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I Dreamed of Africa
"...uprooted themselves from the verdant Tucsan hills in favor of the Kenyan highlands, purchasing a 100,000-acre ranch and moving..."

May 12, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Out of the Mouths of Children
The return of the Butthole Surfers – don't call it a reunion!
"..."I wish we'd taken a vow of silence," bemoans drummer King Coffey at the watercooler inside..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

Sketches of Frank Gehry
The controversial architect is brought into focus by veteran filmmaker Sydney Pollack.
"...hate them. Making his documentary debut with this authorized profile, Pollack (The Way We Were, Tootsie, Out of Africa)..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Flow: For Love of Water
Documentary about the degradation of the world’s water supply through environmental indifference, chemical irresponsibility, mass privatization, and corporate chicanery.
"...Directed by: Irena Salina. When you grab a bottle of Poland Spring water and look at the label, with..."

Oct. 17, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

George of the Jungle
"...Cleese. Based on the late Sixties Jay Ward cartoon of the same name, this live-action Disney version is so..."

July 18, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

SXSW Eco 2015: The Future of Hyperloops
First full track will likely be in Africa or Asia
"...transport system – may be the mass transit system of the future...."

Oct. 6, 2015 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Review: The Book of Mormon
Unapologetically un-sacred musical a welcome treat
"...Events are scary these days. Offend the wrong person or group, and violence is a..."

Dec. 10, 2015 Arts Post by Elizabeth Cobbe

The Top and Bottom of 2010
Five of the best and worst events of the past year
"...I want to maintain a positive and healthy attitude about gay struggles in 2010, but even some of our..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Qmmunity Post by Frank J. Rivera

NFL Analysis 101: The Gangs of Fear and Evil
" in the greatest show on Earth. Drew came out of Washington state in 1993 to be the first..."

April 16, 2007 Sports Post by Timothy Braun

The Best Part of Breaking Up
Retro pop sixpiece the Carrots calls it quits with debut LP
"...Good news/bad news for fans of bubblegum popsters the Carrots: the local sextet called it..."

July 1, 2013 Music Post by Andy Bianculli

Page Two: The Politics of Distraction
In the face of failure at home and abroad, the right turns on immigrants
" and has been a major issue. But what about Iraq, al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden (has he been..."

April 14, 2006 Column by Louis Black

Tomar Williams Hones Four Decades of Soul
Breakout of his family band, the performer seizes on his pop, soul, R&B, and hip-hop successes and failures in Tomar & the FCs
"...The dynamic namesake of Tomar & the FCs certainly looks the part in..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

From Slavery to Buffalo Soldier in Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen
Sarah Bird's historical novel tells one woman's unique tale of freedom
"...What's most impressive about Sarah Bird's latest novel isn't just the fact that..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Arts Feature by Marisa Charpentier

The Rebirth of Doyle Bramhall II
For his first solo LP in 15 years, Eric Clapton’s top lieutenant may have put out the blues album of 2016
"...Doyle Bramhall II stays busy. Slipping in and out of multiple modes – producer, singer, songwriter, sideman –..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

The Secret Lives of Girls
AFS Documentary Tour presents the six-part Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman
"...she'd run aground, at age 42, on the shoals of the very same modern female predicament she'd spent her..."

April 4, 2008 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Lights Out
The Seventies represented the heyday for film programming at the University of Texas. Marjorie Baumgarten recollects the days of CinemaTexas and the Texas Union Theater.
"...once it was possible for students at the University of Texas to see several films a night on campus,..."

July 4, 2003 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

An Arc of Crystal Clarity
Rob chats with Gavin Russom and Viva Ruiz of the Crystal Ark
"...Gavin Russom has been part of New York's underground dance scene as a artist on..."

Jan. 10, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Rob Cohen

20 Years of Austin Gifts
... And a slew of other local businesses celebrating significant anniversaries
" assist with your gift-giving needs, plus a list of others celebrating anniversaries, as well...."

Dec. 7, 2001 Features Feature by Brant Bingamon

A Joycean Riff of Race
"...the most important 20th-century American novel, the Moby Dick of the 20th century. It traces the life of a..."

June 18, 1999 Books Feature by Mark Busby

The Africa Cookbook: Tastes of a Continent
"...historical facts and cultural notes which complete our knowledge of another people's food, otherwise garnered from tastes in ethnic..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Food Feature

A Good Man in Africa
"...Louis Gossett, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and Sarah-Jane Fenton. The director of Driving Miss Daisy makes his second safari into Africa..."

Sept. 16, 1994 Movie Review by Robert Faires

From Africa to Zombies: Cori Stern Can't Stop
The weird, life-changing story of the "Warm Bodies" producer
"...Like a lot of first time producers, Cori Stern was in a rush...."

Feb. 9, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Chief Priest of the Shrine
The epic life story of Nigerian soul superstar Fela Kuti.
"..."You Africans -- please listen to me as Africans. And you..."

July 14, 2000 Music Feature by David Lynch

The Order of Myths
This smart and subtle documentary looks at the ingrained traditions of racial segregation that still remain in the dual Mardi Gras celebrations in Mobile, Ala.
" a remarkable thing … with a devious sense of irony. Consider this: In 1859, a wealthy shipyard owner..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

SXSW Announces Winners of Community Service Award
Event honors Interactive co-founder Dewey Winburne
"...In all of the apps and gizmos and gadgets and tech of..."

Nov. 4, 2013 SXSW Post by Monica Riese

SXSW Music: Second Band List of 2016
Tommy Stinson, Thee Oh Sees, Mercury Rev, and 212 more
"...One month after revealing a first batch of 154 mostly unknown acts invited to showcase at South..."

Nov. 17, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Beasts of No Nation
Idris Elba co-stars in this Netflix drama about child soldiers in Africa
"...Fukunaga hardly misses a horror in this immersive story about a child soldier in Africa. Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala’s..."

Oct. 16, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cannes Festival of Humor in Advertising
" be said for television commercials, not the least of which seems to be that they're often far better..."

March 13, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Prey of Gods
In a future South Africa, writer Nicky Drayden deftly mixes gods and robots and shows us how they and humans deal with change
"...Gods and robots. In a work of science fiction, they might seem a motor oil-and-vinegar mix:..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Books Review by Robert Faires

Downton Abbey: 'Come to Bed and Dream of Ragtime'
Everyone's so well looked after at Downton Abbey
"...Here it is, folks, perhaps the most boring episode of Downton Abbey that ever bored us. Onward through the..."

Feb. 3, 2014 Screens Post by Melanie Haupt

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