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Live From The New Yorker
Editor David Remnick on The New Yorker Radio Hour
"...What defines The New Yorker? A handful of characteristics come to mind,..."

Jan. 22, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Ian McEwan Appears at UT (and in the Pages of 'The New Yorker')
The sprawling profile is a good way get excited about the Booker Prize-winning author's upcoming reading
"...we needed any more prodding to get frothing at the bit about Ian McEwan’s upcoming reading at UT in..."

Feb. 19, 2009 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The New Yorker Gag Reel
A fantastic compendium of cover outtakes and retakes
"...weak comparison to DVD extras completely? But really, reading the new collection of New Yorker cover outtakes and retakes..."

May 1, 2012 Books Post by Jason Stout

'The New Yorker,' My Mother, and Me
An Austin writer courses through her favorite magazine's festival circuits.
"...Although we've never lived anywhere near the Big Apple, my family has enjoyed an epic history..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Books Feature by Molly Beth Brenner

Now Relying on 'New Yorker'
"...Dear Editor, In regard to the review of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants [Film..."

June 14, 2005 Postmarks

Talk of the College Town
'The New Yorker' on tour in Austin
"...Things have changed since Harold Ross, the founding editor of The New Yorker, famously declared in..."

Nov. 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

My Son the Fanatic
"...Griffiths and Om Puri. Cultural and generational conflict provide the backdrop for this unexpected love story. Written by Hanif..."

Aug. 13, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Pink Panther 2
Steve Martin returns as the bumbling Inspector Clouseau, but no Beyoncé in sight. Smart girl.
"...I don’t care how many pieces he’s written for The New Yorker, how often he’s been honored by the..."

Feb. 13, 2009 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The Addams Family
" version of Charles Addams' eerie cartoon family to the screen, but here it is. First-time director Sonnenfeld (previously..."

Nov. 29, 1991 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

'The Artist Is Present' and Camera-Ready
HBO debuts a fascinating doc about Marina Abramovic
"...The urgency of live performance art is impossible to re-create..."

July 2, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Blue in the Face
"...Shot in under a week and utilizing much of the cast from his previous film Smoke, this slapdash ensemble..."

Oct. 27, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Writing the Climate
Flannery and Kolbert on the accelerating pace of global warming
"...than a month after announcing what's been described as the most ambitious municipal climate-protection plan in the nation, Mayor..."

May 18, 2007 News Feature by Nora Ankrum

The Abandoned
Creepy Eastern European atmospherics encase this horror film, which nevertheless suffers from an anemic script.
"...Roden, Valentin Ganev and Carlos Reig. Arriving in U.S. theatres from way, way out of left field, Cerdà's debut..."

March 2, 2007 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pride of the Yankees?
Evan Smith translates a New York pedigree into the editorship of Texas Monthly.
"...Burka, senior executive editor and lead political reporter for the magazine. "But Evan Smith, though ... that's an interesting..."

July 20, 2001 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Art of Being Dagoberto Gilb
What's a successful writer like Dagoberto Gilb got against the establishment?
" be in Austin, he wanted to get to the bottom of something that had been bothering him for..."

March 23, 2001 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Music of the Heart
"...Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn and Meryl Streep. In yet another sign that the End Times are upon us, Craven,..."

Oct. 29, 1999 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The AggreGAYtor: January 28
What happened today in gay? Here’s your QILTBAG recap of queer news.
"...The Grammys get waygay, Sochi pulls a pogrom, and Daft..."

Jan. 28, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

The Terror Years: From Al-Qaeda to the Islamic State
by Lawrence Wright
"...Lawrence Wright describes his arrival in the Middle East as "an accident of history" – seeking..."

Nov. 4, 2016 Arts Feature by Michael King

Mike Osborne: Man of the Moment
Photographer Mike Osborne is looking for the bigger picture in the world we share
"...Few fully grown adults spend years studying Monopoly, the landmark Parker Brothers (now Hasbro-owned) board game, for its..."

June 10, 2016 Arts Feature by Sean L. Malin

DVDanger: The Larry Fessenden Collection
Horror's underappreciated auteur on existential terror
"...Whale. Castle. Carpenter. Craven. Fulci. The great names of horror. But maybe there's another, less..."

Oct. 20, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Divya Srinivasan Is Living
the Dream of Art
The multimedia creator's work wakes a world's imagination
"...suddenly shifted Divya Srinivasan into creative overdrive. After all, the artist – who'd started out in the early Nineties..."

Jan. 18, 2013 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Squid and the Whale
In this expertly acted piece about the coming apart of a family of New York intellectuals, humor is served not with a smirk but with a helpless shrug.
"...Owen Kline, Halley Feiffer, William Baldwin and David Benger. The opening line lays it all out on the table:..."

Nov. 4, 2005 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Royal Tenenbaums
" it used to be,” observes a member of the brood in this grand family saga whose literary aspirations..."

Dec. 21, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Horse Whisperer
"...Cherry Jones, Ty Hillman and Kate Bosworth. I detect the scent of a golden statuette wafting in the breeze...."

May 15, 1998 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Many Projects of Lawrence Wright
From TV to the stage the local writer has been busy
"...The Looming Tower Hulu series digs into the lead-up to..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Feature by Elizabeth Banicki

The Decoder
Lawrence Wright reflects on a decade spent exploring and explaining the Middle East in My Trip to Al-Qaeda
"...I met Lawrence Wright in 2001, before 9/11. The day he called, I was the only lucky sucker..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Taxi to the Dark Side
Alex Gibney's new documentary focuses on the patterns of abuse committed by American armed forces against enemy combatants in Iraq and elsewhere. Instead of bad apples, he finds bad orders.
"...(and, it must be said, thoroughly nonpartisan) documentary on the patterns of abuse and outright murder of "enemy combatants"..."

Feb. 15, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Bridge
An emotional and aesthetic whirlpool of horror, fascination, beauty, and resignation gives Eric Steel's Golden Gate Bridge suicide documentary an eerie power.
"...Directed by: Eric Steel. One minute into The Bridge, a rotund, middle-aged man in sunglasses and a..."

Jan. 26, 2007 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Quote of the Week: Joe Straus
The House Speaker had some choice words for the "bathroom bill"
" a Texan. I'm disgusted by all this. Tell the lieutenant governor I don't want the suicide of a..."

July 7, 2017 News Column

Here Is the House... Or Maybe It's That One
Meghan Daum at BookPeople tonight with her memoir about misadventures in real estate
"...confessional humor to BookPeople tonight in support of her new book Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived in..."

May 12, 2010 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

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