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Mirror Mirror
Holding on to the Snow White fairy tale's most tiresome aspects, this iteration has some visual sass but is devoid of wit.
"...resorts to her native American accent when embodying the straight-shooting mirror. As conceived by filmmaker Tarsem Singh (The Fall,..."

April 6, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Breaking News: Primaries This Sunday!
Just when you thought Texas politics couldn't get any weirder
" Congressman Lloyd Doggett. His new-look seat will run straight from Gov. Rick Perry's bedroom in his $10,000-a-month rented..."

March 30, 2012 News Feature by The 'Chronicle' News staff

SXSW Saturday Showcases
Some East (Maybe Mars), some West (UK Trade & Investment), all South by Southwest
"...a breathless mix of proto-techno and futuristic rock that's straight out of Ric Ocasek's 1979, while Bogotá, Colombia, fourpiece..."

March 16, 2012 Music Feature

No. 1 Troublemaker
The guts and the glory (don't forget the gory)
"...for the record, is drenched in gore. He's leaping straight toward me – blades raised, mouth open in a..."

March 2, 2012 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Face Off Recap: The Subtle Blade
Someone gets a dressing down in the latest episode of the Syfy show
"...with the sudden announcement that they were being thrown straight back into the challenge, and forced into self-selecting teams..."

Feb. 21, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Woman in Black
Daniel Radcliffe jumps from Hogwarts to this movie's haunted mansion where he stars as a young widower under siege from a malevolent ghost.
"...on things that go bump in the night than straight-ahead exploits. Creaky sounds, chilling shrieks, and spooky footsteps are..."

Feb. 3, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

'The NFL Beat': You're Fired
A spin around the league’s coaching carousel
"...The Raiders finished 8-8 for the second straight season in 2011, and for the ninth straight season,..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Our Bloody Valentine
Movie makeup artist Matt Valentine reps Austin on SyFy's reality competition show Face Off
" a trailer. "When the time starts, everyone runs straight for their models. Well, I run straight for the..."

Jan. 13, 2012 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

From Rick Perry to Don Rickles: A Hot Cup of Talk With Kathy Griffin
Lez get real with the D-Lister about that Law & Order kiss
"...of reminds me when Queer Eye was on and straight people ended up watching it because it was just..."

Jan. 11, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Smith

Lee Nichols' Top 10 Austin/Texas Craft Beer Happenings
2011 through the eyes of a beer-loving Austinite
"...1) Pro-Brewer Legislation Failed ... Again For the third straight legislative session, microbrewers tried to change Texas' laws forbidding..."

Jan. 6, 2012 Food Feature by Lee Nichols

Toros Celebrate the Holidays With Wins
Hold league-best record
"...led the team in scoring efficiency for the third straight game, scoring 19 points on eight of 11 shooting...."

Dec. 28, 2011 Sports Post by Will Schmidt

Arthur Christmas
The folks at Aardman Animation, who gave us Wallace & Gromit, seve up an instant – and funny – holiday classic.
"...stays at the North Pole while his brother, the ramrod-straight, perfectionistic Steve, oversees the entire operation. It goes perfectly,..."

Nov. 25, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Like Crazy
This is a love story love story about people of a certain age – which is not to be confused with a love story for the ages.
"...finally get a whiff of real confrontation, Doremus cuts straight to some ill-defined but radically different future, where the..."

Nov. 11, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Blood, Sweat & Murder
Redemption for Austin's definitive one-man band? Just don't ask Scott H. Biram what the 'H' stands for.
"...Biram's never walked the straight and narrow, though. He studied the collected songbooks of..."

Oct. 21, 2011 Music Feature by Austin Powell

White Denim
Vinyl Bin
"...You Want" from 2009 transition Fits into the otherwise straight running order of the first half of D, as..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

'The Mozart Project'
Via innovation and homage, Ballet Austin makes new dances from old tunes
"...Austin's The Mozart Project sets out to prove "damn straight, we're good." The ambitious lineup boasts three new works..."

Sept. 30, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

'Trash,' Take Two
Allison Orr takes out the Trash a second – and final – time
" 2009. Brown settles into the black vinyl seat, straight-backed, looking straight ahead with his hands gently placed on..."

Aug. 26, 2011 Arts Feature by Jonelle Seitz

Long Time Coming
New Texas Rollergirls champions close out 2011 season
"...meat-grinder opening to lower expectations.) Even when Vicious headed straight to the box with a major back block, no-one..."

Aug. 8, 2011 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Change-Up
In this body-switcheroo movie, Ryan Reynolds and Jason Bateman star as pals each a little envious of the other's life.
"...youth (Van Wilder, Waiting …), and Bateman, a reliable straight man who here plays a family man and workaholic,..."

Aug. 5, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Cowboys & Aliens
Jon Favreau and company kick up some good Western dust until the film's alien twist comes off like the newest variation on outmoded cowboys-and-Indians stereotypes.
"...this is a purist remodel, meaning it maintains a straight-faced, strict adherence to strong, silent gunslinger types and the..."

July 29, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
This generally appealing romantic comedy is occasionally ungainly, but its sensational cast breezily flicks away most distractions.
" storm, Carell delivers more a dramatic turn than straight-out laughs, although the mere demeanor of his confused everyman..."

July 29, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

In an excerpt from Bobby Whitlock: A Rock 'n' Roll Autobiography, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends sow the seeds of Eric Clapton's Derek & the Dominos
"...for them – ten minutes ago. We all went straight up to Ann and Roger's room, and they were..."

July 15, 2011 Music Feature by Bobby Whitlock

"...doesn't blow its load on solos or "lyrics," jumping straight into the void instead. Opening dose "Cigarette Rabbit" shape-shifts..."

June 17, 2011 Music Review by Audra Schroeder

'An Independent Person'
A Conversation With Randi Shade
"...RS: Yeah, it's straight out of the Nineties playbook. It's one that the..."

June 3, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Analyzing the Texans Draft: Part 2
A look at day two
"...speed at different angles; with Reed, it's pretty much straight-on, all the time. And the downside of his particular..."

May 23, 2011 Sports Post by Barrett Walton

Garrison Brothers Distillery
Garrison Brothers pick up some impressive accolades for the new kid on the block
"...was permitted in late 2007 and their award-winning Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is the only authentic American bourbon whiskey..."

May 13, 2011 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

Bill of the Week
Legal landscape shifts in passage of 'emergency' item
"...The House Republican Caucus leapt into action and went straight to debate on May 7. When Dems sought to..."

May 13, 2011 News Column by Richard Whittaker

Marvel Comics' muscle-bound mook with delusions of demi-godhood is well-played by Chris Hemsworth.
"...Marvel's better big-screen adaptations, although it must be said straight off that the superfluous use of 3-D, which consistently..."

May 6, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pages And Pages of Free Comics
Flicking through this year's Free Comic Book Day comics
"...Justice/Batman: The Brave and the Bold Super Sampler: Plucked straight from the DC Kids line and their own TV..."

May 5, 2011 Books Post by Richard Whittaker

Nolan Ryan vs. Nolan Ryan? Only in Austin
Rangers play Express in exhibition game at the Dell
"...the team.** In the third installment, he’s a mild-mannered straight*** man who has now been divorced six times and..."

March 28, 2011 Sports Post by Will Eidam

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