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Humana Festival of New American Plays
A report from Louisville, where Austin theatre artists stood tall
"...Method Gun was part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Rudes had such a blast and..."

April 2, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Humana Festival of New American Plays
Local theatre artists play a major role in this year's festival of new drama
"...masse to Louisville. That's where the Humana Festival of New American Plays gives drama queens a chance to see..."

March 26, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

From the Vaults: Ahnuld's Director's American Debut
Looking back at our Q&A with 'Last Stand' director Kim Jee-woon
"...genre under the sun. This weekend he debuts a new film, The Last Stand, in American theatres that’s a..."

Jan. 19, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

"Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions"
An image of New Orleans taken by Doug Rickard is emblematic of the quality in this exhibition at UT's Ransom Center
"...Harry Ransom Center as part of its "Look Inside: New Photography Acquisitions" exhibition. In this image from Doug Rickard's..."

March 25, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

American Filmmaker
Chris Smith's American Movie depicts one man's passionate struggle to make a film.
"...drunk, and permanently possessed, Mark Borchardt is a distinctive American character, one who defies all obstacles (external and internal)..."

Oct. 15, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Mary
The plastic surgery performed in this horror film gives real meaning to going under the knife.
"...to expect: blood, guts, and more blood and guts. American Mary, however, communicates nothing along those lines. In fact,..."

May 31, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

American Splendor
At the center of its uniquely beating heart, American Splendor is a heartfelt valentine to Everymen (and Women) everywhere
"...the time: In the world of film, there’s nothing new under the sun. I was wrong, so sue me...."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Pimp
"...who are exploited by the pimps or their customers. American Pimp is an investigation of American business ingenuity, of..."

Aug. 11, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Dream
"...Directed by: Barbara Kopple. Kopple's Academy Award-winning documentary American Dream exposes the human cost of Reaganomics. The movie..."

May 15, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Monthly's Taco Editor on the Past, Present, & Future of the American Taco
Q&A with José R. Ralat, the man with one of the most envied titles in town
"...most quintessential cuisine, he’s just come out with a new book, American Tacos: A History and a Guide, that..."

April 22, 2020 Food Post by Lina Fisher

SBOE Passes Mexican-American Studies, but Whitewashes the Name
Right-wing board member objects to “hyphenated Americanism”
"...Education finally agreed to provide public high schools with Mexican-American elective curriculum standards in a final vote cast Friday,..."

April 13, 2018 News Post by Mary Tuma

American Fiesta
The American Theatre Critics Association has awarded Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta its 2005 M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award
"...Last month, Steven Tomlinson's American Fiesta was named one of six finalists for the..."

March 31, 2006 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

American Nightmare
A new documentary on IFC examines seminal horror films of the Sixties and Seventies and persuasively argues that the images and ideology of these groundbreaking films were influenced by the mood of the times.
"...as it simultaneously screened during the Austin Film Festival, American Nightmare premiered on the Independent Film Channel, the network..."

Oct. 27, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Beauty
This Oscar winner is a bleak comedy of suburban mores and one man's sudden rejection of the arrangement.
"...Cooper, Allison Janney, Scott Bakula and Sam Robards. What American Beauty has to say isn't pretty, at least not..."

Sept. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

American Pie
"...What hath Porky's wrought? This new, faster version of the semi-classic teen sex farce is..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

An American Werewolf in Paris
"...half that time. But John Landis' hip, gruesomely inventive American Werewolf in London made a pretty vivid impression on..."

Dec. 26, 1997 Movie Review by Russell Smith

American Woman
Sienna Miller pulls pages from a journal of loss in small town
"..."missing, presumed dead" trope has been a fixture of American crime drama: But American Woman is less a whodunit..."

June 14, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...and Democratic SBOE members preliminarily shot down a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook, after months of debate and rallies against..."

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

American Honey
Youths hit the road in this rambling epic
"...are the feral teens on view in Andrea Arnold’s American Honey (the title of which comes from a Lady..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Hustle
It's all about the hair, the performances, and the grift and graft in this unpredictable new offering from David O. Russell.
"...It’s all about the hair in American Hustle: a small-time con man’s elaborate comb-over; a well-meaning..."

Dec. 20, 2013 Movie Review by Steve Davis

'No American Talent': Coming around the Mountain from faraway lands
"...The new series at Okay Mountain is titled "No American Talent"..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Arts Feature by Rachel Koper

Songs of a New Race, Sung Again
A celebration of African-American chamber music from the Austin Chamber Music Center and Huston- Tillotson College
"...and too often ignored – history and culture of African-Americans. With that in mind, the Austin Chamber Music Center..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

The Quiet American
"...of the country’s post-9/11 mood of circumspection, The Quiet American is now finally going into wider release this week,..."

Feb. 14, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

American Pie 2
"...out, naked girls never go out of style, as new series director Rogers (Say It Isn't So) obviously knows...."

Aug. 10, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Opening the Case on the American Sherlock
Kate Winkler Dawson reports on an early master of forensics
"...tale about the early days of criminal forensic investigation, American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI...."

Feb. 12, 2020 Arts Post by Mike Berry

First Look: The Obamas Become Producers With American Factory
Upcoming Netflix documentary finds culture clash within global trade
"...What’s the American Dream if not pliable? On its best days, it’s..."

June 17, 2019 Screens Post by Sam Russek

African American Book Festival
Ninth edition of the Austin fest insists "Black Lives Matter"
"...The 2015 African American Book Festival, taking place Saturday, June 27, 10am-4pm, will..."

June 26, 2015 Arts Post by Alexa Harrington

One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document
"...of early filmmakers their due respect with Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a four-disc retrospective of a little-known part of..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: 'American Mary'/'Ninja III: The Domination'
The changing POV of the female revenge flick
"...potboiler Ninja III: The Domination and Canadian psycho-surgical creeper American Mary, she has finally started to control her own..."

June 15, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

An American Carol
Michael Moore and left-leaning Hollywood are the subjects of this spoof that's missing only one thing: comedy.
"...Movie and Naked Gun series, is back with this new spoof of Michael Moore and left-wing Hollywood. An American..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

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