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The Letters
Mother Teresa biopic delivers no miracles
"...The Letters is a contemporary take on this dust-covered genre, mostly..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Letters From Iwo Jima
In his companion film to Flags of Our Fathers, Clint Eastwood again shows the process by which young soldiers become unwitting fodder for their country's war effort.
"...raise support for the war on the home front. Letters From Iwo Jima instead looks at the story of..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW: Pushing the Envelope With People of Letters
The Australian literary event revives two dying arts
"...Dear People of Letters,..."

March 13, 2013 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters to God
A young boy with cancer writes letters to God, an action that affects the lives of others around him.
"...to sell things or encourage philanthropic outpourings – but Letters to God takes the cake (make that the holy..."

April 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Learning One's Letters
Why was Oscar Wilde's 'Letter to Momma' lurking undiscovered in Texas?
"...became the acclaimed centerpiece of an exhibit of Wilde letters that has since traveled to the Morgan Library in..."

Feb. 8, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Motorists vs. Bikers Letters Tedious
"...Dear Editor, The letters to the editor are one of my favorite parts..."

June 27, 2010 Postmarks

Opposition to Social Security 'No Match' Letters Mounting
Activists take action against Department of Homeland Security plans to turn Social Security 'no match' letters into a vehicle for immigration enforcement
"...Homeland Security plans to convert "Social Security 'no match' letters into a tool of immigration enforcement. The letters are..."

Sept. 21, 2007 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Letters at 20 Years
Some 'Postmarks' Writers Just Don't Know When to Quit … God Bless 'Em
"...The Austin Chronicle: Why do you write so many letters?..."

Sept. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Lee Nichols

Moms Describe Anguish in Letters From Inside the Hutto Detention Facility
Reuniting isn’t easy
"...are pleading to be reunited with their children in letters that describe the pain, helplessness, and trauma they and..."

July 13, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 5
Our Bill of Rights guarantees are breaking down in state justice systems across the country
"...You can find the rest of "An Arbitrary Nation,"..."

July 12, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM: Why a Duck?
The Marx Brothers were funny but they weren't kidding
"...face is a study in delight as he takes letters from the cubbies and tears them in half...."

July 27, 2012 Column by Michael Ventura

"Stella Alesi: Journeying" at Prizer Arts & Letters
The artist extends her protean skills toward the bold and minimal
"...– currently anchoring the walls at Prizer Arts & Letters' intimate venue on E. Cesar Chavez – and it's..."

March 22, 2019 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Letters at 3AM: A Long Goodbye
In the first of four parting columns, Michael Ventura announces his decision to end his bieweekly column
"...this one is. Rather, I've thought of it as letters to somebody who matters. There's no point to this..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 4
With the consent of the governed, the United States government has gone rogue and violated international law
"...You can find the rest of "An Arbitrary Nation,"..."

June 14, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM: Obama's May 23 Speech
Obama deftly weaves vagueness, misdirection, and a few outright lies
"...For more political commentary, read "An Arbitrary Nation," Michael..."

May 31, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
A visit to Deadwood: The legends show you where to go. Once you get there, you do your best to find out why you came.
"...tell why he took such care to make his letters lovely...."

June 24, 2005 Column by Michael Ventura

Linebarger's Fan Letters
"...consideration of the delinquent tax collection system, commissioners received letters from prominent "concerned citizens" about the issue. The letters..."

May 6, 2005 News Feature

Letters at 3AM
The music of Tony Fruscella reminds us that art is about an unending attempt to give what we can, where we can, to whom we can.
"...her, and I couldn't be sure she received my letters. My sister and two of my brothers, all younger..."

May 26, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Texas Institute of Letters Honors Chronicle Arts Editor Robert Faires
Longtime writer and critic one of 17 inducted in TIL
"...The expression “man of letters” has somewhat fallen out of fashion, but we think..."

Jan. 30, 2019 Arts Post by Kimberley Jones

Letters to the Editor: Classic Cuts
35 years of "keeping it weird"
"...For this special anniversary issue, we've gathered letters from over the years that embody the voice of..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Features Feature by Danielle White

Letters Like You've Never Seen Before
Northern-Southern Gallery goes graphically abecedarian
"...out the works on display at Northern-Southern Gallery's current "Letters" exhibition, I thought of him. Especially because, among the..."

June 26, 2014 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Letters at 3AM: An Arbitrary Nation, Part 2
Laws arbitrarily enforced (or not enforced) according to the whims of the authorities are no longer laws
"..."ruled that the FBI's practice of so-called national security letters to banks, phone companies and other businesses is unconstitutional,..."

May 3, 2013 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters to Juliet
There's a lovely little arthouse movie buried in this romance starring Amanda Seyfried, although the film's commercial aspirations get in its way.
"...spill – and that’s putting it generously – then Letters to Juliet is like the safety shower in your..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Top 9 Letters of 2009
"...year. In the name of fun we've chosen nine letters from the calendar year '09 that readers may find..."

Jan. 1, 2010 Features Feature by Mark Fagan

Letters @ 3AM
Something in me still wants to be a World War I fighter pilot – which is not only nuts, but helps me understand why we will always make war
"...The best of those pocketbooks was a collection of letters by a World War I flier, a Brit. I..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
The United States military is moving inevitably toward reinstating the draft
"...moral commitment to nonviolence you'll have to prove it. Letters from clergy will be essential, and it'll help to..."

May 14, 2004 Column by Michael Ventura

Has Swanson Read Many of Swanson's Letters?
"...["Postmarks," Nov. 21], I had originally offered some reasonable letters asking reasonable questions about the validity of "common knowledge"..."

Nov. 20, 2003 Postmarks

Letters Suggestion
"...on "Postscripts" and the dilemma of titling all the letters that will be printed in the Chron's online edition..."

Aug. 20, 2003 Postmarks

Letters at 3AM
Two words have been missing in all the hubbub about the Supreme Court's Lawrence v. Texas decision striking down laws against homosexual sodomy: Thank you.
"..."Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" (Jefferson's capital letters) are "unalienable Rights" (not inalienable -- un-alienable, not subject..."

July 11, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

Letters at 3AM
The Flatlanders' collective voice of experience still dares the odds and rings true.
"...tribe mightily. Carolyn said, "Do you know what their letters to me were full of? Dreams of finding a..."

July 26, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

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