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Liberal Arts
When a Manhattanite returns for a visit to his old liberal arts college, he falls hard for a student 15 years his junior.
"...It’s certainly Josh Radnor’s prerogative – as indie dramedy Liberal Arts’ writer-director-producer-star – to train the camera on whomever..."

Sept. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shooting Star
Stories told this well don't come around very often, and this one deserves to be seen
"...Elena has stayed pretty much the same: a granola liberal dressed in paisley and carrying a rain stick. Reed,..."

March 20, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Mambo Italiano
Naughty Austin looks to be "coming out" for a more serious production with the gay "straight" play Mambo Italiano
"...Arts on Real, through March 31..."

March 23, 2007 Arts Review by Patti Hadad

Body Awareness
This story of people trying to do what's right is both real and really funny
"...are middle- or upper-middle-class white folk living in a liberal college town, but Baker's script has genuine people reacting..."

May 7, 2010 Arts Review by Avimaan Syam

The Pajama Game
St. Ed's gives this Fifties musical an energetic revival – in Act I, at least
" the Mary Moody Northen Theatre, known for its liberal use of guest artists in major roles, and see..."

April 24, 2009 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Faces of America: The Light
The Miró Quartet examines our national character and finds some of America's lights still shine brightly
"...(a dash of Sousa, a pinch of Gershwin, a liberal sprinkling of Copland, topped with a cannonade from the..."

Dec. 7, 2007 Arts Review by Robert Faires

FronteraFest Short Fringe: Week 1
The novel dose of the now offered by the FronteraFest Short Fringe was on view Jan. 19, notably in "Bliss," a verse drama of dangerous beauty, and David Hendler's poems of Jewish identity
"...touching on subjects that would make even the most liberal among us cringe. In "Living Under Water," David Hendler..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Kneeling Down at Noon
The Mary Moody Northen Theatre's Kneeling Down at Noon is a thoughtful and deeply humane drama that considers the way Islam informs the lives and actions of various characters
"...the threat of such loss ever pressing on their hearts, like a dagger's point that might be thrust in..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

The Beard of Avon
Different Stages' production of the Amy Freed comedy 'The Beard of Avon' benefits from two actors who create an Elizabethan odd couple in delightful balance
"...that give nods to those in Shakespeare's plays; and liberal lampooning of all things theatrical. Some may find it..."

April 21, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

October is a fitting time for the Vortex to premiere Chad Salvata's opera 'Vampyress,' about a ghoulish countess who killed 600 women so she could bathe in their blood
"...blending Elizabethan pageantry and contemporary S&M wear with a liberal exposure of female flesh, enhance the air of decadence..."

Oct. 28, 2005 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Get Your War On
The Rude Mechanicals' 'Get Your War On' bulldozes through the buried media and lost horrors of the post-9 / 11 years with a sarcasm that strikes sparks
"...cooler, and a ramp platform to lend dimension. Actors liberally use microphones on stands but carry them like appendages..."

May 6, 2005 Arts Review by Heather Barfield Cole

In Memoriam: Jo Anne Christian
Arts patron, leading force in building Long Center has died
" she treasured, a treasured friend of the Austin arts scene made her final exit from it Thursday. Jo..."

Nov. 14, 2015 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Future's So Bright ...
Johnston High School has problems with grades, attendance, dropouts, a magnet program resented by the host school, and a high turnover rate among principals. Will new principal Sal Cavazos stay and can he make a difference?
"...are structural tensions created by the presence of the Liberal Arts Academy magnet housed on the Johnston campus --..."

March 9, 2001 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Putting Himself 'Out Here'
Theatre Arts and English teacher Rick Garcia has put himself "out here," on Austin's fringes, n the off-the-map, lost-worldness of Johnston High School, to reach out to some of the poorest kids in one of Austin's most neglected neighborhoods and make a difference through that rare and vital cocktail: art and education.
"...lost-worldness of Johnston High School where he teaches Theatre Arts and English to some of the poorest kids in..."

March 9, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Clouds Over Campus
With less funding, more competition, and a wavering vision, UT-Austin faces an uncertain future
"...income from research and federal funding than do the liberal arts, broadly defined...."

May 21, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ten Down ... 90% to Go
AISD votes to move the Liberal Arts Academy from Johnston to LBJ, a move that magnet parents support but many others question.
"...District board of trustees voted to move the district's Liberal Arts Academy from its current home at Johnston High..."

Dec. 7, 2001 News Feature by Michael May

Saving the Ten Percenters
AISD merges Liberal Arts and Science and Math Academies
"...Board of Trustees voted Monday night to move the Liberal Arts Academy from Johnston High School to LBJ, where..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Michael May

Running the UT Numbers
Unless you're the football coach, budgetary times are dire
"...Garrison, a lecturer in Italian in the College of Liberal Arts, said: "I seriously expect to lose my job...."

Dec. 18, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Forgione Revises History
"...AISD Superintendent Pat Forgione revises history when he says "Liberal Arts was not a strong academic school. It was..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Postmarks

Our readers talk back.
"...of parents don't even know at this minute that Liberal Arts is gone to LBJ.) No other teachers' opinions..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Column

Keene Prize, Kudos to George Brant
"...College of Liberal Arts Awards Keene Prize for Literature to Michener Center..."

July 1, 2008 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...for instance, were well below Johnston in both language arts and math last year – it's Johnston that will..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Just Add Students
The new Eastside high school takes issue
"...doomed from 2002, when the academic magnet school, the Liberal Arts Academy, merged with the Science Academy at LBJ..."

Aug. 8, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Why Wall Street Is Betting on Austin's Multimedia That Magic Touch
"...Meanwhile, the liberal arts majors take entry-level receptionist jobs at FG Squared..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Fighting Sexual Assault
Amid growing national momentum, UT-Austin takes steps to protect incoming students
"...orientation from New Student Services to the College of Liberal Arts. The shift was in part a result of..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Jessica Luther

Shared Services or Shared Suffering: UT's Plan to Cut 500 Jobs
Critics charge lack of transparency
"...The UT College of Liberal Arts has already begun to get a feel for..."

Jan. 24, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

AISD De-Magnetized?
A proposal to move AISD's Liberal Arts Academy to LBJ High School almost certainly means resegregation for Johnston High School, its former home.
"...appears poised to vote this month to move the Liberal Arts Academy out of Johnston High School and into..."

Nov. 16, 2001 News Feature by Michael May

Waking the Dead
"...idealistic hippie chick Sarah Williams, despite their conservative vs. liberal backgrounds. As the romance blossoms, the pair spend hours..."

March 24, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Savior of the Soul 'ninety-Two
"...original, this updated version/sequel/whatnot forsakes the gore and martial arts set pieces in favor of some of the dopiest..."

Jan. 21, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

It's the Sound of 50 G's, Baby
UT grad Nora Boxer wins the prestigious Keane Prize for her short story, 'It's the song of the nomads, baby; or, Pioneer.'
"...this year. She has had a varied career in arts, agriculture, community and non-profit work, including an apprenticeship at..."

May 5, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

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