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Emory & Young Not Conservative
"...& Young is like attaching the label "stagnant" to Barton Creek. Both labels are incorrect...."

May 16, 1997 Column

Kevin Curtin's Top 100 Austin Albums of 2020
Why stop at 10 when 10 times that still only scratches the surface of year-topping ATX releases?
"...and yet ... several hundred albums emerged from Austin artists in 2020. One of COVID-19's undisputed truths is that..."

Dec. 18, 2020 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Checking In: Johnny Nicholas Moans in the Moonlight
Venerable Hill Country bluesman digs into Cherry Springs
"...music for the soul, as well as doing our part to help keep the economy afloat. [Hilltop Cafe] also..."

Oct. 28, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Levitation Review: Electric Wizard, Russian Circles, the Well
Doom for the ages
"...a DMZ, the band gave a primer in the art of doom metal, obscuring its drugs- and hate-obsessions with..."

April 28, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Playback: Walter Tragert Rises Up Singin’
Musician with MS finds hope in a songbook, Margaret Moser passes, and last shots at Bull McCabe's
"..."It's a heartbreaking irony of life," admits Tragert. "I found that job..."

Sept. 1, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Panel: Kesha
“I’m not going to let hate win”
"...the conversation strayed off-topic at times, it proved a heartfelt and down-to-earth hour. She posited celebrity as a byproduct..."

March 15, 2017 SXSW Post by Sarah Marloff

The Last Painting of Sara de Vos
by Dominic Smith
"...What do they lay closest to the canvas and farthest from prying eyes? Then there is the slavish devotion..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Rosalind Faires

ACL Interview: Parquet Courts
11:30am, Bud Light stage
"...ample-but-equal amounts of finger-popping familiarity and just-baked freshness. The quartet's second album ably conjures the canvas-slashing spirit of vintage..."

Oct. 4, 2013 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Headlines
"...to do on the lengthy agenda, including several city charter amendments, a public hearing on the November bond package,..."

Aug. 3, 2012 News Feature

Neighborhoods, Schools, and Budgets
Austin ISD's looming financial crisis is a statewide story
"...collapsed into a $27 billion hole – and AISD started bracing to absorb its share of the abyss. And..."

Feb. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Rent
A Broadway-quality staging of the popular rock musical with energy to spare
"...to produce a coherent whole. Steakley, Zach's longtime producing artistic director, has both the means and the wherewithal to..."

Oct. 8, 2010 Arts Review by Barry Pineo

Joystick Junkies Unite
Pixelated panels and tourneys with no save point in sight
"...spend 40 hours shooting impeccably rendered aliens to be part of the club. Now is your chance to spend..."

Sept. 24, 2010 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Forgotten Radical
Thornton's plays are Wilder than you might remember
"...George Gibbs and Emily Webb may play a prominent part in the story. But as for the rest, well,..."

Nov. 20, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Department of Angels
A bureaucratic heaven, as envisioned by a couple of charming clowns, is sweet
"...Department of Angels..."

July 3, 2009 Arts Review by Jonelle Seitz

Motherland
"...and bonding. Through feeding, playing with, and dancing with starving, disabled, and orphaned children, the women learn the art..."

March 20, 2009 Screens Feature by Melanie Haupt

Saturday Sleepers
"...a little musical influence from John Darnielle. The Amsterdam quartet's 2007 debut, Footnotes (Excelsior), weaves quirky, detailed narratives through..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature

Saturday Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
"...of their Moby Dick-inspired Leviathan in 2004. The Atlanta-based quartet then inked a deal with Warner Bros. and crafted..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk
Shostakovich's 'Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk' burns with violent passions and dark deeds, and Austin Lyric Opera brings this torrid tale to blazing life
"...The bored bride, stifled inside a loveless marriage and starving sexually, finds her inner fires stoked by a strapping..."

Jan. 13, 2006 Arts Review by Robert Faires

Luv Doc Recommends: Rude Mechanicals' Black Eye Ball
The Off Center, Saturday, August 20, 2005
"...biker bar in Baytown instead of a trendy performance art warehouse in East Austin. You’ll find colorful people in..."

Aug. 19, 2005 Column by The Luv Doc

One Holiday, Two Gifts, 100 Years
Dan Welcher's pair of Yuletide operas shows what a difference a century makes
"...Woodruff and set in the same New York City apartment as Della's Gift but 100 years later, when two..."

April 22, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pop Rocks
Making music in mecca for parents and children alike
"...surfaced: I just so happened to book a few artists with kids. After talking to a lot of people,..."

June 18, 2004 Music Feature by Melanie Haupt

Luv Doc Recommends: Salvage Vanguard Labor Party
Tillery Street Theater, Saturday, August 16, 2003
"...exception being Leslie Cochran, who is arguably Austin’s longest-running performance-art piece). No doubt a need for attention is an..."

Aug. 15, 2003 Column by The Luv Doc

Do Shepherds Dream of Digital Sheep?
2178: A digital-music dystopia
"...was a savage era, as the whirlwind of science, art, and culture that had accrued over so many years..."

Aug. 8, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

After a Fashion
… Wherein we listen to a new DJ, see Stephen's new 'do and wok, don't run, for some late night Chinese. Join us?
"...Bob Emerson, insisted that I join him, the charming Stuart Seaver, who always has the fun gossip, and another..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

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Our own little Gaza Strip, and the Halloween (Gas) Mask is taken to task.
"...You have published an inflammatory, biased, manipulative article. "From Bethlehem to Austin" [Oct. 19] is writing stockpiled..."

Nov. 2, 2001 Column

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The people want to know: who, precisely, was Bruce Barton quoting?
"...Re Bruce Barton, you mentioned he was director of our now inactive..."

Aug. 24, 2001 Column

Cinema of the Americas
A Festival of Latino Films Showcases New Visions of an Old and Resurging Culture
"...you see the United States first. Right at the heart of the page, it reaches out with its immensity..."

April 13, 2001 Screens Feature by David Garza

The Spiders Sex Is Thicker Than Blood (Unscene)
"...Crüe's Too Fast for Love -- the San Marcos quartet places the riff above all else, as well they..."

Nov. 24, 2000 Music Review by Christopher Gray

Home for Heroes (and Others)
Transforming the storefront at 617 Congress into The Hideout, a multilevel arts venue, has been a learning process for proprietors Shana Merlin and Sean Hill. But after $250,000 of investment, the developer's dance of securing permits, and many hours of hard labor, they have created one of Austin's most user-friendly theatre spaces.
"...theatre for opening earlier this year, turned up such artifacts as tin cans of beer, newspapers from the 1950s,..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Arts Feature by Phil West

Everyone's a Critic
The theatre community sounds off on critics as artists.
"...co-produced and directed Twelfth Night, is also the Chronicle's Arts editor...."

July 28, 2000 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

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