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The Secret Garden
Neither talking down to children nor pandering to their parents, The Secret Garden functions something like a fairy tale in which the primordial and psychosexual concerns are made palpable and socially acceptable.
"...Kate Maberly, Heydon Prowse, Andrew Knott and Maggie Smith. The land mapped out in The Secret Garden is, indeed,..."

Aug. 20, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cement Garden
"...and Jochen Horst. A very odd film. Based on the novel by Ian McEwan, this is the story of..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Third Miracle
"...Anne Heche, Barbara Sukowa and Charles Haid. Ever since The Exorcist, we've come to expect movies about the spirit..."

March 4, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Secret Window
Even the powerful combination of Johnny Depp and John Turturro can't save this Stephen King film adapatation.
"...Johnny Depp, Timothy Hutton, John Turturro and Maria Bello. Secret Window’s tag line – "Some windows should never be..."

March 12, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Pain, Pathos, and Prescience: The Work of Agnieszka Holland
AFS and Austin Polish Film Festival celebrate the Polish pioneer
"...For those a bit fuzzy or possibly clueless about the films of Polish director Agnieszka Holland, this week could..."

Oct. 22, 2019 Screens Post by Anne S. Lewis

May I Have the Envelope, Please?
The 2004-2005 Austin Critics Table Awards
"...On Monday, June 6, the Austin Critics Table handed out its annual awards for..."

June 10, 2005 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Pleasure With the Payne
38th annual local theatre awards ceremony tonight
"...If show folk across Austin are pulling out their spiffiest duds and stocking up on cash for the..."

Nov. 5, 2013 Arts Post by Robert Faires

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

We Remember What the Dormouse Said
Ten authors cut you a little slice of their own personal Wonderlands
"...Down the rabbit hole we go, reader, and you're already familiar..."

March 31, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Nightmare Before Christmas
Stop-motion photography creates a macabre world of make-believe.
"...Directed by: Henry Selick. When people say that The Nightmare Before Christmas looks quite unlike anything they’ve ever..."

Oct. 29, 1993 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Virtues of Gossip
Can theatre gossip bond the people who share it?
"...down when This One ran into That One at the party thrown by The Other One, and why So-and-So..."

Jan. 6, 2017 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Fabulous 50
"...1966 The King and I..."

July 4, 2008 Arts Feature

The Q&A Hole
Austin chefs field questions about the weirdest thing they ever ate and the trends they want 86'ed
"...We run this question-and-answer feature – the Q&A Hole – every week or so online, asking..."

June 14, 2013 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Q&A Hole: What Extinct Animal Would You Bring Back To Life?
With Matt Oztalay, Peter-John Byrnes, Wiley Wiggins, and more
"...some form of dinosaur would be far and away the most popular creature here …..."

Feb. 11, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Radical Context
The Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center's Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941
"...It's tough to be an experimental filmmaker these days. Not only do you have to find a..."

Feb. 13, 2004 Screens Feature by Rachel Proctor May

Green on the Go
For Austin Green Art, every day is Earth Day – or eARTh Day
"...mention worldwide, Jewart and Austin Green Art are on the move as well...."

May 25, 2007 Arts Feature by Nikki Moore

Community Gardens to Fulfill Your Secret Farmer Fantasy
Local veggie spots and how to get a plot of your own
"...with leaves but still want to grow something besides the basil mutating on your windowsill? Check out these community..."

Oct. 27, 2018 Food Post by Melanie Laporte

The Ruins
Four friends on a Mexican vacation discover something evil among the Mayan ruins.
"...Laura Ramsey and Joe Anderson. In his short story "The White People," Welsh author and dark fantasist Arthur Machen..."

April 11, 2008 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

We the Animals
Growing up dysfunctional in this literary adaptation
"...We the Animals isn’t the sort of film that much concerns..."

Sept. 14, 2018 Movie Review by Danielle White

Austin's House Music Scene Clings to the African-American Community That Birthed It
House music rose to prominence from Chicago’s black music community and hangs on here in its original form
"...This past November, the North Door hosted house music history. A more electronic..."

Feb. 1, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

The Brothers
"...debut feature goes to pains to distance itself from the black male ensemble comedy genre that has blossomed in..."

March 23, 2001 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Texas Book Festival 2019: The Full Lineup
Malcolm Gladwell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Grisham, and 300 more
"...What do the creator of the 10,000 hour rule, a Supreme Court..."

Aug. 28, 2019 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Death of Stalin
Russia's political upheaval rewritten as dark farce.
"...appreciate this latest political satire from Britain’s Armando Iannucci. The Death of Stalin isn’t so far removed from the..."

March 16, 2018 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Art of Dining
Digestible Feats makes meaning out of meals
"..."Food is not just eating," insists Hank Cathey, culinary arts coordinator for the Fusebox Festival. Indeed, in..."

April 19, 2013 Food Feature by Amy Gentry

Ring in the HollyDaze
Holiday Movie Previews
"...pace. Multiplying faster than partridges in pear trees, during the next five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day,..."

Nov. 29, 1996 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ultimate Queer Guide to SXSW 2019
Often imitated, never duplicated, we’re here to keep it real kweer
"...It’s here, it’s queer, it’s back again for another year. That’s right, y’all, it’s your ultimate guide to..."

March 1, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

The Big Cheese
South by Southwest 1997
"...The phrase "shit-hot," cribbed from some international band's bio, comes..."

March 21, 1997 Music Feature

Perfecting the 'Craft'
Banger’s to screen documentary film with sausage and beer pairing
"...The Texas craft beer industry contributed more than $2.3 billion..."

April 1, 2014 Food Post by Anna Toon

The Death and Life of Free Radio
Austin microradio lived fast and died young -- can the movement live to broadcast another day?
"...We're listening to the sound of a man kicking in a door...."

June 22, 2001 News Feature by Emily Pyle

There Goes the Neighborhood
North/South/Central – redistricting the live music capital
"...Take 10th Street, between the frontage road and Red River. My secret spot: gone...."

July 25, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

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