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While We're Young
Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts suffer a midlife funk in Noah Baumbach's latest
"...of Cornelia’s much-lauded father-in-law, Leslie (Grodin, always a welcome presence). To Josh, the newfound hipster couple’s appropriation of everything..."

April 10, 2015 Movie Review by William Goss

Border Violations
What happened to the thousands of unaccompanied children who crossed the U.S. border last year?
"...While the bill increases Texas Department of Public Security presence on the border and introduces harsher penalties for human..."

April 3, 2015 News Feature by Dina Samir Shehata

Bill of the Week
House wants to throw some money at border problems
"...$4.1 million over the biennium, and increases both DPS presence along the border and penalties for immigration-related crimes such..."

April 3, 2015 News Column by Amy Kamp

Seymour: An Introduction
Ethan Hawke directs this doc about pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein
"...when the filmmaker and his subject discuss the twofold presence of human monstrosity and artistic gifts or the human..."

March 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Profile: Leon Bridges
Throwback Texan comes prepared
"...Fifties and Sixties, and his fashion sense and stage presence match the music with an unusual amount of detail...."

March 20, 2015 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Leviathan
This Oscar nominee for best Foreign Language film exudes existential Russian angst in cinematic form.
"...at the local fishing cannery. Roma, who resents Lilya’s presence, reluctantly attends what passes for the local school but..."

Feb. 27, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The DUFF
Bye-bye bullies and basket cases; enter the DUFF – shorthand for designated ugly fat friend.
"...Amell, of the CW’s The Flash, has real screen presence, too, but there’s not a lot that can be..."

Feb. 20, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Shut Out Again
"...sexton records beginning in the early 1860s show the presence of Mexican burials. These ledgers have a printed row..."

Feb. 11, 2015 Postmarks

Jupiter Ascending
The Wachowskis' space opera starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum is a visual dazzler but a narrative splice-and-dice.
"...the gravity-distorting masses of long-winded exposition and the irritating presence of a miscast Channing Tatum send the whole gorgeous..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mommy
Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan creates a volatile drama about a violently hyperactive teen, his strong-willed mother, and the nice woman who lives across the street.
"...by their violence and attention-seeking. A quieter and gentler presence soon enters their household in the form of their..."

Feb. 6, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pressley Files Her Complaint
Accuses Travis County Clerk of state law violations
"...of database line records – be reprinted in her presence. They were duly reprinted, and the mail ballots, along..."

Jan. 16, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Top Five
Chris Rock is on a roll with this funny yet pointed comedy, which he wrote and directed, and also stars in.
"...nasty. Without giving away an essential story conceit, its presence nags because it reveals an essential misunderstanding of how..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Bitter and the Sweet
How Delysia Chocolatier built their brand
"...bloggers who are helping to create a social media presence for the Delysia brand...."

Nov. 28, 2014 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Left Behind
God help us: Nic Cage is up against the Rapture.
"...novels. In fact, despite a larger budget and the presence of at least one honest-to-goodness movie star, Nicolas Cage,..."

Oct. 10, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

20,000 Days on Earth
This documentary (for which Nick Cave receives a script credit), gets inside the artist's notoriously fussy creative process.
"...Nina Simone, Cave remains, at 57, a quietly explosive presence whether onstage or off, a duality that becomes apparent..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hector and the Search for Happiness
Simon Pegg stars as a shrink trying to heal himself.
"...successfully in other movies to save the day. His presence makes Hector and the Search for Happiness tolerable, as..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tracks
Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver star in this story about Robyn Davidson's solitary trek across the Australian desert.
"...keep his distance from the loner, even though his presence threatens to lend a romance angle to the story...."

Oct. 3, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

All Over Creation: I Was Meant for the Stage
To learn which actors were destined for the theatre, watch how they hold the stage alone
"...draw and hold them. You have to expand your presence, become bigger than you are in ordinary life, radiate..."

Oct. 3, 2014 Arts Column by Robert Faires

A Five Star Life
What's not to love about a career as a secret inspector of luxury hotels? Turns out, plenty.
"...is this excessive leisure. Buy is a charismatic screen presence whom we enjoy watching as she goes through her..."

Aug. 29, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Farewell – and Welcome – Amy Smith
Longtime staffer retires from full-time duties
"...and an individual voice. We'll miss her daily, deskside presence at the Newsdesk and in the weekly meetings –..."

Aug. 29, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Betting on Cloud Juice
Richard's Rainwater keeps its eye in the sky
"...city of Austin tap water contains an average fluoride presence of .56 parts per million. You could get the..."

Aug. 15, 2014 Food Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Cyrano de Bergerac
City Theatre's staging of the Rostand classic makes good use of its space and is helmed by a very engaging star
"...Bosworth's Cyrano is larger than life when such a presence is called for and intensely vulnerable in his most..."

Aug. 1, 2014 Arts Review by Adam Roberts

DVDanger: Death Rattle Shakes
A case of "Rigor Mortis," and we pay our dues at the 'Death Spa'
"...rest of the Hong Kong horror output is the presence of Takashi Shimizu, creator of the Ju-on and The..."

July 13, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Earth to Echo
A trio of suburban kids befriend an alien entity in this Spielberg-influenced family film.
"...to suit the film’s need for a token female presence...."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

Cold as ICE
Sheriff Greg Hamilton stoutly defends the 'Secure Communities' deportation mill. But growing public and official opposition is working to shut down the line.
"...assume custody – yielding a technological if not physical presence for ICE in America's prisons and jails...."

July 4, 2014 News Feature by Tony Cantú

Seldom Felt Reemerges with Skudge
Mysterious UK imprint blips back online with a seventh 12-inch
"...hyper-mysteriousness, while simultaneously conveying the irony of the music’s presence, which is felt in the most tactile of manners...."

July 2, 2014 Music Post by Conor Walker

Like a Country Song
An up-and-coming country singer is undone by his ego in this inspirational film.
"...a story about "humility, forgiveness, and redemption in the presence of pain and burden."..."

June 20, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Alamo Drafthouse Pilots New Vegan Menu Items
The food-and-film enterprise goes beyond the veggie burger
"...While I welcome the presence of a vegan dessert on the menu, the otherwise..."

June 11, 2014 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Words and Pictures
The story is rather creaky, but who cares when the actors Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche are so sublime together?
"...two central characters generate great heat and interest. Their presence is enough to keep the film’s nattering foolishness at..."

June 6, 2014 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Pachanga Recap: ¡Otra, Otra!
Compressed to one day, the Latino Fest packs Fiesta Gardens
"...Alex Marrero as Ozzy Osbourne brought a ballsy stage presence, his costume changes culminating in an excessively fringed shirt..."

May 12, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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