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We Are the Best!
Lukas Moodysson gives us a captivating portrait of 13-year-old proto-punk girls in 1982 Sweden.
"...like to be a 13-year-old girl, something We Are the Best! off-handedly acknowledges at its start – an overlapping..."

June 13, 2014 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Haunting of Molly Hartley
A frighteningly dull updating of The Omen and Rosemary's Baby for the Gossip Girl set.
"...producer Liddell and co-screenwriters John Travis and Rebecca Sonnenshine the Beelzebubs of the banal thanks to this frighteningly dull..."

Nov. 7, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Happening
In M. Night Shyamalan's mystery spooker, logic-defying episodes of death and destruction suddenly erupt across America.
"...officially, way past time some smart cookie over at the Sci Fi Channel gave Shyamalan his own weekly Twilight..."

June 20, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Home at the End of the World
Michael Cunningham's novel is the basis for this story of a love triangle in which everyone's in love with Bobby (played by Colin Farrell).
"...best friend Bobby (Smith) takes over. First Bobby gets the timid Alice stoned, then asks her to dance. "We’re..."

Aug. 6, 2004 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Uses of Joy
When Conspire Theatre helps incarcerated women, it's all in the game
"..."In a very serious world, we must not forget the importance of play."..."

Nov. 4, 2011 Arts Feature by Katherine Catmull

SXSW Panel Recap: Immerse Yourself: AR & VR in Museums and the Arts
An odd juxtaposition of VR experience and expert panel
"...I attended the "Immerse Yourself: AR and VR in Museums and the..."

March 16, 2018 SXSW Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crafting the Song
Austin theatre actor Robert Fisher has the heart of a rock & roller, the work ethic of a medieval craftsman, and the style of a Bob Fosse. Either he's in the wrong business or he is, as playwright Kirk Lynn calls him, "a wonder."
"...Fisher's Austin acting résumé includes stints in productions like the Public Domain Theatre Company's tense, dark staging of Howard..."

March 16, 2001 Arts Feature by C. Denby Swanson

Sharing the Dance
A new generation of Austin choreographers is expanding our concept of dance through the combination of movement styles and traditions from across the globe, and Barbejoy Ponzio talks to them about the part fusion plays in their work.
"...herself a fusion of different cultures, so why shouldn't the dances she creates be the same? "I am part..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Arts Feature by Barbejoy A. Ponzio

The Town
Ben Affleck directs, co-writes, and stars in this gripping action-drama about bank robbers.
"...in his hometown, Boston, for his second time behind the camera, following 2007’s well-received Gone Baby Gone. The title’s..."

Sept. 17, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Exploding Girl
Zoe Kazan stars in this perfectly paced movie about a 20-year-old home from college for the week.
"...Gray. Starring: Zoe Kazan, Mark Rendall and Maryann Urbano. The Exploding Girl confines itself to a single week –..."

May 14, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Condemned
Steve Austin stars in this WWE-produced movie about a death row convict who is brought to a remote island to fight nine other killers to the death for a televised bout.
"...by one Hollywood slimeball (Mammone). Millions tune in. Two others: a crazy Special Forces motherfucker (Jones) and the high-minded..."

April 27, 2007 Movie Review by Marrit Ingman

City Council Considers the Convention Center
Plans big and small for the city center
"...There's no regular City Council meeting this week – the..."

April 5, 2019 News Feature by Michael King

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Everything is still pretty awesome as this sequel builds on the first film
"...awesome in this waggishly entertaining sequel to one of the most creative animated movies released in recent memory. Upon..."

Feb. 8, 2019 Movie Review by Steve Davis

The To Do List
The twist in this raunchy loss-of-virginity comedy starring Aubrey Plaza is that it comes from a teenage girls' perspective.
"...Teenage boys losing it at the movies? Been there, done that. But girls’ loss of..."

July 26, 2013 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Men Who Stare at Goats
Army experiments in the paranormal become a warped platform on which George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey run narrative circles.
"...take on Jon Ronson’s book about Army experiments in the paranormal because it all sounds so deeply ludicrous. Never..."

Nov. 6, 2009 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

One Night With the King
Despite a title that makes it sound like a tell-all about a one-night-stand with Elvis Presley, this movie is actually about the Jewish heroine, Queen Esther.
"...stand with Elvis Presley, this movie is actually about the Jewish heroine, Queen Esther (Dupont), who saves her people..."

Oct. 20, 2006 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Country Bears
"...and Christopher Walken. To paraphrase George A. Romero, when there's no more room in hell, the Country Bears will..."

Aug. 2, 2002 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Score
"...Marlon Brando, Angela Bassett, Gary Farmer and Paul Soles. The possibilities were frightening. No one knew exactly what to..."

July 13, 2001 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Postcards from the Fringe
Guerilla Media Collective Searches For the D.I.Y. Truth
"...meet Virtual Reality on 42nd Street." That's one of the phrases Paco Nathan, president of Fringeware, Inc., has used..."

Feb. 28, 1997 Screens Feature by Brad King

Feast Your Eyes Upon the Edible Book Festival
Silly food, classic literature, and puns? Count us in.
"...sendups of famous books are totally serious business, and they're the order of the day at the Edible Book..."

March 28, 2013 Books Post by Monica Riese

At the Water's Edge
In the midst of World War II, three trust-fund brats go searching for Nessie and find romance
"...At The Water's Edgeby Sara Gruen Spiegel & Grau, 368 pp.,..."

June 12, 2015 Arts Feature by Jessi Cape

The Slacker 2011 Interviews: Chris Eska
Director Chris Eska on Slacker 2011
"...Of all the scenes in Richard Linklater's Slacker, it's that last, celebratory..."

Aug. 31, 2011 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

The Walk In Closet: It's Time
Silvia Sandoval is fundraising for San Marcos' first gay bar
"...San Marcos has been without an LGBTQ gathering space for too long. What is a city without..."

Nov. 20, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Out With the Old, In With the Goat
A new year calls for new recipes: slow-roasted goat leg
"...In keeping with the newness of fledgling 2013, I decided to try my..."

Jan. 9, 2013 Food Post by Jessi Cape

DVD/VOD Watch: ‘The Invisible Made Visible’
‘This American Life’ live show now available for download and on DVD
"...Still kicking yourself for missing The Invisible Made Visible, May’s live production of radio show..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Wranglers Succeed With Backs Against the Wall
"...Tied for first place with the opponent. Their backs against the wall. Home crowd against..."

June 16, 2008 Sports Post by Christopher Bond

Game 5 in What for the Most Part Are Pretty Crappy Pictures
"...One man's worst World Series ever is easily among another man's Top 10 nights of his life. I'll let..."

Oct. 29, 2006 Sports Post by Shawn Badgley

Evelyn Ngugi Makes the Internet a Better Place
A beacon of light on the dark side of the web
"...She'll tell you herself: Evelyn From the Internets is a raggedy kindred soul, a doting internet..."

June 16, 2017 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Decisions Await for the Fate of Oakwood Chapel
Is moving graves from under the chapel adding insult to injury?
"...Austin’s segregated past pervades within the city’s Oakwood Cemetery. Built in 1839, the cemetery spans..."

April 13, 2017 News Post by Montinique Monroe

Cochon555 Heritage BBQ Is All About the Old-School Pork
Nat’l culinary competition delights with food, drink, and knowledge
"...Like that scene from The Lion in Winter, where Peter O’Toole as King Henry..."

Nov. 23, 2016 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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