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Cleopatra's Second Husband
"...sterile and studied at times, and the denouement drags, Cleopatra is remarkably assured, particularly for a feature directing debut..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Chief Cleopatra Video “Belushi” Syncs as Protest Soundtrack
Premiere recontextualizes ATX singer’s “revolution”
"...police – both locally and nationally. Soul-rock artist Chief Cleopatra now revisits those caustic scenes with a video for..."

Dec. 7, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

California Forest Fire: Cleopatra Degher
Emmylou Harris for a new generation of folk?
"...Cleopatra Degher is reminiscent of one of music’s golden eras,..."

Jan. 15, 2015 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Cleopatra Mediterranean Restaurant
Te drab-looking building off of I-35 that formerly housed an insurance company has been transformed by friendly Jordanian owners into a casual Middle Eastern eatery
"...Cleopatra Mediterranean Restaurant..."

April 28, 2006 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón


July 8, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Proud Mary
Taraji P. Henson picks up her guns but shoots blanks as an assassin with a conscience
"...or even anything much resembling a coherent marketing campaign. Cleopatra Jones this unfortunately isn’t, despite a killer soundtrack and..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Human Right of Marriage
Austin couple at center of Texas marriage equality case
"...After more than 40 hours in labor, doctors told Cleopatra De Leon she would need an emergency C-section. Aside..."

Nov. 7, 2014 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Austin Powers in Goldmember
" Austin, now in league with soul sister Foxxy Cleopatra (Knowles). None of this really matters (and a good..."

July 26, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Antony and Cleopatra
Poor Shadows of Elysium boils this powerful Shakespearean tragedy down to its essential elements
"...If Antony and Cleopatra were on Facebook, their relationship status would read: It's..."

May 16, 2014 Arts Review by Stacy Alexander Smith

The Greatest Stories Ever Told
The 2010 Paramount Summer Film Classics
" pursuit of the damned, doomed, duplicitous trapeze artist Cleopatra. It's a scene – just a single shot, really..."

May 21, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Cleopatra Nights at the Hot Jumbo Bagel Company
Hot Jumbo Bagel hosts a tearoom brimming with sophisticated exotica into the wee hours? Who knew?
"...Cleopatra Nights at the Hot Jumbo Bagel Company307 W. Fifth,..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Food Review by Rachel Feit

A League of Their Own
"...schedule. On the small screen, there's The Memoirs of Cleopatra, ABC's mega-budget 14-hour miniseries written by screenwriter-novelist Stephen Harrigan...."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature by Jesse Sublett

Austin Musicians of Color Talk About the Pandemic's Outsized Impact on Their Communities
COVID-19 extends into all realities of Austin's pervasive inequality
"...Jalesa Jessie, who performs as Chief Cleopatra, falls into the "essential" worker category through an employer,..."

June 19, 2020 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

A Good Time to Be Lawrence Wright
With new book God Save Texas, The Looming Tower series on Hulu, and his play Cleo at the Alley, Lawrence Wright is the man of the moment
"...affair between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton while filming Cleopatra was originally set to open last fall, but massive..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

What a Piece of Work Is Woman!
After four centuries of being berated, belittled, betrayed, bullied, battered, and butchered by the men in Shakespeare's plays, the women have had enough. They're ready to speak out, to give Will a piece of their minds. And in playwright Susan Kelso's Roses and Thistles, they do just that.
"...(who gets top billing): Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Troilus and Cressida. More often than not, though, women..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Record Reviews

Sept. 26, 1997 Music Review

SXSW Music Adds the Chats, Boyo, Babeheaven, and Bongeziwe Mabandla
Artists broadcasting from “unusual, as well as iconic, settings”
"...local scene crops up appearances from Carson McHone, Chief Cleopatra, the Deer, Greyhounds, Holy Wave, J Soulja, JaRon Marshall,..."

Feb. 23, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

We Have an Issue: Gold in Them Thar Hills
In this week’s issue, the story behind the quest to become the first purveyor of buffalo mozzarella in Central Texas
"...Music Video Premiere: Watch soul-rock artist Chief Cleopatra's "Belushi" video, featuring footage from the summer protests against..."

Dec. 11, 2020 Column by Kimberley Jones

How To Build a Girl
Booksmart's Beanie Feldstein keeps this rock critic biopic rolling
"...woo, or when her heroes – Freud, Sylvia Plath, Cleopatra, Jo March, pictures of them all pasted on her..."

May 8, 2020 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Accelerates Into Weekly Artist Lists
Naked Giants, Ghost Wolves & Saint Phnx top 111 new reveals
"...Austin Basham, Beat Root Revival, the Blowies, Bourbonnais, Chief Cleopatra, Christine Renner, the Cuckoos, Deanna Wheeler, Jay Wile, Lil..."

Jan. 23, 2020 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Tea With the Dames
Share a cuppa with the great British ladies of the screen
"...woman of the ancient world in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra reveals much about their artistic sense of self-awareness. The..."

Dec. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...affair that folks never seem to get tired of: Cleopatra and Marc Antony. Shakespeare did okay by it and..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

Shakespeare's First Folio
Why the first collection of the Bard's plays is such a big deal and cause to celebrate on his 400th death anniversary
"...Shrew; and thorny beauties Measure for Measure, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Winter's Tale, among others. Thirteen of the..."

March 18, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

5th Circuit Considers Marriage Equality
Judges question state's argument that marriage is for procreation
"...four plaintiffs – Austin-based Nicole Dimetman and her wife Cleopatra de Leon, and Mark Phariss and his partner Victor..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Feature by Mary Tuma

SXSW: Nik Turner Spreads His Cosmic Wings
Hawkwind co-founder to re-enact the 'Space Ritual'
"...His old label Cleopatra lured him into blasting and wailing away for former..."

March 15, 2013 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Oliver Stone’s movie is volatile, nasty, hypnotic, gory, and nearly irrestible – at least when the young 'uns aren't onscreen.
"...Elena, a ruthless but not heartless leader in a Cleopatra wig, and her chief goon and henchman Lado (Del..."

July 6, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Paramount Theatre Summer Film Classics Series
May 24-Sept. 9
"...of Arabia (70mm), 7:15pmAug. 31Lawrence of Arabia (70mm), 7:15pmSept. 1Cleopatra (70mm), 7:30pmSept. 2Cleopatra (70mm), 2 & 7:30pmSept. 4Raise the..."

May 25, 2007 Screens Feature

Katherine Anne Porter: The Life of an Artist
Readers need not be overly familiar with Porter's writing to appreciate her as a protagonist in the engaging tale of her life, yet the book is authoritative enough to recommend itself to serious students, as well
"...age 90. To her myriad admirers, she was "our Cleopatra" – flamboyant and larger than life, effortlessly brilliant, and..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Books Review by Marrit Ingman

'Foxy Brown'
An interview with Antonio Fargas
"...his ghetto-blasting roles in the classic blaxploitation films Shaft, Cleopatra Jones, and Foxy Brown, as well as a string..."

May 28, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Hybridity Principle
A diverse, ambitious crop of restaurateurs is feeding Austin's cosmopolitan cravings.
"...doubling up, many entrepreneurs are making it work. The Cleopatra Nights Russian Tea Room is a case in point...."

Oct. 25, 2002 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

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