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Desert Hearts Texas Takeover Glammed Up Austin Shed Cedar Street Courtyard
Burning Man-like dance music party starred Damian Lazarus
"...should have been an outdoor, under-the-stars local edition of Desert Hearts – the California renegade turned “Best Boutique Festival”..."

May 13, 2019 Music Post by Christina Garcia

Desert Hearts Takeover Texas at Cedar Street Courtyard
"...The May 10 under-the-stars local edition of California’s Desert Hearts skirted dodgy spring weather here in Austin at..."

May 13, 2019 Photo Gallery

Sandra Bernhard ♥ America
Sandra Bernhard returns to Austin for We're Still Queer Honey!
"...and miles where it used to be just empty desert. It's a much different place altogether. As transient and..."

June 4, 2010 Features Feature by Cindy Widner

Desert Island Games
"...of Atari game systems, Saturday morning cartoons, and the hearts of kids developing under the era of trickle-down economics...."

Jan. 7, 2000 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

Flight of the Phoenix
Sticking closely to the tone of its predecessor, this remake of Robert Aldrich’s 1965 adventure film lacks the tang of the original, and trades the late-vintage Jimmy Stewart for the shirtless Dennis Quaid.
"...which results in a disastrous ditching in the Gobi Desert. Stranded 300 miles off course with no working radio,..."

Dec. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Spark: A Burning Man Story
This doc's not for burning.
"...“exercise in radical self-reliance,” held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, a few hours’ drive outside of Reno. I’ve twice..."

Sept. 13, 2013 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sir! No Sir!
The GI anti-war movement during the Vietnam war is recounted in this revelatory documentary whose current implications cannot be underestimated.
"...Vietnam, conclusions which led to courts-martial, stockade time, and desertions. As the war and the number of conscripts grew..."

May 19, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Held Up
"...and his girlfriend, Rachel (Long) driving through the Arizona desert in a vintage 1957 Studebaker on their vacation. Rachel..."

May 19, 2000 Movie Review by Bryan Poyser

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

Rafiki
Kenyan LGBTQ drama is a miracle solely for existing, yet also a vibrant, colorful romance
"...lesbian romance you’ve seen before, starting with the groundbreaking Desert Hearts to the dizzily comedic The Incredibly True Adventure..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Your Weekend in Film
What major releases and one-off screenings are worth your theatre time
"...a romance with a high-spirited local woman in 1985’s Desert Hearts. Saturday & Sunday, AFS Cinema...."

Aug. 25, 2017 Screens Post by The Screens Staff

Brokeback Mountain
The beautifully wrought film is a tragic love story (not a "gay cowboy movie") that’s defined by its staggering heartbreak.
"...Brokeback Mountain holds an even greater resemblance to is Desert Hearts, the lesbian romance set in 1950s Nevada in..."

Dec. 16, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Claire of the Moon
"...story Claire of the Moon wants to become the “Desert Hearts of the Nineties.” Its appearance in Austin is..."

July 24, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Future Imperfect: Our Favorite Dystopian Films
VOTE: Deadly roller derby, sad clones, and a Road Warrior duke it out
"...with that which strikes the most fear in our hearts...."

Sept. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Beyond the Closet Door
Gay/Lesbian Filmmakers Find New Inspiration
"...Donna McBride (Naiad Press publishers and film backers of Desert Hearts and Claire of the Moon), Paris Poirer (director..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Screens Feature

Scanlines
"...into feature filmmaking with the beloved lesbian love story Desert Hearts, a project which she wrote, produced, and directed...."

June 16, 1995 Arts Feature

Three Kings
This modern classic is a war movie with a conscience, an action movie with a funny bone, a caper movie with a shifting agenda.
"...is no doubt we are witnessing the actions of desert heroes, of swamp rats with human hearts (even if..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ally McBeal — Going Through Motions
"...I posted a new survey for what I called "Desert Island TV Shows," the idea being that if you..."

Dec. 5, 1997 Screens Column by Margaret Moser

Letters at 3AM
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
"...we can decide and measure the nature of our hearts, that life is what we want it to be..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Ingrid Goes West
Hashtag: #thisisyourlife
"...and obviously, loved. For this is the world of hearts and likes, the emotional currency of the times. And..."

Aug. 18, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Other Desert Cities
A talented, fiercely committed cast makes this drama of a family homecoming arresting
"...Other Desert CitiesAustin Playhouse at Highland Mall, 6001 Airport Blvd., 476-0084..."

Feb. 8, 2013 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

El Corazón de Santa Barraza
"...organization's annual fundraiser, for which she has painted two hearts...."

Feb. 5, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Bibliomania
Books We Love and a Few Books We Don't
"...of Unbearable Urges: Stories by Nathan Englander 4. Borrowed Hearts: New and Selected Stories by Rick DeMarinis 5. The..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Books Feature

Sleep Walk
"...melancholy sound, rising from the ocean floor to the desert sky. And when it was over, the warm summer..."

April 16, 1999 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Return to Sin City
Gram Parsons, back in a big way even if he never left
"...Austin recalls that after producing 2001's Sacred Hearts and Fallen Angels, a 2-CD career overview of Parsons,..."

June 30, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Picks & Sleepers
"...and press attention. Way too young to drink, their hearts pound with Ramones-like lust and they reference Austin legends..."

March 15, 2002 Music Feature

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...in space age ordnance somewhere out on the Afghan desert -- quite clearly did very little other than to..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Column

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...in space age ordnance somewhere out on the Afghan desert -- quite clearly did very little other than to..."

Oct. 12, 2001 Column

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...in space age ordnance somewhere out on the Afghan desert -- quite clearly did very little other than to..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Column

Postmarks Web Extra
Our readers' letters regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks
"...in space age ordnance somewhere out on the Afghan desert -- quite clearly did very little other than to..."

Sept. 28, 2001 Column

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