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Just Like Heaven
This romantic comedy about a winsome, charming ghost and the man who loves her sidesteps abundant potential clichés through sheer dint of the acting skills on display.
"...Romantic Comedy Battle Royale: upstart Reese Witherspoon or grand champion Meg Ryan? Odds are still on Ryan by a..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Rethinking 'Monkey Movie'
Plus, a quiz to test your knowledge ...
"...Two Brooklyn Idiots; Africa Screams; Robot Monster (see p.58)CHIMP CHAMPION Features primates, monkey suits, or both, but carries the..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Screens Feature

The Carol You Don't Know
There's much more to Ms. Channing than Dolly and Lorelei
"...to hear it before Mr. Merrick did, before Gower Champion did, before anyone. And I ran down to Jerry's..."

July 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Saturday Sleepers
SXSW picks & sleepers
"...established themselves by way of Kypski's reign as a champion battle DJ. The childhood skateboarding buddies dabble with live..."

March 18, 2005 Music Feature

Friday Night Lights
H.G. Bissinger’s classic book about the secular religion of high school football was lovingly adapted for film prior to becoming a TV show.
"...no greater good than the winning of the state championship. This is the heart of the book and the..."

Oct. 8, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Minority Rights v. Majority Rule
Texas documentary tour presents 'Larry v. Lockney'
"...place you'd expect to find the ACLU's next anti-war-on-drugs champion. But there he was, in the spindly, unassuming frame..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

Changing Lanes
"...Rarely have I seen a film so willing to champion the fallibility of the human heart. Hollywood, after all,..."

April 12, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Texas Sounds & Tracks
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
"...This Sunday, 6pm, at the Paramount Theatre, Grand Champion, starring Julia Roberts, Charlie Robison, Natalie Maines, Joe Ely,..."

April 5, 2002 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Kandahar
"...fact, it's become a joke for urban critics to champion it vigorously to little avail -- but this is..."

March 1, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Chop Suey
"...career in check. There are taped interviews with jujitsu champion Rickson Gracie, extreme sports figure Christian Fletcherf, and fashion..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

TV Eye
The Emmy Awards finally come to fruition, local boxer Jesus Chavez hits HBO, and the most delicious diva show on television.
"...still witness his historic, 12-round match against super featherweight champion Floyd Mayweather on HBO this Saturday...."

Nov. 9, 2001 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Superman: The Movie – Director's Cut
"...version of Superman! Just when we can use a champion to inspire us as we fight a never-ending battle..."

Oct. 25, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Coldplay The Backyard, June 11
"...bandmates joined him after the first verse -- Will Champion hammering his drums like he suddenly joined Social Distortion..."

June 22, 2001 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Extreme
"...tailor-made for extreme sports. Here we see clips of champion athletes doing such things as climbing the highest mountains..."

May 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Knight's Tale
This warped medieval yarn about a peasant who passes himself off as a knight glides by on a funny, friendly, goofy sort of goodness.
"...to tournament, winning riches and acclaim as a jousting champion. Of course, there's a slick, evil count with beady..."

May 11, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Union's Due
Labor lawyer David Van Os stands accused by former employees of blocking their attempts to organize
"...to fight for the little guy he's a bare-knuckled champion of workers' rights in a 'right-to-work' state, where 'concerted..."

April 6, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Things They Used to Do
Dick Holland assesses two Texas journalists, Gary Cartwright and Jan Reid, whose new collections of articles possess a cautionary wisdom, the kind you acquire when you court danger and danger provides you with a keen view of what lies beyond.
"...his subjects, including the stripper Candy Barr, Leroy, the champion fighting pit bull, and the "world's greatest private detective,"..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Blue Monday
Antone's Blue Mondays continues, 25 years later.
"...The Champion of Blues Derek O'Brien wants one thing made clear...."

Dec. 29, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Lone Star Skate: New Directions in Skateboard Cinema
"...Wing Ko; “Beloved Son, Brother, in Memory Always a Champion: A Tribute to Jeff Phillips” by Scott Pellet; “Making..."

Sept. 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Sunshine
"...his socialist-minded convictions. The next generation produces an Olympic champion in fencing who converts to Catholicism so that he..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postscripts
There's not much about Texas that isn't in the new Texas Short Stories 2; editor Billy Bob Hill reveals why.
"...of winnowing the 1,000 submissions he and co-editor Laurie Champion received for inclusion in Texas Short Stories 2 (Browder..."

March 10, 2000 Books Column by Clay Smith

Council Watch
The Gotham Cometh: Town Lake Condo Clears First Hurdle; Council Moves On to Water
"...The infamous Champion tract zoning case was postponed by request of the..."

Oct. 8, 1999 News Column by Jenny Staff Johnson

Coach's Corner
The perfect boxing match for the peace n' love generation.
"...Oscar decided he was going to be the first champion to win a decision without throwing any punches for..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

Play on Worlds
Now Playing
"...so do challenges. In with tradition, our young copper-top champion quickly finds himself torn from sleep, his family slaughtered,..."

July 2, 1999 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

The Other Stars in the Galaxy
"...The story of 1996 champion Olympic runner Haile Gebrselassie is told in this docudrama..."

May 21, 1999 Screens Feature

Land of 1,000 Dramas
Venues
"...which has carved a unique local niche as the champion of new drama about old Texas. Founded as Live..."

March 12, 1999 Arts Feature

Roll 'Em
March
"...The story of 1996 champion Olympic runner Haile Gebrselassie is told in this docudrama..."

Feb. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Top Guns
Kent A. Caperton ($885,000-$2,925,000 )
"...Co. $10,000-$24,999 Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. $10,000-$24,999 Capitol Aggregates, Ltd. $10,000-$24,999 Champion International Corp. $10,000-$24,999 Chevron U.S.A. Corp. $10,000-$24,999 Dow Chemical..."

Feb. 12, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Natural Born Leader
Mayor Hits the Ground Running His First 100 Days
"...the public, to sign on to his agenda. A champion consensus-builder constantly thirsting for new challenges, Watson will form..."

Oct. 3, 1997 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Beyond the Multiverse
Author Michael Moorcock
"...fiction. Those who have read any of his Eternal Champion saga, the Hawkmoon series, Stormbringer, or set foot in..."

Sept. 19, 1997 Books Feature by Adrienne Martini

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