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L. Shapley Bassen's "Portrait of a Giant Squid"
First Place winner
"...Ray that his newly inherited Portrait of a Giant Squid was as color-saturated and indecipherably abstract as MOMA's except..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Feature by l. Shapley Bassen

Margot at the Wedding
The director of The Squid and the Whale mostly falters in this follow-up film that stars Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Jack Black as casually cruel narcissists.
"...The divorced parents in director/screenwriter Baumbach’s mordantly funny The Squid and the Whale were hardly role models for the..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Movie Review by Steve Davis

How Nice to Be Under the Sea
Kristin Hogan's plushy show drops you into an octopus' garden
"...especially where the Nautilus goes through where all the squid are. Off in the distance, you see a squid..."

May 27, 2016 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Local Art Gifts for Discerning Geeks
Do you know about these three treasures already, Austinite?
"...really cool for yourself or any number of your friends or family, and never mind the damned pigeonholing of..."

Dec. 13, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Think Giftily, Shop Locally: Five Things & More
Do the best presents come from right here in Austin? Check this list!
"...1. There's that Kristin Hogan of Squid Friends, crafting up her stock of plush sea creatures,..."

Nov. 24, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

'This One Summer' Is a Story for All Seasons
Mariko and Jillian Tamaki don't take the trials of girlhood for granted
"...artist, self-proclaimed comics geek, and the creative force behind Squid Friends...."

July 24, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Exclusive: Wu Chow's Second Location Opens May 19
The modern Chinese fave opens its doors just in time for summer
"...Chow would soon open at 38th and Lamar. Well, friends, "soon" is officially Friday, May 19...."

May 8, 2023 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

A Lazy Gourmet's Austin Christmas
Eight dining options to save you from cooking
"...For a more enthusiastic cook, having family and friends over for dinner to celebrate Christmas can be a..."

Dec. 19, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Scott McCloud in Austin with The Sculptor this Weekend
The affable theorist of Understanding Comics waxes all fictional.
"...Inc., Kelly Phillips of Dirty Diamonds, Kristin Hogan of Squid Friends, and a certain Angelica Brenner:..."

Feb. 4, 2015 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Book of the Stars, Stars of the Books
The 2008 Nebula Awards ceremony comes to Austin
"...an issue – the second issue – of Space Squid. And she has a short story that's been nominated..."

April 18, 2008 Books Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

No Noodlin' Around
Sea Dragon Offers an Ocean of Vietnamese Flavors
"...spacious, affordable eatery, including such tidbits as jellyfish, eel, squid, soft-shell crab, and fresh lobster and fish, all adorned..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Food Feature by Patrick Earvolino

Postmarks
My Vote, My Message
"...owner of the kettle came by, and told his friends... "See? If you throw a frog into boiling water,..."

Nov. 1, 1996 Column

Review: Wu Chow
Downtown christens a classic
"...second thought. You pay the bill, you grumble amongst friends, and you never return. But I kept thinking of..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Holes
Adapted from the children’s book by Austin author Louis Sachar, the film features LaBeouf as a teen stuck at a Texas camp for juvenile delinquents.
"...kiddie chain gang with hooligans bearing names like Armpit, Squid, X-Ray, Magnet, and Zero (Thomas). In the book, these..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

A Cook's Tour
You just had to be there: The Chronicle's Mick Vann compasses the cuisine of Thailand, in Bangkok and beyond.
"...Sapachai "Sap" Apisaksari and I became fast friends in the late 1970s, while I was the chef..."

June 28, 2002 Food Feature by Mick Vann

Live Shots
"...by Southwest a couple years ago or the surprise Trent-Reznor-and-friends convergence at CMJ this year. North by Northwest was..."

Oct. 25, 1996 Music Feature

Writing Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror in Austin
How local authors who work beyond the world we know meet, connect, and launch themselves into the business
"...David Chang, editor of the local sci-fi zine Space Squid. Nate Southard, indefatigable creator of some really grisly horror..."

July 14, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The 24th Annual Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
The lowdown on the 2015 submissions, judges, 10 finalists, and the prize-winning stories
"...can't get out of your head. Relatives, bosses, teachers, friends, enemies, yourself, voicing criticism or comfort, desire or regret,..."

Feb. 19, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Clay Pot Buffet
A culinary and cultural treat for Austin
"...sesame-kissed seaweed and mung bean noodle salad, a delectable squid salad with green papaya and black fungus, poached slices..."

July 14, 2006 Food Review by Mick Vann

Hill Country Wine & Food Festival
Spotlighting This Year's Visiting Celebrities
"...a parsley and wine sauce called salsa verde, and squid ink sauce, salsa de chipiron, or pil pil, made..."

April 6, 2001 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

One Dish, Two Dish, Red Dish, Blue Dish
"...Dim Sum has to offer. With everything from Curry Squid to Shrimp Dumplings, Dim Sum is definitely a memorable..."

May 7, 1999 Food Feature

Sophisticated Italian
Fine Dining at the Arboretum
"...elegant, if pricey, affair. On a recent evening, two friends joined me there for the evening meal and our..."

July 5, 1996 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Public Notice
"...for a trunk sale to benefit the local American Friends Service Committee, specifically its Latin American and Caribbean Education..."

May 12, 1995 Column

Fantastic Fest Raises a Smile With First Announcement
The Banshees of Inisherin, V/H/S/99, sharks, and more
"...starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as two old friends who suddenly, and seemingly for no reason, fall out...."

Aug. 16, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Spotting the Rare Cheap Rental
The history and habits of a not-quite-extinct-yet Austin species
"...a dump. "Impossible!" the real estate agents crow. My friends often admired it, some urging me to buy it..."

June 25, 2004 News Feature by Michael Erard

SXSW Film Goes Right to the Moon
Apollo 10 1/2, Sandra Bullock, and more join movie list
"...in this fresh and funny look at backstabbing, fake friends, and one party gone very, very wrong. Cast List:..."

Feb. 2, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Thank You Very Much, Mr. Robata
Claudia Alarcon tells you about dining with all of the senses at a unique Austin Japanese restaurant.
"...food trend from Japan," I recently questioned my Japanese friends on the subject over lunch at Mikado. They informed..."

Sept. 20, 2002 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

Heart of the Orient
"...rice for $3.49), including spicy tofu with Japanese eggplant, squid with watercress and green onion, kingfish steaks with spicy..."

Nov. 13, 1998 Food Feature by Mick Vann

That Old Revival Spirit
Testifying About Movies
"...rain spoiled our swimming plans, my clique of high-school friends found refuge in Channel 11's science fiction feature: The..."

June 13, 1997 Screens Feature

Dear Glutton: Alone for the Holidays
The least sad way to spend Christmas solo
"...time off this year to go home, all my friends are leaving town, and, oh yeah, my girlfriend broke..."

Dec. 23, 2016 Food Column by Emily Beyda

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