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"...His is an old-fashioned style of moviemaking that can produce soaring entertainment or, alternately, a fussed-over theatricality. Minute to minute, Lincoln moves between these extremes...."
"...They err on the side of charming badassness, effectively winning your heart and mind (or, at the very least, what remains of your deep-seated, all-American, Civil War patriotism) through sheer earnestness and some rather spectacular sequences of third-act carnage. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, in a word, a hoot, and a welcome respite from our current reality of "endless war." (If only our nation's 21st century enemies sported sputum-slathered chompers and glowing red eyes – or failed the famed Dr..."
"...Macy, John Leguizamo, Josh Lucas, Laurence Mason and Michael Peña. This legal thriller, adapted from the bestselling book by Michael Connelly, takes its name from the Lincoln Town Car that criminal defense attorney Mickey Haller (McConaughey) uses for both transport and office purposes..."
"...In what may well be called a politic choice for the Mayor's Book Club, Hizzoner Steve Adler has made the annual tradition's 15th selection a tome about the 16th president – or rather, the ambitious young attorney who eventually became the 16th president: A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan...."
"...“Rumor has it you’re all heathens and sinners, ACL,” cracked Lincoln Durham late into his noontime set in the Tito’s tent Friday. The event’s paradigm having flipped like a flapjack – parent rock traded for digital youth – both quotients have backslid..."
"...Wedded to Mary Todd. The Lincoln-Douglas debates..."
"...Oh, Lincoln, what have you done now?..."
"...Republican Abraham Lincoln carried 22 of the 25 states loyal to the Union, crushing Democrat George B. McClellan in the electoral count, but the popular vote wasn't so lopsided: 55% to 45%...."
"...Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas is not on the radar of most political pundits..."
"...In general, the modern Democratic Party has fought for black and civil-rights causes while the modern Republican Party is the place where those that hate blacks and oppose civil rights call their home. Today's conservative Republican Party of George W. Bush is not the same progressive Republican Party that Abraham Lincoln led in 1863..."
"...East Region: Suburbia Roller Derby, White Plains, N.Y. North Central Region: Brewcity Bruisers, Green Bay, Wis. South Central Region: No Coast Derby Girls, Lincoln, Neb. West Region: Sacred City Derby Girls, Sacramento, Calif...."
"...Hey, who needs democracy? We're going to have low prices, dammit! (Okay, I'll be fair – this likely would have happened at some point anyway. But I'd be more accepting if Lincoln had proposed a good redevelopment for my neighborhood instead of a Wal-Mart.) Other early voting moves: Rather than continuing their exile to portable buildings in the parking lot of the East Seventh Street H-E-B, county officials have moved that voting location one block north to the Parque ZaragoZa Recreation Center, 2608 Gonzales. Also, after being gone for a few election cycles, early voting will return to Hancock Center (North I-35 & East 41st Street)..."
"...Tom DeLay case in point.) This is a complete slap in the face not only to Democrats, but to old-school Republicans. Lincoln must be rolling over in his grave!..."
"...Last night, Responsible Growth for Northcross sent out a press release, "Lincoln Property Company Breaks Pledge to Suspend Activities at Proposed Wal-Mart Site." No bulldozers are moving earth at the mall, but RG4N feels that Lincoln has reneged on its pledge to work over the moratorium toward a more mutually agreeable outcome. In the release, RG4N vice president Hope Morrison says "the process is still under way despite commitments from Lincoln and the City Council that the project would be put on hold to allow for neighborhood concerns to be addressed." Indeed, in an update to the city's Northcross Web page, an excerpt from Wal-Mart attorney Richard Suttle's letter to Council Member Mike Martinez says the store “would not file applications within the next 60-day period (ending Feb..."
"...Sexual orientation crises, class and racial divisions, cultural aftershocks of the Vietnam war, dysfunctional families and teen sociology in the new South are all dealt with willy-nilly in a great-looking but rather unsatisfying movie that's more a display of raw filmmaking tools than a coherent artistic statement. In the center of Sachs' ambitious muddle is Lincoln Bloom (Gray), a well-off Memphis teen with major sexual identity issues..."
"...Directed by: Todd Lincoln. Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, Tom Felton, Julianna Guill, Luke Pasqualino, Rick Gomez and Anna Clark...."
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross is in high dudgeon over City Council's appropriation of $224,000 to an outside law firm for help on the Northcross Wal-Mart debacle: "Five days after as many as 3,000 Austinites formed a one square mile-long human chain around the Northcross site, the Austin City Council approved an additional $175,000 to an outside counsel contract with Scott, Douglass & McConnico, LLP for legal counsel concerning development at Northcross Mall. The total contract amount is currently $224,000." It's hard to look at the city's description and see anything too nefarious: "assistance related to the filing of a second site plan by Lincoln Properties, as well as the initiation of negotiations with concerned citizens, Lincoln Properties, and Wal-Mart, concerning potential site plan improvements." RG4N counters, "This action, taken upon the advice of city staff, occurred just six days in advance of a meeting scheduled by Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman at the offices of Armbrust & Brown, the law firm retained by Wal-Mart, to present Lincoln Property Company’s response to the vision and priorities of the five neighborhood associations surrounding Northcross and RG4N..."
"...In 1982, when Mississippi-born Cassandra Wilson moved to New York City via New Orleans, she apprenticed with two jazz icons, vocalist Abbey Lincoln and bassist Dave Holland. Nearly two decades later, the 44-year-old Wilson, now both of her mentors' peer, enlists the help of Holland in paying tribute to his onetime employer, Miles Davis, but it's actually Lincoln whose help she should have enlisted..."
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross is filing its lawsuit today against the city of Austin and Lincoln Property Co., asserting that the city's Tuesday approval of a second site plan for the redevelopment of Northcross Mall was illegal. Grounds for the lawsuit include claims that a conditional use permit process should have been followed, that the city prejudicially failed to enforce a plat note requiring a higher standard for water quality (rainwater runoff) for the redevelopment of the site, and other allegations regarding the city's failure to follow its own ordinances and processes. "We are dismayed that the City once again has approved a site plan for Northcross in violation of several of its own laws," said RG4N President Hope Morrison in a statement. "We have tried for months to resolve this situation without litigation, but the City, the developer and Wal-Mart have made it clear that they won't listen unless someone sues them." "This has been a very tough issue," said Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman, sounding discouraged about the impending lawsuit..."
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross is calling for a third party to facilitate their beef with Wal-Mart developers Lincoln Property to head off the threat of a lawsuit. Taking a cue from the belabored but ultimately successful negotiations for the redevelopment of the Concordia campus, which languished between neighbors and developer until ROMA Design Group worked out mutually agreeable details for the project..."
"...By the time you read this, the Allandale Neighborhood Association will have filed a lawsuit against the city of Austin and Lincoln Property Co. alleging that the city’s site plan approval for the redevelopment of Northcross Mall is illegal..."
"...Someone's got something they want to see on next week's City Council agenda: "Responsible Growth for Northcross (RG4N) requests that City Council place Lincoln Property Company's second Northcross site plan application on the City Council agenda to review the site plan, information from traffic impact analyses and public testimony. RG4N further requests that the City Council vote to deny approval of the application, pursuant to Land Development Code 25-6-141 (A) and (B), due to the excessive burden this project will place upon local streets and arterials and its potential consequences to public safety." Moreover, the excitable fellows at RG4N breathlessly quote In Fact Daily's reporting that tomorrow, Wal-Mart will release revised square-footage numbers for the Northcross store – will it be something substantial or another PR ploy? If you're so inclined, you can talk about it at RG4N's meeting tonight: May 10, 7pm, at Grace Church of the Nazarene at 1006 W..."
"...Below, the press release just sent out by Responsible Growth for Northcross regarding their lawsuit over the recently approved second site plan for the Northcross Wal-Mart: RG4N STATEMENT ANNOUNCING LAWSUIT AGAINST CITY OF AUSTIN AND LINCOLN PROPERTY COMPANY AUSTIN, Texas, June 28, 2007 – On Tuesday, June 26, the City of Austin approved Lincoln Property Company's second site plan for Northcross Mall. Today, Responsible Growth for Northcross (RG4N) filed a lawsuit in Travis County District Court against our City and Lincoln to invalidate the site plan. RG4N concluded in December 2006 that Lincoln's first site plan was illegally approved by the City..."
"...Nelson plays Mr. Knowles, a teacher of something or other (we're never told, exactly) at distressed Lincoln High School in Queens..."
"...Testimony in Responsible Growth for Northcross' trial attempting to stop the construction of a Wal-Mart at the former mall property continued this morning with RG4N attorney Brad Rockwell continuing his attempt to show city staff didn't follow proper procedures in approving Lincoln Property's building permit and city staffers continuing to reply that he's misinterpreting city codes...."
"...Afternoon action in the Responsible Growth for Northcross trial Tuesday afternoon consisted mostly of testimony on floodwater drainage engineering, which this reporter (and likely anyone in the courtroom who was not a water engineer) admittedly found a bit arcane and difficult to follow, but it could be boiled down (pardon the pun) to this: Dr. Lauren Ross, a drainage engineer for the city of Sunset Valley and frequent player in Barton Springs and other Austin water issues, said that Lincoln Property Co.’s site plan to build a Wal-Mart on the former Northcross Mall property did not meet city floodwater code; Jim Schissler, project manager for the redevelopment, said he had done what city code prescribed; and city of Austin engineer Benny Ho said that different engineers using different data sets can come to different conclusions...."
"..."We share the same passions," Elvia says. "Music, kids, writing, and reading." Their band, All Night Lincoln, is named for Dao's son, Lincoln..."
"...This latest salvo from D’Souza (you may or may not have the fond remembrances of 2016: Obama’s America, or the sequel, lazily named Hillary’s America) posits a thesis statement that compares Republican president Abraham Lincoln with our current commander in chief, Donald Trump. That thesis often gets bogged down in the many other points and pathways that D’Souza embarks on...."
"...Seventysomething Woody Grant (Dern) has the head-first, quick-step dodder of a toddler, dangerously fast and ever on the edge of a tumble. And a tumble is surely coming: It has to be, with Woody fixing all his hopes on the fantasy payout of a Publisher’s Clearing House-like scam. Is Woody addled by dementia or just clinging to a desperate dream at the end of his life? His exhausted, crabby wife Kate (Squibb) has no patience for her husband, a drunk and a disappointment, but son David (Forte) agrees to drive him from their home in Billings, Mont., to Lincoln, Neb., where Woody is convinced a $1 million prize is waiting for him – a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow...."
"...Johnny Knoxville is truly unrecognizable under tons of makeup and prosthetics as the movie’s titular octogenarian, Irving Zisman, who’s been tasked with driving his grandson Billy (Jackson Nicoll) cross-country for delivery to the boy’s deadbeat dad. Using hidden-camera lensing in the style of Borat and Bruno, Bad Grandpa has the duo inflict their stunts on unsuspecting populaces from Lincoln, Neb., to Raleigh, N.C..."
"...The acting’s fine, even if Timberlake – who enters every room like he owns it – isn’t hungry enough to play the upstart Richie, and Affleck attacks the role of the hedonistic heavy with about as much bloodlust as a vegan at a pig pull. Director Furman and cinematographer Mauro Fiore make lovely work of the tropical light, but the film has none of the loose-limbed energy of Furman’s stealth hit, The Lincoln Lawyer...."
"...Handled with the patient deliberateness that is one of the hallmarks of Redford’s directing career, The Conspirator illuminates historical events, if only by the sepia-toned gas lamps of mid-19th century America. The film is devoted to the trial of Mary Surratt (Wright), the owner of the boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, met frequently with his confederates to plan their actions..."
"...RG4N announced in response that will drop appeals to the unsuccessful lawsuit it filed against the city of Austin and developer Lincoln Property last year to block the store...."
"...Obviously, it's no accident that Austin City Council Place 1 candidate Jason Meeker just issued a press release calling for incumbent Lee Leffingwell to return $9,300 in campaign contributions received from lawyers at Armbrust & Brown, the firm that represented Lincoln Property when it was sued by Responsible Growth for Northcross. The donations were received Nov..."
"...You see, they apparently planned to move into the vacant Bealls department store in Northcross prior to the controversy and now fear if RG4N succeeds, they'll be out. “We want all those who are contributing to RG4N’s litigation against the city of Austin and Lincoln Properties to know that they are helping to fund the possible bankruptcy of at least one of the local businesses they claim to be protecting,” says Collins..."
"...Nate tries to overtake an 18-wheeler and attempts to romance his disinterested wife (Williams) and picks up a spooky hitchhiker (Elizabeth). His eldest daughter is a boy-crazy fashionista, his middle child (Bow Wow) argues music with Nate and grooves on the pimpmobile makeover mistakenly given to Nate’s Lincoln Navigator when it was brought in to have an 8-track player installed..."
"...They have their eye on the lucrative beachfront property on Plantation Island, a community where the native wildlife is not the only the endangered species. The push to gentrify this middle-class oceanfront community into a millionaire playground and to displace the locals in the process is not without resistance -- some small business owners resent the intrusion of outsiders on principle, and the blacks in the area view the moneyed interlopers as a threat to the historical significance of Lincoln Beach, the seashore in the area that they used during segregated times..."
"...Boys Don't Cry speaks to anyone who has ever wondered what would happen if the world were to discover his or her “true” self. What would happen if one of those hidden parts of our identity were to be uncovered? Would it turn out to be the key that unlocks the magic kingdom or would it be exposed as the ugly monster we always feared? The movie is based on the true story of a young Lincoln, Nebraska, woman named Teena Brandon who changed her sexual identity and transformed herself (sans surgery) into a young man named Brandon Teena..."
"...It's hard to quibble about mundane plot machinations and so on when you have lips like Jolie's or Washington's electric smile hovering in front of you. But why not? As Noyce's film opens, we see NYPD forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme (Washington) descending into the shadows beneath the streets of New York City, trying to check on a missing cop..."
"...Seems it happens every thousand years or so, and since the millennium's just around the corner – and the first film made, oh, $40 or $50 over gross – it's Leprechaun time again. Rodman Flender (yeah, right) has cast his hat into the splatter movie ring with what can only be called stylistic consistency: the sets are apparently left over from some ancient Star Trek episode, the acting, for the most part, is so wooden, Abe Lincoln could have built a cabin out of it, the cinematography is apparently non-union, and the gore effects (what should be the redeeming factor in a film of this genre) are of the Karo Syrup and food color variety..."
"...It's here that the story runs adrift. The kids run amok, are chased by secret service-like park goons and by the time there's a courtroom trial with Richard Nixon and Abraham Lincoln acting as the prosecution and defense, you've lost whatever tenuous threads this story holds..."
"...Austin’s Hidden Room theatre company is officially in cahoots with John Wilkes Booth, the actor who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln back in 1865. They’re engaged in a sort of transtemporal collaboration, of course, and the Ransom Center’s Eric Colleary is partly to blame...."
"...No, they're not avoiding ACL traffic. The Texas Rollergirls' travel team the Texecutioners are in Lincoln, Neb., for the Womens Flat Track Derby Association's South Central regionals, while the Lonestar Rollergirls are taking a turkey trot to Cuero...."
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross has lost its lawsuit attempting to stop the construction of a Wal-Mart on the former Northcross Mall property by Lincoln Property. RG4N sued the city, asserting that city staff had improperly approved Lincoln’s site plan for the Wal-Mart Supercenter without considering the project’s impact on public safety, traffic, and flood drainage as required by city ordinance..."
"...... Then he saw Abraham Lincoln, and his whole feeling suddenly changed..."
"...A fight against the nation's most powerful retailer (fueled in part by Wal-Mart's lack of corporate social responsibility) makes for snappy bumper stickers, T-shirts ("Wal-Mart Isn't Weird") and sound-bite media coverage. Certainly, the advocacy group Responsible Growth for Northcross has articulated one non-negotiable goal to both the city and the developer: "Lincoln Property Company and Wal-Mart need to abandon their plans to build a 225,085 square foot 24-hour Wal-Mart Supercenter with a 300,000 square foot parking garage." (Until that demand is met, RG4N also called on Saturday for a citywide boycott of all Wal-Marts and Sam's Clubs.) But to see only that aspect of the Northcross uprising is to miss the deeper civic issues at stake...."
"...This stage piece is impressionistic and densely poetic, if just as proud and zealous in its ultimate optimism as Hamilton-Lynne's much more naturalistic drama. All signs point to it being a play about Abraham Lincoln with an African-American bent, but that is such an oversimplification of this rich theatrical work...."
"...Lincoln preferred to read aloud even when alone -- perhaps to be sure that all the conflicted parts of himself would hear. Place that image somewhere in this poem, The Founders -- an ironic title..."
"...Responsible Growth for Northcross, an activist group attempting to stop Lincoln Property Co.'s plans to put a Wal-Mart Supercenter on the former Northcross Mall location, focused on legal code language centered around phrases such as "will" and "shall" – words that RG4N says limit the amount of flexibility staff has in interpretations and prove that staff didn't carry out due diligence when it approved Lincoln's site plan in 2006. Travis Co..."