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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

The Emperor's New Groove
"...Directed by: Mark Dindal. Instead of venturing out to the theatre to see the Mouse's newest, I'd have been..."

Dec. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

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

The Skulls
"...never thought I'd run across a film that makes the lumbering 1983 Michael Biehne/Bill Paxton film The Lords of..."

March 31, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Bending the Rules
Getting arts funding from the City of Austin is a long, complicated game, and Austin Chronicle writers Robi Polgar, John Walch, and Mary Jane Garza have been following some of the players around the game board this year. In the final part of their four-part series, they critique the city arts funding process.
"...Nothing is more grueling than the final stage of a Monopoly game. Long hours have..."

Sept. 3, 1999 Arts Feature by Mary Jane Garza

Moon-Shaped Panties & the Saint of White Trash
The Late Lucinda Williams
"...The morning starts normally for Lucinda. Well, maybe not normal,..."

Oct. 23, 1998 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

Living on the Air in Austin
Live Music Flourishes in the Studio
"...The Pilot Ships on KVRX's Local Live, Sunday, April 5..."

April 10, 1998 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Meet the Deedles
"...to not really being able to remember all of the Teenese from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure or Fast..."

April 3, 1998 Movie Review by Hollis Chacona

The Documentary Craft
Hector Galán: The Texas Documentary Tour
"...age 44, Hector Galán may not yet fall under the "Elder Statesman of Documentary Filmmaking" heading, but he's on..."

Oct. 3, 1997 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The 20-Year Overnight Success of Glen Powell
Hollywood’s newest A-lister – according to the directors who knew him first and best
"...Midway through Glen Powell’s induction ceremony into the Texas Film Hall of Fame, the thought comes to..."

June 7, 2024 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Margaret Moser Award: Behind-the-Scenes Concert Wiz Rosa Madriz
The talent buyer and Margaret Moser Award winner discusses her career shift and influential decades in Austin music
"...Madriz has been a show-making Swiss Army knife on the ground floor of so many Austin institutions. As the..."

Feb. 23, 2024 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

The Luv Doc: Purebred
His heart was the size of a peppercorn
"...went and got a rescue dog, and right from the jump it hated me. Every time I go to..."

Feb. 9, 2024 Column by The Luv Doc

The Verde Report: It’s Finally Time to Take #WolffOut Seriously
Winless streak hits new club milestone
"...Over the weekend, Austin FC collected a hideous club milestone that..."

Sept. 20, 2023 Sports Post by Eric Goodman

Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time
The end of the rebuilt epic anime digs deep
"...In the long history of mecha anime – the Japanese genre..."

Sept. 15, 2023 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Wild Child to Sir Woman, Kelsey Wilson Is Taking the High Road
The laid-back ringleader reinvents Wild Child and forges a new path with Sir Woman
"...Kelsey Wilson floats into the Pershing in her familiar long black dress, and immediately..."

Aug. 25, 2023 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Austin at Large: Back (and Forth) to the Future
At some point Austin history will stop looping upon itself. Until next time
"...My editor broke the news in her column last week, but this is..."

March 17, 2023 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Take a Walk on the Wild Cider
Some local ciders and meads to honey up the apple of your eye
"...much nature at its best – even moreso, for the drinking classes, when those components of the unfabricated world..."

Oct. 13, 2022 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

AmericanaFest 2022 Brings the Roots Community Back Together
Eight emerging acts seen in Nashville, from Nora Brown to Early James
"...and open. That emphasis was on full display throughout the five days of packed programming last week in Nashville,..."

Sept. 21, 2022 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Faster Than Sound: BabiBoi's Spitfire Soundtrack for the Club and Beyond
Ballroom rapper joins the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce's Pride in Local Music next Saturday, and more music news
"...The spitfire, highly danceable musicality of BabiBoi developed alongside their..."

June 17, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Q&A: The Dicks’ Gary Floyd Talks Lifelong Creativity Ahead of Austin Art Exhibition
Maybe We'll See Butterflies opens tomorrow at Prizer Arts & Letters
"...his exhibition opening, but won't stay on screen too long. The pioneering punk bandleader says that could be cheesy...."

June 10, 2022 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

How to Escape the Field With Shane West
The Gotham star heads to the cornfields for new thriller
"...How did the makers of survival thriller Escape the Field get Gotham..."

May 12, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
Sam Raimi makes the most Sam Raimi Marvel film imaginable
"...infamously known for hiring up-and-coming independent directors to assemble their focus-grouped-to-death features, but when was the last time they..."

May 6, 2022 Movie Review by Trace Sauveur

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Wednesday
The buzzy, the brave, the thrash-able twee-pop
"...Southwest’s first Music week since 2019 began to radiate the hype and hysteria it’s known for with Phoebe Bridgers..."

March 17, 2022 Music Post by Michael Toland

Decay, Preserve, Observe: The Experimental Memories of Bill Morrison
The cinematic pioneer discusses his career and filmography before his Austin retrospective
"...Since Louis and Auguste Lumière invented the Cinématographe and locked in much of what we know..."

Jan. 21, 2022 Screens Feature by Joe Gross

Fantastic Fest Interview: Chris Atkins Investigates Who Killed the KLF?
How to make a documentary when no one wants to talk about it
"...They were the KLF. Also known as the Justified Ancients..."

Oct. 6, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Comedy Walkabout Night on Sixth Comes to the Austin Asian American Film Festival
Into the Downtown rabbit hole with local comedian Mohit Jasawal
"...most internationally iconic thoroughfare. "Sixth Street is one of the worst streets in America," he said, "It's awful and..."

June 4, 2021 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

12 Things to Do With the Family Over the Thanksgiving Break
Give blood, see the circus, do a virtual 5K, and more
"...this year. Many traditions just can’t go on in the same way because of the pandemic, and we’ve all..."

Nov. 20, 2020 Events Post by Katherine McNevins

The Future of Mother’s Cafe Is Pending
The vegetarian institution could permanently close in October
"...With no real answers about their future, countless restaurants are struggling to make ends meet..."

Sept. 18, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Opinion: The Impossible Choice for Parents and Caregivers at the Border
The inhumane treatment of adults and children migrants must stop
"...faces its first pandemic (COVID-19) since 2009, our nation's long history of social injustices – systemic racism, poverty, and..."

Aug. 7, 2020 Column by Natalie Fellows

AGLIFF Presses Play on The Capote Tapes
LGBTQIA+ film festival announces online lineup for 2020
"...The All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) may..."

July 8, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

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