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Devil in the Details
Why Is 'Talented Amateur Historian' Leon Day Obsessed With the Death of Ambrose Bierce?
"...Death is not the end; there remains the litigation of the estate. --..."

May 17, 2002 Books Feature by James McWilliams

Pride of the Yankees?
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
"...Burka, senior executive editor and lead political reporter for the magazine. "But Evan Smith, though ... that's an interesting..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Rockin' the Roadshow
Forget Pokémon and Britney Spears, Rosalind digs the Antiques Roadshow and got to meet her heroes in person when the show rolled through town.
"...Disney can drop dead ... Sailor Moon sleeps with the fishes! In our house, a certain PBS TV show..."

Feb. 16, 2001 Features Feature by Barbara Chisholm

The Final Frontier
Space Is the Place
"...illustration by Jason Stout Proclaiming the dawning of a new musical era is as smart..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Li'l Green Aggravation Society
Rock & Roll's Cain & Abel: The Kinks' Davies Brothers
"...Everything you've ever heard about the Kinks is true. Everything you've ever heard about the..."

Nov. 15, 1996 Music Feature

Cult Fiction: A Reader's Guide
"...Cult Fiction A Reader's Guide..."

Feb. 25, 2000 Books Review by Bruce McCandless

Cult of Youth
Auditorium Shores, Nov. 4
"...Cult of YouthAuditorium Shores, Nov. 4..."

Nov. 2, 2012 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Wesley Willis: The Daddy of Rock 'n' Roll
"...tiger’s dick with Bonanza steak sauce" over plonky prerecorded synthesizers, and he’s - a rock star? This low-tech documentary..."

Nov. 5, 2002 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

Brazil: The Director’s Cut
"...Gilliam. Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Kim Greist, Robert De Niro, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, Bob Hoskins and Michael Palin. This..."

June 22, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Satanic Abuse Scare
By the early Nineties, satanic abuse allegations at day care centers had become a national trend
"...The sensational charges against Fran and Danny Keller and their..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

All About the Kids
"...to you concerning an article you recently published about the Ricky Williams Foundation [“Ricky Williams 'Accesses Consciousness' at AISD,”..."

Aug. 2, 2012 Postmarks

Phantom of the Paradise
"...Williams, William Finley, Gerrit Graham and Jessica Harper. This cult favorite is a rock & roll retelling of The..."

June 20, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
Wonderfully fun, albeit markedly chaotic and incoherent, Buckaroo Banzai is one of those movies that has earned a strong cult reputation on the basis of its mile-a-minute cross-cultural references and pseudoscientific mumbo jumbo.
"...one of those movies that has earned a strong cult reputation on the basis of its mile-a-minute cross-cultural references..."

Nov. 11, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Cult of Personality
Filmmaker Will Allen jumps back into his Holy Hell
"...In the Eighties, a self-proclaimed guru and former actor became the..."

May 27, 2016 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

Without a Cult Hit, There's Little Chance of Success
"...Dear Editor, Re: The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day [Film Listings, Nov...."

Dec. 1, 2009 Postmarks

The Film That Launched a Thousand Faces
"...but not by much. Scads of young actors made their first impression in Dazed and Confused -- Matthew McConaughey,..."

May 30, 2003 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Image Formed
Short Highlights
"...Yes, brevity is the soul of wit, but in the compact environs of..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

They're OK, the Last Days of May
"...Dear Editor, I saw Blue Öyster Cult at the Back Room in the 1980s. It was..."

Aug. 14, 2017 Postmarks

From the Vaults
Twenty Years of Live Music on Local Stages: Photos by John Carrico
"...& Jerry Garcia, Austin Opera House, 1983 Well before the phrase "Deadhead" entered modern lingo, Garcia had a cult..."

Jan. 28, 2000 Music Feature

The Luv Doc: A Cult of Ignorance
Belligerent idiocy has been trending in America since we started tossing tea in Boston Harbor
"...I don't know if it's just me, but the posts on social media about coronavirus safety measures have..."

Aug. 14, 2020 Column by The Luv Doc

Let the Music
Garage punk Orville Bateman Neeley III crosses over
"..."By the time I was 16, I was playing in three..."

Sept. 18, 2015 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

The Obsessive's Obsessive
Three former Austinites find Darryl Donaldson, 'Donnie Darko's '#1 Fan'
"...of that, he's also pretty damn funny, just like cult classic Donnie Darko. Making almost as many waves among..."

Feb. 25, 2005 Screens Feature by Spencer Parsons

J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the Subgenius
Time to get slack once again with the bizarro Austin anti-cult
"...white, middle-class, heterosexual Christian conformity, J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs (note the mandatory quotation marks) served as the symbol of something..."

Oct. 16, 2020 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The Wolf House
Chilean found footage animation is a technical miracle
"...pretty clear at this point in cinema history that the auteur theory - that one voice creates everything in..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Sonata
Musical mystery in this Gothic romance
"...about a sense of dark wistfulness, of grotesqueries of the human heart, and a solid slathering of absurd melodrama...."

Jan. 10, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The State of the Ricky Williams Foundation
Williams remains on the creative edge in retirement
"...To entertain their recorded, overtly expressed wishes that we aid in getting..."

July 23, 2012 Sports Post by Alex Dunlap

Off the Record
Checking out of South by Southwest 2010 and paying final respects to Big Star's Alex Chilton
"...Southwest, so we've brought South by Southwest to you," the guard captain told the inmates huddled inside the chapel..."

March 26, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

Off the Record
Jesse Dayton walks with a Zombie, while T Bird & the Breaks spice things up for the annual Hot Sauce Festival
"...Songs the Lord Taught Us..."

Aug. 28, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Ballet Austin: Save the last dance for me
Four of the company's most gifted dancers are taking their leaves after this season's finale
"...cruelly short. You put 10 or 15 years into the profession, and just when you've acquired the experience that..."

May 9, 2008 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Descent Into the Maelstrom
Radio Birdman surfs out of Edgar Allan Poe's maelström a quarter-century later
"...The edge of the whirl was represented by a broad..."

June 22, 2007 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

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