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Eternal Sunshine of the 23-year-old Mind
Ellen O’Meara dreams up her first disc
"...Ellen O’Meara released her debut album, Take Me to the Desert,..."

July 23, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

The Rebirth of Doyle Bramhall II
For his first solo LP in 15 years, Eric Clapton’s top lieutenant may have put out the blues album of 2016
"...of multiple modes – producer, singer, songwriter, sideman – the Dallas-born guitarist, 47, began his journeyman's path as a..."

Nov. 18, 2016 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Take
Take, with a very good performance by Minnie Driver, is a dreadfully misguided movie whose story of redemption is utterly irredeemable.
"...Minnie Driver, Jeremy Renner, Bobby Coleman and David Denman. The intentions of writer-director Oliver seem pure, and the performances..."

Aug. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Other Worlds Goes Into The Black Hole
Disney cult fave for SF fest, plus final lineup
"...Star Wars. Disney dropped jaws and stretched minds with The Black Hole, one of the most unlikely family films..."

Oct. 30, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Talk to Her
Gone, with one major exception, are the delicious hysterics of Almodóvar's earlier works; Talk to Her is a mostly restrained, though by no means unemotional, work about two men in love with comatose women.
"...Flores, Geraldine Chaplin and Mariola Fuentes. Marco (Grandinetti), a fortysomething Argentine travel writer, cries easily: at the ballet, at..."

Jan. 31, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Art of Parenting With Art
Trying to find ways to make art while sustaining a family is no easy road.
"...Midcommute and the younger daughter, Katie, has finally settled down from an..."

June 22, 2001 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

The Power of Art in Austin’s Overlooked Objects
Defining the city's personality from the moonlight towers to the railroad bridge
"...is made by its people, objects, and places. Combined, they form our city's personality, its genius and fragility, its..."

Aug. 5, 2016 Arts Feature by Sam Anderson-Ramos

Born on the Fourth of July
Explosions in the Sky are blowing up. (Sorry, we resisted the pun as long as we could.)
"...A surge of lightning flickers as thunder cracks above the rumble of molten lava...."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Feature by Michael Chamy

Sotol: The New White Lightning
Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery
"...From the outside, the Desert Door sotol distillery and tasting room..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Exorcist: The Beginning
Help us, Lucifer. This prequel is cursed.
"...Directed by: Renny Harlin. Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, James D'Arcy, Izabella Scorupco and Remy Sweeney. If you’re like..."

Aug. 27, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The King
America's soul explored on a road trip in Elvis Presley's car
"...Directed by: Eugene Jarecki. Why would the documentarian who has explored the American penal system as..."

July 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Bob Byington Sees the World, Writes Home About It
Harmony and Me's adventures in Australia
"...When Bob Byington took his comedy Harmony and Me to Australia, we..."

March 8, 2011 Screens Post by Bob Byington

The Men Who Stare at Goats
Army experiments in the paranormal become a warped platform on which George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey run narrative circles.
"...is true than you would believe,” but it’s impossible to tell what’s factual in this fictionalized take on Jon..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Head of the Class
With Senioritis, the conclusion to his quartet of plays set at a Catholic high school in Houston, solo performer Rob Nash is all set to graduate -- to Off-Broadway, says Robi Polgar.
"...Once there was a kid who attended Catholic high school in..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Arts Feature by Robi Polgar

Coralie Fargeat Gets Revenge on the Male Gaze
Writer/director flips the script on action movies
"...Revenge, the debut feature by French director Coralie Fargeat, has been..."

May 11, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...Readers and fans of the literary, you might want to grab a napkin before..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Devil in Us All
Butch Hancock, like Leo Tolstoy and Bob Dylan, takes on this political world
"..."If you still allow yourself to condone all the infamies, all the atrocities, of this..."

Oct. 6, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Music of the Spheres
Sinatra in the Sahara
"...The kingdom of Morocco achieved independence from French and Spanish..."

July 9, 1999 Music Feature by David Lynch

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...If he hadn't been driving the getaway car, Tim O'Connor might have punched Willie Nelson...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

40 Songs to Make You Feel Better (or Worse) About Drinking
A sampling of drinking songs local, south of the border, and global
"...“Alcohol,” GBH (1981)..."

July 13, 2018 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Shouting Across the Void
Jeff Tweedy in mono
"...George Strait kicked down the brand new doors of the Cedar Park Center last..."

Oct. 1, 2009 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The World as He Knows It
H.W. Brands? The Age of Gold is just the latest in a long line of well-crafted history.
"...than 100 years, readers of literate nonfiction have gravitated to the brand names, the household names, of the historical..."

Sept. 13, 2002 Books Feature by Tim Walker

Change for the Better
How one West Texas family brought the cows to town
"...When it comes down to it, those opposed to the rapidly developing..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Michael Madsen, Last of the Warrior Poets
Mr. Blonde on poetry, hats, and 'Reservoir Dogs'
"...Ask Michael Madsen about the toughest part of filming Reservoir Dogs, and it wasn’t..."

Dec. 3, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

A Decade Under the Influence
The 'Chronicle' movie critics take a look back at what the Aughts wrought
"...'I'm Sorry I Beat Up the Bathroom'..."

Dec. 25, 2009 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Greatest Gift
An oral history unearthing one of post-punk's most seminal acts: Austin's Scratch Acid
"...The afternoon high tops 100 for the umpteenth straight day...."

Sept. 1, 2006 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Turns 50
The landmark album spins at the Moody Theater via two of its makers and their virtuosic friends
"..."The Byrds were ahead of the curve, and they taught..."

Nov. 9, 2018 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

DVD Watch: When Horror Came to Shochiku
Criterion box set restores a lost corner of J-horror
"...Imagine a world where Twila Tharp released the Friday the 13th films. That was kind of what..."

Dec. 18, 2012 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

'The NFL Beat': Maslow's Hierarchy
True NFL team needs
"...Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a well-known theory of human motivation represented via a pyramid of our..."

July 20, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Come and Take It
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears' lightning strike sophomore disc, Scandalous, stops in for a G&T at the Mustang Ranch
"...Deep inside the airplane-hangar warren of music business offices that comprise Soundcheck..."

April 8, 2011 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

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