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Skid Row Marathon
Homeless runner documentary goes from sleeping rough to pounding the pavement
"...judge on the superior court of Los Angeles. An avid (and at times fanatical) runner, Mitchell began a running..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Shallows
Blake Lively is trapped by a shark on her own bikini island
"...over the loss of her mother from cancer. An avid surfer (she hails from Galveston), Nancy bails on school..."

July 1, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

I Love You, Man
Paul Rudd stars in this "bromance" comedy in which sweet scenes of male camaraderie contrast with moments of gross-out humor.
"...became a formula, when inspiration became imitation, and when avid fans became a target demographic. Bromance pioneer Rudd plays..."

March 20, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Duck Season
Despite being a movie about youthful inertia among some Mexico City adolescents stuck at home by themselves, Duck Season is squirmy, restless and avidly visual.
"...film's international benefactor, Alfonso Cuarón, writer-director Eimbcke is an avid visualist, but Duck Season devotes itself to youthful inertia;..."

March 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Fellini: I'm a Born Liar
"...and certainly few insights into the master filmmaker that avid fans haven’t already gleaned from repeat viewings of his..."

July 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Production Row
The Downtown Film Scene
"...team of designers and animators, the facility boasts several AVID editing stations, a sizable screening room outfitted for THX..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Perils of Big Data
The up- and downsides of student information collection
"...caused more problems. Patrick Briggs, Texas state director for AVID, explained, "You look at [No Child Left Behind (NCLB)];..."

March 6, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Slamming Toward August
"...years into my own experience, I have moved from avid slammer to avid observer. The slam has grown -..."

May 29, 1998 Books Feature

Austin Bike Shops Face Uphill Climb
With unprecedented demand for new inventory, parts, and repairs throughout quarantine, local bicycle shops struggle to keep up
"...COVID-19 outbreak. In the weeks since, Austin's community of avid cyclists abruptly found its usual routes flooded with casual..."

July 10, 2020 Sports Feature by David Sotelo

I Am Not Your Negro
A stunning doc on the civil rights era
"...its pinpoint precision, mellifluous rhythm, and stirring undertow. An avid watcher of movies, Baldwin cites many examples of the..."

Feb. 3, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Listen to Me Marlon
Marlon Brando, in his own words, is nothing short of transcendent
"...varied existence in that unmistakable voice. It recounts his avid political activism on behalf of the civil rights movement..."

Aug. 21, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Avid Dancer
"...Avid Dancer1st Bath (Grand Jury)..."

March 20, 2015 Music Review by Greg Beets

Killer Whales
Is the hunt for rare beers killing the communal spirit?
"...Shawn Rocke, another avid collector who hunts for rarities in the San Francisco..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Food Feature by Eric Puga

The Act of Killing
In this disturbing documentary, former Indonesian death-squad leaders boastfully reenact their real-life mass killings with touches inspired by their favorite movies.
"...killed 1,000 people, give or take. They are also avid movie fans, and especially crazy for American films. Joshua..."

Aug. 9, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

No Place on Earth
A spelunker in the Ukraine turns amateur sleeuth as he tries to make sense of the remnants he finds in a cave: They were left by Jews who hid there from the Nazis.
"...fuzzy facts and chronology. As affable a guy and avid a caver as Chris Nicola may be, he’s no..."

May 3, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Celebrity Judges
This year's distinguished panel of judges includes …
"...He lives in San Diego, where he is an avid homebrewer and recognized beer judge. He's currently working on..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Food Feature by Robb Walsh

Roots to Riches
What does your restaurant garden grow?
"...As an avid gardener, I am very familiar with the rewards and..."

Oct. 28, 2011 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Queen To Play
In this French drama, a placid, working-class woman discovers passions she never knew she possessed when she learns to play chess.
"...goes. The subject is sure to be catnip to avid chess players, although the difficulties of conveying the pleasures..."

July 8, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Secret of Kells
This animated Irish stunner is visually complex and colorful and was a contender this year for the best animated film Oscar.
"...master illuminator arrives at the abbey, Brendan becomes his avid assistant, but must venture into the forbidden forest beyond..."

May 7, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Serious Man
The Coen brothers deliver one of their best and most personal movies, a kind of cockeyed Jewish fable that urges us to embrace life's mysteries.
"...life’s vicissitudes. A Serious Man has plenty to keep avid Coenheads engaged through many viewings. Regular Coen collaborators such..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Bicycle Thief
Police say James Clayton befriended – then ripped off – many Austin bicyclists
"...Clay­ton has the lean and strong physique of an avid cyclist. In a radio interview last year, he described..."

April 10, 2009 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

Day Trips
McKinney recycles an aging courthouse making a performing arts center
"...was voted best British restaurant in the state by Avid Golfer Magazine...."

June 9, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...Communities in Schools, which focuses on social services, and AVID, a college-prep program for low-income high schoolers. Also, the..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature

Terms of Engagement
If 'We Can't Make It Here,' then James McMurtry's in big trouble
"...card-carrying member of both the NRA and ACLU, the avid outdoorsman and gun-owner has left the NRA behind. "It..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the best of Austin's music. I have been an avid supporter of local live music, especially world beat and..."

April 1, 2005 Column

Paper Clips
It’s an only-in-America tale about kids in the Tennessee hamlet of Whitwell and their "paper clip project” – a teaching tool meant to help them comprehend the dimensions of the Holocaust – but it grew into something much, much more.
"...Fab on digital video and edited on their home Avid system, that feels utterly out of place in the..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bicycles, Roses, and Survivors
The Lance Armstrong Foundation and the spirit of its founder
"...one person," she replied. "Jeff Garvey." Garvey was an avid cyclist and a partner at Austin Ventures, one of..."

Oct. 15, 2004 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Hug a Tree Until Things Get Better
"...that it is often used in stereotypical ways. Many avid proponents, or naturalists, often respect nature with religious fervor..."

Sept. 13, 2004 Postmarks

Suit Blames Roadwork for Fatal Bike Crash
The family of late UT professor Bill Gardiner says an improperly performed street cut led to his 2000 death in a bike crash.
"...The 67-year-old Gardiner, a soccer player and avid cyclist who had logged thousands of miles on his..."

Dec. 20, 2002 News Feature by Amy Smith

Stop, Thief!
Austin Among 10 worst cities for bike thefts
"...gone -- gone," says Thomas Vo, an engineer and avid mountain biker. "I put it on the balcony, a..."

Nov. 26, 1999 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

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