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Austin at Large: Beto in the Fast Lane
O'Rourke bounces right back into an adoring, ambivalent Austin
"...It's a dark, bitter, blustery Saturday night and right there, close enough to touch, is Beto O'Rourke in the..."

April 5, 2019 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Fast Food Nation
Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser's noble and worthy film about meat processing and consumption smacks of good-guy agitprop and fails as a character-driven narrative.
"...Willis, Wilmer Valderrama, Ana Claudia Talancón and Avril Lavigne. The conflict between knowing, or at least suspecting, the awful..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Rugrats Movie
The babies' first theatrical adventure is nonstop, but padded with lots of pop tunes.
"...she hears Scooby Doo say “Ruh-roh” one more time. The Rugrats can count among its ardent fans many grateful..."

Nov. 27, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Snitch Cartel
This Colombian film is based on the true story of Andrés López, a drug trafficker who later worked with the DEA.
"...Colombia’s mid-Nineties drug trade, during which time the country produced 80% of the world’s cocaine, provides the..."

Oct. 25, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Founder
Michael Keaton supersizes McDonald's
"...couldn’t have anticipated that someday a whopping 1% of the planet’s population would be fed every day by McDonald’s,..."

Jan. 27, 2017 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Moontower Review: Super Show!
High-speed sets from a great gang of comics an ideal capper for fest
"...Brendon Walsh hosted Saturday’s Super Show! featuring a dozen comics performing 5- to 10-minute sets...."

April 27, 2015 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Think Outside the Book
Eric Schlosser on Richard Linklater's adaptation of his Fast Food Nation
"...Eric Schlosser's 2001 bestseller, Fast Food Nation – an extensively researched exposé of this..."

Nov. 17, 2006 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Pete Holmes: The Interview
The comedian on the role SXSW played in boosting his career
"...According to social lore, rare is the occasion when a nice guy doesn’t finish last. But..."

March 10, 2014 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Fast Times With Darondo
Doin' the splits with a lost soul singer
"...In only his third performance in the last 30 years, Darondo Pulliam, 61, shimmied across the..."

March 25, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

An Interview With the Toros/Clippers Andre Barrett
"...“He’s as good a point guard as there is in this league. And I know he doesn’t..."

March 7, 2008 Sports Post by Matt Moore

Sleeping With the Television On
Teething Problems at the Austin Music Network
"...will star George Kennedy, and if you flip on the Austin Music Network, you'll see footage from the Austin..."

Feb. 21, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

The Newsroom’ Made Me Wish Chivalry Was Still Dead
HBO show ends season 2 with a ride on the mansplain train
"...After a late-season surge, The Newsroom lulled this viewer at least into thinking the..."

Sept. 16, 2013 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...If he hadn't been driving the getaway car, Tim O'Connor might have punched Willie Nelson...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Kars: The Movie
Ron Mann on 'Tales of the Rat Fink'
"...was mere hours before his latest documentary, Tales of the Rat Fink, was due to unspool at SXSW 06,..."

Sept. 15, 2006 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Raped by the Players
A lawsuit against an Austin dot-com firm reveals a world of fast times.
"...The jury's verdict was succinct, but contradictory: Yes, Lisa Capece..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Fight of His Life
Are Ronney Reynolds' Mayoral Hopes on the Ropes?
"...afternoon when Kirk Watson announced his mayoral candidacy on the bandstand at Wooldridge Park in downtown Austin. Some blamed..."

Dec. 6, 1996 News Feature by Alex de Marban

From BarFly to 'King of the Ants'
An interview with George Wendt
"...barfly Norm Peterson on Cheers, you can turn on the television virtually anywhere in the world and find George..."

Dec. 12, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Eagles Come Home to Roost
Three-hour documentary spawns an epic live tie-in
"...Platinum ego encases History of the Eagles, a three-hour rock doc (on Netflix and mailed..."

May 20, 2015 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...In 2009, the 81st Legislature of the state of Texas was nicknamed..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Welcome to the Jungle
Metal and alt-rock collide and flourish during the Back Room's glory years
"...its 30-plus-year run was it Austin's classiest venue, but the Back Room definitely had balls; in the self-proclaimed Live..."

July 28, 2006 Music Feature by Ray Seggern

Hanging Up the Torches
After 20 years of juggling fire and other foolery, the Flaming Idiots are calling it quits.
"...Most of the time, people want you to stop being an idiot...."

Dec. 26, 2003 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Sensational Saga of Mr. Sinus
Picking up where Mystery Science Theater 3000 left off, Mr. Sinus Theater 3000 skewers the movies of our childhood to sold-out crowds at the Alamo Drafthouse.
"...if you guys were naming this article, what would the headline be?..."

Aug. 10, 2001 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

Two Shannons Take the Improv Stage to … Where?
Local stars McCormick and Stott, together at last for the first time
"...The Shannons, y’all. Two of them...."

Dec. 14, 2017 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Descendents’ Uncontrollable Urge
Fun Fun Fun punks anew – coffee, documentary, and album
"...The Descendents blasted into music 35 years ago with a..."

Jan. 27, 2014 Music Post by Claire Gordon

Longhorn Football Season Is a Sitcom in the Making
Watching tape, both football and funny
"...Like coach Mack Brown, I spent the Longhorns’ bye week watching tape. My TiVo was chock-full..."

Oct. 9, 2009 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

De-Spurring the Moment
The making of the 2007 Out of Bounds Improv Festival
"...The thing about improvisation, comedy or otherwise, is that it's..."

Aug. 31, 2007 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Austin Avalanche of Rock & Roll!
When IRS Records' 'The Cutting Edge' Came to Town and Made Me Want to, Too
"..."They say that 90 people a day move to Austin...."

March 16, 2001 Features Feature by Kate X Messer

Playback: The New Face of Austin Music Festivals
Taking stock of Austin’s festival landscape a week after the conclusion of ACL Fest
"...Lawn after hosting its second weekend of ACL Fest, the homegrown Austin concert promotions empire prepares to move into..."

Oct. 20, 2017 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

From the Archive: The Charlie Kaufman Canon
As Anomalisa opens in Austin, we revisit interviews and reviews
"...Is Charlie Kaufman the most talented screenwriter of his generation, or any generation?..."

Jan. 15, 2016 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Upfront Aftermath: CBS & the CW
More peeks at what what's coming to prime time
"...But before I get to that, let’s get to the biggest news at CBS:..."

May 19, 2011 Screens Post by Belinda Acosta

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