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The United States of Insanity
Inside the family of Juggalos, and the deranged government crusade against them
"...subculture that surrounds it, as it is a trip into a deeply disturbing and Kafkaesque assault on civil liberties...."

Dec. 10, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
Gory take on the original survival horror game
"...(Scodelario) experiences it all firsthand as she comes riding into town looking for her brother, Chris (Amell), and they..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

Silent Night
English nightmare comedy is as much Noël Coward as George A. Romero
"...There’ll be a moment, probably around 20 minutes into coal-black dramedy Silent Night, when you’ll wonder exactly why..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Wolf
An astounding performance at the heart of this strange tale of identity
"...Superficially, Wolf may seem like an entry into the queer canon, and it's not hard to see..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Austin At Large: Blinking in the Bright Light
Austinites stagger into the post(?)-pandemic streets, waving at the new neighbors
"...and corridors without making every such plan and project into a battle and a spectacle and a slippery slope,..."

Dec. 3, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Beaumonster: A Memoir by Jesse Dayton
The rockabilly rebel, outlaw country artist, session guitarist to the legends, and low-budget horror auteur looks back
"...satellite channel. Now he can also paste "published author" into the list...."

Dec. 3, 2021 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Warped and Bloodied: Two New Books by Drafthouse Veterans
Giving the forgotten children of horror and exploitation the analysis they deserve
"...The micro-essays accompanying each listing were a vital insight into these rare titles, especially those that played as part..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Arts Feature by Richard Whittaker

Politics Gift Guide 2021: Ain't That Good News
Some gift ideas for the politically and civically minded
"...– the Capitol ornament lady." Her idea has translated into more than $10 million in funds for Capitol upkeep..."

Dec. 3, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

BoomBaptist and the Art of Crafty Self Promotion Schemes
Instrumental hip-hop mastermind sells us his world
"...with a fake real estate company, a fake pivot into mail-order cannabis, and an NBA Jam game so intricately..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Music Feature by Julian Towers

Five Things to Stuff Your Literary Stocking
Supercharge your personal, locally sourced library
"...Not Jeanne Thornton's first novel, but her first for..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Arts Column by Wayne Alan Brenner

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...restrictions bill, Senate Bill 1, is set to go into effect today (Thursday, Dec. 2). SB 1 bans drive-through..."

Dec. 3, 2021 News Feature

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, December 3-9
"...Her trilogy about a 14th-century Norwegian woman was translated into 80 languages. I conclude that for her – as..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Column by Rob Brezsny

The Common Law
I want to run for office as an Independent. Is it possible to get on the ballot?
"...and Democrats. I think both parties are running us into the ground nationally and locally. I want to run..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Column by Luke Ellis

The Verde Report: Austin FC Trims the Fat
Meanwhile the Mexican National Team sizes up Q2 Stadium
"...MLS Cup championship in just two seasons after coming into the league. Austin FC shouldn't be expected to repeat..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Sports Column by Eric Goodman

Opinion: Why I’m Not Sweating the STAAR Test Anymore
A Texas student explains why standardized testing seems like a big waste of time and money
"...level of a text and not read too much into the piece, but this technique is not the only..."

Dec. 3, 2021 Column by Aina Marzia

Council Seeks Consensus as It Eyes Affordability Crisis
A lot is not enough
"...initiatives Council approves today will take years to translate into real homes for real people. Take, for example, Affordability..."

Dec. 3, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Other Worlds Boards the Flight of the Navigator
Beloved '80s sci fi adventure picked as Defender of the Universe
"...science fiction cinema and bleeding edge horror, breaks back into reality tomorrow with its return to the Galaxy Highland,..."

Dec. 1, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

C'mon C'mon
Joaquin Phoenix's avuncular turn avoids cloying family clichés
"...the runtime. Seeing that these are real interviews integrated into the story, they carry a hefty weight when intertwined..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

House of Gucci
Ridley Scott is a bad fit for the tale of the fashion house's fall
"...their fashion label out of elite obscurity and back into being actually fashionable – was gunned down by hitmen..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Humans
A family quietly implodes at Thanksgiving in this merciless Broadway adaptation
"...at the new space daughter Brigid (Feldstein) is moving into with her boyfriend Richard (Yeun). It's a downtown Manhattan..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

Encanto
Disney's latest animated family adventure is magical if not overly memorable
"...for an answer. What’s more, shoes catapult to land into feet; coffee pots tilt to pour themselves; and open..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Steve Davis

King Richard
And dad makes three in this Williams family tennis biopic
"...it, outlining a comprehensive strategy to turn his daughters into athletic superstars. Forget better living through chemistry, this is..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Five Posh Options for Your Favorite Liquor Cabinet
You do, after all, deserve the best
"...a tastebud-backed hallelujah that their very existence should come into contact with the deep, robust, and not-too-sweet coffee excellence..."

Nov. 24, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Making the Flowers Bloom in Encanto
Austinite Jay Jackson talks about Disney's latest animated blossom
"...works for the whole film. But if you go into Antonio's room, it's actually a whole different region of..."

Nov. 24, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Until the End of the World
Writing is not what I live for, it’s how I live
"...hunger. I don't know if my hospitalization made it into my notebook. But somewhere around then Clelia, my brilliant..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Arts Feature by Michael Ventura

What We're Listening to Right Now
Aaron Stephens, Paul Cauthen, Drakulas, Glasshealer, Pretty Little Thieves, and more local sounds
"...with a bruising country funk sound, Paul Cauthen leans into the wild side to preview April's third LP with..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Music Column by Clara Wang

AISD Copes With Post-COVID Life
With falling enrollment, budget woes, and “behavioral events” maybe the kids aren’t alright
"...and the "school-to-prison pipeline" that magnifies routine adolescent troubles into life-altering challenges for many young adults. Prompted by internal..."

Nov. 26, 2021 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

The Luv Doc: Cranberry Volcano
People who don't have embarrassing stories are either exceptionally dull, or disturbingly dishonest
"...can tell you that the real doozies never fade into obscurity. You might think you can go into hiding..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

Fueling the Algorithm and Finding Community: Music Creators Thrive on Twitch, TikTok, and Instagram
On discoverable platforms, Austin musicians experience encouragement, engagement, and unexpected viral moments
"...nasty breakbeats, and highly melodic sections can all come into play in a minutelong bop. [inset-2-right]..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

The Animalis Fabula Film Festival Celebrates and Worries About Our Relationship With Animals
Check out some creature features this weekend
"...the festival will also bring new talents and perspectives into the discussion, such as Cat Daddies. The debut documentary..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Screens Feature by Adrienne Hunter

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