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Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning
The fourth entry in this series is surprisingly complex and ambitious.
"...and Andrei Arlovski, a fighting legend and UFC world champion. I'm as big a fan of mindless violence in..."

Nov. 30, 2012 Movie Review by Louis Black

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) wrests Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and gives it a good shake – even if she doesn't know when to stop.
"...but capable of profound empathy – is Heathcliff’s only champion, and he – silent and seething from so much..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

'Chess' is a mess, as musicals go, but this local staging achieves some success with it
"...Set in 1979, Chess starts with an American world champion and a Soviet challenger battling for chess supremacy at..."

July 20, 2012 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

May 29 Primary Elections: The 'Chronicle' Endorsements
"...In the Texas House (1991-2003), Sadler was a champion of education and health care, and a budget maven...."

May 11, 2012 News Feature

Sillakh Wants To Change the Way You Look at Boxing
And save his sport in the process
"...Spend a few minutes talking with undefeated NABF light-heavyweight champion Ismayl Sillakh, though, and you'll humbly throw everything you..."

April 26, 2012 Sports Post by Kenny Pailes

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
His, hers, and ours: Outsider artists use plastic surgery to merge as one on the physical plane.
" view it as such, is that P-Orridge, an artist/prankster/champion of individuality and individual freedoms over the mundane status..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's a Bad Idea
"...O. Henry adopted, schoolwide, the book Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov, which highlights 49 proven best practices..."

Jan. 31, 2012 Postmarks

Hercules on Two Wheels
Could bicycling be bigger than baseball again?
"...Richmond, Va., is hosting the 2015 UCI Road World Championship, the third jewel on the triple crown of bicycle..."

Nov. 12, 2011 Sports Post by Mike Crissey

Top of the Line
The nominees for the 2011 Austin Critics Table Awards
"..."Deep End: New Work by Sonya Berg," Champion Gallery..."

May 27, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

TDH: 5/10/11
On Council agenda: Historic tax abatements, Holly decommission & more
"...The zoning agenda includes a request from the storied Champion Sisters to add left turn access onto their controversial..."

May 10, 2011 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Reckless Kelly swings for the fences
"...“This 17-year Major Leaguer, one-time All-Star, and World Series champion played three years college at University of Texas. [A]..."

April 28, 2011 Music Post by Austin Powell

Roller Derby Update 3/26/11
Hotrod Honeys screaming for vengeance this weekend
"...Meanwhile, it's banked track versus flat track in a champion-versus-champion double header in the Golden State...."

March 26, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2011: Live Action
Amaze your friends and colleagues when you know everything about all the nominees in this category.
"...unlikely leading man. He plays Raymond Goodfellow, a dart champion cum lounge crooner who, pining for his band’s drummer,..."

Feb. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Soccer Watch
Horns, Hilltoppers hit playoffs; more Aztex fallout
"...then most likely the host, top seed, and defending champion North Carolina in the second round. The Big..."

Nov. 12, 2010 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

Get in the Ring
Perry's refusal to meet challengers – and editorial boards – is all swagger, no sweat
"...make being governor the equivalent of being a heavyweight champion. But there are two kinds of champions. There's the..."

Oct. 29, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Page Two: We Are the Eggmen
In the abstract, people are usually good about defending free speech. They fall apart in the specifics.
"...have disappeared. The ideas people are now willing to champion publicly, which spokesmen are screaming loudly and clearly about,..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Column by Louis Black

The A-Team
It's the latest old TV show to be remade as a contemporary feature film and fares just about as well as the rest.
"...have knocked out of the park); former Ultimate Fighting champion Jackson steps into the man and Mohawk that Mr...."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sandra Bernhard ♥ America
Sandra Bernhard returns to Austin for We're Still Queer Honey!
"...of their narrow-minded, fearful philosophy." Everybody does need a champion, and everybody does need somebody to stand up and..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature by Cindy Widner

They Went West
Back in the saddle with a faded genre's favorite stars
"...shot, Mix won the 1909 national Riding and Rodeo Championship...."

May 28, 2010 Screens Feature by Louis Black

The Freak Goes On
SXSW Film: an introduction
"...the rebels, the outcasts, the iconoclasts. We've chosen to champion a dozen-plus films in these pages that in turn..."

March 12, 2010 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Homemade and Horny: Just the Way We Like 'em
New Gay Placer Lola Houston celebrates the gay old season with some fab gift suggestions.
"...are Belladonna's Strapped Dykes and Pink and White Production's Champion...."

Dec. 13, 2009 Qmmunity Post by Lola Houston

TFPF Announces Grant Recipients
Two Austinites nab $10,000 grants
"...went to Berndt Mader's narrative feature debut, Five Time Champion, which just wrapped a summer shoot in nearby Smithville,..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Senton for the Camera!
WWE's most recent Austin show to be broadcast tonight on myNetworkTV
" sour note was the absence of current WWE Champion Triple H (Hey, Jean-Paul, it's been at least four..."

April 10, 2009 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Bowl Championship Series is bull and should be revised like the latest version of Vista
"...Gators was supposed to give college football a clear-cut champion, but after a sloppy game all fans are left..."

Jan. 9, 2009 Sports Post by Justin Sanders

Punisher: War Zone
Marvel Comics' Frank Castle again comes to the screen as a one-man vengeance machine in this stylishly violent and gory opus.
"...relentless fervor and occasional wit. (Alexander, a former karate champion, won acclaim for her 2005 soccer movie, Hooligans, which..."

Dec. 5, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playing Through
At 10 years old, Robert D'Lorm didn't learn how to box to beat up the bullies at school; he learned how to box so he wouldn't have to
"..."El Matador" Chavez, the World Boxing Council super flyweight champion, who 15 years ago showed up at Lord's Gym..."

Oct. 3, 2008 Column by Thomas Hackett

Henry Poole Is Here
Director Mark Pellington has turned soft with this corny, redemptive, and/or inspirational tale that stars Luke Wilson.
"...bothered. Unfortunately for him, he’s got the world heavyweight champion of meddling neighbors in Esperanza (Barraza), a good-natured busybody..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

From Burnt Orange to Gold
Eighteen current or former Longhorns will represent the United States in the Beijing Olympics
"...caught my eye at the 2001 Texas high school championships. I saw this tiny freshman (5 feet 5 inches..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Sports Feature by Lee Nichols

Industrious Anarchy
Anarchy Championship Wrestling is striving to keep the wrestling tradition alive in Austin
"...wrestler and the man behind rising Austin-based promotion Anarchy Championship Wrestling, is trying to change that. "We're all kinds..."

July 18, 2008 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

Anarchy at Dove Springs
Anarchy Championship Wrestling comes back to Austin
"...local scene is getting a big boost from Anarchy Championship Wrestling, which holds its next bi-monthly Austin event this..."

July 14, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

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