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The pretty pieces don't all fit in this jigsaw-solving drama
"...discovers she has an aptitude for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles, and the revelation of her special talent gradually frees..."

Aug. 24, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Council: Downtown Puzzle or Rubik’s Cube?
Dais division brewing over hotel tax spending, tourism industry
"...hoping he can salvage funding for an ambitious “Downtown Puzzle” solution despite doubts from his colleagues...."

Aug. 28, 2017 News Post by Michael King

Chinese Puzzle
A large extended family becomes the natural, yet sometimes awkward outgrowth of modern-day relationships In this romantic piece from France.
"...Chinese Puzzle is a charming, rambling, modern romantic comedy that is..."

May 30, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

Putting Together the Downtown Puzzle
A closer look at Mayor Adler’s proposals to solve (and pay for) Downtown conundrums
"...working metaphor for the project – rather than a "Puzzle" – might be a "Rube Gold­berg." But if he..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Point Austin: About That Puzzle
Council seeks consensus on a still-hatching Downtown project
"...wing ("Visit Austin") would effectively torpedo his pending "Downtown Puzzle" – a complex proposition (postponed to Sept. 28) that..."

Sept. 8, 2017 News Column by Michael King

Unlocking the Joys of Austin’s Puzzle Rooms
Escape rooms bring the solitary diversions to life
"...mission: to find clues and solve a series of puzzles that lead you to the key that allows you..."

July 29, 2016 Arts Feature by Marc Majcher

Downtown Puzzle: It Ain’t Solved Yet
Can the mayor make the pieces fit together?
"...Although it only hit the headlines this fall, the "Puzzle" – Mayor Steve Adler's name for a multipurpose approach..."

Dec. 29, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Downtown Puzzle: HOT History
Projects under consideration for the historic preservation “funding bucket”
"...Another aspect of the Downtown Puzzle specifically targets "historic preservation," e.g., historic sites or potential..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Kickstart Your Weekend With Puzzle Football
Part Time Evil puts a sporting spin on Bejeweled
" Part Time Evil also set up shop with Puzzle Football: Quest of the Gridiron, which is still in..."

Nov. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Downtown Puzzle: Dell Seton’s Innovation Station
Goodbye to Brackenridge, hello to ...?
"...the street. While not a core piece in Adler's Puzzle, construction on Brack's campus will inevitably impact – and..."

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Downtown Puzzle: Convention Epi-Center
Is expanding the Convention Center a smart investment?

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Downtown Puzzle: Waller Creek’s Chain of Parks
What’s happened already with the ambitious park and trail project, and what might happen next

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Robyn Ross

Downtown Puzzle: ARCH Support
Can the mayor’s plan generate millions for homeless services and permanent housing?

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Downtown Puzzle: Live on Red River
Mayor’s plan envisions a brighter future for Downtown clubs

Sept. 22, 2017 News Feature by Kevin Curtin

Public Notice: The Planning Puzzle
Music venues, hospitals, and neighborhood plans
", each reflecting a different facet of the planning puzzle...."

Jan. 13, 2017 News Column by Nick Barbaro

Another Piece in the Perplexing Puzzle
"...of death as just another piece of this perplexing puzzle, but lately my ghosts are complaining of overcrowding. Thanks..."

June 29, 2006 Postmarks

What About a 'Chronicle' Crossword Puzzle?
"...Might I suggest a "Page Eight" type of crossword puzzle? Please. Be as Sunday-New-York-Times pretentious as you want, just..."

Jan. 5, 2005 Postmarks

Two Guys, a Girl, and a Puzzle Piece
UT grad Mark Duplass returns to Austin with director Charlie McDowell and their elusive take on the indie rom-com

Aug. 29, 2014 Screens Feature by William Goss

Page Two: Proposition Puzzle
A series of shapes that all fit together, although not like jigsaw pieces

Oct. 31, 2008 Column by Louis Black


Dec. 27, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A documentary about crossword puzzles and their ardent fans, with specific focus on the daily puzzles in The New York Times; their editor, Will Shortz; and the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament.
"...see him here in Wordplay, a documentary about crossword puzzles and their ardent fans, with specific focus on the..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Council: A Toy Store Full of Puzzles
The mayor’s Downtown Puzzle proposal returns to Council this week
"...proposal is the return of Mayor Steve Adler's "Downtown Puzzle" resolution, postponed from the contentious Aug. 31 meeting, where..."

Sept. 29, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Council Moves on Convention Center Plans
The 24-page resolution brings together many of the moving parts from last summer’s “Downtown Puzzle
"...together many of the moving parts of the "Downtown Puzzle" that occupied Council's attention last summer. Highlights include:..."

May 31, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Council: Heating Up the HOT Tax
Mayor moves to defend his solutions to the “Downtown Puzzle
"...question was the potential fate of the mayor's "Downtown Puzzle," a multi-pronged, still-developing initiative to raise the Hotel Occupancy..."

Sept. 1, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Arlo & Julie
Steve Mims concocts a mischievous story about a happy, if rudderless Austin couple
"...and Julie (Spillers), whose lives are upended when a puzzle piece arrives in the mail with no note or..."

May 8, 2015 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

All About Steve
Sandra Bullock plays it kooky in this romantic comedy in which she stalks a CNN cameraman (Bradley Cooper) with whom she's smitten.
"...– and frequently that is very, very wrong. A crossword-puzzle constructor living with her parents in Sacramento, Calif., Mary..."

Sept. 11, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

"...issue of French Vogue), as well as its anything-but-random, puzzle-box emotional schematics, may be a hard sell stateside. The..."

Jan. 24, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Mayor Muses 2017 Goals
"Downtown puzzle," music initiative among his priorities
"...a lengthy memo titled "Possible solution to the downtown puzzle," listing roughly a dozen possible approaches to various problems..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

This Old House
Sam Houston and the historic jigsaw puzzle of Boggy Creek Farm
"...information like so many pieces of a historical jigsaw puzzle. They discovered that the original 50 acres were purchased..."

Dec. 23, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Nicole Kidman's grimy noir mistakes grit for intrigue
"...Hay and Matt Manfredi is structured like a curious puzzle as it chronologically switches back and forth between Bell’s..."

Jan. 11, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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