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"...7) Deerhunter, Microcastle/Weird Era Cont. (Kranky/4AD)..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Feature

Food-o-File
Torchy's Tacos expands yet again, and Z'Tejas serves up green chile dishes for charity
"...week in the newly reimagined space that formerly housed Castle Hill Cafe. Owners Cathe Dailey, Perry Lorenz, Executive Chef..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Taming of the Shrew
City Theatre honors Shrew's fun, wild, lusty world while putting Kate and Petruchio in a burger joint
"...an order, and upon delivery of the minuscule White Castle offering, she deadpans, "Pace yourself."..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir
'Austin, 1972,' an excerpt from Joe Nick Patoski's new tome, Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
"...Jeff wanted audiences to hear his lyrics, he worked Castle Creek, the former Chequered Flag, a listening room one..."

April 25, 2008 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

State 'Security Upgrades' Create Cap Metro Headache
State Preservation Board wants to remove what might be busiest bus stop in all of Austin from south side of Capitol grounds
"...Governor's office spokeswoman Allison Castle explained that the new security plans call for all..."

Jan. 11, 2008 News Feature by Lee Nichols

After a Fashion
Watch it, Charlize; Elvis on fire; and is Stephen saying what we think he is saying?
"...Malibu. The photos of the ruins of the Malibu Castle, in which the crème de la crème of Elvis..."

Nov. 2, 2007 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Guns, Disaster, and the Lege
New law says that during disaster, state cannot seize legally owned guns from private citizens
"...On Sept. 1, Senate Bill 378, aka the Castle Doctrine, came into effect in Texas. It increased the..."

Sept. 7, 2007 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rock & Roll Books
"...a noise and Spector stumbled out of his Alhambra "castle," remarking, "I think I killed somebody." Mark Ribowsky's He's..."

June 1, 2007 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Grindhouse
Grindhouse, which was filmed in Austin, raises the bar for movie showmanship and the theatregoing experience.
"...also a showman, along the lines of a William Castle or Cecil B. DeMille). It’s this injection of playfulness..."

April 6, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Namesake
Mira Nair's complex meditation on family, relationships, and identity traces the saga of two generations of an Indian-American family, as outlined in Jhumpa Lahiri's bestselling novel.
"...in over-the-top comedies (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Epic Movie), his performance as Gogol is, by contrast,..."

March 30, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

The Hour Has 22 Minutes
Pop quiz on Canada, with a SXSW 07 musical cheat sheet
"...more indie rock where that came from: Vancouver's drunken Castle Project, the New Pornography Immaculate Machine, and Paper Bag..."

Feb. 23, 2007 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Hannibal Rising
Who would have thought mass murder and cannibalism could be so dull?
"...his beloved little sister, Mischa (Tachovska), outside their family’s castle in Lithuania during the winter of 1944. Times being..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Queen
This Helen Mirren starrer provides a glimpse of the British monarchy at a contemporary crossroads between supreme dominance and utter irrelevancy.
"...meeting, while the royal family is vacationing in their castle in Balmoral, Diana, the divorced Princess of Wales, dies..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Keep
Dun, dun, dunnn!
"...lives, reunite twenty years later to renovate a medieval castle in Eastern Europe, a castle steeped in blood lore..."

Sept. 1, 2006 Books Review by Sofia Resnick

Snake Charmer
Ray Wylie Hubbard survived the crash, recovered the black box, and continues to fly high and get lowdown with 'Snake Farm.'
"...musicians, particularly down in Austin where the Checkered Flag, Castle Creek, and the old Saxon Pub burned oily midnight..."

June 23, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Hide the lasagna: The fat, lazy cat – and his doppelgänger – is back.
"...cat (voice of Curry) on the throne of Carlyle castle, an estate on the upper Thames. There is an..."

June 16, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

An American Haunting
A satanic-possession thriller set in 1817 stars Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek – to little avail.
"...is equal parts Elisha Cook Jr. (particularly in William Castle's House on Haunted Hill) and that crazy rummy from..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
The Holy City of the Wichitas has hosted the 'Prince of Peace Passion Play' every Easter season since 1926
"...Upon closer examination, the rock castle is only a facade, stretching almost a mile from..."

April 7, 2006 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

At the Table
Our panel of service experts
"...Sharon Bright, Castle Hill Cafe server: Bright supports her passions for art..."

March 31, 2006 Food Feature

House and Garden
'House' and 'Garden,' Alan Ayckbourn's coupled comedies performed in tandem by a single cast, is really one show divided between two stages
"...A man's home is his castle, so they say. But when that castle is bombarded..."

Jan. 27, 2006 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Renegade
Still mourning the death of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott 20 years later
"..."The Friendly Ranger at Clontarf Castle," Shades of a Blue Orphanage and "Vagabond of the..."

Jan. 20, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Fog
This hazy remake pales in comparison to John Carpenter's original fogbanks from 1980.
"...Smallville’s Welling fills in for Tom Atkins as Nick Castle, a local fisherman with a dirty bloodline and, bizarrely,..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Ice Princess
This refreshingly femme-centric tale advocates on behalf of physics, feminism, and athleticism.
"...Director Fywell also directed the superior I Capture the Castle; that film managed a more nuanced, if romantic, portrait..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Alone in the Dark
There's a certain majesty to German director Boll's style of filmmaking: a freedom from art, talent, skill of any formal kind, and the sheer pigheadedness to keep going at any cost.
"...Relic as well as Aliens, Tremors, and even William Castle's chestnut (and John Waters' fave) The Tingler, is as..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Food-o-File
V.B.W. keeps an eye on the comings, goings, and goings-on
"...a few months working downtown at Mirabelle's sister restaurant, Castle Hill Cafe (1101 W. Fifth, 476-0728), where he is..."

May 28, 2004 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
An affectionate parody of 1950s sci-fi movies, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra spoofs ’til it poops out.
"...DVD of Joe Dante’s lovingly hokey tribute to William Castle and kidhood Saturday afternoon moviegoing, Matinee. The film-within-the-film Mant!..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Food-o-File
Virginia B. Wood unscientifically surveys local foodies on local coffee.
"...enjoyed meals at Güero's, Ranch 616, Buster's BBQ, and Castle Hill Cafe during his whirlwind visit. We're told Prince..."

Nov. 14, 2003 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Daringly Perverse
Death chess, incest, maggots, kidnappings, hippies, cannibals, undead babes, Kaufman as a killer, corndogs, and the birth of slash: Halloween home viewing
"...Werdegast squarely against each other in a windswept Hungarian castle that resembles nothing so much as a modernist art..."

Oct. 31, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Golden Plum Shines On
Mirabelle means inventive and impressive by any name
"...sweet." You said it, Bardo. Downtown, we call it Castle Hill; in Northwest Austin, it's Mirabelle Restaurant, but either..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

Beauty and the Beast
Second Youth Family Theatre's Beauty and the Beast is no less magical than other versions of the tale, but its real enchantment comes from the way it show us its fairy tale characters discovering each other's hearts.
"...and eye, provide the living statuary of the Beast's castle. A half-mask of sharply angled, vaguely leonine features turns..."

Oct. 10, 2003 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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