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The Square
A scathing and uncomfortable satire of the art world
"...Meet Christian (Bang), an affluent, charismatic man who is the chief curator for a prestigious contemporary art museum in..."

Nov. 10, 2017 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

The Square
A satchel full of ill-gotten cash looms over the characters like the iconic root of all evil in this fantastic Australian suspenser.
"...Hanna Mangan-Lawrence. This vicious little Australian suspenser debuted at the SXSW Film Festival ’09 and then failed to materialize..."

April 16, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney puts the famed journalist, icon, and myth Hunter S. Thompson before his lens and comes away with a telling portrait of the man and his era.
"...by: Alex Gibney. It would hardly be surprising if the most brazen and incisive words ever spoken by Hunter..."

July 4, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

The People in Your Neighborhood
America, One Square Mile at a time
"...There are familiar ways for the armchair traveler to experience..."

March 25, 2011 Screens Feature by Belinda Acosta

Say Hello (Again) to Republic Square
Downtown park hosts first farmers' market on Saturday
"...Downtown’s historic Republic Square reopened to the public last week, after being closed..."

Oct. 10, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

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 Call of the Wild
David Michôd on the unlikely roots of his Aussie crime drama, Animal Kingdom
"...If the new Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom doesn't set your..."

Aug. 27, 2010 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Gift
Joel Edgerton moves to the director's chair for this white-knuckle suspenser
"...Joel Edgerton have been badass cinema staples ever since their profoundly wicked thriller The Square blew everyone’s mind at..."

Aug. 7, 2015 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Disappearance of Alice Creed
A kidnapping caper with only three characters and one basic location, this masterful British film ratchets up the suspense to mind-frying proportions.
"...As thrilling cinematic tension goes, this UK import bypasses the metaphorical piano-wire garrote and blasts off into the razor-ribbon-around-an-infant's-neck..."

Aug. 6, 2010 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Black Dahlia
Brian De Palma returns with a new crime thriller drawn from James Ellroy's fictional account of the notorious Los Angeles murder of a would-be Hollywood starlet dubbed the Black Dahlia.
"...say about me that I have a copy of the death certificate of Elizabeth Short hanging on my wall..."

Sept. 22, 2006 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Entertain the Family With These Thanksgiving Weekend Events Around Austin
From holiday lights to puppy yoga, there’s something for everybody
"...aunts and uncles, and we can’t keep politics off the table, either. What we can do is help you..."

Nov. 26, 2019 Events Post by Addie Costello

Oz the Great and Powerful
Neither a besmirching nor a instant classic, this sometimes clunky prequel in which James Franco plays the Wizard when he was a mere, young huckster also has Sam Raimi's ravishing visuals.
"...”If you can make them believe, then you’re wizard enough,” says the witch Glinda..."

March 8, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Thing
Functioning as a prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing, this film answers questions even though there's little mystery.
"...Antarctica, 1982: Thirteen men, two women, and something from another world duke it out for the right to call..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Reefer Madness: The Thin Green Line
Author Jonah Raskin explores the contradictions of life in Marijuanaland
"...The longtime countercultural icon – an early member of the..."

Oct. 7, 2011 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Feasts That Define the Millennium
Food, the Original Commodity
"...The past millennium has witnessed profound changes in the ways..."

Jan. 7, 2000 Food Feature by Rachel Feit

Dining Beyond the Chains
Good food moves to the 'burbs
"...Let's start with the good: I would be hard-pressed to find better home..."

July 18, 2014 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

The Luv Doc: A Secret Eye Roll
The internet is chock-full of tips on tipping
"...lunches with my best friend from college. About half the time we go to full-service restaurants with wait staff,..."

Sept. 24, 2021 Column by The Luv Doc

Some Parts of the World Pt. 3
BettySoo, live from the Netherlands
"...I was in the wrong place, but it must have been the right..."

June 5, 2011 Music Post by BettySoo

With Sharply Different Approaches, Willie Nelson and George Strait Christen the Moody Center
Strait leads crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” to his fellow Texas icon
"...Willie Nelson turned 45 on the day that I was born, which means, for score-keeping..."

April 30, 2022 Music Post by Chad Swiatecki

Upstairs, Downstairs: The Visual Metaphors of Parasite
Bong Joon-ho talks stairs, smells, and Psycho
"...“You can say that I’m a lover of stairs,” the South Korean filmmaker frankly stated. Yet his most recent..."

Oct. 30, 2019 Screens Post by Jenny Nulf

The 'It' Perspective
Photographer Fritz Henle seen through the lens of Austin image-maker Matthew Fuller
"...In "Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty," the Harry Ransom Center has shone a spotlight on a..."

June 12, 2009 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

All 'Round Republic Square
A new context of major civic buildings may yet make a people place of our historic downtown park
"...makes or breaks an urban park like Downtown's Republic Square Park is how well it's used by people. One..."

Sept. 1, 2006 News Feature by Katherine Gregor

Correct Block 21 and Seaholm Square Footage Numbers
"...Dear Editor, I have read the article by Mike Clark-Madison in this week's Chronicle on..."

April 11, 2005 Postmarks

Squaring the Triangle
The Three Austins Collide at a Central-City Crossroads
"...-- symbolizes a lot of things, but one of them is "change." And whatever else the three-cornered empty space..."

July 4, 1997 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Cultural Makeover: The Next Stage
How much closer we are to getting the cultural wonderland we imagined 10 years ago
"...In the Nineties, Austin's cultural scene could afford to dream big...."

Sept. 7, 2007 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Republic Square: A Brief History
A Capsule History of Republic Square
"...Austin was born under the oak trees of Republic Square on August 1, 1839,..."

July 13, 2001 News Feature by Chale Nafus

Full Circle on the Triangle
Back to the Battle Lines
"...Protests are starting up again at the Triangle. photograph by John Anderson After a three-month hiatus..."

March 6, 1998 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

The Common Law
Does McMansion Ordinance affect home remodels?
"...but I've bought, fixed-up, and flipped two houses in the last two years. I'm looking at buying a third..."

March 10, 2006 Column by Luke Ellis

At the Intersection of Fashion and Justice
Creators of Saturday's workshop on how fashion fights inequality
"...to any individual varies. Some folks are meticulous in their dress, others content to grab a semi-clean shirt off..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Mikaila Rushing

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