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Austin Improv Celebrates the Day of the Dead With La Vida de los Muertos
Hideout Theatre breathes life into una vida improvisada
"...Not yet changed out of their bright costumes and excellent sugar-skull makeup, Cat Drago..."

Oct. 12, 2018 Arts Feature by Trey Gutierrez

Day of the Dead at the ESB-MACC
Sam Coronado remembered as part of this year's festivities
"...almost a year since we lost Austin's patron saint of printmaking, Sam Coronado. He died from complications following a..."

Oct. 31, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Day of the Dead Procession
November 1, 2013. 20 photos.
"...To honor the dead and celebrate the living, Day of the Dead..."

Nov. 4, 2013 Photo Gallery

Iraqi Day of the Dead:
How to make your own mask
"...a surgical strike with precision-guided instruments and cut out the mask. Offer perfunctory apologies to the innocent bystanders you..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature

Shaun of the Dead
This "romantic comedy … with zombies" has a note-perfect mix of humor, horror, love, and death.
"...Penelope Wilton. You don’t have to be a fan of the zombie epics of George Romero (Night of the..."

Sept. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead
Every generation gets the George A. Romero socio-political zombie opus they deserve. We must be living right, because this new film cuts right to the heart.
"...Lalonde, Joe Dinicol and Philip Riccio. Every generation gets the George A. Romero socio-political zombie opus they deserve. 2005's..."

Feb. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

George A. Romero's Land of the Dead
Romero has again crafted a character-driven horror film that doubles as a metaphor for the economic disparity in America and, to a lesser degree, the war on terror.
"...Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy and Eugene Clark. The first thing you see after the opening credits is..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

FF2011: 'Juan of the Dead' Premiere
A love letter from Cuba to Austin, signed in zombie blood
"...Last night's US debut of Juan of the Dead was a strange sort of..."

Sept. 24, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Fantastic Fest: 'George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead'
More tales of the undead
"...for all that he's given us, from original Night of the Living Dead to Creepshow and from Martin to,..."

Sept. 27, 2009 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Speaking of the Dead
To mark the Grateful Dead's final performances this weekend, a look back on the band's local history
"..."Dallas – got a soft machine.Houston – too close to New Orleans."..."

July 3, 2015 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Years of the Dead
The Mexico of now, David Garza writes, is not held only within the borders of Mexico itself. It has spread northward, re-entered its old space, in a sense. For so many of the Mexicans, displaced but still infatuated with the idea of spirit and ghost, the nation itself is a ghost in the back of the head.
"...The Years With Laura Díazby Carlos Fuentes translated by Alfred..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Books Feature by David Garza

City of the Dead
Journeying through the graves of Austin's oldest cemetery
"...I see you standing on the other side...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Dead
The sun-drenched locales of Ghana and Burkina Faso provide the backdrops for this original zombie apocalypse.
"...I thought I'd nearly had my fill of zombie films when, out of the blue, this undead..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reviving 'The Dead'
Fantastic Fest 2010 zombie horror returns this weekend
"...The revenant have risen again! Fantastic Fest 2010 fave The..."

Oct. 6, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

DVDanger: 'Frankenstein's Army'/'Hammer of the Gods'
Two different historic takes on the 'squad on a mission' tale
"...Ten-hut! War, as the saying goes, is hell. And that's why some of..."

Sept. 15, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Blogs of the Year
Ricky Williams, CenTex barbecue, ACL vs. FFF, and more
"...One of our current goals here at the Chronicle is to..."

Jan. 9, 2013 News Post by Mark Fagan

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Despite being the third entry in the Underworld series, this is a prequel story about the age-old war between the vampires and the werewolves.
"...Bill Nighy's cadaverous panache that this third entry in the ongoing exsanguinators vs. lycanthropes franchise (that's vampires and werewolves..."

Jan. 30, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

State of the City Address
As delivered by Mayor Lee Leffingwell today
"...Mayor Lee Leffingwell delivered his State of the City Address before the Real Estate Council of..."

Feb. 2, 2010 News Post by Lee Nichols

Holiday Viewing: The Dead
The shadow of Christmas past hangs long over Huston's classic
"...O, the rain falls on my heavy locks And the dew..."

Dec. 4, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Quick and the Dead
"...Leonardo DiCaprio, Lance Henricksen, Woody Strode and Pat Hingle. There is, regrettably, precious little that is quick about Sam..."

Feb. 10, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
Veering from moments of breathtakingly visualized valor to outright stupidity, Sith is a vast improvement over the previous two outings, but still and all, it’s no Star Wars.
"...Anthony Daniels, Temuera Morrison, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew. There’s a wonderful running gag in the BritCom Spaced, which,..."

May 20, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend
"...lives up to its hype. Overfiend has been making the rounds of the Japanimation underground for a year or..."

June 11, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Wizard World: The Brothers of Destruction of 'The Walking Dead'
Reedus and Rooker talk hunting, fishing, and zombie killing
"...So Merle Dixon is back on AMC's The Walking Dead, and he's cozied up with The Governor,..."

Oct. 29, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Eye of the Beholder
"...me some time after viewing a midmorning press screening of Elliott's (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert)..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Thank You, Central Time Zone: A Preview of the 2007 NFL Draft
"...I moved to Texas from the East Coast for a multitude of reasons. I don’t..."

April 26, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

Bringing Out the Dead
Swiss documentary maker Richard Dindo considers himself a "portraitist or biographer of those who are no longer with us." This week, he brings two films : about revolutionary Che Guevara and writer Jean Genet : to town as part of the Austin Film Society's Texas Documentary Tour.
"...Swiss documentary maker Richard Dindo has been called the "memory composer"; his films, "political cinema." He considers himself..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning' Hits VOD in the Brain
Action reboot revives the sci-fi action franchise as psycho-mystery
"...The whole point of Fantastic Fest is to be blindsided..."

Oct. 30, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'The Story of the America That Got Left Behind'
The Wire's creator, David Simon, speaks at UT
"..."He had many good qualities," David Simon said of the man the award he received last night was..."

March 19, 2008 Screens Post by Wells Dunbar

Gifts of the Magi
A conversation about community and creativity with three wise men of the Austin arts
"...As Dave Steakley works in theatre, Stephen Mills in dance, and Craig Hella Johnson in..."

Dec. 4, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Torch of the Mystic
Sir Richard Bishop, keeper of the flame
"...I just finished reading Sun After Dark, a collection of stories by Pico Iyer on traveling abroad. He opens..."

May 26, 2009 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

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