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"...that Dina and Scott’s struggles with intimacy should be grist for my perusal...."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The subject of this documentary is the colorful, former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch.
"...Koch conceded decades later – will only find more grist for the mill here. In his mid-80s at the..."

March 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Chernobyl Diaries
When adventuresome tourists visit the town that housed most of the workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, they discover they are not alone.
"...years afterwards – should feasibly provide plenty of radioactive grist for an eerie journey into the unknown. Sorry, no...."

June 1, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Super 8
This throwback to the monster movies of the Seventies evokes the early work of Steven Spielberg.
"...and character details in Super 8 that provide the grist for its winning formula, rather than its emotional arc..."

June 10, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Dancing at Lughnasa
"...the nagging feeling that there ought to be more grist to their tale...."

Jan. 15, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
"...her attractiveness in Darnell's eyes. Sexual stereotyping provides the grist for much of Martin Lawrence's humor and, for the..."

April 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Helpful Resources: COP15 and Beyond
"...beginners' guide to the Copenhagen climate conference negotiating text." Grist..."

Dec. 11, 2009 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Environmental Storytelling
Two SXSW Eco panels, one 'Inconvenient Truth,' and unlimited possibilities for human stories inspiring green change
"...Chip Giller, founder of the popular green news website Grist, in his SXSW Eco panel earlier this week...."

Oct. 11, 2013 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Her Smell
Elisabeth Moss is a the center of a rock and roll tornado in this heartbreaking ballad of self-destruction
"...label system but ended up just the same self-destructive grist in the mill (wait for the first full song..."

April 19, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
"...According to, the term "gridlock" was coined by Sam Schwartz during..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Column by Mr. Smarty Pants

Harmony and Me
This Austin-made gem by Bob Byington is a sharply written and acted observational piece about a heartsick guy played by Justin Rice.
"...and a funeral. And should these things not provide grist for enough narrative action, Harmony even slips into a..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A well-chosen cast props up this otherwise shallow story that stars Kevin Spacey as a therapist who turns to pot in the wake of a personal crisis.
"...furtively gloms on to the girl’s life story as grist for a screenplay. Roberts plays a Tinseltown talent agent..."

Aug. 14, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This nature film is derived from the Planet Earth miniseries and is edited with an eye toward the kid-friendly audience.
"...(baby nihilists, on the other hand, will find more grist for the mill in the gazelle’s fateful spill, filmed..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

We Own the Night
Joaquin Phoenix is dynamic, Mark Wahlberg subdued, and Robert Duvall trusty in this otherwise redundant story about brothers on opposite sides of the law.
"...the height of NYC's drug-fueled crime years (which provided grist for Rudy Giuliani's premayoral career as a famously tough-on-crime..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Garçon Stupide
Love and sensation: It's all the same thing to a young gay Swiss man who leads a dangerous life.
"...whom Loïc becomes obsessed; though it provides more philosophical grist for Baier’s mill, it disrupts the rhythm – purposefully,..."

Dec. 2, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Affleck and Uma race to descramble the past in this futuristic thriller based on a Philip K. Dick short story and directed by John Woo.
"...K. Dick, whose short stories have provided plenty of grist for far better films down the years (Blade Runner..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...lacks a conclusive ending. Chris finds it in the grist of his daily life as he sorts out his..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Omega Code
"...Late Great Planet Earth fame supply most of the grist for this plot device.) With both Yahweh and Satan..."

Nov. 5, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Marius and Jeannette
"...National Front, provide amusement for the whole courtyard and grist for the marriage. Jeannette's daughter wants to go to..."

Sept. 4, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fairytale: A True Story
"...the real-life encounters between Doyle and Houdini could be grist for several movies, but due to commercial and thematic..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...last, City Councilmember Gus Garcia has added some much-needed grist for the mill in what had otherwise been a..."

Jan. 10, 1997 News Feature

In the Line of Fire
"...revealed in gradual increments and the chase comprises the grist of the movie. Malkovich makes for a squirrelly villain..."

July 9, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin at Large: More Land, or a Big Ditch?
If we’re really going this far on the reimagined I-35, we might as well go all the way
"...of the I-35 saga, wrote a great piece for Grist about how TxDOT created this scenario.)..."

Aug. 19, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Quitter: A Memoir of Drinking, Relapse, and Recovery – an Excerpt
In this chapter from her book, Erica C. Barnett describes the point when her life became a shrinking circle
" writing for local and national publications such as Grist, The Huffington Post, and Seattle Magazine...."

July 10, 2020 Arts Feature by Erica C. Barnett

Election Ticker: The March Toward March 3
Campaign finance numbers set Senate and congressional candidates ahead, leave others in the dust
"...the Federal Election Commission website, creating a little more grist for the "Who's Up, Who's Down" grinding mill. "Money..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Michael King

Jack Allen’s Kitchen: Been Ten Good Years Now
A decade of this place already? Time, you’re so crazy.
"...(You know: Grist for the reporter’s mill, knowledge that’ll eventually fill a..."

Dec. 18, 2019 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Demons & Devils" at Recspec Gallery
Because we could all use a little more aesthetic exorcising, couldn't we?
"...are also – as all things are also – grist for the creative mill...."

Nov. 8, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Day Trips: Fischer Haus Concerts
Catch a whopper of a show at Fischer Haus
"...bowling alley, dance hall, rodeo grounds, a school, and grist mill to their empire. "For years it was the..."

July 26, 2019 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Take a Survey for a More Queer-Friendly Rideshare Experience
Homobiles wants to hear from LGBTQIA+ drivers around the country
"...Homobiles, a donation-based nonprofit in the San Francisco area,..."

July 2, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Megan Menchaca

Luv Doc: Not Mellow at All
There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing
"...There is an unwritten social contract to indoor plumbing..."

April 19, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

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