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Looking More Closely When Others Look Away
On directors examining structure, storytelling, and how pictures can move us
"...Fall From Grace includes an interview with a young widow who endured one of these protests, as well as..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Belles on Her Toes
Trying to shake Gene Tierney
"...18, "House Arrest." Hawkeye can't leave his tent (Frank's black eye), so movie night crams into "the Swamp." Onscreen,..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

After the Storm
Austin's Louisiana exiles remain suspended between before and after
"...cousin in Baton Rouge, but Reed, who is a widow, makes the hour-and-15-minute trip to New Orleans daily to..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...schedules to ease traffic congestion. Perry campaign spokesman Robert Black mocked Strayhorn's proposal, saying it reads "like the script..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Feature

Richard III / The Rivals
In its rotating repertory of 'Richard III' and 'The Rivals,' the Austin Shakespeare Festival shifts between polar extremes: violent tragedy and frothy romance
" accept him fooling a child, much less the widow of a man he murdered or his royal peers,..."

March 17, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Unfaithfully Yours
Had Hollywood not balked for nearly a decade in letting its first screenwriting superstar direct one of his stories, 'Unfaithfully Yours' might today be recorded as Sturges' directorial debut from 1932 / 33. Instead, it remains the modern Moliere's final treasure.
"...Verdoux a year earlier, Unfaithfully Yours casts a desperately black shadow with its humor. Composer Alfred Newman darkens the..."

July 15, 2005 Screens Review by Raoul Hernandez

Ostensibly a kids show, the series' first season included jokes about draft evasion, strip clubs, and divorce
" be divorced. Instead, she became an impossibly well-adjusted widow who quits her job to sing in her kids'..."

May 27, 2005 Screens Feature by Greg Beets

Walk a Mile
The Texas Documentary Tour: Ramona Diaz's 'Imelda'
"...the $90-a-month government pension check she receives as the widow of a war veteran...."

Jan. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Lubbock or leave it, with Buddy Holly, the Flatlanders, and some dude who says he's James Dean's bastard son
"...where city officials presented recently passed Cricket Niki Sullivan's widow and son with a proclamation, and Allsup, the Holleys,..."

Sept. 10, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

One final SXSW missive
"...against Abers, drummer Jiro Yamaguchi, and manager Amy Sue Blackman-Romero still stood, but the number of "Free the Ozo..."

March 26, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Down and Dirty
Pasty people vs. pretty people, low budget vs. big budget, Peter Biskind vs. Robert Redford: the 20th annual Sundance!
"...flew to Cuba to show the film to Che's widow and also received a personal invitation to show the..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Arizona Dream (1993)
Johnny Depp plays Axel Blackmar, a guy who talks to fish, dreams of the Arctic, and sure as hell isn't going to take over the Cadillac dealership his Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis!) owns.
"...his Balkan masterworks Underground, Time of the Gypsies, or Black Cat, White Cat. From the Eskimo dreams that bookend..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Screens Review by Sam Hurwitt

Internal Affairs
One night on adult trauma at Brackenridge
"...surgeon cried when he was informed. Another time, a widow sent me into a room to remove the wedding..."

Aug. 16, 2002 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Waitin' 'Round to Live
The making and subsequent success of Poet: A Tribute to Townes Van Zandt
"...Zandt recorded some of his final sessions -- a black and white poster is taped to the wall. Along..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Discus Maximus
New and nifty dvds
"...reaffirm that digital technology has restored the "glorious" to black and white, they also leave no doubt that Criterion..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Texas Book Festival Wrap-Up
Taking stock of this year's panels and readings
"...recent issue of the highbrow mag featured Terry Southern, black Ray-Bans glued to his face. Terry's uncollected hipster musings..."

Nov. 23, 2001 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Dancing About Architecture
SXSW ends. Thank the Lord …
"...sundry Ozzy Osbourne sightings, and the APD vs. the Black Crowes audience, then throw in the gamut of Texas..."

March 23, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Laying It All Out
Novelist Shelby Hearon has made an art of the little white lie.
"...had East Austin Tex-Mex for years, too busy eating black beans and lettuce, I guess. The brown enchilada sauce..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

The Great Escape
Chain Gangs! Cast Aways! Kung Fu! Chocolate! ... It's Time for the Holiday Film Previews
"...and his life-changing encounter with a stunning young war widow... Premier Brazilian filmmaker Carlos Diegues revisits the 1959 Marcel..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Big Picture
Fall Movie Preview
"...cozy autumn Oscar race. Gwyneth Paltrow stars as a widow who falls for the man (Ben Affleck) who gave..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature by Barry Johnson

Amy Bloom Reviewed
" Come to Me, Bloom's first collection, Lionel, a black man, slept with his stepmother, a white woman he..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Saint Jackie
It was with high expectations of low class that Stephen MacMillan Moser embarked upon the latest crop of books about Jackie O. But shortly into it, he found himself thinking, "Where's the dirt?"
"...Alexandra, Mary and Elizabeth, the queens consort and the widows of England's King Edward VII, George V, and George..."

June 9, 2000 Books Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Book Reviews
Winter's Tales
"..."Taibele and Her Demon," which tells of a shtetl widow's affair with an evil spirit...."

Jan. 28, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...of New York City. By filming in a lustrous black-and-white, writer/director Riker unfolds a carefully constructed story that splits..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Night of the Hunter
" released and soon finds his way to Harper's widow, whom he marries. The kids, however, don't have a..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Screens Feature

Book Reviews
"...novel's core. In 1922, Etsuko is a young Japanese widow in Seattle caring for her dead sister's baby, Hanae...."

July 23, 1999 Books Review

Off The Bookshelf
Short reviews of recently published books
"...setting for this account of the lynching of a black man charged by a mob with raping a white..."

April 16, 1999 Books Feature

Ida Lupino, Actress
"...required 15-20 changes of clothes (gold lamé, even in black-and-white cinematography, did a lot more for her than it..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Screens Feature by Charles Nafus

Scanlines: Ruby in Paradise
"...follows the slow-arched emotional trajectory of a drab rural widow who succumbs to the romantic attentions of a moonshining..."

Aug. 8, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...assigned to pick up Mrs. Neil (Windsor), a mobster's widow, and transport her by train across country to testify..."

July 11, 1997 Screens Feature

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