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Fences
Denzel Washington scores big in August Wilson's great American play
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Film Review  December 23, 2016, by Marc Savlov
"...This is Denzel Washington’s third at bat behind the camera while directing himself and, holy smokes, does he knock it out of the park with a vicious, visceral performance that fairly sets the screen ablaze. Adapted from the canonical Pittsburgh-set play by August Wilson, Fences crackles with spitfire dialogue, blazing emotions, and worn-down, gut-punched humanity...."

New Fences Along Rail Hinder Pedestrians
Postmarks  November 6, 2008
"...Dear Editor, Have you noticed the new fences along the railroad tracks where commuter rail is slated to run? I have noticed, because I live near the tracks and often walk across them. There are some very nice old pedestrian trails across the tracks..."

The Luv Doc: Swinging for the Fences
There is no glory in Wichita
Columns  September 21, 2017, by The Luv Doc
"...So your friend, God bless her, is swinging for the fences. Good for her..."

Where Fences Don't Make Good Neighbors
AFS Doc Nights: Purgatorio
Screens Story  December 4, 2014, by Anne S. Lewis
"...And that he did in this remarkably nuanced film shot during a monthlong road trip along the border from Tijuana to South Texas. Actually more visual essay or meditation, sparsely punctuated by Reyes' first-person voiceover, Purgatorio juxtaposes stunning panoramas of the frontera's natural beauty with scenes that reveal the soul-crushing horror and material devastation that resulted when humans drew lines and fences went up..."

Good Fences?
Annexation Treads on Texas Tradition
News Column  November 28, 1997, by Kayte VanScoy


To Gillian On Her Thirty-Seventh Birthday
How do you hold on to someone after that person has died? And at what point do you let go? These are just some of the questions that David Lewis...
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Film Review  October 25, 1996, by Alison Macor
"...How do you hold on to someone after that person has died? And at what point do you let go? These are just some of the questions that David Lewis (Gallagher) faces two years after the tragic death of his wife Gillian (Pfeiffer) during the annual Nantucket Island Labor Day celebration of her birthday. Directed by Michael Pressman (Some Kind of Hero, television's Picket Fences) and based on David E..."

Knight Moves
Chess is the operative metaphor in this new psychological thriller, though the movie could have stood a few pointers in strategy and good gamesmanship. The story centers around a mysterious...
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Film Review  January 29, 1993, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Arrogant though troubled Grandmaster Sanderson (Lambert) is the fulcrum of the story as he becomes both the murderer's sole contact and the police's prime suspect. Skerritt seemingly wanders in from his stint as small-town police chief on TV's Picket Fences to play (guess what!) a small-town police chief..."

Montecore
Montecore shows a young novelist swinging for the fences and hitting hard
Books Review  April 1, 2011, by Sarah Smith
"...Montecore deals in the sparkling tropes of contemporary fiction but very successfully grounds them in old-fashioned familial anguish. With style to spare and a keen take on the political turmoil of a region recently thrown into high-media focus, Montecore shows a young novelist swinging for the fences and hitting hard..."

Fences
City Theatre Company delivers a strong production of August Wilson's 1987 Pulitzer winner
Arts Review  March 13, 2009, by Hannah Kenah
"...Fences..."

Hill Country Food & Wine Guide
by Virginia B. Wood & the Cuisines staff
Food Story  April 13, 2001, by Virginia B. Wood
"...165, the gently undulating country road beloved by area cyclists that's lined with acres of fenced pasture. Regular fences usually hold cattle, horses, sheep, or goats..."

The Common Law
Eight-Foot Privacy Fence – Can I Build It?
Columns  December 2, 2011, by Luke Ellis
"...I want to build an 8-foot fence to have more privacy from my neighbors. I talked to my neighbor about it, and he told me that the city of Austin doesn't allow fences higher than 6 feet..."

Please Spare Us the Crybaby Stories About Dogs
Postmarks  July 7, 2008
"...Dear Chron, Please spare me the crybaby stories about the goddamn pit bull owners whose goddamn pit bulls escape through holes in their fences and are shot by cops while they’re attacking other dogs [“Dead Dogs Don't Lie,” News, July 4]. Hooray for the cops who shot these goddamn dogs and may their aim be as good in the future..."

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
Columns  January 13, 2006
"...The third inaccuracy presented by Ms. Moser in the Sumner article was that Sumner Erickson "tried" to mend fences with us..."

Not Roky, Not Sumner, It Should Have Been About Me, Me, Me
Postmarks  January 5, 2006
"... The third inaccuracy presented by Ms. Moser in the Sumner article was that Sumner Erickson "tried" to mend fences with us..."

The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
News Story  December 9, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Like most new subdivisions, the homes in Circle C are surrounded by tall privacy fences that allow each resident to craft a backyard utopia. For some, that means a St..."

The Name of the Game
Raising deer, oryx, antelope, and more on central texas ranches
Food Story  June 7, 2002, by MM Pack
"...Driving just about anywhere in the Hill Country these days, you can hardly help but notice the fences. Not the old barbed wire ones, but the tall ones, often adorned with a ranch sign that includes the word "Exotics." (I always find myself peering into the brush behind those fences, hoping to catch a glimpse, of what I'm not sure.) And if you've eaten out much in the past few years, particularly in white-tablecloth restaurants, it's likely you've observed an increasing number of game dishes on menus..."

Suburban Blight
Austinites' Escape to the 'Burbs Backfires
News Story  March 27, 1998, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Along Bowman Drive in Round Rock the fences get tagged, cleaned, re-tagged, and re-cleaned at a clip that wouldn't be shocking except that this is so obviously a suburb. photograph by JOHN ANDERSON "[Suburbia] is going to waste its land, despoil the very qualities that attract so many families to it, and turn it into a slum, miscellaneously peppered with houses, hot-dog stands, and factories......"

Stormwater Quality Control: The State of a Young Art
News Story  January 19, 1996
"...* Silt fences, a permeable fabric strung between steel poles, were used on 23% of the drainage area at six TxDOT construction sites studied by the University of Texas Center for Research in Water Resources (CRWR). The UT researchers filmed torrents of muddy water sweeping past TxDOT silt fences on a creek next to the Outer Loop during major rainstorms..."

Suburbicon
The dark side of Fifties middle America
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Film Review  November 3, 2017, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Yet these midcentury suburbanites are rocked to their core when the community’s first black family purchases a home there. Panic and social antagonism are soon replaced by rage and mayhem, exposing the hypocrisies festering behind the white picket fences..."

The Resurrection of Gavin Stone
A former actor finds faith in his hometown
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Film Review  January 20, 2017, by Marc Savlov
"...As Stone’s obvious ignorance of modern, megachurch Christianity threatens to undo his scam at any moment – at one point he’s floored by the discovery that church services now include electric guitars – it slowly dawns on him that maybe these Jesus folk have cottoned onto something. Also, his chances with pretty Kelly and the possibility of mending fences with his perpetually irate pops might lay somewhere in the balance...."

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