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Playback: Will Johnson’s Eternal Newness
"Playback" challenges Will Johnson to a home run derby and uncovers seven things you didn't know about A Giant Dog
Music Column  February 8, 2018, by Kevin Curtin
"...Friday, Feb. 2, 10:30am: I've challenged Will Johnson to a home run derby...."

Will Johnson’s New Paradigm
Song sage on baseball, house concerts, and wisdom from Neil Young
DAILY Music  September 25, 2015, by William Harries Graham
"...Will Johnson’s enthralled audiences since college in Denton. Now 44, he’s become a songwriter Jason Isbell and Patterson Hood quote..."

Will Johnson Premiere
Lo-fi bard borrows kids’ keyboard for ambient composition
DAILY Music  November 28, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...On latest track “Small Leads,” Will Johnson lays down his pen and portrays a melancholic mood instrumentally. A lonely bassline, pulsing under a flood of mournful keys, conveys stillness and tension..."

All-Stars, Heroes, Juicers, Old Yards: New Baseball Paintings by Will Johnson
The season begins anew
Sports Story  April 5, 2013, by Mark Fagan
"...If there is any justice in this world – there usually isn't – then Will Johnson will become as well-known for his painting as he is for his music. As a solo artist and member of Centro-matic, Monsters of Folk, and South San Gabriel, Johnson has forged a formidable music career, but also finds the time to explore visual art..."

Will Johnson's Baseball Paintings
Centro-matic frontman is talented painter as well
Sports Story  March 12, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...Will Johnson is a man of many talents. Known primarily as the driving force behind Centro-matic and South San Gabriel and for having played alongside Jim James, Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and M..."

The Johnson Treatment
It's been a dozen years since Robert Caro's previous book about Johnson, and now he's back, this time with Master of the Senate, an exhaustive and exhausting examination of the United States Senate during the years of Johnson's time there.
Books Story  May 3, 2002, by Dick Holland
"...The first volume of Robert Caro's protracted meditation on the dark side of Lyndon Johnson, The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Path to Power, was published 20 years ago to almost universal acclaim. There was plenty about Caro's portrait of the young man on the make to offend Johnson loyalists, but his vivid presentation of the Texas Hill Country in the pre-electric era and his finely drawn character sketch of LBJ's political mentor, U.S..."

Playback: Robert Johnson Plays Antone’s Anniversary!
Antone’s resurrects Robert Johnson for its 42nd anniversary
Music Column  June 29, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Though Robert Johnson had been dead for 37 years by the time Antone's opened in 1975, the delta bluesman has put in anniversary appearances. One of his two existing images graced the 15th anniversary poster, and Buddy Guy performed his song "Sweet Home Chicago" as part of the club's 20-year celebration and corresponding live release..."

FF2012: Rian Johnson Throws Us for a 'Looper'
Director at Fantastic Fest on time travel and the Summer of Joe
DAILY Screens  September 28, 2012, by Richard Whittaker
"...Sci-fi time-twister Looper may be the kind of genre movie that comes around once a generation and rewrites the rules, straight from the noir-fueled brain of writer-director Rian Johnson. "Noir gives you an opportunity to bring out the good and the bad in people."..."

Johnson Family Vacation
Half-baked comedy is on the road to nowhere.
Film Review  April 9, 2004, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Starring: Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, Bow Wow, Shannon Elizabeth, Steve Harvey and Solange Knowles. Borrowing the concept from the National Lampoon series from the Eighties starring Chevy Chase, Johnson Family Vacation substitutes the Johnsons for the Griswold family and the increasingly popular Cedric the Entertainer in the amiable Chase role as the ineffectual paterfamilias..."

Studio Visits: Bethany Johnson
In a sharply divided two-room studio, Bethany Johnson slowly works herself out of a rut
Arts Column  June 21, 2013, by Andy Campbell
"..."I remember in college leafing through an Artforum and not feeling too excited about anything," recalls Bethany Johnson, whose technically precise drawings of multilayered imagery were on view a couple months ago in her Justin Lane studio during the West Austin Studio Tour. "I finally found an image I liked, and it was an advertisement, featuring a schematic drawing of the gears of a watch..."

Toros Return to Play Thursday With Tribute to Dennis Johnson
DAILY Sports  February 27, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...Having canceled last weekend's games due to the tragic and untimely death of head coach Dennis Johnson, the Toros return to the hardwood this Thursday facing the Colorado 14ers, 7pm at the Convention Center in Downtown Austin. Johnson will be honored in a pregame ceremony which will include a moment of silence, special music, a video presentation, and comments from Toros players and staff..."

Spike Lee, Rian Johnson, and Chelsea Manning for SXSW
Plus major tech names, Westworld panel, and more added
DAILY SXSW  January 30, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...SXSW may not be in a galaxy far, far away, but the Force will be strong this year with the announcement that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson and his longtime producer Ram Bergman will be speaking at the conference...."

Mat Johnson: Black & White & Read All Over
Our interview with the Houston-based author
DAILY Arts  June 18, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...This is an interview with Mat Johnson, who wrote the acclaimed Pym – which is somehow a popular favorite and a cult favorite, simultaneously, we'd swear – and who is most recently author of the novel Loving Day, which we've reviewed right here, just out via the Spiegel & Grau imprint of Penguin Random House...."

Toros Pay Tribute to Johnson
DAILY Sports  February 22, 2008, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...Next week marks the one-year anniversary of the death of Dennis Johnson. Barely 52 at the time, Johnson, a former NBA All-Star and Finals MVP, was in the middle of his second season as coach of the Toros when he suffered a heart attack and collapsed outside team practice at the Austin Convention Center on February 22. In honor of their former coach, the Toros are hosting a special pair of back-to-back home games this weekend..."

Consistenty Will Define Texans in 2012
Should easily cage Jaguars
DAILY Sports  September 15, 2012, by Barrett Walton
"...He regularly finds the mismatches on any given play. Andre Johnson and Schaub both have something to prove this year and itʼs exciting to think about what that means for the rest of this team..."

News Flash: UT Football Will Not Lose This Week
'Cuz they ain't playin'
DAILY Sports  October 8, 2010, by Joe O'Connell
"...What looked promising against OU? Fozzy Whittaker ran the ball as well as a UT ball carrier has this season, which is faint praise, but praise all the same. Cody Johnson suddenly came semi-alive in the fourth quarter..."

Will Vince Young Miss His First Game Ever? We'll Find Out Sunday.
DAILY Sports  October 18, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...There currently is not a spread on this game due VY's day-to-day status, but I'd have to guess the Titans would be a couple-point favorite with VY playing and the Texans would a couple-point favorite with Collins as their starting QB. My prediction is that the Texans will lose no matter who the Titans play behind center. With a nonexistent running game and the absence of their best player, Andre Johnson, Houston is going to have a hard time moving the ball against the Titans tough D..."

The Girl Who Met Robert Johnson
Shirley Ratisseau wrote a song with Robert Johnson
Music Story  August 3, 2012, by Margaret Moser
"...When she was a little girl, Shirley Ratisseau met Robert Johnson. Kind Hearted Woman Blues..."

The World Is Watching J. Quinton Johnson
The UT alumnus left Austin to be in "the room where it happens": in Hamilton on Broadway
Arts Story  April 6, 2017, by Robert Faires
"...No matter how many high school drama students hit him up for selfies at the Long Center on March 7 (and as the kids present numbered in the triple digits, there were plenty), J. Quinton Johnson happily obliged..."

Sad Day for the Toros, Basketball, and Austin: Dennis Johnson Dead at 52
DAILY Sports  February 22, 2007, by Josh Rosenblatt
"...I hate to be the bearer of absolutely terrible news, but Toros coach Dennis Johnson died today, Feb. 22, after collapsing on the court during the team's practice..."

Yvonne Johnson: Pride From Pain
Music Story  April 30, 2004, by Margaret Moser
"...In her autobiography, Stolen Life, Canadian Cree Yvonne Johnson spares little in the telling of her life of abuse, incest, rape, physical deformity, poverty, and crime. Yet Johnson, who won't be eligible for parole until 2014, doesn't point fingers, make excuses, or otherwise deny guilt for the murder that got her a life sentence..."

Links to Eric Johnson info on the Web
Music Story  September 27, 1996
"...Eric Johnson is all over the Web. Of course, you have to do a little judicious surfing but the first place to get your feet wet is at, the official Eric Johnson website..."

Eric's New Johnson
Music Column  August 30, 1996
"...When the G3 tour featuring Eric Johnson, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, and Adrian Legg kicks off in Concord, California on October 11 most Austinites won't be there to take note that Johnson's rhythm section has changed. Instead of longtime trio-mates Kyle Brock and Tommy Taylor on bass and drums respectively, look for studio and tour mercenary Brannen Temple on drums and Tones-era bassist Roscoe Beck (last seen with Robben Ford) to fill those spots..."

Nicole Conley Johnson Joins Public Education Review
AISD CFO becomes fourth member of Texas Commission on Public School Finance
News Story  January 4, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Austin Independent School District Chief Fin­an­cial Officer Nicole Conley Johnson has been appointed by House Speaker Joe Straus to the new Texas Com­mis­sion on Public School Fin­ance. She joins House Public Education Com­mittee Chair Dan Huberty, R-Houston, and committee members Diego Bernal, D-San Anton­io, and Ken King, R-Can­ad­ian, as the sole non-legislator on the body..."

Meet the Candidates: Dunaway, Johnson, Shrum
Three low-profile contenders in HD 49 race hope to make their mark
News Story  February 11, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Kenton Johnson has his own list: His campaign website includes 10 fun facts about the candidate (loves Pluckers, can never remember lyrics). However, he's not a joke candidate, but a municipal judge, a former municipal prosecutor, and past managing editor of the Texas Environmental Law Jour­nal..."

Roy Williams, B.J. Johnson, and Sloan Thomas Host Youth Football Camp
DAILY Sports  July 9, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...Roy Williams, B.J. Johnson, and Sloan Thomas will be hosting a noncontact football camp this weekend that'll focus on the skills and fundamentals that make for a good football player..."

Will the Real Colt McCoy Please Stand Up
Here's to another hopeful national championship year for UT
DAILY Sports  September 4, 2009, by Joe O'Connell
"...Fozzy Whittaker is back and his knee is held together with baling wire. Cody Johnson is finally getting in shape..."

Accidents Will Happen
Crash 'n' Burn Punkaholics
Music Story  June 14, 1996
"..."I'd been playing guitar for ten years. Paul [Johnson, Motards Guitarist Number Two] had been playing a while, too..."

'Boys Will Be Boys'
Jeff Pearlman's new book exposes the excesses and successes of the Nineties Dallas Cowboys
DAILY Sports  October 17, 2008, by Timothy Braun
"...The antics of Irvin are just the tip of the iceberg. The ‘Boys replaced the only coach they had ever known, the legendary and Bible-fearing Tom Landry, with the egomaniacal Jimmy Johnson, whose interests included listening to Barbra Streisand, violent movies, white shag carpet, and the consumption of cold Heineken..."

Dennis Johnson Memorial to Be Held Sunday
DAILY Sports  February 23, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...The Austin Toros announced today that a memorial service honoring coach Dennis Johnson will be held Sunday, Feb. 25, 4pm, at the David Chapel Baptist Church, 2211 E..."

Understanding Arabs From Johnson City
Postmarks  June 23, 2004
"...Monsarrat, I'm very glad to know that you have this incredible vision into the Arab mentality and their reasons for hating our government or us ["Postmarks Online," June 17]. Have you actually been there or did you figure all of this out from your home in Johnson City? Could it have anything to do with our country (which used to be considered the good guys by most of the world) invading and occupying a foreign country without being provoked, based on speculative intelligence, a president with a personal agenda, and reasons given to us 16 months ago that turned out to be mostly simple lies..."

Will Travel for Food
Appalachia: The Land and the Larder … Southern Foodways Symposium, Oct. 2-5, Oxford, Miss.
Food Story  October 24, 2003, by Virginia B. Wood
"...Many of the guests spoke fondly of their memories of the Austin barbecue field trip in the summer of 2002, and it was gratifying to see Austin restaurateur Hoover Alexander take a well-deserved place on the SFA board of directors. Former Chronicle contributor Pableaux Johnson was in attendance, and I was able to reconnect with him over lunch one day..."

Will Pay Cash for Film
Texas Filmmakers' Production Fund underwrites independent film and video
Screens Story  August 3, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...Peters arrived in Austin to head the TFPF along with friend Jerry Johnson, who took over the daily programming duties. Initially, the process of creating the TFPF came down to three things: funding, creating an application process, and then creating a panel process to select the deserving filmmakers...."

Screen It and They Will Come
Sports-related films at SXSW Film
DAILY Sports  March 9, 2012, by Mark Fagan
"...The AnnouncementThis documentary covers Magic Johnson's November 7, 1991, announcement regarding his HIV-positive status, which at the time was thought to be a death sentence. Johnson is living proof that that is not the case..."

If You Paint It, They Will Come
The "Shakespeare of Shortstops" is immortalized in art
DAILY Arts  January 18, 2012, by Robert Faires
"...Tim Kerr – himself no small figure in Austin's musical culture (Big Boys, Poison 13, Bad Mutha Goose, et al.) – did the artistic honors with the Wells mural, after being commissioned for the project by the home's owner, Paul K Johnson. The piece made its debut in early January, and now Willie Wells watches over the home of his youth and old age next door..."

Billy Ray 'Rojo' Johnson Delights Dell Crowd
Looks suspiciously like Will Ferrell
DAILY Sports  May 7, 2010, by Mark Fagan
"...Venezuelan pitcher Billy Ray "Rojo" Johnson made his pro baseball debut for the Express last night and was ejected after throwing just one pitch. Rojo looked suspiciously like comedian Will Ferrell who was in attendance at the game in support of the Cancer for College golf tourney being held Monday, May 10..."

Council: Have Ears, Will Hear
City gets 'Central Corridor Update' from Project Connect
News Story  March 28, 2014, by Michael King
"...The week's proclamations include a couple of longtime fav­or­ites: Esther's Follies' 37th anniversary, and a Distin­guish­ed Service Award for long-serving and much-loved city staffer Byron Johnson (In Memoriam, to be accepted by his family and colleagues). Musical honorees are Atlas Maior, whose music ( audibly and figuratively maps the world, and will definitely open your ears...."

Funeral Procession Will Journey to San Angelo to Bury Slain APD Officer
Padron will be laid to rest in San Angelo Friday
DAILY News  April 10, 2012, by Jordan Smith
"...Once in San Angelo, a rosary will be held Thursday night, April 12, at 6pm at the Johnson Funeral home. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 13, at St..."

Will the Well Run Dry for Las Lomitas?
Neighborhood faced with loss of water source
News Story  November 11, 2011, by Mike Kanin
"...Texas RioGrande Legal Aid attorney D'Ann Johnson has been working with Las Lomitas residents and says it appears that not all of the lots face the same hurdles. Indeed, seven properties on the edge of the subdivision don't appear to share plat restrictions that would limit their neighbors in terms of both housing type (single family, which not all of the lots in the subdivision currently host) and septic construction..."

Page Two: Yes We Said Yes We Will Yes
The Chronicle in bloom
Columns  June 25, 2010, by Louis Black
"...– Robert Johnson, "Hellhound on My Trail"..."

I Will Hunt You Down
Postmarks  March 21, 2005

Will Shill for Nukes
At UT and elsewhere, academic scientists are only too happy to lend their names and reputations to the nuclear power industry
News Story  April 16, 2004, by William M. Adler
"...None but a blockhead, Samuel Johnson said, writes for free. Ted Besmann is no blockhead..."

Will Travel for Food
Reviewing the Central Market Cooking School
Food Story  May 26, 2000, by Virginia B. Wood
"...However, the chances are you'll spend some time on the road during the summer months. The Chronicle food staff (Rebecca Chastenet de Géry, Pableaux Johnson, Mick Vann, Rachel Feit, Barbara Chisholm, Wes Marshall, and myself) have some great new restaurant suggestions for you to incorporate into your vacation plans..."

The Sound and the Fury
Monsters of Folk drummer Will Johnson continues demonstrating monstrous musical and compositional gifts
Music Story  October 8, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...By his own account, Will Johnson plays drums like a frustrated guitarist...."

Waking the Dead
Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson find common ground.
Music Story  September 12, 2003, by Melanie Haupt
"...Nonetheless, tarry is what these two men do, perched as respectfully as possible on an ancient monument, surrounded by other gargantuan gravestones bearing the poignant legends "Mother," "Father," "Our Baby Daughter." Together, Okkervil River's Will Sheff and Centro-matic's Will Johnson hold court amid the dead in a museum dedicated to absence...."

Centro-Matic Packs It In
With a sprawling, sold-out show at the Parish Thursday
DAILY Music  December 12, 2014, by Doug Freeman
"...When Centro-matic formed in Denton in 1996, bandleader Will Johnson didn’t give the band much prognosis for success. Yet nearly two decades and 11 studio LPs later, the original quartet of Johnson, Matt Pence, Scott Danbom, and Mark Hedman brings the group to an end on Dec..."

Overseas at Home
Indie all-stars debut at the Parish
DAILY Music  August 5, 2013, by Doug Freeman
"...In 2009, Austinite Will Johnson (Centro-matic), Dave Bazan (Pedro the Lion), and Matt and Bubba Kadane (Bedhead) met in Denton to begin a collaboration. The death of their mutual friend Vic Chesnutt reverberated with all..."

Field of Dreams
A nine-inning sampler of Johnson's best songs
Music Story  October 8, 2010
"..."Tent of Total Mystery," Will Johnson, Murder of Tides (2002)..."

Star Wars: The Last Jedi
A stellar entry into the beloved franchise
Film Review  December 15, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Directed by: Rian Johnson. Starring: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Laura Dern, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Domhnall Gleeson, Mark Hamill, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis and Kelly Marie Tran...."

Early to Rise
Daniel Johnson loves early music's purity of sound and intimacy, and he's not alone
Arts Story  December 12, 2008, by Robert Faires
"...Daniel Johnson doesn't look like a rebel. And he certainly doesn't sound like a rebel..."

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