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The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...she walks). She narrates her experiences in a drawing notebook that she keeps with her at all times and..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Good Eye: On Productivity and Reproductivity
You could pick this column up and read it right now or ...
"...reading assignments to "journal their productivity." Keeping an open notebook by their sides, they were supposed to take notes..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Column by Amy Gentry

The Best of Me
It's getting hard to tell one Nicholas Sparks adaptation from another amid all the dross.
"...As with the still-best Sparks adaptation, 2004’s The Notebook, The Best of Me tracks true love in two..."

Oct. 17, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

20,000 Days on Earth
This documentary (for which Nick Cave receives a script credit), gets inside the artist's notoriously fussy creative process.
"...we’re offered access to the various creative stages, from notebook birth to demo recording to live performance of the..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hector and the Search for Happiness
Simon Pegg stars as a shrink trying to heal himself.
"...his patients; we watch as he doodles in his notebook and daydreams about the cartoon character Tintin and his..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
One of the better offerings from Marvel’s growing multimedia omniverse, this film gives fans plenty to chew on.
"...gag has him adding “Marvin Gaye” to his back-pocket notebook of things to catch up on, along with various..."

April 4, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

1 Fest, 2 Founders, 3 Days: 4ever
Forever Fest finds the total outer limits of all things squee
"...don't get them started on chick flicks like The Notebook...."

Nov. 1, 2013 Screens Feature by Amy Gentry

Show and Tell With Rian Johnson
Revisiting the high school noir ‘Brick’ at AFF
"...look all that remarkable – just two tiny, weather-beaten notebooks – but these artifacts steered much of the conversation..."

Oct. 26, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Ryan Gosling and 'Arrested Development' Reincarnate the Trailer Park
The SXSW staple blog returns with Richard Linklater and more
"...idea from this trailer that we're not in The Notebook's Kansas anymore. No word on release date for this..."

April 5, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The Words
As an examination of the writer's world, this film offers nothing new; as a romance it's not half bad.
"...from the same long-lost manuscript as the juicy/popular The Notebook...."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Lucky One
This latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks bestseller is timelessly shopworn.
"...One – from the writer who brought you The Notebook – is as timelessly shopworn as the sunrise...."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Time Traveler's Wife
This romance is based on a popular novel in which the comings and goings of a time traveler wreak havoc on his marriage.
"...her talents as was her breakout role in The Notebook, and after Bana’s recent co-starring turn in Funny People..."

Aug. 21, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mrs. Charles Darwin's Recipe Book, Revived and Illustrated
An opulently illustrated, annotated glimpse into the Darwin family's diet
"...anniversary, authors Bateson and Janeway deconstruct Darwin's wife's recipe notebook to create an opulently illustrated, annotated glimpse into a..."

May 29, 2009 Food Feature by MM Pack

Wendy and Lucy
From the director of Old Joy comes this minimalist story about a girl (the elfin Michelle Williams) and her dog getting by in society's margins.
"...the while carefully tracking her dwindling finances in a notebook. There is no wiggle room and no safety net...."

Feb. 20, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
"...Jay Johnson-Castro Sr., on his blog Inside the Checkpoints ( The "good news" is that "the case can now..."

Sept. 19, 2008 News Feature

27 Dresses
We predict a happy union between 27 Dresses and cable TV, forever rerunning with commercial breaks tailor-made for laundry-loading and sandwich-making.
"...X-Men’s Wolverine and Ryan Gosling’s sexy beast in The Notebook. Here, as a mixed-drink of frat boy and existential..."

Jan. 18, 2008 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Lars and the Real Girl
This movie's high-concept premise would be easy to dismiss were it not so flawlessly executed.
"...succeed here despite the odds. Gosling (Half Nelson, The Notebook) again displays his exacting commitment to characterization as Lars,..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beside the Point: Game Over
How to win friends and influence budgets
"...C'mon – can't we all just get along?City Council Notebook..."

June 22, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

This legal thriller pits two brilliant actors against each other in a sustained battle of wills that has enough sizzle to keep us rapt even when the storyline sags.
"...member into award-winning roles in The Believer and The Notebook and an Academy Award nomination for his turn last..."

April 20, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

At Risk
Nick Cassavetes on Alpha Dog
"...of independent film Nick Cassavetes (She's So Lovely, The Notebook) is back behind the camera this month with Alpha..."

Jan. 12, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

D-League Dreams
All roads lead to Toros training camp
"...I had to write down the play in my notebook and watch it unfold at least a dozen times..."

Dec. 1, 2006 Sports Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Half Nelson
Ryan Gosling's bleakly hopeful turn as crack-addicted teacher Dan in Half Nelson is matched only by the smoldering realism of newcomer Shareeka Epps.
"...Brad Pitt. His turn in the lovesick geyser The Notebook seemed hand-delivered by the Postal Service, and now with..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Lot Like Love
This Ashton Kutcher/Amanda Peet romance film is a lot like mediocrity.
" Joshua Tree National Park, I scribbled in my notebook, "Are they going to be mauled by bears?" Sadly,..."

April 22, 2005 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Saw It on the X
ZZ Top's one-man iconography machine, Bill Narum, shares his wares
"...I'd been drawing girlie cartoons from Playboy in a notebook, and I left it in my desk after class...."

April 1, 2005 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Style! Cine! Swashbuckling!
Sampling the latest DVD has to offer
"...Notebook on Cities and ClothesAnchor Bay Entertainment, $24.98 (each)..."

March 28, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Catholic school boys and comics.
"...lovely performance by Malone), the confiscation of a tattered notebook of Atomic Trinity sketches that includes not-so-flattering drawings of..."

June 21, 2002 Movie Review by Steve Davis

"...given to hanging out in trees, doodling in his notebook, and gamely fielding Dr. Powell's persistent questions with adolescent..."

Oct. 26, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Tenth Annual "Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest Results
"...and a pocketful of hard candies. I had a notebook I could write about panic in, when it came..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Books Feature

Harriet the Spy
"...about life -- all go into the green composition notebook she carries everywhere. Though it is clearly marked "PRIVATE,"..."

Dec. 8, 2000 Books Review by Tim Walker

Coach's Corner
Like a veteran rock & roll band, the Westlake High football team delivers the goods, week after week, show after show.
"...a game of the state's top-ranked team with a notebook and pen in hand. The other two times I..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Column by Andy "Coach" Cotton

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