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Ransom
"...son is kidnapped, the abductors demand a $2 million ransom, and you're filthy rich. So what do you do?..."

Nov. 8, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ransom Acquires Ruscha
Influential artist who made art of words sends archives to UT
"...the Pop and conceptual art movements, and now the Ransom Center has acquired his archives...."

Nov. 14, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

King's Ransom
A mirthless comedy about venal people doing stupid things.
"...mirthless comedy about venal people doing stupid things, King’s Ransom has little chance of collecting much dough. The film..."

April 29, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ransom Center's Hidden Riches
The UT History department continues their "welcome back" festivities.
"...a look into the resources available at the Harry Ransom Center. “The Ransom Center represents the most important scholarly..."

Feb. 4, 2008 News Post by Matt Martinez

Robert De Niro Joins Harry Ransom Center for a Celebration of Film
Gala and endowment will honor the Heat star
"...Hollywood is coming to the Harry Ransom Center at UT-Austin with the announcement that Robert De..."

June 27, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ransom Center Lands Ondaatje Archive
Author of The English Patient sends papers to UT
"...The Harry Ransom Center has scored another literary coup: the archive of..."

Sept. 26, 2017 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Changing of the Guard at the Ransom Center
Stephen Enniss steps up to take Thomas Staley's post
"...of a century at the helm of the Harry Ransom Center, Thomas F. Staley is stepping down on Aug...."

April 8, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

Game On: Sports Films Hit the Ransom Center
Series pairs with 'Literature in Sport' exhibit
"...The Harry Ransom Center is batting a thousand with its upcoming film..."

June 17, 2013 Screens Post by Russ Espinoza

What Odd Circumstance Joins Austin’s L.B. Deyo With Gabriel García Márquez Even Beyond the Ransom Center’s Newly Revealed Archives?
Maybe it’s, what? Love, in the time of measles?
"...on par with discovering ice, citizen, but UT’s Harry Ransom Center has the archives of Gabriel García Márquez on..."

Feb. 3, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Road to Ransom Center
HRC acquires T.C. Boyle's papers
"...The Harry Ransom Center announced today that it had acquired the archives..."

March 7, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

In Perfect Alignment: The Ransom Center Beat Holdings
"...LBJ Library and Museum as part of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's "From Gutenberg to Gone With the..."

Aug. 3, 2001 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Ransom Center
All 210,000 prints from the Magnum Photos archive are available for public study
"...salivating in February when the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center announced that it would be the new home..."

June 25, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Penfold Theatre Gives Live Readings of Radio Plays in the Ransom Center Archives
The company has dusted off radio adaptations of Shakespeare, Fitzgerald, and Thackeray for the 21st century to hear – live
"...The University of Texas' Ransom Center has, among its vast collections, the Theatre Guild..."

Sept. 3, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Ed Ruscha: Archaeology and Romance" at the Ransom Center
This evocative excavation into the artist's process of creating art and making books reveals the work of art is the completed book itself
"...book Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Ed Ruscha chose the Harry Ransom Center as the home for his personal archives, calling..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.
"...through July 15 at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center, is your chance to learn how this onstage..."

June 8, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Shakespeare in Print and Performance" at the Ransom Center
This exhibition celebrates the Bard with rare artifacts from the Ransom Center's holdings
"...dramatist now than usual. The University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center is among them, using the occasion to spotlight..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Ransom Center
UT acquires the archives of celebrated monologist Spalding Gray
"...acquired by the University of Texas at Austin's Harry Ransom Center. The collection's 90-plus performance notebooks reveal numerous notations..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Harry Ransom Center: They f**king scored the f**king Mamet papers
UT's Ransom Center – which has long held to the motto, 'Always be closing' – has acquired the archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, and director David Mamet
"...The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center – which has long held to..."

April 20, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

"Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World" at the Ransom Center
This survey shows how the photographer captured the culture of his time in ways both compelling and frightening
"...study in narrative, popular culture, and American propaganda, the Ransom Center's "Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World" is a..."

Sept. 30, 2016 Arts Review by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Ransom Riggs Has a Hollow City for You
And he'll tell you all about it at BookPeople tonight … maybe.
"...The bestselling author Ransom Riggs makes a book-tour stop at Austin's favorite bibliotheque..."

Jan. 21, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Harry Ransom Center
The papers of director Peter Masterson and actor Carlin Glynn land at the HRC
"...Miss Mona, have chosen the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center to house their collected documents relating to the..."

Aug. 12, 2011 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Ransom Center
UT's research center lands the archives of the storied Magnum Photos agency
"...for photographic agencies, and now the University of Texas' Ransom Center will be home to more than 60 years'..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Harry Ransom Heads to a Galaxy Far, Far Away
HRC brings former ILM head Thomas G. Smith to Austin
"...The Harry Ransom Center has made some major cinematic acquisitions, but now..."

April 9, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Harry Ransom Center Honors 'All the President's Men'
"...The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, which holds the..."

April 15, 2011 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Harry Ransom Center + David Foster Wallace = <3 4EVER
UT's Harry Ransom Center acquires Infinite Jest author's archive
"...of Texas' heady body of archived culture – the Ransom Center, yes – has glommed onto most everything that..."

March 9, 2010 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Harry Ransom Center to Showcase Mamet
Winter lecture series includes David Mamet and Azar Nafisi
"...The invaluable Harry Ransom Center just released its slate of winter guest lecturers,..."

Jan. 12, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

King's Ransom (discography)

Jan. 20, 2006 Music Feature

Wide-Angle Lens
The Ransom Center captures photography's history with striking breadth and focus
"...study of photography on the planet. With the Harry Ransom Center having made a home for some 5 million..."

Oct. 1, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Let There Be Light
After a $14 million facelift, UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center is letting the light in, literally, through new windows across the front of the structure, and philosophically, through a new mission to give the public more opportunities to see and enjoy its astonishing accumulation of cultural treasures.
"...The new front corners of the Ransom Center exterior are impressive enough for what they are...."

May 16, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Full Arthur Miller Archive Lands at UT
Ransom Center acquires complete papers by The Crucible author
"...him, will reside at the University of Texas' Harry Ransom Center...."

Jan. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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