"...Starring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Is it life imitating art or the other way around? Ultimately, it doesn't matter: Salt reboots the cinematic cloaks and daggers of the Cold War espionage thriller in exactly the same way as the recent, real-life Russian spy case reminded us all that, 19 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, there are still plenty of spies waiting to come in from the cold..."
"...Although it’s told in a breezy fashion, The Salt of Life wishes to address dispiriting subject matter: an aging man’s psychological trauma when he recognizes that he is no longer viewed as a sexual object by women. This Italian import may have greater resonance for the men of Casanova’s native land than it does internationally, but it definitely hits on truths infrequently addressed in the movies..."
"...Initially educated as an economist, Salgado started taking photographs on his trips to Africa in the Sixties, before abandoning that career to shoot photos full time. The most compelling sections of The Salt of the Earth are when co-director Wim Wenders lets Salgado narrate the stories behind his most iconic photographs..."
"...Even though I am a big fan of Confituras' small-batch jams and jellies, I passed up their finishing salts for nearly a year before I finally tried them. I simply figured that I already had fancy salt in my kitchen, and I didn't need any more..."
"...The inspiration behind Salt Traders Coastal Cooking spans the East Coast to the Bahamas, with a focus on the Gulf. Partnering with the Coastal Conservancy Association, the kitchen is committed to serving sustainably sourced seafood...."
"...Juan Palomo and David Barton of The Salt Journal photograph by Jana Birchum Although San Marcos has been home to Southwest Texas State University since 1903, it's just now starting to get a reputation as something of an intellectual haven. Last week, the Chronicle "Books" section profiled SWTSU's nationally ranked creative writing programs..."
"...Like Loggins and Messina, Kathy Lee and Hoda, and Beavis and Butt-head, the Salt Lick is no stranger to perfect pairings. The Driftwood classic is teaming up with Jester King Brewery for the restaurant’s very first beer dinner on November 19..."
"...When I was growing up, food in my house was served without spices, the table usually lacking salt and pepper. One time, as a teen, over at a friend's house for dinner, I discovered how much better meat tasted when salted..."
"...I am not going to hold anything published by the Chronicle to be true any longer without further research, as it is blatantly apparent that things are being withheld from the readers in regards to the views of the Chronicle staff. I will continue to read the Chronicle, just under a microscope and with a grain of salt...."
"...As we've reported before, voters should take with a large grain of salt the wildly uneven nods generated by the numerous neighborhood associations, political clubs, and special-interest groups that invite candidates to public discussions that often turn out to be little public and less discussion. If you can get to a session or two, they can be useful – you can acquire a quick sense of which candidates can think on their feet, which candidates have any idea how city government actually works, and whether he or she appears to have sufficient judgment to make sensible decisions under pressure, as well as enough endurance to take this kind of abuse on a regular basis..."
"...What would prompt a food writer to spend several years preparing a book about the two most ubiquitous components of our everyday diet? Californian Michele Anna Jordan recalls that she always preferred "salty flourishes" to sweet ones and that she chafed at the pontifications of the "salt police" when they tried to eliminate it from the American diet for health reasons. She devoted an entire column (The Jaded Palate, then running in the Sonoma County Independent) to her defense of salt and was so gratified by the positive response she received that the column eventually grew into a book proposal..."
"...Salt & Time Butcher Shop & Salumeria1912 E. Seventh, 512/524-1383 Lunch, Tue.-Sat., 11am-3pm; dinner, Thu.-Sat., 6-9pm; brunch, Sun., 11am-3pm www.saltandtime.com..."
"...About the best thing I've laid lip to in some time is the Casina Rossa Truffle & Salt condiment, available at Central Market, Whole Foods on North Lamar, and Enoteca Vespaio. While this is pricey stuff ($19-plus for 3.5 oz.), a little goes a long way, and I figure a jar should last about a year..."
"...I have to start with a confession. I love the Salt Lick barbecue in Driftwood..."
"...Why are the critics giving Salt a pass?..."
"...This week we've got news of a big APD bust, human handlers affecting the work of drug-scent dogs, a proposed bath salt ban, the DPS warns against travel in Mexico, most people favor marijuana, and more!..."
"...It's that time again, when tantalizing smoke wafts from fires along the banks of Onion Creek, and beef lovers gather under the sheltering pecan grove near the Salt Lick for Live Fire!..."
"..."I am very very passionate about the way my teams try and play," Austin Aztex head coach Paul Dalglish told me on the phone from Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon. He's still trying to orchestrate his move back to Austin, but it's clear his head is totally here already, and he's focused on next year's USL PRO debut..."
"...As fall moves into winter, and Democrats move past despair and into resignation, some progressive groups are trying to move into something resembling hope. The latter was the theme of Thursday's Salt, Light, Yeast forum at the Congregational Church of Austin, organized by progressive religious groups Austin Area Interreligious Ministries and Texas Impact and attended by about 30 faithful souls who were told they need to accept their role as lonely voices in the wilderness..."
"...Paris Can Wait may be a film à clef of sorts – there’s a hint of the autobiographical in it, the suggestion of something experienced – but even that angle doesn’t make the movie terribly appetizing. What it needs is a little salt...."
"...Kudos for having several strong, independent female leads (of various hues to boot), but the bloated and blinkered Warcraft is officially, in my tally, the single worst film of the year across the genre board. Possibly it’s a genuinely mystical experience given enough hallucinogens and/or bong hits, but longtime World of Warcraft players should and likely will storm the cineplex gates, burn the castle down, and salt the earth (and screenwriters) from whence this abomination sprung..."
"...Adapted by Phyllis Nagy for the screen from a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith, Carol began life as a book titled The Price of Salt. It was Highsmith’s second novel and was published under the pseudonym Claire Morgan, presumably due to its lesbian content..."
"...Texas football fans sure could use a spot of good news this season, although it’s tough to say if this loving portrait of late-Sixties Longhorn safety Freddie Steinmark will bring succor or just rub salt in their wounds. At the very least, current coach Charlie Strong should take comfort in the film’s case that even beloved coach Darrell Royal got hassled by Horns boosters for anything less than perfection...."
"...Ristorante Visconti debuts, Salt Lick gives back, and more afternoon bites...."
"...This is director Gil's second feature – he's best known for writing Open Your Eyes and The Sea Inside – and it's a slowly stunning piece of Western revisionism. The film has a Leone eye (courtesy of cinematographer Juan Ruiz Anchía) coupled with a drowsy, doomy pace which, emboldened by the salt-licked Bolivian settings and the finely calibrated acting from all, makes for a phantasmagoric trip down a strangely different memory lane...."
"...The final event of the Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival is a shebang called "Sunday Fair", which takes place on the last day of the Festival. Last year it was staged at a big, shady park in Georgetown; this year it was held at the Vineyard at The Salt Lick in Spicewood..."
"...Vienna, Cracow, Florence: continental art capitals pillaged by the German army (“art collecting became a required pastime for the Nazi party elite”). The documentary blitzkrieg with which The Rape of Europa traces Hitler’s failed art-school aspirations to a salt mine in Austria with 6,500 paintings he hoped to hang in his bequest to greater mankind leaves viewers with the aforementioned veteran’s incomprehension about genocidal Rembrandt collectors..."
"...Starring: Carly Schroeder, Adrian Dunbar, George Harris, Katharine Ross and Christine Adams. Strictly a for-kids-only drama with its afterschool-special-style scripting, guardians should, for once, take this film's PG-13 rating with a grain of salt..."
"...Ricocheting between Jake’s panicky drive not to wash out and an emerging romantic subplot with the luminous Jordana Brewster, Annapolis elicited groans and the occasional burst of laughter from the audience, thanks to a ham-fisted script from former Family Guy writer David Collard that piles on the clichés one after the other until the whole affair begins to buckle under the weight of its own ironclad silliness. It’s not enough to include the requisite overlong training montage – Lin and Pollard also feel the need to toss in a rogues gallery of boot-camp stereotypes, including the Loudmouth (Calderon), the Crusty Old Salt (Wahlberg), and the Fat Guy Who’s Doomed From the Start (Shannon)..."
"...These and several other characters are given a chance to tell their woeful stories, in flashback more often than not, to their attending physician, who, audience surrogate that he is, listens intently as skein after skein of horrific backstories are unwoven for his ears alone. Carandiru is loosely based on a true story – the real-life prison is now vacant and shut down – but with performances so gritty you feel as though someone had put sand on your popcorn in lieu of salt, it has the resonant feel of myth, buoyed by simultaneously vicious and compassionate performances from the men on both sides of the bars...."
"...Where’s Steve Reeves when we really need him? Even in his present condition, the former Hercules could emote up a storm compared to The Book of Mormon Movie’s Noah Danby, who plays straight-shootin’ Mormon icon Nephi with all the finesse of a golem. Lensed in and around Salt Lake City on a $2 million budget, the film is nothing if not ambitious, but director Gary Rogers’ vision far outstrips the abilities of both his crew and cast..."
"...The simple enough job is mucked up mightily when their rental jeep slams into a kangaroo: In a moment of exceedingly bad taste, Louis slips his lucky red jacket on the roadkill and snaps a few candids, only to be interrupted by a miraculously resurrected kangaroo, who thusly delivers a few swift kicks to the noggin and hops off with the jacket, pocketing the $50,000 and some lint-laden Twizzlers and other assorted sweet treats. I don't think I'm giving anything away by stating the highlight of the film, hands down, involves Kangaroo Jack sucking down an Atomic Fireball -- such expression! Such flair for physical comedy! Indeed, the largely computer-generated Jack acts the pants off his co-stars, which can and should be taken with a whole trough full of salt..."
"...(It lost to that magnificent juggernaut, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.) The film begins with the maybe-suspicious death of a Dolpopa chief. In his place someone must lead the yearly caravan across the Himalayas -- an excruciating, weeks-long trek into town in order to trade the village's salt for a food supply that will last through year's end..."
"...For a time-travel picture, Just Visiting seems to have come straight out of Aaron Spelling's past, or maybe Garry Marshall's. Either way, it's too light on its feet to be taken with much more than a single grain of salt..."
"...How Jan De Bont ended up as one of three executive producers on this goofily affecting coming-of-rage story is a story in itself (and one that I don't have room to go into here), though we should all be thankful Lillard (Scream, Wing Commander) stars -- and not Keanu. Lillard cuts a fine figure as 18-year-old punk rawker Stevo, a blue-haired, self-proclaimed anarchist trapped, for the moment, in the decidedly un-punk locale of Salt Lake City (hence SLC) circa 1985..."
"...The good news, then, is that The Siege is hardly the ticking time bomb of racial slurs some would have you imagine, and the bad news is that it doesn't matter because it's all too damn pedantically serious to take seriously. (Except for Bruce Willis, of course; he's one actor who should always be taken with a grain of salt the size of Lot's wife.) Washington plays FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard, who along with CIA spook Elise Kraft (Bening) and General William Devereaux (Willis), is called in to handle an escalating series of domestic terrorist acts that are reducing New York City to so much rubble and body parts..."
"...Granadine offical Robert Lozano (Olmos) apparently does everything in his power to put an end to Ricardo's relentless search, even going so far as to have him beaten and left for dead. Like any good obsessive worth his salt, however, Ricardo refuses to give in to the mounting pressures around him, even though it may destroy not only himself but many, many others as well..."
"...That's the story of Kull in a nutshell, but if you expected much more, you're obviously not that big a fan of Hercules, from which Kull draws much of its essence. Sorbo makes for a likable hero; he's less musclebound than Schwarzenegger's Conan was, and his acting skills make Lou Ferrigno look like a pillar of salt..."
"...team -- led by millionaire skipper Morgan Weld (Robertson) -- to lose the prize to the Australians. Determined to redeem himself and to put the Cup back into the hands of the Americans, Parker catches up with his former sailing partner/girlfriend (Grey) -- and aeronautical engineer -- deep in the heart of the Utah salt flats, where he manages to convince her and her engineering partner/lover (Skarsgard) to assist him in the design and construction of the ultimate racing yacht..."
"...My wife made the observation that Penton's images are geologic. She pointed out the similarity to crystal, delicate and hard, and said some of the paint application even made her think of salt..."
"...Kicking off a busy weekend of food and wine events around Central Texas, the Austin Food & Wine Alliance hosts Live Fire!, a delicious sip and stroll event at the Salt Lick Barbecue's Pecan Grove Pavilion on the banks of Onion Creek on Thursday, April 25...."
"...This is such a nasty time of year, pipes freeze, wind whips at the roof shingles, and the hydrangea requires its blankie. Never mind all of that, however, for there is a greater peril in your life at the moment: Your beautiful fall footwear is under attack from mud, standing water, and salt, not to mention ever-present, uneven pavement...."
"...Grand Saline is the saltiest town in Texas, and it has the Salt Palace to prove it. Calling the visitors' center a palace may be stretching it, but the Northeast Texas town is literally sitting on a mountain of salt...."
"...Xnipec (aka "Dog's Nose" Salsa): fresh salsa of tomato, red onion, garlic, güero and habanero chile, sour orange juice, splash of vinegar, salt..."
"...Salt and black pepper to taste ..."
"...Salt: A World Historyby Mark Kurlansky..."
"...6 Tbs. unsalted butter..."
"...Salt & Time Artisanal Salumi and Pickles522-7258 www.saltandtime.com..."