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City of God
City of God, like the Rio de Janeiro housing project for which it’s named, is often grim and dire, but the film is also imbued with hope and transcendence.
"...chicken run down the road? Because in the City of God – a housing project in one of Rio’s..."

March 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Children of the Grave
Black Sabbath sunders the Frank Erwin Center
"...Tony Iommi, the epitome of heavy metal cool, in a leather frock coat, sunglasses,..."

July 28, 2013 Music Post by Michael Toland

Bobby Lee Carter and the Hand of God
When Miss Lena came home from visiting her sister in Jackson and found out Bobby Lee Carter had hanged a man from her sycamore tree, she left the breakfast dishes unwashed in the sink for the first time in her life.
"...her life. She had just poured a second cup of coffee and was fixing to do the kitchen before..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Features Feature by Susan Schorn

Children of Reverberation
Are Levitation vets Holy Wave Austin's next Black Angels?
"...fellow Holy Wave member Kyle Hager kicked him out of a band when they were teenagers in El Paso...."

May 13, 2016 Music Feature by Libby Webster

In the Realms of the Unreal
The strange artwork and life of primitivist Harry Darger is given dimension by master documentarist Jessica Yu.
"...say that when he dies penniless at the age of 81, you’re tasked with cleaning out his rented room...."

Feb. 11, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The More You Learn About God, the Further Away from Him You Move
mewithoutYou frontman Aaron Weiss likes a good question, but finds some answers easier than others
"...Aaron Weiss is a man of God. Not because the mewithoutYou frontman sings about Judeo-Christian..."

June 15, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The God's Heaven Truth
Rev. Gean West & the Relatives add another chapter to Texas funk history
"...decades. Unless you happen to be among the handful of parishioners at God’s Anointed Community COGIC in West Dallas,..."

Oct. 16, 2009 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

The Edge of 17
At 21 years old, actress Charmian Carr couldn't have known that the character she was portraying -- Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music -- would follow her for the rest of her life. Prior to her appearance at The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long, a benefit for Project Transitions and aGLIFF, Carr opens up about being forever Liesl.
"...From Ponce de Leon to the inventors of Propecia and Oil of Olay, humans have struggled to..."

July 28, 2000 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

The Myth of Che
The Short Life of Revolutionary Che Guevara
"...are a bitch. The best, like Evan Connell's Son of the Morning Star, can easily surpass its fictional equal:..."

July 11, 1997 Books Feature by Tom Aiken

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. V)
Paying tribute to Blanda, and more
"...Before prying into the heart of what's gone wrong in the State of Texas football,..."

Oct. 7, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

God Gave Rock & Roll to Her
Rebecca Thomas talks about faith and perspective in 'Electrick Children'
"...Last month, Electrick Children had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival...."

March 16, 2012 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

SXSW Film Review: God Bless the Child
A heartfelt, candid ode to the lazy summer days of childhood
"...When their mother abruptly drives off one morning, five children – ranging from age 1..."

March 17, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Stop Having Children?
"...wanted to point out that this statement is very offensive to most women, whether they believe the Bible is..."

June 6, 2008 Postmarks

Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four
Doc chronicles a shameful chapter in San Antonio history
"...At the tail end of the last gasp of the satanic ritual abuse mania..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Prince of Egypt
"...are hoping that their new animated feature The Prince of Egypt will be the chosen one that will lead..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

March of the Flower Children
The last interview with Seeds frontman and oh-so-brief psychedelic Austinite Sky Sunlight Saxon
"...perfect poise, Sky Saxon sits cross-legged atop a bed of brown and gold silk sheets in his living room...."

July 24, 2009 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Believing the Children
In 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution
"...It was the second day of what would be a six-day trial of Keller and..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Wrath of Don
Zimmerman's constituents accuse him of online, in-person abuse
"...In late August, David and Anita Brad­ber­ry walked out of their Northwest Aus­tin home and headed to the nearby..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Song of Life on Death Row
How Dead Man Walking came to be an opera -- and to be produced in Austin before almost every other city in the world -- reveals the great risks and rewards in developing new works for the modern operatic stage.
" is small and austere: fluorescent bulbs and walls of bare brick, a window for observers in an adjoining..."

Jan. 10, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Game of Thrones: Taking Back the Kingdom
Epic playlist for the HBO siege’s fourth season
"...Thank the old gods that HBO’s Game of Thrones returns on Sunday. The..."

April 4, 2014 Music Post by Abby Johnston

SXSW Film: Stuart Murdoch and 'God Help the Girl'
Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch talks about his directorial debut
"...Sebastian singer Stuart Murdoch has been working on the God Help the Girl project for nearly 10 years. The..."

March 15, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Are You There, God?
'Eve and the Fire Horse'
"...Kwan's first film is a small miracle. The story of two sisters (Phoebe Jojo Kut and Hollie Lo) growing..."

March 10, 2006 Screens Feature by Marrit Ingman

Songs of Pain Was Not in Vain
The day a skinny young kid named Daniel Johnston came shuffling to the back door of the 'Chronicle'
"...1985: Deep into writing one Saturday afternoon at the offices of The Austin Chronicle, I heard a strange sound..."

March 11, 2005 Music Feature by Louis Black

Public School Bible Classes Run Afoul of Law
Classes violate state and federal provisions
"...over it is this text: "Sad to say mainstream anti-God media do not portray these true facts in the..."

Jan. 17, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Part of Our Day
When discussing the Golden Age of Television, we usually speak in terms of the national networks, but there's another chapter to the tale. Belinda Acosta looks at some of the pioneers of Austin television.
"...When discussing the Golden Age of Television, we usually speak in terms of the national..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

The Most Read Film Reviews of 2014
Bombs away!
"...Our most read film review of the year was also our most commented on, complete..."

Jan. 1, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

The Secret Spot of Mayhem Fest
Scorpion Child’s wasteland sting
"...In metal, like hip-hop, ofttimes one must wade through a lengthy undercard to hit..."

Aug. 5, 2013 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

This Week's Waste of Time
Taking the video-gamed Little Prince for a test drive
"...we have another game from Edmund McMillen, the maker of our last weekly waste of time and all-around free-gaming..."

Oct. 8, 2009 Screens Post by James Renovitch

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...textbooks are too politicized for even the State Board of Education to accept. In a unanimous vote this morning,..."

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Color Arc Productions' People of Color Christmas
With her new holiday comedy, theatre artist Christine Hoang makes a safe place for everyone
"...When Christine Hoang calls characters in her play People of Color Christmas: The White Elephant in the Room "misfit..."

Dec. 18, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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