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Pariah tells the specific but universal story of a black teenage girl who is a virginal lesbian, budding writer, and nonconformist.
"...Pariah encompasses the personal and the universal with its emotionally..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

"...similar repugnant fates. For all its chutzpah and idealism, Pariah remains a muddled mess, a far cry from Australian..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tom Zigal's Pariah Reviewed

Sept. 17, 1999 Books Feature by Mike Shea

Point Austin: The Prosecutor and the Pariah
Don't know about you, but I'm beginning to feel sorry for Tom DeLay

Oct. 28, 2005 News Column by Michael King

America's class system goes under a bloody scalpel.
"...who plummeted in high school society from weird to pariah. Nominally, Lily is just helping her benighted former best..."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
A zippy, lippy animated adaptation of the popular children’s book.
"...fall from the sky, he transforms overnight from town pariah to boy hero. Flint's invention first attracts the interest..."

Sept. 18, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Terminal Velocity
"...much rope. Kinski (?!) is adequate as the KGB pariah, but only just. It's clearly not her type of..."

Sept. 23, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Snapper
"...a hell of a ride, but also the local pariah, despite her newfound insistence that it wasn't old George,..."

Feb. 25, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Every Day of Your Life
Remembering Sims Ellison, and profiling the SIMS Foundation
"...It just wasn't working out for Sims Ellison. Not Pariah's album, which had not turned out the way anyone..."

July 7, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...1995. It was the age of Dangerous Toys and Pariah, when Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots were openers..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

Suicide Is No Solution
The S.I.M.S. Foundation
"...For nearly a decade, Sims Ellison played bass for Pariah, a local hard rock band whose long, steady grassroots..."

June 28, 1996 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Swaggering, Strutting Texas Hunks
"...That's how David Garza remembers the band Pariah, a pungent description echoed by those who remember their..."

Dec. 10, 2010 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Can Tom Zigal Really Say That?
"The truth is, I didn't know a thing about the world of mystery writers and crime publishing," Tom Zigal, the author of three mystery novels, says. Chronicle writer Dick Holland discovers why Zigal might say such a thing and why it may not matter in light of Pariah, Zigal's new installment in the Kurt Muller mystery series.
"...Let's say he is Tom Zigal, whose new novel Pariah was published a couple of weeks ago. Here are..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Critics' Picks
Recommended at AFF
" for the cutting edge of a film like Pariah, the dangerous decorum of The Descendants, and a flashback..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Screens Feature

Margaret Moser Tribute: Shawn & Shandon Sahm
Beautiful Texas sunshine
"...When Pariah was doing the Music Awards trip, she was always..."

June 30, 2017 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Friends of SIMS Wanna Be Your Dog
Locals cover classics for musicians healthcare provider
"...of bassist John Michael, Schatzi drummer Kyle Schneider, and ex-Pariah guitarist Kyle Ellison. Meanwhile, the real fireworks discharge in..."

Dec. 14, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Final Countdown
Thirty-three years of Back Room shows and events can hardly be summed up in one timeline
"...March 1990: Pariah plays their SXSW showcase at the Back Room; eight..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Public Notice
Public Notice dips deep into the well of depression, but looks on the bright side, noting that Austin is full of cool groups like the SIMS Foundation and Project Transitions, not to mention fine, compassionate people who put themselves before others.
"...that of Sims Ellison, the bassist of Austin band Pariah who offed himself in 1995 (sorry, we have a..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Column by Kate X Messer

Texas Platters
A Day in the Life
" Austin's music community after the 1996 suicide of Pariah bassist Sims Ellison, asked local musicians for rare and..."

March 19, 1999 Music Feature

Luv Doc: A Very Simple Formula
Your right to smell like ass extends right up to where someone else's nose begins
"...their lack of hygiene have a name: They're called pariahs. They're easy to spot; a pariah is the guy..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Column by The Luv Doc

A Wrinkle in Time
Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the children's classic rarely soars.
"...impressive command of SAT words, while Meg is a pariah, bullied at school and falling behind in her classes...."

March 9, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Gay Place
Summer is the best time to get outside and play like a kid
"...Austin Black Pride Movie Screening: Pariah ABP hosts a movie screening to acknowledge and celebrate..."

July 29, 2016 Column by Sarah Marloff

2015 Academy Award-Nominated Animated Short Films
Five Oscar nominees, plus some extra treats.
"...his small village, where he is treated as a pariah by other animals, uses a painterly approach to bring..."

Jan. 30, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

The Hunt
Mads Mikkelsen stars in this Danish film by Thomas Vinterberg as a man whose enitre life is undone by a little girl's lie.
" take back her words and Lucas becomes a pariah...."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

One, Two, Tres, Cuatro: Lives Well Spent
Life cycles of those who sold their souls for music
"...Dolores Fariss of Dolores & the Blue Bonnet Boys, Pariah's Sims Ellison, and the enigmatic blues bassman Keith Ferguson...."

Nov. 18, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

AFF Announces 2011 Lineup
Regional premieres of Shame, The Descendants
"...AFF, including Like Crazy, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Pariah. They join previously announced films like the Duplass Brothers'..."

Sept. 20, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

I Love You, Beth Cooper
Hayden Panetierre stars in this coming-of-age comedy about a high school valedictorian who proclaims his love for the school's hottest cheerleader during his graduation speech.
"...the physical and social markers of a high school pariah down pat: possessed of a schnozzle that would put..."

July 17, 2009 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pete Seeger: The Power of Song
More than an appreciation, this documentary portrait of the great American folksinger and activist is an inspiration.
"...chart-topper with the Weavers' "Goodnight Irene" or a blacklisted pariah due to the HUAC witch hunts of the Fifties,..."

Oct. 19, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Spiro's Experiment
The Austin Film Society Documentary Tour: 10 Under 10 and Its First Five Years
"...the first five programs, the highlight is probably "Social Pariah," a documentary about the closing down of the Cinema..."

May 4, 2007 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Letters at 3AM
Memories of the first stirring of Self and Soul.
"...though I hadn't courage enough to befriend such a pariah, being something of a pariah myself. I was skinny,..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Column by Michael Ventura

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