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Zach Theatre's In the Heights
This production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical brings us the life and pride of an immigrant neighborhood at an important time
"...Maybe it shouldn't be so unique, this musical In the Heights. There should be probably lots of other artistically..."

June 16, 2017 Arts Review by Elizabeth Cobbe

Hit the Heights
Brad Williams will beat you to the punch (line) with jokes about being a dwarf, and his will be funny
"...a fiery group of about two dozen little people gathered to protest the performance of Brad Williams, a comedian..."

April 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Musical Theatre Hits the Heights
That's Show Biz!
"..."The Farmboys" in Austin Musical Theatre's Gypsy. photograph by Kenny..."

Nov. 20, 1998 Arts Feature

The Tree of Life
Terrence Malick's latest film bursts with unbridled ambition and vision, and while it doesn't always reach the heights for which it aims, it soars boldly and fearlessly.
"...and Tye Sheridan. Terrence Malick’s hotly awaited new movie, The Tree of Life, bursts with such unbridled ambition, vision,..."

June 3, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Encounters at the End of the World
Werner Herzog, contemporary cinema's most consistently lyrical examiner of the (in)human condition, returns to the documentary form in yet another wonderfully improbable locale: Antarctica.
"...for kids of all ages!. It's called Where in the World Is Werner Herzog? Players will roll spherical dice..."

July 18, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Syrian Bride
This story about an arranged marriage taking place in a remote outpost of the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights will be familiar to anyone ever caught in an avalanche of red tape.
"...Adnan Tarabshi. AFS@Dobie Matrimonial comedies are a staple of the cinema, bringing, as they do, divergent family members into..."

May 12, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days and 30 Nights – Hollywood to the Heartland
Back in September 2005, Vaughn decided to try his hand at the impresario game and Gathered together four young stand-up comedians for a 30-day bus tour of the heartland.
"...money faster than studio heads could count it, Vaughn, the new king of Hollywood comedy, decided to put aside..."

Feb. 8, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

ACL Review: Durand Jones & the Indications
Indiana soul throwbacks hit their marks despite no hits
"...never happened. Borderline racist cartoons like St. Paul & the Broken Bones can’t fill the footwear of the late..."

Oct. 14, 2018 Music Post by Michael Toland

Checking In (Again): Kevin Russell Hasn’t Wavered Amidst the Great Wall of Empty Time
Shinyribs Santa closes the questionnaire circle on No. 100
"...Austin’s real working class: performing musicians. Nine months later, the capital’s Musician of the Year several times over answered..."

Dec. 22, 2020 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Critics Name Cream of the Cultural Crop
The nominees for the 2017-18 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...Members of the Austin Critics Table have considered the hundreds of stage..."

May 14, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The World Is Watching J. Quinton Johnson
The UT alumnus left Austin to be in "the room where it happens": in Hamilton on Broadway
"...school drama students hit him up for selfies at the Long Center on March 7 (and as the kids..."

April 7, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Better All the Time
Cabaret and musical legend Barbara Cook is still learning
"...You may think Barbara Cook hit the heights musically on Broadway in the Golden Age of..."

Sept. 19, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Beto O'Rourke's Long, Hot Road to the Texas Primary
We report from the 2020 Democratic campaign trail on whether all the blue, sweat, and beers are worth it
"...They're out early, long before lunchtime, in the off-and-on rain,..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Hard Luck in Heritage Heights
Renters in Eastside housing project feel misled, misused by the city.
"...Deborah Thompson moved into East Austin's Heritage Heights subdivision in March 1994 with a vision of home..."

Aug. 29, 2003 News Feature by Jessica Chapman

Heights on Congress Residents Start Organizing
City, developer discussing relocation plan
"...Time has often not been on the side of low-income tenants facing displacement in the whirlwind..."

June 10, 2016 News Feature by Joseph Caterine

Southern Heights Brewing Co. Ascends Into the Austin Beer Scene
Local brewpub reaches for the highest heights
"...If you asked a few years ago, the first law of small beer was that the best..."

Feb. 16, 2018 Food Feature by Eric Puga

Crown Heights
Another reminder of racial inequality in the American prison system
"...Coincidentally or not, the current surge in true-crime stories as the underpinnings for..."

Sept. 8, 2017 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Another Side of Travis Heights
In a South Austin apartment complex, residents organize for change
"...By more than one account, the Travis Park Apartments, just inside I-35 on East Oltorf,..."

Oct. 19, 2007 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Heights
This intersecting story that follows a half-dozen New Yorkers over the course of one long day and night is intellectually engaging and genuinely surprising, although not terribly risky.
"...Eric Bogosian, Andrew Howard, George Segal and Rufus Wainwright. Heights opens with Diana (Close), a venerable stage and screen..."

July 15, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Wuthering Heights
Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) wrests Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and gives it a good shake – even if she doesn't know when to stop.
"...and yuck, Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank) means to wrest Wuthering Heights from the heaving bosom of Romantics majors and..."

Oct. 19, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Housing Authority to Raze Thurmond Heights?
"...We received this note from a friend of OCEAN, the Organization of Central East Austin Neighborhoods this afternoon. Due..."

Dec. 12, 2006 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Propositioning the City
Vote! Then go climb a tree
"...for me. I live next to Stacy Park. Travis Heights Elementary is attached to Stacy Park. I'd like to..."

Nov. 6, 2012 Music Post by William Harries Graham

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

The Choice
Nicholas Sparks' romantic yearnings once again flood our screens
"...The 11th film adaptation of a novel by bestselling author..."

Feb. 12, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Match Factory Girl
With not even 70 minutes total running time and, seemingly, not more than two dozen total lines of dialogue, The Match Factory Girl spins a compelling narrative, a devastating cultural portrait, and an object lesson in the less-is-more school of storytelling.
"...Salo, Esko Nikkari and Ves Vierikko. Minimalism reaches new heights in Finnish director Kaurismaki's 1990 film The Match Factory..."

April 2, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Council Recap: Clearing the Decks for 2021 in a City That Never Stops Growing
Zoning, housing, and COVID relief dominate year's final meeting
"...2020, City Council wrapped up its final meeting of the year, usually long and contentious, before 10pm and without..."

Dec. 11, 2020 News Post by Austin Sanders

To the Wonder
Terrence Malick makes a swift return to our screens with this evocative story about the stages of love.
"...Practically coming on the heels of 2011’s Tree of Life, To the Wonder..."

April 12, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

City Hall Hustle: In the Historical Zone
If only the Pequot had filed for landmark status ... before the massacre
"...one's thoughts inevitably drift to history: to past family gatherings around the bird, to misty (and perhaps imaginary) memories..."

Nov. 26, 2010 News Column by Wells Dunbar

The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
Recalling the tone and spirit of Eighties horror films, this is an homage to exsanguinations past.
"...Ever wonder what would happen if cinematic miscreants Friday the 13th, Evil Dead, and Witchboard all took a course..."

April 9, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Developing Stories: Protecting the Waterfront (Part 2)
Council vote to determine future of waterfront
"...Storm waters continue to swirl around the redrafted Waterfront Overlay Ordinance, set for a possibly lively..."

May 1, 2009 News Column by Katherine Gregor

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