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What Really Rocks the Vote
Teaching your children about the presidential election
"...One of the first songs I learned to play on guitar was..."

Oct. 15, 2012 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Point Austin: What's Not on the Ballot
The ballot has some choices, but not all choices
"...I've been reviewing the Travis County sample general election ballot – a gargantuan..."

Oct. 12, 2012 News Column by Michael King

The Art of 'Green Lantern'
Three local artists quiz DC Comics' Doug Mahnke
"...his run on DC Comics' Green Lantern one of the best-selling titles on the racks, but he has been..."

June 23, 2011 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Last Soul Man
Bobby Womack washes up on 'Plastic Beach'
"...opens Bobby Womack, without prompting. “That went well under the circumstances. You have think about things that take you..."

Oct. 21, 2010 Music Post by Austin Powell

Eco-Currents: Talking Trash and Raising the Roof
Anti-litter campaign aims to clean up Austin creeks
"...Some of the most influential stewards of Texas' environment will convene in..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

In Search of a Well-Set Table? Bring Back the Bling
Set formal holiday tables this year with thrift store finds
"...I never got to really see the dining room tables that I was continuously reminded were..."

Nov. 30, 2009 Design Post by Anne Harris

The 2007 Academy Award Nominated Short Films: Animation
See the five animated shorts in competition for the Oscar, and judge for yourself.
"...Directed by: Various. I’ve given up predicting the Academy Awards. Most years the wrong films are nominated,..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

In the Valley of Elah
Paul Haggis and Tommy Lee Jones deliver a scorching film that's part police procedural, part family melodrama, and all about our national failures in Iraq.
"...Directed by: Paul Haggis. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Live-Blogging the City Budget Adoption
Continuously updated blog of the budget adoption.
"...here we are – about to start adoption of the final Fiscal Year 2007-08 Budget for the City of..."

Sept. 10, 2007 News Post by Wells Dunbar

The Wedding Date
Inexplicable Fantasy Romances for the Harried Modern Gal 101 is a more fitting title for this shameless mediocrity.
"...Jeremy Sheffield and Peter Egan. Inexplicable Fantasy Romances for the Harried Modern Gal 101 is a more fitting title..."

Feb. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Hightower Report
Think local, buy local; and, polluters have no trouble following the law – they wrote it
"...a better deal: Bush & Co. lets polluters write the rules for their own fun and profit!..."

Feb. 20, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Questionable capitalist claims; and the EPA's deal with hog farmers stinks.
"...Rural people and local officials have long complained to the Environmental Protection Agency about the sickening air and water..."

Sept. 19, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Michoacana Connection
Paletas on the streets of Austin, paletas on the streets of Mexico!
"...share of paletas, Popsicles made from fresh seasonal fruits. The fruit is sometimes blended with milk or cream to..."

Sept. 12, 2003 Food Feature by Claudia Alarcón

The Hightower Lowdown
The Fundraiser-in-Chief, Harvard busts its workers, and Dick Cheney oils his own nest
"...The Fundraiser-in-Chief George W. talked a lot in last year's..."

May 11, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

Love Is the Devil
"...Maybury. Starring: Derek Jacobi, Tilda Swinton and Anne Lambton. The late Francis Bacon was one of the most important..."

Dec. 4, 1998 Movie Review by Russell Smith

The Chase
"...Kiedis and Flea. Just once I'd like to hear the director of a big, dumb chase film like this..."

March 11, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Way Back
Affleck gets courtside in a tale of basketball redemption
"...In the history of Bishop Hayes High School, there has never..."

March 13, 2020 Movie Review by Matthew Monagle

Chronicle Endorsements for the March 3 Primary Election
From local judges and representatives to the presidential candidate, here are our recommendations
"...The Chronicle Editorial Board offers the following endorsements to registered..."

Feb. 14, 2020 News Feature

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Visual Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho talks stairs, smells, and Psycho
"...“You can say that I’m a lover of stairs,” the South Korean filmmaker frankly stated. Yet his most recent..."

Oct. 30, 2019 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

The Sisters Brothers
A murderers’ row of great actors in this contract killer Western comedy
"...There’s nowhere we humans go without carting our baggage along..."

Sept. 28, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Review: The Annotated Big Sleep
Everything you need to know about Raymond Chandler's classic
"...Chicago in 1888, raised mostly in London, fought in the trenches in World War I, dogged by failure, identity..."

July 27, 2018 Arts Post by Jesse Sublett

Austin Energy's Quest to Bring Solar Power to Renters and the Less Wealthy
What can new incentive programs and community solar projects do for the city's most abundant energy source?
"...From the top of a Downtown skyscraper, looking west, there's a..."

Nov. 24, 2017 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Only the Brave
Visceral dramatization of the heroic work of the Granite Mountain Hotshots
"...The profession of firefighting is shown for the hard, heroic..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Rebel in the Rye
The early life of J.D. Salinger is explored
"...If a person writes a book in the middle of the woods and no one ever reads..."

Sept. 15, 2017 Movie Review by Danielle White

Jimmy LaFave in the Present Tense
Honoring the local musician’s commitment to life
"...get out of this car," sings Jimmy LaFave at the beginning of "Blue Nightfall." Then he pauses. One …..."

May 12, 2017 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

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 Visit
M. Night Shyamalan blends comedy and horror in his latest offering
"...M. Night Shyamalan, director of 1999’s multi Academy Award-nominated The Sixth Sense, finally gets his groove (mostly) back with..."

Sept. 11, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Water Diviner
Russell Crowe stars in and directs this historical drama
"...actual events”) that involves multiple continents, 17 million dead, the Battle of Gallipoli, forbidden love, brothers (literally) in arms,..."

April 24, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pickling Peaches with the Big Bad Chef
Award-winning Southern chef John Currence shares pickling expertise
"...When Mississippi chef and restaurateur John Currence appeared at the Austin Food and Wine Festival in April, he preached..."

Aug. 14, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Doug Dorst puts the S. in 'Ship of Theseus' with this JJ Abrams Collaboration
The author presents his new literary creation at BookPeople tonight
"...Dorst, author of Alive in Necropolis ( runner-up for the 2008 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award) and the short-story collection The..."

Dec. 9, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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