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Boom Boom... Out Go the Lights
Charles Whitman in the UT Tower
"...illustration by Roy Tompkins Imagine: It's a sunny Monday,..."

Sept. 5, 1997 Books Feature by Tom Aiken

Monday, Monday
Elizabeth Crook's new novel charts the ripples radiating out from the Whitman shootings
"...the flesh underneath may remain a bit scarred, imperfect. Charles Whitman's shooting rampage from the UT tower in August..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Feature by Danielle White

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'Tower'
New documentary will focus on the 1966 UT Tower shooting
"...1, 1966. That's when engineering student and former Marine Charles Whitman killed his wife and mother, climbed the Tower,..."

April 10, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

UT Tower Shooting 50th Anniversary
"...and memorial unveiling. On Aug. 1, 1966, engineering student Charles Whitman opened fire on campus while perched on top..."

Aug. 1, 2016 Photo Gallery

Austin-made doc re-creates the UT Tower massacre with stunningly powerful immediacy
" and humanizes the victims, survivors, and witnesses to Charles Whitman’s shooting spree from atop the University of Texas..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Filmmaker Keith Maitland on Tackling Tower
Innovative doc animates the UT Tower Massacre
"...Texas lore. On Aug. 1, 1966, former U.S. Marine Charles Whitman killed his wife and mother, drove to the..."

Oct. 21, 2016 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Right Snuff
Savage survivor and Sex Pistols witness Artly Snuff isn't just another face in Austin's eccentric crowd
"...seeing fresh blood on the sidewalk. The policeman that [Charles] Whitman killed they had just carried away in the..."

July 8, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

For Whom the Bells Toll
Lege enacts campus carry on the 50th anniversary of the UT Tower shooting
"...At that time, 50 years ago on Aug. 1, Charles Whitman took his first shot while perched on the..."

Aug. 5, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...It's hard to believe, but Charles Whitman was on top of the University of Texas..."

Nov. 20, 1998 News Feature

I Wanna Be a Paperback Writer
Perusing the Texas Book Festival Panels
"...the better-moderated panel discussions, with John Taliaferro (author of Charles Russell: The Life and Legend of America's Cowboy Artist)..."

Nov. 7, 1997 Books Feature

Playback: Grohl Call
Nirvana drummer, Foo Fighter, and documentarian Dave Grohl passes it on
"...blood pouring from the clouds. "Climbing the Tower" recounts Charles Whitman's 1966 sniper massacre from the UT tower, or..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Playback: Record Store Day
Record Store Day – inclusive, not exclusive
"...seconds and receive 50% off anything in the store. Whitman..."

April 19, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

TV Eye
POV's 'Al Otro Lado'
"...It has been 40 years since Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of..."

July 28, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

A Century of Newsmakers
"...10. Charles Whitman. As awful as it sounds, our feelings about..."

Jan. 7, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...making their world premiere. TOWER delves into mass murderer Charles Whitman's UT Tower shooting, while A Song for You:..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Stage Frights
"...The play tells the story of Charles Whitman, Austin's most notorious mass murderer, and hats off..."

Oct. 30, 1998 Arts Feature

One Fine Day
" Michael Hoffman. Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, George Clooney, Mae Whitman, Alex D. Linz, Charles Durning, Holland Taylor, Ellen Greene..."

Dec. 20, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Top 10 Education Stories
Reading, writing, arithmetic ... well, that's three!
"...effect on Aug. 1 – the 50th anniversary of Charles Whitman's shooting massacre of 14 people on the Forty..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Last Flight Out
Righteously mediocre stuff from the "film ministry of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association"
"...cinematography to editing, director Jameson – who helmed 1975's Charles Whitman exposé, The Deadly Tower – has assembled as..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Naked City
"...Records related to the massacre committed by Charles Whitman from the UT Tower are now available for..."

Dec. 28, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Spectrum Dance Theater’s Rambunctious
The company’s program, with a new work inspired by the 1966 UT Tower shooting, spoke powerfully to our present moment
"...The dances were as varied as the music by Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Vincent Persichetti, Charles Wuorinen, and Yevgeniy..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

The Gray Band
How can a band singing almost exclusively about serial killers engender so much life?
"...Closer "Badlands (Charles Starkweather & Caril Fugate)" bears total and no relation..."

Jan. 14, 2011 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

"...Texan culture that gave the world Henry Lee Lucas, Charles Whitman, and Beavis and Butt-head, the Buttholes (or "something-something..."

July 28, 1995 Music Feature

Chaos in Tejas Interviews
"...Austin Chronicle: Your song "Road to Ruin (Charles Whitman)" touches on Austin in that Whitman's crimes took..."

June 1, 2012 Music Feature

All Over Creation: I, Witness
The victims of the Virginia Tech shootings were memorialized in a potent play at UT
"...Brooklyn College; the New School; Whittier College; Macalester College; Whitman College; UT-Arlington; Santa Clara University; and the University of..."

April 20, 2012 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Gun-on-Gun Action
"...Virginia Tech or Columbine High, it also didn't stop Charles Whitman at UT. What did stop Whitman was the..."

April 17, 2009 Postmarks

A Bad Nightmare Returns
Today's news brings back bad memories for Austinites.
" correct, that would be double the number that Charles Whitman killed on the University of Texas campus in..."

April 16, 2007 News Post by Lee Nichols

Big Books: Part 3
Gift guide
"...TV at home the day that deranged ex-Marine sharpshooter Charles Whitman transformed the UT Tower into a symbol of..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Naked City
Austin Stories
"...Reddick. "The UTPD hasn't used a gun since the Charles Whitman killings in 1966. ... If they're planning some..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature

Killer Reputation
Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past
"...just this city but the world. By the time Charles Whitman climbed the UT Tower with a hunting rifle..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Kevin Fullerton

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