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American History X
"...eccentric British advertisement auteur can be relied upon. Certainly, American History X isn't the travesty Kaye has taken to..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Time to Change American History Education for the Better
"...with liberal politicization is a zero sum game. Our history education has a more important problem I fear has..."

March 29, 2010 Postmarks

The Calaboose African-American History Museum & San Marcos MLK Historic District
"...surprise that you haven't, knowing that both men were African-American?..."

June 20, 2003 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Crystal City 1969 Brings Mexican American History to Life
Celebrating 50 years of UT's CMAS with a live reading
"...Crystal City 1969 at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center on March 5...."

March 4, 2022 Arts Feature by Sage Dunlap

An American Haunting
A satanic-possession thriller set in 1817 stars Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek – to little avail.
"...long, but the look we catch, several times, in American Haunting is straight out of Nicolas Roeg's Venetian double-take,..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'A People’s History of Sports in the United States'
Zirin's book rates amongst the best in his field
"...In A People’s History of Sports in the United States ($26.95, The New..."

March 5, 2010 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Austin Asian American Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
The four-day festival drops 11 feature films and even more shorts
"...This year’s showcase will continue to highlight Asian and Asian-American stories throughout history...."

Oct. 31, 2017 Screens Post by Reanna Zuniga

Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party
Another distorted salvo from Dinesh D’Souza
"...hostilities among true believing conservatives as it offers a “history” of the deliberately evil, completely corrupt, America-hating Democrats. D’Souza..."

July 22, 2016 Movie Review by Louis Black

Making History, Part One
Playwright Robert Schenkkan on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
"...genesis as a commission from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's American Revolutions cycle of history plays, what makes Lyndon Johnson..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

American Dream
"...Directed by: Barbara Kopple. Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream exposes the human cost of Reaganomics. The movie..."

May 15, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Making History, Part Two
Director Bill Rauch on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
"...which contemporary playwrights would explore moments of change in American history, he knew he wanted Robert Schenkkan on board...."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Secret History
That a man from San Antonio named Richard Santos has as much to add to the world of Jewish intellectual pursuits as an attorney named Rosen is as fascinating as it should be obvious, David Garza writes after he attended the Texas Jewish Historical Society's 22nd annual gathering. For the first time, perhaps, an entirely constructive revision may be taking place in the history of those we call the "people of the Book."
"...So the reason he's being so ribald with the history of Catholic clerics at the Texas Jewish Historical Society's..."

May 11, 2001 Books Feature by David Garza

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...cuisine, he’s just come out with a new book, American Tacos: A History and a Guide, that chronicles the..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Charming, old-fashioned true story of one brave pupper.
"...of the purportedly most decorated dog in United States history, a brindle-colored Boston terrier mix who saved the lives..."

April 13, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Essential History Museums and Cultural Spaces
Fun for everyone from history buffs to kids who like hands-on science
"...Home to a presidential library, history museums and historic homes, a state-of-the-art children's museum, and..."

March 3, 2017 Chronolog Post

Social Studies 'Experts' Don't Know Much About History
State Board of Education strikes again!
"...civil rights and labor activist, and – along with American University professor Daniel Dreisbach – spend an astonishing number..."

July 24, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Reclaiming Texas History, One Home Movie at a Time
The missionary zeal of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image
"...a lot about how this country looks at media history," says Frick. "When we talk about film history, most..."

Feb. 27, 2009 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday,..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

A New History, A New Horror in The Terror: Infamy
Showrunner Alex Woo recreates the nightmare of the internment camps
"...Chester Nakayama (Derek Mio) is the American-born son of Japanese migrants, and sees himself as American...."

Aug. 12, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Trips: African American Museum, Dallas
Jefferson's Monticello exhibit takes straight look at slavery
"...The African American Museum is bringing to Dallas a poignant exhibition on..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

American Hardcore
Crammed with grainy, shot-on-the-fly mid-Eighties video footage, recent interviews, and a genuine love for its subject, American Hardcore encapsulates a largely forgotten moment in maximum rock & roll history.
"...Directed by: Paul Rachman. Ancient history lesson: During the winter-spring-summer of 1985-86 I booked, rented,..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Austin African American Book Festival Gives Youth Revolutionary Programming
The 18th annual AAABF offers youth avenues for expression
"...Now in its 18th year, the Austin African American Book Festival has been a paragon of the eloquence..."

July 3, 2024 Events Post by Cy White

Erasing History
"...E. Lee, claiming it was an attempt to erase history. Removing commemorative statues portraying U.S. traitors as gallant heroes..."

July 20, 2021 Postmarks

American Sniper
Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper tell Chris Kyle's war story.
"...with guns and their capabilities, although the recoil of American Sniper doesn’t have the same moral reverb of Eastwood’s..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Earth and the American Dream
"...the gargantuan topic of our country's cultural and intellectual history. (Couturié's previous documentaries include the acclaimed Dear America: Letters..."

June 17, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Living History
The debate on how best to honor the history of Rosewood Courts continues
"...progress." Having experienced life in the U.S. as an African-American before the Civil Rights era, Bragg wonders why residents..."

March 25, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

My All American
Longhorn legend Freddie Steinmark gets his due in this sports drama
"...fast, becoming only the second starting safety in Royal’s history and, eventually, a key contributor to the now-legendary 1969..."

Nov. 13, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Local Breweries Take Home Awards From Great American Beer Festival
The ABGB wins big for the third year in a row
"...an international panel of 293 expert judges. The Great American Beer Festival hosted 8,496 entries, received from 2,404 U.S...."

Sept. 24, 2018 Food Post by Jessi Cape

American Pimp
"...recording numerous pimps' first-hand accounts of their activities and history. The document is fascinating, partly because of its originality...."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Pastoral
Philip Roth's beloved book hits the screen
"...alive: We’re wrong.” Pull just about anybody’s copy of American Pastoral off the shelf, and likely this page is..."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

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