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'Skate! A Night at the Rink'
Forklift's skating party disguised as a modern dance show returns to the rink
"...So it is with Skate! A Night at the Rink, Forklift Danceworks' roller-skating party disguised as a modern dance..."

March 6, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Adventures in Journalism: Let’s Go to the Roller Derby!
"...finally settled after last Saturday’s (Dec. 2) important flat-track Roller Derby match between the hometown Texas Rollergirls Texecutioners and..."

Dec. 10, 2006 Sports Post by John Razook

One in a Crowd: "The Rink"
Get groovy on wheels by crowdfunding this horror short
"...Horror short "The Rink"..."

May 3, 2019 Screens Column by Richard Whittaker

Roller Derby Update 1/16/11
Local leagues prep for big seasons
"...on your gaskets and tighten your bearings: The 2011 Roller Derby season is bearing down like an enraged pack...."

Jan. 16, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

'Skate! A Night at the Rink': Heaven on Wheels
Choreographer Allison Orr liked the moves she saw at the rink so much, she invited local skaters to dance
"...with Austin firefighters and Venetian gondoliers, with infants in strollers and women over 60, with dogs and the people..."

July 18, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Netflix's Home Game Catches Austin Roller Derby on the Track
TXRD rolls onto the unconventional sports show
"...Roller Derby. The sport revived, re-created, and unleashed out of..."

July 10, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Roller Derby Update 12/12/10
TXRG wants rec leaguers and refs
"...Wii games, oh my. The preparations for the Texas Rollergirls' 2011 season have undoubtedly begun...."

Dec. 12, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Wicked smart examination of black kids in modern Atlanta features talented young actors navigating the circuitous path to adulthood while spending their downtime at the local roller rink.
" adulthood while spending their downtime at the local roller rink – didn't we already see this six months..."

March 31, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Skate the Rainbow
Gay Night at the Roller Rink Brings the Eighties Home
"...Strangely, I had just been reminiscing about how roller rinks were never very fun, but rather, extremely stressful...."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Verushka Gray

" a virtuoso demonstration of cutting technique during a roller-rink sequence) and Charlie Sexton doing Gene Vincent. Viscerally, Rodriguez..."

July 22, 1994 Movie Review by Louis Black

A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star! You are a muse on eight wheels! You are roller skating!
"...boys, there are blowing fans, and you are a roller-skating goddess...."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Sarah Hepola

Skate Listings
"...Skate ParksINTELLECT ROLLERS REALM Turn off the Sega, and grab yourself a..."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Shadrock Roberts

Whip It
Drew Barrymore makes her directing debut with this Austin-set story about the modern age of roller girls.
"...that got away.” Based on a screenplay about women’s Roller Derby by former Austinite Shauna Cross, Whip It was..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Skate! A Night at the Rink
Forklift Danceworks' latest was a big wet kiss to the communal joys of roller-skating
"...Skate! A Night at the Rink..."

Aug. 1, 2008 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Electric Skaterland
Austin births a Roller Derby renaissance
"...The worst sound in Roller Derby is silence...."

Nov. 27, 2009 Sports Feature by Richard Whittaker

Queens of Pain Shows Commitment to the Sport
For the love of Roller Derby
"...skating and filmmaking, balance is everything. That's why former rollergirl Cassie Hay asked her non-skating sister, Amy Winston, to..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Summer Fun on Wheels
"...the school day, and time to explore. The skating rink was the stage for so many rites of passage...."

May 11, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Help a Derby Baby Find an ATX Home
Nine hours to get new Roller Derby doc to Austin
"...It may not be the first Roller Derby documentary, but Derby, Baby! has taken the sport's..."

May 22, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: And the Winner Is ...
What we think about when we think about endorsing
"...doing it by the gross and in a literal roller rink with roller-rink acoustics somewhat undermined the effort. Perhaps..."

Feb. 12, 2010 News Column by Michael King

The Ice Harvest
Instead of an action comedy that’s as slick as ice, Harold Ramis’ sardonic new comedy is more like an uncongealed river of slush.
" Wichita has turned the roads into a giant roller rink, and the two have decided to put off..."

Nov. 25, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Joe the King
"...though it may be. A scene at the local roller rink, during which Joe is asked to dance by..."

Nov. 19, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

His Name Was Gary Poulter
Meet the homeless man who became a movie star
"...driving almost to Beaumont with stops at every Walmart, roller rink, and youth correctional facility along the way. They..."

April 11, 2014 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

Cabaret'd Away
Events hosted by Allgo and Colorful Women make Saturday spin
" to boot. Like a cowboy boot but on roller-skates, Austin's Colorful Women Entertainment will host their first event...."

Oct. 24, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

'Derby Baby' Growing Up in Public
New doc tracks the complex adolescence of Roller Derby
"...And for Dave Wruck and Robin Bond, creators of Roller Derby doc Derby Baby: A Story of Love, Addiction..."

Jan. 6, 2013 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

First Playland, Now the World
Texecutioners finish out 2010 home season
"...It was the win the Texas Rollergirls needed: A 209-35 defeat of home-state rivals the Dallas..."

Aug. 25, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
" so young, they've clearly never been to a roller rink. Else how could they so shamelessly pen such..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Making VR Look Good
Local personalities show you how to rock those awkward headsets
"...Jeff, and many others 4,000-strong record collection Playing Indian Roller on Friday, March 18..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Power to the People
Cue the linemen! 'Trash Project' choreographer Allison Orr is making Austin Energy dance
"...aren't trained in the art form – firefighters, gondoliers, roller skaters, orchestra conductors, Elvis impersonators, traffic cops, et al...."

Sept. 20, 2013 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Revolution Rock
At the crossroads of the Clash and the great state of Austin, Texas.
"...I use the pre-dawn hours to drink coffee, get caught up on cable news, and generally..."

Jan. 17, 2003 Music Feature

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth
What we’re spending time with
"...first wife Vivian Liberto, whom he met at a roller rink in San Antonio. French drama Le Choc du..."

May 1, 2020 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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