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The Grand
There's some truly hilarious material (though not nearly enough) in this partially improvised movie about characters competing in a Las Vegas championship poker tournament.
"...Barry Corbin, Shannon Elizabeth, Jason Alexander and Hank Azaria. There's a lot of truly hilarious material in The Grand,..."

April 4, 2008 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Wes Anderson's film is a marvelous spectacle: spry, sly, and rich with microdetailed production design and tickling tributes to cinematic forebearers.
"...Wes Anderson could not give two tweedy fucks about the critics who ding his movies for being, well, so..."

March 14, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Grand Dame
Galveston's Grand Opera House survived Ike. Here's a dispatch from one of the staff.
"...We received this from the staff of Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House. It includes..."

Sept. 19, 2008 Emergency Post by Kate X Messer

The Grand Seduction
In this Canadian comedy, a down-on-its-luck fishing village spruces up to try to lure a big-city doctor to town.
"...In the small sea harbor of Tickle Head, Newfoundland, the fishing..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' a Delightful Confection
Old hotels, dastardly villains, a pastry heroine, and cream puffs
"...I've never been able to muster much enthusiasm for the films of Wes Anderson. I didn't attend the recent..."

March 19, 2014 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

The Grand Re-Opening of the Museum of Natural and Artificial Ephemerata
Local treasure comes weirdin’ on back with a new annex and guidebook
"...A two-headed duckling … an authentic Edison phonographic cylinder … a rattlesnake pen-holder … Marilyn..."

Oct. 17, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato
"...As noted in the All Over Creation column "In Praise of Designers", two..."

July 17, 2015 Photo Gallery

The Grand Designs of Ia Ensterä and Jason Amato (Photo Gallery)

July 17, 2015 Arts Column

Austin Opera Races Back Into Live Performance With Tosca at Circuit of the Americas
The company brings grand opera to the Grand Prix with an outdoor staging of Puccini's powerhouse
"...By the summer of 2020, Austin Opera knew that the first..."

April 30, 2021 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fisher King
"...Amanda Plummer, Mercedes Ruehl and Michael Jeter. Seems like the rule in Hollywood is that if you're searching for..."

Sept. 27, 1991 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Booze For Boobs Benefit Bull Ride & Johnnye's Soul Food Grand Opening!
Let our eating, drinking and good entertainment have a purpose!
"...things are happening this Wednesday (7/25) at Beauty Ballroom, the Breast Cancer Awareness and Research benefit “Booze for Boobs..."

July 23, 2012 Events Post by Bere Belmares

The Kid With a Bike
This latest film from Belgium's Dardenne brothers is a towering achievement, perhaps all the more so because of its deceptive simplicity.
"...Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival,..."

April 13, 2012 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Brothers McMullen
"...Finally: A movie that lives up to its hype. The Brothers McMullen has been whispered about as a film..."

Aug. 25, 1995 Movie Review by Alison Macor

The Darkness
Supernatural horror film from the Blumhouse scare factory
"...It starts only five minutes into The Darkness: the ominous chords of a foreboding soundtrack warning..."

May 20, 2016 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Ghosts of the Abyss
"...Cameron. Starring: Bill Paxton. Say what you will of the hokey love story, the "aw-shucks" dialogue, that irritating kook..."

April 18, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

How Do You Formulate a Grand Prix?
The race to nail down an F1 deal involves multiple entities
"...Five months ago, Austinites heard the surprising announcement that Formula One motor racing is coming..."

Nov. 19, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Grand Jury Indicts Buehler: UPDATE
Misdemeanors only for defying 'lawful orders'
"...On Tuesday, a Travis County grand jury indicted Peaceful Streets Project founder Antonio Buehler on..."

April 4, 2013 News Post by Michael King

NASA Wants You to Help Save the World
Space returns as the final frontier of Interactive programming
"...harbored fantasies of saving humanity from killer asteroids, but these have historically involved getting launched into space with Ben..."

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Michael Agresta

Meet Your Grand Marshals
They will be wearing sashes, right?
"...Temme, and Tana & Joe Christie are your four Grand Marshals for this year's Austin PRIDE, so get to..."

Sept. 18, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Liz Williams

Bedside Manner: Chasing the 'Infinite' Dragon
What do you read next when you really, really loved what you last read?
"...you will almost always have some marginal opinion about them before you begin reading. I first encountered it during..."

Oct. 17, 2011 Books Post by Sarah Smith

As the D.A. Delays, Michael Ramos' Killers Remain on Duty
The Ramos probe plods on
"...Chief Brian Manley to take any disciplinary action against the two officers who killed unarmed Michael Ramos on April..."

July 3, 2020 News Feature by Austin Sanders

The Grape Beyond
From Burgundy to Tuscany, the basics on wines one might soon find in Austin
"...Earlier this month, I had the chance to visit a number of French and Italian..."

Oct. 26, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

When the Bough Breaks
In 1993, the Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center hired a teacher who proved to be a little 'rough' with the children. Now the church is being sued for ignoring alleged child abuse.
"...as much time as possible with her son, Parker. The Hyde Park Baptist Child Development Center, run by the..."

Nov. 17, 2006 News Feature by Emily Pyle

Picking Up the TAB
The Travis Co. DA and the courts consider Texas Association of Business money spent during the fall campaign.
"...It's 1993, and Republicans are on the verge of attaining domination of statewide Texas politics --..."

March 28, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

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

Grand Jury: Fire UT Regent Hall
No charges over UT witch hunt, but a call for his removal
"...as a University of Texas System Regent. That was the conclusion of a Travis County Grand Jury in an..."

March 31, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Grand Jury No-Bills Chantal Eldridge
Avoids indictment over alleged sexual assault of minor in 2006
"...A Travis County Grand Jury declined to indict Chantal Eldridge this afternoon. Eldridge,..."

Aug. 31, 2018 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood, Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists
Center for Medical Progress members face second-degree felony charge
"...After two months of review, a Harris County grand jury chose not to indict Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast..."

Jan. 25, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Austin Grand Prix Announces Tickets
Prices, sale date confirmed as county approves permit
"...With the announcement this morning that the Travis County Commissioners have..."

June 5, 2012 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Monuments Men
George Clooney's star-studded account of the Allied rescue of the stolen art treasures of WW2 has many great scenes but no center.
"...Good Luck.) as well as a reliably strong actor whether in typical Hollywood star turns (the Ocean’s trilogy) or..."

Feb. 7, 2014 Movie Review by Louis Black

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