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The Wolf House
Chilean found footage animation is a technical miracle
"...pretty clear at this point in cinema history that the auteur theory - that one voice creates everything in..."

May 29, 2020 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Back to the Grind House
On the occasion of QT 6, an ode to the demented poetry of triple bills in iniquitous theatres
"...Beginning at about the age of 12, I frequently traveled to New York..."

Sept. 16, 2005 Screens Feature by Louis Black

The Cinema of Possibilities
Low budget or big, the energy and imagination of the grind-house circuit is reborn in Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino's tribute
"...Grindhouse, as you probably know, is a celebration of a..."

April 6, 2007 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Meow Wolf Pounces Into the SXSW Fray
The Santa Fe-based art collective debuts newest creation and new film
"...Meow Wolf is coming...."

March 9, 2018 Screens Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Whodunnit All Over the World?
The Melville House International Crime series is ship-shape.
"...a mystery, albeit a sad mystery, to wrap up the July Is Crime Month series that Books Editor Robert..."

July 30, 2014 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Into the Woods With Gretel & Hansel Director Osgood Perkins
How the retelling of the classic fairytale remained true to its roots
"...Once upon a time, there was a man called Osgood Perkins, and he decided..."

Jan. 31, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Playback: Hanging in the House of Songs
The House of Songs, Hotel Vegas on tour, and Terminator Too: Judgment Play
"...on a hill in South Austin, a cozy white house stands indistinguishable from neighbors on the block. Inside, though,..."

Jan. 23, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

DVDanger: The Return of Artsploitation
Indie label returns with three psychosexual horrors
"...respite from mainstream cinema, or even mainstream indie cinema, there's a whole globe of bizarre and envelope-pushing movies. The..."

June 17, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

#ACreads: 'The Hundred-Year House'
Recapping the chat about Rebecca Makkai's novel, with Makkai
"...It isn't every book club that has the author sit in to share secrets about the tome..."

Aug. 27, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

I Am the Resurrection
Ignore Jim Morrison - do not cancel your subscription to the resurrection, because Roky Erickson is Lazarus unbound.
"...stepped onstage in Zilker Park last September at Austin's other great festival, Austin City Limits, with a big, shiny,..."

March 10, 2006 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

The First Rule of Dinner Club Is ... Well, Let’s Talk About It
Austin’s array of subscription-based nomfests will please your palate, expand your experience, and maybe even comfort your budget
"...hope that statement is no surprise to anyone outside the credit-­cosseted One Percent. But it's also true that good..."

Sept. 27, 2019 Food Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Texas Book Festival 2016: The Full List
TBF hosts Don DeLillo, Thomas Dolby, Emma Cline, 277 more
"...Readers and fans of the literary, you might want to grab a napkin before..."

Sept. 15, 2016 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Ditch the Fest
Spider House's 49 acts on three stages Friday/Saturday
"...As stated in “Recommendeds” tomorrow (aka Music Listings), Spider House's HAAM Day feast may have been the best in..."

Oct. 10, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

ACL: The Bloc Party
The ACL Aftershows.
"...wants to go home at 10pm in Austin. As the annual ACL Festival continues to rise in national prominence,..."

Sept. 13, 2007 Music Post by Austin Powell

In With the Old, in With the New
An epic Saturday at Old Settler’s
"...By the time Wood & Wire took the stage Saturday afternoon,..."

April 24, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Abandoning the Nest
Hurt by the state's inadequate incentives program, Texas film crews take flight
"...Filming of There Will Be Blood near Marfa was in its second..."

May 23, 2008 Screens Feature by Joe O'Connell

The House Bunny
A Playboy bunny who's been ejected from the mansion becomes a sorority house mother.
"...Directed by: Fred Wolf. Starring: Anna Faris, Colin Hanks, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis,..."

Aug. 29, 2008 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek is an accomplished Aussie version of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre; it's also a viscerally told slasher film that manages to do an awful lot with very little.
"...John Jarratt, Cassandra Magrath, Kestie Morassi and Nathan Phillips. The first horror picture to be released by the Weinstein..."

Dec. 30, 2005 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Day Trips: Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, N.M.
New Mexican artist collective turns an old bowling alley into a modern fun house
"...Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, N.M., will expand your perception of..."

Sept. 22, 2017 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

The AggreGAYtor Live: Election Special
Your minute-by-minute dose of election news
"...up game, Mitt Romney is polishing his gears, and the AggreGAYtor is doing shots. Part one is taking a..."

Nov. 6, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Brandon Watson

Hard Times in the Land of Plenty
Service nonprofits and their funders face the economic gale
"...It's another busy day at the Capital Area Food Bank of..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Where the Shadows Are Deepest
The search for, and subsequent conversation with, country singer James Hand
"...especially now, when it's not even necessary to leave the house for groceries. But for someone who must have..."

May 5, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Eat to the Beat
Gotta break eggs to make a musician omelet
"...There's this old joke: "How do you get a drummer..."

June 14, 2013 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop
Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America
"...Ultimate democratizer, the internet leads you to a mostly black and brown..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

The Ghost Wolves Premiere ‘Shotgun Pistol Grip’
One-string swinger from upcoming LP ‘Man, Woman, Beast’
"...“Grandma’s a rebel, raised by the devil.” So shout Jonny and Carley Wolf in the..."

March 31, 2014 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Under the Skin
Scarlett Johansson is the blank alien who prowls for earthmen in this spare and disorienting genre smash-up.
"...a sizable percentage of moviegoers need know about Under the Skin. They’re in for a surprise, which is like..."

April 18, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Buried Alive in the Blues
The night Austin's Godfather of the blues granted Ed Ward a favor he'll never forget
"...The chubby guy with the unkempt, slightly greasy hair fixed..."

May 26, 2006 Music Feature by Ed Ward

The Possession
A divorced couple reunite in their efforts to save their daughter from an evil spirit.
"...Produced by Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures, this effective little creeper is the only Judaic..."

Sept. 7, 2012 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

How Many Fables in the Naked City?
More than usual this weekend, thanks to Vertigo and Natalie Frank
"...Because there’s fables, and then there’s fables...."

Aug. 13, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The Rules Have Changed
Two veteran music writers conduct an e-mail correspondence in order to look at new ways of reinventing the music industry.
"...In the age of electronic media, the roundtable discussion has evolved..."

June 23, 2000 Music Feature by Dave Marsh

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