Film Review  August 18, 2017, by Josh Kupecki
"...This is the world of Ingrid Goes West, in which the titular character (Plaza, with her lemur eyes and mischievous, over-it stare) descends on a wedding that her “friend” Charlotte neglected to invite her to, barging in and pepper-spraying the bride after seeing live photos of the ceremony pop up on Instagram. A brief stint at a psychiatric facility and the death of Ingrid’s mother follows, and almost immediately, Ingrid finds a new obsession, Taylor Sloane (Olsen), a vacuous Californian who is popular on social media for her avocado toast photos, her photogenic man-bunned artist husband Ezra (Russell, ultimately the heart of this show), and her dog Rothko (if nothing else the film eviscerates contemporary culture with a knife to the heart)...."

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
Music Story  March 25, 1999
"...On the other, more lengthy pole is smashing local drummer Terry Bozzio, who played only five pieces during his 45-minute set. Because the weather on the second night of the music festival was so crappy, and since "solo drumming" and "popular culture" are rarely used in the same sentence, one expected La Zona Rosa to hold a few hundred drum freaks, plus some fans of Frank Zappa and Missing Persons (two of the many groups Bozzio has put the beat beneath)..."

Into the West
Kelly Reichardt re-creates the hazards of the Oregon Trail in Meek's Cutoff
Screens Story  May 6, 2011, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...AC: I like that – thinking about it in contemporary terms as well as a period piece and what that means. It's sad that there aren't too many modern Westerns; they're just such a great means of talking about American culture...."

Iraq Comes Home
Wounded Warriors return to the Thin Blue Line
News Story  September 19, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...The department also utilizes a "peer support program," under which vets are connected to other vets, which is key to the healing process. "In police culture, there is this stigmatization" about reaching out and sharing feelings, he said..."

Looking for Las Vegas
An Austin playwright discovers Sin City by going to Louisville
Arts Story  May 5, 2006, by Dan Dietz
"...I'm writing to see whether you might be persuaded to take part in this year's apprentice anthology project for the Humana Festival. This year: Vegas! Actually, it's an examination of American culture through scenes set in Vegas, but I'm focusing on the glitz factor myself..."

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