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The Cult of Truland
Pop culture sparkles over the edges of Kevin Brass' mystery set among the SoCal celeb set
"...The Cult of Trulandby Kevin Brass Glowing Sand Media, 350..."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Michael King

The Cult of Ray
Ray Benson steps out from behind the Wheel.
"...Everybody knows Ray Benson: the big guy with the big hat, booming baritone, and..."

July 18, 2003 Music Feature by Joe Nick Patoski

Austin Psych Fest Live (Sunday): The Cult of Dom Keller
The madcap still laughs – occasionally
"...There’s a fine line between studied artistic apathy and the..."

April 29, 2013 Music Post by Richard Whittaker

The Cult of Neutral Milk Hotel
Suddenly, there they were, first show of a sold-out Moody stand
"...At the bright age of 17, I took my first paycheck..."

Feb. 18, 2014 Music Post by Luke Winkie

Documentaries and the Cult of Personality
How documentarians pick a winner
"...I had a thought the other day while watching Frontrunners, Caroline Suh’s documentary about..."

March 12, 2008 Screens Post by Josh Rosenblatt

The Cult of Nick Curran Remembers His Guitar Genius
From rhythm & blues to rockabilly and punk, the late Austin shredder lived to subvert genres
"...Iggy Pop once claimed that his groundbreaking group the Stooges plied a version of the blues aimed at..."

Sept. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Making 'Room' in the Cult Canon
Tommy Wiseau's so-bad-it's-sublime debut feature
"...Tommy Wiseau, the enigmatic director, star, and co-executive producer of 2003's independently..."

May 1, 2009 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Playback – Nonprofit Holidays: The Cult of Black Fret and More
Homegrown music nonprofits that need your holiday cheer
"...accepted his $17,000 grant at Saturday's Black Fret Ball, the local singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist promised, "I'm going to invest all this..."

Dec. 16, 2016 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Cult of Pitchfork
How former record-store clerks and obsessive music nerds turned a Web site into a hit machine
"...There's never an excuse, in 2006, for men to wear..."

Aug. 4, 2006 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence
Visually stunning sequel to the cult 1995 anime.
"...upgrade in this loquacious albeit visually stunning sequel to the cult 1995 animé. Set in Tokyo in 2032, Innocence..."

Sept. 17, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Game
"...and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Shadows, fluorescent lighting, and David Fincher. The unholy trio. Fincher's first outing since the wildly popular..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Autopsy of Jane Doe
Strange things are afoot in the morgue
"...As consumers of fiction, we’ve become used to the concept of unreliable narrators, but what to make of..."

Jan. 13, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
How much you'll love (or loathe) JB and KG's passion for the power chord and all it entails will depend, most likely, on your familiarity with the duo beforehand.
"...a verdant midnight glen (kinda). JB's hallucinatory romp with the furry one is classic Tenacious D weirdness: It's stoner..."

Nov. 24, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

David X. Cohen Brings Futurama Back to the Future
ATX Television Festival brings some of the cult show's voice actors together for a table read
"...national heroes for saving Brooklyn Nine-Nine when Fox dropped the popular sitcom...."

June 8, 2018 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Erica Nix's New Show Promises This Is Not a Cult
Get swept up in communal aspect of spiritual sweep-ups
"...Wellness is near impossible to describe unilaterally; that’s why the National Wellness Institute proclaims there to be six dimensions..."

Aug. 23, 2019 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

The Greasy Strangler
It's lewd, crude, and full of grease
"...The idea of the cult classic has historically been linked..."

Oct. 7, 2016 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Big Bounce
There's very little bounce in this new Elmore Leanard adaptation that stars Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman.
"...is as cute as a box of kittens, but there’s just not a lot of juice in this limp..."

Jan. 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

The Endless
Sibling banter and cosmic terror means observational comedy horror.
"...There's no more abused term in horror fiction than Lovecraftian...."

April 20, 2018 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Review: Emma Cline's The Girls
This seismic literary debut tracks a California girl drawn to a dark cult in 1969
"...novel with some social significance, set (or not) in another time, illuminating the present, becoming an instant sensation. It..."

Aug. 12, 2016 Arts Feature by Tim Stegall

Life at the Cha-Cha Palace
Stephen MacMillan Moser takes a trip down the yellow brick-laid, disco ball-lit memory lane in the world of Austin's Seventies Disco scene.
"...It was one of the most schizophrenic eras, but so typical of Austin --..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Highlander II: The Quickening
"...Christopher Lambert, Virginia Madsen, Michael Ironside and Sean Connery. The original Highlander (1986) is one of those films that..."

Nov. 8, 1991 Movie Review by Louis Black

Office Space Star David Herman Is the Real Michael Bolton
"Why should I change? He’s the one who sucks!"
"...First released in 1999, Office Space remains one of the most relatable and hilarious comedies of all time. Mike..."

March 1, 2019 Screens Feature by Britt Hayes

Confessions From the King of Fuzz
Cult soundtrack composer Davie Allan comes to the Alamo Ritz
"...That's the first confession from the cult composer whose signature sound..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Screens Feature by Margaret Moser

They Bring the Party
Party Down Ultimate Marathon: May make you kinda stalky
"...The Alamo Drafthouse has been hyping for a couple months..."

June 15, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

One in a Crowd: The Away Team
Millenarian cult mockery seeks crowdfunding
"...Tragedy plus time equals comedy, as the saying goes. So nearly two decades after America was..."

June 27, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

From the Vaults: Phantasm-ania
Don Coscarelli, Angus Scrimm, and Reggie Bannister talk 'Phantasm'
"..."Call it existential-surrealist horror, and you're halfway there," said the Chronicle's Marc Savlov in 2000 while describing..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Screens Post by Marjorie Baumgarten

Fantastic Fest Review: The Endless
Spring team head on a familiar but reinvented roadtrip
"...wrote, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." The Endless, the third feature from genre-bending innovators Justin Benson..."

Sept. 28, 2017 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Other Worlds Austin Hits The Dead Center
Sci-fi and horror film fest adds centerpiece film and more
"...Other Worlds Austin was founded as a science-fiction film festival:..."

Oct. 20, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Song of Sway Lake
Period family drama is evocative, if sometimes lacking in clarity
"...While not always dramatically successful, The Song of Sway Lake earns big points for originality...."

Sept. 21, 2018 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Disaster Artist
The making of one of the most inept films ever made
"...It’s called the Citizen Kane of bad movies. A WTF film experience..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Movie Review by Steve Davis

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