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Kentucky by Way of Austin
A decade after The Kentucky Cycle's premiere, the hometown of playwright Robert Schenkkan has the opportunity to experience the work's power in with a homegrown production at the Mary Moody Northen Theatre.
"...epic journey through the evolution of the territory called Kentucky -- revealing in nine episodes the changes that have..."

Feb. 21, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Blue Kentucky Girl Loretta Lynn
Rodeo Austin’s opening weekend kicks off a cold bang
"...Lynn, 81, made good Sunday, and though the “Blue Kentucky Girl” continues playing well past retirement age, her voice..."

March 3, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Big Hairy Dudes From Kentucky
"...proud of who we are," states Jim James, the Kentucky quintet's Southerworldly voice. "I just wanna say that first..."

Oct. 17, 2003 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The Luv Doc: Parachute Pants and a Kentucky Waterfall
A miniature pony is an even awesomer chick magnet than an IROC-Z
"...Because back when I roc’d parachute pants and a Kentucky Waterfall, I couldn’t afford an IROC. These days, I..."

April 6, 2012 Column by The Luv Doc

Horse Race in Kentucky
"...Democrats are desperately hoping to knock off two Kentucky Republican incumbents in the House, and so far, they..."

Nov. 7, 2006 News Post by Lee Nichols

Kentucky Fried Movie

Aug. 9, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The First Saturday in May
This documentary follows six horse trainers and their experiences on the 2006 trail to the Kentucky Derby.
"...with the "most exciting two minutes in sports": the Kentucky Derby. This documentary follows six horse trainers and their..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

When an Emergency Is Not an Emergency
Supreme Court rules against Fourth Amendment protection
"...Supreme Court this week ruled in a case styled Kentucky v. King that asked, when is a warrantless entry..."

May 18, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Glory Road
Even though Glory Road presents a fictionalized account of what many count as the most significant NCAA basketball game ever played, the film remains a predictable sports rouser.
"...Texas Western (now UTEP) and Adolph Rupp’s perennial powerhouse Kentucky in the 1966 championship title game. The significance –..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
You could call it Seabiscuit Jr., but this horsey heartwarmer does something surprising in spite of its underdog sports-movie formula and shameless emotional manipulation: It manages to be an enjoyable movie about and for girls.
"...its underdog sports-movie formula, its sun-dappled beauty shots of Kentucky thoroughbred farms, and its shameless emotional manipulation of innocent..."

Oct. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Wilgus Stories
"...coming of age in three different vehicles in Eastern Kentucky in the 1960s. The first installment, "Fat Monroe," features..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Kate X Messer

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
A look into the world of the farmer and activist
"...portrait the Austin filmmakers provide of Berry – the Kentucky-based poet, novelist, essayist, farmer, and activist – is fragmented..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The AggreGAYtor: July 2
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Texas Democrats push back, Kentucky gets a prenup, and Petticoat Fair falls on its..."

July 2, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: May 1
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...House deports queer immigrants nonstop, and a shop in Kentucky will go out of business soon and gain a..."

May 1, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

50 to 1
The Kentucky Derby-winning horse Mine That Bird sprints to glory in this equine biopic.
"...Anyone who watched the 2009 Kentucky Derby remembers the rush of watching the long-shot contender,..."

April 11, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The AggreGAYtor: February 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Texas rears to fight, Kentucky rolls past us on the marriage tip, and conservatives..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The AggreGAYtor: February 13
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Texas takes the gloves off, Kentucky has a black eye, and Dale Hansen becomes a..."

Feb. 13, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Texas Writer Takes Home Two Lammys
Benjamin Alire Sáenz back in the spotlight
"...for his novel Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club (Cinco Puntos)...."

June 4, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

When authority is ceded to a disembodied voice on the other end of a phone line, all bounds of human propriety are lost in this story's fast-food joint.
" based on actual events that occurred at a Kentucky McDonald's in 2004. During that incident, an employee was..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The vampire community goes into crisis when humans have been hunted to near-extinction; Ethan Hawke plays a doctor working to create a blood substitute.
"...It’s a little bit silly – as is Dafoe’s Kentucky-fried cowboy mechanic named Elvis – but silly is fun...."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Growing Grass in the Bluegrass State
Lawmakers in Kentucky pushing for hemp farming in the land of tobacco, whiskey, and horses
"...Kentucky may soon be able to add its name to..."

Oct. 12, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

How to Treat Trans Students
Kentucky high school does the right thing with its bathroom policy
"...his state's 2016 Administrator of the Year by the Kentucky Association of School Administrators. "It's been an interesting endeavor..."

March 3, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

You Are Entering Harlan County
Justified creator Graham Yost exits Kentucky for the ATX Television Festival
"...or Detroit. I loved the fact that it's in Kentucky. I thought that made it singular. That's when I..."

June 5, 2015 Screens Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The AggreGAYtor: September 4
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...Michael Sam sports blue and silver, Kentucky gets real, and Louisiana punches down, as your AggreGAYtor..."

Sept. 4, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Kentucky Traveler: My Life in Music
Kentucky picker demures
" a yarn told casually over lemonade. Much of Kentucky Traveler focuses on its subject's upbringing in the mountain..."

May 30, 2014 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Supremes Rule on Lethal Injection
Three-drug cocktail is A-OK
"...the trichemical cocktail used as lethal injection in the Kentucky death chamber does not violate the Eighth Amendment ban..."

April 25, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Those Who Are About to Die
Your Texas death machine gets rolling again
"...year in the case of two inmates who challenged Kentucky's use of the method. The Kentucky courts held a..."

Aug. 1, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Kentucky Mountain Music
"...Kentucky Mountain Music(Yazoo) This 7-CD box set is billed as..."

April 4, 2003 Music Review by Harvey Pekar

Ask Questions First, Shoot Later
In 1967, Hobart Ison shot and killed Hugh O'Connor, who was filming a documentary on Ison's property. In her documentary Stranger With a Camera (showing at the Alamo Drafthouse this Wednesday, November 1), Elizabeth Barret examines the context that brought these two men together -- one with a gun and one with a camera.
"...Stranger With a Camera revisits a 33-year-old Letcher County, Kentucky, tragedy in which Appalachian landowner Hobart Ison killed documentary..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Making History, Part One
Playwright Robert Schenkkan on bringing LBJ to the stage in 'All the Way'
" onstage. Here, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Kentucky Cycle discusses the play's genesis as a commission from..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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