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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Who knew our beloved president also worked the graveyard shift? This capable rewrite of American history delivers its splatter with a straight face.
"...earnestness and some rather spectacular sequences of third-act carnage. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is, in a word, a hoot,..."

June 22, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM: Did Abraham Lincoln Deserve a Second Term?
In 1864, Lincoln would have seemed more in favor of war than peace
"...Republican Abraham Lincoln carried 22 of the 25 states loyal to..."

Dec. 14, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Despite a monumental performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, Spielberg's film has a fussed-over theatricality that's hard to escape.
"...entertainment or, alternately, a fussed-over theatricality. Minute to minute, Lincoln moves between these extremes...."

Nov. 16, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mayor's Book Club Befriends Lincoln
Our 2016 read is Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
"...eventually became the 16th president: A Friend of Mr. Lincoln by Stephen Harrigan...."

May 2, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
Stephen Harrigan's A Friend of Mr. Lincoln gives us an ambitious, impetuous president-to-be we grow close to
"...Oh, Lincoln, what have you done now?..."

Dec. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Stephen Harrigan on A Friend of Mr. Lincoln
The Austin writer reveals the vision behind his portrait of the 16th president as a young man in his new novel
" a log cabin. Wedded to Mary Todd. The Lincoln-Douglas debates. The Emancipation Proclamation. The Gettys­burg Address. The 16th..."

Jan. 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Republicans No Longer Party of Lincoln
"...Bush is not the same progressive Republican Party that Abraham Lincoln led in 1863. Lincoln's party quickly ended slavery..."

July 26, 2004 Postmarks

Death of a Nation
Dinesh D'Souza, at it again, in another propaganda exercise
"...America) posits a thesis statement that compares Republican president Abraham Lincoln with our current commander in chief, Donald Trump...."

Aug. 3, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Conspirator
Robert Redford directs this historical movie about the trial of Mary Surratt, who was convicted of conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
"...boarding house where John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln, met frequently with his confederates to plan their..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bebe's Kids
"...time there's a courtroom trial with Richard Nixon and Abraham Lincoln acting as the prosecution and defense, you've lost..."

Aug. 28, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hidden Room Theatre Is Working With a Presidential Assassin
Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, we reckon you’ll really enjoy the show
"...Wilkes Booth, the actor who shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln back in 1865. They’re engaged in a sort..."

June 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Letters at 3AM: The Lincolns of Hollywood
It is dangerous to view history through the eyes of sentimentality
"...walked a hundred years ago. ... Then he saw Abraham Lincoln, and his whole feeling suddenly changed. ... [S]eeing..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

Making History Personal
History is more than a bound collection of facts; it is something personal, something intimate, something that, even in contradiction, demands to be shared. Robi Polgar gleans that immediate sense of history from two plays currently running in Austin theatres: E Pluribus Unum: Barbara Jordan -- One Voice and The America Play.
"...All signs point to it being a play about Abraham Lincoln with an African-American bent, but that is such..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Letters at 3AM: Occupy the Future
Corporations are not people
"...Fast-forward to Dec. 3, 1861. Abraham Lincoln, the greatest Republican president, included these words in..."

Dec. 16, 2011 Column by Michael Ventura

Summer Fun: Goddess of Liberty, Vampire Slayer
Summer Fun continues with the strongest face this side of the Pecos
"...state's capitol for over a hundred years, looks like Abraham Lincoln. Not Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter . No, this..."

May 23, 2013 Chronolog Post by Nina Hernandez

Politics Gift Guide
For the person who has everything but still could use another thing
"...A Henry Rollins Book Reco The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner (448 pp.,..."

Dec. 2, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Viceroys' Topdog / Underdog
This black-owned artist collective makes a passion-fueled, powerful debut with Suzan-Lori Parks' Pulitzer-winning drama
"...dismantling of theatre told through a white male lens. Lincoln and Booth are African-American brothers living in a cramped,..."

Feb. 5, 2016 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

The Choice
Nicholas Sparks' romantic yearnings once again flood our screens
"...that the leads Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies) and former Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Benjamin Walker fail to kick up..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Blue Room
Mathieu Amalric directs and stars in this Hitchcockian story of l'amour four.
"...It’s like watching a time-lapse montage of Mount Rushmore’s Abraham Lincoln erode over millennia. Amalric is blessed with the..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The LEGO Movie
Let's face it: We're putty in these things' hands.
"...the other minifigures – Batman, Unikitty, Shaquille O’Neal, and Abraham Lincoln, to name a few – aren’t so geometrically..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The AggreGAYtor: November 16
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news
"...• Tony Kushner explains that Abraham probably wasn’t sharing his log with anyone during the..."

Nov. 16, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Time Well Spent?
"...glowing review and recommendation of puerile Dadaist hokum like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter [Film Listings, June 22] a couple..."

July 18, 2012 Postmarks

Dark Shadows
Sometimes it might be best to let sleeping vampires lie.
"...written (by Seth Grahame-Smith, author of the eagerly awaited Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)...."

May 11, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

An American Carol
Michael Moore and left-leaning Hollywood are the subjects of this spoof that's missing only one thing: comedy.
"...the man who, with his brother, Jerry, and Jim Abrahams, practically invented the modern-day spoof genre with Airplane! and..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Calling Mom
An essay on the author's mother and her generation of African-American women
"...very short list of outstanding white men. First is Abraham Lincoln, naturally. Franklin Roosevelt is third...."

Aug. 1, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Page Two: By Vote or by Violence
How will naysayers and protesters 'take back the country'? And from whom?
"...a "satiric" letter, supposedly from a slave to President Lincoln. It read, in part: "We Colored People have taken..."

July 30, 2010 Column by Louis Black

Comic Books and Forward Motion
"...interesting bit of trivia. We all know about the Lincoln-Douglas debates that took place all over Illinois in 1858...."

July 11, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Pro Arts Collective makes Suzan-Lori Parks' Topdog / Underdog -- a play dense with racial, societal, and economic queries -- into a fast-paced and engaging hour and a half
"...Using her continued fascination with the emblematic form of Abraham Lincoln, Parks builds her drama around the assassin and..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

Staying Hospitable During Our Nation's Division
Local restaurateurs discuss civility at the table
"...Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural speech, delivered in March 1865 when..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lee Harvey Oswald, Phil Collins, Edwin Booth, and Caligula
"...of John Wilkes Booth, once saved the life of Abraham Lincoln's son Robert Todd Lincoln. It took place in..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

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