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SXSW Interview: Dion
“I don’t sing white, I don’t sing black, I sing Bronx”
"...hits with his first group, the Belmonts (“Teenager in Love”). Solo hits “Runaround Sue” and “The Wanderer” were better,..."

March 17, 2016 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Meet the Meat Makers
Doc goes behind the scenes of Central Texas barbecue
"...If you live in Texas, you probably love barbecue, or at least know someone who does. Still,..."

March 15, 2016 Food Post by Spencer Beghtol

Paper Towns
Paper-thin teen tale is based on a John Green YA novel
"...Towns thematically charts familiar Young Adult territory (unrequited first love, high school’s bittersweet end, the politics of teenage friendship)..."

July 31, 2015 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Jurassic World
Bigger isn’t necessarily better
"...does it charmingly) as one of the film’s requisite love interests. The other half is Howard’s Park Manager Claire,..."

June 12, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Good Vibrations
Bill Pohlad offers Love & Mercy
"...touchstones that need mentioning, that it's a wonder that Love & Mercy, which opens nationwide on Friday, June 5,..."

June 5, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Longest Ride
It's the latest romancer from Nicholas Sparks' by-the-numbers playbook
"...Nicholas Sparks playbook, you already know the box contains love letters – Sparks is powerfully devoted to epistolary romance..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Fool for Love
The relationship of the doomed duo in Fool for Love gets explosive in Capital T's production
"...Love can be a many splendored thing, sure, but it..."

Nov. 14, 2014 Arts Review by Elissa Russell

Self Service
Merritt Tierce drew on her own time waiting tables for the provocative restaurant world in her novel Love Me Back
"...romanticism surrounding food culture, Merritt Tierce's fearless debut novel Love Me Back is an unsentimental meditation on the transactional..."

Oct. 24, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

The National: Fury & Squalor
One night at the Moody down, two to come
"...“People love to sing about being alone together,” posited Matt Berninger..."

April 22, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Blue Is the Warmest Color
This three-hour-long French film has been much hyped for its graphic sexual content, but it's the less explicit stuff that makes it worth a watch.
"...Emma meet again. Soon enough, they’re inseparable, and in love...."

Nov. 1, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Still Mine
James Cromwell and Geneviève Bujold star in this octogenarian love story.
"...exasperation, and a bit of anger. It’s the movie’s love story that will grab your heart however. Despite inevitable..."

Sept. 27, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

LoneStarCon 3: The Jo Walton Interview
The Hugo-winning author of 'Among Others' really loves books
"...“If you love books enough, books will love you back.” So says..."

Aug. 30, 2013 Books Post by Amy Gentry

Much Ado About Nothing
With Shakespearean language tripping off their contemporary tongues, the actors are more than game for Joss Whedon's informal, black-and-white take on this classic comedy.
"...flutters and flirts as it navigates the course of love that never runs smooth. It’s a breath of fresh..."

June 21, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

To the Wonder
Terrence Malick makes a swift return to our screens with this evocative story about the stages of love.
"...of nature and its seasonal passages, the glory of love in both the physical and spiritual senses, a soundtrack..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

UT Gov't to Vote on Downplaying Pot Possession
Vote would ask UTPD to enforce citation law on campus
"...UPDATE: Love's resolution went down in flames last night, with just..."

March 26, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

OUTlander's Weird National Attention
And not 'weird' in a 'Keep Austin Weird' good way
"...sweet, LGBTQ music/multimedia fest has gotten some national blog love this week; too bad Autostraddle and HuffPo totally screwed..."

March 6, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

The Words
As an examination of the writer's world, this film offers nothing new; as a romance it's not half bad.
"...and hyper-unique. I'm referring to good, old-fashioned tales of love and life and the complications that result from the..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

ATX Television: Judy Greer Finds Her Voice
The star of 'Archer' and 'Love Monkey' hits the ATX Television Festival
"...the kind of shows that define 'brilliant but canceled' (Love Monkey, Mad Love, Arrested Development) and critical darling films..."

June 1, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In the Land of Blood and Honey
Angelina Jolie steps behind the camera to helm this picture she also wrote, which focuses on the emotional fallout of the Bosnian War.
"...are likely to decline watching it. There’s a wartime love story at the center of In the Land of..."

Feb. 24, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'Out of Bounds': AusChronSports
Sports? In the 'Chronicle'? Yep.
"...I love sports. I also love music, film, good eats, my..."

Dec. 17, 2011 Sports Post by Mark Fagan

Beginners
Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor play father and son in this lovely drama about what happens to both after the older man discovers near the end of his life that he's gay.
"...Oliver may still become, especially as he falls in love anew. (Oh, but does Mills nail that light-in-the-head first..."

June 24, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Men With Mommy Issues
Jay and Mark Duplass rock the cradle of love in Cyrus
"...and Cyrus have one thing in common: They both love Molly. Scratch that. John and Cyrus have way more..."

June 25, 2010 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Kites
This Bollywood film made in America mixes elements from crime thrillers, love stories, and Westerns in a big flashy bundle designed to win over viewers dwelling far from the Indian subcontinent.
"...Hollywood than Bollywood. Equal parts crime thriller, Western, and love story, Kites trips through American film genres with the..."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Mother
Bong Joon-ho, the South Korean director of The Host, is back with an exquisitely rendered murder mystery fraught with psychological suspense.
"...The Host: Here it is a woman whose unconditional love for her son has no bounds. This emotion is..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Single Man
Tom Ford ditched fashion designing for filmmaking with this smart adaptation of the Christopher Isherwood story about a grieving gay man in 1962 California.
"...fashion designer/icon Tom Ford. It's a melancholy meditation on love and death and hidden lives, and Ford brings everything..."

Jan. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Broken Embraces
Penélope Cruz stars in Pedro Almodóvar's latest, which plays like the lost love child of Douglas Sirk and Alfred Hitchcock.
"...his longtime muse Cruz, the film is about mad love and its consequences, but Broken Embraces is as much..."

Jan. 8, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Gigantic
Paul Dano and Zooey Deschanel play would-be lovers who are stymied by life and the outsized personalities of their fathers (played by Ed Asner and John Goodman).
"...the back of daddy Lolly's station wagon. Is it love? Does it want to be love? I don't know,..."

April 24, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Inkheart
This fantasy adventure, in which characters come to life when the books they're in are read aloud, boasts a strong cast and an ingrained love for reading and the well-told tale.
"...frankly, wonderful aspect of the film is its unabashed love for books and the wonders to be found within...."

Jan. 23, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Reader
Stephen Daldry, working from a superior script by David Hare, has crafted a film about guilt, love, and history which stars Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, and newcomer David Kross.
"...her from, among other classic postcoital classics, Lady Chatterley's Lover. ("That's disgusting!" objects Hanna, nude in a tub with..."

Dec. 26, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Slumdog Millionaire
Danny Boyle's crowd-pleasing Slumdog Millionaire may be drenched in the saffron and violet palettes of its Mumbai setting, but it plays like a classic Hollywood rags-to-riches love story.
"...Directed by: Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan. Starring: Dev Patel, Anil Kapoor, Freida Pinto, Madhur..."

Dec. 12, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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