"...That kind of ground-level storytelling in the cinema verité mode also distinguishes the superficially similar Mississippi Chicken – both films concern immigration and poultry processing in the South – but the ultimate effects couldn't be more different. Where Lewis' clean and straightforward videography builds a structural narrative switching between Tennessee and Mexico to chart a successful drive toward labor organizing, first-time feature director John Fiege's textural and nostalgic Super-8 focuses his effort on gritty appreciation of milieu and moment..."
"..."By my reckoning, fried chicken must have a bone ... the presence of a bone in a piece of fried chicken is functionally and formally elemental..."
"...Mississippi Chicken (Watchmaker Films, $17.98)..."
"...Hey, Lions Gate: Get off your duff already and distribute this one... Also in line for back slaps is UT Austin grad student John Fiege, whose long-form doc and MFA thesis film, Mississippi Chicken, has won the film category of the New York/Monaco-based Princess Grace Awards..."
"...My stepdaughters have never escaped into the familiar relief of very cold water from a particular silver goblet while enduring the entire family, in varied degrees of craziness, at one table while fighting a hangover. They have never filled a relish tray or chuckled at the gnarly claw-knuckles on fried chicken tongs...."
"...whose pop-culture tome, A Purpose Filled Life, the Chicken Soup for the Soul of lost-spirit-seekers at grocery store shelves across the land, made him millions...."
"... The Texas Research Park in San Antonio, promoted by the Texas Biological and Agro-Defense Consortium, got through to the next round to select a site for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). These labs, run by the Department of Homeland Security, will research preventing animal diseases, especially "high-consequence biological threats involving human, zoonotic (i.e., transmitted from animals to humans), and foreign animal diseases." Basically, that means ways to tackle biowarfare, either through direct threats to people, or indirect threats like, say, wiping out every chicken through a genetically modified virus...."
"..."Silent Radio," Alan Arrivee (narrative); Outside Afghanistan, Beverly Barrett (documentary); Summer Camp, Bradley Beesley (documentary); "Women at the Edge," Maria Berns (experimental); State vs. Reed, Frank Bustoz and Ryan Polomski (documentary); "Letters From the Other Side," Heather Courtney (documentary); "Mississippi Chicken," John Fiege (documentary); Two Days, Paige Griggs (narrative); 3 Black Panthers & the Last Slave Plantation, Jimmy Hall (documentary); Room, Kyle Henry (experimental narrative); "Viva Les Amis," Nancy Higgins (documentary); Best Kept Secret, Jay Hodges and PJ Raval (documentary); "High Stakes," Anne Lewis (documentary); Trip to Roswell, Geoff Marslett (animation narrative); "Video Works 2002-2004," Eileen Maxson (experimental); "15-Minute Wait," Laura O'Keefe (narrative); Choo-Choo-Choose You, Spencer Parsons (narrative); Alas, Poor Yorick, Ben and Jonathan Pascoe (narrative); "Below the Break," Melissa Henry Pratt (narrative); Highway of Death, Jay Reel (narrative); "Digger," Scott Rice (narrative); "My Father in the River," Michel Orion Scott (experimental); Bastard & the Unbroken Home, Karen Skloss (experimental documentary); "Pursuit of Happiness," Jim Steadman (narrative); "Boyhood Dreams," Dorothy VanDeCarr (documentary); "Muertas," Ryan Williams (narrative)...."
"...All this is to say that whether you make it to Mason, Tenn., to sample the perfect fried chicken at Gus Bonner's place or to Shadden's for a scorching pig sandwich, Southern Belly is a substantial read that will entertain, educate, and make you hunger for more. As for me, I'm toting a copy to Tennessee this weekend, and I just gotta find that chicken...."
"...My parents were sharecroppers. We had some cows, chickens -- hogs..."
"..."We did squeeze in one quick trip to Lucy's Fried Chicken," admits Hearst. "That's all we got to see."..."
"...Hushpuppies, Fried Chicken, and Delta Tamales..."
"...As in many Asian restaurants, the Rainbow menu is voluminous, almost daunting in that it features 173 choices. We thoroughly enjoyed our soup choice, the Velvet Corn Soup with Shredded Chicken ($2.95 for two)..."
"..."I'm just sittin' here cookin' up dinner - some rayyy-john, cayyy-john chicken!" he rasps, in a cartoonish Bayou accent. He's trying to drop weight before A Time to Kill starts shooting in September, so he's trying to stay away from red meat, desserts, fried foods, and heavy sauces..."
"...Charles Ernest Gildon, "or maybe it was Ernest Charles Gildon, I'm not sure," was Sugar Bear's uncle, a man with a glad eye for a dollar who was in the right place at the right time. In 1960 he bought the after-hours joint called Cheryl Ann's and renamed it Ernie's Chicken Shack and would often continue the night's music from the Playhouse into the morning's wee hours..."
"...Emily Hall is going through a Chicken Little kind of phase. Over 50 rejection letters from publishing companies, a series of disastrous temp jobs, a father she thought was dead, a long-term boyfriend who suddenly needs "a little time apart," and an imminent high school reunion add up to thoughts of ending it all in a pre-emptive strike..."
"...More troubling is Goodman's righteous damnation of the "product" -- where despite his even tone in the historical portions he nonetheless manages to not so subtly cry "sell-out" each time his favorite artists disappoint him. But if rock & roll has truly become a "product," isn't it a chicken-and-egg scenario as to who's responsible -- the industry's proposal of bottom line economics, or the musicians' willingness to commercially compromise themselves? Without each other, neither the artists or industry exist as profitable entities, and less intelligent writers than Goodman have wisely stayed clear of that unanswerable question -- and instead, like Fredric Dannen's Hit Men, focused primarily on analyzing only a select piece of the equation...."
"...• Stubb's Legendary Kitchen will sample tastes from a new grocery line of ready-to-reheat barbecue ribs, brisket, smoked chicken, pulled pork, and chopped beef at Costco (4301 W. William Cannon) this week only..."
"...TABC officers can go home. They can go to the grocery store and buy chicken the next day because they have a really killer recipe for chicken cacciatore..."