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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

“The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” at the Blanton
Aperture Foundation’s survey is a portrait of what we find with our cameras when we travel
"...single image in "The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip" – an exhibit as expansive as the..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Blondie
Reissue
"...Blondie(Capitol/Chrysalis)BlondiePlastic Letters (Capitol/Chrysalis)BlondieParallel Lines (Capitol/Chrysalis)BlondieEat to the Beat (Capitol/Chrysalis)BlondieAuto American (Capitol/Chrysalis)BlondieThe Hunter (Capitol/Chrysalis)..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Music Review by Margaret Moser

Scary Movie 5
This parodic auto-mash-up of Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, The Evil Dead, and more is even worse than you think.
"...just desserts. Headlined by Lohan and Sheen, this parodic auto-mash-up of Paranormal Activity, Black Swan, Mama, and The Evil..."

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

Hard Target
"...and Wilford Brimley. Stop holding your breath. John Woo's American debut is as thoroughly a “John Woo Film” as..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reindeer Games
"...frothing Dennis Farina, complains to a pair of Native American investors that there's too much snow surrounding their location..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Greater
The saga of a college football underdog
"...have a scholarship) and then goes on to become All-American, is subsequently drafted by the Indianapolis Colts as an..."

Aug. 26, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Trees Lounge
Buscemi wrote, directed, and stars in this penetrating movie about a hopeless alcoholic who nevertheless hopes for something more out of life. The attentions of a lusty 17-year-old (Sevigny) is the last thing this guy needs.
"...into giving him back his old job as an auto mechanic -- a job he lost after borrowing $1,500..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Baseball
"...Their Own trade on baseball's reputation as the archetypal American sport, a feel-good pastime symbolizing a nation's “innocence,” Mr...."

Oct. 9, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Better Luck Tomorrow
"...academics, it’s not the lazy stoners drifting around the auto-shop classes that you need to worry about: It’s the..."

April 25, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Traveller
"...tight-knit clan of con artists who work the rural American South and specialize in fraudulent auto sales and various..."

April 18, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Willie Nelson Unites America
A guitar-strumming Beto O’Rourke tries too
"...Americas, where concertgoers wore star-spangled duds and an enormous American flag backdropped the stage...."

July 5, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Visit 'Detropia'
Festival favorite doc premieres on PBS tonight
"...been associated with urban decay, with the decline of American industry, and with desolation. It's almost too easy to..."

May 27, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

What, Me Worry? Yes.
'American Splendor' is one of the most celebrated movies of the year, and everybody loves my comic again. But … I dunno.
"...already a big a fan of his comic book American Splendor, I was thrilled to have the cartoon's alter..."

Sept. 5, 2003 Screens Feature by Harvey Pekar

Day Trips & Beyond: Amon Carter Art Museum
This Fort Worth museum is one of the coolest in Texas
"...to hang out in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s air-conditioned bliss during Fort Worth’s scorching, late summer..."

Nov. 20, 2015 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Footnotes to 2008
Five further thoughts on the year in film
"...adaptations? A few years back Anthony Hopkins played an African-American posing as a white American Jew (with a Welsh..."

Dec. 30, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

'We Had a Tragedy Here in Austin'
City Manager dispells dark rumors surrounding David Rivas Morales's beating death this week.
"...to four). Mike Martinez and Sheryl Cole thanked the African-American and Latino – League of United Latin American Citizens,..."

June 21, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The TCBender Is Gathering Steam
"...Promise Breakers (Faces, Stones, T.Rex, Mats) and bluegrass fiends American Graveyard loosened the bolts last night, and there's nothing..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Post by Christopher Gray

Text Woes for Dukes
Travis County rep faces fresh accusations
"...new accusations, supported by texts leaked to the Austin American-Statesman, suggesting she gave staff raises on their state pay..."

April 27, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The End of F1 in Austin?
U.S. Grand Prix might not be back next year
"...chairman Bobby Epstein’s response when asked by the Austin American-Statesman about the state of Texas lowering its contribution to..."

Nov. 11, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

South of the Border, and Much Further South
New films from Mexico and Chile dazzle at Cine Las Americas
"...of that vast geographical range. Both demonstrate that Latin American cinema is in the midst of an exciting boom..."

April 28, 2014 Screens Post by Michael Agresta

Mixtape Madness
A roundup hits and misses
"...megastar promises to “beat it like Johnny Cochran” through auto-tuned alien depiction “Can’t Miss” before launching into the saxophone-primed..."

Jan. 23, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Once a Cardinal, Always a Cardinal
Josh Hancock, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, dead at 29
"...Hancock died at about 12:30 Sunday morning in an auto accident on a stretch of U.S. 64/Highway 40 (or,..."

April 29, 2007 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Austin has made tremendous progress on that front. An African-American has served on the council since 1971 and a..."

March 15, 2002 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...the current version of the profit motive paradigm (Austin American-Statesman's cruel hits on Tim Jones) is systematically trying to..."

Dec. 31, 1999 Column

TDH: 6/16/11
We've got your single-member district maps
"...drafting "a strong Hispanic district and as strong an African-American district as could be constructed."..."

June 16, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Speed Racer
The Wachowski brothers' hyperbolic film is supersaturated with outrageously eye-popping visuals, but there's nary an honest emotion in sight.
"...scant five minutes of Rockstar Games' new Grand Theft Auto IV video game than there is in the whole..."

May 9, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Who Killed the Electric Car?
This multifaceted documentary about the history of GM's electric car seeks the culprit responsible for its demise and finds plenty of blame to go around.
"...by 1998 to be emission-free. GM and the other American auto manufacturers began working on prototypes to fulfill the..."

July 28, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Whitmire: Janek Must Go From Health and Human Services
Update: Second lawmaker call for resignation over contracts
"...have been suspended, pending a full investigation. Now the Austin-American Statesman and KVUE report that the FBI is looking..."

Jan. 15, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Hightower Report
A Japanese, Chinese, and Canadian affair; and 'The Hammer' gets prayerful
"...cars and trucks as the very essence of the American way of life, and its latest multimillion-dollar blitz of..."

May 27, 2005 News Column by Jim Hightower

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