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The Girl Who Played With Fire
The world's favorite bisexual, black-leathered, dragon-tatted, hog-riding hacker is back in action.
"...Peter Andersson, Georgi Staykov, Yasmine Garbi and Mikael Spreitz. "Played with fire" may be misleading, playfulness not being one..."

July 16, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
The third book of Stieg Larsson's addictive Swedish trilogy is now onscreen.
"...Falk. I do not envy American actor Rooney Mara, who, amid much speculation and consternation, was finally named as..."

Nov. 19, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

TV Review: ‘The Girl
HBO Film examines Hitchcock's obsession with Tippi Hedren
"...In the new HBO film The Girl, a troubled figure of..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Into the Woods With Fede Alvarez
Director talks rebuilding Lisbeth Salander as a fairy tale
"...No one would ever confuse Lisbeth Salander, the eponymous girl with the dragon tattoo of the successful..."

Nov. 8, 2018 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Playwright’s Final Play Might Have Died With Him, but a Community Joined Together to Ensure Its Survival
Saving Jason Tremblay’s Gretel! The Musical
"...a new story. So he began eagerly stitching words together that he might share this story across the land...."

Jan. 4, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Big Bang
The Fragmentation of Austin's Underground
"...illustration by Jason Stout The lineup at Emo's recent fifth anniversary show speaks volumes..."

July 11, 1997 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Ray Manzarek: Trying to Set the World on Fire
The late Doors keyboardist at the Garden of Eden
"...in my first semester, I only knew one individual who fit the criteria: Doors’ keyboardist Ray Manzarek...."

May 23, 2013 Music Post by Danielle Zelisko

The Poetry of Pain
The Fires
"...What fills the holes dug by lies; what breeds in dank silence;..."

Aug. 6, 1999 Books Review

The Rage: Carrie Two
"...sequels -- are going to be a part of the cinematic landscape until the end of the world. Nobody..."

March 12, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Girls of Summer Redux
Girls Rock Camp Austin valedictorians Schmillion
"...and we're all a little sweaty-eyed after seeing one Girls Rock Camp Austin band after another demolish ideas about..."

July 22, 2011 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

DVDanger: A Bad Case of the Sequels
Retreads, remakes, and do-overs rule the home releases
"...producer Keith Calder took to Twitter to ask, "What's the most recent wide-release, non-platformed horror film that wasn't a..."

July 28, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Remembering 'Easy Rider' and 'The Last Movie'
CinemaTexas program notes
"...The following program notes were originally printed in conjunction with..."

June 4, 2010 Screens Feature

The Lucky One
This latest adaptation of a Nicholas Sparks bestseller is timelessly shopworn.
"...Hicks. Starring: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Riley Thomas Stewart, Blythe Danner, Jay R. Ferguson and Adam LeFevre...."

April 20, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Out of the Mouths of Children
The return of the Butthole Surfers – don't call it a reunion!
"...a vow of silence," bemoans drummer King Coffey at the watercooler inside Beerland. "I regret every word I've ever..."

Sept. 26, 2008 Music Feature by Austin Powell

How Robert Rodriguez Saved Alita: Battle Angel From the Scrap Heap
After a decade and a half, the legendary manga's battle dreams are made real
"...less a homecoming and more a brief stop on the crowded publicity itinerary for Alita: Battle Angel. He'd just..."

Feb. 15, 2019 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Restaurant Flashbacks From the Frisco Shop
Last vestige of Nighthawk chain serves comfort food and memories
"...For those of us native to the ATX, there's a certain degree of comfort found in..."

May 29, 2013 Food Post by Mick Vann

DVDanger: The Hallow
There’s something evil in the woods
"...Every Northern European culture knows that Robert Frost was wrong. The..."

April 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top Chef Texas, The Finale. Finally.
Whose cuisine will reign supreme?
"...There’s something so thrilling about the opening montage of Paul’s..."

March 6, 2012 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

The Reverse Crossover of La Mafia
The Empire Builders
"...Perez was slain last spring, few people outside of the Latin music industry really knew who the young artist..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Music Feature

The Truth Is Out There
Patrice Pike emerges from the "jam band thing."
"...bisexual. I have always had wonderful, very satisfying relationships with men. But when I started dating a woman, I..."

June 7, 2002 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

The Winter Classic
South by Southwest 1998
"...Johnny Winter on the outdoor stage at Stubb's Saturday, March 21 photograph by..."

March 27, 1998 Music Feature

The Miller's Tale
Swinging across the century with Ernie Mae Miller, 'a little blues, a little bawdy'
"...holds in one small hand a framed photograph from the Forties. It's a band photo of the Prairie View..."

July 6, 2007 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Behind the Bars
Why are gay bars not counted within Austin club histories?
"...Dirty Sally's (The Apartment)2828 Rio Grande, approximately 1968-1988..."

June 5, 2009 Features Feature

Only the Beginning
Wednesday Night SXSW "Sleepers"
"...Last year, as the Austin Music Awards were kicking off South by Southwest..."

March 13, 1998 Music Feature

You’re Probably Not Watching AMC’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire
Here are five reasons why you should
"...AMC needs another hit. Breaking Bad finally broke, Mad Men is winding..."

July 9, 2014 Screens Post by Rod Machen

Through the Past Brightly
San Antonio's Teen Canteen scene, revisited
"...The real allure of rock & roll is that it’s..."

Aug. 17, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Believing the Children
In 1992, Fran and Danny Keller were convicted of multiple counts of child sexual abuse at their Oak Hill day care center and sent to prison for 48 years. It's likely they were innocent. Indeed, it's very likely that no crime ever occurred – except an absurd and overzealous prosecution
"...When the little girl on the witness stand said, "No, it..."

March 27, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

It's Always the Nice Ones
"...At first glance, the five members of Austin's Kiss Offs look like nice,..."

March 5, 1999 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Summer Revival Spirit
Can I Get a Witness?
"...The Paramount Theatre's Summer Film Classics features mostly double bills..."

June 12, 1998 Screens Feature

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

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