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The Things He Carried: Tim O'Brien's archives find a home
The Harry Ransom Center announces the acquisition of Vietnam scribe Tim O'Brien's archives
"...The Harry Ransom Center announced on Tuesday the acquisition of..."

Dec. 14, 2007 Books Feature by Kimberley Jones

Things They Used to Do
Dick Holland assesses two Texas journalists, Gary Cartwright and Jan Reid, whose new collections of articles possess a cautionary wisdom, the kind you acquire when you court danger and danger provides you with a keen view of what lies beyond.
"...Turn Out the Lights: Chronicles of Texas During the 80s and 90sby..."

Feb. 23, 2001 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning
Great short stories, great first lines
"...As we near the Dec. 10 deadline for submissions to our annual ‘Austin..."

Nov. 27, 2012 Books Post by Kimberley Jones

The Queen of Truth
With two beautifully crafted memoirs under her belt, a third book of poetry out, tenure at Syracuse University, a teenage son, and a blissful romance, Mary Karr is definitely hardworking and real. And if her soul isn't entirely pure, well, readers of Cherry will be grateful it isn't.
"...The Decade of Truth -- that's what readers and people..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

Change for the Better
How one West Texas family brought the cows to town
"...When it comes down to it, those opposed to the rapidly developing landscape of Austin are usually afraid we're..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

The Faculty
"...Cyrus Cassells, poetry This fall, Cassells, author of The Mud Actor (National Poetry Series Prize) and Soul Make..."

May 22, 1998 Books Feature

Carried Away
"...of us endure a life of “quiet desperation.” In the beautifully realized Carried Away, a middle-aged, country schoolteacher, finding..."

June 14, 1996 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Raped by the Players
A lawsuit against an Austin dot-com firm reveals a world of fast times.
"...The jury's verdict was succinct, but contradictory: Yes, Lisa Capece..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

The Mayor's Story
Three contenders try to write a personal tale that will convince the voters
"...a limited amount of time and space to reach the voters and create a "message" – that message being..."

Oct. 10, 2014 News Feature by Michael King

Riders on the Storm
With The Leaf Storm, choreographer José Luis Bustamante and songwriter Lourdes Pérez have become the wind, blowing past boundaries between artforms to share their vision in collaboration and spinning elements of their lives into an artistic whirlwind.
"...Winds know no borders. They blow where they please -- over rivers, past fences,..."

May 5, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Mentality of Politics as War
Scott McClellan on his time in the Bush Administration
"...Chronicle: I imagine it's been a bit crazed for the last week...."

June 20, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Sleeping With the Television On
Teething Problems at the Austin Music Network
"...will star George Kennedy, and if you flip on the Austin Music Network, you'll see footage from the Austin..."

Feb. 21, 1997 Music Feature by Michael Bertin

Beside the Point: When You Assume ...
Yep, we're the assholes here
"...alongside a similarly constructed list that recognized some of the good people who waged noble campaigns and lost, which..."

Nov. 16, 2018 News Column by Chase Hoffberger

Page Two: Sitting on the Dock of the Bay Watching the Tide Roll Away
The Chronicle at 35
"..."The present-day composer refuses to die!"..."

Sept. 2, 2016 Column by Louis Black

The Road to Urinetown
Composer Mark Hollmann on the show's creation and success
"...They knew it was a stinker of a title. They..."

Aug. 30, 2014 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Road to Rail
Can light rail in Austin work well with Smart Growth?
"...Wanna do something about the horrible traffic on the highways? Light rail ain't it...."

July 21, 2000 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Son of the Circus
Twistin' in the Wind
"...through a mental check-list of everything he's done since the April release of his 14th album, Twistin' in the..."

Oct. 2, 1998 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

Meow Wolf Pounces Into the SXSW Fray
The Santa Fe-based art collective debuts newest creation and new film
"...Yes, the international art sensation that's based in Santa Fe, N.M...."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Real Road to Wellville?
Two strange and inspiring stories of the healing power of food – and how terribly it can hurt us
"...Austinite Deirdre Earls has made a remarkable journey from the frustrations and despair of chronic illness to burgeoning national..."

Sept. 21, 2007 Food Feature by Kate Thornberry

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
"...If he hadn't been driving the getaway car, Tim O'Connor might have punched Willie Nelson...."

June 1, 2001 Music Feature by Andy Langer

Search Through the Skies
The new musical Jouét represents a journey not only for the title character, a pop star in search of a home, but one for Austin composer Allen Robertson and for the city's Zachary Scott Theatre Center, which is producing its first original musical.
"...and as he guides his RAV 4 away from the curb, he punches a button on the CD player...."

April 6, 2001 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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

The Wicked Sounds of Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Comes to Austin
Honky-tonk yes, but there ain’t no tears in her beer
"...like it was sinful or could lead to sinful things.”..."

Jan. 17, 2019 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Plain Speaking About Complex Things
Robert Jensen on his book Plain Radical and the friendship that inspired it
"...free speech, pornography and inequality, racism and white privilege, the religious activism of a nonbeliever – but all, as..."

June 17, 2016 News Feature by Michael King

The Bo-Keys’ Memphis Soul
“The collision of gospel, blues, jazz, country”
"...The Bo-Keys have carried the torch for Memphis soul music..."

April 28, 2016 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

From the Vault: “The Guilt of Frank Sinatra”
As ASO toasts Sinatra in concert, we revisit a Michael Ventura classic
"...As the tributes to Frank Sinatra in his centennial year continue..."

Dec. 29, 2015 Arts Post by Michael Ventura

The Universal: Mary Gauthier
Louisiana truthsayer plays twice at the Cactus Cafe Saturday
"...a difficult listen. It’s raw and intense, staring down the debris of heartbreak without pretense. Yet the new disc..."

Nov. 21, 2014 Music Post by Doug Freeman

Riding to the End of the Line
Can Cap Metro weather the recession, balance its books ... and run the buses and trains on time?
"...We suspect it will stick with the catchier "Dump the Pump," but over the next fiscal..."

Sept. 18, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Sipping From the Spigot
The time has come for the great boxed-wine challenge
"...bottle of wine each night? How many carefully age their wines for measured maturity? When you pop the cork,..."

Aug. 10, 2007 Food Feature by Wes Marshall

In Search of the Wild Art
'Cracks in the Pavement' leaves art objects in unexpected spaces throughout the city
"...of art somewhat like animals in a zoo, isolating them in an environment constructed for the explicit purpose of..."

June 18, 2004 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

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