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#ACreads: 'The Hundred-Year House'
Recapping the chat about Rebecca Makkai's novel, with Makkai
"...It isn't every book club that has the author sit in to share secrets about the tome..."

Aug. 27, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

'The Hundred-Year House'
Author Rebecca Makkai teases the real and the unreal in this 'Austin Chronicle' Book Club selection
"...Rebecca Makkai's The Hundred-Year House is a sly, funny, literary mystery, a..."

Aug. 22, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

#ACreads: 'The Hundred-Year House'
Chat about Rebecca Makkai's ghost story/satire/mystery Aug. 25
"...We initially chose The Hundred-Year House as August's Austin Chronicle Book Club selection..."

Aug. 13, 2014 Books Post by Amy Gentry

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...On the evening of October 17 -- while much of the..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

A Year's Cheers
The nominees for the 2010 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...For the 18th year, an informal affiliation of local arts critics..."

May 14, 2010 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...The Democratic Lieutenant Governor, who began his political career in..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Voice of the Writer
Readings From the Texas Book Festival
"...Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana opened the 1997 Texas Book Festival with a session in the..."

Nov. 14, 1997 Books Feature

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

Playback: And the Armadillos Went Wild
Threadgill’s World Headquarters goes the way of its predecessor, the Armadillo World Headquarters, plus Black Fret offers more than just money
"...Days before Threadgill's World Headquarters permanently shuttered last Sunday, the joint packed out with lunchers consuming chicken-fried pork chops..."

Dec. 7, 2018 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

The Tipping Point
By raising menu prices and eliminating gratuity, restaurateurs hope they've found the recipe for a better quality of life for staff
"..."We're still relying on you, the restaurantgoer, to pay the living of our servers," explained..."

March 25, 2016 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Sheryl Cole and Chito Vela: The Prize Fight
All eyes on the Democratic primary run-off in House District 46
"...The March Democratic primary election in House District 46 came..."

May 4, 2018 News Feature by Mary Tuma

The Agony of the Ecstasy
Will the federal and local crackdown on ecstasy put raves out of business?
"...pacifier fetish if you're over, say, 10 years old. The wisdom of such an accouterment for anyone old enough..."

Nov. 16, 2001 Music Feature by Marc Savlov

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty
Service nonprofits and their funders face the economic gale
"...It's another busy day at the Capital Area Food Bank of..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Tying the Knot: A Drama
Yes, the merger of Austin's Paramount Theatre and State Theater Company is a business affair, but since theatres traffic in stories, human dramas that talk to us about life, this historic event deserves to be looked at as a story, the story of a wedding between two neighbors.
"...Forget merger. Think wedding. Yes, the union of the Paramount Theatre for the Performing Arts..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Sounding the Alarm on Texas' Nursing Home System
25% of the state's 1,200 long-term care centers have been cited for serious standard deficiencies
"...home had accused one of its employees of abuse. The woman said that as punishment for wetting the bed,..."

Oct. 20, 2017 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

Turn Out the Lights ...
The Lege Has Barely Begun, and the Official Accountants Say We're Broke
"...Reading the state dailies the last couple of weeks must have..."

Feb. 23, 2001 News Column by Michael King

The Color of Fire
The Austin Fire Department is making another attempt at staff diversity – will it do any better this time?
"...There was a time not so long ago when Austin's..."

May 13, 2011 News Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

How Many Cats Did Austin Save Last Year?
By the numbers, shelter and animal advocate efforts show significant progress
"...What should the City Council – and Austin­ites generally – believe about..."

April 3, 2009 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

What's on the Slab
Texas roadhouses are far from middle-of-the-road
"...buxom gals are dancing atop a cedar picnic table. The mist from a giant cooling system washes over them...."

June 13, 2008 Features Feature by Kathy McCarty

The Forgotten Storm
One year later, Rita's invisible evacuees still wait in the shadow of Katrina
"...for job after job, month after month, when you're the only one in the newbie-graduate application pool who doesn't..."

Sept. 22, 2006 News Feature by Cheryl Smith

The Winners
The 14th Annual 'Austin Chronicle' Short Story Contest
"...Originally from the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, Gail Miller now resides with..."

Feb. 17, 2006 Books Feature

The Edge of 17
At 21 years old, actress Charmian Carr couldn't have known that the character she was portraying -- Liesl von Trapp in The Sound of Music -- would follow her for the rest of her life. Prior to her appearance at The Sound of Music: Sing-a-Long, a benefit for Project Transitions and aGLIFF, Carr opens up about being forever Liesl.
"...From Ponce de Leon to the inventors of Propecia and Oil of Olay, humans have..."

July 28, 2000 Screens Feature by Kate X Messer

Carrying the Burden
During Gov. Bush's campaign for his party's presidential nomination last fall, reporters asked the candidate to comment on a federal government report asserting that many Texans, including large numbers of children, were going to bed hungry. "I saw the report that children in Texas are going hungry. Where?" he demanded, going on to say, "You'd think the governor would have heard if there are pockets of hunger in Texas." Indeed, you would, especially if one of those pockets is just a few miles from his front door, Virginia B. Wood explains as she explores the very pockets of hunger in Austin Bush has difficulty fathoming.
"...It's the third Wednesday morning of the month. Rosewood Apartments resident..."

April 28, 2000 Food Feature by Virginia B. Wood

What the Right Hand Is Doing
Magician turned sitcom star Harry Anderson returns to Austin at Palmer Auditorium this weekend, and his former partner and cohort, Austin author Turk Pipkin, looks back as he looks forward to reuniting with his old pal.
"...by Turk Pipkin, Mike Caveney, and Martin Lewis for the 20-year reunion of the Left-Handed League at Palmer Auditorium...."

Sept. 3, 1999 Features Feature by Turk Pipkin

Return to the Hipster Alamo
More Marc Maron: The comedian on WTF, SXSW, and the ATX
"...20-date Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival, one name in the pantheon of elite comics stood out as the proverbial..."

Sept. 18, 2014 Arts Post by Russ Espinoza

Fables of the Reconstruction
A confidential internal U.S. memo describes a Coalition / Iraqi administration sinking into chaos
"...As the situation in Iraq grows ever more tenuous, the Bush..."

April 16, 2004 News Feature by Jason Vest

The Man Who Loved Little Girls
"...We live in paranoid times. Maybe it's the millennium, maybe it's political correctness, maybe it's the bleak..."

Oct. 9, 1998 Arts Feature by Ada Calhoun

The Chicken and Egg Deal
Getting Press: The Haves
"...on music press. "All I have to say on the subject is this: `The squeaky wheel gets the grease.'"..."

Feb. 27, 1998 Music Feature by Andy Langer

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 Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Stages of Inebriation
To drink or not to drink – for local thespians, no question
"...Want to hear some good drinking stories? Ask theatre people. Between their research for playing soused characters, work..."

July 3, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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