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Two Turntables and a Microphone
Austin's DJ Culture
"...the '97 domestic breakthrough of electronica standard bearers like Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers. As a matter of fact,..."

May 29, 1998 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

What if Superman, but bad?
"...its evil kid (unlike the more supernaturally tinged The Prodigy, which grievously fumbled its possession-by-serial-killer mechanic). Sallow-faced, empty-eyed Brandon..."

May 31, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

This "reality thriller" is a sour cautionary tale about social media.
"...painting is by 8-year-old Abby Pierce, an apparent art prodigy in upstate Michigan, and is sent by her mother,..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Record Reviews

July 25, 1997 Music Review

Short Cuts
Spiking the Internet
"...from pain to Playboy centerfolds, was recently hired by Prodigy to be the new Madonna of the Infobahn. She..."

Dec. 1, 1995 Screens Column

"...MadcowCattle Prodigy (Borg) If you grew up in the aimless suburban..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Music Review by Greg Beets

Manchester Perps
Interview with Chemical Brother Ed Simons.
" need not have vocal hooks (ô la the Prodigy) to hook the masses. A pair of Technics and..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Love and basketball in Queens as a story of Asian-American integration
"...of high school basketball drama Boogie, as surly basketball prodigy Alfred “Boogie” Chin (Takahashi) tries to navigate the rival..."

March 12, 2021 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Two hours with the original Mother of Invention isn't enough
"...“Guitar” Watson and Steve Vai, who became a star prodigy under the Italian hair-and-soul-patch stallion. No one breathes a..."

Nov. 27, 2020 Movie Review by Raoul Hernandez

The Song of Names
Holocaust drama about a missing musical prodigy never finds its rhythm
" to take in and educate his young violin prodigy Dovidl so that the Jewish boy will be safe..."

Jan. 17, 2020 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Sonata
Musical mystery in this Gothic romance
"...combustion) with a missive, a lawyer's instruction to violin prodigy Rose Fisher (Tingley) that her missing father, the reclusive..."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Chef Flynn
New York's young culinary genius is an enfant adorable
"...solid head on his shoulders for a former child prodigy – a label he’s come to deplore even though..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Devil's Candy
Heavy metal and Satanism in a rural Texas town
"...metal machine music, and is something of an art prodigy and all-around Luciferian muse. A trim running time, snipped..."

April 21, 2017 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Paul Cauthen’s Deep Country Gospel
Former Sons of Fathers frontman’s solo debut deals out one of the best country albums of the year
"...national attention behind 2013 sophomore effort Burning Days ("The Prodigy & the Prod­igal," March 29, 2013). Cauthen contends the..."

Nov. 25, 2016 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

SXSW Film Releases Full Feature Lineup
Slate includes everyone from Wes Anderson to the Zellners
"...unlikely trio – a visionary, an engineer, and a prodigy – take personal and professional risks in the race..."

Jan. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Monica Riese

The AggreGAYtor: October 16
What happened today in gay? Here's your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...A gay teen scientist prodigy gets shoved back in the closet for 60 Minutes...."

Oct. 15, 2013 Qmmunity Post

The Karate Kid
The remake of this kids' classic was filmed in China and provides a decent update for a new generation.
" world, Dre immediately starts crushin' on teen violin prodigy Meiying (Han), unaware that this will incur the wrath..."

June 18, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Dark Matter
A Chinese student studying theoretical cosmology in the U.S. also has a lot of dark matter occupying his head, and not even the assistance of faculty wife Meryl Streep can prevent it from taking over.
"...the movies it rarely takes much to turn a prodigy crazy – a piano concerto by Rachmaninoff or the..."

April 18, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Books Gift Guide
A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years
"...A Life of Picasso: The Prodigy, 1881-1906by John Richardson Knopf, 560 pp., $30 (paper) A..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Books Feature by Sofia Resnick

August Rush
August Rush is a rather prosaic, oddly anxious, contemporary take on Oliver Twist, with Robin Williams – in nasty-man twee mode – thrown in for bad measure.
"...this very poorly titled film, he hisses at musical prodigy and soulful orphan August Rush (Highmore), "You're parents aren't..."

Nov. 23, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

This Swiss film tells the story of a child prodigy torn between his parents' desires to further his career and his own need for normalcy.
"...for Oscar consideration is the story of a child prodigy torn between his parents' desires to further his career..."

Aug. 3, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Five Degrees from Beethoven
UT pianist Anton Nel, figuratively descended from a line of teachers beginning with Beethoven
", Leschetizky was introduced to a new student, a prodigy from far away South Africa: Adolph Hallis.Fourth Degree: Adolph..."

Feb. 11, 2005 Music Feature by Graham Reynolds

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...$20, sponsorships available. For info, call 947-6354 or e-mail"

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Fiesta Gardens. For more info, call 947-6354 or e-mail"

Nov. 26, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" 6:40pm. For more info, call 331-8774 or e-mail"

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Short Cuts
Tim League says "blow me!" with his brand-new, German-imported, inflatable screen; plus, The Sixth Sense's Haley Joel Osment may soon be seen on Austin street corners, muttering "I see Texans."
"...enrollment is, as always, limited. Call 416-0389 or e-mail for more information... Varmint Poaching the Acme Way, Vol...."

June 28, 2002 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

Information Wants to Be Worthless
Money was never the most interesting thing about the Internet. Which is a good thing, since now it's gone.
"...their gray flannels and flee headlong to CompuServe and Prodigy. You young folks these days, you probably don't even..."

March 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Bruce Sterling

Royal Jest
Does Wes Anderson's new film, The Royal Tenenbaums, seem familiar? Why not ask David Foster Wallace?
"...of the Incandenza family, Hal Incandenza, is a tennis prodigy...."

Dec. 28, 2001 Screens Feature by Sidney Moody

The Man Who Wasn't There
The story is rife with the Coens' ripe ambivalence, a black seriocomic opera of fouled-up American dreams, and a meditation on ambivalence that is itself often as ambiguous as the emotional meanderings of its protagonist, a small-town barber. The film's black-and-white image processing is stunning.
"...and poor Ed is obsessing over a teenage piano prodigy with an animated sex drive. Of course, it wouldn't..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gray Matter
Milkshake Media's Katherine Jones was trained in medical illustration -- but with her work on Fight Club and The Cell, she got a lesson in Hollywood.
"...feel like this." And with that, he cranked up Prodigy...."

Aug. 18, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

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