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Turning Lipstick Traces Into a Graphic Novel
Lana Lesley adapts the Rude Mechs' punk spectacle to the printed page
"...their stage adaptation of Greil Marcus’ era-hopping, punk-culture exploration Lipstick Traces back in 1999, it wasn’t their first show...."

May 29, 2019 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Lipstick Game
"...a hockey mom and, therefore, a pit bull with lipstick. Then Barack Obama refers to McCain/Palin policies as a..."

Sept. 10, 2008 Postmarks

The Luv Doc: Lipstick on the Mirror
Why would you want to be with someone who doesn't care how you feel?
"...Leave him. Feel free to scrawl something poetic in lipstick on the mirror if you need a little dramatic..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Column by The Luv Doc

Bedpost Wears Lipstick
Erotic reading series at Austin's only ladies bar
"...the women who love women, come on down to Lipstick 24 this Thursday, February 17 for a special edition..."

Feb. 16, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Julie Gillis

Cap Metro Changes: 'Lipstick on a Pig'
Activists for people with disabilities trying to thwart transit plans
"...8 meeting. "But to me, it's just like putting lipstick on a pig. It's still a pig. And the..."

Dec. 17, 2010 News Feature by Lee Nichols

T. Don Hutto: Lipstick on a Doberman
WilCo commissioners voted to renew the T. Don Hutto contract, apparently because it's good for children
"...good for children – Martinez commented, "If you put lipstick on a Doberman pinscher, it's still a Doberman pinscher."..."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

TxDOT Puts Lipstick on the Pig
Commissioners approve spending stimulus money, insult the public

March 6, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Lipstick Traces
Pretenders

July 16, 1999 Music Review

Everything Is Possible ... Again
Seemingly unadaptable, Greil Marcus' 1989 opus Lipstick Traces proved to be the foundation for the Rude Mechanicals' strongest theatre work to date. As they revive their hit adaptation, the Rude Mechs reflect on its creation, its success, working as a collective, and being told by Marcus, "You staged the book I wanted to write."
"...up the same book. The book is Greil Marcus' Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century, and..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

Greil Marcus and the Mad Parade
In his book Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century, Greil Marcus explained punk to the world and created a bible for that music's true believers. As Austin theatre company Rude Mechanicals opens its stage adaptation of Marcus' book, the author talks about the Stones, the Sex Pistols, and the "mad parade" of history.
"...to Austin this month to see a production called Lipstick Traces. The local theatre company Rude Mechanicals adapted Marcus'..."

Sept. 10, 1999 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

Barracuda
Austin vibes meet darker skies
"...family, a suspicion blatantly harbored by the clan’s less-than-welcoming, lipstick-and-nails matriarch played by a sorely missed JoBeth Williams. This..."

Oct. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Point Break
Remake of 1991's action bromance
"...up this iteration of the film is like putting lipstick on a pig. Even the Jackass crew have demonstrated..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Ice Princess
This refreshingly femme-centric tale advocates on behalf of physics, feminism, and athleticism.
"...womanhood. Fywell’s latest is about as subtle as the eyeliner-and-lipstick war paint these figure skaters slather on preperformance, but..."

March 25, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Kissing Jessica Stein
"...two women are so busy squealing over everything -- lipstick, shoes, their relationship -- that their courtship plays more..."

March 29, 2002 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

But I'm a Cheerleader
Campy film is fun viewing and shines light on lipstick lesbians who are willing to put their pom-poms where their mouths are.
"...satire. It also shines a rare film light on lipstick lesbians who are willing to put their pom-poms where..."

July 28, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The New Age
"...and embarrassing thought while managing to keep her matte lipstick looking fresh. The music adds to the film as..."

Dec. 9, 1994 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Mrs. Doubtfire
In order to spend more time with his kids, a divorced dad dons drag and plays nanny.
"...which Gilligan, feeling neglected, dons a dress, wig, and lipstick and passes himself off as a newly-shipwrecked debutante. He..."

Nov. 26, 1993 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Johnny Suede
"...Strawberry Patch habit, right down to her wallpaper and lipstick -- and he is able to get his guitar..."

Nov. 6, 1992 Movie Review by Pamela Bruce

Campus Carry Passes, Abortion Insurance Ban Fails
Dems strike last minute deal after hours of chubbing
"...11's campus carry rules, they "have to put some lipstick on that pig." Turns out they had just enough..."

May 27, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Theatre Critics' Table 1999-2000 Nominations
"...Lipstick Traces, Kirk Lynn..."

May 12, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Black Lipstick
"...Black Lipstick..."

April 22, 2005 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Articulations
The Rude Mechs take Lipstick Traces to Europe, Austin Civic Wind Ensemble finds a new conductor, Mexic-Arte makes art for the bus station, and the city is looking for artists to mark up South Congress.
"...Lipstick Traces World Tour?..."

July 11, 2003 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Articulations
More bouquets for Lipstick Traces in The New York Times, and Austin theatre critics continue to take over the world
"...Lipstick Treasures..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Lipstick Traces: Rock On!
With Lipstick Traces, the Rude Mechanicals have adeptly created a theatrical adaptation of Greil Marcus' legendary book that is loud, defiant, intelligent, funny, absurd, literate, physical, and fun, a rock concert for your head.
"...Lipstick Traces: Rock On!..."

Sept. 8, 2000 Arts Review by Robi Polgar

TV Eye
The floodgates are opening with a whole host of premieres and returning shows
"...Lipstick Jungle (NBC), Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9pm. Based on..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TCB
Punk rock synchronized swimming and eating ribs with Snoop Dogg: What do people in other cities do for fun?
"...Lipstick Traces..."

Aug. 22, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Naked City
"...Estée Lauder company has announced that their "Lauder Leading Lipstick Index" (an anecdotal term coined by company Chairman Leonard..."

Nov. 30, 2001 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Articulations
More Austin theatre turning up in New York: Despair’s Book of Dreams and Lipstick Traces set for spring 2001 runs.
"...145 Avenue of the Americas, in early March. Then Lipstick Traces, the Rude Mechanicals' adaptation of the Greil Marcus..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Arts Column by Robert Faires

Austin Theatre Critics Table 1999-2000 Winners
The Austin Theatre Critics Table presented its eighth annual awards for achievement in the Austin arts in a lively ceremony at the Continental Club
"...New Script, Adapted Lipstick Traces, Kirk Lynn..."

June 2, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Lipstick Traces: It's Only Rock & Roll ...
Reviews of recent and ongoing exhibitions and performances around Austin
"...Lipstick Traces: It's Only Rock & Roll ... The Off-Center,..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Arts Review by Robert Faires

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