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Mike & Charlie's Memories
Recent deaths of old friends has former mid-town mainstay on my mind
DAILY Food  November 2, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Mike & Charlie's was one of Mike Young's first local restaurant ventures. He would go on to open Los Tres Bobos and then partner up with John Zapp at Gianni's (504 E..."

The Secret Ingredients
Meet the best chefs you've never heard of.
Food Story  October 4, 2002, by Claudia Alarcón
"...These come from direct experience, whether you study formally or not." In 1979, fate brought him to Austin, where he has lived ever since. After cooking at Gianni's (now Carmelo's) for about a year, Carpenter joined the staff at Basil's in 1982..."

Mid-August Lunch
The director of this Italian film, Gianni Di Gregorio, also stars as a middle-aged bachelor who lives with his mother and cooks for her friends.
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Film Review  June 4, 2010, by Kimberley Jones


Lamerica
Having come to Austin screens sporting an impressive pedigree of critical acclaim, the award-winning Lamerica certainly holds quite a bit of promise for foreign cinema buffs, and thankfully, for the...
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Film Review  April 12, 1996, by Joey O'Bryan


Open Doors
A loyal functionary in the fascist machine, fired for corruption, kills his boss, the man who replaced him and his wife. In Palermo, Sicily in 1938, there is not much...
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Film Review  June 21, 1991, by Kathleen Maher


Hackers
Horny teenagers in goofy clothes avert eco-disaster and triumph over the government.
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Film Review  September 22, 1995, by Marc Savlov


Blood in the Face
Without a zombie in sight, this is the best horror film in years. Co-directors Anne Bohlen (Roger & Me), Kevin Rafferty (director of The Atomic Cafe) and James Ridgeway (D.C....
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Film Review  June 21, 1991, by Marc Savlov


After a Fashion
Versace tidbits, Christ on the catwalk, etc.
Columns  December 24, 1999, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Also on the Versace front, an auction at Sotheby's in London of works from Gianni's collection of Picassos brought a cool $17.5 million. The collection hung in Versace's South Beach palazzo where he was murdered..."

Ladro Di Bambini (Stolen Children), Il
Set in and around Milan, Italy, Il Ladro de Bambini follows the journey of a young, idealistic army officer (Verso) and the two young children he is charged with escorting...
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Film Review  April 16, 1993, by Marc Savlov


Catwalk
I love fashion and everything that goes along with it, so I expected a lot from catwalk, a documentary by Robert Leacock (Choices) that follows supermodel Christy Turlington during the...
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Film Review  July 5, 1996, by Alison Macor


SXSW List No. 8
Chvrches, Mike Watt, MSTRKRFT, and 123 more
DAILY Music  February 19, 2016, by Kevin Curtin


Austin-Based Restaurant Chains
Food Story  June 3, 2011, by Mick Vann
"...Mike Young and John Zapp were both at Gianni's (an Italian restaurant that preceded Carmelo's) when in 1982 they combined their talents and the love of Tejano and Tex-Mex food that Young grew up with in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, to open Chuy's Comida Deluxe. Austin's favorite Elvis-kitsch shrine and temple of Tex-Mex and margaritas now has 24 locations (including Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana) with four more set to join soon..."

At the Table
Our panel of service experts
Food Story  March 31, 2006
"...Ahmad Modoni, co-owner of Manuel's restaurants and Changos taquerias: Modoni began his career in Austin restaurants in 1975 as a busboy at a soon-to-be famous restaurant called Fonda San Miguel. After working his way up to a position as one of the most accomplished and regularly requested waiters in that landmark eatery, Modoni moved on to manage the popular Gianni's before joining business partner Greg Khoury at Manuel's (1983) and later Changos (1998)..."

DVDanger: 'Crimewave'
Sam Raimi's weirdest, plus nunsploitation and swinging sleazy London
DAILY Screens  May 18, 2013, by Richard Whittaker


Transporter 2
For all its gimmicky mayhem, Transporter 2 is an improvement over the original, completely setting aside such yawn-inducing cinematic standbys as a romantic interest and realism.
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Film Review  September 9, 2005, by Marc Savlov


After a Fashion
What Stephen watches and where Stephen shops
Columns  February 20, 2004, by Stephen MacMillan Moser


Food Events
Grape-stomping goodness, Marfa hosts a climate change and sustainability symposium, and more
Food Column  August 31, 2012, by Virginia B. Wood


Fashion (Turn to the Left)
TV Eye
Screens Column  October 24, 1997, by Margaret Moser


After a Fashion
What is keeping Stephen inside six nights a week, glued to the boob tube? And why would anyone want to go waaaaaaaay down south? Answers within.
Columns  September 29, 2006, by Stephen MacMillan Moser


Magna Carda
Music Review  July 14, 2016, by Kahron Spearman


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