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David (and Jesus) vs. Goliath
The city alleges that Time Warner Cable is offering illegal discounts to snuff out competition.
"...service to the entire Austin area, asserts that the presence of Grande Communications -- a new, San Marcos-based cable..."

Feb. 15, 2002 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Letters at 3AM
Death is not a separation, but a living presence.
"...is only living every day with the changing, lively presence of the dead, as they come alive unbidden in..."

Feb. 18, 2000 Column by Michael Ventura

Tracking the MACC
A Brief History of Austin's Latino Cultural Center
"...cooperation among MACC advocates has at last established a presence on the MACC site and is bringing before Austin..."

June 12, 1998 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Cyberculture Evolution
From Zines to Zen With R.U. Sirius and Jon Lebkowsky
"...its collapse in 1995, he remains a ubiquitous Internet presence -- a search for his name turns up 30,000..."

Aug. 2, 1996 Screens Feature

Color Out of Space
Lovecraft adaptation finally captures eldritch horror
"...about any movie can be bigger than the mere presence of Cage, the king of mega-acting, but the mere..."

Jan. 24, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Instant Family
Adoption comedy is rocky but charming
"...makes a series of sobering observations on how her presence confuses the youngest children and causes them to act..."

Nov. 16, 2018 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

How DPS's Occupation of a Border Town May Have Crippled Its Economy
Rio Grande City sees a marked decline in sales and tourism
"...Valley economy of almost a decade of National Guard presence. His findings were disturbing. For each year that federal..."

Oct. 6, 2017 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

The Diary of a Teenage Girl
Bold coming-of-age story is told from the girl's POV
"...book was first published in 1976, is an animated presence in the movie, offering words of advice and sometimes..."

Aug. 28, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jack Reacher
Tom Cruise stars as the title character of Lee Child's novels in this thriller directed by the writer of Valkyrie and The Usual Suspects.
"...both in how effectively Cruise creates a commanding physical presence despite his small stature, and for how well the..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Movie Review by Louis Black

Parks, Wildlife, and Racism
Wardens recount longstanding, institutional discrimination against African-Americans at TP&W
"...said he had noticed an aversion even to his presence at the officer academy. Again and again, he said,..."

Aug. 10, 2012 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Occupying the Future
Participants say they're in it for the long haul
"...next step in the movement's growing national and international presence. The local solidarity event attracted a crowd of more..."

Oct. 21, 2011 News Feature by Ramon Martinez

Higher Ground
Oscar-winning actress Vera Farmiga makes her debut as a director with this film in which she also stars as a woman who struggles with religious faith.
"...to believe in His divine plan and feel His presence, but her heart maintains its dull ache. Corinne Walker..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Kill the Irishman
The life of Danny Greene, an Irish mobster in Cleveland during the Sixties and Seventies, is recounted in this film.
"...actors for this story of mob activity, but their presence doesn’t lend much vigor to this unfocused and sentimental..."

April 15, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

ICE Draws Cool Reception in Austin
Immigration comes calling at the jailhouse
"...Immigrants' rights advocates say that this increased presence in the jail swings open the door to violations..."

June 13, 2008 News Feature by Matt Martinez

That Was Then; This Is Now
The latest version of 'New Art in Austin' shows how much has changed in three years
"...placed around it. This colorful Muppet maintains an amicable presence, but as it evokes a bag lady feeding pigeons..."

April 11, 2008 Arts Feature by Salvador Castillo

The Namesake
Mira Nair's complex meditation on family, relationships, and identity traces the saga of two generations of an Indian-American family, as outlined in Jhumpa Lahiri's bestselling novel.
"...isolation and identity. While Penn is known for his presence in over-the-top comedies (Harold & Kumar Go to White..."

March 30, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Clerks II
Kevin Smith is on solid footing with this sequel, which finds the filmmaker and his raunchy protagonists at the precipice of maturity but moving ahead with cautious baby steps.
"...Stop to Mooby's, the themed fast-food joint whose lurking presence has been referenced in previous Askewniverse films (so named..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

TV Eye
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A Latino goes to an audition but doesn't get the job because he's too ethnic
"...Washington, D.C.-based attorney) – was "created to advance the presence of Latinos in the media, telecommunications, and entertainment industries."..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Screens Column by Belinda Acosta

The Ballad of Jack and Rose
An insular father-daughter relationship comes apart in writer-director Rebecca Miller's drama, which also stars her actor-husband Daniel Day-Lewis.
"...that both he and his daughter need a woman’s presence. Not having heard anything about Kathleen prior to her..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

2004 ACL Fest Guide
Everything you need to know
"...denim that made her such a fresh and charming presence when she first popped up from San Marcos some..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Music Feature

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...anymore ["Sour Notes for Robert Rodriguez," Oct. 18]. Their presence and commitment to local talent has been one of..."

Oct. 25, 2002 Column

XXX
"...In truth, the best thing about XXX is the presence of cult actress Asia Argento (daughter of Italian horror..."

Aug. 9, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Letters at 3AM
A proposal for grading high school literature students gauges their “engagement” with the material.
"...on this journey: their writing, their tests/quizzes, and their presence in class. I emphasize presence rather than participation, because..."

April 5, 2002 Column by Michael Ventura

Sidewalks of New York
"...Dawson is a notable exception; she's a remarkable, earthy presence on camera, and she invests her character with a..."

Nov. 30, 2001 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Live Shots
The Barkers
"...He continues to amaze with a dynamic, amiable stage presence and a white-hot band led by his son, Eddie,..."

June 4, 1999 Music Feature

Jesus Gonna Be Here
Johnny Toxic
"...and completely captivating. Up front, Singh is a commanding presence, and she's even better when she sits down to..."

March 26, 1999 Music Feature

Hope Floats
"...handsome couple. Individually, each of them has an ingratiating presence; together, they create a near irresistible force. Yet no..."

May 29, 1998 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Never-Ending Story
Independent? Chain? The Bookstore Dilemma
"...anywhere else but downtown" because "downtown needs a book presence," a presence, as far as numbers are concerned, of..."

Jan. 30, 1998 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Where's the Fire?
Live Music Venues vs. the Fire Marshal
"...L.A.'s New Times mention the Austin Fire Department?" The presence of the boys in red was certainly hard not..."

May 30, 1997 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Day Labors - Night Falls
Austin's Day Labor Site Attracts Drugs, Criminals
"...Most area merchants don't mind the laborers' presence, as it turns out. A representative from the nearby..."

Aug. 30, 1996 News Feature

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