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When White Meat Attacks
Troma's 'Poultrygeist' pokes holes (and punctures skin) in our fast-food nation
"...Muslims, not children, not even topless lesbians. Everyone is grist for Kaufman's gruesome mill, and no one is above..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
"...of less attractive cites." Now Mayor Eligible's found more grist for the attractiveness mill: An "America's Favorite Cities" poll..."

Nov. 2, 2007 News Feature

Austin Brings The Hawt
Attractive. Attractive attractiveness. Very attractive.
"...of less attractive cites." Now Mayor Eligible's found more grist for the attractiveness mill: an "America's Favorite Cities" poll..."

Oct. 30, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Love in the Time of 'Green Darkness'
Don't judge Anya Seton's reissued biographical novels by their romance and bad covers
"...drug addiction, adultery, pedophilia, and rape. These may be grist for talk shows today, but they were brave subjects..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Beside The Point
Council approves contract for design of Water Treatment Plant No. 4, despite lingering endangered-species questions
"...unreasonable, just … for the birds. Send city tips, grist, and gossip to wdunbar@austinchronicle.com...."

Aug. 4, 2006 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Paul Minor
Record review
"...Paul Minor's decades of musical-man-about-Austindom provide plenty of songwriting grist along with an acoustic ensemble of backing players like..."

June 23, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Zom Zoms
Record review
"...finish, Yellow Rainbow is a breakneck fusillade of aural grist for the inner spaz. While Devo is an obvious..."

May 12, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

The Rogers Sisters
SXSW showcase reviews
"...many New York bands plundering the past for mod grist, emerging with Railroad Jerk-style sharp right turns, some New..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review by Greg Beets

Down at the Jinn Mill
Austin's dirigo group prepare to premiere the best new play one could wish for
"...this what she would wish for: this directorship, this working-a-full-time-job-and-grinding-away-at-the-theatrical-grist-mill-in-the-capital-of-Texas, if she had a chance to do it over?..."

Feb. 18, 2005 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

I'm Crazy for You
Blow-Up' at the Drafthouse
"...we be? Minus Monday morning watercooler chat and plus-sized grist and grease for the mental mill. It'd be a..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Luv Doc Recommends: FronteraFest Short Fringe “Best of the Week”
Hyde Park Theatre, Saturday, January 22, 2005
"...chosen from the previous week. Traditionally FronteraFest is the grist from which some of Austin’s finer theatrical pieces are..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

Day Trips
Heritage Forge in the Homestead Heritage Traditional Crafts Village north of Waco preserves the ancient art of blacksmithing
"...shop, the village includes a potter, furniture maker, and grist mill that are all happy to give visitors a..."

Jan. 14, 2005 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Report From Art Basel
Texans find a place with the art world elite in Art Basel Miami Beach
"...off-site sound lounge, and a lecture series offering intellectual grist and a chance to mingle with some major art-world..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Arts Feature by Jacqueline May

Are You Really Going to Eat That? Reflections of a Culinary Thrill Seeker
Robb Walsh is indeed an explorer -- a hungry mind and curious gullet searching out food experiences that, when put to paper, provide vicarious adventures for less peripatetic readers.
"...their immigrant parents' Vietnamese restaurant -- all these are grist for Walsh's mill. He ostensibly is discussing food, but..."

Nov. 7, 2003 Food Review by MM Pack

Get Folked!
An interview with the men behind the Folksmen.
"...the world, so on the one hand this is grist for my little mill, but on the other hand,..."

May 9, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Trachtenburg Family Slide Show Players
Music Showcase
"...their photos prior to death, lest they wind up grist for a riotous show like this...."

March 14, 2003 Music Review by Greg Beets

Pssst. Rick Green Has Some Moldy Little Secrets
"...includes several enterprises subject to tax forfeiture, has given grist to the campaign mill of Rose...."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Charlie Victor Romeo
In Charlie Victor Romeo, New York City theatre company Collective: Unconscious acts out in-flight catastrophes mined from actual Cockpit Voice Recorder transcripts, and it's effective beyond all hype, beyond any amount of technical chicanery enjoined to provide fright in more fabricated productions.
"...mined by New York City's Collective: Unconscious to provide grist for a performance mill that has turned out true-to-life..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

A Little Eclectic
Texas Documentary Tour brings Immy Humes to town.
"...talking-head documentary form and the endless obsession and paradigm-shifting grist that an inexplicable crime like this engenders for succeeding..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Restaurants on the Road
Where to dine on I-35
"...as well-known as the Cowboy Brunch at the neighboring Grist Mill, but it certainly should be. The fact is,..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Discus Maximus
New and nifty dvds
"...wrapped up in there somewhere, along with enough Freudian grist to fill out a dozen theses, but there's also..."

Dec. 7, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Something Stinks
There is a continuing odor over Georgetown's wastewater treatment plant.
"...I. Guerra Inc., confirmed what had thus far been grist for the community rumor mill: The plant was not..."

Sept. 14, 2001 News Feature by Michael King

Music in the 1990s
"...While the less liberal have long considered Chronicle bylines grist for guilt by association, it's been the opposite experience..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature

A Bad Year Gets Worse
The Austin Arts Commission has found itself stewing in a bubbling gumbo of controversies this year, and lately that gumbo has been getting hotter and hotter, with resignations from the Commission, an investigation by the Texas Commission on the Arts, and a call for reforms by a City Council member.
"...anyway; a snafu in posting the agenda -- more grist for the mill! -- meant no action could be..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Food-o-File
As a birthday gift last week, my family and friends treated me to a plane ticket to Greensboro, NC, so I could attend a Southern Foodways Alliance field trip investigating the foods of the Carolina Piedmont.
"...roving the rural North Carolina foothills, visiting herb farms, grist mills, goat dairies, organic farms, and historical sites. We..."

July 20, 2001 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

Animosity: a Novel
"...of sex, murder, and greed, Animosity provides plenty of grist for the book's trifecta of unintelligent characters to chew..."

June 8, 2001 Books Review by Barry Johnson

Day Trips
Off-road biking trails of the Lone Star State.
"...the remains of his two-story homestead, horse-trainer's cabin, and grist mill...."

May 18, 2001 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Naked City
Anti light rail faction makes final push. Austin politicians travel to Round Rock to promote a charter school.
"...Yet TPPF's light rail study provides much of the grist for the anti-light rail propaganda mill. The movement has..."

Nov. 3, 2000 News Feature by Louis Dubose

Coach's Corner
The UT Longhorns have two very good quarterbacks, but it's a lie to say they're both starters. And in tennis, Venus and Serena Williams are making it look so easy, people may not recognize just what unique talents they really are.
"...the sort of stuff sports fans thrive on. It's grist for the soul. He can't stop people from talking..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

No Place Like Home
All Belinda Acosta wanted was a roof over her head that wouldn't explode into flames. Little did she know that jumping into the Austin housing market is like jumping from the frying pan into the fire.
"...your body may provide nothing more than happy hour grist, but even those jobs are clung to in order..."

July 28, 2000 Features Feature by Belinda Acosta

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