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Some Mother's Son
"...Crown rule 800 years ago. At regular intervals, the Irish people’s dogged struggle for independence has flared into warfare..."

Jan. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

She's the One
" Choosing familiar territory, Burns' story focuses on two Irish Catholic brothers and their rather warped dealings with the..."

Aug. 30, 1996 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Red Eye
Red Eye’s no classic, but with its smart, twisty little script and those two killer performances, it's a helluva lot of fun.
"...Brian Cox and Jayma Mays. Watching the intense young Irish actor Cillian Murphy work is one of moviegoing’s greatest..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bourne Supremacy
Matt Damon is a superb action hero but he spends too much time alone in this sequel.
"...reins to the sequel have been handed over to Irish filmmaker Paul Greengrass, coming off of the superlative, docudrama-like..."

July 23, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

P.S. I Love You
Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank needs to call her agent before getting involved in any more romantic codswallop like this.
"...if her character's recently deceased husband, Gerry (Butler, generically Irish, which here means soulful and musically inclined), has stolen..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mary Moody Northen Theatre's production of 'Honk!' reimagines the ugly duckling in a musical that's long and uneven but offers some excellent acting and moments of unquestionable magic
"...make a lot of sense. Caspers and costume designer Hope Irish Buchanan have chosen to dress the actors as..."

April 29, 2005 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Off the Record
Counting down 2008 in lists and casting the first ballot for the annual Chronicle Music Poll
"...10) Silent Land Time Machine, &hope still (Indian Queen/Time-Lag) Nine Locals to Watch in 2009..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Playback: Seth Gibbs Promises to Fight
Cancer stricken pop savant crafts his NOT-posthumous album
"...A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit, toured nationally with Hope Irish as the Shame & the Waste, and started..."

Oct. 26, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Snapshot: Austin Musician-Artists Market
On the first Sunday of the month, One-2-One Bar gives musicians an outlet to show another side of their artistry

Sept. 7, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

In Search of Amazon
Mayor writes in support of Austin location for corporate “HQ2”
"...As of late Thursday, Irish oddsmakers listed Austin as 7-to-1 for landing the Amazon..."

Oct. 26, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Playback: Walter Tragert Rises Up Singin’
Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's
"...and rockers drank pints of Guinness poured by genuine Irish barmen Gerry Langan and Johnny Maginnis...."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

On the Fringe
"...act on Superpop!'s budding roster, which features enchanting songstress Hope Irish, San Marcos' the Archibalds, Leatherbag, and Gibbs' solo..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Off the Record
"...Rocks calendar on Saturday with performances from poster child Hope Irish, Full Stride, Shelly Knight & the Livin' Dead,..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Music Column by Austin Powell

Applause! Applause!
Austin Critics Table nominations, 2004-2005
"...Hope Irish Buchanan, Honk!..."

May 27, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

No More Apologies
"...I hope that Mr. Hall is mistaken in his assertion that..."

May 22, 1998 Column

Gael Force
Austin's Celtic tributaries feed into Austin Celtic Festival -- and the larger whole.
" dollhouse furniture. Scottish swords, Celtic jewelry, Guinness T-shirts, Irish linens, leather goods, Christmas ornaments, books, and CDs were..."

Nov. 1, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

"...she casually mentioned that she knew Dominic Griffin, the Irish guy from Real World 2, who just happens to..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Screens Feature

Fall Film Previews
"...Hoodish theft ring within the close-knit confines of Boston's Irish community ... that is, until their Irish tempers screw..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

Sticking it to the Fat, Lazy Americans
International Acts at SXSW
" pretty much the standard by which all other Irish bands playing traditional music are measured these days. (La..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

A Dram Held High for Ed Miller
KUTX folk sage is shown the door after 43 years on-air
"...“I hope you can find other radio stations that fill the..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

"...Through four episodes, Riker summons the history, sadness, and hope that rumble around inside the men stooped over on..."

March 19, 1999 Screens Feature

A Chip off the Auld Sod
Off the Bookshelf
"...One of the nice things about freelancing as opposed..."

Oct. 24, 1997 Books Review

The Farmers’ Market Report: Feb. 15-16, 2014
Strawberries, strawberry gelato, avocados, and smoked oysters
" well. On Sunday, they will be at the HOPE Farmers’ Market. Curious Confections has made special caramels for..."

Feb. 14, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

Farmers’ Market Report: February 8-9, 2014
Broccoli, quail eggs, mead, and sausages
"...a goose egg for making quiche. Over at the HOPE Farmers Market, Wild River Ranch finally has hydroponic heirloom..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Food Post by Kate Thornberry

'Secuestro Express'
Jonathan Jakubowicz and Elizabeth Avellán on 'Secuestro Express'
" to fix it, and he became a real hope for the entire nation. He was sort of put..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Screens Feature by Michael King

Tapestry Dance’s One Step at a Time
The rhythm tap company’s production offers not just wonderful dance but perhaps the most necessary commentary of this electoral season
"...bus careering toward the edge of a cliff, what hope may we draw from a show that serenely promises..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

DVDanger: 'Dark Touch' / 'Argento's Dracula'
Two very different dances with Irish Gothic
"...Touch (IFC) is part of a new strain of Irish-set and Irish-funded horrors, from the sociological terror of Citadel..."

Feb. 1, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Your Name Here
Big Boys guitarist Tim Kerr put Austin punk on the map, then spent the next quarter century painting on it
"...daunting list of Kerr's new musical repertoire, 118 different Irish songs...."

Feb. 25, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

The 'N' Word
Does your chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
"...because what we do is entertain. At least I hope we do...."

May 21, 2004 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Postmodern P.I.
"...sort of place that was. It was almost exclusively Irish and Polish, and children of immigrants. I was a..."

June 11, 1999 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

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