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"...Starring: Robert Hossein, Audrey Tautou, Mathilde Seigner, Jacques Bonnaffe, Samuelle Bihan, Bulle Ogier and Nathalie Baye. Venus Beauty Institute has Douglas Sirk's soapy prints all over it..."
"...While some may find this the ultimate departure for the team they consider to be the greatest puppeteers alive, suffice to say the Brothers Quay have created an eerie masterpiece in which living actors very adequately take the place of their less mobile brethren. Loosely based on the story “Jakob von Gunten” by Swiss writer Robert Walser, the film is set entirely within the walls of the titular institute: a bizarre, timeless boarding school for professional servants-to-be, lorded over by an entirely mad principal, Herr Benjamenta (Fassbinder regular John) and what appears to be his sexually explosive sister Lisa (Krige)..."
"...After their "Economics of Sex" video received an Internet drubbing, many wrote off the nascent Austin Institute for the Study of Family and Culture as harmless. In a socially conservative sphere already crowded with schoolmarms, AI's finger-wagging provided blog fodder, but hardly seemed primed to affect public opinion..."
"...Most of them are terrible. The Atticus Institute, quite surprisingly, is actually pretty good...."
"...The first indication of the bias comes from the staff. The members of the institute all have ties to the religious right..."
"...The first indication of the bias comes from the staff. The members of the institute all have ties to the religious right..."
"...You've probably heard that you can't get a free lunch anymore. Well, you can! And not only can you get a free lunch, but if you're a teacher, you can get continuing professional education credit as well as skills to assist you in working with students who are handicapped or bilingual just by registering for and attending the Arts Alive Institute: A Bi-Lingual Inclusive Arts Exchange on Tuesday, June 19..."
"...Many engage in more in-depth, full-fledged study. But regardless of a performer's prior exposure to Strasberg, a unique opportunity to become more Methodical is making its way to Austin this week: the arrival of the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, helmed by Strasberg's son, David, and presented at Zach Theatre...."
"...It's rare that the closure of an academic research group causes controversy. But when UT-Austin shuttered its institute researching Web accessibility, it triggered a firestorm of controversy about its attitude toward making technology available for people with disabilities..."
"...And luckily for Austin, it's about to get even stronger. This week sees the grand opening of the Merlin Works Institute for Improvisation and Gnap! Theater Projects Improv Season, giving Austin a third training center and performance space for the improvisatory arts...."
"...The State Board of Education fights are more than just squabbles among politicians – there are also activist groups that do all they can to drive the debate and motivate citizens. The two most prominent have been the Texas Freedom Network (which "advances a mainstream agenda of religious freedom and individual liberties to counter the religious right," according to its website) and the Liberty Institute (formerly the Free Market Foundation), "dedicated to protecting freedoms and strengthening families" and closely affiliated with James Dobson's Focus on the Family organization...."
"...Jack Black had to instruct kids in the fundamentals of rock-etry on the sly, but there are some schools that offer real degree programs in popular music, educating students in everything from how to play and sing rock & roll or R&B to mastering the technology behind it to music management. One of the most prestigious anywhere is the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, which has about as royal a rock pedigree as one can get: It was co-founded by one-fourth of the Beatles, Sir Paul McCartney..."
"...Although it remains far from certain that Austin's in-progress attempt to rewrite its land use code of ordinances – aka CodeNEXT – will in fact result in more than rhetorical changes, the aspirational effort has triggered a journalistic development that might bear research and reportorial fruit. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, the Austin American-Statesman, the Austin Monitor, KUT-FM, and KLRU-TV are collaborating to form an online "CodeNEXT Hub," a joint pilot project of the newly formed Austin Municipal Research Institute, which will bring together reporters and academic researchers working on new developments in the drafts of CodeNEXT as well as the historical background of land development in Austin..."
"...If there's one word that sums up Compass, the new project from Toy Selectah and Mexican Institute of Sound's Camilo Lara, it's collaborative. A second might be lunacy, which neatly sums up the album's scope and ambition..."
"...Dear Editor, Page 20 of the Dec. 28 edition was a huge disappointment to Austin Yoga Institute as a 15-year resident of South Lamar Plaza [“Southern Exposure,” News]..."
"...Dear editors: Where do creationists' lies stop? That was the thought that ran through my head reading Robert Crowther's bravura letter in "Postmarks" [online version, posted Sept. 24]. He claims that the Discovery Institute doesn't want to introduce creationism/intelligent design into textbooks and that it doesn't want to exclude or undermine evolution..."
"...During the last week in October, the brand-new Institute of Hospitality & Culinary Arts at Travis High School will mark its grand opening and dedication with a series of celebratory events. This past year, I've watched the development of this impressive program with interest, happy to live in a city where the professional culinary arts are taken seriously enough that students can begin studying them in high school..."
"...In the science of observation, we have learned that any interaction between the observer and the subject automatically skews the outcome. The scientists of Sweden’s Home Research Institute have had this caution repeatedly drummed into their heads..."
"...It's official: Austin is now the filmiest place in America this side of a Houston windshield in August, barring heavy-hitter Hollywood, of course. The launch of the brand-new and altogether revolutionary University of Texas Film Institute, which happens today, Friday, Sept..."
"...For instance, the Employment Policies Institute has recently run full-page newspaper ads alerting the public and policymakers that an impressive group of some 650 economists who are supporting an increase in America's minimum wage includes many who are "radical researchers." The institute's message is that no one should listen to, much less respect, this group of economists...."
"...Modern-day San Antonio capitalizes on its significant place in Texas history as well as its Hispanic cultural heritage to make the city a genuine tourist mecca. The campus of the Culinary Institute of America at the restored Pearl Brewery site is the city's newest attraction, representing the confluence of entrepreneurship, historic preservation, and visionary philanthropy that anticipates the burgeoning role of Hispanics in this nation's hospitality industry in coming years..."
"...Against all odds, this classical music haven is deep in the heart of Texas. A landmark on 200 acres of hilly, tree-covered countryside in the picture-perfect town of Round Top, population 77, this refuge is officially known as the International-Festival Institute at Round Top..."
"...The basement placement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute of New York makes for a pretty irresistible metaphor for how high up on the priority list fashion once was for the Met. The “Is fashion fine art?” debate may rage on – or, if not rage, exactly, whatever it is snooty curators do in low tones – but there’s little doubt that fashion draws crowds, as evidenced by the 2011 Alexander McQueen retrospective that attracted a record-breaking 660,000-some visitors...."
"...Instead, look for the University of Texas Film Institute to fill the void by shooting an entirely student-made film this coming summer as part of the Feature Film Lab, which has been expanded from a two-semester program to one that lasts two years with a new film starting the cycle each year. Schatz believes that by totally using UT resources, UTFI can create the equivalent of a half-million-dollar film, but it will do so without much of the real-world component of Burnt Orange..."
"...Unsurprisingly, the film works, not only as a son’s quest to know his father, but also as a remarkable look into the soul of a man who was the once and future king of American architects. Among the buildings created by his father that are visited in the film (and shot with loving precision by cinematographer Robert Richman of Paradise Lost and its sequel) are the Salk Institute in La Jolla and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth..."
"...Sundance Institute and the Austin Film Society have announced the lineup for the first-ever #ArtistServices Austin Workshop, a daylong conference aimed at advising and empowering independent filmmakers...."
"...Henry (Bush) is the likely school valedictorian when he decides to inhale for the first time at the behest of his childhood friend Travis (Marquette), who has become a total pothead. Henry’s timing is off, however, since his lapse occurs the same day the principal (Chiklis – wildly overacting) decides to institute the mandatory drug testing of all students..."
"...Starring: Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley, Brian Sergent, Craig Hall, Rachel House, Cohen Holloway, Joel Tobeck and Morag Hills. This Miramax import, developed at the Sundance Institute, is Napoleon Dynamite in its 20s, a dork-chic romance about two Kiwi oddballs, one of whom has nunchaku, goofy T-shirts, Coke-bottle glasses, and a contemptuous sneer..."
"...Bad business, bad religion, and bad science may be about to take a pummeling in the Texas courts in a bizarre and disturbing case. Attorney General Greg Abbott is going after a marketing scheme that he says uses questionable research and religiosity to shift nutritional supplements. He filed charges Thursday in Travis County against Mannatech Inc., MannaRelief Ministries, the Fisher Institute for Medical Research, Mannatech CEO/MannaRelief founder Sam Caster, and MannaRelief medical director Dr..."
"...What’s it all about? Caine plays the elder Lair, Henry, who as the film begins is in the process of dying with all the crusty wit he can muster (which is plenty). He shares the family home with his grandson Jason (Lucas) and his great-grandson Zach (Bobo) and all his memories and mementos until a grimacing, wire-haired wraith appears at the front door one evening and turns everything into a Sundance Institute crash course in Writing From the Heart..."
"...Foster stars as the “wild child” Nell, a young woman who has grown up removed from civilization and speaks her own idiosyncratic language. Nell fascinates both the town doctor Jerry Lovell (Neeson), who first discovers her and the research psychologist Paula Olsen (Richardson), who wants to bring Nell to her institute for study..."
"...For the first time in its history, the Texas Institute of Letters has awarded its Stanley Walker Newspaper Journalism award to an altweekly writer – specifically, to none other than our very own Jordan Smith...."
"...Nine hours after my day began with El Tule’s ninepiece horn-, guitar-, and percussion-driven Woodstock, both headliners – Mexico City cumbia rockers Mexican Institute of Sound and Chihuahua-originated black-hat Tejano Michael Salgado – rocked Austin’s Eastside every watt as memorable as Of Montreal’s carnivalesque set in the unfathomably underutilized locale last fall. The crucial difference? Rather than a familiar variant of indie nation, cowtown’s rarely experienced melting pot kept its offspring shaded and hydrated in increasing numbers as the fiesta progressed..."
"...King wants to divert attention from the issue with attacks on the alleged motives of Darwin's critics. He writes that "the institute's long-term project is (in its own words) 'to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist world-view, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions.'"..."
"...King wants to divert attention from the issue with attacks on the alleged motives of Darwin's critics. He writes that "the institute's long-term project is (in its own words) 'to reverse the stifling dominance of the materialist world-view, and to replace it with a science consonant with Christian and theistic convictions.'" If Mr..."
"...Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., president and CEO of the Austin-based Medical Institute for Sexual Health, says he's "very excited" about joining the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS -- an advisory panel created in 1995 by the Clinton administration to make recommendations on U.S..."
"...But, no – it's not a group at all, just a curtain. Who's behind it? Something that goes by the name of the Employment Policies Institute, which sounds rock solid, but it, too, is just a curtain...."
"...By law the board can now only correct "factual errors" in proposed textbooks, so anti-Darwinians are attempting to use "3(a)" to argue that the proposed biology texts err by failing to include sufficient negative analysis of evolutionary theory. Currently prominent among the anti-Darwinians is the Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based conservative think tank that avidly propagates "intelligent design" theory, which presumes that complex organic structures could only have come about by the intentional workings of some external intelligence -- that is, a God..."
"...The Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio is to festivals what the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum is to museums. Throughout the year and across the state, gatherings celebrate the cultural diversity of Texas, but no other celebration brings it all together with the same inclusiveness as the event sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures..."
"...In an art form that exists almost entirely in those who practice it, the draw of a name is a strong one. Westmar University, a small college in Iowa, had a prestigious jazz program for a number of years in the form of the Clark Terry Institute..."
"...CATO, NOT KATO: Leaders from the Cato Institute, whose members appear regularly on national television espousing a Libertarian take on federal politics, were in town recently for a brief seminar under the theme "Toward an American Renaissance." Featured speakers, including Institute President Ed Crane and Regulatory Studies Director Ed Hudgins, attacked the federal regulatory system with such topics as "Civil Society vs. Political Society" and "Really Ending Welfare as We Know It."..."
"...See, Texas Folklife has instituted an ongoing program that teaches local middle school and high school students (and their teachers) how to make short audio documentaries about people, places, and traditions in their communities, and judging from the two dozen samples posted on the "Stories From Deep in the Heart" Tumblr page, does a terrific job at it. You can hear Kealing Middle School students chasing ghosts in the Driskill Hotel and rooting around in the Cathedral of Junk, an Eastside Memorial High student reviewing the handmade art and gifts sent to her by her father in prison, an LBJ student conversing with music teacher Ponder East about the meaning of jazz in their lives, one young woman describing how her grandfather inspired her to take up softball and another on how her grandmother inspired her to take up rowing..."
"...Spend about half an hour listening to him – as a packed dining room of Austin's movers and shakers did last year at the Headliners Club – and you may come away convinced that rail-based mass transit is about as desirable for a city as an earthquake, and possibly more expensive. According to O'Toole, a senior fellow with the libertarian Cato Institute, almost all rail projects are boondoggles or boondoggles-to-be..."
"...Festival Hill in Round Top looks more like it is centuries old than approaching its fourth decade. The home of the Round Top Festival Institute, the retreat is a place where architecture, gardening, art, and music come together in a 200-acre celebration of life...."
"...Park City, UT- Sundance Institute announced today the program of short films selected to screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. This year the Festival's Short Film Program comprises 70 short films from U.S..."
"... On the heels of Sunday's anti-coal demonstration, emerging nonprofit Renewable Energy Institute announced Monday that Austin will be the site for its official headquarters, enthusiastically rebuffing utility claims that energy efficiency and renewables cannot offset the need for new fossil-fuel power plants in Texas today. The institute plans to use private funding (at least $1 million so far) to create a venue where leading statewide academics can collaborate on renewable-energy technologies while preserving intellectual property rights..."
"...Thus, individualized budgets taking into account such factors as geographic location, wages, cost of living, and family size make much more accurate poverty indicators, as the D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute demonstrates at www.epi.org/content.cfm/datazone_fambud_budget. According to the institute's budget calculations, a family of four in the Austin-San Marcos area must earn $43,580 to make ends meet way more than the $19,350 poverty line suggests..."
"...Co-founder of River City art outfit Factor27 (www.factor27.com) and a board member of the American Poster Institute (www.americanposter institute.com), Peveto estimates some 80-90 poster artists from around the country will be attending Flatstock 4, spread out in the Convention Center's ground floor exhibition hall Friday and Saturday, noon-6pm. Where else can music fanatics wander, awestruck and overwhelmed, amid an international representation of artists whose entire raison d'être is to rock your world with a Day-Glo barrage of multihued, lunatic intensity? There are also a couple of special presentations:..."
"...Going to the Warblers As you may already know, the Crossings is a "progressive learning center" that, in the words of the Becks' mission statement, intends to "provide new experiences that expand thought and inspire people to explore conscious choices in their personal, work, and spiritual lives." The Becks have formed a joint venture with the Rhinebeck, N.Y.-based Omega Institute, "the nation's largest holistic education provider," to do programming at their campus -- hence "Omega at the Crossings" -- which over the upcoming fall and winter will feature dozens of classes and workshops sure to appeal to ... well, yes, people with time and money on their hands, although as these things go, Omega is an accessible and affordable provider of such services, and the Becks plan to keep the Crossings that way..."
"...May clearly implies that I am a creationist, even though I am not. This is what he wrote in his July 18 piece ["Ignorant Design at the SBOE"] in the Chronicle: "The Seattle-based institute [the Discovery Institute] supports Beckwith's work and that of a small stable of 'creation scientists' who disagree with the principles of evolution." Imagine if someone had said the following about Mr..."