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1960s Austin Gangsters
The noir novelist digs into the capital city's criminal past and unearths characters who are lively, colorful, and interesting
"...Gangsters?! In Austin?! Really?! Believe it or not ......."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Folk Music Fireball!
Sixty years ago this month and next, Elvis Presley destroyed Austin
"..."Austin [in 1955] was ... boring," recalls locally bred rockabilly..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Jay Trachtenberg's Top Reads of 2015
A Brief History of Seven Killings leads a list of works exploring crime and politics abroad and at home
"...many of whom speak Jamaican patois, it's an intense, exhausting, but ultimately exhilarating read...."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Joe O'Connell's Top Reads of 2015
Paradise Sky and The Best I Recall head a list of stellar Lone Star books
"...crazed ex-wife. Baxter's tales are elegant gems of humanity. Austinite Elizabeth Harris' novel Mayhem reverberates around a castration done..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Joe O'Connell

Jesse Sublett's Top Reads of 2015
The Theater of War leads a list that reminds us how ancient lessons about war continue to ring true today
"...told from the survivors' POV. Yetmen, who lives in Austin, draws on her own family history with deft skill..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Feature by Jesse Sublett

Esther's Follies: The Laughs, the Gossip, and the Story Behind Texas' Most Celebrated Comedy Troupe
In his history of Esther's Follies, author Jesse Sublett follows the flow of four decades of frivolity
"...singular blend of satire, music, and magic to delighted Austinites, one of its first signature characters, the one who..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Film Reviews
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"...CIRCUSD: George Ratliff. This is a reprint of the Austin Chronicle review that ran in March when this film..."

Oct. 20, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...(R, 95 min.) This is a reprint of the Austin Chronicle review that ran in March when this film..."

Nov. 3, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...(R, 95 min.) This is a reprint of the Austin Chronicle review that ran in March when this film..."

Oct. 27, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
Recommended
"...Jarvet as Stub, the nicotine-fiend leader of the Russian gangsters who conveniently tucks a giant roll of uncut cigarettes..."

Oct. 13, 1995 News Feature

Cracking Open The Devil's Doorway
Horror director Aislinn Clarke on Ireland's dirty secret
"...Austin Chronicle: A lot of people think that shooting found..."

July 14, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Making a 'Killing'
Joshua Oppenheimer on the half-decade he spent filming for 'The Act of Killing'
"...his life. But he was not the victim. In 1960s Indonesia, Anwar Congo was a street thug who became..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Good Times Ain't Over
Freddy Powers keeps on truckin'
"...Las Vegas in the 1960s was an entertainer's paradise. Mob money flowed freely from..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

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