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Twisters
Pale imitation of what made the original such an unexpected smash of a disaster movie
"...again. Yet Twisters barely classifies as a sequel to the beloved 1996 tornado chasing blockbuster Twister. The only star..."

July 19, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Luv Doc: Mother’s Approval
Sadly, sometimes we have to parent our parents
"...bubbly and superficial and could make anyone like her. There was only one problem with her: She cheated on..."

July 19, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

Last Summer
French filmmaker Catherine Breillat takes on taboo sex (again)
"...Directed by: Catherine Breillat. Starring: Léa Drucker, Samuel Kircher, Olivier Rabourdin and..."

July 12, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

BLK ODYSSY Pulls a “Kill Bill” in Old-School Music Video for “CHANGES”
New LP 1-800-FANTASY drops July 19
"...BLK ODYSSY’s new album 1-800-FANTASY arrives next week, and ahead of its release, the artist is..."

July 10, 2024 Music Post by Carys Anderson

The Luv Doc: Apples to Oranges
Nitpickers. They’re worse than nose-pickers.
"...I am a well-read thirtysomething mother of two trying really hard not to slip into..."

July 5, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

Austin Elders: Meet Stan Brooks, the 102-Year-Old World War II Vet Who’s Lived to Serve
He remembers Barton Springs before the cement
"...slim. Now, at 102 years old, he may have the earliest memories in Austin of any resident alive today...."

June 28, 2024 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

Magda, Mélat, Madam Radar, and More Crucial Concerts
Recommended shows for the week in Austin
"...The Austin Chronicle Presents: Free Press Forever With Madam Radar..."

June 28, 2024 Music Feature by Cy White

The Luv Doc: Mutually Assured Destruction
A pretty bum deal if you ask me
"...We don’t lock doors and we rarely even close them. This is because our first apartment was a one-bedroom..."

June 21, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

Album Review: Big Bill’s Strawberry Seed
Austin’s Big Bill grows up – sort of
"...“cacophony of feverish, chaotic punk and absurdist humor,” as the Chronicle put it in 2018, the band united all..."

June 21, 2024 Music Feature by Carys Anderson

Art, Movies, Sober Partying, and a Majestic Ball in This Weekend’s Recommended Events
Get out and get arty
"...Summer Exposure 2024, Session 1..."

June 21, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

Kidnapped: The Abduction of Edgardo Mortara
Based on a true case, a 6-year-old is ripped from his Jewish parents by the Catholic church
"...cries, and a nation falls. In historical drama Kidnapped, the child is Edgardo Mortara, six years old and the..."

June 14, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...daily local news podcasts, officially launched in Austin Tuesday. The first episode is a 20-minute conversation with Mayor Kirk..."

June 14, 2024 News Feature

Parker Woodland, Good Looks, and More Crucial Concerts
Album releases, artist departures, and more recommended shows
"...Good Looks debuted firmly within the country-rock canon on 2022’s Bummer Year, an earnest display..."

June 7, 2024 Music Feature by Cy White

The Luv Doc: Absolutely Mental
Parents are crazy in a way that non-parents can’t even begin to imagine
"...on Tinder and try to start dating again. For the last year and a half I have been recovering..."

May 24, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

We Have an Issue: Chronicle Earns Six AAN Nominations
Finalists announced in reporting, design, marketing categories
"...On Friday, The Austin Chronicle received six AAN Awards nominations, the Association..."

May 24, 2024 Column by Kimberley Jones

“It’s a Really Big TikTok”: Texas Ex Connor Wood Talks First Stand-Up Tour
Comedian wraps Fibs and Friends tour May 23 at Cap City
"...Also known by his @fibulaa handle on the platform, where he boasts 800,000 followers, the UT-Austin advertising..."

May 22, 2024 Arts Post by Carys Anderson

The Luv Doc: Ask the Muleskinner
You go down there
"...Through a variety of strange circumstances, my boyfriend’s ex (two years) now works for the same international tech..."

May 10, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Nate Paul Not Paying Up: For the third year in a row, infamous local real estate..."

May 10, 2024 News Feature

The Fall Guy
Funny and fleet, this rom-com/actioner pays tribute to stuntpeople
"...for directors to have a “this one’s personal” story they want to tell, though more often than not it’s..."

May 3, 2024 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Michael Showalter and the Reality of Rom-Coms in The Idea of You
The director talks about his career busting pigeonholes
"...some people, Michael Showalter is a key member of the State and Stella comedy troupes. For others, he’s the..."

May 2, 2024 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Chronic: Legit THC Seltzers Are on Shelves in Austin. How Many Should I Drink?
Sampling three Texas-made cannabis bubbly waters in one day
"...On Sunday afternoon, outside the Cherry Capital Airport in Northern Michigan, I squeezed a..."

May 3, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

Having a Plan for When Shit Hits the Fan: A Journey in Prepping
What disaster preparedness experts have to say about best-laid plans for worst-case scenarios
"...When we talk about preparedness, everyone has their own disaster movie that plays in their mind. What’s..."

April 26, 2024 Arts Feature by Kevin Curtin

Sentimental Family Band Isn’t Hung Up on the High Times
The softie ex-art-rockers arrive at Austin’s honky-tonk revival
"...This is what Sagebrush was made for. The South Congress honky-tonk is full to the brim. Dancers..."

April 12, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

The Off Beat: Celebrating Nané Day, Two Years After Daniel Sahad’s Death
Soulful funk-rock band, with special guests, plays Empire April 7
"...The last time Ian Green played guitar for Nané was..."

April 5, 2024 Column by Carys Anderson

Lousy Carter
A charismatic David Krumholtz plays the titular lit professor
"...miserable bastards as Austin-based filmmaker Bob Byington. He is the bard of the gleeful underachiever. Those that do not..."

March 29, 2024 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

The Austin Chronic: Cheech and Chong and Toking With a Troll
Stoner icons materialize for surprise C-boy’s appearance
"...did on a recent Monday night. I was on the back deck of C-Boy’s – getting in the right..."

March 29, 2024 Column by Kevin Curtin

Movies, Comedy, Books, and More Recommended Arts Events
Find an art that fits your tastes
"...Flowers are an integral part of the lives of the Broq-Pa peoples of the Indian subcontinent,..."

March 29, 2024 Arts Feature by James Scott

At Wit’s End: Bob Byington on His Dry New Comedy, Lousy Carter
“My career puzzles people, including myself”
"...Turns out the pandemic has really done a number on us...."

March 27, 2024 Screens Post by Shawn Badgley

Kermit the Frog, Tyler Childers Play Willie’s Luck Reunion
Annual fest still seamlessly threads contemporary country
"...Clouds threatened overhead all day at the 12th annual Luck Reunion, but unlike last year’s forced..."

March 15, 2024 Music Post by Doug Freeman

SXSW Film Review: Hood Witch
Modern-day witch hunt set in Paris needs fine-tuning
"...In horror, witches and women’s rights go together like cookies and cream. The witch is the ultimate..."

March 14, 2024 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

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