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One in a Crowd: The Honor Farm
Austin documentary expert Karen Skloss takes us back to school
DAILY Screens  December 29, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Part teen crush drama, part psychedelic psycho thriller: Director Karen Skloss' debut narrative feature The Honor Farm has a little of everything. Now it wants to add some crowdfunded support...."

The Honor Farm Gets Psychedelic
Karen Skloss’ prom nightmare
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...SXSW Midnighters aren't just about horror or wild antics. In this year's witching hour screenings, The Honor Farm bends the rules and reality among films that highlight gore and craziness..."

One in a Crowd: The Juani Begood Show
Keep Austin's awkward sketch comedy on the Interwebs
DAILY Screens  January 9, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...And a little update about another project recently featured in the One in a Crowd column: Karen Skloss' upcoming prom-horror fusion The Honor Farm made its $50,000 target with two days to go. Now it's a contender to become Indiewire's project of the week..."

SXSW Unleashes the Midnighters
Mayhem, 68 Kill, plus Behind the Mask retrospective
DAILY SXSW  February 7, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...• and The Honor Farm, the debut narrative feature from Austin editor and documentarian Karen Skloss (Sunshine). Neece described the Austin-shot horror as "a different take on a road trip..."

The Power of One
Director Avildsen has one recurrent theme: that of the solitary individual pitted against the insensitive, dehumanizing, oppressive powers of the status quo. From Joe to Save the Tiger to Lean...
Film Review  April 10, 1992, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...The movie starts with the birth of PK, our central character, born three weeks after his father was trampled to death by an elephant. As we're told in his treacly voiceover, we witness his mother's breakdown and eventual death as the family farm fails, PK's banishment to boarding school where he's tortured as the only Brit amongst the hate-mongering, Afrikaner schoolboys (they viciously spit in his face and urinate on his little body), his courage and self-confidence are located during a jarring witch doctor's ritual -- all this, and we're not 15 minutes into the movie..."

Behind the Scenes
A peek inside Austin filmmakers' creative spaces
Screens Story  November 19, 2015, by Joe O'Connell
"...[Editor's Note: Chronicle Editor Louis Black is a producer on both Karen Skloss' The Honor Farm and Clay Liford's Slash.]..."

Virginia Wood, Champion of the Austin Food Community, Dies at 67
Our colleague and friend will be greatly missed
DAILY Food  March 2, 2018, by Jessi Cape
"...Her column, Food-O-File, chronicled the latest in chef changes, restaurant openings, shuttered food businesses, and up-and-coming artisan foodmakers, from 1995 until 2014. Widely regarded as one of the first journalists to cover the burgeoning farm-to-table movement, Wood’s column also acted as a bulletin board announcing businesses and food industry folks that needed, and deserved, attention..."

Sending Postcards From the Great Divide
UT RTF chair Paul Stekler on election year for PBS
DAILY News  July 10, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The show also allowed Stekler to highlight the filmmaking skills of multiple UT RTF alums, including Alvarez, director Heather Courtney (Where Soldiers Come From), editors Lucy Kreutz (61 Bullets) and Karen Skloss (the upcoming The Honor Farm), and cinematographer Deb Lewis (Independent Lens). Stekler said, "It makes you really proud to see this stuff."..."

Help Save Swede Farm Dairy!
Area farmers' market mainstay needs customer support
DAILY Food  August 28, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Regular shoppers at Austin area farmers' markets are bound to know the friendly Carlson family of Swede Farm Dairy – if not by individual names, certainly by their excellent line of goat milk products. Those exemplary products are in danger of disappearing from the markets, but there is a way to help...."

The Farm Team
Edible Austin Eat Drink Local Week
Food Story  November 29, 2013, by Jessi Cape
"...7-14) offers a weeklong extravaganza in honor of the city's sustainable, cultural, and culinary wonders. Austin has quickly ascended as one of the nation's hot spots for locally sourced ingredients, farm-to-table restaurants, agricultural sustainability, and organics; Austin's evolving profile has inspired the Edible Austin team to implement a few changes this year in hopes of encouraging even higher levels of support for the Central Texas farms and dining scene..."

Count the Blessings
The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival at 25
Food Story  April 16, 2010, by Virginia B. Wood
"...First it was the Texas cheese renaissance led by Dallasite Paula Lambert and the late Sara Bolton of Dripping Springs; then myriad salsas inspired by The Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival; then artisan chocolates from Austin’s Cocoa Puro, Wiseman House in Hico, Chocolat in Fredericksburg, and Dude, Sweet Chocolate in Dallas; and most recently, the resurgence of artisan charcuterie and bacon at restaurants and farmers’ markets statewide...."

The Good Eye Looks Back
All the best glimpses caught by the Good Eye in 2014
Columns  December 23, 2014, by Amy Gentry
"...Speaking of nature, Kimberley Warren-Rhodes ("Farm to Face," Feb. 28) of Farm to Girl natural skincare and baby-care products, has good news to report: The Limited recently featured Farm to Girl as a favorite women-run business for the holidays..."

Moojo Makes a Sandwich, Kerbey Lane Brings Out the Pumpkins
Today's Austin food news
DAILY Food  October 29, 2015, by Virginia B. Wood
"...The Peached Tortilla and Quickie Pickie grows, Texas French Bread honors Boggy Creek Farm, and more in your morning food news...."

A Place at the Long Table
The complex, nuanced, unmistakable taste of Juneteenth, 139 years later
Food Story  June 17, 2005, by Toni Tipton-Martin
"...The first Freedom Day was held in 1866 as the newly freed, taking cues from the myriad celebration ceremonies they witnessed among the planter class, congregated in acknowledgement of the anniversary of their liberty. They arrived on farm vehicles and horseback and dressed in their finest clothes..."

Following the Milk
Take a trip with Whole Foods' anniversary cheeses, from udder to market
Food Story  August 20, 2010, by MM Pack
"...I wait by the gate to Straus Family Creamery; there's no sign identifying this California institution, famous for milk and a multigenerational commitment to sustainability and land stewardship. Bill Straus began farming here in 1941 with 23 cows..."

Sonya Coté Debuts A Table in the Garden
Community cookbook pays tribute to District 5
DAILY Food  March 9, 2016, by Brandon Watson
"...The chef and restaurateur (Hillside Farmacy, Eden East at Springdale Farm, and Coté Catering) already has a lot on her plate, but that didn’t stop her from taking on a year long residency as part of the “Drawing Lines: Explorations of Place” exhibition commissioned to honor the diversity of Austin’s communities at the anniversary of 10-1. Coté was one of 10 artists selected to build site-specific public art tied to one of the new council districts...."

The Buzz About Apis
Spicewood-area eatery makes a bee line for early 2015 debut
DAILY Food  December 17, 2014, by Virginia B. Wood
"...In keeping with the farm-to-table aesthetic, chef Hall's winter menu featured Apis honey in both the complementary sparkling cava cocktail and the glaze on a duck breast. He also offered a young feral hog ragu over torn chestnut pasta utilizing meat harvested on a family ranch..."

The 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
The lowdown on the 2015 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories
Arts Story  February 18, 2016, by Robert Faires
"...Honorable Mention: "Retirement Day" Brantley Ross Pringle Jr. grew up on a farm in Northwest Texas..."

Connecting to the Cosmos at Utopia Fest
I got in the van, the psych beehive, and Silent Disco
DAILY Music  September 23, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...A sober, healthy-looking Aaron Freeman (aka Gene Ween), who required an alcohol-free backstage, played a memorable unplugged set that took off when he busted out a wealth of Ween gems including “I Don’t Want to Leave You on the Farm,” “Object,” and “Pork Roll, Egg, and Cheese.”..."

Point Austin: The Legacy of Solidarity
Film of the 'Austin Chicano Huelga' recounts a city's transformation
News Column  October 15, 2010, by Michael King
"...• The strike became a national cause, eventually involving United Farm Workers founder Cesar Chavez – and transforming local politics. The More Things Change ......"

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