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Black Swan
Darren Aronofsky and Natalie Portman whip things into a baroque frenzy in this crazed hybrid of drama and horror set amid a ballet corps.
"...another competitive sport of sorts in the deliciously wackadoodle Black Swan. This drama-horror hybrid, set within a New York..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

AFCA Backs 'Black Swan'
Local film critics pick year's best
"...I am proud member) to buck the trend, naming Black Swan its best film of the year...."

Dec. 22, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

'Black Swan' Incredible Entertainment Value
"...Dear Editor, Re: The Chronicle review of Black Swan [Film Listings, Dec. 10]: At the end of..."

Jan. 4, 2011 Postmarks

Down 'The Road' to 'Black Swan Green,' and All Points in Between
Ten critics, 60 or so great reads

Jan. 5, 2007 Books Feature

Backing 'Black'
The Austin Film Critics Association announces 2010 awards
"...of the year yesterday, with Darren Aronofsky's psychosexual drama Black Swan taking Best Film and an additional four prizes,..."

Dec. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Giving up the Swan
Randall Stockton prepares to transfer his 12th street lounge
"...The Legendary White Swan is in hospice. Local entrepreneur Randall Stockton confirmed yesterday..."

June 14, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Qmmunity: Queer Black Womanhood
Local nonprofit Queer Black Women Alliance makes space for their community, plus more queer events
"...of queerness. Such is the power of nonprofit Queer Black Women Alliance, a local (for now) organization dedicated to..."

Feb. 3, 2023 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Black and Queer Creativity
Speaking to Black and Queer AF variety show host Aira Juliet about showcasing Black creativity, plus queer events coming up
"...few events will send off this February better than Black and Queer AF at Ani's Day & Night. Co-hosted..."

Feb. 25, 2022 Column by James Scott

Black, Brown & Blue: Must-See Music
Brownout, Birdlegg, and Geto Boys anchor the week live
"...themselves this Thursday with an interpretation of James Brown’s Black Cesar soundtrack, retitled here as Brown César...."

Sept. 9, 2013 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Playback: The Legendary White Swan
The Legendary White Swan doesn't bite
"...hurt business at his Eastside lounge the Legendary White Swan. Highlighting police issues around the Eastside corner, the story..."

Aug. 24, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Black Widow
What happened in Budapest no longer stays in Budapest as Marvel learns spycraft
" in-joke between Natasha Romanoff and Clint Barton, aka Black Widow and Hawkeye, one that has always hinted to..."

July 9, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Gay Place: Back in Black
Gays, guerrillas lead the way to Halloween
"...GUERRILLA QUEER BAR: BLACK ON BLACK They're baaaack and wearin' blaaaaack. Drink. Talk...."

Oct. 23, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Foretelling the Death of the 'Chronicle' and the Demise of Black

Aug. 17, 2006 Postmarks

July Is Crime Month: Fade to Black
Screen noir this week at AFS, the Paramount, and BookPeople
"...of Evil in 1958 is generally considered the genre's swan song – it was taking root on the small..."

July 21, 2014 Screens Post by Robert Faires

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

April 19, 2013 Movie Review by Leah Churner

AFF Announces Film Lineup
Black Swan! Meek's Cutoff! Blue Valentine!
" would have heard a lot of giddy exclamatories: Black Swan! Meek's Cutoff! Blue Valentine!..."

Sept. 21, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Newsgeist: 12/13/10
The spirit of the news
"...Mondays!" Cure it with Newsgeist stories on 20-year snowstorms, Black Swan, and political travel spending. Read more for the..."

Dec. 13, 2010 News Post by Eric Pickhartz

Saturday Picks & Sleepers
One last night of band blurbs!
"...George Clinton. In the last decade, he's become the "Black Godfather," playing the role of croaking, badass MC in..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature

2010 Screens Top 10s
"...3) Black Swan Yes, this one dabbles in some clichés about..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

2010 Screens Top 10s
"...1) Black Swan Darren Aronofsky's gorgeous, paranoiac dance macabre steals your..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Critics' Picks for Dec. 31 - Jan. 6
"...Marjorie Baumgarten The Fighter Black Swan 127 Hours Kimberley Jones Black Swan Four Lions..."

Dec. 31, 2010 Movie Review

Austin's Indie Spirit
Anish Savjani and Bryan Poyser score noms
"...among others (see also: Harmony and Me, three Joe Swanberg pictures, and Geoff Marslett’s out of this world animated..."

Nov. 30, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Swan Lake
Swan Lake
"...As Dmitry Mikheyenko's Prince Siegfried effortlessly lifted the Swan Queen Odette, played by Inga Loujerenko, high in the..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Arts Review by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

Qmmunity: Stop, Drop, and Shop
Qmmunity advises on what local places are best for gay gift shopping this year
"...TLGS, Project Transitions' Top Drawer Thrift, and queer- & Black-owned vintage purveyor (and frequent Qmmunity gift guide rec) Ephrance..."

Dec. 8, 2023 Column by James Scott

Swanning Into 2011
But first, a look back at the films of 2010
"...Among The Austin Chronicle's three film critics, Black Swan earned a spot somewhere within each writer's top..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cold Sweat
Where have all our black clubs gone?
"...landmark occasion, tonight's audience at the Skylark runs 60/40 white/black, with the latter segment's older clientele mixing in along..."

June 13, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Hugh Jackman sports those famous mutton chops for the final time
"...Assuming that decision holds, then Logan is his swan song, and he deserves to get his feathers fluffed..."

March 3, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

After a Fashion: The DIFFA Difference
Your Style Avatar gets an invitation he can't refuse
" can be found at The Summer of Swan..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Qmmunity: The Queer-ster Bunny
A springtime showing of Austin's queer haps, like a new leather bar, pre-show parties, and the academic achievement by a young Black trans scholar.
" would mean to exist in these spaces where Black trans people are not found." While her accomplishments are..."

April 7, 2023 Column by James Scott

Jennifer Lawrence on the brink of madness
" synapses in the cinematic zeitgeist, reveling in bloody black metaphor, cultural terror, and rampant religious allegory (emphasis on..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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