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New PBS Documentary Uses Austin Photographer to Explore Death
What we (don’t) talk about when we (don’t) talk about death
"...this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." But death was a constant before there..."

March 23, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

A Band Called Death
A black proto-punk band from Detroit that wouldn't compromise on its name is unearthed in this music doc 35 years after recording their original demo tracks.
"...A Band Called Death is this season’s engaging entry in the burgeoning field..."

June 28, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death Watch: Cruel & Unusual Confinement
Convicted hit man faces third date with death
"...Rolando Ruiz has spent the last 22 years on death row. After two stays of execution, he is once..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Tinkering With Death
Texas Defender Service attorney David Dow's memoir covers his his work defending the condemned
" a quietly written and devastating indictment of the death penalty in general, and of its practice in Texas..."

Feb. 22, 2010 Books Post by Jordan Smith

The Death of Stalin
Russia's political upheaval rewritten as dark farce.
"...this latest political satire from Britain’s Armando Iannucci. The Death of Stalin isn’t so far removed from the contemporary..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A New Life for 'A Band Called Death'
Detroit rock & rollers resurrected through Drafthouse Films
"...There's a shadow hanging over the Detroit-born proto-punk band Death – but it's also the light that shines on..."

June 28, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

I Tried Death Wish Coffee and Lived
Dangerous levels of caffeine and self-confidence ensued
"...Death Wish Coffee is as dark as the night is..."

June 8, 2018 Food Post by Dan Gentile

Maze Runner: The Death Cure
YA dystopian trilogy finally comes to a close
"...The opening action sequence of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third film adaptation of James Dashner’s hit..."

Jan. 26, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

SXSW and the Matter of Life and Death
'Death acceptance is an acceptance of reality'
"...a solid case for facing the reality that is death...."

March 9, 2014 SXSW Post by Melanie Haupt

Illinois Kills Death Penalty
Becomes 16th state to abolish the ultimate penalty
"...inked his name to a measure that repeals the death penalty there – replacing it with life-without-parole as the..."

March 9, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Race
All the busted heads and blasted gaskets can't turn this makeover of a cult classic into anything but a real drag.
"...nitrous-oxide-fueled hell rides. Carradine, as fans of the original Death Race 2000 (produced by Roger Corman and directed by..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Death Sentence
Vigilantism is alive and flourishing in this revenge thriller from James Wan, the so-called Splat Pack director of the original Saw movie.
"...and Leigh Whannell. Vigilantism is alive and flourishing in Death Sentence, the new revenge thriller from Wan, the so-called..."

Sept. 7, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.
"...frail shell of body and mind -- and Mr. Death is no exception. The film opens with a galvanizing,..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Death Watch: Flawed Testimony Cited to Challenge Death Sentence
Billie Coble challenges second death sentence
"...Billie Coble, 70, has already evaded death once. In 2007, the U.S. 5th Court of Appeals..."

Feb. 22, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Death Watch: The Quality of State Killings
Why is the TDCJ so reluctant to test death drugs?
"...Dr. James Grig­son, the since-deceased forensic psychiatrist nicknamed "Dr. Death" because of his recurring state testimonies in capital cases..."

Aug. 26, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Death Watch: Executing Texas' Law of Parties
Jeff Wood never killed anybody; Robert Pruett may not have either. Why does the state want to put them both to death?
"...It's been a slow summer in Texas' death chamber, with executions stayed left and right, state Court..."

Aug. 12, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Study: More Innocents on Death Row Than Previously Thought
Number could be higher in larger criminal justice system
"...In his 2006 dissent in a Kansas death penalty case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia argued..."

April 28, 2014 News Post by Jordan Smith

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
Executed serial killer Aileen Wuornos leaves little doubt as to her sanity in this second Nick Broomfield documentary on the subject.
"...Fetishes, and Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer is his second documentary about..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Death Watch: Shuffling the Deck
Death row inmates see new execution dates
"...motion with a Dallas Assistant D.A. to push Edwards' death date back to January, to allow counsel a better..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

DVDanger: Death Rattle Shakes
A case of "Rigor Mortis," and we pay our dues at the 'Death Spa'
"...You! I want to take you to a Death Spa! I want to take you to a death..."

July 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Death Watch
The Texas death chamber gets back into gear
"...Texas' death chamber will gear up to take the first of..."

Sept. 13, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Chief Judge: New Panel Will Be Assigned to Consider Death Row Appeal
Execution still slated for tomorrow
" be assigned to review the case of Texas death row inmate Elroy Chester who argues that comments made..."

June 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Lawmakers Urge Pretrial DNA Testing in Death Penalty Cases
AG joins senators in saying measure would speed exonerations
"...In death penalty cases, it can take years after a conviction..."

March 20, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Is Death Unconstitutional?
Judge to consider whether Texas death penalty risks innocent lives
"...Is Texas' death penalty system so capricious and riddled with errors that..."

Dec. 3, 2010 News Post by Jordan Smith

Happy Death Day 2U
Comedy-horror sequel is less Halloween, more Groundhog Day
"...material for the follow-up to 2017 Blumhouse horror/comedy Happy Death Day. The sequel owes more to the Back to..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Danielle White

Death Wish
Bruce Willis picks up where Charles Bronson left off.
"...good idea to remake Michael Winner’s film vigilantism classic Death Wish? The 1974 film, based on a book by..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

On Death and Life
Dealing with the death penalty and other notable bills heard this week
"...of the intellectually disabled was among a list of death penalty-related bills left pending in the House Criminal Jurisprudence..."

March 30, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death Becomes Her
"...Strangelove, there are a hundred duds. Unfortunately, the $50-million-plus Death Becomes Her doesn't quite make the grade either, although..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Death Watch: A Reprieve From Death Row
Clinton Young's death sentence overturned over legal misconduct
"...of Criminal Appeals has overturned the murder conviction and death sentence of prisoner Clinton Young after finding that a..."

Oct. 8, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Death Watch: Laying on Hands, Praying Out Loud
Another death row inmate sues Texas for preventing his free exercise of religion
"...making the 300-mile trip to visit him on Texas' death row at the Allan B. Polunsky Unit in Polk..."

Sept. 3, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

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