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This Week's Waste of Time
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Text-Based Adventure Gaming
DAILY Screens  June 11, 2009, by James Renovitch
"...I've been jonesing to make a text-based adventure game our weekly waste of time, if only to take a week off from pandering to the casual gamer and offer something only a true dork could love. As the title implies the original text-based games involved little to no graphical elements to play – like a game of Dungeons & Dragons but on a computer and therefore without a human to interpret your actions..."

Non-Stop
Liam Neeson plays a flawed lawman once again, this time tasked with finding the terrorist on a plane.
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Film Review  February 28, 2014, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Now, Non-Stop brings us Liam Neeson as an alcoholic federal air marshal. What’s next? It’s as though Hollywood were trying to turn air travel into a white-knuckle adventure..."

The Fault in Our Stars
The film does justice to the popular novel in this judicious teen tearjerker.
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Film Review  June 6, 2014, by Kimberley Jones
"...Weber (The Spectacular Now) dial back on the spikiness that made Hazel’s voice so winning in Green’s novel, and her inner monologue is translated to screen via a gauzier voiceover. After a slow, sweet build to an adventure in Amsterdam, the film dramatically plateaus, but not ruinously so: It is simply placid about other foregone conclusions..."

The AggreGAYtor: October 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
DAILY The Gay Place  October 28, 2013
"...Bill and Ted end their problematic adventure, Peter LaBarbera thinks gay is gross, and Colorado gets a dose of common sense, as your AggreGAYtor detects a hint of Tobi Vail in the air...."

Stop Writing ...
and Start Storytelling
Screens Story  February 29, 2008, by Joey Seiler
"...Once upon a time, text was good enough to immerse players in a video game. That's not to say a text adventure like Zork is a modern-day War and Peace, but the balance has shifted away from writing in games – maybe for the best...."

This Week's Waste of Time
There's time to be wasted playing Independent Games Festival entries
DAILY Screens  November 18, 2010, by James Renovitch
"...My First Quantum Transporter: Cellar Door Games, creator of the inspired text-adventure game Don't Shit Your Pants, does a 180 with this minimalist take on Portal. The mechanics involve creating a shadow of yourself that you can transport to with the tap of the spacebar..."

A Gift for Every Gamer
Put yourself in the shoes of your gaming giftee and answer the following questions on your path to the perfect purchase.
Screens Story  November 30, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...Need to free up the TV? Gameplay can conveniently be switched from the TV screen to the controller's screen. What's more, we can finally see Mario in hi-def and get a good look at that sweet 'stache. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two PS3, Xbox, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS, PC $49.99 Still not a trip to Disneyland, but it's a lot cheaper and there are no lines. Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS $29.95 The cult TV show brings its signature sense of humor and style to Nintendo's handheld systems..."

The Game Report
What's on the Boards With Austin's Game Companies
Screens Story  May 30, 1997, by Marcel Meyer
"...Accurate and well-designed, yes. Inspired by passion, art, and true adventure, no..."

Won't You Come In?
For four years, playwright Lisa D'Amour and director Katie Pearl have forged an uncommon bond with audiences through the welcoming, intimate quality of their theatre work. They've also forged an uncommon bond with each other, a mutually fulfilling creative partnership that will continue for the rest of their lives.
Arts Story  May 11, 2001, by Robert Faires
"...It's an approach that rewards the viewer with a deeply personal theatrical experience, one that moves you beyond the traditional boundaries of the stage and into the performance, where your connections to the story being told and the emotions shared are heightened, where other levels of mystery and beauty within the world of the play open to you. It gives you a role in the drama and shows you the adventure that theatre can be...."

Song of the Sea
From the director of The Secret of Kells comes this lovely work of animation about the Celtic selkies.
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Film Review  February 20, 2015, by Steve Davis
"...Two children, the restless Ben and his mute younger sister, Saoirse, live atop a hill in a remote lighthouse overlooking the ocean with their widowed father, a man still mourning the disappearance of his selkie wife six years earlier. When circumstances dictate they leave home to live with their bossy but well-meaning grandmother in the city, an adventure ensues, one that involves a magical seashell, hapless fairies turned to stone, and their missing mother’s sealskin coat..."

Chapter 1: Before the Beginning
The Austin Chronicle is founded and struggles quite a bit.
Features Story  September 7, 2001
"...Raul's (and later Club Foot) was our home base, and I was fascinated by it not only for the music but as a magnet for creative energy. Every night was an adventure..."

Dungeons and Draggin's
My Short Vacation in Sunny Brittania
Screens Story  March 6, 1998, by Jon Lebkowsky
"...illustration by Json Stout Gary Gattis and some of his friends met me in a way technicolor virtual world called Brittania, where we were a band of rogue swordsmen looking for adventure. We met and destroyed a blood-red wraith..."

It's All in the Game
Screens Story  December 18, 1998, by Marcel Meyer
"...Yet in cyberspace they discovered monsters roaming just as freely, with Matt Drudge leading the horde. Undeterred, many let loose their corporeal shells for the adventure of an on-line persona..."

Scanlines
Arts Story  October 20, 1995
"...ADVENTURE ABOUT SPACE..."

Pages And Pages of Free Comics
Flicking through this year's Free Comic Book Day comics
DAILY Books  May 5, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...Darkwing Duck/Chip and Dale: Rescue Rangers (Kaboom): Straight from the decade of anthropomorphic adventure, two of Disney's classic eighties cartoons get the glossy reboot...."

Sister of Shattering Glass
A new supernatural thriller spills out, live, through your phone
DAILY Arts  February 8, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...That is, the adventure begins on Feb. 17 and continues through July … but you have to sign up by Feb..."

Kickstarter's Dark Side
Don't forget your due diligence
DAILY Screens  May 2, 2012, by James Renovitch
"...Ever since Tim Schafer's Double Fine Productions asked for $400,000 to make Double Fine Adventure and got about $3 million on top of that, making headlines along the way, Kickstarter has been a money making machine for game developers. See this helpful graph to get an idea of how awesome the past few months have been..."

Collective Burgeoning
For the artists of Okay Mountain, it was a very good year
Arts Story  September 17, 2010, by Robert Faires
"...AC: What was the prevailing mood on the way out there: Was it anxiety? Was it adventure?..."

Final Flowering
With Cold Sassy Tree, distinguished composer Carlisle Floyd crafts an opera to crown his lengthy career.
Arts Story  January 12, 2001, by Robert Faires
"...It's basically didactic; you're telling instead of showing, so I knew it had to be terribly concentrated. It was an adventure in cutting..."

The Big Films of Summer: Picking the Winners
Screens Story  May 23, 1997
"...no, not the dinos or carnage, but the name of the boat that brings something back. The name? The "Venture," which to us fantasy/adventure nuts is a loving homage to King Kong, which is still the best of the genre...."

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