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"...Ann Warren, James Spader, Jeremy Davies and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Secretary is a testament to the importance of tonality in..."

Oct. 18, 2002 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Blind Spot: Hitler's Secretary
"...recollections and reflections of Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler’s private secretary from 1942 until his suicide in 1945. For close..."

May 16, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Texas Secretary of State Defends Voter Purge Fiasco
Whitley ducks blame during contentious confirmation hearing
"...“voter fraud” fiasco he unleashed across the state, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley doubled down on his defense..."

Feb. 8, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

Theatre en Bloc's The Secretary
Kyle John Schmidt's new comedy takes dead aim at our national gun obsession and hits it with laughs
"...Shirley, the lovable and dotty secretary at the high school, has done did it again...."

March 30, 2018 Arts Review by T. Lynn Mikeska

The Hightower Report: Why in the World Would Trump Tap Perry to Be Energy Secretary?
From twinkle-toed TV hoofer to in charge of our nuclear arsenal
" expertise or experience for the job of energy secretary, but he has beaucoup of both for "doing a..."

Dec. 30, 2016 News Column by Jim Hightower

Secretary of State Roger Williams Resigns
Weatherford car dealer and GOP superfundraiser may be eyeing elected office
"...Secretary of State Roger Williams announced his resignation this week..."

June 13, 2007 News Post by Amy Smith

Texas Secretary of State Gets Schooled on Voting Rights
Meanwhile, a hefty TV ad targets voter suppression bill
"...Texas Secretary of State David Whitley – the frontman of Gov...."

May 17, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Lege Lines: Senate Still Hasn’t Confirmed Texas Secretary of State David Whitley
Architect of recent “voter fraud” fiasco shifts blame to DPS
"...Texas Secretary of State David Whitley was appointed by Gov. Greg..."

Feb. 15, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Secretary and the Reading Rainbow
SXSWedu puts Arne Duncan and LeVar Burton top of the class
"...swinging for the bleachers, with the announcement that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan joins child literacy icon LeVar..."

Jan. 11, 2012 SXSW Post by Richard Whittaker

Thank You, Madam Secretary
Hillary Clinton comes out in support of LGBT

Oct. 20, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Perry Names New Press Staff
Gov. hires old Dewhurst spokesman to head up his communications staff.
"...his outgoing director of communications Robert Black. Deputy press secretary Allison Castle gets a promotion to become his press..."

Aug. 21, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Hitler's final days in the claustrophobic bunker are envisioned by the filmmakers, with an able assist from Bruno Ganz at the Fuhrer.
"...its creepy verisimilitude to the memories of Hitler’s personal secretary, Traudl Junge (Lara), who survived history and was the..."

April 1, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara
Robert S. McNamara, the confounding former secretary of defense during the Vietnam era, may be visionary filmmaker Errol Morris' best interview "get" ever.
"...does. Given all this, Robert S. McNamara, the former secretary of defense under Presidents John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Lovely Freda Responds Discreetly
The Beatles' longtime secretary takes center stage
"...Freda was (and still is) Freda Kelly, the Liverpudlian secretary who took a job when she was just a..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Dear BSG: Am I Gay?
Best Straight Girlfriend shoots straighter than you ever will (NSFW!)
" wife, I fantasize about having sex with my secretary (who's a guy), does that mean I'm gay? signed,..."

May 21, 2010 Qmmunity Post by Claire Harrison

Williams Eyes Senate Run
Former secretary of state announces exploratory committee
"...Chronicle's own Amy Smith over a year ago, former Secretary of State Roger Williams is sniffing around a U.S...."

Dec. 12, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Snake Eyes
"...first 15 minutes or so, in which a controversial Secretary of Defense is assassinated during a boxing match. De..."

Aug. 7, 1998 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Too Many Voters, or Too Few? We'll Know by March!
Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir works with the Texas secretary of state to troubleshoot the “fleeing voter” problem
"...good reason." DeBeauvoir says she's working with the Texas Secretary of State's Office on solutions, which could include either..."

Nov. 29, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

Voter Purge Leader David Whitley Resigns
Embattled SoS calls it quits after discriminatory voter purge
" three separate lawsuits from voting rights groups, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley’s job was in serious jeopardy...."

May 27, 2019 News Post by Mary Tuma

UPDATE: Pressley Files Election Contest
CM Greg Casar responds to Laura Pressley filing
"...confirmed those results, and her complaints filed with the Secretary of State were rejected...."

Jan. 30, 2015 News Post by Michael King

Pete Buttigieg Is Thinking Big
Transportation secretary considers climate change in SXSW keynote
"...Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has ambitious plans. When he..."

March 18, 2021 SXSW Post by Benton Graham

Long Shot
Timely political rom-com finds new common ground for opposites attracting each other
" took them in different directions. She’s the ultra-composed secretary of state, eyeing a run for president, and he’s..."

May 3, 2019 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

More Strong-Arming From Uber and Lyft
President of U.S. Chamber tries to undermine U.S. “Smart City” grant
"...Chamber of Commerce President Amanda Eversole wrote to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, suggesting that Austin’s candidacy for..."

April 24, 2016 News Post by Michael King

SXSWedu: Diane Ravitch Will Take the Stage
Leading testing critic joins Teach for America, NCLB architects
"...Ravitch, tech pioneer Nolan Bushnell, and former US Education Secretary Rod Paige, who implemented No Child Left Behind, all..."

Nov. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Inequality for All
Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich tackles income inequality in this documentary.
"...Robert Reich, noted author and former Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, headlines this documentary..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ides of March
George Clooney's modern morality tale about the ongoing battle between idealism and corruption in the political realm is perfectly cast.
"...the perspective of Stephen Meyers (Ryan Gosling), Morris’ press secretary. The film’s well-thought-out opening scene tell us everything we..."

Oct. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Atom Egoyan's new film is an erotic thriller that stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and the mismatched Amanda Seyfried.
"...has been on full display in such films as Secretary and Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus. The..."

March 26, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Last Station
This nimble movie about Tolstoy's last days stars Christopher Plummer as the author and Helen Mirren as his high-strung wife, Sofya.
"...beginning, Chertkov hand-selects Bulgakov to be the master’s new secretary: There’s a stunning shot in which Bulgakov, a moist-eyed..."

Feb. 12, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Mister Foe
Equal parts sweet and perverse, this Scottish coming-of-age story about a teenage voyeur is unpredictable and compelling and premieres exclusively in Austin.
"...regards as suspicious. His chief suspect is his father's secretary, Verity (Forlani), who married his dad (Hinds) rather quickly..."

Aug. 22, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day
Frances McDormand's Miss Pettigrew is an unemployed nanny who bluffs her way into a job as the "social secretary" for the brain-dead, proto-fashionista, Yank-on-holiday starlet Delysia Lafosse, played by Amy Adams.
"...bluffs her way into a job as the "social secretary" for the brain-dead, proto-fashionista, Yank-on-holiday starlet Delysia Lafosse (Adams,..."

March 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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