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Devil in the Details
Why Is 'Talented Amateur Historian' Leon Day Obsessed With the Death of Ambrose Bierce?
"...end; there remains the litigation of the estate. -- Ambrose Bierce..."

May 17, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Book Review
"...of Blue & Gray: The Civil War Writings of Ambrose BierceEdited by Brian M. Thomsen..."

May 17, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Soul Survivors
"...roughly two years back, Steve Carpenter's teen-lite riff on Ambrose Bierce's An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge has sat..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Plays With Expectations
Jake Silverstein mixes fact and fiction, funny and bleak, to dramatize one journalist's coming-of-age
"...and folly,that sends him digging through West Texas for Ambrose Bierce's grave (fact), into the swamplands of Louisiana on..."

April 16, 2010 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Local Bestsellers
Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
"...6. Ambrose Bierce and the Queen of Spades by Oakley Hall..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Books Column

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
Yet another bloodbath featuring guns, vampires, and naked women.
"...character in this western horror effort is noted author Ambrose Bierce (played here by Parks). He's trying to meet..."

June 8, 2001 Screens Review by Mike Emery

Ernie Cline Gets His Game on With Armada
Novelist Ernie Cline's Eighties arcade love fuels his new sci-fi blockbuster, Armada
"...Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,'" he says, referencing the Ambrose Bierce short story. "And I'm just making it up..."

July 31, 2015 Arts Feature by Michael Berry

I Wear the Black Hat
Klosterman's critique of villainy over the last 40 years offers some surprisingly sharp analyses
"...In the right hands – say, H.L. Mencken's or Ambrose Bierce's – humorous essays can be witty, thrilling, deadly..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
Great short stories, great first lines
"...below.” – “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce..."

Nov. 27, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Rats, emoticons, and much more
"...In 1887, Ambrose Bierce wrote an essay titled "For Brevity and Clarity,"..."

July 9, 2010 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Possibility of Failure
Pulitzer or not, composer David Lang won't play it safe
"...opera that Lang and playwright Mac Wellman adapted from Ambrose Bierce's short story about a Southern planter who abruptly..."

April 30, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Letters at 3AM
America's ideal of liberty shaped the country's finest authors
"...the most no-nonsense vision of any American writer since Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?), Hammett invented a new kind of character:..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Column by Michael Ventura

Fun Fun Fun Fest Interviews: Saturday
Move over, Mr. Smarty Pants
"...bring about improvement. Move over, 19th century American satirist Ambrose Bierce...."

Nov. 7, 2008 Music Feature by Michael Jastroch

Killing the Messengers
"...One of the first was Ambrose Bierce, author of The Devil's Dictionary, who came to..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature by John Ross

Going Postal
The joy of reading Pratchett's skillfully constructed artifices is in the discovery of his endless fascination with How People Work, and Going Postal, puns aside, is practically an instruction manual
"...a life of its own. Chaos, naturally, ensues. Like Ambrose Bierce and Samuel Clemens and others before and since,..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Books Review by Marc Savlov

Southern Destroyer
Barry Hannah at 60, in Oxford, and on why -- despite the energy drinks -- he's not feeling up to saving American fiction right this very minute
"...Chaplinesque rewrites of the surrealities of Stephen Crane or Ambrose Bierce." In short, Hannah's work is a kind of..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

MoM's Kids
A Partial Who's Who at MoMFest 2000
"...his family. In playwright Mac Wellman's take on the Ambrose Bierce story "The Difficulty of Crossing a Field," language..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Grease Trap
"...Maine. His boneyard sense of humor is a bit Ambrose Bierce, a little Mark Twain, and his unflagging sense..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Books Feature by Marc Savlov

Austin Theatre Critics' Table Nominations 1998
"...Joseph Skibell curst & Shrewd, Kirk Lynn, et al. Ambrose Bierce on Tour: The Civil War Tales, Timothy Miller..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature

Book Reviews
"...One chapter contains an account of what happened to Ambrose Bierce after he wandered into Mexico and supposedly met..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Books Feature

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