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Music Mo'nday: Dark Parts with Perfume Genius
Rob chats with Mike Hadreas about drugs, Whitney, and more.
"...get anything as pure as the music of Perfume Genius. It turns out the genius behind Genius is as..."

March 26, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

Kid's Summer Movie Camps
Parents can catch a breath after dropping off their young tykes at the Kids' Summer Movie Camps.
"...theatres are starting up their regular summer series of kid-friendly films served up at nominal prices. Some theatres also..."

May 31, 2002 Screens Feature

Genius and Jive
My roller-coaster relationship with Daniel Johnston
" and mental illness; creativity and insanity; what is genius and what is gullibly bought empty jive?..."

May 5, 2006 Screens Feature by Louis Black

The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius
From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres
"...Rhythm & blues, rockabilly, and punk guitar genius, the Austin shredder lived to subvert genres. And he..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Mutant Genius
Greg Falcon makes very funny "fanimutation" -- animation in the style of "Web celeb" Neil Cicierega, some kid from the 'burbs who also happens to be very funny.
" suburban Massachusetts with Neil Cicierega, a then-14-year-old home-schooled kid with some spare time and an eccentric sense of..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Best Toy Store With The Most Hopeful/Boastful Name
Kid Genius
", not just stuff that's a marketing extension of kids' TV shows. But every day Kid Genius also hosts..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Best of Austin Feature

Class Act
"...Directed by: Randall Miller. Starring: Christopher “kid” Reid, Christopher “play” Martin and Meshach Taylor. Those perpetual..."

June 12, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

A child prodigy gets caught up in a custody battle
"...that the li’l Einstein acquires some social skills with kids her own age and promptly enrolls her in the..."

April 14, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Me and Orson Welles
Richard Linklater has crafted a joyful period charmer about that moment before a boy becomes a man and another man becomes a mythological figure.
"...from his own spotlight), takes a liking to the kid. Everybody does, really, from Welles’ harried Mercury co-founder, John..."

Dec. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

This sci-fi actioner about warring clairvoyants is generically incomprehensible with cyberpunk overtones.
"...their minds, baby." Is this a case of twisted genius gone awry (director McGuigan did the equally puzzling but..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Broken Lizard's Club Dread
Broken Lizard (the comedy group that gave us Super Troopers) spoofs summer-camp slasher flicks and lowbrow beach farces.
"...Jordan Ladd. Now, I’m not saying Club Dread is genius cinema – in fact, it’s pretty stupid – but..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Finding Forrester
" realizing your gifted and talented child isn't a kid genius after all. Maybe it's unfair to hold his..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Angry Birds Movie 2
The birds are back, with an added subversive twist
"...about being overshadowed by Leonard, but also Chuck’s engineering genius, Silver (Bloom)...."

Aug. 16, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The School of Rock
In Linklater's studio-financed comedy hit, Jack Black brings his rock & roll vibe to riff-needy prep students.
" heart. That Richard Linklater would choose this amiable, kid-friendly, rock & roll comedy as his next feature, following..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Six-String Samurai
"...going to bring it back. But with the feral genius of a comics-steeped mind, ballyhooed young director Lance Mungia..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

"...a bit of a problem here. As far as kid-friendly, live-action Disney comedies go, RocketMan is “all systems go.”..."

Oct. 10, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Good Will Hunting
"...Will Hunting (Damon) is a “Southie” -- a twentysomething kid from the rough-and-tumble neighborhoods of South Boston. By day..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

"...– cynical middle-aged bachelor grudgingly assumes custody of cute kid with resulting expansion of his emotional horizons. Yet a..."

Feb. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Boy Raises Man
Yes, "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" often sidesteps grief and even undermines its critics by slyly layering the self-deprecation. Chronicle contributor Stuart Wade explains why, In Eggers' hands, it works.
"...Assumed the role of father to his kid brother, Toph, then eight years old (now 16), the..."

March 3, 2000 Books Feature by Stuart Wade

DVDanger: Retro Redemption
Nerd out with The Stream, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie
"...That's when every kid loved Star Wars. OK, except maybe that one weird..."

Sept. 6, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

After a Fashion
Wanna know a 'Chronicle' secret? It runs in the family: Margaret Moser spends a lot of energy fantasizing being able to recast all the roles in 'Grease.' In this issue, Brother Stephen has some epiphanies over the possibilities of a modern remake of 'Valley of the Dolls'!
"...into part of the old Terra Toys space, and Kid Genius, a local toy store, is moving into the..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Ebs Burnough Plays The Capote Tapes
aGLIFF opening night film finds new sides to the scathing wit
"...Secretary-turned-filmmaker wanted all the writer's complexities. "He was a genius, but he was also an alcoholic, he was courageous,..."

Aug. 5, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Comic Books and Forward Motion
"...Lincoln – future defender of liberty, crusader against tyranny, genius of democracy, savior of the union – at their..."

July 11, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

Bargains in the Mist
Where to find the missing link
"...Blouse – Blouse w/ monkey head above hip – $24Kid GeniusBrown Monkey – TY punkies monkey – $5.99..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Features Feature

Stephen Marley’s Revelations
Hip-hop/reggae’s “natural union” mixes tonight @ Empire Control Room
"...arrives in the nick of time. After co-starring as kid genius in older brother Ziggy’s acclaimed reggae outfit the..."

July 22, 2016 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Austin Film Festival: El Jeremias
A thoughtful comedy about a young boy genius
" the shuffle at home, this sweet and precocious kid just can’t win...."

Oct. 31, 2015 Screens Post by Caitlin Moore

Joe Lansdale, His Ownself, at Bookpeople
Joe Lansdale at Book People Thurs, April 5
"...treasure, Joe R. Lansdale, Nacogdoches native and genre-defying literary genius nonpareil...."

April 3, 2012 Books Post by Marc Savlov

Vote for (Harmony and) Me
Bob Byington's latest up for a Gotham Audience Award
" turn a person off to voting altogether. (We kid. We'd never give up getting that sticker.) Why not..."

Nov. 3, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Best Street
South Congress
"...antique shops (Uncommon Objects, Off the Wall), toy stores (Kid Genius; Monkey See, Monkey Do), markets (Farm to Market,..."

Oct. 12, 2007 Best of Austin Feature

Shop the Monkey
SoCo boutiques and more
"...Kid Genius..."

Aug. 5, 2005 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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