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Eastside Suicides
"...Motor City mayhem, this 10-song LP still radiates enough lowbrow druggy splendor to turn your neighborhood shooting gallery into..."

Aug. 29, 2003 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Mamma Mia
You may love musicals, and you may love ABBA, but Mamma Mia, the hit musical that features dozens of hits by the Swedish pop band, is so treacly and so utterly invasive in its attempts to win over its audience that you may feel like you've been violated with a candy cane.
"...Hope movies, blithe musicals like 42nd Street, and even lowbrow Jim Carrey comedies. But all of these combine their..."

March 28, 2003 Arts Review by Molly Beth Brenner

Only Natural
The Texas Memorial Museum decides to focus on its natural history roots.
"...They range from the mundane to the exotic, from lowbrow to high art, from practical to whimsical, from the..."

Feb. 21, 2003 News Feature

TV Eye
Happy 300th, The Simpsons.
"...Harry Shearer, Hank Azaria, and Nancy Cartwright. On the lowbrow end of celebrations, Fox has brought together the entire..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Hot Chick

Dec. 13, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

B. Krigstein Volume 1
"...willing to listen at the time) that the popular lowbrow medium of comic books could aspire to the higher..."

Aug. 16, 2002 Books Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Reviews
"...Mexican history. Y Tu Mamá mixes poetry with eroticism, lowbrow humor with nuanced character development. Verdú, Luna, and Bernal..."

March 15, 2002 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

TV Eye
What's so funny about being fat? Lots, if you're Jiminy Glick.
"...craze that came and went in a couple of lowbrow movies and TV series (Big Momma's House, Shallow Hal,..."

Feb. 22, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

TV Eye
Life ain't the only thing that's like a box of chocolates -- talk shows are, too!
"...(or perhaps caring), he veered the interview toward the lowbrow: "Whose music makes you horny?" Not that I'm not..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

Taking Sides
A few weeks ago, Ronald Harwood's Taking Sides -- about the interrogation of a world-class conductor and possible Nazi sympathizer during WWII -- wouldn't have seemed all that relevant to the world's headlines. Now, it does, this solid production from ActAustin and the Magnolia Theatre Company may make you consider the characters (and thus the situation) beyond the decorated stage's rectangle of light.
"...know a man so like this aggressively narrow-minded, self-congratulating lowbrow joe that the similarities are jarring. And this is..."

Sept. 21, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dancing About Architecture
The local music community holds its breath as it waits for the music-industry target-study set to go before the City Council's budget meetings.
"...pretty odd places before, but the soundtrack from the lowbrow Spongebob Squarepants cartoon finds Brown backing and producing a..."

Aug. 31, 2001 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Twenty Flight Rock
Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings
"...form, as opposed to its frequent perception as merely lowbrow entertainment...."

July 20, 2001 Books Feature by Jay Trachtenberg

Making Gestures
"'You can have my husband but please don't you mess with my man' is my kind of cheek," visiting Michener Center poet Heather McHugh says in an interview with Chronicle writer Lissa Richardson. "And cheek's my favorite part of a Texas anatomy."
"...Bush at the inauguration. The evening was full of lowbrow and highbrow humor, as she laughed, among other things,..."

May 4, 2001 Books Feature by Lissa Richardson

Say it Isn't So

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Film Reviews
Part sci-fi, part exploitation, part hipster hymn to Frederick's of Hollywood, this ambitious flick loses its way at times but still brings home a point about prejudice, feminism, and star-crossed lovers.
"...battle for supremacy. Men have been reduced to grunting "lowbrow" cavemen (some things never change), and there are no..."

March 16, 2001 Screens Feature by Jerry Renshaw

Six Women With Brain Death
Buzz Productions' version of the cult hit Six Women With Brain Death gives it the old college try, but even a striking performance by Jo Beth Henderson can't overcome the flat mockery of trash culture that we've seen too many times before.
"...on trash culture, all the larger abominations of the lowbrow zeitgeist: BIGFOOT STOLE MY WIFE. ELVIS RETURNED BY ALIENS...."

Feb. 9, 2001 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

O Brother, Where Art Thou?
In this Depression-era Coen brothers film, a trio of chain-gang escapees seek a (possibly mythical) treasure while on the lam from a diabolical sheriff.

Jan. 12, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

True Hollywood Stories
Men who are women, and women who poison men, and loons who wave guns, and punks who urinate on housewives who happen to love it.
" love it. Perhaps it is this reliance on lowbrow comedy tactics that delayed the popular respect Almodóvar has..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Screens Feature by David Garza

When We Were Orphans
"...suspense and intrigue, but ultimately felt the genre too lowbrow and thus tried to turn the novel into some..."

Sept. 29, 2000 Books Review by Martin Wilson

Straight Out the Trailer
Examining the current overwhelming white trash influence in popular culture
"...the TV or radio without immediately encountering this new lowbrow chic, which has cultural tastemakers alternately quaking in their..."

July 28, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Goodbye Cruel World
"...great Chuck Mitchell, the enormous star of the high-grossing, lowbrow Porky's film series, seen here as Shawn's jobless brother-in-law,..."

June 9, 2000 Screens Review by Ken Lieck

Evil New Yorkers and Bit-Whoredom
They're horrible! They're evil, mean, and terrible! They're New Yorkers! They're the Fabulous and Ridiculous Theatre, and they're giving laid-back Austin a shot of scrappy, sophisticated, lowbrow, smart-ass theatre.
"...choice, FART, which correctly indicates a high degree of lowbrow humor. No doubt they were delighted with the advice..."

April 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
" feminist groups, and yet still they revel in lowbrow songs like "Go Down on Me," "Asshole," and "Fucked..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...Jazz Singer -- if Diamond had a proclivity towards lowbrow oral sex jokes and covering Nirvana and Alanis Morrisette...."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

WWF Smackdown, Frank Erwin Center, February 8
"...civilization? While this soap opera on steroids rends its lowbrow claptrap upon our nation's consciousness, folk singers can't find..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Music Review by Greg Beets

My Goodness: A Cynic's Short-Lived Search for Sainthood
"...high-concept affair does not succeed the way Queenan's 1998 lowbrow odyssey Red Lobster, White Trash and the Blue Lagoon..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Books Review by Stuart Wade

Dancing About Architecture
The Lunch's Last Supper
"...the Oz/Moon connection on the air, and soon every lowbrow radio morning show in America was passing this valuable..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Those Crazy Kids Will Do Anything ...
"...a trio of thirtysomething males with a penchant for lowbrow improv shenanigans -- coughed up a perfect example. Musical..."

April 16, 1999 Arts Feature

Great Scott!
"Why Not?"
"...establishment that caters to both the highbrow and the lowbrow, all in the name of the love of movies...."

April 16, 1999 Screens Feature

Ah, Laughter's Sweet Release!
"...back was an unparalleled delight in its depiction of lowbrow characters in search of satiation. As both performer and..."

April 9, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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