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Robert Faires’ Top 10 Treasures in Theatre of 2018
It was a year in which theatre making the political personal left the deepest impressions
"...ENRON (UT Department of Theatre & Dance)..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

2018 B. Iden Payne Award Winners
Top honors go to Drowsy Chaperone and Fixing Troilus
"...Theatrical Engineering Raptors, Enron Raptor Independent Study students, led by Karen Maness and..."

Nov. 7, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

City Slickers
How the state's most influential conservative think tank works to undermine our local control
"...known for helping restructure Lehman Brothers and Arthur Andersen post-Enron, has faced criticism over its recommendations: In Kansas, it..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Critics Table's Crème de la Crème
The winners of the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The Effect/Wakey Wakey/The Repentance of Saint Joan/Grounded Robert Mallin, ENRON..."

June 5, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Luv Doc: Debbie Downers
It is truly fascinating to witness the beautiful butterfly squeeze back into an ugly caterpillar
"...My bet is that wine or no, these two..."

May 25, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...The UT Department of Theatre & Dance's production of ENRON captured six nods...."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

UT Department of Theatre & Dance's Enron
This production of Lucy Prebbles' play smartly recounts and reframes the corporate beast's rise and fall
"...The rise and fall of Houston corporate monolith Enron was a stain on American business practices that ruined..."

March 2, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

Gift Guide Grab Bag
An array of extravagance to geek out on
"...Astrodome. That lasted until 2000, when they moved into Enron Field. For some reason in 2002, they decided to..."

Dec. 15, 2017 Screens Feature by Mark Fagan

Lege Lines – The Texas Legislature: Not Enron
Passing a state budget when one side’s “cooking the books”
"...Senate Finance Committee approved the trick. "We are not Enron, and I am not interested in cooking the books..."

March 31, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Zimmerman and Flannigan Face-Off in Candidate Forum
Zimmerman doubles down on opposing climate change, living wage
"...East Texas biomass power plant as akin to an “Enron scam” and a “boondoggle.” He described climate change as..."

Sept. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Street Corner Arts' Bull
Street Corner Arts turns a corporate office into a ring where fighting for your job is a bloodsport
"...that we may have once thought were restricted to Enron and Wall Street have spread to office towers throughout..."

April 22, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Education Reporter Michael Brick Dead
Author of book on Reagan High dies of cancer
"...2001, and worked on major stories such as the Enron scandal, and the Times' coverage of Hurricane Katrina. In..."

Feb. 8, 2016 Arts Post by Richard Whittaker

Alex Gibney Strikes Again
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief premieres
"...Belief, the new film by documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, the Oscar-winning Taxi..."

March 29, 2015 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chain Gangs
Torchy's Tacos and Verts Kebap: two case studies in culinary expansion
"...such places as the World Bank in D.C. and Enron in Houston. Once here, he became corporate chef for..."

March 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Know When to Hold 'Em
When Jay Rosenkrantz's poker doc got shuffled up, he got creative
"...hands of digital cards. He said, "This is like Enron. This is a multibillion-dollar scandal."..."

Dec. 27, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Armstrong Lie
What's a filmmaker to do with all the footage shot during Lance Armstrong's inspirational bicycling comeback in 2009 but reshape it into a documentary about a sports hero who couldn't stop lying?
"...the Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney, whose best-known films (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, Taxi to the..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Anatomy of a Lie
Alex Gibney dissects Lance Armstrong's doping scandal in new documentary
"...the 60-year-old director whose name you know from 2005's Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and 2007's Taxi..."

Nov. 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Enforcing the 'Double Standard'
Major college sports insanity is entrenched at UT-Austin
"...Powers had been a member of Enron's board of directors, and was then appointed to head..."

Sept. 27, 2013 News Feature by Tom Palaima

A Whole New Astrodome
Houston needs a fresh look for its old arena; we've got a few ideas
"...Enron History Museum. Perhaps you’ll remember that Minute Maid Park,..."

Sept. 4, 2013 Sports Post by Chase Hoffberger

Windmill State of Mind
A Q&A with the authors of a new book on the story behind Texas wind power
"...goes into Ken Lay's interest – Ken Lay, at Enron, his interest in all this. And we write about..."

Aug. 23, 2013 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

Love and Death, Underwater
Alison Ellwood's No Limits premieres tonight on ESPN
"...Perhaps Alison Ellwood’s diverse filmography (she also produced Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room and Gonzo: The..."

July 23, 2013 Screens Post by Jessi Cape

Third Fiddle Horns Beat Texas State by 12
Lethargic b-ballers improve record to 6-4 before Tarheels come to town
"...agent over the summer (less time was spent investigating Enron), Felix stepped up big, as did the San Antonio..."

Dec. 15, 2012 Sports Post by Michael Corcoran

Football Prophecies
Dick Cheney, Butch Vig, and chicken wings all play a role in Week 7
"...Baltimore at Houston: Former Enron CEO and Vice President Dick Cheney drops in at..."

Oct. 20, 2012 Sports Post by Russ Espinoza

The Hightower Report
The new super PACs amount to a corporate takeover of national politics
"...Politics Enronized..."

Sept. 23, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Heat Wave Renews Call for Renewable Energy
Solar and wind could do the job more efficiently, advocates say
"...reports – of market manipulation à la the California Enron debacle more than a decade ago...."

Aug. 12, 2011 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Hightower Report
Onshoring Corporate Accounts; and From Regulating Comcast To Joining It
"...From Enron to Wall Street, a big cause of America's major..."

June 10, 2011 News Column by Jim Hightower

Amateurs and Old Friends
Tom McCarthy works both angles in his winning third film. Make that Win Winning.
"...of very human selfishness. "We kept going back to Enron as a role model," McCarthy said. "Bad decisions were..."

April 8, 2011 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Blackout investigation, Powers' pulmonary embolism, and more
"...• Another Enron? The Sierra Club and Public Citizen have called for..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature

2010 Texas Book Festival
Lone Star Noir
"...State. This is the Texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Books Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Decoder
Lawrence Wright reflects on a decade spent exploring and explaining the Middle East in My Trip to Al-Qaeda
"...perhaps best known here in Texas for his documentary Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, says he considers..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

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