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Tough Enough
Whip It director Drew Barrymore and scribe Shauna Cross roll with the punches
"...Detroit. But whatever the location, scriptwriter and derby player Shauna Cross said, "It's a total love letter to Austin"..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Whip It
Drew Barrymore makes her directing debut with this Austin-set story about the modern age of roller girls.
"...a screenplay about women’s Roller Derby by former Austinite Shauna Cross, Whip It was filmed in the extremely tax-incentive-friendly..."

Oct. 2, 2009 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Film News
We're No. 1! We're No. 1!
"...The Wackness, got the Sundance dramatic feature audience award. Shauna Cross' dreams: a book, a Page, a Barrymore..."

Feb. 1, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Bad Santa 2
A tired sequel that's more offensive than transgressive
"...a screenplay by first-timer Johnny Rosenthal and Whip It’s Shauna Cross, for a resulting product that overdoses on raunch..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

If I Stay
A mixture of hollow heartache and honest feelings mark this teen drama that stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a cello prodigy caught in medical limbo between life and death.
"...the hazy alt-rock soundtrack and sappy flashbacks while writer Shauna Cross (the underrated Whip It) ensures that Mia has..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

What To Expect When You're Expecting
The gamut of the modern babymaking experience is explored by a small batallion of entertainers.
"...but co-writers Heather Hach (Freaky Friday) and Austin native Shauna Cross (Whip It) persuasively retune the film in its..."

May 18, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Northern Exposures
Reflections on the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
"...received widespread acclaim in Toronto and opens in October across the country; and A Single Man is the directing..."

Sept. 25, 2009 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Film News
'Film News' counts down its Top 10 Austin film stories of 2008
"...It! in Austin. The Austin-set film was written by Shauna Cross, who grew up in Austin, and deals with..."

Jan. 2, 2009 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Austin Film Festival Announces Preliminary Lineup
Slumdog Millionaire, Synedoche, New York confirmed
"...of the Caribbean), Robert Townsend (Hollywood Shuffle), and writer/rollergirl Shauna Cross aka Maggie Mayhem, whose novel Derby Girl, rechristened..."

Sept. 20, 2008 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Film News
The locally shot Kings of the Evening screens at the Highland
"...Roller Derby film Whip It!, written by Austin native Shauna Cross (who wrote young-adult novel Derby Girl simultaneously with..."

Sept. 5, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

On Ypsilanti Roller Girls and Inverse Proportions
Continuing the film incentives crusade: Five percent really packs a punch
"...news that Whip It!, the Drew Barrymore-directed adaptation of Shauna Cross' semi-autobiographical novel Derby Girl – about a teenager..."

July 11, 2008 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

All the Ladies in the House
Kirsten Smith and Shauna Cross whip up some good old-fashioned girl power
"...to Creation panel, in which screenwriter (and UT alum) Shauna Cross discussed the process of turning her YA rollergirl..."

Oct. 18, 2008 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

A Derby Decade
A landmark anniversary for Roller Derby
"...Austin winner Melissa Joulwan and no Derby Girl by Shauna Cross...."

Jan. 21, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Roller Derby Update: 9/18/10
Lonestars finish the season, Texies pack their travel bags
"...(read our interview with director Drew Barrymore and writer Shauna Cross here.)..."

Sept. 18, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

East Coast/West Coast Smackdown, Lit Edition
Local screenwriter/novelists dish on L.A. versus NYC
"...the Alamo), Owen Egerton (Marshall Hollenzer Is Driving), and Shauna Cross (who adapted her own YA novel, Derby Girl..."

Feb. 12, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

Film News
Whip It? More like a 'Blew It': Drew Barrymore pic finds better incentives in Michigan
"...who has been courting the Austin-set film written by Shauna Cross, who grew up in Austin, and dealing with..."

June 6, 2008 Screens Column by Joe O'Connell

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...officer-organized event in December 2004, after which APD Cmdr. Shauna Jacobson and her husband, retired Detective Malcolm "Kurt" Jacobson,..."

Jan. 13, 2006 News Feature

Standing Rock Pipeline Protests Bring New Life to Old Struggles
“It’s about all of us”
"...their own concerns for clean air and fresh water across Texas and Mexico in the now months-long struggle far..."

Sept. 30, 2016 News Feature by Greg Harman

Playback: And the Award Goes To ...
The Grammys went bust, but their local equivalent – the 34th annual Austin Music Awards – just dropped its star-studded lineup
"...submerged into the couch and stared at my television, cross-eyed and drooling, as the three horsemen of music's apocalypse..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

DVDanger: Identity Crisis
The Double, Filth, and Moebius melt minds
"...narratives, there always comes a point when their paths cross, when the alter ego becomes the ego, and Eisenberg's..."

Aug. 30, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback
Christmas wishes for the local set
"...a custom stage under the acoustic considerations of Christopher Cross engineer Chet Himes, who also designed its speaker system...."

Dec. 20, 2013 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Yes Yes: Sundance Announces 2014 Class
Austinites a-plenty in Competition and NEXT slates
".../ U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Kat Candler) — When motocross and heavy metal obsessed, 13-year-old Jacob's delinquent behavior forces..."

Dec. 4, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...do not have to pay it. You can simply cross it out and note your decision on the bill..."

Dec. 9, 2005 Column

The Night Doug Sahm Died
"...after I lay down, the phone rang. It was Shauna, who works at the Iron Works barbecue, and she..."

Dec. 1, 2000 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Postmarks
Libertarians Say No to Doggett
"...the potential for terrorism of an un-policable 1,000-mile-long firebomb across our state? It boggles the mind and sets the..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Column

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