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Christa Palazzolo: City Folk
Christa Palazzolo was an astounding painter before she left Austin for New York, but her solo show at 1906 Gallery shows that her artistic skill has only deepened
"...Roberto Ainslie has just opened 1906 Gallery, a new space for visual arts and, in doing so, has..."

March 16, 2007 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Oliver Twist
Some may doubt the need to once more bring Dickens’ tale to the screen, but Polanski’s deft adaptation proves that there’s still life in that well-worn story of a boy who beats the odds.
"...strangely passive character, almost Candide-like as he goes from fortune to misfortune with alarming regularity. Homeless and hungry on..."

Oct. 7, 2005 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Look at Me
An acute observation of the ways in which we fail to communicate marks this French film, which won the screenwriting award at last year's Cannes Film Festival.
"...(Jaoui), when she declares that her father likes the new book written by Sylvia’s husband Pierre (Grévill), an unknown..."

May 13, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Riding Giants
A creative wipe-out from the director of Dogtown and Z-Boys
"...form and content. The skate scene had the good fortune to hatch and come of age during the Super-8..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Hightower Report
Saudi Arabia puts lipstick on a pig; and Gary Winnick puts lipstick on his greed.
"...of his terrorist money comes from the Saudi oil fortunes. Also, far from being freedom-lovers, the ruling Saudi family..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

Our Lady of the Assassins
"...most widely known for his American films Reversal of Fortune, Barfly, and Single White Female, returns to Colombia, the..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Atlantis: The Lost Empire
"...savages with loincloths and platinum-blond topknots, all engaging in New-Agey crystal worship (it is Atlantis, after all). As the..."

June 15, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Over the 8 Ball
Anna Hanks consults one of the world's most enduring toy fortune tellers just in time for Halloween.
"...soon as an old one would mysteriously die, a new one would mysteriously appear as a birthday or Christmas..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Features Feature by Anna Hanks

"...has. Here's how: The Clean Air Act: Bush has stonewalled enforcement of this federal act, contrived to exempt inefficient..."

Oct. 16, 1998 News Feature by the Editorial Staff

" lessons of `let them eat crap' taken to new cinematic extremes?” It's all too much, or, in the..."

May 15, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Picture Perfect
"...Nick (Mohr), a stranger who Kate had the good fortune to be photographed with during a friend's wedding. Suddenly,..."

Aug. 1, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Stage Top 10s
Top Ten That's Really 13 (and Could Easily Have Been 20) Theatre Experiences of 1996
"...theatricality, and it gave audiences the thrill of finding new ways to see...."

Jan. 10, 1997 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"...other physical pleasures than by the Hippocratic oath. As fortune -- or misfortune, depending how you look at it..."

Feb. 2, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

A Walk in the Clouds
"...Describing his experiences in World War II to his new acquaintance Victoria Aragon (Sanchez-Gijon), Paul Sutton (Reeves) declares, “Once..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

Richie Rich
" John Larroquette, plots to steal the Rich family fortune by trying to kill off the entire family. This..."

Dec. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Joey O'Bryan

Free Will Astrology
Your weekly horoscope, June 5-11
"...alcohol or drugs. What's the source of my great fortune? Two kinds of grace are key: I suffered no..."

June 5, 2020 Column by Rob Brezsny

Levitation: John Cale, Black Angels
Velvet Underground in the house!
"...performance of its reverb ‘n’ grunge drone rock. Mixing new songs in with crowd favorites like “Entrance Song” and..."

Nov. 10, 2019 Music Post by Michael Toland

On Writers and Con Men
James Magnuson's roman à clef about a creative writing program in Texas is in many ways a loving tribute to James Michener
"...atmosphere of the MFA creative writing program, embracing his new identity as V.S. Mohle, a Salinger-like recluse whose claim..."

Jan. 17, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

DVDanger: The Burning and The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Another gruesome twosome for your weekend's viewing
"...up. Mysteriously, it's even completely absent from a 2000 Fortune bio of the brothers. Funny, that...."

May 25, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Soccer Watch
UT Longhorns get set to start, first-place Aztex hit the road, and more
"...regular starters from last season, including redshirt freshman Leah Fortune, who played only three games last year before a..."

Aug. 13, 2010 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

The Hightower Report
America's Gaping Economic Divide; and The Bizarre Idolization of Reagan
" one another in their claims to be the new Reagan. This is a hoot, because if Reagan were..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Column by Jim Hightower

Robert Altman
" out for much else before they do breaking news. (To give you some idea, we only recently got..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Screens Feature by Shawn Badgley

Still mourning the death of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott 20 years later
"...I was in college then. The news was faint, details unclear. No one seemed to care...."

Jan. 20, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

After a Fashion
"...break just as Jackson is about to debut a new album or video. Even the talented but been-through-the-mill Rick..."

Nov. 28, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The Hightower Lowdown
Questionable capitalist claims; and the EPA's deal with hog farmers stinks.
"...that poisoned people. Two, the EPA will pursue no new cases against polluters, and control of factory-farm pollution will..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Image-Maker
Former Chronicle "Cover Master" and legendary tattoo artist Michael Malone's aka Rollo Banks' career has always on been in ink; now it's on paper.
"...talent like Keith Graves and Frank Kozik. His Chinese New Year series was the most famous, but his best..."

Dec. 13, 2002 Arts Feature by Margaret Moser

The Whole Foods Cure for Herpes
Whole Foods Market lays off a group of low-wage employees.
"...much count on that money all year." With a newborn soon on the way, they'll miss the money even..."

Oct. 25, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Naked City
The protests fizzled, and the speeches were a snooze: an overview of last week's Fortune 500 Conference.
"...Considering all the hype that preceded last week's Fortune 500 conference, the event itself turned out to be..."

Oct. 20, 2000 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Big Picture
Fall Movie Preview
"...their well-regarded first collaboration, veteran director Robert Altman and new screenwriter Anne Rapp hope audiences will wash it down..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Screens Feature by Robert Faires

Five Pack
Making sense out of the local country-groove merry prankster quintet Li'l Cap'n Travis
"...out the lineup, that is until he moved to New York City. In steps Sweet Gary Newcombe and ......"

July 28, 2000 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

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