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"Heidi Pitre: Southern Peculiar" at the Butridge Gallery
In this solo exhibition, the South will rise again – not unlike a sort of puckish zombie made of cultural memories and witchy girlparts
"...the shining tiles, the mother's feet snug in fine black shoes with skinny, three-inch heels. This is shot from..."

May 31, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

ScriptWorks' Out of Ink 2019: Artificially Intelligent
The 10-minute plays in this year's edition of the annual showcase venture outside the comfort zone
"...of subjects. Some play like a thought-provoking episode of Black Mirror. Trey Deason's "Exemplary Service," for example, showcases the..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Review by Trey Gutierrez

Ring in the New Year With a Binge Watch
12 streaming shows to get you to midnight and beyond
"...the human condition without the warm fuzzies? You want Black Mirror (Netflix). Couch Potato With a Passport: Travel Man..."

Dec. 27, 2018 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Levitation 2018
"...The Black Angels at Stubb’s..."

April 30, 2018 Photo Gallery

Local Opera Local Artists' La Clemenza di Tito: A Retelling
The company’s take on Mozart’s last opera asks hard questions about forgiveness in a messy world
"...about the actual Berenice, daughter of Herod Agrippa and widow of his brother, Herod of Chalcis. She struck Herman..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Luv Doc: An Embarrassment of Riches
The whole clingy aspect of physical affection
"...I have an embarrassment of riches, so it would..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Korea’s Blue-Collar Heroes
AFS highlights the films of Bong Joon-ho
"...with 2000's Barking Dogs Never Bite. It's a quirky black comedy, inspired in part by, and partially reacting to,..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest 2015: The Lobster
Being alone sucks, but it's better than being a lobster
"...This pitch-black comedy from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth) stars Colin..."

Sept. 25, 2015 Screens Post by Dan Gentile

Austin Film Society Announces 2015 Grants
Newcomers and established names get AFS boost
"...through three Texas women’s stories. Through Tanya (a single black mother of five), LeMoine (a young Southern Belle set..."

Sept. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Live Shot: Willie Nelson’s Heartbreaker Banquet
Willie’s Picnic 2.0
"...high lonesome whine. Nashville’s Lindi Ortega, decked out in widow’s black, hearkened Dolly Parton...."

March 20, 2015 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Welcome to the Machine
2014-15 Austin Music Industry Awards results
"...9) Blackerby Violin Shop..."

March 13, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Austin Music Industry Awards Winners
KUTX named Best Radio Station, Strange Brew Best Venue
"...7) Rock n Roll Rentals 8) Musical Exchange 9) Blackerby Violin Shop 10) Street-Legal Guitars INSTRUMENT REPAIR..."

March 9, 2015 Music Post by The Music Staff

Robert Earl Keen
Inside REK's inner sanctum, the "Scriptorium"
"...and sits at the writing desk strumming chords. A black-and-white photo of Willie Nelson onstage in the Seventies hangs..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Chronicle Recommends: Family Dysfunction Films
Because the holidays aren't all about happiness and good cheer
"...Directed by cockfightin’, two-lane blacktopped auteur Monte Hellman, this truly strange entry into the..."

Dec. 19, 2014 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

A Song in His Heart
'The Essential Jacques Demy' anthologizes the French New Wave's chief romantic
"...today parallels another national pop-art trademark, Impressionism. In European black-and-white alternately searing and crème puff, Demy's first features, 1961's..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Summer Fun: Some Like It Hot Cold & Dreary
Counterprogramming Gidget: 11 icy, downer movies
"...2002’s Far From Heaven), Jane Wyman plays a well-to-do widow who takes up with her hunky, much younger gardener..."

May 19, 2014 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

When the Clock Strikes 12
Bill Haley died for rock & roll – in Harlingen
"...new feature about inner-city kids in high school, The Blackboard Jungle, starring Glenn Ford...."

May 16, 2014 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

It All Began So Beautifully ...
LBJ Library and Museum houses Austin's key connection to Kennedy's assassination
"...sworn in with wife Lady Bird and grieving First Widow Jackie Kennedy at his flanks is still jarring 50..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

DVD Watch: ‘The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp’
Criterion revives an essential British wartime picture
"...and especially their post-war masterworks The Red Shoes and Black Narcissus, here.)..."

March 19, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Chaos in Tejas Gets Mobb Deep
Havok and Prodigy to perform "The Infamous" and more bands added
"...(Japan/Texas) No Statik Palm (Japan) Parquet Courts Pharmakon Pinkish Black Power Trip Rampage The Rats Replica Rival Mob Rotten..."

Feb. 25, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
Does the Circuit of the Americas have the formula for a great Fashion Week?
"...good friend Mica (pronounced MEEK-a) Mosbacher, Austin resident and widow of the late Secretary of Commerce, Robert Mosbacher. A..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Texas Two-Step
Richard Linklater and Matthew McConaughey on their true-crime comedy, 'Bernie'
"...Linklater. The film features Shirley MacLaine as an ornery widow whose hard shell softens as a result of the..."

April 27, 2012 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Good Thief
This unsettling yarn of an Irish thug is spun flawlessly by Ken Webster
"...are faded to a sort of gray; and his once-black hair – because Webster's been doing this sort of..."

July 15, 2011 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Event Listings
"...it! Without Sandra, you're nothing. Really. Own it. White Widow, God-Des & She, DJ Mary Coronado, an art show,..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature

Shalom, Y'all
Previewing the Austin Jewish Film Festival
"...frustrating story of Salma Zidane (Abbass), a 45-year-old Palestinian widow whose only joy in life is tending to the..."

April 9, 2010 Screens Feature

Homeward Bound
Tattoos and ashes and in Hawaii
"...After Rollo died, however, I was treated like the widow, which was easy to respond to because I grieved..."

April 28, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Trial and Error, Rewarded
The days- and nights- and years-long journey to make August Evening
"...come and go and come back again. For fiftysomething widower Jaime (Pedro Castaneda) and twentysomething widow Lupe (Veronica Loren),..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Talk to the Hand
The first ever Puppet Parts Film Festival
"...and Austinite Andrew Lankes, who secured permission from the widow of the legendary comic to re-enact one of his..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

One for the Girls
A tribute to Uncle John Turner.
"...Johnny Winter did, or like James Cotton, doing the black snake moan in his harmonica. The two of them..."

Aug. 13, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen drowned his sorrows in Houston after not being invited to that exclusive shindig at the Belmont. Perhaps they would have let him in if he donned one of those notorious Britney Spears hat-and-wig combos?
"...in to perform), we were forced to don a black veil and quietly leave town. The lucky bastards who..."

June 8, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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