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Pick a Pecker Peter Pace
Is Peter Pace a pecker? Or does focus on him let the rest of this pervertedly homo-focused admin off the hook?
"...ya know. We don't need something that basically comforts straight men with complexes about their (and others') sexuality. For..."

March 16, 2007 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Thursday Showcase Picks
SXSW Music Fest preview guide
"...diamond-studded harmonica blues and a touch of nervous twitch. Straight outta Tuscon, Ariz., Yuma Territorial Prison Guards dust off..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature

Spotlight: Bobby Patterson
Dallas soulman Bobby Patterson, no blues caddy
"...will follow 2002's Back out Here Again, then a straight-up blues disc, but he wants to get one thing..."

March 16, 2007 Music Feature by Greg Beets

We Have Met the Future, and It Is Us
Film on the Web, part II: the movies
"...grows as a filmmaker, I'm more comfortable doing more straight-up comedy or straight-up romance. On the first two, I..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

The Number 23
Joel Schumacher and Jim Carrey combine their dubious talents to create an even more dubious movie in which a man becomes obsessed with the number 23.
"...are proof that Hollywood is on a big-budget path straight to hell. The other is a rubber-faced clown whose..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Page Two: When I Write the Book
On luck, anarchy, and the narrative vagaries of life
"...trippy, dreaming design past, he went in for a straight, rigid layout that accommodated classic, reported pieces on the..."

Feb. 9, 2007 Column by Louis Black

Naked City
"...ATTICUS CIRCLE & SOULFORCE ADOPT-A-STATE PARTY invites all you straight people who support gay causes to learn how you..."

Feb. 9, 2007 News Feature

The Comics (Artist) Panel
Five Austinites on the state of the sequential art, from comics to comix to manga and beyond
"...creating work that's closer to surrealistically illustrated essays than straight comics...."

Dec. 22, 2006 Arts Feature by Joey Seiler

Candy
Despite sporting Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish as a pair of Australian junkies increasingly on the outs with family, reality, and rent, Candy is a washout.
"...I can't even say it's not yawny with a straight face – but perhaps that's director Armfield's point. Just..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Claus & Effect
The holiday how-to guide for the perpetually perplexed
"...for a growth spurt or two, better than any straight-off-the-rack bike can. If junior can sit comfortably with both..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Features Feature by Meredith Barnhill

National Lampoon's Pledge This!
Two weeks before this Paris Hilton sorority comedy is released to DVD, the film is making a half-hearted theatrical run.
"...Although this film has long been expected to go straight to DVD, the release date of Dec. 19 has..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Desk Set
Its inaugural class – equipped with cameras, computers, and expert instruction – wades into a sea of possibility
"...phone, brought in a wealth of new instructors pulled straight from the ranks of the Austin film community, and..."

Dec. 8, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

C Sick
Eight years after the Chronicle's initial look in hepatitis C, Austin's music community is both better and worse
"...used to have big, curly hair, and now it's straight. I could make peace with that because when I..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Soccer Watch
Lady Longhorns awarded No. 1 seed, and more
"...a great road team this year; they've won nine straight away from home (and 10 straight overall). They'll face..."

Nov. 10, 2006 Sports Column by Nick Barbaro

Good News, Bad News
"...a great road team this year; they've won nine straight away from home (and 10 straight overall). And they..."

Nov. 7, 2006 Sports Post by Nick Barbaro

A Troika of Losers: Two Cowboys and an Aggie Walk Into a Bar …
"...truly need only look at one gaudy stat: 21 straight conference wins. That matches 21 straight Southwest Conference victories..."

Nov. 6, 2006 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Old Joy
Old Joy is an accurately observed slice of that moment between postadolescence and parenthood, when friends cling or scatter, and circumstances force buried feelings to the fore.
"...very odd. But the movie belongs to London, the straight man, who’s got a pinched, hangdog quality and a..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Grudge 2
Japanese director Shimizu may be the only director in history to have helmed a pair of Hollywood remakes of his two biggest hit films and managed to screw up both of them.
"...mewling ghost children and what must be miles of straight, black hair entangling the unlucky and, in the case..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Atticus Circle is absolutely thrilled to be named Best Straight People in the Critics Picks in this year's "Best..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Column

Crestview at the Crossroads
Near north neighborhood faces redevelopment transformation
"...has had eyes on [removing the zigzag and] shooting straight through that corner. In other words, Justin hooking up..."

Oct. 6, 2006 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Out, In, and Onscreen
The 19th Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival
"...the original, Eating Out, wherein Kyle (Verraros) convinced his straight roommate to feign homosexuality in order to get the..."

Sept. 29, 2006 Screens Feature by Sofia Resnick

Letters @ 3AM
The greatest sins of newspapers are sins of omission and emphasis. Historical context is usually ignored, and though facts are reported truly, a lack of context can make the facts lie.
"...sources." Newspaper reporters who don't consistently get their facts straight don't keep their jobs. Editors who don't catch big..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Column by Michael Ventura

Brothers of the Head
An astonishing twinning of wild imagination and drop-dead realism, Brothers of the Head is simply the most poignant and exciting mockumentary about (conjoined) sibling rivalry, revelry, and reversal of fortunes ever made.
"...a gallon of Scotch, and a deuce of rusty straight razors to force me to call it by its..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Factotum
Charles Bukowski's Henry Chinaski is back, played by Matt Dillon in a low-key, gorgeously beery performance; it's 100-proof Bukowski, but with a decent barkeep at the helm and Lili Taylor's Jan on his arm. Factotum, for all its grim grind, is funny-serious and smart-stupid.
"...in manila envelopes as rigid and humorless as the straight world outside his liver. And so it goes. Until..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Hard Habit to Break
Moonlight Towers' DIY road rage: This is you, Austin
"...their first-ever venture west of Interstate 35 and comes straight out of their pockets. Their primary goal – their..."

Sept. 8, 2006 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

The Night Listener
This taut, wiry exercise in eerie bad vibes, about a writer-cum-radio personality and a disturbing teenage literary sensation, is emotionally dense but never fully takes flight.
"...uncomfortable to watch as Noone tries to get a straight answer from her about her child. Half the time..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
This story of a young man in search of Mr. Right has a certain scrappy underdog charm but doesn’t flout any aspects of the romantic-comedy formula.
"...mostly unfabulous. Like so many romantic comedies – gay, straight, either, neither – it gives us a couple as..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Strangers With Candy
The high school comedy of co-creators Dinello, Colbert, and Sedaris is completely over the top in its audacity and absurdity.
"...The Colbert Report and The Daily Show). Pushing his straight-man face to new heights of comic melodrama, Colbert collaborates..."

July 21, 2006 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Click
Click is a message movie whose real message isn't "Stop and Smell the Roses, Jackass," but "How to Manipulate the Audience in 12 E-Z Steps."
"...Three Witches et al. feel as though they shambled straight out of one of the Coen brothers' more fabulist..."

June 23, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Omen
Julia Stiles is miscast, although Mia Farrow delights in this unnecessary remake of a perfectly good child-as-Antichrist movie.
"...that's oddly endearing to watch. She plays it as straight as a scalpel on an umbilicus and momentarily puts..."

June 9, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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