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Letters at 3AM: As Time Goes By
"I'm not quitting. I'm turning," says Michael Ventura in his final column
"...Michael Luciano spoke no English until he entered public school, then grew to speak the language sonorously, grammatically, and..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Farmer's Daughter, Global Scholar
Food historian Rachel Laudan takes the long view
"...flints, Celtic and Roman artifacts. And at my first school, we played in the cloisters of Salisbury Cathedral [constructed..."

Oct. 18, 2013 Food Feature by MM Pack

Viper Moon
Jazz guitarist Slim Richey recovers
"...A pillar of Austin's jazz scene and the self-made "most dangerous guitar in..."

April 20, 2012 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Then again, maybe Kat Edmonson fits perfectly
"...walk or have a conversation. It was never a discovery."..."

April 6, 2012 Music Feature by Adam Schragin

Don't Click Us, We'll Click You
How the Internet started searching us
"...that Intro to Calculus class we took in high school. This is the good shit that Netflix will (and..."

March 2, 2012 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Nights in White Satin
Streaming Spotify all the way back to the reel-to-reel
"...bring the tapes, which I hoarded like treasure, to school so we could listen to them during lunch and..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

'Keeping Track'
Latino Comedy Project vet mixes domestic conflicts and high tech surveillance
"...to the work force until she makes a startling discovery: She likes being a stay-at-home mom. The fact that..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Belinda Acosta

Anton Nel
The concert pianist shows off the Hamburg Steinway he chose for Dell Hall
"...concert pianist and professor of piano at UT's Butler School of Music was playing his regular summer gig at..."

March 27, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TV Eye
What if?
"...mother holding down too many jobs while going to school, and a quiet delivery man who turns out to..."

June 16, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Stay Sweet, BFF, KIT
'Freaks and Geeks' fans and their bittersweet assembly at the Alamo
"...have been at it since 9am, brunching on authentic school-cafeteria fare with stars from the show at the Garza..."

June 10, 2005 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

The Election, the Baby, and the Bathwater
Heflin challenge could reverberate statewide
"...Rep. Will Hartnett, R-Dallas, the designated House "master of discovery," will consider Heflin's allegations of illegal balloting in the..."

Jan. 28, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Senators Live Beyond Their Means
A study of 'campaign expenditures' finds that our part-time state senators live very well
"...by watchdog organization Campaigns for People. The group's biggest discovery – that only 40% of the senators' campaign funds..."

July 23, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Summer Fun
Oh, Galveston
"...Molly's embodies the same casual, everybody-knows-your-name feel as those Austin treasures. With over 60 draft beers from across the..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

On Ondine on Film: Editor's Cut
This is an extended version of the story that ran in the print edition.
"...significant number of the small group that started The Austin Chronicle were film graduate students. We had become friends..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Farewell to 'Mother Rose'
"...Before sunrise on the first day of 2003, Austin lost one of its most outspoken and fiercely protective..."

Jan. 10, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

25 Minutes and Nothing to Lose
Onstage, as in life, the impulse to be adventurous is often curbed by Practical Concerns, but FronteraFest is a performance jamboree that gives artists the freedom to go for broke.
"...audiences you'll find. They're excited by the possibility of discovery and by the variety of the work, even when..."

Jan. 11, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Mi Son
Rick Treviño returns to his roots.
"...rock & roll bands in junior and senior high school before moving on to country music. After a brief..."

June 8, 2001 Music Feature by Belinda Acosta

Criminal Conversation
How Christopher McQuarrie, the writer of The Usual Suspects and the director of the upcoming The Way of the Gun, learned to say no.
"...While in Austin last month for a benefit premiere of The Way..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips
Barry's Coffee Company in Temple provides fuel for the discerning I-35 driver in the form of real coffee, desserts, and the best chicken salad sandwiches in the universe.
"...truck stops, and greasy spoon cafes along I-35 between Austin and the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Not only do they..."

June 23, 2000 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Count Her In
For 30 years, article by article, Denise Schmandt-Besserat has built an ironclad case to explain a mystery that foiled archeologists, anthropologists, and philosophers for hundreds of years.
"...Dr. Denise Schmandt-Besserat's great discovery -- that the origins of writing are actually found..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Books Feature by Ada Calhoun

Marcel Duchamp's X-ray Specs
"...that envelope the Duchampian enigma. She focuses on the discovery of invisible reality revealed by the X-ray and radioactivity..."

July 16, 1999 Books Feature by Sid Moody

Play It Again, Sam
All About Eve (1950)
"...Monroe as Miss Caswell, "a graduate of the Copacabana School of Dramatic Arts." Mankiewicz's script and direction are superb,..."

June 4, 1999 Screens Feature

Wrapped and Ready
"...between Thanksgiving and the end of January. When possible, Austin opening dates are provided, although all but a few..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Portrait of the Artist as a Road Comic
Long Drives, Low Pay, and Drunks -- What a Life!
"...the bar of the downtown Hilton. As I leave Austin at 7am Friday morning, the I-35 rat race is..."

March 28, 1997 Arts Feature by J. C. Shakespeare

Search & Destroy
Pages That Rock
"...my life, I came across it late, in graduate school earlier this decade, when The Trouser Press Guide, having..."

March 14, 1997 Books Feature

Please Kill Me and other ROCK & ROLL BOOKS of 1996
"...and president of Elektra Records who is actively running Discovery Records, died in 1993. McNeil also attempts claiming authorship..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Books Feature

Invasion of the Lit Flix
Literary Classics Rush the Screen
"...chides at the end of every summer: "Back to school. Back to school." It's the voice that reminds us..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Goodwill to All...
"...Redirectory, the phone book recycling program co-sponsored by Keep Austin Beautiful, makes a difference and boasts a 25% participation..."

Dec. 8, 1995 Column

Food-o-file
New and Noshworthy
"...recently spiffed-up coffee shop of the South Congress landmark Austin Motel, itself currently undergoing renovation. The owners are a..."

May 12, 1995 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Off the Record
The lineup for ACL drops just in time for Pachanga and the Midgetmen's nine-year anniversary bash
"...largely thanks to Garza's vision and marketing strategy. An Austin native, the 38-year-old promoter attended Brown University and cut..."

May 20, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

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