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I, Tonya
Belated biopic redress for America's skating punchline
"...Directed by: Craig Gillespie. Starring: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson, Paul Walter Hauser, Bobby Cannavale,..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Many Truths of I, Tonya
Sebastian Stan and Steven Rogers on unreliable narrators and figure skating's most controversial figure
"...all away when she had some heavies break the kneecaps of her archrival, Nancy Kerrigan, on the eve of..."

Jan. 5, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Linklater/Hawke/Black: The Complete Transcript
"...Ethan: My knee-jerk answer to that is I started professionally acting when..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature

Stomped Out
As Sheffield's case awaits trial, he still wonders why CLEAT took such drastic action against him
"...That would have been Art Acevedo's less winsome predecessor, Stan Knee. But as president of the Austin Police Association,..."

Oct. 16, 2015 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Headline Return of APD Officer Scott Glasgow
Officer involved in the shooting of Caraway shot and killed Jessie Owens in 2003
"...involvement in that shooting, a punishment that then-Police Chief Stan Knee considered not for the shooting itself, but for..."

Sept. 19, 2014 News Feature by Chase Hoffberger

APD's Sleep Disorder
The APD praised a longtime officer – until she claimed a disability
"...when she left patrol for nuisance abatement after her knee injury. "I have supervised Ofc. Lynch for approximately 11..."

Aug. 24, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Trying To Fix the World
Five-year review of APD Chief Art Acevedo
"...not write out a speech. A few hours later, standing before the collected mourners, Acevedo breathed deeply before launching..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Jordan Smith

DOJ Closes Police Inquiry
APD needs to close 'gaps in use-of-force reports'
"...groups updated their complaint in 2005 to include the circumstances of the Midtown Live nightclub fire, which sparked APD's..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Dislocated Knee..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature

Cutting on the Bias
Is Christopher Dunn APD's designated fall guy ... or a potential domino?
"...colleagues to ignore asking Quintana certain questions suggested by Assistant City Attorney Mike Cronig, because the answers could give..."

April 30, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Point Austin: The Chief Considers His Options
Dallas' recruitment of Art Acevedo deals him a very strong hand
"...Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle. Three candidates are DPD assistant chiefs; the other two are currently chiefs in Louisville,..."

April 2, 2010 News Column by Michael King

Ten Seconds to Death
What we know – so far – about the police shooting of Nathaniel Sanders II
"...there while he woke the two passengers. (Crucially, although standard rules of procedure required Quintana to activate his in-car..."

Aug. 14, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lee & Carole & Brewster & All of Us ...
Five candidates for mayor jockey to be first among equals
"...less cyclical than consumer-driver computer tech and therefore more resistant to recession. On the stump, he's described himself as..."

May 1, 2009 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

DOJ: 160 Ways Austin Police Can Improve
Department of Justice issues recommendations for improving APD
"...the recommendations, outlined in a 50-page letter of "technical assistance" delivered to city officials late last month...."

Jan. 9, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...sting operation in Southeast Austin in June 2005. Chief Stan Knee fired Schroeder, and the termination was later upheld..."

Dec. 19, 2008 News Feature

City Settles Rocha Case
City approves $1 million settlement for the family of Daniel Rocha
"...operation in Southeast Austin in June 2005. Then Chief Stan Knee fired Schroeder; the termination was later upheld by..."

Dec. 11, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Acevedo Stumbles
Chief Acevedo's firing of Larry Oliver raises questions about unequal treatment at APD
"...the department last year, he promised to bring high standards and an even hand, under which officers in supervisory..."

July 11, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Farewell, Stan Winston
FX guru dies, and a nation reaches fondly for its Pumpkinhead DVD.
"...Just about every film fan has their favorite Stan Winston moment. For me, it was the bit in..."

June 17, 2008 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Police Beat Stories
Shades of Blue
"...1) New Top Cop The search to replace Stan Knee was a marathon – a reality star search..."

Jan. 4, 2008 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Insiders
Meet City Hall's local candidates for city manager
"...the external contenders, the three declared internal candidates – Assistant City Manager Laura Huffman, Aus­tin Energy General Manager Juan..."

Dec. 21, 2007 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Media Watch: Gunga Jenny Meets the November Sweeps
November sweeps news, rumors, and other stuff
"...features from reporter Jenny Hoff, who had traveled to Afghanistan in search of local stories. Her head covered in..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Column by Kevin Brass

Acevedo Was Right to Fire Olsen
"...bomb that, if taken care of properly under Chief Stan Knee, wouldn’t have fallen to Chief Art Acevedo to..."

Dec. 2, 2007 Postmarks

Messy Investigation of a Mess
Did Austin Police Sgt. Michael Olsen use excessive force when he shot and killed 25-year-old Kevin Brown? According to Internal Affairs, the answer is "inconclusive."
"...justified use of force. Based on these "facts and circumstances," Brown wrote, it is his "belief that an independent..."

Nov. 23, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Journey of a Gun
Gun traveled circuitous path to Kevin Brown's hands
"...Brown. After some last-minute wrangling, with Brown and Smith standing at the driver-side window of the Jeep, Cannon reluctantly..."

Oct. 5, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Millionaire Who Would Be Constable
Former APD cop wins lottery, settles brutality lawsuit, and embarks on dream of becoming a ... constable?
"...either officer was acting "reasonably" during the incident, a standard that must be met when seeking the qualified immunity..."

Sept. 28, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Point Austin: No Bill
Grand jury clears APD's Olsen, but questions remain
"...Department of Justice are proceeding with additional inquiries, a standard procedural review from the APD while the DOJ pursues..."

Aug. 17, 2007 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
"...part of the top cop's executive team. Acevedo tapped Assistant Chief David Carter, a 24-year veteran cop (appointed assistant..."

Aug. 10, 2007 News Feature

Beside the Point
Can council seize the reins at City Hall?
"...it took a year to replace former police Chief Stan Knee – now likely ingratiated as thoroughly with Afghanistan's..."

July 20, 2007 News Column by Wells Dunbar

Acevedo Chosen as New Police Chief: Let the sun shine in
City Manager picks Art Acevedo, a California Highway Patrol division chief, to be Austin's next top cop
"...Just more than a year after Austin Police Chief Stan Knee retired his position (to take a job as..."

June 22, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

How Not to Pick a Police Chief
As the search reaches full speed, so do complaints about the process
"...former Chattanooga, Tenn., Chief Jimmie Dotson; and former Milwaukee Assistant Chief Roger Reinke – during a three-hour dinner this..."

June 8, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

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