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Stories from the Midway
Wriggling Nightmare
"...on matted, yellowed grass, their windows dancing with brilliant neon reflections...."

May 10, 2002 Features Feature by Dan Hardick

A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star! You are a muse on eight wheels! You are roller skating!
", but kind of believing it because, "Xanadu, your neon lights will shine/For yooou, Xan-ah-doo-ooh-ooh."..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Sarah Hepola

"...the dead, then it's a fantasy world colored with neon lights and carnival music. And the actors are dead-on..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Sad Stories and Steel Guitars
Tearjoint Troubador Ted Roddy's Country Soul
"...Then again, neither is the neon life on Tear Time all bad. The narrator meets..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Live Nude Girls Unite!
"...good humor, Live Nude Girls Unite! is a breezy, neon-lit affair. You’d do best to approach this doc with..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Arts & Entertainment
" out for a lovely evening gazing at the neon Austin skyline...."

Sept. 15, 2000 Best of Austin Feature

La Mexicana Bakery
It's All in the Latitude
" the brightly lit, white establishment with the throbbing neon sign that swirls around the roof. After years of..."

March 10, 2000 Food Feature by Barbara Chisholm

After a Fashion
Black for every budget at South Lamar boutique Blackmail.
"...In an enclave of stylish establishments such as Neon Jungle, Ivory Aisles, Amelia's RetroVogue, and Lo and Behold..."

Feb. 11, 2000 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Naked Gym Ape
Stuart Prestidge wades into the exotic jungle of the Corporate Gym and surveys its creatures.
"...around the world, I have fallen for the tantalizing neon promises of the Corporate Gym. I was assured that..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Features Feature by Stuart Prestidge

After a Fashion
Austin's boutiques make our style avatar proud at Club DeVille's semi-annual fashion show.
"...and thus the success of this event. With great neon by Neon Jungle adorning the set, and music by..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The dog-running controversy continues … and chalk another one up for Ventura.
"...were Ben Livingston and Lynn Wilkerson. Ben designed the neon Amy's sign at Sixth & Lamar (which is usually..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Column

Day Trips
Meet the Muellers, one of the most enduring barbecue dynasties in Texas.
"...stained walls and ceiling are still illuminated by colorful neon beer signs and flourescent bulbs that give the dark..."

Oct. 1, 1999 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

"...framed and drenched in sumptuously smoky lighting and backlit neon, which on the face of things seems as though..."

July 30, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Refreshingly Unfamiliar: Uncommon Congruity
"...amount of tea and cheese. Surrounded by a brilliant neon orange, with his black shadow stretching far behind him,..."

Aug. 21, 1998 Arts Review

" had been shot on some sort of Tokyo Neon film stock, so eye-popping and eerie are the primary..."

April 24, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Record Reviews
"...for Hector," Bennett's vision has successfully blended tradition with neon technology and urban culture. Now, the question is, how..."

March 20, 1998 Music Review

Boogie Nights
Boogie Nights gets under the skin of the porn film industry's exuberant burst of public semirespectability in the late Seventies, prior to the home-video revolution that changed the rules of the game forever. The movie is no socio-cultural abstract though; it is at heart the story about a group of characters and the de facto family that emerges from their relationships.
"...resistance proves futile. We hopelessly surrender to the dazzling neon and the propulsive music and the sight of Burt..."

Oct. 31, 1997 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
"...and high fashion: plastic dresses and velvet suits in neon oranges and blues, bosomy temptresses, Space Age gadgetry, and..."

May 9, 1997 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Vive L'Amour
"...Taiwan-based director Tsai Ming-liang, whose debut Rebels of the Neon God established him as one of the up-and-coming talents..."

Jan. 24, 1997 Movie Review by Alison Macor

"...lovely and exotic. Butterflies emerging from rice paper cocoons. Neon-hued caterpillars extending and retracting magenta curlicue antennae. Spiders building..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Music Amidst Used Furniture
The History of the Red River Strip
"...urine-drenched alley, past the Naked Grape and its classy neon cluster of vine fruit, we reach the place where..."

Oct. 11, 1996 Music Feature

From Dusk Till Dawn
Vampires, whiskey, sex, and Hayek's famous snake dancing color this film.
"...out to be the Titty Twister, a riotously cheesy, neon-covered topless bar catering to bikers and truckers who've wandered..."

Jan. 19, 1996 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Greg Beets/Alternative
"...2. Wayne Hancock, Thunderstorms & Neon Signs (Dejadisc)..."

Jan. 5, 1996 Music Feature

Punky Tonk Blues
Wayne "the Train" Hancock
"...The noises pouring off his DejaDisc debut Thunderstorms and Neon Signs bleed a recklessness unheard in country circles since..."

Nov. 24, 1995 Music Feature

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest
"...around on buzzing insects) and an assortment of naturally neon fauna. It's a place where the only intruder is..."

April 17, 1992 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

Be Filled With Dredd For Other Worlds
Judge Dredd retrospective plus new hits for SF fest
"...electronic entity in this music video that wears its neon cyberpunk heart on its sleeve...."

Nov. 11, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Review: The Get Together
Shakey Graves and friends grow apart in this Austin dramedy
"...the city of Austin itself. The film features gorgeous neon shots of various hotspots around town, as well as..."

Oct. 30, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

AFF Review: The Blue Orchid
Danish fever dream mixes Cronenberg and Carruth
"...every frame within the nether world stripped down to neon hues from single sources,..."

Oct. 29, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

AFF Review: Murder Bury Win
Bloody board game comedy is sinister fun
"...detected across acres of forested property, and blood runs neon-red and abundant. While the over-the-top performances and plot-points may..."

Oct. 24, 2020 Screens Post by Naomi Brady

Maria’s Taco Xpress Sells to Investment Company, Sign Up for Sale
Iconic South Austin restaurant has been operating since 1997
"...reflected that message." They wanted something different from the neon (which was "everywhere at the time") and found inspiration..."

Sept. 30, 2020 Food Post by Jessi Cape

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