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Three Guys, a Girl, and a Dog Named Friday
Austin film collective Jollyville Pictures on its ingredients for success
Screens Story  December 18, 2009, by Marc Savlov
"...It's a relatively gorgeous weekday afternoon, and I'm sitting in Spider House Patio Bar & Cafe with Dano Johnson and Don Swaynos; along with director Tate English and actor T. Lynn Mikeska, they make up the whole of the Jollyville Pictures collective..."

Hidden Room Theatre Resurrects King Lear
The once-popular but now obscure revision of Shakespeare's play by Nahum Tate is revived, complete with happy ending
Arts Story  November 5, 2015, by Stephanie Carll
"...In a secret room in Downtown Austin, Beth Burns and company are resuscitating King Lear. Oh, not the one from your high school English class..."

Flicker No. 8
This bimonthly film festival showcases short films by local and national filmmakers who submit works via mail. Flicker guarantees an array of projects and intriguing juxtapositions at every screening, with...
Film Review  April 8, 2002, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...All admission proceeds go toward the Flicker Film Grant, which awards $100 to a deserving local filmmaker at each and every Flicker. Included in this screening are works by local filmmakers Samantha Krukowski, Jeremy Fleishman & Jonathan Thronhill, Andrew McAllister, Aaron Valdez, Gary Price, Laura Barrett, and Tate English & Mike Suter..."

Football Prophecies
Dick Cheney, Butch Vig, and chicken wings all play a role in Week 7
DAILY Sports  October 20, 2012, by Russ Espinoza
"...Quarterback Aaron Rodgers witnesses a dignified English gentlemen taking a whizzing pie in the face whilst waiting for a bus...."

The Greatest Gift
An oral history unearthing one of post-punk's most seminal acts: Austin's Scratch Acid
Music Story  September 1, 2006, by Greg Beets
"...DY: When we opened for Public Image at the City Coliseum, they had a nice spread backstage, and I went to go get a beer. Some English guy says, "Oh, you can't have none 'ah that." I said, "We're in the opening band," and he said, "You have to talk to the promo'tuh." So I asked the promoter if we could have some beer and he said I'd have to talk to the band..."

The Fearless Vampire Killers, or: Pardon Me, but Your Teeth Are in My Neck
Period horror comedies were virtually unheard of in 1967, and although all of Roman Polanski's work up to that year had shone a flair for blacker-than-pitch grave-digger humor, this would be the first time he had experimented with outright comedy
Screens Review  November 26, 2004, by Marc Savlov
"...The horrific sucker punch of a denouement is pure Polanski, though, as it comes atop a moment of tender comedics from the director himself. What's most interesting about the film is its pure alienness: For nearly all of its running time, it feels as if you're watching a foreign film translated into English and then back again, which lends the proceedings, including the comedy, a bizarrely surreal touch..."

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
Screens Story  June 13, 1997
"...One of the most ambitious and successful literary adaptations ever, A Clockwork Orange manages to capture the disturbing ideas and idiosyncratic language of Anthony Burgess' novel while adding inspired stylistic touches straight from director Kubrick's imagination. McDowell is Alex DeLarge, a flamboyant, charismatic English hooligan, who likes to dress up in all-white clothes to lead his gang of young "droogs" on binges of mayhem and rape (acts often committed to the strains of Beethoven and Hollywood show tunes)..."

Hot Movie Previews
Sneaking Into Summer
Screens Story  May 23, 1997, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Jilted lovers Meg Ryan and Matthew Broderick team up in this romantic comedy to spy on their exes who have moved in together and, of course, discover their true love waits on the other side of the binoculars; this New York City love story is directed by Griffin Dunne, the actor (After Hours) and producer (Chilly Scenes of Winter, Running on Empty) who has now turned his hand to directing. (May 23) BROKEN ENGLISH..."

Poet Marlys West
Books Story  September 27, 1996
"...Her spoken word work with the Blue Plate Poets has been heard on the stage of the Electric Lounge and the Lollapalooza tour. Evangeline Was a Beauty Queen and Other Stories, her self-printed collection of poems, won the 1994 Austin Book Award. She has a Master's in English from the University of Virginia and is presently finishing an MFA in Poetry on a full support fellowship from the University of Texas..."

Film Reviews
News Story  December 8, 1995
"...CARRINGTOND: Christopher Hampton; with Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Rufus Sewell, Samuel West, Penelope Wilton. (R, 123 min.) How interesting it is that this compelling film is named for Dora Carrington (Thompson), the English painter who shared an emotionally intense and all-encompassing relationship with famed writer Lytton Strachey (Pryce). Interesting because, although Carrington appears in nearly all of the scenes, we do not really know her apart from Strachey until the last half hour of the film, and, even then, her character seems profoundly influenced by her relationship with him..."

A Poet's Paper Trail
Billy Collins' archives acquired in advance of Austin appearance
DAILY Books  January 21, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...There’s a reason that Collins, an English professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York, holds such wide appeal: His poems read like short stories or vignettes with line breaks. He writes about everyday life, choosing simple words that he pieces together in a warm, unhurried rhythm, almost as if he’s welcoming the reader into his living room...."

Mourning After
Kelly Daniela Norris on the unexpected paths of grief and love
Screens Story  October 25, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...As for the Spanish language, the script was written in English and then later translated by a friend of mine. Aside from the logistical reasons for telling this story in Spanish, it was also a way of distancing me from my words..."

Wes Anderson Brings Isle of Dogs to SXSW
Plus Midnighters bring the gore, and Alita party
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"..."Brian and Charles" (United Kingdom) D: Jim Archer A comedy about two friends who share a cottage in the English countryside. Brian is a poorly groomed, gravelly voiced farmer who struggles with depression and loneliness..."

Gay Place
The community mourns the loss of Monica Loera and Ceci Gratias
Columns  November 9, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...ACC Honors English: Queer Writing ACC's Louisa Spaventa is once again teaching her rad queer writing class. Spring 2018..."

The French Connection
Golden moments at Austin Week in Angers, France
DAILY Music  September 16, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...“No one knows what’s going on because I don’t speak French and they don’t speak English,” smiled the Hole in the Wall staple. “But that’s how great shit happens – or at least it has a chance to.”..."

SXSW Announces Midnighters and Shorts
Henry Rollins, Jeremy Sisto join horror lineup
DAILY SXSW  February 10, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"..."Oh Lucy" (Japan/USA/Singapore) Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi Setsuko, a 55-year-old single so-called office lady in Tokyo, is given a blonde wig and a new identity, Lucy, by her young, unconventional English-language teacher. "Lucy" awakens desires in Setsuko she never knew existed...."

'The NFL Beat': Mock Draft
The 'Chronicle' gets Draft-y with a li'l help from friends
DAILY Sports  April 17, 2012, by Alex Dunlap
"...18) San Diego Chargers (Byron) Nick Perry, DE/OLB USC Byron goes with another regional connection, this time SoCal. Larry English never did anything for the Chargers, and they're long past the days of Shawne Merriman..."

Arrested Development?
Young-at-heart Austin is home to a booming Young Adult literature scene
Books Story  December 24, 2010, by Melanie Haupt
"...Take, for example, the Young Adult @ Heart book club (, founded by Becky Kapes Osmon, who found her previous book club struggling with the slog of capital-"L" literature. An English major and lifelong reader, Osmon realized that she was drawn to YA literature and that she and her friends found themselves reading and recommending titles from within the field again and again..."

Record review
Music Review  July 7, 2006, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Promise Land integrates this instrumental mélange further, expanding on the sextet's 2004 debut, The Jungle Science EP, yet in doing so leaves its Achilles' heel doubly exposed. Whether in English (Sean Tate), or en Espanol (Sergio Carvajal), Balistica's group vocals seldom rise above hooligan chants ("Tilt? (The Empire State Song) "), or a screamo yowl bordering on nü metal..."

How to pun your way to fame, how to meet lots of Texas writers, and how to discover the truth behind the mysterious and controversial de la Peña diary.
Books Column  April 28, 2000, by Clay Smith
"...Call 472-1903 for more information or visit The mysterious and controversial Peña diary is up for an entire day of discussion on Saturday, April 29, from 9am-6:30pm at UT's Center for American History in a conference titled "Eyewitness to the Texas Revolution: José Enrique de la Peña and His Narrative." In 1975, the first English translation of Peña's account that David Crockett was captured and executed soon after the fighting at the Alamo siege ended caused a major controversy that to this day has never quite died down..."

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