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Sexy Beast
With a bold new take on Andre Previn's operatic adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, Austin Lyric Opera has a remarkable opportunity to lead the operatic pack and show the world the stuff it's made of.
"...Get Brad Dalton talking about the operatic version of A Streetcar Named Desire and pretty soon you're listening..."

Jan. 18, 2002 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sin Fronteras
Most observers would agree that Austin has a Latino visual arts community, but within that community are many voices, many points of view, many styles -- and no borders.
"...would nod in the affirmative. In the airport, Fidencio Duran's images greet all comers. Two of the most distinctive..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Arts Feature by Rob Curran

The Scene Is Gone But Not Forgotten
The Evolution of Austin's White Blues
"...by Margaret Moser..."

Aug. 9, 1996 Music Feature

line upon line percussion's The city wears a slouch hat
John Cage and Kenneth Patchen's experimental radio play proved an ideal vehicle for the creative daredevils of line upon line and the Rude Mechs to revive together
"...Imagine yourself on the streets of an American metropolis in the months after Pearl Harbor...."

Dec. 7, 2018 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Bedside Manner: Sharing Shelf Space
My parents' Kindle library and me
"...After a lot of resistance (read: self-righteous, swoony monologues about the tactile superiority..."

June 22, 2016 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Alejandro Escovedo – Not Slowing Down
Third annual Moody show on Saturday whips up a hurricane
"...Ten days into 2015, Alejandro Escovedo takes the ACL Live at the Moody Theater..."

Jan. 9, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Wu-Tang Clan: A Better Tomorrow
A requiem for rappers passing in the night
"...Being an admirer of Staten Island rap collective Wu-Tang Clan feels..."

Dec. 10, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

As the Years Go Passing By
Inner Sanctum Records and the Armadillo – rock & roll, Austin-historical-style
"...Dec. 8, 1980, reflected Austin's mood with gray skies and a chill wind. My day had already been far..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Mountain Goats Gruff
Getty's got the Mountain Goat on the horn.
"...The first time I heard John Darnielle's voice, he ripped my heart out and..."

March 11, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate Getty

Cardinals Down the Drain: To Night the Impossible Mare?
"...After the fold below are some text-message exchanges between a family member – one of the many..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

Trip to Bountiful
The Third Visit to Tuna Still Yields a Profusion of Delights
"...Joe Sears (left) as Aunt Pearl Burras and Jaston Williams as..."

May 15, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Paper Street Podcast Gives a Voice to the Indie Film Industry
With movie production in lockdown, try the sounds of Paper Street
"...it's that people love talking about film. But it often seems that, while there's a banquet of reviews and..."

May 22, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Black Sheep Boy Will Sheff
Okkervil River folksinger reflects on the past decade
"...On Wednesday, we rang up Will Sheff at home in Brooklyn, the Okkervil..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Music Post by Abby Johnston

News Roundup: Confederates, Cookies, and Cream
Statues taken down, Blue Bell returns, all is well
"...returns months after a listeria outbreak; a police chief and an activist ("peacefully") tweet angry remarks at each other;..."

Aug. 31, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Review: Oddball Comedy Festival
The very blue tour finale was beautifully, shamefully funny
"...For those lucky or zealous enough to have attended both Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival shows at the..."

Sept. 24, 2014 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Sym the Prole
A radical takes on the practical in the fight against HIV stigma
"...gloaming settled on a sultry June evening, a throng of thousands gathered in anticipation. Bedecked in the finest of..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Arts Feature by David Estlund

First Look at Sap’s Sibling in Allandale
Second location for Austin Thai fave Sap's Fine Thai Cuisine
"...A couple of weeks ago, I ate at my buddy Sap’s newly..."

March 3, 2014 Food Post by Mick Vann

DVDanger: 'The Incredible Melting Man'/'Swamp Thing'
Morphing, melting and transmogrification clog up your screens
"...happened to movie monsters. Remember when they hated being inhuman and would kill themselves in a hail of sparks..."

Aug. 3, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Wharton Dancer
The flourishing legacy of the late Lone Star dramatist Horton Foote
"...And he would have done so during one of the..."

March 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Ten Seconds to Death
What we know – so far – about the police shooting of Nathaniel Sanders II
"...On one point, there is no dispute: In less than 10 seconds, Nathaniel Sanders II went from being passed-out..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Terrible Beauty
The first day that Sam Baker could hear again
"...The train ride from Cuzco to the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu covers 70 miles as the tracks wind..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Writing in Tongues
Concepts exist in some cultures but not in others, Chronicle writer Belinda Acosta writes in an article about the art of translation. Sorting them out is left to translators, who must act the part of cultural guides, diplomats, and social chameleons.
"...There is an episode of the former NBC sitcom Mad About You..."

Jan. 12, 2001 Books Feature by Belinda Acosta

All the Gory Details
The Maestro of movie make-up Tom Savini talks about George Romero, the increasing popularity of CGI, and what it felt like to shoot a crotch-gun.
"...A man jumps onto the hood of a car and fires..."

March 24, 2000 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Scanlines
Night of the Hunter
"...D: Charles Laughton (1955) with Lillian Gish, Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Billy Chapin, Peter Graves,..."

Aug. 20, 1999 Screens Feature

Anything Goes
That free-for-all spirit is part of the kick of FronteraFest
"...The hidden lives of flight attendants. And artists. And actors who do children's..."

Jan. 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Man With the Light Touch
Peter Bay leads the Austin Symphony with the finesse of Astaire
"...mind is that cartoon stereotype – bushy white mop of hair rising from hunched shoulders, arms sawing the air..."

Nov. 16, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Down & Out in Atlanta
The Official Crock of the '96 Summer Olympics
"...It may be winter everywhere on Earth below the equator, but that technicality hasn't stopped the..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Features Feature by Jonathan Hennessey

Megafauna
"..."I slough the dead skin off," intones Megafauna singer-shredder Dani Neff on "Desire," first track..."

May 27, 2016 Music Review by Michael Toland

The Whole Bow
Alvin Crow fiddled it his way
"...or cockfight, ask Alvin Crow. If you're looking for an argument about pit bulls, politics, or baseball, find Alvin..."

Nov. 12, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Virgin Fiction
First-time publication is like a cotillion for writers, Martin Wilson writes as he reviews five new first novels. And debut novelists are the gussied-up belles at the ball, with butterflies in their stomachs, dreaming of the glorious future that awaits them.
"...Gob's Griefby Chris Adrian Broadway Books, 358 pp., $24.95..."

April 27, 2001 Books Feature by Martin Wilson

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