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"...When Albert Einstein died in 1955, Dr. Thomas Harvey, the chief pathologist at Princeton Hospital, performed an autopsy on..."

July 21, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Texas Book Festival 2020: The Full Line-Up
All 150 authors announced for the 25th anniversary lit celebration
"...Festival No. 1 – is raring to go, and the proof is in the lineup. As of today, the..."

Sept. 16, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Netflix's Home Game Catches Austin Roller Derby on the Track
TXRD rolls onto the unconventional sports show
"...Roller Derby. The sport revived, re-created, and unleashed out of Austin in..."

July 10, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Paper Street Podcast Gives a Voice to the Indie Film Industry
With movie production in lockdown, try the sounds of Paper Street
"...If the podcast boom has proved one thing, it's that people..."

May 22, 2020 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Alamo Drafthouse Goes Into the VOD Business
Alamo on Demand to offer curated selection of films
"...Austin-based theater chain the Alamo Drafthouse has just announced it is..."

May 7, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ha-Ha-Hitler: The Importance of Mocking Nazis in Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi, Stephen Merchant dissect hate in anti-Nazi satire
"...can't laugh at evil, what can you do? That's the message of Jojo Rabbit...."

Oct. 25, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Into the Wolf’s Mouth with Orange Goblin Frontman Ben Ward
Singer puts Roky Erickson’s The Evil One on his all-time Top 10
"...Frequencies from Planet Ten (1997), Time Traveling Blues (1998), The Big Black (2000), Coup de Grace (2002) – blasted..."

Aug. 30, 2019 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

The Anton Yelchin We Thought We Knew
UT grad Garret Price gets to know the late actor in Love, Antosha
"...Yelchin died, it was like a shockwave went through the film industry. This wasn't the normal celebrity death, the..."

Aug. 21, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool Brings the Legend’s Legacy to AFS Doc Days
Biographical documentary captures the transformational jazz genius
"...The biographical documentary Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool features..."

May 31, 2019 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

Faster Than Sound – Welcome to Red River World: The Future of Austin’s Music District
Forecasting the storm of developments between the state Capitol and I-35. Also, NPR warned and ACL Fest confirms: Austin’s pop soloists are stepping up.
"...Earlier this month, the first-ever KVRX Fest sent me speed-walking back and forth..."

May 24, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Getting Your Head Around (and Hands on) the Art of Abraham Cruzvillegas
Conceptual artist brings "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?" to the Contemporary Austin
"...Abraham Cruzvillegas' "Hi, how are you, Gonzo?," now at the Contemporary Austin, visitors are encouraged to get up close..."

May 3, 2019 Arts Feature by Barbara Purcell

Faster Than Sound: A Festival Blooms in the Desert
Amid concern over a new C3 festival, homegrown Marfa Myths strives to grow with the Texas city
"...Lampooned by The Simpsons and heralded by Anthony Bourdain, Marfa remains a..."

May 3, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW, Tribune, CNN Present the Rest of the 2020 Presidential Pack
Six candidates in search of the voters, plus a Trump surrogate
"...From down in the valley of the margin of error, came the 2020..."

March 11, 2019 News Post by Mike Clark-Madison

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
A rock & roll revival?! Here's our weekend music picks.
"...revived at Electric Church, retro punk invades Stubb's, and the Lost Well celebrates five years. What more could you..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

The Ransom Center's "Vaudeville!"
This exhibition reveals how the history of that entertainment form is really the history of the U.S.
"...Deceptive advertising. Syndicate control. Exploitation of labor. Union organizing. Cult of celebrity. New technology that kills off older forms..."

June 8, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Passion & Paradox of Father John Misty
Charged Austin City Limits taping rivals a TED talk
"...When Josh Tillman first played the ACL Festival as Father John Misty in 2012, he..."

Aug. 23, 2017 Music Post by Doug Freeman

How Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville" Became the Most Valuable Song of All Time
Buffett began composing the song after visiting a local Mexican restaurant
"...White begins his new biography of Jimmy Buffett with the transcript of a 2012 hearing before the Nevada Gaming..."

July 21, 2017 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Ana Lily Amirpour on Her New Film The Bad Batch
Cannibals, cult leaders, and friendship
"...Writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour, whose first feature was the 2014 Iranian vampire, spaghetti Western A Girl Walks Home..."

June 23, 2017 Screens Feature by Lars Nilsen

Lege Lines: Don’t Blame the Death Worm
The Texas House wants to kill off "film incentives"
"...During last week's House discussion of Senate Bill 1, the draft budget for the upcoming biennium, the GOP representative..."

April 14, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Bray Wyatt: Follow the Buzzards
WWE superstar on horror, power, and the allure of the ring
"...Bray Wyatt remembers the first time he saw the fireflies. That’s when the..."

Aug. 15, 2016 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

DVDanger: Howling with The Pack
DVDanger runs with the dogs and wolves
"...There is no worse nightmare for a farmer than finding..."

July 13, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Arts Hall of Fame Class of 2016
These inductees – Ballet Austin's Cookie Ruiz and Stephen Mills, and the Austin Symphony Orchestra's Peter Bay – are cultural heroes who lead by example
"...That the vitality of Austin's cultural scene is owed to its..."

May 6, 2016 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

DVDanger: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Bill Moseley on being Chop Top, and living as a horror icon
"...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre has been called the grandfather..."

April 26, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s
Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history Satanic Panic revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria Kier-La Janisse and Paul Corupe's superb history revives the Eighties in all its fearful hysteria
"...There are any number of things about the Eighties that..."

March 11, 2016 Arts Feature by Marc Savlov

The New Brunch Bunch
12 new reasons why everybody's working for the weekend
"...In 2014, the Chronicle Food team set forth on an adventure. Fueled..."

March 11, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Nicolas Cage Talks The Trust
The actor on working with Elijah Wood and Jerry Lewis, and "finding the jazz"
"...One of the more intriguing features coming to SXSW this year is..."

March 11, 2016 Screens Feature by Kahron Spearman

"Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia" at the Contemporary Austin
The solo exhibition celebrates Devo but also the artist's sound-machine sculptures and high- and low-tech illustrations
"...Did you know that Mark Mothersbaugh used to be in this band called Devo?..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Review by Wayne Alan Brenner

Return to the Forbidden Zone
Richard Elfman brings his cult classic to the Ritz
"...Whatever happened to the midnight movie? You know what I’m talking about, those..."

Oct. 24, 2015 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Point Austin: The Gun Cult ... Again
People keep dying; we keep doing nothing to prevent it
"...So here we go again. Another major gun massacre, another session of national hand-wringing, another..."

Oct. 9, 2015 News Column by Michael King

HBO's The Leftovers Finds New Life in Austin
The second coming
"...The initial season of HBO's The Leftovers was awash with..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

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