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DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays, Part 1
Vintage re-releases for unseasonal scares
"...draw on the ghosts with nothing to do with Christmas past...."

Dec. 16, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Arrival
Introspective sci-fi drama packs a punch.
"...Starring: Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mark O’Brien and Tzi Ma...."

Nov. 11, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

DVD Watch: 'Hill Street Blues'
An aural history of the cop show that changed TV
"...Before NYPD Blue. On January 15, 1981, a cop drama called Hill Street Blues aired to low ratings on..."

April 29, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Announces First Band Cull
Some 10% of total acts showcasing March 11-16
"...Twenty-seven locals dot the March 11-16 landscape, including Raina Rose, Penny & Sparrow, Boyfrndz,..."

Oct. 16, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW 2013 Round Two: More Bands Announced
Big year for Bogota bands with a heavy playlist from Colombia
"...Japan (yay Japan Nite!), 10 bands from Colombia, Ghana, Mali, the UK, and all points pointed at...."

Dec. 5, 2012 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

Moscow Now, Here
The New Russian Drama Festival opens a hotline to the culture of Russia today
"...fair elections. Two weeks later, protesters formed a 10-mile human chain around the city to demonstrate their desire to..."

March 9, 2012 Arts Feature by Dan Solomon

Hillcountry Underbelly
You can feel Elizabeth Doss' new play rising from deep in her past and this land
"...The Yard at the Vortex, 2307 Manor Rd., 478-5282..."

Aug. 19, 2011 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Point Austin: Have You Heard the Dish?
The ambivalent state of political journalism
"...and Life of American Journalism in the same week Mark Halperin and John Heilemann visited Austin to flog Game..."

March 12, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Shock and Awesomeness
Stephen Romano puts the movies in his mind down on paper in his fake-history coffeetable book, Shock Festival
"...splashes a never-ending wash of gloriously eclectic 42nd Street cinematic deviancy onto a shabby, stained screen. The chain-beating sequence..."

Oct. 24, 2008 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Wednesday Sleepers
The 'Chronicle' says see these SXSW acts directly afterwards
"...without sacrificing its strong southern roots. The L.A.-based soul man is a left-handed guitar slinger but also put in..."

March 9, 2007 Music Feature

The LCRA Moves to Turn on the Tap
Future of Hill Country waits on Authority's decisions on water plan
"...us knowledge and wisdom and understanding, that we might make good and godly decisions that will bless our customers..."

Dec. 3, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

SXSW Picks & Sleepers
Blurbing SXSW 04 music – Wednesday only
"...times subject to change. Please check www.sxsw.com. Rhymesayers8pm-2am, Emo's Main Minneapolis-based hip-hop powerhouse Rhymesayers has been racking up the..."

March 12, 2004 Music Feature

Rediscovered Roots
Wild Ginger, the reincarnation of Formosa, takes another chance at Chinese
"...the restaurant's lease because it served meat (see "Food-o-File," May 18, 2001, austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2001-05-18/food_foodofile.html ). But serendipity raises its punkin'..."

July 26, 2002 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Brave New Web
In the wake of Sept. 11 and the hard-line USA Act, the Internet has become a very unfriendly place for hackers.
"...of people who classify themselves as hackers, ranging from mild-mannered, law-abiding programming geeks to credit card thieves with organized-crime..."

Dec. 14, 2001 Screens Feature by Michael Connor

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...for Tony," Dec. 8] was filled with really important information, especially about a possible chief executive of the State..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Column

The Grissom Gang
The Grissom Gang is a good afternoon's crime film.
"...The Grissom GangD: Robert Aldrich (1971); with Ralph Waite, Wesley Addy, Kim Darby,..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

Postmarks
Post-election political rumblings , and Music Editor Raoul Hernandez takes it on the chin from Nina Simone fans.
"...to be heard in this election. There are too many inconsistencies in this state election to overlook without serious..."

Nov. 10, 2000 Column

Can Tom Zigal Really Say That?
"The truth is, I didn't know a thing about the world of mystery writers and crime publishing," Tom Zigal, the author of three mystery novels, says. Chronicle writer Dick Holland discovers why Zigal might say such a thing and why it may not matter in light of Pariah, Zigal's new installment in the Kurt Muller mystery series.
"...say you have an old friend who you see maybe a dozen times a year and you think you..."

Sept. 17, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Growth Spurt
Nine Shows That Transported Me
"...by Robert Faires..."

Jan. 8, 1999 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Exhibitionism
Raised in Captivity: Family Values
"...with affection -- is the great constant in American drama, and while you'd think the subject would be exhausted..."

Sept. 18, 1998 Arts Review

10 in Focus
Alma
"...In works of documentary cinema, the proximity between subject and audience falls on any..."

March 13, 1998 Screens Feature

Exhibitionism
Tres Proyectos Latinos & Young Latin Artists: Vibrant Dialogue
"...Ya Me Voy by Teodoro Estrada The primal human impulse is to find a mirror. We are..."

July 4, 1997 Arts Review

7 Central Texas Destination Restaurants Worth the Trip
Travel guide-worthy dining and tucked-away spots near Austin
"...courses designed by World Golf Hall of Fame members Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Jack Nicklaus, a new 18-hole..."

May 17, 2019 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

SXSW Music Steps Up Ninth Artist List
Japanese Breakfast, Broken Social Scene, Ambar Lucid and 154 others
"...conference: Philly mood folk act Strand of Oaks, busy beat-maker Shigeto, ex-Black Lips and Diamond Rugs singer/guitarist (Ian) Saint..."

Feb. 21, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Pet Sematary Remake to Close SXSW Film
Midnighters, Festival Favorites, plus shorts all announced
"...the beginning, horror at the end: After SXSW Film (March 8-17) announced that Jordan Peele's eagerly awaited doppelganger chiller..."

Feb. 6, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Unloads Fourth Artist List
Quin NFN, Cayucas, Gabriella Cohen, and 128 more
"...supersized artist announcements, South by Southwest now shifts to smaller weekly band lists leading up to the music conference,..."

Jan. 17, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Ballad of Townes & Blaze
The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
"...The jigsaw of geography in filmmaking is such that one day during the making of..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Sybil Rosen

The Border Patrol Myth
The most dangerous policing job? Not so.
"...to the chances of dying while doing law enforcement, many people think that being a Border Patrol agent is..."

March 9, 2018 News Feature by Debbie Nathan

Sink Into Sirk This May
Alamo screens "Majestic Tears: The Melodramas of Douglas Sirk"
"...That’s Douglas Sirk, the German émigré film director who made stirring and sumptuous mid-century..."

May 1, 2017 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW Unloads Headliners
Avett Brothers, Weezer, Wu-Tang Clan plus 134 more
"...Also added to the Mar. 10-19 docket are re-trending space-pop vets Grandaddy, jangle rock..."

Feb. 24, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

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