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The Rock
Explosions and tough-guy heroics rule in this Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer production.
"...brand of theatrical bombast, but The Rock is a step above their usual fare, taking itself about as seriously..."

June 7, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sunset Park
"...way of books, videos, and viewing professional games. Each step toward earning respect from players such as Shorty (Fredro..."

May 3, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Austin Lyric Opera Makes History With Tannhäuser Our First Wagner
"...may seem unlikely that in the century and a half of this city's existence not one production of Wagner's..."

Jan. 12, 1996 Arts Feature

Planning a Compact City in the Midst of Urban Sprawl
"...freeway construction in the next three years, more than half of it for the US290 project over the Edwards..."

Dec. 22, 1995 News Feature

Film Reviews
" - you know the ending before you even step into the theatre - and it suffers from a..."

Sept. 22, 1995 News Feature

Record Reviews
"...Lizards. From the simple (the cheap numerical jokes of "Half a Man" and the neo-Gumpism of "Life Is Hard,..."

July 7, 1995 Music Review

From the Archive: Welcome to Chaos
Originally published on Nov. 12, 1993: ATCEMS saves lives every day, but the stresses of the job have high costs
"...When we arrive on-scene, a half-dozen firemen – always the first respondents to potentially life-threatening..."

May 8, 2015 News Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Pick Your Own Berries
Enjoy the extravagance of berries without the supermarket price
"...but it is fairly common to pick up a half-pint, look at the price, and set them down again...."

May 23, 2008 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

"...downright subversive. "Lord Grunge," "Raped," or any one of half a dozen tracks from the new Starjob pegs them..."

March 14, 1997 Music Feature

Unlocking the Michael Schenker Festival
Sound pilgrim reveals the combination to his “whole story”
"...from there we just went very slow, in baby steps, moving forward, not controlling it. This is a pretty..."

May 16, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Public Notice: And, We’re Off …
Council tees up CodeNEXT for a loooong drive, takes a breather
"...upzone properties away from the corridor to create a "step-down" into the single-family area? (And if so, how gradual..."

June 29, 2018 News Column by Nick Barbaro

A New Era for the Travis County Democratic Party
After years of infighting and a tumultuous election in March, the TCDP must now proceed as one
"...onetime party chair himself. "I certainly told him [to step aside]," Watson told me. "I felt like, based on..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Project Connect Accelerates
As decisions near, controversy dogs urban rail plan
"...and $1.4 billion – with local financing for about half that amount, the rest from Federal Transit Administration grants...."

June 13, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...Speaking of Linklater, he's half the subject matter of a special screening of Double..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Finally, You're Next Is Now
The two-year wait for the revolutionary thriller is over
"...on it, and it went about a foot and half higher than where we'd aimed.” Mercifully, he said, this..."

Aug. 23, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

LeVar Burton Brings 'Reading Rainbow' to the Smaller Small Screen
On the app, the digital divide, and the future of hardcovers
"...a worldwide and perpetual basis. That was the first step. The second step was creating a business around bringing..."

July 27, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Reefer Madness: The Thin Green Line
Author Jonah Raskin explores the contradictions of life in Marijuanaland
"...afraid and paranoid." So that was a really important step of people looking around ... coming out of the..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Luv Doc Recommends: A Behanding in Spokane
Hyde Park Theatre, Saturday, May 14, 2011
" sever most appendages. You can't just go off half-cocked (unless you're Lorena Bobbitt) and in a fit of..."

May 13, 2011 Column by The Luv Doc

Define 'Normal'
Debra Monroe on the families we're born with and the families we build
"...Marie's mother now, and I also have a 15-year-old stepson and a great husband. I am struck all the..."

May 14, 2010 Books Feature by Scott Blackwood

Letters From the Women of SAFPF
A small sample of the letters received by Austin attorney Derek Howard; transcribed and minimally edited
" down to the ground as someone chanted a four-step call. On each fourth call we were to step..."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Feature

Beyond City Limits
" 50% by 2050. The agreement represents both a step forward from last year, when leaders agreed only to..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature

Sipping From the Spigot
The time has come for the great boxed-wine challenge
"...a glass tonight, maybe three tomorrow. Plus, since a half-empty bottle of wine goes stale after just one day,..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

Naked City
"...Authority was recently able to take the unusual summer step of turning on its hydroelectric generators around Austin. From..."

July 13, 2007 News Feature

Honky-Tonkers Don't Cry
Dale Watson's heads for the streets of Baltimore
"...twirling their Dale Evans, frat boys counting off the two-step under their ball caps, a lesbian couple gliding casually,..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

On Any Sunday
Continental Sunday nights at Heybale's two-step cotillion
"...had out-of-town engagements. Maryann Price and Elana Fremerman regularly step up with vocals and fiddle, respectively, as does violin..."

June 24, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The 'N' Word
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
" because I didn't buy that artists are one step below God and one step above man. Jasper Johns..."

May 21, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...should not be interpreted as coercion, but as a step toward healing...."

July 19, 2002 Column

Our readers talk back.
"...One woman's capitulation is another man's step toward equality. Oddly enough we both seem to need..."

July 12, 2002 Column

She's One of Us
Mike Clark-Madison Profiles New City Manager Toby Futrell
"...ascent to the top spot was inevitable, despite some half-hearted talk about looking elsewhere. "We already had the best..."

June 7, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Critic's Picks
"...salesdude and repair guy Jon Bessent also is one half of local Austone Electronics. Bessent, the affable bearded and..."

Oct. 5, 2001 Best of Austin Feature

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