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Better Living Through Circuitry
"...In fact, Reiss' documentary, which attempts to demystify the culture of those all-night bacchanals known as raves, is full..."

July 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sotol: The New White Lightning
Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery
"...From the outside, the Desert Door sotol distillery and tasting room out in Driftwood..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Rubber is a movie about a sentient, telekinetic, and homicidal tire on a rampage.
"...and his Muppety sidekick Flat Eric were an international pop-culture phenomenon), Rubber is a road movie in the most..."

April 1, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...someone would fuse the science fiction movie with the desert tribe movie and the slave uprising movie and the..."

Nov. 4, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

The Last Days of Chez Nous
" in this foreign (and, to him, less civilized) culture is evident. Also in this house are Beth's teenage..."

May 21, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Book Festival Lineup Revealed
Attendees include Junot Díaz, Cheryl Strayed, and... Tony Danza?
"...Caro, Douglas Brinkley, Cheryl Strayed, Naomi Wolf), plus pop culture personalities branching out (Jewel, Tony Danza)...."

Sept. 12, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Edibles in Isolation
Send Me to a Desert Island, but Let Me Have My ...
"...Banished to a desert island, I'll go quietly if I'm allowed to bring..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Food Feature

The Sour Notes Ride It Out
Life’s tedium and passion captured in black & white
"...Notes play tonight at Hotel Vegas with Crocodile Tears, Desert Culture, and Hex Boyfriend...."

May 24, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Point Austin: Twilight of the Empire
Obama's expansion of the war leads nowhere
"...the past century we have steadily constructed a national culture (and corporate economy) that increasingly honors, promotes, and openly..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Column by Michael King

This Kitty's Got Claws
Teeth tears into everything from abstinence programs to rape culture. Is Austin grownup enough to handle it?
"...spider in Lord of the Rings, and Sarlacc, the desert-pit-dwelling creature from which Luke Skywalker rescues himself in Return..."

Jan. 25, 2008 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

“You’re so money and you don’t even know it.”
"...Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex Desert, Heather Graham and Deena Martin. “You're so money and..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

L.A.: Drastic Space
Letters at 3AM
"...most drastic landscape and most drastic city: the Mojave Desert and Los Angeles. Isn't it drastic, that all across..."

May 23, 1997 Column by Michael Ventura

History Repeats
A writer and his artist aunt explore cave paintings and see more than just writing on the wall.
"..."These people say something about culture," Zintgraff says and takes a light pull on his..."

Aug. 17, 2001 Features Feature by Eli Kooris

Separate Lives
AFS Essential Cinema: Children of Abraham / Ibrahim 6
"...Tunisian director Nacer Khemir's hallucinatory tale Wanderers of the Desert (1986) is a colorfully chaotic depiction of life on..."

Feb. 17, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Fatal Error
Hooked on Drug Money
" Marfa. Spanning 2,200 square miles of West Texas desert, Marfa is the most rural and least active of..."

Dec. 25, 1998 News Feature by Monte Paulsen

SXSW Film Announces 2015 Lineup
Circling the Thunderdome
", discovers a violent gang of thieves at a desert motel and hatches a plan to steal their loot...."

Feb. 3, 2015 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Ingrid Goes West
Hashtag: #thisisyourlife
" Rothko (if nothing else the film eviscerates contemporary culture with a knife to the heart)...."

Aug. 18, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...was so crappy, and since "solo drumming" and "popular culture" are rarely used in the same sentence, one expected..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

Into the West
Kelly Reichardt re-creates the hazards of the Oregon Trail in Meek's Cutoff
"...I wasn't calling it a Western. I kept saying "desert film," staying away from the word "Western."..."

May 6, 2011 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Iraq Comes Home
Wounded Warriors return to the Thin Blue Line
"...well have been thousands of miles away, in the desert of Tikrit, Iraq, where he was stationed for nearly..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Looking for Las Vegas
An Austin playwright discovers Sin City by going to Louisville
"...This year: Vegas! Actually, it's an examination of American culture through scenes set in Vegas, but I'm focusing on..."

May 5, 2006 Arts Feature by Dan Dietz

Che Bella
The Austin Film Society's series is called "Che Bella: Italy in the 60s," but the story really begins -- as does all of modern cinema -- in the streets of Rome, in May of 1944. Nick Barbaro looks at Italian neorealism and the movies it inspired.
"...had massive amounts of stranded capital in the country), culture and politics changed, and things became less black and..."

Jan. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Nick Barbaro

Future Imperfect: Our Favorite Dystopian Films
VOTE: Deadly roller derby, sad clones, and a Road Warrior duke it out
"...oil tanker to lead his people out of the desert to the promised land. In its last quarter hour,..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Wise Guys
Blue Owl Brewing brings sours to the masses
"...are leveraging Austin's thirst for a thriving craft beer culture...."

Aug. 14, 2015 Food Feature by Anna Toon

Neil Young premieres his director's cut of Human Highway at SXSW, while Graham Reynolds brings Marfa to the Festival
"...crazy blend of artists, cowboys and ranchers, and Mexican-American culture mixing together in this small, sleepy town in the..."

March 20, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Band Announcement, Part III
1,500 of some 2,000 showcasing acts now vetted
"...Beat Culture (New York, N.Y.)..."

Jan. 7, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

My SXSW ECO 2012 Experience Wrap Up
Sustainability in food and environment and culture! Oh, my!
"...women discussed the various ways in which food affects culture and vice versa...."

Oct. 6, 2012 Food Post by Jessi Cape

In the Kingdom of Men
Maps to the Middle East: 'In the Kingdom of Men'
"...the dusty, red clay plains to the seemingly infinite desert sandscapes of Saudi Arabia, where Gin's husband, a former..."

June 15, 2012 Books Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Music of the Spheres
Sinatra in the Sahara
"...invasion in 1830, Fez was the center of Moroccan culture, trade, religion, and politics. Moroccan influence during that period..."

July 9, 1999 Music Feature by David Lynch

Fall Film Previews
"...This Asian-American dark comedy of pop culture features a frigid wife, an acerbic waitress, and a..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

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