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The Bloodthirsty Killers of Circle C
Victims take flight! ... Officials shrug! ... Stealthy predators stalk the suburban streets!
"...air, a tasteful white mansion, in miniature, for the purple martins. The entire yard is designed to draw birds..."

Dec. 9, 2005 News Feature by Rachel Proctor May

To Your Health
Is it true that drinking a lot of liquid with meals dilutes the enzymes needed for digestion?
"...acid by using "acid blockers" (like the much advertised purple pill) prevents us from absorbing nutrients, there is reason..."

Oct. 14, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

To Your Health
Are tannins responsible for the heart-healthy benefits of drinking wine?
"...exclusively in red wine. It is clear now that purple grape juice, as well as purple grapes, contains resveratrol..."

Sept. 23, 2005 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Flowing Over
More with Craig Brewer
"...And then the third thing was Apollonia's breasts in Purple Rain. I'm 33 now, so I must have been..."

July 22, 2005 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

New Trumps Old in Run-Off
Election night is one of disappointment for Place 3 run-off candidate Margot Clarke and her supporters
"...said campaign volunteer Toye Goodson, arms wrapped around Clarke's purple suit jacket, head on Clarke's shoulder, on her way..."

June 17, 2005 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

Down in the Dirt
Salih Williams
"...Big Moe's first two albums, City of Syrup and Purple World, Williams scored his first carnival ride of a..."

May 20, 2005 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Love Is All Around
Tracking Sonny Curtis and his tall, West Texas tales
"...Pity, because that's where Riders of the Purple Sage trail boss Buck Page, Dylan forerunner Ramblin' Jack..."

Oct. 15, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Napoleon Dynamite
Indie film about teenage dork celebrates the youthful underdog.
"...– we’re talking stirrup pants and side ponytails and purple eyeshadow. It’s not pretty. Yet the movie successfully engages..."

June 25, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Soul Plane
Everything is lewd and crude at this mile-high club.
"...hostesses, and the pièce de résistance – a gigantic purple plane decked out with low-rider hydraulics, an on-board disco,..."

May 28, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Page Two
The manufactured debate over Kerry's war record, in light of Bush's privileged nonparticipation, is testament to Republican strategists' sound-bite brilliance
"...a silver star and bronze star medals and 3 purple hearts. Really. That even beats John Wayne's movie war..."

May 21, 2004 Column by Louis Black

Day Trips
Lavender might some day join wildflowers, peaches, and wine as a signature product of the Texas Hill Country
"...of Hill Country Lavender to thank for bringing the purple flower bushes to Texas. About the same time, they..."

May 21, 2004 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Summer Fun
Oh, Galveston
"...GARZA'S KON TIKI It's purple. It's very purple. They turn the disco ball on..."

May 14, 2004 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

After a Fashion
What Stephen watches and where Stephen shops
"...I actually found myself considering a lavender suit with purple lapels and pocket flaps, simply because I'd never seen..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

The King of Cakes
A history of the almighty king cake
"...of festivities for Mardi Gras. Their demand for plastic purple beads is matched only by their hunger for the..."

Feb. 20, 2004 Food Feature by Erin Mosow

Once Upon a Time in Mexico
The third film in Robert Rodriguez’s south-of-the-border action trilogy is a whole lot of movie.
"...and copter shots, drug-cartel heavies in bolo ties and purple-georgette pimp jackets, dramatic cruciform poses, detachable robot arms, bombastic..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

7 & 7 Is
7 & 7 Is
"...tribute to soul men Nathaniel Meyer and Solomon Burke. Purple-heart punk punctuated by Bishop's purple star spangles for Gearhead..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
"...and proud, and her megawatt smile and CGI-enhanced peepers (Purple? Violet? Who knows?) remind you of Godzilla just before..."

June 27, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Day Trips
"...west of Blanco like giant green caterpillars covered with purple hairs. The short bushes with fragrant blooms have become..."

June 20, 2003 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Short Cuts
Festival news from around the globe, as pertaining to Austin's little chunk of it.
"...sunsets at the Oasis into something resembling a giant purple mushroom cloud). On the film front, however, it means..."

May 16, 2003 Screens Column by Marc Savlov

SXSW Picks and Sleepers
"...think Ummagumma-era Pink Floyd with occasional whiffs of Deep Purple and even jazz. (Privilege Patio, l0pm) -- Jerry Renshaw..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature

Denying Marisol
Third Place
"...Tweedy Bird piñata, three boys, real cholo, in a purple lowrider with silver rims that gleamed, an old woman..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Books Feature by Nancy Moser

Dunston Checks in
"...His appearance at the Majestic’s Crystal Ball in a purple tuxedo is a must-see for all Pee-wee Herman fans..."

June 3, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beat Box
Texas Platters
"...A blue world, a red world, and now a Purple World (Wreckshop/Priority), as in the City of Syrup, Houston,..."

May 24, 2002 Music Review by Christopher Coletti

Blues in the Night
Austin Playhouse's production of the musical Blues in the Night pinpoints feelings of love and loss among three women all hurt in love, with singers Jacqui Cross, Janis Stinson, and Melanie Wilkinson blending their three strong voices into a mighty harmony and reclaiming blues music for their sex.
"...through the tables, with a tray of martini glasses. Purple drapes hang to the right and purple tablecloths cover..."

March 29, 2002 Arts Review by Rob Curran

Resident Evil
" All that water and blood, leather and lace, purple and blue scrims all over, curvy, gaping ductwork, organic,..."

March 15, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Disarming Dubya
First-time director Alexandra Pelosi discusses Journeys With George, her surprising and fascinating documentary on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, viewed from the back of the press plane.
"...acknowledges her "stylishness" -- she's the girl with the purple glasses, nails, and wardrobe -- we're treated to a..."

March 8, 2002 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Disarming Dubya
First-time director Alexandra Pelosi discusses Journeys With George, her surprising and fascinating documentary on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign, viewed from the back of the press plane.
"...acknowledges her "stylishness" -- she's the girl with the purple glasses, nails, and wardrobe -- we're treated to a..."

March 1, 2002 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

To Your Health
Where else can a teetotaler get the benefits of red wine?
"...disease. Research indicates that daily consumption of red or purple grape juice protects against the development of and death..."

Jan. 25, 2002 Column by James Heffley, Ph.D.

Best Bites
The Food writers gobble through 2001
"...5. Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Salad: We ate a salad of Cherokee..."

Jan. 4, 2002 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

A Way of Life, Like Any Other
Darcy O'Brien's recently reissued, autobiographical Hollywood novel A Way of Life, Like Any Other is part satire, part insightful coming-of-age tale, and entirely funny.
"...of Thirties movie stars George O'Brien (Riders of the Purple Sage) and Marguerite Churchill (Alibi for Murder), and judging..."

Oct. 19, 2001 Screens Feature by Clay Smith

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