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Day Trips: Big State Fountain, Irving
Classic diner and soda fountain returns to Happy Days
"...Big State Fountain Grill is an old-fashioned soda fountain in the purest sense of the word...."

March 11, 2016 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Austin Film Festival Announces Full Lineup
AFF's finalized lineup
"...debut Synecdoche, New York, and Kelly Reichardt's followup to Old Joy, Wendy and Lucy, are Paul Schrader's Adam Resurrected..."

Sept. 24, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Terms of Engagement
If 'We Can't Make It Here,' then James McMurtry's in big trouble
"...There's fear and loathing in Crawford, Texas. You can see it in the brake lights of..."

Sept. 9, 2005 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Thirty Years on Location
An overview of the Texas Film Commission, which has been wedding film production and the state economy for 30 years.
"...working, but that has never been true of the Texas Film Commission. It's such good industry, filmmaking, because it's..."

June 15, 2001 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

"...cinematic drug abuse, roofies have it all over simple, old-fashioned marijuana. Of course, pot isn't likely to render you..."

March 12, 1999 Screens Feature

More From 'Iconoclast' Country
W. Leon Smith on freedom of speech, peace, and Crawford
"...The small town of Crawford, Texas, is accustomed to making news. The modest rural neighbor..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Kate X Messer

A Whole Lotta Lava Going On
Winter/Spring Movie Sneaks
"...course, it's the town's distinctive natural resources -- successful old movies and TV shows -- that are being recycled...."

Feb. 14, 1997 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
"...different. You know, it was from a 13 year old's mind, point of view. I loved (director) Joe Dante,..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
" determine his fate. Cast: Emmett J. Scanlan, Leigh Arnold, Damien Hannaway, Ruth McIntyre, Tony Murphy (World Premiere)..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Development peccadillos and Lost Austin kudos.
"..."Cleaning House," in which Kevin Fullerton asserts that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) erred in..."

Feb. 2, 2001 Column

Fall Film Previews
"...Pennsylvania existence. Adventure arrives in the body of a 30-year-old retarded man whom she befriends. (Sept. 11)..."

Sept. 11, 1998 Screens Feature

The Real Sound
Don Walser's Legacy
"...the music provided by Don Walser and His Pure Texas Band. After all, it is Tuesday and Walser's been..."

April 24, 1998 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Box Sets
Herbie Hancock
"...and this highlighting of the classic works of the manifold Kronos repertoire (including over two hours of new recordings,..."

Dec. 11, 1998 Music Feature

cornering the bagel market
Austin's Hole-y War
" ceased being the only freestanding bagel deli in town, Hot Jumbo cultivated a solid wholesale trade, and came..."

Aug. 16, 1996 News Feature by Chris Walters

Local Author Tim O'Brien Wins Lifetime Achievement Award
'The Things They Carried' author on life, fiction, and truth
"...O'Brien has served on the faculty of Texas State University in San Marcos' master of fine arts..."

Nov. 14, 2013 Books Post by R.U. Steinberg

Our readers talk back.
"...More Great Texas Songs..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Column

The Original Hipster
Chronicle writer Dick Holland on the comeback of Texan Terry Southern, the all-around bad boy of black humor
"...Quick: Which Texas writer or writers merited inclusion on the cover of..."

Sept. 14, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

photograph by Todd V. Wolfson
Bob Schneider
" town that don't like him. To them, the 32-year-old singer is simply offensive: a drunken misogynist with a..."

June 5, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Right Where They Belong
Raoul Hernandez goes on tour with the Flatlanders
"...Ely tilts toward the mic and projects his stout Texas tenor out into Lenin's tomb...."

July 26, 2002 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Show and Tell
Spring Previews 2000
"...Julia Roberts, Albert Finney, Aaron Eckhart, Conchata Ferrell, Jamie Harrold, Scarlett Pomers...."

Feb. 25, 2000 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

On Ypsilanti Roller Girls and Inverse Proportions
Continuing the film incentives crusade: Five percent really packs a punch
"...The uproar over Texas' film-incentives package reached a fever pitch recently with the..."

July 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Naked City
"...his executive order to provide HPV vaccinations for all Texas girlsHeadlines• The memory and legacy of Texas icon Molly..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

Record Reviews: Reissues
"...two of the new set feels much like the older compilation (with the chronological comp method colliding the singles..."

Dec. 8, 1995 Music Review

Ring in the HollyDaze
Holiday Movie Previews
"...Increasingly, we're entering a time in which the old distribution rule books no longer apply. The age of..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

On the Bus Again
On the eve of turning 80, Willie Nelson's still calling the tune
"...the rafters with generations of revelers, including University of Texas Longhorns (footballer Earl Campbell, now using a walker), dignitaries..."

April 12, 2013 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

E-tail This!
La Frontera is proof that e-commerce has not destroyed traditional retail commerce.
"...boxes and halogenated parking fields look like they should hold the space shuttle, not soft goods and home accessories...."

March 2, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Fall Movie Round-Up
Sneaking Into Autumn
"...lives with a busy foster mom played by Whoopi Goldberg has an imaginary friend named Bogus, played by Gerard..."

Sept. 6, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Our readers talk back
"...there are so many places in town that have icy-cold smoothies made with fresh and natural fruits, you just..."

July 8, 2005 Column

Top Books
Hard-Boiled Top Ten
"...Coyote) going leaves town (and his franchise) and strikes gold again. Connelly, who debuted in 1992 with The Black..."

Jan. 10, 1997 Books Feature by Jesse Sublett

Black Belt of the Rodeo
Paula Nelson will kick your ass
"...didn't matter, but to be Willie Nelson's daughter in Texas was huge. [By 12th grade], I was doing a..."

Oct. 10, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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