"...And now Barbera is doing even less for American movies. Even Tom and Jerry fans -- and there are lots of them -- will have a hard time enjoying this cartoon..."
"...Starring: Nick Upton, Deborah Collar, Frank Passingham, John Schofield and Mike Gifford. Like a cross between the Brothers Quay, Jan Svankmajer, and David Lynch, Tom Thumb is a dark, eerie retelling of the familiar tale of the tiny boy and his magical adventures in a world of giants..."
"...Starring: Nickolas Grace, Rosemary Harris, Miranda Richardson and Willem Dafoe. The Tom and Viv under scrutiny in this movie are none other than T.S..."
"...Last night at midnight, in the downstairs theatre at The Hideout, as part of the Out Of Bounds Comedy Festival, local improviser, Confidence Man, dog minder and co-owner of the Institution Theatre – Mr. Tom Booker, we're referencing here – was treated to what the ancient Norse called a flyting...."
"...“I’m thinking it may be the last trip around the country,” Tom Petty told Rolling Stone in December about his Heartbreakers’ 40th anniversary tour. Eight shows into 46, Oklahoma to London (lone European date), Tuesday’s two-hour worship at a rafters-stocked Frank Erwin Center took on the distinct air of victory lap..."
"...For decades now, in fact. Name your favorite music icon – David Bowie, Tom Waits, PJ Harvey – and odds are they’ve prompted a gathering of local (and maybe national) acts at a local club to pay tribute with deep-catalog covers...."
"...Austin has been the epicenter of all things Tom Sachs since his "Boombox Retrospective" launched at the Contemporary Austin in January. Listeners can hear the NYC-based artist's playlists on the pirate radio station 94.3FM, view his work at the Jones Center and Laguna Gloria, and can now find a further extension of his work living in the Project Room at Lora Reynolds Gallery...."
"...Joe Perry I'd interviewed before and Steven Tyler seemed like a longshot, so Tom Hamilton became the next logical choice for an Aerosmith chat tied to the band's show Friday at the Frank Erwin Center. Days before the election, politics made for an obvious topic, as did songwriting given the bassist's name on both “Sweet Emotion” and “Janie's Got a Gun.”..."
"...The first time I heard Tom Waits was through a college boyfriend and, like many people, I didn't really get it...."
"...Directed by: Marc Moormann. The correlation between music and math, if not explicit, is seldom documented with as much panache as Tom Dowd & the Language of Music..."
"...Here’s the 2017 Texas Book Festival, taking over the State Capitol grounds on Saturday and Sunday, flooding the area with nationally renowned authors and editors and publishers and so on, the whole madding literary crowd, and, somewhere in the middle of it all: Tom Gauld...."
"...At least, that's the case with the 2017 TBF. Tom Hanks will be making an appearance on Sat., Nov..."
"...On Dec. 12, 2013, Tom Laughlin died...."
"...Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Sugar Land, opining that the state simply did not prove its case...."
"...In this week's Chronicle, we talk with former Saturday Night Live writer Tom Schiller about his 1984 film, Nothing Lasts Forever, which was never released despite appearances by SNL stars Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd...."
"...Tom Ardolino, longtime drummer for “The World’s Greatest Bar Band” NRBQ, died January 6. I spoke to Austin’s Conrad Choucroun, now the ‘Q’s drummer, in October when the reconstituted Quartet came to town for the first time since 1994...."
"...So, after years of waiting, the Texas capitol press corps gets to use the term "convicted felon Tom DeLay." Yes, a Travis County jury found the former U.S. House Majority Leader guilty of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering...."
"...Now never let it be said that we at Chronic towers are prone to tittle-tattle, but a rumor floated around the corridors of the House last week that Speaker Tom Craddick's days with the gavel could be numbered. Let's put this into context: As the session winds down, and everyone at the Lege gets more tired and cranky and wrapped up in the madness of the process, crazy rumors gain improbable footholds. This one, floating around at the back end of the week, had heavy-hitters within his own party organizing a vote to remove the current speaker from office before the end of the session..."
"...Take the case of artist Tom White. Would you know he’s an artist if I – speaking with, ah, The Voice of Media Authority or whatever – didn’t call him an artist?..."
"...What is confirmed is that above all he is observant, loyal, generous, self-deprecating about his talent, and very funny. Let's say he is Tom Zigal, whose new novel Pariah was published a couple of weeks ago..."
"...How precisely does one parse the difference in artistic merit between, say, a 15-year-old with Final Cut Pro splicing together fart jokes from the collected works of Jim Carrey and a gallery artist assembling a supercut of Tom Cruise running in movies? I honestly don't know. The first example is theoretical (at least, I think it is; I worry what kind of watch list I'll land on if I Google "Jim Carrey farting")..."
"...But rather than celebrate his success – which many have heralded as the coming of a wunderkind, since he was 19 years old when he began starring in, producing, writing, costume designing, and editing his films – Dolan, as he tells it, was struggling with American distributors’ disinterest in his third feature, Tom at the Farm...."
"...Directed by: Tom Palazzolo. Chicago filmmaker Tom Palazzolo's films, which were made in the Seventies, continue to be shown in anthropology classrooms..."
"...The appearance of Public Citizen Executive Director Tom Smith at the November meeting of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club was not unusual in form. The man known universally as "Smitty" schmoozed with the group in the crowded back room of Scholz Garten, waited through the regular meeting business, and eventually walked to the speaker's platform to deliver a talk on the latest Texas and Austin developments in renewable energy..."
"...1) Tomstown, Act II: Back by popular demand, U.S. Rep..."
"...We dined at Vespaio last night and I was again reminded that the man behind the bar for the last fourteen years, Tom Upthegrove, is still one of the best. This is one of the handful of bars in town where I simply ask the bartender to make me whatever he chooses..."
"..."Under the leadership of Tom Staley, the Ransom Center has become an American pantheon of literary and artistic luminaries," said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. "The Center's collections, which have grown tremendously during his tenure, are the crown jewels of our university..."
"...Dear Editor, My best friend has died. His name was Tom Cottrill..."
"...Rep. Tom DeLay's unparalleled power in the Texas Congressional delegation made for many tremendous historical events an infamous, but failed, Democratic walkout in the Texas Lege; a Republican-heavy Congressional map that unseated five veteran Democrats; and a new standard for mid-decade redistricting that has thus far withstood judicial scrutiny and currently awaits Supreme Court judgment..."
"...– Outgoing Planning Commissioner Tom Nuckols..."
"...If Texas Democrats were hoping that a figure with Obama-like charisma would propel them back into the governor's office in 2010 – well, Tom Schieffer will sorely disappoint them. And he's no Kinky Friedman, either – though given the 2006 results (when Friedman ran and lost as an independent), that could be a good thing..."
"...The war of words between the Travis Co. district attorney and the subjects of the Tomstown investigations escalated last week, as DA Ronnie Earle used the occasion of his release of records requested by Texas Association of Business attorney Andy Taylor for a press conference broadside against what he called "just another stalling tactic." Earle said that Taylor's open-records requests, like that of state GOP Chair Tina Benkiser before it, were "not good faith requests" and that the documents released in response to them did not demonstrate that the DA's office has engaged either in leaks to the media or collaboration with partisan sources...."
"...This abundantly creepy, and always controversial, British movie never goes out of style. Intelligently directed by Michael Powell (The Red Shoes), the director also plays a key role in the movie as the peeping Tom's father..."
"...The Workshop: Seven Decades of the Iowa Writers' Workshop: 43 Stories, Recollections, and Essays on Iowa's Place in Twentieth-Century American Literature edited by Tom Grimes..."
"...On the cover of Mule Variations, Tom Waits' first album since 1993's Black Rider and his first non-soundtrack release since 1992's Bone Machine, the singer looks over the shoulder of his battered overcoat and into the camera. He's not afraid of the camera stealing his soul because stealing souls is his profession -- avocation even..."
"...So the adorable Tom Hanks has a thing for typewriters. He loves to talk about them, write about them, collect them, compare them, and act out typing on them..."
"...Tom Smith – known universally as “Smitty” – will today announce his retirement as director of the Texas office of Public Citizen. Smith has held the office since 1985, and at 67, he says, “My spirit’s willing, but my body is worn out.” He will remain in the job until the advocacy organization finds a suitable replacement...."
"...The film will be directed by Peter Landesman (who also wrote the script), is produced by Tom Hanks, and will star Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, and Jacki Weaver. Production begins Jan..."
"...Dear Editor, Why are emails sent to Tom Suehs' state of Texas email address returned as undeliverable? And when you call his office, all they will give you is the email for his secretary, Laura Ozuna. Is it possible he can't be bothered to read any more emails about Planned Parenthood, so he's just ignoring the people of Texas? How can an appointee just shut down an email address that is printed in our state's official directory? Maybe worth checking out...."
"...Tom Brosseau's high trill seems otherworldly, simultaneously comforting in its gentleness and unsettling in its plaintive uniqueness. While 2006’s Grand Forks (Loveless) wove vignettes of Brosseau’s North Dakota hometown into an evocative, nostalgic exploration, for the recording of last year’s Cavalier (Fat Cat), he intentionally uprooted to untrodden terrain in Bristol, England. “I was basically unfamiliar with the surroundings,” says the soft-voiced Brosseau..."
"...Americana pioneer Tom Russell may be most widely known for his songwriting, which includes such classics as “Gallo del Cielo” and “Spanish Burgundy,” but his artistry spans across media. In addition to recording more than 20 albums, Russell has published a detective novel and a book of letters with poet Charles Bukowski, and is currently completing a documentary about his sister-in-law that will serve as the third installment of his "Americana Trilogy." He's also an avid painter, and when he comes through Austin tomorrow to play the Cactus Café, he'll visit the Yard Dog Gallery on South Congress for the opening exhibition of his latest folk art..."
"...Amongst the interim charges proposed over the last three days, hidden in the depths of the often over-looked Civil Practices committee section, Speaker Tom Craddick made a clear implication that he was looking to tighten up tort reform yet again, and even discourage ‘meritless’ litigation (i.e. the kind that loses) by introducing “recovery of costs and other financial penalties.” But as vice-chair of Civil Practices, Rep..."
"...It looks like it’s been a big couple of weeks for our man Tom Riley, spokesman for the White House Office of the National Drug Control Policy. As Reefer Madness reports below, instead of respond to a reporter’s questions about the ONDCP budget, Riley called the reporter’s boss – in a true second-grade nanny-nanny-boo-boo moment – to try to imply that reporter Ryan Grim was somehow unqualified or too biased to handle reporting on the ONDCP because he used to work for the pot-law reform group, the Marijuana Policy Project. Now, Vote Hemp reports that Riley worked his seemingly mean-spirited – and, unfortunately, completely inaccurate – brand of spin on Jan..."
"...You'll quickly discern "the message that political identity is, or should be, predominantly racial," since there is no other reason for drawing these weird snakelike districts from here to Mexico. (There's no way to drive from Hyde Park to McAllen -- the extremities of the new District 25 -- without leaving the district multiple times.) All five towns are currently represented in the Legislature by white Democrats, but in Tom DeLay's ideal Texas, there are no white Democrats..."
"...The stars aligned Wednesday night at the Mohawk for Petty Fest, a 28-song tribute to rock & roll icon Tom Petty...."