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The Girl Next Door
"...to Hustler, she did, just like a good little girl. But when Hustler liked what they saw, Baker bolted..."

June 23, 2000 Movie Review by Sarah Hepola

The Girl Next Door
Surprise! The girl next door is an ex-porn star.
"...sex comedy that exceeds its navel-gazing marketing campaign, The Girl Next Door is also a fairly accurate reflection of..."

April 16, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Party Girl, Interrupted
Sandra Bullock's 28 Days
"...autograph after the 20 minutes are up. Over the next several hours, she will go through this drill many..."

April 14, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Laziest Girl in Town
Asleep at the Wheel's feminine ideal is pregnant with possibility
"...to him about it, he showed up at my door with a huge stack of records he'd produced, so..."

Jan. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

WNBA: The "We Got Next" Generation
The Revolution Is Being Televised... and Sponsored by Nike
"...public was awash with the NBA's brilliant "We Got Next!" campaign -- featuring marquee players Lisa Leslie, Rebecca Lobo,..."

Aug. 15, 1997 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

'Cribdeath: Bellocq's Girl'
Second-place winner
"...and a washstand – perhaps a chair ... crib girls could command as much as a dollar a 'trick.'..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Books Feature by F.J. Schaack

Blue Kentucky Girl Loretta Lynn
Rodeo Austin’s opening weekend kicks off a cold bang
"...81, made good Sunday, and though the “Blue Kentucky Girl” continues playing well past retirement age, her voice remains..."

March 3, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

How to Be a Popular Girl
What will shy novelist Sarah Bird do now that she's back in the limelight, Dick Holland asks in this profile of the author of The Yokota Officers Club.
"...root beer, we hear, from the other room, "Brown-Eyed Girl," the Van Morrison classic important to the plot of..."

June 22, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Girl, Upgraded
According to the 1999 Interactive Digital Software Report (IDSA), the majority of people playing computer games are older than 18, and 38% percent of the people most frequently playing computer games are women. Boy, have things change
"...c. Why games for girls are so lame. (1 point)..."

Dec. 17, 1999 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Knocking at Your Back Door
Austin's Soak: Not Sitting Around
"...showing off their weed-eater haircuts, piercings, tattoos, and busty girlfriends, but it doesn't take a team of scientists to..."

Aug. 22, 1997 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Dram Shop Girl
Native daughter Carson McHone comes a courtin'
"...age, none of McHone's friends could get past the door guy, but her father, Marshall, owned Hill Country Brewing...."

July 31, 2015 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Theresa Duncan's Girl-Centric CD-ROMs Are Reissued for a New Generation
The games get their "21st century premiere" in Austin
"...her work), FEMICOM celebrates and catalogs the history of girl games from Barbie to Japanese titles and platforms. "I..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Wolf At My Door, Sharpening His Teeth
Crime fiction bleeding into the literary fiction now
"...… and the next day, as if due to publishing kismet, an advance..."

June 4, 2012 Chronolog Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Love Thy Neighbor
Christine Fugate's new documentary The Girl Next Door follows Stacy Baker from her childhood in Tulsa to her rise as porn star Stacy Valentine.
"...And for that sake, whatever happened to Hef's fabled girl next door? Christine Fugate's new documentary on two years..."

June 23, 2000 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Professional
Enigmatic hitman becomes unlikely caretaker of and mentor to the girl next door. The film features wonderful performances and lots of visual panache.
"...in Times Square. When the family of the little girl next door (Portman) is brutally murdered by a team..."

Nov. 18, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Beautiful Girls
"...and David Arquette. Although its title suggests otherwise, Beautiful Girls is firmly attuned to the twentysomething male perspective, a..."

Feb. 9, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Little Traitor
Set in the British Mandate of Palestine in the summer of 1947, The Little Traitor stars Alfred Molina and tells its story through the eyes of a young innocent.
"...in using his binoculars to spy on the comely girl next door than he is in spying on the..."

April 30, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Herbie: Fully Loaded
This deluxe retread is sort of annoying, but it’s so scrappy and persistent that it seems kind of cute in spite of itself.
"...It keeps hitting you in the butt with its doors and squirting motor oil in your face, and you..."

June 24, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
All sugar, no spice in this modern-day fairy tale
"...Elizondo, John Rhys-Davies, Heather Matarazzo and Chris Pine. Little girls may be made of equal parts sugar and spice,..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Twenty-One
"...decade of the 1990s is like for an average girl. Katie speaks directly to the camera in a straight-ahead..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Something Borrowed
Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin co-star in this kicky portrait of narcissism unbridled.
"...adorable Ginnifer Goodwin consistently be cast as the plain girl. In this adaptation of the first of Emily Giffin's..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Bright Star
Jane Campion's achingly immediate yet eternal story about the love between tubercular poet John Keats and the literal girl-next-door, Fanny Brawne. It affords the filmmaker another rich opportunity to scratch beneath the surface of female sexuality.
"...the Romantic poet John Keats (Whishaw) and the literal girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Cornish), is a thing that..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Italian Job
"...to a permanent tomboy actress; here she’s like the girl next door grown up into the grease-monkey down the..."

May 30, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Keeping the Faith
"...fell in love with Anna Reilly (Elfman), the little girl next door. Separated at the tender age of 10..."

April 14, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hugh Hefner: Once Upon a Time
"...introduced several generations of young American males to “the girl next door,” is full of tantalizing tidbits, from Hef's..."

Feb. 19, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Fright Night
The new Fright Night isn't a prick on the neck of the 1985 original, but what it does it does well.
"...this slick and gleeful adaptation of the classic Eighties vampire-next-door flick. Sex and death go head-to-head here, both temporarily..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Isn’t It Romantic
Another entry in the bizarre "head trauma leads to female empowerment" rom-com genre
"...Our first image of her is as a young girl (played by Alex Kis) sitting inches from the TV..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Bubble Boy
"...naïve, insular world is exploded when Chloe (Shelton), the girl next door (or: “that slut!” as his mother spits..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The DUFF
Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.
"...two best friends. So what’s a smart and smart-alecky girl to do? Make a lot of dumb decisions, apparently...."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Disturbia
Up-and-comer Shia LaBeouf is a young actor to watch, but he’s had better opportunities than this teen thriller to show what he’s capable of.
"...home alone – and bored. Eventually, he discovers the indoor sport of spying on the neighbors through binoculars. This..."

April 13, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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